Mastering The Blues Workshop

January 27, 2019

January 27, 2019


LIVE! on Elgin, 220 Elgin Street, Ottawa



Events Description

Go Guitar Lessons presents our first ever guitar workshop!

Hosted by Billboard Top 10 Blues Artist, IBC Winner, and JUNO Nominee, Canadian singer/guitarist JW-JONES!

JW is a lifelong student of the blues and has recorded or performed with (on stage with, rather than ‘opened for’): Buddy Guy (6 times), Hubert Sumlin, Charlie Musselwhite, Kim Wilson, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Colin James, David “Fathead” Newman, Pinetop Perkins, Junior Watson, Colin Linden, Reese Wynans (Stevie Ray Vaughan), Anson Funderburgh, Little Charlie Baty, and many others, including Hollywood celebrities Dan Aykroyd and Jeremy Renner.

Jones has studied many genres and styles including B.B King, Jimmie, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, T-Bone Walker, Freddie King, Albert King, Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Albert Collins, and many more. His class on “how to build a guitar solo” has been a hit at the annual Hornby Island Blues Workshop in BC.


This will be a 2-hour seminar and will have interactive elements as students are encouraged to bring their guitars so that they can mimic and try out the ideas in real time. Some students might even find themselves on stage as guinea pigs with JW.

Unplugged electric guitars are preferred as they will not distract or interrupt others as much. Amplifiers will not be permitted. Please bring a clip-on tuner if you have one.

Topics for the seminar will include:

-Most common blues rhythms
-Mastering the 3 blues “boxes”
-How to solo like a pro with only 5 notes
-Q & A period (open topics, questions, whatever)

The event is sponsored by “Anytune Pro”. –

This is by far the best and most comprehensive app/software available for learning, training, and practicing songs – hands down.

Anytune Pro features:

-Clearly slow down, or speed up any song
-Filter in or out certain instruments and frequencies
-Set up Loops for practicing and training
-Basic Recording


-The first 30 people to buy a ticket will receive a free full download of the Anytune Pro + for iPhone or iPad. (software is currently only for Apple products). Regularly $20.99!

-Follow up reference material will be provided to all attendees a few days after the seminar is completed from Go Guitar Lessons.


Rules and Considerations

-No photography, audio or video recordings permitted during the seminar.

-This event is at a bar and you can order a drink at any time, but we prefer doing so at the end of the seminar while meeting and chatting with other attendees.

-Everyone is there to learn in a distraction-free, supportive environment.

-Please be there at least 15mins early to find a seat and settle in. There will be a place to store guitar cases during the event.

-Street parking available and there is a parking garage nearby.

Who is it for?


Tickets : $49.99 each (first 30 ticket purchases will also receive free download of Anytune Pro app, $21 value!)


There is a limited amount of space/tickets.
Purchasing your ticket is the only way to guarantee a space for this event.

In order to keep tickets ticket prices as low as possible (ticket sites charge 20%) – tickets will be available directly through Go Guitar Lessons and digitally through email. Interac E-Mail Money Transfers are best, but cash is accepted if you are uncomfortable with e-transfers.

How to get tickets?
Email:Ticket requests and payment should be sent to [email protected]


Date & Time: Sunday January 27, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Venue: Live on Elgin, 220 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P1L7

Free Parking, Street Parking
Public transport accessible

Contact Information

[email protected]

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