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In this tutorial we will learn to play some soulful R&B (Rhythm & Blues) guitar style rhythm parts & lead licks in a minor key.

R&B is an acronym that stands for [i]Rhythm and Blues[/i]. This style is rooted strongly in blues and jazz, with distinctly soulful melodies and bittersweet jazzy chords. You can also hear a bit of a funky approach in the use of syncopated, percussive and staccato rhythms. We'll put all of those elements together in this tutorial.

There is often a swing rhythm involved, but not necessarily. There is also a little of the sophistication of jazz in the use of extended chord voicings and advanced progressions. So, the primary characteristics of R&B guitar style are: blues melodies and funky, syncopated rhythms with jazzy chord voicings and progressions.

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Soulful R&B Series 2