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
Jimmy Reed blues Dave Celentano
Otis Rush blues Tom Finch
Muddy Waters blues Henrik Linde
Slim Harpo blues Mike Olekshy
Willie Dixon blues Henrik Linde
Eric Clapton blues Anders Mouridsen
Bo Diddley blues Henrik Linde
John Lee Hooker blues Anders Mouridsen
Jimmy Reed blues Jinx Jones
Jimmy Reed blues Caren Armstrong
Sonny Boy Williamson blues Tom Finch
Roy Orbison blues Henrik Linde
Stevie Ray Vaughan blues Mike Olekshy
Stevie Ray Vaughan blues Anders Mouridsen
Stevie Ray Vaughan blues Anders Mouridsen
Son House blues Anders Mouridsen
B.B. King blues Mike Olekshy
B.B. King blues Anders Mouridsen
Muddy Waters blues Anders Mouridsen
Albert Collins blues Anders Mouridsen