WELCOME to Learn Blues Guitar Now!
The site is dedicated to guitar education. If you are trying to find out about Pete Madsen's shows, cds, and musical projects go to: petemadsenguitar.com
TRUE FIRE CHANNEL!
March 27, 2020
As many people all over the world are being forced to shelter is place its a good time to work on your guitar skills
Check out my True Fire channel: access to lots of TABS, videos and acoustic blues guitar education. The focus is on fingerstyle blues. Learn to play:
• alternating bass
• monotonic bass
• slide guitar
• open tunings
• Lots and Lots of songs!
There over 150 videos and over a 100 TABS
SPRING 2020 GUITAR CLASSES AT Timbre Folk
PETE'S BLUES JAM FOR GUITAR ONLY!!!
TIME: Saturdays: 10:30-1pm
March 7— six week
at Timbre Folk and Baroque 801 Bancroft St., Berkeley
The PBJ is an extended class/jam — 2.5 hours — where I will teach various techniques and blues structures, which we will apply in a jam-type setting. We will cover rhythm playing: chords, swing and accents; lead playing: scales, phrasing, partial chords. We have a lot of fun. It’s a structured outline but with plenty of time for folks to comment and discuss ideas, and get feedback from each other and myself. If you are looking to expand your blues guitar playing and want to have some fun feel free to contact me.
Play the Beatles!
Six Thursdays: 7:30-9pm
starts Thursday, March 12
at Timbre Folk and Baroque
801 Bancroft, Berkeley, CA
In this class we will play through 2-3 Beatles songs each week. This is not a vocal class but folks are welcome to sing along as we learn many of our favorite Beatles songs. Here is a list of songs we will work on in this session:
You Wont See Me
Do You Want to Know a Secret
Don’t Let Me Down
You’re Going to Lose That Girl
Got to Get You into My Life
I just Seen a Face
Please contact Pete if you are interested in either of these classes.
I also teach private lessons at my studio in Berkeley. E-mail or call me for rates and availability.
Order the latest book: Play the Blues Like...
This book shows you how to play in the style of 12 different blues and blues-inspired artists, such as: Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Skip James, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Memphis
Minnie, and many more. The book was written in conjunction with Acoustic Guitar magazine and published by Hal Leonard.
WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT PETE MADSEN'S TEACHING:
I'm a beginning guitar player and have been Pete's student for a few months and wanted to write him up here because I couldn't imagine having found a better teacher. I tried a few other people before going to Pete and the difference is amazing. While most guitar teachers know how to play, Pete also knows how to teach.
He's great at explaining things, great at showing technique, he sends an audio recording of each lesson to your email address (a HUGE help), and teaches you songs that you want to play. In addition to all this his rates are good and he's a cool, easy-going, guitar-loving guy…
looked forward to the class every week. Even though we were at different skill levels, Pete provided each of us with personal attention which inspired us all to practice. It was fun and rewarding to see myself (and all the other students) improve over the period of the class. Highly recommended!
Bob, student from class
Pete Madsen’s blues guitar classes at the Freight are just great! You learn a lot, and it is incredible fun. I honestly cannot get enough!
– student from class
i been playing for quite a while but not correct finger picking cant sink so this is nice and clear teaching i too think this is one of the best thanks bro
– youtube comment
Thanks for the good video on_ your blues lesson. You explained clearly and broke it down just enough keep up the blues lessons friend God bless
jo bro you helped me so much understand more about_ fingerpicking and syncopation. please keep on teaching man, your one of the best around…
Took Pete’s Acoustic Blues class.......it was everything I hoped for. He really helped me wrap my head around the fingerpicking that had eluded me for years....thanks again!
I'm looking forward to studying with him again in the future.
-- student from class