R&B sessions with Kerry “2Smooth” Marshall

How to approach playing R&B soulfully with passing chords, voicings, riffs and licks.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to play R&B with soul and feel, this is the course for you.

In this course, Kerry discusses the role of the guitar in R&B music. He shows how simple chord progressions can be embellished with new voicings, licks, passing chords and riffs. This course will expand your chord vocabulary and encourage you to think about how the guitar can be utilized in a studio setting. Get out of your usual box and use your guitar playing to add to the flavor of an arrangement.



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Total time: 32 minutes across 8 parts

· Intro Free preview
· Chord progression embellishments
· R&B chords and placement
· Act Like That
· R&B voicings in B major
· Let it Burn
· R&B voicings in D major
· Between the Sheets

About Kerry “2smooth” Marshall

Kerry “2Smooth” Marshall is a guitarist, instructor, session player, social influencer, producer, artist developer and voting member of the Recording Academy. His signature sound is sought after by many.

He’s currently lead guitarist for Ledisi, Ty Dolla $ign, Sean Kingston and Chante Moore. The roster of performers he has graced the stage with is extensive and continues to grow — superstar Jason Derulo, film actor and R&B singer Tyrese Gibson, The Roots, Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child, Raheem DeVaughn, Leela James, Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild, Anthony Hamilton, Jill Scott, Fantasia Barrino, Jacob Latimore, Kevin Ross and many others.

About Soundslice

Soundslice is the ultimate learning and practice environment for music.

Our site gives you sheet music (and tablature) that’s synced with real audio/video recordings. That means you’ll be listening to real performances as you work through material — giving you insight into the human elements of music that couldn’t possibly be notated.

Use our simple-yet-powerful tools to explore music deeply. Slow down audio/video without changing pitch; loop sections simply by dragging across notation. It’s seamless and beautiful.

When you buy, you get instant access. Everything works in your web browser, with nothing to download or install. Works on tablets and smartphones, too.

Best of all, a majority of the proceeds goes directly to the instructor, not to a faceless corporation. Thanks for supporting musicians!