Learn the rhythm and lead styles of neo-soul virtuoso Tom Misch

Tom Misch
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Tom Misch’s guitar style fuses elements of jazz, funk, neo-soul and R&B. His sense of timing and groove is a big part of his sound. He plays ‘in the pocket’, often sitting just behind the beat with a subtle swing and a relaxed groove. 

Tom’s rhythm work is embellished with jazzy chords, which make his sound bang up to date. He often uses fingerstyle to play syncopated rhythm passages but will switch to a pick for a more forceful attack. 

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Simon Barnard

Simon is a graduate of the UK's Academy of Contemporary Music and The Guitar Institute, and holds a Masters degree in music. He teaches, examines and plays everything from rock to jazz.