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
Rock Me Baby
B.B. King
B.B. King blues Henrik Linde
Statesboro Blues
The Allman Brothers
The Allman Brothers blues Anders Mouridsen
Love In Vain
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones blues Anders Mouridsen
Jimmy Reed blues Jinx Jones
Telephone Blues
Eric Clapton & John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
Eric Clapton & John Mayall's Bluesbreakers blues Tom Finch
I Got The Blues
T-Bone Walker
T-Bone Walker blues Tom Finch
Steppin' Out
Eric Clapton & John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
Eric Clapton & John Mayall's Bluesbreakers blues Mike Olekshy
Shake Your Hips
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones blues Mike Olekshy
Killing Floor
Howlin' Wolf
Howlin' Wolf blues Tom Finch
Muddy Waters blues Anders Mouridsen
Muddy Waters blues Tom Finch
All Your Love
Otis Rush
Otis Rush blues Tom Finch
Riding With The King
Eric Clapton & BB King
Eric Clapton & BB King blues Tom Finch
You Don't Love Me
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers blues Mike Olekshy
Close To You
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stevie Ray Vaughan blues Mike Olekshy
Howlin' Wolf blues Anders Mouridsen
Ghetto Woman
B.B. King
B.B. King blues Anders Mouridsen
B.B. King blues Mike Olekshy
Slim Harpo blues Mike Olekshy
Otis Redding blues Mike Olekshy