Seventh Chords, Progressions and Song Structure (Guitar Lesson)


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Nick Kellie

Seventh Chords, Progressions and Song Structure

To wrap up his look at the stylistic approaches of R&B and soul, Nick provides a lesson that touches on a few topics. He discusses the use of seventh chords and how to easily decipher what chords can be played with what progression. Nick also talks about the approach of arranging song structure in the style.

Taught by Nick Kellie in R&B and Soul with Nick Kellie seriesLength: 21:46Difficulty: 2.5 of 5


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worthymelvinworthymelvin replied on May 20th, 2012

your the best nick...for years ive been reading all types of material in books and on line and youve given me the mortar/cement to start really building now...

Nick.KellieNick.Kellie replied on May 20th, 2012

thank you!

uleryreynoldsuleryreynolds replied on April 28th, 2012

Great lesson.....really increased my understanding Nick!

Nick.KellieNick.Kellie replied on May 1st, 2012

thats great!

R&B and Soul with Nick Kellie

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Learn to play in the Motown style of R&B and Soul.



Lesson 1

Introduction to R&B and Soul

Nick Kellie introduces a lesson series designed to highlight the tendencies, techniques and concepts of R&B and soul playing. Characterized by rhythmic elements and simplicity, this style combines muted...

Length: 31:45 Difficulty: 2.0 FREE
Lesson 2

Popping

Now that Nick has discussed the basics of the R&B and soul style of playing, he demonstrates a common funk / soul technique. Known as "popping," this technique adds a sharp staccato and rhythmic feel to...

Length: 12:41 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Lesson 3

Interval Usage

In the third lesson of his R&B and Soul series, Nick discusses common ways to use melodic and harmonic intervals.

Length: 8:57 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Single Note Strumming

In this lesson, Nick Kellie demonstrates a common technique he calls "single note strumming". This technique combines the simplistic nature of R&B and soul with a rhythmic strumming element.

Length: 7:26 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 5

Hendrixisms

In the fifth lesson of his R&B and Soul lesson series, Nick discusses commonalities made popular by Jimi Hendrix that are often used in this style of play.

Length: 10:57 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 6

Seventh Chords, Progressions and Song Structure

To wrap up his look at the stylistic approaches of R&B and soul, Nick provides a lesson that touches on a few topics. He discusses the use of seventh chords and how to easily decipher what chords can be...

Length: 21:46 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only

About Nick Kellie View Full Biography Nick was awarded the BBC Big Band Jazz awards "John Dankworth trophy for outstanding young soloist" and recorded a special show for BBC radio 2. He was invited to become a member of the Wigan Jazz Orchestra, and has played as part of the Wigan International Jazz Festival. He has played extensive gigs which include accompaniment, reading, soloing as well as styles ranging from Soul, R&B, Blues, Rock and Jazz in locations such as London, Norway, Germany and Greece.

Nick, with his professional approach towards music, brings enthusiasm and musicality to every project he is involved with. As well as being a guitarist Nick is also a fine vocalist and can sing lead vocals as well as backing vocals.

In London Nick has been involved with many projects such as Fresh Claim, which features Nick on guitar, and Jon Plotel on Bass (Billy Ocean, The Real Thing) and Vanessa Haynes band featuring members of Jeff Beck group, Eric Clapton’s Band and Allan Holdsworth’s Band. For a time Nick resided in Nashville TN where he played with many local musicians. In addition he also played in a Jazz Fusion band named "Shammah", with whom he has recorded an album.

Most recently Nick was signed to Digital Nations www.digital-nations.com - part of Steve Vai's record label and has recorded an album entitled "For A Brother" with his band "Nick Kellie Band". Upon hearing the album, Steve contacted Nick with regard to a release on his own label. It has been released in the USA, Europe and Asia. As well as this, Nick is also an endorsee of Elixir guitar strings, which are world-renowned.

Nick Also contributed to around 21 issues of Europe's biggest selling guitar magazine - "Total Guitar" in his series of articles, "Techniques of the rich and famous" and "Steal their style".

Having taught at Europe's top two guitar schools, Nick was also appointed as head of the guitar department at Guitar Getaways.

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