Aggregated reviews for Learning Guitar Now: Learn blues guitar and slide guitar with these easy to follow guitar lessons from John W. Tuggle.

Learning the guitar can be very frustrating foo many. In this podcast, I want to help you improve your guitar skills by giving you these FREE blues and slide guitar lessons. You'll learn how much easier learning blues guitar can be, with lessons and tips geared toward your success as a blues guitarist. These are lessons I have taught to my private students for the last 20 years. Whether you're looking to improve you're existing skills, or maybe start learning slide guitar, I want to keep you focused and interested in improving your guitar skills. These lessons are in the style of BB King, Eric Clapton, Duane Allman and more. For complete courses on taking your blues and slide guitar playing to the next level, please visit Start learning the guitar now!

The best slide guitar lessons on the web!   (5/5)

If you want to learn to play like Duane, Derek, or Warren, subscribe to John’s podcast. Great blues lessons too!

Learning Guitar Now   (5/5)

I like it-some really cool licks! Easy to understand and manipulate. Thank's Hop!

Great Podcast   (5/5)

Fantastic short lessons. These are great lessons that show you how to play some really tasty licks. They touch on a little theory, but they are not meant to teach you the guitar from A to Z. What they do very well, though, is give you a short, ten-minute or less lesson that you can take ideas from, and incorporate some really nice licks into your blues and rock playing. The slide lessons, in particular, are really worth watching if you are trying to figure out slide (like I am). Also worth mentioning the camera's fantastic. You very often get split screen views of the picking hand and the fretiting hand, which is really valuable. In addition there are some great slowed down moments, but pitch is preserved, so you can take it nice and slow. And then you will occasionally get the tab/notes written out following along with the music. It makes it really hard NOT to get the point. Very well done!

Cool   (4/5)


Really good   (2/5)

I recommend!

Great Podcast-could not sync some in itunes   (5/5)

Liked the videos-very easy to follow with the examples-only problem i had was syncing some of the podcasts on my touch-it came back with "video format not supported"

Just saying..   (1/5)

Is that a baby bottle on his finger?

Won't play on my Ipod   (1/5)

I subscribed and downloaded the latest lesson and it worked fine and the lesson looked good, so decided to start downloading all the lessons from the beginning, but it says the first lesson won't sync to my Ipod. Anybody else have that problem? What's the deal??

Not iPhone Compatible   (1/5)

I wanted to watch this on my phone!

don't use blues   (3/5)

look, i know blues is the heart and soul of rock and roll, but i really think this guy should consider playing more interesting songs and solos. for instance, i tought myself how to play iron man-black sabbath, and smoke on the water-led zepplin. now those are awsome songs. please consider

good stuff to know   (5/5)

It is a little hard at first to understand what he is saying but it really has helped me. I recommend this to anyone who wants to learn short parts on the guitar fast.

Blues lick like SRV's Texas Flood   (4/5)

Pretty cool lick. The only thing you might change is the vibrato. It sounds too fast. Good work.

like it like it   (4/5)

I just watched the blues SRV podcast and really like it. I wish I could actually get it down as easy as you make it. I may be too far behind as I did have a little trouble getting all the finger movements exact.. good stuff overall for someone who is already playing and wants to take it up a notch.

awesome   (5/5)

this is a great podcast for fun stuff to learn for beginning guitarists like myself age 12

Guitar Player's Dream   (5/5)

This podcast really is a dream come true for any player wanting to learn how to play blues. I was expecting some very simple beginner lessons but to my surprise and delight these videos delve into all kinds of licks that will greatly improve any guitarists skill level. The slide lessons are very helpful and a perfect way to learn the awesome technique

Great Podcast for the learning guitar player   (5/5)

This is a great podcast for all levels of player. The lessons are easy to follow and tab is available.

Great sounding blues guitar   (5/5)

I liked hearing those great blues guitar licks, I am a jazz guitar lover at heart but I also love hearing great blues guitar players also. I will take some of these blues guitar ideas back to my jazz guitar playing. Thank you John

Guitar lesson!   (5/5)

Excellent - I'm primarily a keyboard player but I am inspired that I just might be able to play a little bit better guitar! :-)

Blues guitar lesson on how to play an intro similar to SRV's Texas Flood   (5/5)

John's podcasts are well done and very helpful to a beginning guitar player. I really like the way he breaks down each section and illustrates the method he is demonstrating in an easy to understand manner. He's a fantastic guitar player, and his teaching style makes me think I will get better applying his techniques. Thanks, John.

Easy lessons   (4/5)


A very good tutorial   (5/5)

I've always wanted to play the guitar, but I had no clue; well not anymore, cause I've just signed in for this tutorial. Congratulations ITunes and John W. Tuggle

Great Learning Tool   (4/5)

I only picked up the guitar about a year ago, and these podcasts have been a great (FREE) tool to help teach some fun blues licks!

Good Stuff   (4/5)

Good stuff!!! Learn some new licks and some fun tricks. John has easy to follow instructions and good production.

A few Tips   (4/5)

Hi, I highly enjoy your pod cast because it has helped me learn lots of new things on my Strat. I just started playing guitar last year so i am still very much a beginner. The one thing that you could do that would help me learn better would be to zoom in closer to your hands or just clearly state where your fingers are while you play. When you are demonstrating I sometimes find it hard to see which strings your fingers are on. Other than that, please place my name in the drawing for the free DVD's. I hope that you take my comment into consideration and please keep making great pod casts. Thanks, Robin Los Angeles

Excellent Instruction for Modern Day Blues Guitar   (5/5)

Clear instruction and an excellent example of using podcasting as a vehicle to explore a creative art you may not otherwise try. Each episode is very worthwhile!

Great for beginners   (5/5)

I have been playing for just over 6 months and have thoroughly enjoyed learning from this podcast. Thank you guys for helping me out!

Play The Blues   (5/5)

great podcasts !!!! They give you alot of info on slide and lead playing for blues . John slows down his playing so you get every note but if you don,t he'll email out the tab .

AWSOME   (5/5)

sweet music great podcast real good deal

Well Done John!   (5/5)

Easy, painless, and fun to watch and learn from a master.

Great Podcast!   (5/5)

This podcast has helped me gain lots of new licks to put in my arsenal of guitar techniques and these podcasts have helped me be a much more accomplished slide guitarist. No complaints here just good stuff.

Tedious   (1/5)

Not an interesting enough fellow to listen to rambling on redundantly about how to choose a glass slide. Have someone edit your video and maybe try smiling once or twice. People like that. And maybe just try playing Amazing Grace instead of "some melody you've written" that sounds just like it. Anyone would have a better time and learn more from just picking up a guitar and any slide and just playing.

Learn More Guitar Now!   (5/5)

Whether you are a beginner or seasoned player, or always on the hunt for new things to try and new tools for you sound, Learning Guitar Now has something for everyone. It's in my top ten guitar podcasts. Grab your guitar and give a listen!

Great learning resource!   (5/5)

This podcast offers some interesting instruction and helpful advice about playing and gear. I look forward to more of this excellent podcast.

Have your guitar with you when you listen   (5/5)

"Learning Guitar Now" makes you want to immediately pick up your guitar and have a go at the licks that are presented. John's podcast removes a lot of the mystery of lead guitar. He interjects rock and blues history, music theory, gear reviews that include tests at different sound levels and just about everything you need to get you started. John's style is easy to listen to and learn from. I highly recommend this podcast.

Learning guitar Now   (4/5)

Good podcast and easy to follow. Anyone should be able to learn songs right away! I highly reccommend using this podcast as a teaching aide for those of us who endeavor to teach guitar. Great job John, and Thanks for putting this podcast together. I can't wait till your next one.

Great!!   (5/5)

I just started using this. it is a great tool!!

Great for Beginners   (4/5)

I use this podcast to start to help me play guitar, and the tunes played are awesome! Use this podcast if you are just learning how to play the guitar, or if you just want to jam, use this podcast to learn some riffs for some awesome solos. Rock On!