Fundamentals of Neo-Soul

This course is designed to give you all of the important tools necessary to make neo-soul music and to embrace this art form. You will get a little over an hour of the phattest neo-soul chord progressions that you hear on the radio or from your favorite neo-soul artists.

After embracing everything on this course, you should be able to produce your own neo-soul album or any album with this particular style.

This course contains the following: Neo-Soul Instructional videos; Beat Making lessons from Boonie Mayfield (YouTube super producer); Lit keys video of theory; sheet music; MIDI files; extra bonus Neo-Soul movements from GospelMusicians.com; extra sounds to load into your computer DAW.

Module Details

  • 1. Introduction to Neo-Soul Concepts
    Introduces some of the chord progressions and playing techniques that are taught throughout the course.
  • 2. Theory of Neo-Soul
    Explains some of the most important neo soul chords, such as the minor 9, showing how they can be played on almost any degree of the Bb scale to make a groove.
  • 3. Neo-Soul Examples
    Teaches some more neo soul tricks, such as stepping down by a minor third, or a whole tone, or stepping up by a whole tone.
  • 4. Major 9
    Teaches the major 9, and gives some examples of how it can be used in a progression.
  • 5. Major 9 Circle
    Shows a neo soul trick that involves shifting in a circle of fourths and fifths.
  • 6. Flatted Notes and R&B Style
    Demonstrates the difference between neo soul and R&B, by using the flattened seventh chord in a straight progression.
  • 7. Chinese Runs and Jam Session
    Introduces the minor 11 and the pentatonic scale and intervals.
  • 8. Minor 11 and Advanced Techniques
    Works more on the minor 11 and some advanced timing techniques.
  • 9. 7th Chord Circle Ending
    Works a circle of seventh chords into a funky progression.
  • 10. Bonus 1 - Number System Tutorial
    The first of a series of detailed lessons covering the music theory and technical terms included on the course, intended for beginners. This lesson covers the numbers or notes in a scale.
  • 11. Bonus 2 - Minor 9
    The second of a series of detailed lessons covering the music theory and technical terms included on the course, intended for beginners. This lesson covers the minor 9 chord.
  • 12. Bonus 3 - Hip Hop Minor 9
    The third of a series of detailed lessons covering the music theory and technical terms included on the course, intended for beginners. This lesson covers the hip hop minor 9 chord.
  • 13. Bonus 4 - Major 9
    The fourth of a series of detailed lessons covering the music theory and technical terms included on the course, intended for beginners. This lesson covers the major 9 chord.
  • 14. Bonus 5 - Relative Minor
    The fifth of a series of detailed lessons covering the music theory and technical terms included on the course, intended for beginners. This lesson covers the relative minor key.
  • 15. Bonus 6 - Chinese Intervals
    The sixth of a series of detailed lessons covering the music theory and technical terms included on the course, intended for beginners. This lesson covers the chinese or pentatonic intervals.
  • 16. Bonus 7 - Minor 11
    The seventh of a series of detailed lessons covering the music theory and technical terms included on the course, intended for beginners. This lesson covers the minor 11 chord.
  • 17. Bonus 8 - Funky 7th Chord
    The eighth of a series of detailed lessons covering the music theory and technical terms included on the course, intended for beginners. This lesson covers the funky 7th chord.
  • 18. Bonus 9 - Beat Making - Introduction
    First of a series of beat making lessons from Boonie Mayfield (YouTube super producer)
  • 19. Bonus 10 - Beat Making - Drum Types
    Second of a series of beat making lessons from Boonie Mayfield (YouTube super producer)
  • 20. Bonus 11 - Beat Making - Sequencing Drums
    Third of a series of beat making lessons from Boonie Mayfield (YouTube super producer)
  • 21. Bonus 12 - beat Making - Basslines and Chords
    Fourth of a series of beat making lessons from Boonie Mayfield (YouTube super producer)
  • 22. Bonus 13 - Beat Making - Beat 1 (More Drum Tips)
    Fifth of a series of beat making lessons from Boonie Mayfield (YouTube super producer)
  • 23. Bonus 14 - Beat Making - Beat 2 (Using Sine Waves)
    Sixth of a series of beat making lessons from Boonie Mayfield (YouTube super producer)
  • 24. Bonus 15 - Beat Making - Beat 3 (Recap and Ending)
    Seventh of a series of beat making lessons from Boonie Mayfield (YouTube super producer)
  • 25. Bonus 16 - Neo Soul Movements - Soloing Techniques
    Covers some more tips for soulful chord progressions.
  • 26. Bonus 17 - Neo-Soul Movements - Urban Phatness Gumbo
    Works through a whole host of different progressions, combining different techniques covered on the course and showing some new tricks and embellishments.
  • 27. Bonus 18 - Neo Soul Movements - Urban Worship Xtreme
    A live class teaching many of the techniques from the course.
Author Jamal Hartwell
Contains Videos, PDFs, bonus
Format Streaming
Length 4 hours
Level All levels
Provider Gospel Musicians
Price $49.77

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