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