R&B/Soul Guitar Lessons

Welcome to the section on R&B and Soul guitar playing. R&B and Soul are combination of blues, jazz, and gospel music forms. The style began in the 50’s and 60’s with labels such as Motown and Stax. We will be studying the essential elements of this style as it pertains to guitar and its role in an ensemble.

Intro to Soul and R&B Guitar

Intro to Soul and R&B Guitar

In this lesson we will discuss the basic principles behind Soul and R&B style guitar. Specifically we will cover chord shapes used in this genre of music
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Soul and RnB Rhythm

Soul and RnB Rhythm

In this lesson we will study the rhythmic elements of R&B and Soul
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Soul and RnB Articulations

Soul and RnB Articulations

In this lesson we will discuss using some articulations such as slides and fills to spice up your playing.
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It's All Right by The Impressions

It's All Right by The Impressions

In this lesson we are going to take a look at the guitar style used by the soul, r&b, and Motown players of the 60's.  Specifically the use of high register chord voicings.  This tune is a great example of this technique.

Song Difficulty: 5

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