R&B Style Rhythm And Solo

An easier one this week! The rhythm for this one incorporates a simple bass pattern establishing an effective ‘groove’ and can really add sparkle to a rhythm part. Try and use upstrokes for the chords and downstrokes for the bass notes. This track uses a 12-bar Blues progression.

Regarding the solo, an essential part of the R&B guitar sound is the technique known as ‘double stopping’ i.e. playing two notes simultaneously. One good scale for this is the 2nd position Blues scale as used here.

As always, below the YouTube video you’ll find the backing track to play along with, and below that, the tablature. Aren’t I nice?!

Feel free to ask questions or just share your thoughts in the comments!

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R&B Style Rhythm And Solo

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