The Ultimate Guitar Guide to Acoustic R&B
“The first time I heard Simon play it was clear he was a great guitarist. Very soulful, versatile and with lots of taste. Puts a smile on my face.” –BRENT MASON
Since the Neo-Soul revival of the ‘90s modern R&B guitar hasn’t stopped evolving, and the acoustic guitar has played a vital part in its growth.
This definitive guide to acoustic R&B by guitarist and bestselling author Simon Pratt (with a little help from Kerry “2 Smooth” Marshall) fuses a deep understanding of the music with his killer Neo-Soul chops to create an incredible resource for all modern guitarists.
Gets You Playing Great R&B Immediately
In Acoustic R&B For Modern Guitar you’ll learn the licks, tricks and techniques of the style – from its old school roots to its cutting edge sound. You’ll discover the perfect mash-up of R&B, Soul, Neo-Soul, Pop, and Motown … with a fresh modern twist.
- The stripped-down R&B chord voicings essential to the style
- How to create multi-part chord voicings and turn them into grooving riffs
- How to use triads to create definitive licks and fills
- Tons of cool licks and fills in the styles of the greatest modern players
Playing in the Real World
You’ll begin by learning the 17 foundational R&B chord sequences and how to elevate them with modern R&B voicings before embellishing them with with double-stops, slides, motifs and funky single note fills. Once you get the vibe, we’ll teach you our secret way to deconstruct these ideas and build your own R&B guitar parts from scratch.
You’ll be shown how to easily create stunning rhythm parts that add the special sauce in both solo guitar and band settings by seamlessly combining the many textures of R&B Rhythm Guitar.
- Arpeggio-based R&B rhythm parts
- Percussive hits to build a groove
- Spicy chord voicings
- Syncopated fingerpicking patterns
- Adding licks between chords
- The staccato legato technique to make your playing literally pop
Not only that, you’ll learn to take influence from the guitar styles of iconic R&B players like Isaiah Sharkey, Mark Lettieri, Raúl Midón, and even some Hendrix-inspired licks.
Total Musicianship… Covered!
Acoustic R&B For Modern Guitar helps you to combine your skills as you learn seven complete R&B tracks and includes videos and backing tracks of each full-length performance.
Plus, there are a few surprises in store…
Bonus 1: Learn Kerry “2 Smooth” Marshall’s exclusive track, written just for this book. Discover the musical ideas of a Neo-Soul legend, direct from the source.
Bonus 2: Download over 140 free audio tracks, including 5 backing tracks. Hear every example, exactly as it should be played.
Bonus 3: Hear our exclusive Spotify playlist of essential R&B from old to new – almost 2 hours of chronological musical evolution!
This is the definitive guide to Acoustic R&B For Modern Guitar and it’s packed full of insight, techniques, exclusive licks, and groove.
You owe it to yourself to have it in your collection…
Buy it now.