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Watch the Neo Soul Guitar Guidebook online guitar lesson by Rory Ronde from Neo Soul Guitar Guidebook

Hi, I'm Rory Ronde, and welcome to the Neo Soul Guitar Guidebook. In this course, I'd like to share some ideas, concepts, techniques, and grooves that I use when playing guitar in neo soul, hip hop, R&B, and the modern jazz styles of today. Bands like The Roots, D'Angelo, Slum Village, A Tribe Called Quest, and producers like J Dilla, Madlib and DJ Hi-Tek have taken a new and original approach to timing that has had a major impact on modern guitar playing.

We'll dig into this type of new soul phrasing and timing in several live performances, and I'll show you the typical chords that are used in these styles and ways to voice them. We'll explore various finger style techniques that you can use to spice up your guitar playing. For instance, how to use the thumb to play rhythm guitar. We'll also talk about guitar sampling, where you approach live guitar playing the same way a hip hop producer would use audio software or sampling equipment.

As always, each of these performances come with tabs, notation, and backing tracks, as well as a text description to go along with it. Okay, let's start groovin'!