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.
- Understand minor chords and scales as this is what is commonly used in R&B
- 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