Walter Trout’s pedigree and contributions to our musical heritage would fill multiple and significant chapters in the history of blues-rock guitar, from its birth to the present day. Walter cut his teeth as a sideman for John Lee Hooker, Percy Mayfield, Big Mama Thornton, Joe Tex, and many others. Then three years with Canned Heat and a 5-year stint with John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers.

In 1989, The London Times called Walter’s first solo album, Life In The Jungle, “The greatest album in the history of the blues-rock genre!” 30 albums later, Walter Trout is still regarded as, ”one of the most talented rock and blues players on the world’s stage,” as stated by John Mayall.

We thank our lucky stars for welcoming one of our all-time guitar heroes to the family with his first TrueFire masterclass, Blues Rock on the Edge. You will also thank yours as you play your way through (what can only be described) a rare, groundbreaking learning experience with the legendary Walter Trout.

“For me, being a guitar player is not about perfection and flawless execution of technique. It’s about tapping into the moment, being spontaneous, and taking risks to create something beautiful. Using 6 of my own tunes, I’ll show you my favorite blues-rock approaches; how to build a solo with more imagination and avoid cliches, how to create more dynamic lines, how to visualize the neck, rhythm guitar strategies, inversions, practice tips, fills in between vocals, and most importantly — how to forget it all and just play!” – Walter Trout

In the following guitar lessons, Walter Trout explains and demonstrates key concepts and approaches for blues-rock guitarist. Check out the full course to get tab for all of the key examples and performance studies, including interactive learning tools like slo-mo, looping, and more.

Grab your guitar, and let’s go to the edge with Walter Trout!

Walter Trout Guitar Lessons

Freedom to Do Your Own Thing


Utilizing the Volume Knob

Hammer-Ons, Pull-Offs, and Slides

Haunted by the Night – Overview

Haunted by the Night – Performance

Haunted by the Night – Breakdown

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