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How do you play reggae?

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9 hours ago, Ricky 4000 said:

So, just to confirm - are Bryan Adams covers back on the table?

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I bought maple syrup last night... just because I canย ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

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12 hours ago, EssentialTension said:

It's more complicated than you might think ... ๐Ÿ˜‰

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To be fair Neil is from the tribe of jahovaย ๐Ÿ˜€

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Aston Barrett is one of my favourite bassists but he isn't one of your "regular" reggae bassists. His lines are totally unique. If you want to get the feel and learn the style of Reggae I'd listen to others first, then progress to Barrett.

For starters, try stuff like :

Peter Tosh - Johnny B Goode, Feel No Way, Glass House, Reggae Mylitis etc

Toots and the Maytals - Pressure Drop, Monkey Man, Louie Louie, Funky Kingston etc

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This would be a great one just to get you going, pretty straight forward and a nice feel, from โ€˜ the cool ruler โ€˜ Gregory isaacsย 

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I once played in a band that backed a reggae singer from St Vincent. We were white, he was black. None of us gave a sh 1t about that.ย It was the best musical experience of my life. Tell me where I went wrong...

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If there was one lesson, look at this video from Devon Bradshaw - don't worry about the notes, just listen to what he has to say about space and feel - the 'kotch'.ย 

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