How to CRUSH the Blues
A Fun, Fast & Easy Harmonica System
Breakthrough Blues is an online harmonica course designed to get you playing killer blues quicker and more easily than any of my previous methods.
If you’re a beginning or struggling intermediate-level harmonica player, Breakthrough Blues will help you take yourself seriously as a blues musician and performer.
By the time you finish the course you'll ...
- Nail that classic blues sound. You'll sound like the real deal.
- Have a ton of blues licks and solos in your back pocket ready to bust out at any time.
- Hold your own and not feel embarrassed about getting your harmonica out in front of anyone.
Learn Real Authentic Blues
Harmonica is synonymous with the blues. And that's exactly what you'll learn. Real, honest-to-goodness blues in the style of some of the greats...
Results, for Real
My goal with Breakthrough Blues is to get you good enough and confident enough to play on stage and with other musicians. Even if that's not something you aspire to, can you imagine knowing that you could, if you wanted to?! Many of my students have gone on to do just that ...
By the time you've completed Breakthrough Blues...
You'll be a confident blues harmonica player—you'll sound like the real deal.
When other people hear you come in, ripping and wailing on the four draw with that classic wah-wah sound, with added dirt and grit, they're going to take you seriously as a harmonica player.
Your ear will become finely tuned and you'll easily be able to discern between ok playing and polished badass playing (this is another fundamental for getting good). You'll have an armory of killer blues riffs and licks right there in your back pocket to whip out, anytime, any place.
You'll be able to play blues in the styles of Chicago blues, Delta blues, Detroit blues, and Texas blues.
The Complete Blues System
Over 28 Hours of Blues Lessons
Breakthrough Blues is not voodoo magic — it’s an intelligently designed, meticulously crafted, blues harmonica system that will turbocharge your playing. Here’s how:
Sure Shot Blues Licks & Solos
I focus on teaching students the bluesy, soulful riffs that I guarantee you'll be able to nail. I call these Sure Shot Licks. You'll also learn full showpiece 12-bar blues solos too. Think Billy Boy Arnold, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Little Walter.
Techniques to Sculpt Your Tone
You'll learn specific techniques that will allow you to sculpt the sound coming out of your harmonica in a much more artistic, authoritative way, to get that distinctive blues sound. You’ll learn two dozen techniques to achieve that, with a specific focus on the 3.5 essential techniques that guarantee you'll sound bluesy (I introduce these 3.5 techniques in the video at the top of this page. They include: hand wah, vibrato, quick bend up, and adding dirt).
Hold Your Own
Being able to hold your own while playing blues involves a skill set beyond basic technique. It requires an understanding of how to blend rhythm harmonica with lead harmonica. This is one of the secrets that'll propel your playing to the next level, perhaps more than anything else. You too can become your own one-man band ... you won't need a guitarist to prop up your playing.
Do the Reps, Without Getting Bored
After a long day, no one wants to slog through boring practice. Breakthrough Blues solves this with a fun play-along system. Just play along with the videos, and you'll be putting in the required reps without even realizing it. You won’t feel overwhelmed. You’ll feel motivated and energized with doable, bite-sized lessons.
A Comprehensive Method
I’ve been developing the Breakthrough Blues harmonica method over the better part of a decade. I’ve borrowed ideas from some of the best harmonica teachers on the planet. And I’ve distilled the very best of everything I have to offer you into one complete blues system.
What the Reviews Say
“...much more comprehensive than I originally expected. Very worthwhile! Great!! Excellent use of time. JP's method of teaching is very thorough and easy to understand. Wow! Major milestone with the completion of the 12-bar solo. Great progress. I'm glad to see JP is putting in challenges that can be worked on in the future, after I'm through the course. He explains that very well.”
“JP teaches and passes on the techniques and texture that make playing the harp as musical and soulful as any instrument. He can teach someone to make the harp sing and talk to where no two harp players would be able to play exactly the same or to have a single harp player play any song the same way twice.”
“I just stumbled onto your remarkable set of lessons that really do work! I love the more challenging things that you do in the later lessons, but you are telling your secrets! I am just starting out with the harmonica. It IS really great for the lungs. Your lessons have allowed me to "show off" some for my friends and family. I have always liked some bluesy rock and roll music, but thanks to you, a whole new world of true blues music has been opened up. The masters really rock! I love popping in a blues CD and just playing along. Sometimes it sounds really good! Thanks for all that you do.”
“JP is a caring teacher that will take you from crawling to sprinting if you stick with it. There is so much material and it follows a progression that is easy to understand and gives a goal to reach. Bottom line is that if you follow this program, you will be playing the blues harp...you will accelerate 100 fold. The bonus sections are phenomenal too.”
“Thank you JP for providing such simple and yet so powerfully effective blues harmonica techniques! You have a very warm and inviting approach to your teaching style and I truly enjoy learning from you. These new lessons you have provided are extremely user friendly. These are AWESOME lessons! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!”
“Simply The Best! Thumbs up! I’m learning to pick up speed! Really admire how he breaks this material down, so most anyone can learn this method. JP's teaching style is spectacular, second to none. He breaks down the required skills for each competency into small increments, while incorporating fun at the same time. He uses a lot of the “show/tell/do" methodology - showing you how to conquer a skill, telling/explaining the concept, then having you do it - as many times as need be to succeed. So not only will you be learning to play some fabulous harp tunes, you’ll be enjoying the learning experience at the same time.”
Badass Blues Bonuses
Along with Breakthrough Blues, you'll also get these badass bonuses bundled with your order ...
Bluesify Your Melody is a songbook by Jon Gindick, and it's genius. One of the best things you can do for yourself as a harmonica player is to convert simple melodies (played in 1st position) to the cross-harp blues position … and then apply bending and other blues techniques to “bluesify” the melody.
It'll teach you how to make literally any song sound like a cool blues tune. You'll never think of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” the same again! Check out some of the sample audios below, and you'll see exactly what I mean.
(This is just a sample of the 90 songs you'll get)
Is Breakthrough Blues for Me?
It IS for You...
- If you've done my beginner course, Happy Harpin', and you're looking for the next level harmonica playing then this is for you! (If you haven’t done Happy Harpin' and are already an intermediate player I include a refresher module with this course to ensure all the core essential techniques are in place before we progress with the blues style).
- If you're someone who's been noodling around with harmonica and is ready to learn some full-on 12-bar blues solos top to bottom.
- If you like the idea of being able to hold your own as a one-man-band with a killer blues sound.
It's NOT for You...
- If you're an absolute beginner who's struggling with single notes and can't play any songs at all, then this course probably isn't for you. If that sounds like you, you'd be better off going with my beginner course Happy Harpin'.
- Breakthrough Blues is also not for advanced players. If you can easily bend all holes and rip out blues solos with the main blues techniques you don't need this course.
- If you don't like blues music, then this is not the place for you. This course is full-on blues music, all the way.
How to Order
Getting your lessons and bonuses is secure, quick, and easy. Begin your badass blues journey seconds from now …
As soon as you complete your order, you’ll get immediate online access to the complete Breakthrough Blues course, the Bluesify Your Melody eBook and audio tracks, plus all the bonus masterclass lessons.
Just load up the lessons on your computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device, and you can get started, right away. This includes lifetime access, so you can do the lessons at your own pace and repeat them as often as you like.
But talk is cheap. That's why Breakthrough Blues comes with a full 1-Year money-back guarantee ...