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 published instructor
Eric Clapton blues 16 May 2017 Caren Armstrong
The Yardbirds blues 9 May 2017 Mike Olekshy
Jimmy Reed blues 21 Apr 2017 Dave Celentano
Eric Clapton & John Mayall's Bluesbreakers blues 21 Dec 2016 Mike Olekshy
Eric Clapton & BB King blues 16 Nov 2016 Tom Finch
Otis Rush blues 25 Aug 2016 Tom Finch
T-Bone Walker blues 15 Aug 2016 Tom Finch
Howlin' Wolf blues 8 Aug 2016 Tom Finch
Sonny Boy Williamson blues 26 Jul 2016 Tom Finch
Muddy Waters blues 6 Jul 2016 Mike Olekshy
Muddy Waters blues 30 Jun 2016 Tom Finch
Muddy Waters blues 9 Jun 2016 Tom Finch
Muddy Waters blues 2 May 2016 Tom Finch
Robert Johnson blues 19 Apr 2016 Tom Finch
Stevie Ray Vaughan blues 12 Apr 2016 Mike Olekshy
Robert Johnson blues 11 Apr 2016 Tom Finch
Eric Clapton & John Mayall's Bluesbreakers blues 8 Apr 2016 Tom Finch
B.B. King blues 8 Apr 2016 Mike Olekshy
T-Bone Walker blues 26 Oct 2015 Tom Finch
Robert Cray blues 14 Aug 2015 Tom Finch