Neo Soul and R&B Guitar

Learn the genre that's driving modern music.
Join pro touring guitarist Nicholas Veinoglou as he walks you through foundational neo-soul and R&B guitar concepts.



For intermediate players

Start your neo-soul journey here

  • Craft your own sound with R&B and neo-soul techniques
  • Unlock your fretboard with triads
  • Track your progress
  • Comes with unlimited access to every class on Pickup Music

Step-by-step Instruction

20+ 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.


Level up your playing

Get the buttery-smooth sound of neo soul under your fingers and learn techniques to break out of the box.

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Unlimited access to all classes

This class comes with hundreds of lessons and classes from the best neo-soul guitarists in the world.


Discover the art of neo soul

Join your mentor Nicholas Veinoglou, as he teaches you how to make chord progressions come to life, improvisational concepts to get you away from your usual licks, and concepts to achieve fretboard freedom.

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Part I. Technique

Start playing right away with techniques to achieve a modern neo-soul and R&B sound.

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Part II. How to ‘Break out of the Box’

Achieve fretboard freedom using arpeggios and chromatic approach tones. The exercises in this section are designed to help you develop your own sound.

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Part III. SongSquad

Learn nine original neo-soul-inspired songs that incorporate techniques from previous sections of the course. 

Hear why students love this Master Class

Learn what makes Nicholas Veinoglou's class so popular

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Learn at your own pace

Learn through a step-by-step curriculum

This class is best suited for intermediate guitarists. Beginner guitarists who are comfortable with bar and (some) jazz chord shapes will also benefit from the class. The curriculum was crafted by our team of master's-level and pro touring musicians to give you the best possible pathway for learning this style of guitar.

Nicholas Veinoglou


Nicholas Veinoglou

Nicholas Veinoglou is an Los Angeles-based touring guitarist, songwriter, and music director who has taught hundreds of students how to develop their own sound and master the basics of neo-soul, jazz, and R&B guitar. Nicholas holds a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Guitar Performance with a minor in Harmony from the Berklee College of Music. As a touring guitarist, he plays with Jordan Fisher and Atlantic Records recording artist Bazzi.



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  • PDF class notes
  • Artist Toolkit
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  • 14-day free trial
  • 30+ Master Classes
  • 300+ SongSquads
  • 70+ Lick Packages 
  • 5 Minute Lessons
  • Artist Toolkit 
  • Jam Tracks
  • Members-only forum
  • Enter in the Emerging Artist Fund