The Soul Rhythm Guitar Book: Discover Authentic Soul Guitar Chords, Rhythms, Licks and Fills (Paperback)

The Soul Rhythm Guitar Book: Discover Authentic Soul Guitar Chords, Rhythms, Licks and Fills By Stuart Ryan, Joseph Alexander, Tim Pettingale (Editor) Cover Image

The Soul Rhythm Guitar Book: Discover Authentic Soul Guitar Chords, Rhythms, Licks and Fills (Paperback)


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Are you ready to master the Soul rhythm guitar skills that defined three generations?

Discover where Gospel meets R&B

Soul is one of the most important skills any guitarist can master. It's an essential genre that combines the best elements of Gospel, R&B and Jazz into the dance music that fuelled Motown, Atlantic and Stax records. In fact, Soul is still one of the most influential styles inspiring today's cutting-edge guitarists like Mark Lettieri and Cory Wong.

The pioneers of Soul guitar carved out a unique style that combined well-crafted guitar parts with immense rhythm and groove. Learning these Soul guitar parts will not only make you an excellent rhythm player, it'll show you how the guitar should function in any tight band.

The Soul Rhythm Guitar Book

Playing like an authentic Soul guitarist means reaching for new voicings and learning how to sit perfectly in your band. Fortunately, Soul guitar maestro Stuart Ryan is here to show you how.

Soul Guitar Skills You'll Master

- Effective three-note chord shapes that will cut through a band mix

- Essential "Drop 2" chords up and down the neck

- The essential chord progressions of Soul, Pop, Funk and Motown

- How to use richer 9th, 11th and 13 chords appropriately

The Art of Soul Guitar Groove

No guitarist gets hired just for their chord knowledge - you've got develop great feel and groove too. The Soul Rhythm Guitar Book teaches you the art of great chord phrasing and how to lock-in seamlessly with the band...

In fact, you'll become the complete in the pocket guitarist player using space and syncopation to build the groove.

Hooks and Fills

Session guitar pro Stuart Ryan also gives you a wealth of chord embellishment tricks and techniques to spice up your rhythm parts. You'll master the iconic techniques of Soul guitar pioneers such as Steve Cropper, Cornell Dupree, Wah Wah Watson and Jimmy Nolan (James Brown) who have played on thousands of hits and billions of streams.

Bring it on Home

Along with over 120 musical examples, all your new skills are brought together in four original Soul tracks you can learn, along with complete backing tracks.

In these pages you'll discover everything you need to become the complete Soul musician - from the essential chord voicings and groove of Soul, the 3rds and 6ths melodies of Steve Cropper, right through to the Funking rhythmic stylings of Jimmy Nolan.

It's time to Get Ready, Move on Up, and become the ultimate Soul Man (or Woman ) with The Soul Rhythm Guitar Book.

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Product Details ISBN: 9781789332247
ISBN-10: 1789332249
Publication Date: October 15th, 2020
Pages: 80
Language: English