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

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Back Door Man
Willie Dixon
Willie Dixon blues Henrik Linde
I Ain't Got You
The Yardbirds
The Yardbirds blues Mike Olekshy
Stevie Ray Vaughan blues Anders Mouridsen
Little Red Rooster
Howlin' Wolf
Howlin' Wolf blues Anders Mouridsen
Right Next Door
Robert Cray
Robert Cray blues Tom Finch
T­-Bone Shuffle
T-Bone Walker
T-Bone Walker blues Tom Finch
Son House blues Anders Mouridsen
Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley blues Henrik Linde
Tuff Enuff
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
The Fabulous Thunderbirds blues Mike Olekshy
B.B. King blues Anders Mouridsen
I Ain't Drunk
Albert Collins
Albert Collins blues Anders Mouridsen
I'm A Man
Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley blues Anders Mouridsen
Rollin' & Tumblin'
Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton blues Anders Mouridsen
She Moves Me
Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters blues Mike Olekshy
Me And The Devil
Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton blues Anders Mouridsen
Candy Man
Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison blues Henrik Linde
Trouble No More
Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters blues Tom Finch
Jeff Beck blues Anders Mouridsen
So Excited
B.B. King
B.B. King blues Mike Olekshy
Willie the Wimp
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stevie Ray Vaughan blues Anders Mouridsen