R&B / Soul Lessons

Learn the essential R&B guitar techniques, and chords necessary to play old school R&B and Soul authentically.  These chords and licks will allow you to spice up your basic chord progressions, and add flavor to your playing.

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Summary:

In this 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.

These are perfect for filling space between vocal lines or even putting in solos! 

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Skill Level:

Intermediate/Advanced

Summary:

In this free video tutorial " 7 Soulful Rhythm Guitar Fills for Major 7th Chords You MUST Know" we go through 7 fairly easy rhythm guitar fills that work great over major 7th sounds.

 

This stuff is perfect for adding some nice color over soul, motown and R&B tunes.

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Building Guitar Fills Part 1 | Seeing Chords as Intervals

Skill Level:

 Intermediate

Summary:

This is the first of in-depth 4 part series that will not only teach you the building blocks of fills, but also how to put them together and apply them with a tasteful, musical approach.In Part 1 we focus on breaking down a chord shape into its building blocks-Intervals, with emphasis on 3rds, 4ths, and 6ths-the most important intervals for creating fills

Building Guitar Fills Part II | Playing Intervals Through
Chord Changes

Skill Level:

 Intermediate/Advanced

Summary:

In Part II of this 4 part series "Building Guitar Fills" we break down several more chord shapes up the neck into intervals of 3rds, 4ths and 6ths and then practice using these intervals playing through a basic chord progression in G major.

Building Guitar Fills Part III | From Intervals to Music

Skill Level:

 Intermediate/Advanced

Summary:

In part III of Building Guitar Fills we explore some great ways to articulate intervals for a more musical feel including slurs, slides and descending 3rds.

 

These tips are some of the most important aspects of creating R&B, Soul and Rock fills

Building Guitar Fills Part IV | Adding Melody & Feel to R&B Fills

Skill Level:

 Intermediate/Advanced

Summary:

 

In this final installment of the Building Guitar Fills series we work on adding some nice melodic content to intervals and chords and other techniques to create some beautiful R&B guitar fills.

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Summary:

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 intervals moving horizontally or linear up and down the neck. Third, we bridge these two techniques together with single notes to create more interesting, beautiful fills.

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Skill Level:

Intermediate

Summary:

There is no doubt 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.

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10 Amazing Steve Cropper Licks

Skill Level:

Intermediate/Advanced

Summary:

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.

 

This is a must for any aspiring r&b/soul guitarist. .

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R&B/Soul