Blues and Beyond Holiday

Study the techniques of some of the Blues Guitar’s great players!

So you want to become a better blues guitarist and raise your playing to the next level? Our Blues and Beyond course will do just that, giving you the blues licks and tricks to change the way you play forever!

Topics covered will include:

  • The pentatonic scale inside and out
  • The modes blues players need to know: the Dorian and the Mixolydian
  • Altered pentatonic scales- break out of the blues box
  • Playing over chord changes using arpeggios
  • Work modern rock techniques into your blues playing
  • Crack those chords maj/min/dom extensions
  • Rhythm and grooves in 12/8 and 4/4 time

Style focus, technique, theory and group jamming will be presented on a broad and deep level during this fantastic week. During this course you will be able to focus solely on your guitar playing and relax in the beautiful countryside.

Richard Perkins, one of the UK’s foremost Guitar educators, founder of Bath Guitar School, will help you increase your scale, chord and phrasing knowledge so you can leave this magical week with a greater confidence, licks, tricks and rhythm chops!


The course is structured so that the morning tutorials are relaxed and informal creating a supportive group atmosphere with plenty of time set aside in the afternoon for you to practice and consolidate what you have been learning. Richard is always on hand to help, giving advice and expert tips.


The typical level for a student best suited for this course is lower/higher intermediate – You can play your basic chords (incl. barre chords), you know your pentatonic box shapes and you’re ready for a fresh new challenge. If you have any questions about the level of this course please do not hesitate to contact us.

What to bring

To bring – guitar, amp, lead and note book. Please feel free to use audio and video recording equipment during the day. Headphones are recommended for your own playback. You will be provided with course material as well as blank tab and chord box sheets.


Your course tutor, Richard Perkins, will keep an online daily blog throughout your holiday that will document your daily learning with detailed explanations, photos and videos. The perfect virtual postcard for friends and family back home as well as a fantastic learning resource on your return!