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
Five Long Years
Freddie King
Freddie King blues 8 Jul 2019 Dave Celentano
Crawlin’ King Snake
John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker blues 15 Apr 2019 Tom Finch
Shake Your Hips
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones blues 27 Nov 2018 Mike Olekshy
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stevie Ray Vaughan blues 3 Jul 2018 Anders Mouridsen
Otis Redding blues 29 Jun 2018 Mike Olekshy
You Don't Love Me
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
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
I Ain't Got You
The Yardbirds
The Yardbirds blues 9 May 2017 Mike Olekshy
Jimmy Reed blues 21 Apr 2017 Dave Celentano
Steppin' Out
Eric Clapton & John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
Eric Clapton & John Mayall's Bluesbreakers blues 21 Dec 2016 Mike Olekshy
Riding With The King
Eric Clapton & BB King
Eric Clapton & BB King blues 16 Nov 2016 Tom Finch
All Your Love
Otis Rush
Otis Rush blues 25 Aug 2016 Tom Finch
I Got The Blues
T-Bone Walker
T-Bone Walker blues 15 Aug 2016 Tom Finch
Killing Floor
Howlin' Wolf
Howlin' Wolf blues 8 Aug 2016 Tom Finch