About Us

Welcome to Learn Blues Guitar Now. Here you will find many resources for learning blues guitar with a particular emphasis on early acoustic blues from players like Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, Son House, Blind Blake, Mississippi John Hurt, John Fahey and many more.

But I also have something for the electric blues guitarist as well including lessons and the book: Jamming the Blues: A Guide to Soloing over 12 Bar Shuffles.

I have books, CDs, video and more! Plenty of fingerstyle and slide guitar. Great looking TABs and excellent audio. My primary text is "A Guide to Acoustic Blues Guitar" . This book is currently available and is available in a downloadble format.

There are also some free lessons, with video, TAB and audio,  FREE LESSONS

Pete Madsen has been a professional guitarist and educator for over twenty years. He has authored three books of guitar instruction for Hal Leonard including: Fretmaster: Slide Guitar, Fretmaster: Funk Guitar and Bass, as well as The CAGED System for Guitar: A clear-cut guide to learning the entire guitar fretboard. Pete has also written numerous lessons and reviews for Acoustic Guitar, Play Guitar and Frets magazines.  Pete performs solo mainly in the vein of acoustic blues, ragtime and slide guitar, but can also be heard playing with the whacky Bungee Jumping Cows -- a group of musicians and educators who play science-themed Rock and Roll.

More info about Pete Madsen: Bio and performances

Fretmaster: Slide Guitar --- 2005 Backbeat Books (publisher)
Fretmaster: Funk Guitar and Bass -- 2007 Backbeat Books (publisher)
The CAGED System for Guitar -- 2009 Hal Leonard (publisher)
Improvising and Variations for Fingerstyle Blues Guitar (Self-published)

Numerous lessons, reviews and interviews for Acoustic Guitar, Play Guitar and Frets magazines