Beginner R&B two chord tutorial

This is just further explanation for my YouTube video. Basically if you want that R&B or Neo Soul sound then you want to be able to do at least two things.

  1. Understand minor chords and scales as this is what is commonly used in R&B
  2. Learn how to alternate between scales

Understanding the minor chords and scales can easily be learned by anybody, however switching between scales can be quite a hurdle for many especially on the piano. It is a lot easier on the guitar because the position you are holding the chord allows you to play the melody in that same scale or key.

The C major is the easiest scale C, D, E, F, G, A, B

The C minor scale is simply a half step between 2-3 and then 5-6, so C, D, Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb

The D major is – D, E, Gb, G, A, B, Db

The D minor is D, E, F, G, A, Bb, C

2 thoughts on “Beginner R&B two chord tutorial”

    1. R&B uses a lot of minor chords put Majors chords will also be used to end a phrase or relieve tension.
      A lot of inverted and altered chords are also used too.

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