Blues Songs

Blues is one of the parent genres of western music, having given rise to a number of popular subgenres while also serving as a foundation for a lot of today’s rock and pop music.

Today’s modernized blues style is heavily characterized by pentatonic lead patterns, 12-bar rhythm and a thick guitar presence, usually electric. The blues sound is emotional, driving and often laid over a syncopated rhythm with a simple time signature.

It’s often recommended as a good genre for guitar players to learn, simply because it’s foundational to such a wide swath of today’s music.

B.B. King, Muddy Waters and Eric Clapton are just a few of the most influential blues guitarists of the modern era.

Blues Songs

info title artist style difficulty instructor
Muddy Waters blues Henrik Linde
Eric Clapton & John Mayall's Bluesbreakers blues Mike Olekshy
Gary Moore blues Tony Lee
Eric Clapton & BB King blues Tom Finch
Robert Johnson blues Tom Finch
B.B. King blues Anders Mouridsen
T-Bone Walker blues Tom Finch
Led Zeppelin blues Tom Finch
Eric Clapton & John Mayall's Bluesbreakers blues Tom Finch
Eric Clapton blues Anders Mouridsen
Howlin' Wolf blues Tom Finch
Otis Rush blues Tom Finch
John Lee Hooker blues Anders Mouridsen
Stevie Ray Vaughan blues Anders Mouridsen
Stevie Ray Vaughan blues Mike Olekshy
Sonny Boy Williamson blues Tom Finch
Stevie Ray Vaughan blues Anders Mouridsen
T-Bone Walker blues Tom Finch
Muddy Waters blues Tom Finch
Holiday blues Christopher Schlegel