Whatever your preferred style or genre, learning new sounds and techniques outside your comfort zone is essential for becoming a well-rounded guitar player.
Kerry “2 Smooth” Marshall is an in-demand music educator, session guitarist, producer and guitar teacher who specializes in R&B, neo-soul and gospel music. In addition to playing alongside some of today’s top musical acts, he’s also a mainstay on YouTube, where he’s reached over 100,000 subscribers.
The first lesson reviews a common chord progression that will help you get started with R&B styles.
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