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R&B / Soul Sub-Genres

Rhythm and Blues is an umbrella term for numerous other genre names. To name a few, there are Motown, Jazz Soul, Philadelphia Soul, Neo-Soul …
Wikipedia has pages for 18 genres that fit under R&B / Soul Music. Here are the two ‘parent’ pages for these sub-genres so that you can read up on any specialist musical interest that you have.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_music , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhythm_and_Blues

In the videos below you will find 15 free r&b/soul guitar tutorials of exceptionally high quality. More free lessons can also be found on the “TastyGuitar.com” YouTube channel. You’ll find the link at the bottom of the page.

Soul Guitar Lessons

Rick Stickney is a rhythm and blues and soul guitar specialist. He has probably the most in depth course available on soul licks, fills, riffs and r&b guitar chord progressions available, and played in the authentic style of the original artists. (See more in his e-books and guitar membership site).

These free sample lessons include licks from Steve Cropper, Cornell Dupree and David T Walker, 3 of the most recorded guitarists in theses styles. The membership site also analyzes the styles of numerous other soul guitar legends, as well as top artists from funk and blues.

Learn more about membership here.

Enjoy!

7 Soulful Fills For Major7 Chords

7 Soulful Fills For Major7 Chords

LESSON DESCRIPTION Here are 4 sweet-sounding, jazzy little R&B guitar fills that work perfect over minor chords.WATCH MORE R&B / SOUL LESSONS

Tasty R&B Guitar Fills in 3 Simple Steps

Tasty R&B Guitar Fills in 3 Simple Steps

LESSON DESCRIPTION In this guitar lesson, we break down 3 simple steps to create your own tasty R&B guitar fills. First, we break down the chords in our progression into groups of intervals moving vertically on the neck. Secondly, we break down the chords into...

David T Walker Style Chord Embellishments

David T Walker Style Chord Embellishments

LESSON DESCRIPTION David T. Walker is the session legend who recorded on over 2500 albums with the biggest names in R&B and Soul in the 60's-80's. His chord embellishments and fills are his unique signature that have helped define the genre. Learn some of the...

6 Great R&B Guitar Fills You MUST Know

6 Great R&B Guitar Fills You MUST Know

LESSON DESCRIPTION In this free video tutorial "6 Great R&B Rhythm Guitar Fills You Must Know" we go through 6 fairly easy rhythm guitar fills that work great over motown, soul and r&b tunes. If you like this one make sure you check out "7 Soulful Rhythm...

3 Gospel Inspired Chord Licks

3 Gospel Inspired Chord Licks

LESSON DESCRIPTION There is no doubt that the roots of r&b and soul music are gospel and the blues. In this lesson, we go through 3 fairly easy gospel-inspired chordal licks for guitar.WATCH MORE R&B LESSONS

5 Cornell Dupree Licks You Should Be Playing

5 Cornell Dupree Licks You Should Be Playing

LESSON DESCRIPTION 5 great licks from the master of rhythm guitar Cornell Dupree. Cornell Dupree played on over 2500 sessions with the biggest names in music, learn some of his signature licks here. These subtle but very tasteful fills are perfect for adding color to...

How To Play R&B Rhythm Guitar On a 6/8 Ballad

How To Play R&B Rhythm Guitar On a 6/8 Ballad

LESSON DESCRIPTION In this video, I show you 3 steps to playing an R&B Rhythm guitar part over a 6/8 ballad feel. Learn punchy chord accents, chord arpeggiation and more. This stuff will have you sounding authentic over one of the most important feels in R&B...

6 More Great R&B Guitar Fills

6 More Great R&B Guitar Fills

LESSON DESCRIPTION A lot of viewers have been asking for more R&B guitar fills, so here are 6 MORE super useful fills for playing over RnB, soul, gospel tunes!WATCH MORE R&B / SOUL LESSONS

Building R&B Guitar Fills Part 1 – Seeing Chords As Intervals

Building R&B Guitar Fills Part 1 – Seeing Chords As Intervals

LESSON DESCRIPTION Learning how to create amazing rhythm guitar fills for R&B, Soul, Funk, Rock, and Country etc is a crucial skill every guitarist should master. Today's lesson is the first of in-depth 4 part series that will not only teach you the building...

10 Amazing Steve Cropper Licks

10 Amazing Steve Cropper Licks

LESSON DESCRIPTION Learn 10 Amazing Steve Cropper Licks. A great collection of tasty soul and r&b guitar gems. Learn funky double stop bends, low down bluesy slides, some very subtle easy fills and essential rhythm techniques.WATCH MORE R&B / SOUL LESSONS

Another Common R&B/Soul Chord Progession You Must Know

Another Common R&B/Soul Chord Progession You Must Know

LESSON DESCRIPTION The bVImaj7-V7-iminor chord progression is one of the most important and used in soul/r&b and it's easily recognizable in Bill Wither's/Grover Washington's "Just the 2 of us" and Bobby Caldwell's "What you won't do for love". In this video learn...

A Common R&B/Soul Chord Progession You Must Know

A Common R&B/Soul Chord Progession You Must Know

LESSON DESCRIPTION Learn one of the most important chord progressions in r&b soul and funk for guitar. Just two chords but used in some of the most iconic songs in these genres. Learn over 20 different ways to play these chords up the neck. You MUST Know...

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