Posts Tagged ‘Reggae’

Reggae more strums

In Lessons, Reggae, Rhythms on April 16, 2012 at 10:14 am

 In this lesson you’ll learn how to play a typical reggae style rhythm guitar part and you’ll learn the very important left-hand muting technique that is used in almost every style of music

from Activemelody

backing track (no guitar)

backing track (with guitar)


Reggae rhythms strums

In Lessons, Reggae, Rhythms on April 16, 2012 at 10:05 am

How to play reggae guitar lesson part 1. I use few bars of Stir It Up by Bob Marley to demonstrate guitar rhythm and work in key of A. My Amp settings: Out of 10 my gain is set low to about 2, my Bass is about 3, my Mid is about 4 and my Treble is about 7.  When I strike the strings I keep my wrist relaxed and don’t hit too hard.

Chords: A x4 – D x2 – E x2

lyrics here

Reggae strumming guitar lesson pt2, the upstroke. I use Bad Boys by Inner Circle to demonstrate off the beat reggae strumming using the upstroke

Lyrics here

Reggae strumming guitar lesson pt3 I use No, No, No by Dawn Penn to show reggae rhythm on the guitar. I play a G&L tribute asat special electric guitar. The chords I use are mainly Am and D and I slide down to the C and to G

lyrics here

Reggae strumming lesson pt4 I cover Ska and show 2 different rhythms on electric guitar

Reggae Rhythm Guitar Lesson pt5. I explain a bit more in depth about muting the strings by taking the chord hand off the fret board and an excercise to help you strenghen your chord hand.

Clare Dowling