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

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Stevie Ray Vaughan blues Anders Mouridsen
Gary Moore blues Tony Lee
Muddy Waters blues Henrik Linde
B.B. King blues Caren Armstrong
The Rolling Stones blues Caren Armstrong
Slim Harpo blues Mike Olekshy
B.B. King blues Anders Mouridsen
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers blues Mike Olekshy
Robert Johnson blues Tom Finch
Eric Clapton blues Caren Armstrong
Otis Redding blues Mike Olekshy
T-Bone Walker blues Caren Armstrong
Eric Clapton blues Anders Mouridsen
John Lee Hooker blues Anders Mouridsen
Jimmy Reed blues Caren Armstrong
B.B. King blues Mike Olekshy
T-Bone Walker blues Tom Finch
Stevie Ray Vaughan blues Anders Mouridsen
Eric Clapton & John Mayall's Bluesbreakers blues Mike Olekshy
Led Zeppelin blues Tom Finch