The Neo-Soul Guitar Book by Simon Pratt, Kristof Neyens, and Mark Lettieri
The Complete Guide to the Art of Neo-Soul Guitar style and technique Featuring Mark Lettieri
Are you struggling to unravel the intricate guitar parts of neo-soul guitar?
The Neo-Soul Guitar Book is a one-stop shop for the multi-faceted style of neo-soul guitar playing. In recent times neo-soul has emerged as a driving force in modern music, with notable players such as Mark Lettieri (three-time Grammy award winner) and Tom Misch reinventing neo-soul guitar for new audiences.
Neo-soul is a mash up of R&B, soul, gospel and funk, and is a wide-ranging discipline. But authors Simon Pratt and Kristof Neyens have you covered – addressing every technique you need to become a top class neo-soul guitar player. In fact, whatever you play, this book is full of rut-busting ideas that can be applied to any style.
On top of that, this book features original pieces by Mark Lettieri of legendary band Snarky Puppy, as well as several other complete performance pieces – all of which are demonstrated with accompanying video and audio.
What you’ll learn:
- The most popular neo-soul chord voicings and how to embellish them.
- R&B chord tricks and licks.
- Modern pentatonic single-line licks enhanced with neo-soul techniques.
- How to use double-stops and triple-stops to create funky grooves and fills.
- Tips and tricks like the “chord quake,” “hammer-ons from nowhere,” tapping, and artificial harmonics.
- Two complete, original pieces by Mark Lettieri of Snarky Puppy, specially written for this book.
- Five complete performance pieces in total, encapsulating every technique in the book.
It’s hard to listen to contemporary music and not hear some facet of neo-soul technique. It captures the sound of modern guitar technique – a fusion of the best parts of many different styles with a modern edge.
Neo-soul guitar sounds impressive, but it’s not unattainable. After many years of study, neo-soul specialists Simon Pratt and Kristof Neyens pass on their knowledge in a clear concise manner that will methodically build and develop the essential techniques you need to nail this style.
Here’s What You Get:
- A step-by-step neo-soul guitar guide that starts simple and adds layers of complexity.
- Dozens of exercises focusing on developing essential techniques.
- Complete and exclusive neo-soul guitar pieces to learn.
- Creative, ground-breaking ideas to develop your guitar playing in new directions.
- 40 beautifully conceived licks and chordal ideas to add to your vocabulary.
- Perfectly notated examples with tab and studio-quality audio you can download for FREE.
The Neo-Soul Guitar Book comes with over 140 supporting audio examples you can download for free, so you can hear exactly how each one should sound, plus several online videos demonstrating the performance pieces.
Buy it now and master the sound of contemporary neo-soul!