Master Malian Guitar Styles


Become a more exciting guitar player and learn the full vocabulary of Malian music in just 30 days, or your money back.

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Captivate The Sound Of Malian Guitar

Forget rock and blues guitar, if you really want to understand the essence of modern music you have to travel back to the root and learn the foundations of Malian Blues.

In this course you’ll learn about the musical approaches of major Malian ethnic groups like the Mandingue, Fula and Tuareg, how to groove along with classic rhythms from North and Central Mali, the original Desert Blues style of Ali Farka Toure and how to make your guitar solos sing.

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The Malian Guitar Curriculum


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Module 1 - Classic Malian Music - 15.02
Module 2 - The Basic Malian Approach - 14.52
Module 3 - Pentatonic Music - 7.02
  • Using The Pentatonic Scale 3.58
  • Music Of The Bozo People – Minor Pentatonic 3.04
Module 4 - Music Of The Mandingue & Fula - 15.25
Module 5 - Music Of Northern Mali - 19.21
  • Learning The Takamba Rhythm 2.36
  • Playing A Takamba Guitar Groove 1.10
  • Practise With The Calabash 4.00
  • Learning The Diama Diama Rhythm 1.12
  • Playing A Diama Diama Guitar Groove 0.45
  • Play With The Calabash 2.52
  • Tuareg Guitar Lesson 5.09
Module 6 - Music Of Central Mali - 13.36
  • Doublegum Octave Technique 6.54
  • Playing Faster With The Calabash 1.31
  • Your Turn To Practise 2.59
  • Explaining The Bwa Rhythm 2.12
Module 7 - Final Inspiration - 16.06
  • How To Learn Music 6.24
  • Ali Farka Toure Style 2.14
  • Studio Vs Live 1.24
  • Tips For Improvisation 2.48
  • The Story Of Malian Music 2.53
  • A Look Inside The Calabash 1.14
  • Thanks For Watching – Outro Jam 3.04

The Ultimate Learning Experience

what’s included on your journey

African Backing Tracks

malian guitar evolution

Study Malian guitar styles from throughout the country and the ages with West Africa’s legendary virtuoso guitarist ‘Vieux Farka Toure’.

Learn Congolese Bass Lessons

interactive on-screen notation

Learning new skills is easier with our innovative, interactive tools. Access on-screen notation, tablature, virtual fretboards, slow motion and more.

African Bass Guitar With Live Masterclass And Q&A

live masterclass and q&a

Join the next live session or watch the recording and get your questions answered directly by Vieux.

Congolese Rumba - Sebene Heaven

calabash backing tracks

Put your new techniques into practice and Jam over different Malian grooves with Calabash player Adama Kone.

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Become Fluent in Malian Guitar

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The African Bass Guitar Masterclass

malian guitar evolution – 1.5 hour online course


interactive on-screen notation


live masterclass and q&a


calabash backing tracks – adama kone


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Vieux Farka Toure

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“The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Toure was born in Niafunke, Northern Mali. Vieux began his career as a drummer at Mali’s Institut National des Arts and secretly began learning guitar in 2001. His debut album released in 2007 featured his father, the Grammy award winning African guitar hero Ali Farka Toure and national kora maestro Toumani Diabate.

In 2010 Vieux performed at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa and the following year his third studio album featured collaborations with jazz legend John Scofield, Dave Matthews and Derek Trucks. As a passionate champion of the people of Mali and the Sahara region Vieux founded the charity Amahrec Sahel to fund an orphanage and provide musical instruments for young musicians in Mali.

Now signed to World Circuit Records/BMG his 2022 album ‘Les Racines’ (Roots) sees Vieux return to the deep roots of the Desert Blues music that his father introduced the world to.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Does The 30 Day Guarantee Work?

We guarantee that you’re going to love this course and make improvements with your guitar playing. Your sense of groove will be stronger, your flexibility in solos will feel freer and you’ll have tonnes of new West African licks to draw upon. We have a no questions asked refund policy so if you feel that this doesn’t meet your standards for whatever reason just email us on [email protected] within 30 days of purchasing and we’ll promptly refund you in full.

How Long Will I Have Access To The Course?

Forever! Take it fast, take it slow. If you need help with anything just get in touch and a helpful human will respond.

What Level Do I Need To Be To Use This Course?

Great question. This course is designed to suit guitar players of all levels but not absolute beginners. Advanced players will absorb highly intricate textures of African rhythms, intermediate players will solidify their groove like never before, beginners will be inspired to accurately study the material and make instant progress. We also have very advanced software which helps to speed up your learning time by providing syncronised guitar tab, notation, popup visual fretboards, slow motion and looping options.

Do I Need To Read Music?

No not at all. Everybody learns in different ways so you have the option to acquire this knowledge by combining any variety of close-up angles, in-depth and clear explanations, learning by ear, guitar tab or sheet music.

How Experienced Is The Tutor?

Incredibly experienced. Vieux Farka Toure is an amazing musician. Growing up surrounded by Ali Farka Toure, Toumani Diabate, Djelimady Tounkara and other legendary Malian musicians he has a huge knowledge of traditional genres from all over the country.

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You don’t need to travel across the continent. In fact, you don’t even need to leave your house. Build up your Malian guitar literacy risk-free today – with a 30-day money-back guarantee, there’s never been a better time to get started.

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West African Guitar Lessons

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