How To Play SHOUT By Isley Brothers – Easy Soul/R&B Guitar Lesson

Hey, this is Mattias Rengel with Guitar Control, we’ll be checking out this really cool song by the Isley Brothers called “Shout”. It’s a very simple groove in chord progression and I think it’s going to be very useful for you.

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So we got two chords happening here the first chord is an F major and the second chord is a D minor for those of you who don’t know the F major the most common way to play an F major is you grab your index finger and you put it right on the 1st fret hold the 4 strings and I know it’ll hurt a little bit but that’s what you’re going to do then you place your ring finger right here on the 3rd fret of the 5th string then the pinky finger is going to go on the 3rd fret of the 4th string and your middle finger is going to go on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string and all the notes should sound, now if you’re able to play that awesome congratulations if you’re not able to play that hang in there you got two options you can either keep practicing this chord until it works or you can also go with this alternative that I’m about to show you what you’re going to be playing a shorter version for this and you’re going to have to most likely be careful with the strings you’re playing. So what you’re going to do is place your ring finger on the 3rd fret of the 4th string, middle finger on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string and your index fingers will go 1st fret of the 2nd and 1st string just like that, so that’s your F major right there and you’re still going to play two notes with this finger.

Now for the D minor which is the next chord two ways of playing it first you’re going to place your index finger all over the 5th fret and then you’re going to go just like you were playing the F major here. And you’re going to take each finger down a string I’m just going to end up like that but here you’re going to have your ring finger on the 7th fret of the 4th string pinky finger on the 7th fret 3rd string and middle finger on the 6th fret of the 2nd string if this is to work for you, you can play this version it’s not the one in the recording but it’s going to do the job you know you’re going to play the open four string you’re going to place your middle finger on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string ring finger on the 3rd fret of the 2nd string and index finger on the 1st fret of the 1st string.

Now for the rhythm check this out we’ll be having two ways of playing whatever you want. First way is hitting with your string up and you’re going to pick up the strings and immediately release the tension from this part of the fingers. You’re not going to release the tension but don’t release the fingers.

Now I recommend that you keep going naturally up, up, and down, and when you come down, you can also bring your hand down to mute all the strings. Now play that four times and change now what you can do check this out we can take it a step further and you can play whenever you play down you can play the muted version of the chord, so it doesn’t sound you’re just you’re not pressuring the chords you got the fingers were the chord should be for a chord, but you’re not pulling down the pressure so it’s not like that it’s not like he goes down then you put the pressure play it down again got it so now that’s one way of doing it right now another way to do it is to just go down all the time like this constantly so that might get a little bit hard when you’re playing fast right but believe it or not they had two different sounds right one is like when it’s like yeah you can hear more the first strings right and the second string and in the other one it’s like you can hear more of like the chord so choose the one that you like the most go for it.

Now for the second part of the song check this out we’re going to grab our F and you’re going to do this a little bit complicated but you can totally do it. Check this out you got your F major you’re going to alternate between this and bring down your pinky keeping all the fingers or the addresses bring down the pinky and the pinky should be playing the 3rd, 2nd, and 1st, super simple right it stops there some stops and then he goes to this part and then it goes back this is a really cool song and I think it’s going to help you a lot and it’s a really good way to practice this type of rhythm which is in fact it sounds very cool, there you have it it’s super easy song progression for you to play The Isley Brothers check them out on Google and listen to it on Spotify.

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