All we need is a drummer For people who only need a beat yeah I'm gonna add a little guitar And make it easy to move your feet
It can happen anytime, anyplace. The car next to you at the stop light has their radio blaring, the soundtrack of the movie your watching, some dude’s beat box on the beach — if you’re within earshot of some good old soul music, your feet will start tapping involuntarily and your brain will start receiving urgent neuro messaging commanding you to DANCE!
I'm gonna add some bottom So that the dancers just won't hide You might like to hear my organ I said, "Ride Sally ride"
Soul music may have burst on the scene in the 60’s but it’s powered virtually every style of music to follow and lives on to this day. If you can dance to it, its likely spiced with a little soul respectfully borrowed from the kings of 60’s soul; and their guitar players like Steve Cropper (Booker T and the MGs), Mabon Lewis ‘Teenie’ Hodges (Hi Records rhythm section), Jimmy Johnson (Muscle Shoals rhythm section), Willie Hale (Little Beaver), Leo Nocentelli (Meters) and Freddie Stone (Sly and The Family Stone).
Listen to me Cynthia and Jerry got a message they're sayin' "All the squares, go home!"
Listen carefully to more contemporary players like Rick Robinson, Robert Cray, John Fogerty, Rory Gallagher, Prince, John Scofield and even John Mayer — no question whose licks and guitar stylings they studied coming up to put the soul in their own music. And that’s exactly what Jay Williams has planned for you — his cherry-picked collection of 50 Soul Guitar Licks You MUST Know will deliver a truckload of the spice directly to the front door of your practice room.
Jay demonstrates each lick over a soulful rhythm track for optimal musical context, and then he’ll break it down for you with special emphasis on the techniques required to perform it. All 50 licks are tabbed and notated, plus you’ll get Guitar Pro files as well (Windows & Mac compatible). All of the rhythm tracks are also included for you to work with on your own.