Awesome topic and killer explanations - love it Sinisa!
Really nice groove and feel. Everybody should know this stuff. Great lesson
Great lesson Sinisa!!!
Great lesson for the summer Sinisa!
At least for people who live in northern hemisphere
Don't worry! About a thing,
Cause every little thing, is gunna be allright!
Hey,thanks folks, glad you like it !
Nice lesson Sinisa!
Very cool man, nice groove!
Yo mana, good stuff, know what I'm saying?
Nice one man!
thanks folks yo yo yo
Great topic Sinisa, well done !
Awesome topic, great for beginners! Is this the first reggae lesson here? I think it is
Cool job man! I like it
Great reggae lesson!
Awesome lesson Sinisa!
very nice, love reggae music, not enought on GMC, thanks rastaman
Wellcome to my new lesson about Offbeats Reggae!
Playing a reggae rhythm guitar involves playing on the offbeat. Just what does that mean? Well, let’s say we have a song in 4 / 4 time you would count it out like so:
Here you see that we have notes in between the beats, between the actual number count if you will. This is the offbeat. To get the reggae rhythm, we will strum our guitar only on the offbeat, that is we will strum on the 'and' part of the measure.
In other words, let's play a bass note on the beat while playing the rhythm on the offbeat.
I recommend starting out with a very basic beat to start out with.When you feel comfortable play the rhythm in eighth notes, then you can give the triplets a try.
Once you feel that you’ve got a handle on this, do it again using only downstrokes. Remember to keep them short and clipped. Now try both - upstrokes and downstrokes. See what you like, where and how you get a sound that you like.
This technique helps to really concentrate on the rhythm and it sounds very cool as well.
Here it is:
Chord progression- G/D/C/Am/Gsus4
About bass line - You may have noticed in the first part that the bass line has moved to a second measure..well...it's much more interesting :)
Enjoy it !