Project Description

12 Bar Blues Beginner Course

What it is

A course designed for beginner guitarists that teaches you how to play the 12 Bar Blues progression in the key of A. You will learn the progression itself, along with the turnaround, the blues shuffle, how to use chords in the progression, variations on the standard shuffle and how to mix these things all together. The course includes backing tracks and specific challenges for each lesson.

Who is it for?

This course if for you if you have never played the 12 Bar Blues before, or if you are a beginner guitarist looking for a focused goal that will help you progress as a player. This course is suitable for all ages and styles of guitar.

Watch the introduction

About Your Teacher

Simon Powis is a highly skilled educator. He does have a doctorate in music from Yale University, performed on some of the great stages (and dingy bars) around the world and has several recordings across multiple styles. But most importantly for you, he has a great deal of experience working with adult beginner guitarists from all over the world.

Simon has worked with thousands of student online and offline and dedicated the last ten years to building learning curriculums and becoming a better teacher. As a beginner guitarist it is wonderful to be inspired by a great player, but what you really need is a dedicated and skilled teacher. That’s what you will get when you work with Simon in this course.

Downloads and exercises

The course is content rich with audio examples, duet accompaniment, homework sheets and extra exercises for all the hard workers out there!

Here is an example of one of the duos where you can play along with me!

Simon Powis is the rare combination of a virtuoso guitarist and a thoughtful, forward thinking pedagogue. – Ben Verdery, Yale University.

I’m having a phenomenal time and I cannot recommend it enough anyone – Jennifer, Beginner Guitarist


Yes there are twelve focused and structured lessons with video, worksheet download, backing tracks and assignments but where the real value lies is in the quality of the instruction. The internet has a lot of information out there for you to access. Too much information. These lessons will walk you through this process step by step so that you can see, hear, and feel real progress. That is the true value of this course.

How it works

After registering for the course, you will have immediate access to your course and Guitar Corner Academy. You can log in at anytime using the link in the main menu. Once you have logged in, you will be able to access your registered courses in the main menu of the site.

Your lesson progress is tracked, and you can access your lessons at any time of the day or night for a full year.

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  • All Worksheet Downloads
  • 12 Progressive HD Video Lessons
  • Play Along Backing Tracks
  • Clear and Specific Practice Assigned For Each Lesson
  • Full access for an entire year
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee