Lesson Jam Track (Key of Bm)
everyone. Tonight, Part 2 - Reggae Guitar Style. Introducing minor keys chord
progressions. Also, the 8th note chek and 16th note chek-a strokes. And
appropriate scales with related riffs. Here is our progression for this lesson's
Teacher: The feel here is straight time with the
characteristic Reggae chord hits, the 'chek', placed on each upbeat. Again,
characteristic is the short, staccato sound with slight palm muting. Video
Teacher: Here are some other minor chord voicings
to be familiar with
Minor Chord Voicings
Teacher: Combining last lesson's major chord
voicings gives us a few ways to handling this chord progression of Bm - G - A
Teacher: Here is the bassline for the
Teacher: Adding a double , or 'chek-a', stroke
gives us a 16th note division of our 8th note chek
Teacher: Keep the left hand light. Even with the
time of each stroke so short, there is a slight bounce or gap between the
Teacher: These two can be worked in
cass: are you running any effects on that
Teacher: Pretty dry effect wise, little reverb.
Some of the single note lines coming up have some chorus or background
Teacher: The use of effects, especially delay,
will be addressed in another lesson coming up.
Teacher: Some distortion, too. More bluesy than
Teacher: The scratches between the cheks are
another important sound.
Teacher: the Minor Pentatonic Scale is an
important choice for Reggae songs in minor keys
Pentatonic - Extended Pattern
Teacher: Used here in this signature melody
Teacher: and in this counterline to the rhythm
jp: I shot
Teacher: typical Minor Reggae jams include "I
Shot the Sheriff", "Smoke Two Joints"...
Teacher: The bassline uses notes exclusively in
the arpeggios of each chord. These are important for counterlines as
Teacher: mix these notes into the Pentatonic and
you get the Natural Minor scale.
B Natural Minor Scale
Teacher: Use this scale for the most versatility
in creating your counterlines.
jp: what's the
basic idea of a counterline, when do you do it?
Teacher: it is a compliment part to the bassline,
a single note line that weaves around in the background
got it, thanks
Support: 22please ignore my last comment
Teacher: ok everyone. Keep jammin' and I wanna
jam it with you. Have a great week.
jp: thanks, stay positive
Teacher: bye guys