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
Albert Collins blues Anders Mouridsen
B.B. King blues Anders Mouridsen
B.B. King blues Anders Mouridsen
B.B. King blues Anders Mouridsen
B.B. King blues Mike Olekshy
B.B. King blues Henrik Linde
B.B. King blues Mike Olekshy
BB King blues Anders Mouridsen
BB King blues Tom Finch
Bo Diddley blues Anders Mouridsen
Bo Diddley blues Henrik Linde
Elmore James blues Anders Mouridsen
Eric Clapton blues Anders Mouridsen
Eric Clapton blues Anders Mouridsen
Eric Clapton blues Caren Armstrong
Eric Clapton & BB King blues Tom Finch
Eric Clapton & John Mayall's Bluesbreakers blues Tom Finch
Eric Clapton & John Mayall's Bluesbreakers blues Mike Olekshy
Gary Moore blues Tony Lee
Holiday blues Christopher Schlegel