Recommendation for R&B/Rhythm Guitar styles

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  1. JCar24

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    hi guys,
    took some time off from guitar and would love to get back into it. skill level intermediate / advanced-intermediate. was hoping you guys could recommend me some books to practice an R&B style rhythm guitar. chord progressions with connecting licks in between. Learning theory behind it would be a plus but not necessary. Something Hendrix-esque / early Chili Peppers Frusciante-esque but not specifically tied to those guitarists.

    lessons like this one are pretty much exactly what i'm looking for, but in book format please:
    https://www.guitarworld.com/lessons...-hendrix-style-rb-rhythm-guitar-playing-video

    thank you
     
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    I'm a big TrueFire fan so I'm gonna recommend the Oz Noy Funk Rhythm Essentials, and the Robben Ford Chord Revolution and Rhythm Revolution courses

    Great stuff, and both guys are heavily inspired by Hendrix but present basic jazz knowledge in a very digestible format for R&B/rock playing.
     
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    Check out David T. Walker's playing in this performance--a lesson in itself:

     
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    I know you said books but this truefire course is exactly what you're asking for including theory. The instructor is incredibly dry but the content is solid.
    https://truefire.com/techniques-guitar-lessons/guitar-lab-triads/c232

    This one dives more in depth into traditional R&B guitar which is where Hendrix got his chops from. This stuff is eternally useful for tasty rhythm playing. A Great course
    https://truefire.com/soul-guitar-lessons/guidebook/c1026

    And this one adds some funky New Orleans mojo to your R&B rhythm chops. Shane Theriot is a fantastic rhythm guitarist and this course has a ton of cool approaches to work on.
    https://truefire.com/techniques-guitar-lessons/rhythm-mojo/c193
     
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    Listen to Curtis Mayfield, Cornell Dupree and Steve Cropper
     
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    The Art Of Rhythm and Blues by Dr. Licks (who also did Standing In The Shadows of Motown).
     
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    And Teeny Hodges. Listen to some Al Green.
     
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    Do you still have the cassette?
     
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    Adam Levy's Low Down Rhythm course on TrueFire has a lot of Steve Cropper influenced stuff - lot of 60s soul (Sam & Dave, Aretha, etc.).

    Of course you could just pick out Steve Cropper riffs and whatnot by listening to records repeatedly, but it's neat to see a pro play the riff and offer his insights. I've been a fan since I heard him w/ Norah Jones.
     
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    In book form, check out Tim Quinn, Fluid Soloing:

    Here is how it is described on Amazon:

    "Chord-Lead Soloing for Guitar is a complete method for developing fluid double-stop chord melody. This style of playing can be heard most notably in the playing of Jimi Hendrix (in songs such as 'The Wind Cries Mary', Little Wing', and 'Castles Made of Sand'), as well in the music of the guitarists he influenced, including Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Chord-lead style playing bridges the gap between straight lead and strictly rhythm, because it is simultaneously chordal (implying a specific major or minor chord) and melodic (carrying a distinct singable melody). This book shows the guitarist how to develop this technique and create continuous connections of moving voicings, merging lead and rhythm into one flowing melodic chordal texture. This is accomplished through a comprehensive collection of chord-lead phrases, each of which is presented in at least three different fingerings (important for whole-neck flow). These phrases are then assembled into soloing etudes that demonstrate practical application over different chord progressions Chord-lead playing can be adapted to every style of music, including rock, jazz, blues, alternative, funk, R&B, country, and pop. Mastering chord-lead soloing also greatly increases a guitarist's ability to 'stand alone'; that is, to play by himself unaccompanied by other musicians, mixing and switching between chording and lead improvisation. This book is perhaps the most definitive guide ever written for mastering this highly sought after (yet elusive) style of playing. Online audio download included. Standard notation and tablature."
     

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