Welcome to Box 1 Blues! I really hope this course is going to give you tools that will help you improve your soloing, and specifically, your improvising.

Improvising is not just showing up and randomly doing something amazing. Improvising takes preparation and practice – exactly the kind that we’re going to be doing in this course. The more you discover how to break riffs down into small pieces and modify them over and over, the more you will be free to express yourself on the guitar, right in the moment.

Take a moment and say hi in the comments below, and if you’re up for it, let me know what you’re hoping this course will do for your guitar playing!

As you go through each section in this course, click on the Mark Complete button on each page, and then you’ll be able to see your progress in the navigation panel.

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Dallas Berry - July 31, 2020 Reply


I hope to learn improvisation techniques so that I may play over blues and jazz chords instead of noodling aimlessly.


    Jonathan Boettcher - July 31, 2020 Reply

    That’s a great goal Dallas, let me know how it’s going as you get deeper into the course!

William Hadder - August 1, 2020 Reply

Hey Jon, couldn’t resist taking on your new course. Still working on tasty riffs and solo’s, but that is a long term endeavor. A lot to learn in that one!
Still recovering from shoulder surgery, but it’s getting a bit better everyday.
Looking forward to digging into this one…Will

    Jonathan Boettcher - August 1, 2020 Reply

    Hey Will, welcome aboard! Let me know how it goes!

Manny Linares - August 2, 2020 Reply

Hi, have been strumming chords for a while. Want direction to get going on playing some riffs. Time to solo! Sounds like your course makes it as easy as possible.

    Jonathan Boettcher - August 3, 2020 Reply

    Hi Manny, I hope you’ll find what you’re looking for here – let me know if you have any questions!

Jay Lillibridge - November 26, 2020 Reply


I’ve been soloing for awhile, but I want to increase the number of riffs I can use for the blues. I like to jam along with Eric Clapton blues tracks kind of like guitar karaoke.

Jay Lillibridge

    Jonathan Boettcher - November 26, 2020 Reply

    Awesome – I hope you find some licks you like in there!

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