Advanced Neo-Soul Guitar

Take your playing to new heights. 
In this Master Class, Ashton Sellars teaches you how to play advanced neo-soul concepts and map out your fretboard through a triad-based approach.



for intermediate & advanced players

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  • Unlock your fretboard with triads
  • Spice up your playing with hybrid picking
  • Track your progress
  • Comes with unlimited access to all lessons on Pickup Music

Step-by-step Instruction

35 lessons

HD video tutorials with interactive TAB, chord charts, and PDF class notes


3 week commitment

Learn at your own pace. Most students take three weeks to complete this class.


Learn next-level neo soul

Learn advanced neo-soul techniques and fundamental concepts to improve your playing in any genre.

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Lessons for every step of your guitar learning journey – from beginner to expert.

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Master the art of neo soul

Join your mentor Ashton Sellars as he breaks down the foundational techniques behind his signature neo-soul sound. You'll also learn advanced neo-soul licks, songs, and solos that will take your playing to new heights. 

Part I.

Part I. Neo Soul Foundations: Triads & Chord Scales

To start, you'll learn the foundation of Ashton's signature neo-soul sound through his methodical approach to triads.

Part II.

Part II. Hybrid Picking

Next, you'll learn all about hybrid picking. Ashton breaks this advanced technique down as it applies to triads, chord scales, arpeggios, and stacked 4ths. 

Part III.

Part III. Licks & Neo Soul Concepts

Once you master the fundamentals, it’s time to put them to work. In this section, you'll learn 10 quick concepts and licks to add to your playing vocabulary.

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Part IV. SongSqaud

Next, you'll learn three original neo-soul songs from Ashton that tie together everything from the previous sections of the class.

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Part V. Solos Over Jam Tracks

To wrap up, Ashton improvises three solos over included jam tracks that you can learn or use as inspiration to improvise your own!

Hear why students love this class

Learn what makes Ashton Sellars' Master Class so popular

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Sam R.

Pickup Music has been an awesome resource thus far. I love the lessons from young players who are at the forefront of contemporary music. The Master Classes are definitely my favorite as they have a clear plan of study and a logical progression behind them.

Cole C.

I usually wouldn’t take the time to write, but Pickup is worth taking a few seconds. Ashton Sellers’ Master Class is fantastic. I can’t say enough positive things about the content and how enjoyable it is to use.

Luca N.

Since joining, I've been using the Master Classes a lot, and they've pushed me further than I ever thought I would go in guitar and music as a whole. I really love Pickup Music, I would 100% recommend it :)

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Learn at your own pace

Learn through a step-by-step curriculum

The lessons in this class are advanced and best suited for intermediate guitarists. The curriculum was crafted by our team of master's-level musicians to give you the best possible pathway for improving on guitar.

Ashton Sellars


Ashton Sellars

Ashton is an in-demand, London-based musician and producer known for his mastery of neo soul. Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Ashton has studied with some of the world’s greatest guitarists in New Zealand and Amsterdam.


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