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A collection of Ska/Reggae/Dub Bass playing guides. 

 

Kicking off with the excellent Reggae Bass hub channel from@donstrumental that you should all subscribe to. 

(I hope none of the owners of these videos mind them being posted here - I assume it's okay as it's promoting your content but give a shout if not). 

20 Reggae Basslines Medley:

 

Creating Reggae Basslines Studio One style:

 

20 Studio One Reggae Basslines you should know:

 

Play Reggae Bass like Flabba Holt:

 

How to play Reggae Bass like Robbie Shakespeare:

 

How to play Reggae Bass like Aston Familyman Barrett:

 

 

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 Greig's Bass Shed has loads of good stuff  https://gregsbassshed.com/ @greghagger including these:

 

I Shot the Sheriff by Bob Marley:

 

Five Classic Reggae Baselines:

 

Five Classic Ska Bass Lines:

 

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Don Chandler is the best out there IMO, and so is Jamaican bassist Glen Browne , has a channel, he’s worked with lots of top reggae bands over the years , he’s the bass player for Tarrus Riley, the Browne family are are all in the music industry, very chilled and informative lessons 

 

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4 hours ago, Reggaebass said:

Don Chandler is the best out there IMO, and so is Jamaican bassist Glen Browne , has a channel, he’s worked with lots of top reggae bands over the years , he’s the bass player for Tarrus Riley, the Browne family are are all in the music industry, very chilled and informative lessons 

 

Hi @Reggaebass I recently saw a live lesson with Don Chandler and it was awesome and so informative.  He really is the best Reggae teacher that I have seen on YouTube. 

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1 hour ago, greghagger said:

Hi @Reggaebass I recently saw a live lesson with Don Chandler and it was awesome and so informative.  He really is the best Reggae teacher that I have seen on YouTube. 

That’s cool Greg, yeah I’d say he’s the best reggae teacher out there , he’s got a lot of experience 🙂

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6 hours ago, greghagger said:

Cheers @SumOne

Thanks for the quality videos! Not just the Reggae ones, loads of useful content on your site that's helped my playing.

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14 minutes ago, SumOne said:

Thanks for the quality videos! Not just the Reggae ones, loads of useful content on your site that's helped my playing.

+1 to that 👍

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DM Kahn (dub master) has some good tutorials, he’s also got some on how to put the mix together, if your interested in that area 🙂

 

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Andrew Ford has done a few beginner Reggae videos: 

Rocksteady:

 

Modern Triads:

 

British Ska:

 

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This Ed Friedland Reggae Bass book is a pretty good starting point. Notation & tabs and 47 tracks (lots are just a couple of bars though) with some history for each style going chronologically Ska-Rocksteady-Reggae-Dub-Modern Ska-Dancehall. 

It's fairly thin at 30 pages and covers 50 years of music development so there's nothing in-depth, Dub is mentioned but there are no play-along Dub tracks. Also, all tracks are 'in the style of..... ' I presume they don't have the licenses for the originals. 

 

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1 hour ago, SumOne said:

This Ed Friedland Reggae Bass book is a pretty good

I’ve got that, I must dig it out later, I bought it and never really read it 👍

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If you want a few good drum beats to play along to , try these , they are raw drum tracks from the albums 

and 

this is my favourite 

and this 

 

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2 hours ago, Reggaebass said:

I’ve got that, I must dig it out later, I bought it and never really read it 👍

It's alright, but is basic overview stuff. Ideally it would have a lot more content and would have the original tunes rather than 'in the style of'', but I find it convenient to have it as one album collection of tracks to play along to with their corresponding notation all in one book - otherwise I tend to not read notation much so I find it good practice for that.  

 

Those Carlton Barrett drum tracks are great. I've dusted off the Laptop to get back into production a bit having been inspired by the DM Khan videos, Alpha Steppa does some decent tutorials too. Straight into it with no mucking about. 

 

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