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So Im going to get into Reggae guitar

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RelaxedDude  
16 Aug 2008 16:20 | Quote
Joined: 26 May 2008
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I was wondering if any of you have any tips on playing reggae guitar, or know any good reggae guitarists?

Bob Marley is a given, but I want to see all types of reggae guitar
telecrater  
16 Aug 2008 17:43 | Quote
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peter tosh, (used to be in marley's band i think) and marley's son what ever his name is. Also check out some ska music there is a tight relation ship between reggae and ska.
brodyxhollow  
16 Aug 2008 22:42 | Quote
Joined: 04 Feb 2008
United States
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it's a lot of melodic upstrokes. Use a slow rhythm (about 90 bpm) and try to play a relaxed chord progression with a variant mix of Majors, Minors, and Minor 7ths. Try playing A major, C# Minor, B Minor 7th, and E Major.

The picking I would use in an 8 bar would be ; Down stroke, Up stroke, Down Mute, Up Stroke, Down Mute, Up Stroke, Down stroke, Up Mute. Do that with each chord two measures a piece, until your satisfied with it enough to put a little variance in it. Just keep it relaxed, and focus on your mutes and upstrokes.
GRX40  
17 Aug 2008 19:16 | Quote
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In most standard rock/blues, you find that the strong beats are the first and third beats. In reggae/ska, the stronger beats are 2 and 4, so you put more emphasis (usually by playing louder) on those.

A lot of times, the first and third beats are muted.

So maybe try this little key of C chord progression (play muted strums as quarter notes and the chords as eighth notes):



E--x---0-0-x---3---------
B--x---1-1-x---0---------
G--x---0-0-x---0---------
D--x---2-2-x---0---------
A--x---3-3-x---2---------
E--x-------x---3-------

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &


Empirism  
18 Aug 2008 10:35 | Quote
Joined: 23 Jun 2008
Finland
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well, i like Ron Butler (Israel Vibration)


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