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In this blues challenge, you:

  1. Comp with 3-note chords.
  2. Drop the root for max color.
  3. Learn new blues chord shapes.
  4. Tap into your comping creativity.
  5. And more...

FREE Challenge Lesson

What You Learn


Soloing Skills

Solo over full songs, even if you’ve never improvised before today

  • Create melodic phrases.
  • Use tension and release.
  • Develop your lines.
  • Much more…

Chord Concepts

Turn ordinary chords into extraordinary comping phrases.

  • Turn shapes into phrases.
  • Interact with the soloist.
  • Essential rhythms & picking.
  • Much more…

Essential Techniques

Take your chops to the next level with fun workouts.

  • Build picking-hand confidence.
  • Increase fretting-hand dexterity.
  • Solid two-hand coordination.
  • Much more…

Easy-to-Follow Lessons for Every Learning Style

The step-by-step guidance you need, with the personal attention you deserve.

What Challenge Students Are Sayin'

"These jams are great, I hope there are more in the future!" - Ian H.
"Really love this, it will help me keep the tunes in my head/ears as well (I have to go back and refresh my memory of the ones I learnt)" - Dave W.
"Challenging but fun. Just like a real jam session, forgot 99% of what I know. haha. These are awesome Matt." - Rich P.
"Wow! Your comping sounds so much like Bickert on Summertime. Are you using 4th chords in the first chorus? So lovely! And I liked how you echoed 'My funny valentine' at the beginning of your solo." - David E.

The MWG Difference



Benefit from Matt's lifetime of studying, performing, and teaching players of all experience levels.

  • Doctorate in Jazz Performance
  • 25+ Years Teaching Guitar
  • 2000+ Live Performances
  • 8000+ Private Lessons Taught
  • 2500+ Online Lessons Published


Discover a welcoming and encouraging community of guitarists just like yourself.

  • Welcoming Group of Guitarists
  • Friendly, Global Community
  • Encouragement From Your Peers
  • Learn From Fellow Players
  • Make Guitar Friends For Life


Reach your maximum potential on your own schedule with expert, personalized guidance.

  • Personal Learning Pathways
  • Tailored Ways to Learn
  • Options for Every Learning Style
  • Learn by Jamming with Matt
  • Unique Performance Guidance

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

Once you sign up, you have lifetime access to the course. Play at your own pace, there’s no deadline to finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

You have 24/7/365 lifetime access to the course.

What if I decide the course isn’t for me?

This is a free course, so if it's not for you just leave it, all good.

What type of guitar do I need for this course?

You can use a nylon string, electric, or acoustic guitar for this course. Any guitar is cool, so go with what’s comfortable for you.

What do I do if I need help?

Contact Matt on the Help Page to receive expert support 7 days a week.

This course was made with care by the MWG Team.

Every course purchase helps fund MWG Guitar Scholarship programs.