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
Muddy Waters blues Henrik Linde
Jimmy Reed blues Caren Armstrong
Bring It On Home
Sonny Boy Williamson
Sonny Boy Williamson blues Tom Finch
The Rolling Stones blues Caren Armstrong
B.B. King blues Mike Olekshy
Eric Clapton blues Caren Armstrong
T-Bone Walker blues Caren Armstrong
B.B. King blues Caren Armstrong
Jimmy Reed blues Dave Celentano
Slim Harpo blues Mike Olekshy
Back Door Man
Willie Dixon
Willie Dixon blues Henrik Linde
Eric Clapton blues Anders Mouridsen
Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley blues Henrik Linde
Boom Boom
John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker blues Anders Mouridsen
Jimmy Reed blues Jinx Jones
Candy Man
Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison blues Henrik Linde
Crawlin’ King Snake
John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker blues Tom Finch
Son House blues Anders Mouridsen
Ghetto Woman
B.B. King
B.B. King blues Anders Mouridsen
I Ain't Drunk
Albert Collins
Albert Collins blues Anders Mouridsen