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
Elmore James blues Anders Mouridsen
Holiday blues Christopher Schlegel
Muddy Waters blues Tom Finch
Steady Rollin' Man
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson blues Tom Finch
B.B. King blues Anders Mouridsen
Stop Breakin' Down
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson blues Tom Finch
The Seventh Son
Willie Dixon
Willie Dixon blues Anders Mouridsen
Muddy Waters blues Anders Mouridsen
B.B. King blues Tom Finch