R&B Techniques in 7 Days

Master the art of R&B guitar.

Join your mentor Melanie Faye as she pulls back the curtain on the tools and techniques that fuel her unique R&B playing style and viral guitar videos.

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R&B Techniques in 7 Days

Master the art of R&B guitar.

GET STARTED

CANCEL ANYTIME

For INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED GUITARISTS

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  • Learn how to play and sound like Melanie 
  • Give your guitar an expressive, vocal quality
  • Master chordal R&B techniques and level up your songwriting
  • Learn the theory behind common R&B chord progressions 
 

Step-by-step Instruction

18 lessons

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

Time

7-day commitment

Learn at your own pace. Most students take 7-10 days to complete this class.

Outcome

Play R&B guitar like Melanie

Become a more expressive player and spice up your chord progressions with Melanie's thorough breakdown of her playing style.

Just the start

Unlimited access to all classes

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

An immersive online class

Transform your playing with R&B techniques

Join Melanie as she breaks down the expressive techniques that fuel her R&B-inspired playing. By the end of this Master Class, you'll be able to write R&B chord progressions full of lightning-fast embellishments, colorful chords, and entrancing fills.

Day 1

Melanie's R&B Toolkit

Learn Melanie's approach to fundamental playing techniques through the lens of R&B to add greater expression to your playing.

Day 1

Day 1. R&B Embellishments

Start the class off right with some iconic R&B vibes! This chord progression features classic R&B embellishments and a must-know inversion.

Day 2

Day 2. The Thumb Slap & Open-String Voicings

Add a percussive backbeat to your playing and learn some colorful open-string bar chords.

Day 3

Day 3. Writing R&B Chord Progressions

Learn the music theory behind Melanie's compositions to fuel your own songwriting.

Day 4

Day 4. Stretch Chords

Time to  s t r e t c h  your fretting hand with a series of colorful chord shapes. Then, you'll write your own tune with the same chord voicings. 

Day 5

Day 5. R&B Fingerpicking

Hone your fingerpicking skills with an advanced composition featuring rhythmic variation and a classic R&B backbeat feel in your picking hand.

Day 6

Day 6. Melanie’s Signature Altered Scale Runs

Develop the ability to flesh out your chord progressions with beautiful altered-scale fills in this deceptively difficult tune.

Day 7.

Day 7. Melanie’s Viral Video Vibe

Time for your R&B graduation! Learn a variation of Melanie's most viral video and develop the ability to shred legato altered runs.

Hear why students love this Master Class

Learn what makes Melanie Faye's class so popular

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Kate B.

I just want to express my gratitude to Pickup Music for creating this space to learn, grow, and create. I feel like I've been waiting my whole musical life for something like this.

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Cole C.

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

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Cooper W.

I’ve never been this enthusiastic about playing the guitar! I feel I have the foundation, so now it’s all about practicing each day.

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Learn at your own pace

Learn through a step-by-step curriculum

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

Melanie Faye

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Melanie Faye

Melanie is an Atlanta-based guitarist, bassist, producer, and songwriter who first captured the world’s attention in 2017. After taking the digital world by storm, her playing has been lauded by John Mayer, Quincy Jones, H.E.R., and other legendary players.

In addition to working with major guitar brands, Melanie has performed with Willow Smith, Noname, Cautious Clay, Maggie Rogers, Hayley Williams, Jamila Woods, Masego, and Mac DeMarco.

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  • 14-day free trial
  • 30+ Master Classes
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  • 70+ Lick Packages 
  • 5 Minute Lessons
  • Artist Toolkit 
  • Jam Tracks
  • Members-only forum
  • Enter in the Emerging Artist Fund
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Choose a plan that's right for you

Get all-inclusive access to over 500 lessons and new releases every week. 
Start your free 14-day trial today.

ANNUAL PLAN

$12.50/ mo

$149.99 PAID YEARLY

SAVE 17%

MONTHLY PLAN

$14.99/ mo

 

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