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
Stevie Ray Vaughan blues 3 Jul 2018 Anders Mouridsen
Otis Redding blues 29 Jun 2018 Mike Olekshy
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers blues 8 Jun 2018 Mike Olekshy
Slim Harpo blues 30 Apr 2018 Mike Olekshy
The Rolling Stones blues 14 Mar 2018 Caren Armstrong
Jimmy Reed blues 16 Feb 2018 Caren Armstrong
T-Bone Walker blues 15 Feb 2018 Caren Armstrong
B.B. King blues 15 Feb 2018 Caren Armstrong
B.B. King blues 9 Feb 2018 Mike Olekshy
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