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Blues Rock Guitar Lesson: Learn to Play Jared James Nichols' New Single, "Down the Drain"


On October 26, 2022, blues rock powerhouse and ArtistWorks instructor, Jared James Nichols released his latest single, “Down the Drain,” on Black Hill Records.


Featuring swirling modulated effects, a psychedelic trance-inducing descending chord pattern, and signature screaming guitar solos from Jared, “Down the Drain” continues to showcase the “Blues Power” titan’s unique ability to push the limits of blues rock into new sonic territory while remaining authentic and true to the sound and aesthetic of the genre.


In this detailed online guitar lesson, Jared teaches exactly how to play “Down the Drain” step-by-step, outlining all the critical techniques needed to master the tune’s intoxicating riffs and licks.


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“‘Down the Drain’ is very special to me, and really near and dear to my heart,” Jared explains. “So, with that in mind, I wanted to take an opportunity to really teach each part of the song here, exclusively for my ArtistWorks family.”


From tuning to picking, chord fingerings, vibrato, song structure, and more, Jared outlines everything you need to know to play “Down the Drain” with a genuine “Blues Power” attitude.


“I want to hear you all jam this,” exclaims Jared. “I want to hear you jam the riffs. I want to hear you shred the solos. Send them over via Video Exchange in my course! I would love to see that and hear your progress. And, I hope that this lesson sheds a light on a few helpful things that you can work on and apply to all parts of your playing!”


Learn to Play Jared James Nichols’ New Single, “Down the Drain:”



“Down the Drain” is currently available to stream on all major platforms, and the official music video can be viewed on Jared’s YouTube channel here:


Jared James Nichols—“Down the Drain” (Official Music Video):




Have you always wanted to learn how to play guitar? Through our comprehensive guitar lessons online and Video Exchange Learning platform here at ArtistWorks, you can learn from internationally renowned players, like Jared James Nichols, and get personal feedback on your playing.


Jared’s course starts with the basics and teaches everything from beginner guitar to advanced performance techniques and “Blues Power” shred. So, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced player, all levels are welcome and all students will grow and improve their skills as guitarists and musicians.


Sample some free music lessons here and see what makes ArtistWorks courses some of the best online music lessons around!



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