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Mastering The Blues Rhythm Guitar

Improve your comping on the Modern Blues.

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Want to learn some new cool chord progressions?


Want to understand how to create amazing comping lines using tools like double stops, quartal voicings & inversions?

Through 14 lessons you will be guided on a teaching path designed to show you how to comp in different Blues contexts. We’ll talk about Shuffle Blues, Slow Blues, Jazz Blues, Walking Bass and much more and at the end of the course, you will find a very useful section called “Chord Dictionary” where you will find all the most used chord voicings in Modern Blues.

Mastering The Blues Rhythm Guitar

Course Program

This is what you will be studying
Slow Blues

In this lesson, we will learn how to play on the Slow Blues, something you must know to play this genre.

Funk Blues

Here we will work on the Funk Blues and use some simple substitutions to make our comping more interesting.

New Orleans Funk

The Meters' Funk! We will learn to play double stops and have a better interaction with the groove of the song.

Rumba Blues

Dancing the Blues: one of the most important styles of the genre.

Texas Blues

Stevie Ray Vaughan style! We will learn how to create the right sound with the best approach on the instrument!

Motown Blues

In this lesson, we will learn to comp the Motown and in the style of Steve Cropper.

Bill's Blues

We will learn to work in synergy with the drums to improve our groove.

Castle Made of Notes

In this lesson, we will study the style used by Jimi Hendrix in the comping of his most famous songs!

Ruby's Shuffle

Here we talk about Modern Blues and the Steely Dan guitar comping.

James Brown Funk

The king of Funk and his tight rhythms! The best way to learn how to keep the groove solid even at high speeds.

The Blues in Red

Here's an original version of Jimi Hendrix's "Red House"; we will learn how to substitute chords and create creative compings that go beyond single chords.

Walking Bass

The Walking Bass technique, handy to comp yourself on the guitar!

Jazz Blues

Swing and the Jazz Blues language!

Chords Dictionary

A section dedicated to all the main chord formulas and the different inversions and substitutions on the whole keyboard.

Course Description

What to know before starting

Want to learn some new cool chord progressions?

Want to understand how to create amazing comping lines using tools like double stops, quartal voicings & inversions?

What you’re going to study

Through 14 lessons, I will guide you on a teaching path designed to show you how to comp in different Blues contexts. We’ll talk about Shuffle Blues, Slow Blues, Jazz Blues, Walking Bass, and much more, and at the end of the course, you will find a handy section called “Chord Dictionary,” where you will find all the most used chord voicings in Modern Blues.

What you get for each lesson

A theoretical written analysis for each song and comping, a jam track to practice on, an HD video of the demonstration, note-by-note transcription of each video! Teaching assistance for each lesson: Davide will review your work and respond with advice on how and where to improve your playing.


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What GUITARlab students say

Reviews and feedback from current students
A fantastic way to learn complex topics!

I want to thank our coach Davide for making such an in-depth and complex course so simple! A perfect program if you like to understand harmony and its practical application. I feel everybody can level up their playing with this method. All you need is LOTS of APPLICATION, and the results will come!

The best source of teaching materials!

GUITARlab, created by Davide Pannozzo, is a comprehensive website and a great source of teaching materials to learn how to play the Blues. Davide is not only a great player, but an excellent instructor, and the site contains a vast amount of material from soloing techniques, rhythm playing, scales, tunes, improvisation, master classes, transcriptions, video demonstrations, detailed individualized feedback, and even more all at your fingertips on an easy-to-understand platform.

I personally strongly recommend this method as a transformational step for any guitarist who wishes to further expand their knowledge and capabilities and deep dive into the Blues. If you can make the time in your busy schedule to utilize even a small portion of the material presented you will certainly find this to be a great tool to guide you on your journey.

Extremely positive experience
Jorge Ernesto

My experience as a member of the Guitarlab has been highly positive. The energy among the students is tremendous and inspiring. We are so lucky to have a guitar hero as a teacher.

Davide’s an exceptional musician with excellent pedagogy. 

I really don’t understand how Davide manages to find the time to help us all. Remember our names and vulnerabilities as students. His patience and dedication as a teacher are incredible.

Very helpful method

The texts, licks, and video demonstrations explained the topics very well.

I found it extremely useful to send the video recordings to coach Davide Pannozzo, since they “forced” me to do a lot of practice and master the various topics we studied.

The feedback I received from Davide was constructive to understand what to correct and where to improve.

About me: Davide Pannozzo

Find out more about your guitar coach!

Davide Pannozzo has been described by critics as one of the most interesting artist’s of contemporary Blues guitar. His style is very much his own with splashes of Jeff Beck, John Scofield, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix.

“There are very few artists these days that can inspire and are filled with inspiration and great ideas, Davide Pannozzo is one of them. When you first hear his music you know there is something special going on…” Will Lee (Late Show with David Letterman, The Brecker Brothers, 24th Street Band, …)

Having studied Classical Guitar since the age of six, Davide went on to graduate from the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome.

During his career he has performed at a number of clubs and festivals in Italy (Pistoia Blues, Ameno Blues, Blues in Town, Accadia Blues, …) and abroad (The Bitter End in NYC, Bass Player in Los Angeles, IBC in Memphis, Ronnie Scott’s in London, Fete de la Musique in Paris,International Jazz Fest in Bucharest, Taubertal Festival in Frankfurt, …) and has played alongside artists such as George Benson, Steve Jordan, Will Lee, David Garfield, Clifford Carter, Phil Palmer and Mark Mondesir to name just a few.

Davide won the Emergenza European Acoustic Festival as Acoustic Solo Guitarist in 2009, followed by the Groove Master Award for Best Italian Blues guitarist in 2010, and most recently the Highland Uproarcompetition where he received hundreds of votes from listeners of the station in Scotland.

His album Born Electric was released by EmArcy/Universal Music featuring very special guests: Robben Ford, Carl Verheyen, and David Garfield.

His Jimi Hendrix tribute, “A Portrait of Jimi Hendrix” features off the floor recordings – with no overdubs –  it gets #1 on iTunes top100 Blues Album in Italy and iTunes top100 New Blues Release in the USA.

His new album, “Unconditional Love” has been produced by Steve Jordan & Will Lee, with the participation of Ricky Peterson, Oli Rockberger, Shawn Pelton. The song “Chasing Illusions”is still in heavy rotation on SiriusXM and it got the Top50 Jazz Blues Album Radio chart in the US.


Mastering The Blues Rhythm Guitar

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✓ Learn how to comping the Blues in different contexts!

✓ Learn new chords and progressions

✓ Get a Chord Dictionary with all the main chords and their inversions

$ 127,00
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Once you sign up for “Mastering the Blues Rhythm Guitar,” the course will be yours for life!

Right after you enroll in one of the courses, you will receive an email containing the access credentials for the course you chose.

You can always get in touch with us via the live chat button at the bottom-right of each page or via email at

Absolutely not! All contents of your courses are available to you forever after you make the purchase.

The single courses are specifically made for a particular topic of interest regarding the blues guitar.

On the other hand, you can think of the Membership program as your Netflix or Amazon Prime subscription: you will have access to a bundle of courses organized by topic and difficulty that will allow you to work on all the aspects of your playing, such as your technique, harmony, accompaniment, the study of your phrasing & some of the most famous blues standards plus so much more!

With the Membership plan you will have access to all didactic programs available on the GUITARLab portal, plus some exclusive content created specifically for the Membership users such as “Modern Blues Lick Collection”, “Guitar Solo Arrangments”, “Blues Jam Tracks”. Also, you will be able to enjoy the weekly Live Masterclasses on our private Facebook group with your coach Davide Pannozzo.

You will have access to all of these contents as long as your subscription is active.

Absolutely! All the courses you enroll in are always available 24/7/365 from your PC, tablet and smartphone. 

We strive to make the access to the materials as easy as possible.

GUITARlab is a Modern Blues Academy founded and run by Davide Pannozzo.

With more than 6 records in his name, hundreds of live concerts all around the world, and international collaborations with artists such as Steve Jordan, Robben Ford, Josh Smith, Matt Schofield & Oz Noy, Davide is the main guitar coach of the Academy.

Our philosophy is: we only teach what we experimented with ourselves as artists!

With GUITARLab you can be sure that a high level and qualified teacher will support you with your studies, which you can pursue from anywhere in the world!

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