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Teacher: Hey guys.
Jam Track (Key of
Teacher: Jam Track on the
Teacher: Tonight more Reggae Guitar. Looking at
staight Reggae grooves, faster tempos. Use of interval patterns for licks,
rhythm motifs and the use of delay
Quarter Note Chek
The Jam Track for the lesson is in the key of C. Moving
Teacher: The bassline for the track feature
extensive use of the '5th' of each
gettin my axe
Chad: got it ^^
leandro: i too
Teacher: Here are some alternate voicings for the
progression. If you have been following the lesson series you should be getting
up to speed on your triads around the neck, major and
ned: I have
been working on it
Teacher: Good. Take tonights examples and
experiment with other ways to play them using the chord voicings you've been
Teacher: The groove is at fairly fast tempo of
160 Beats Per Minute (BPM). The 'chek' rhythm stroke is being played on beats
two and four to get you oriented.
leandro: I think I understood the latest, but this is mi
first time in live lesson
Teacher: On the jam track just bass this time.
Often will be doubled so good to learn the bassline, to
Teacher: Cool. Support has answers to all your
Support: yes, whisper to me if you have questions
on how to use the web site
Teacher: Again, the rhythm 'chek' stroke should
be played with a downstroke, true to
is the Dm fingered?
leandro: no I'm right now, thanks
seems so crowded
Teacher: A couple of rhythm variations
Teacher: up in 12th
Teacher: right, a possible voicing. Different
keys will make that one more practical. Spotlight the D note on the 2nd string
and be able to move it for all root
Teacher: With so much space we can add interest
with an extra eight note before and/or after the chek on 2 and
fingers are too fat to play g on 10th
Extra Eighth Note
I think an operation will be necessary.
dfgd: i was afraid of that
Teacher: Or use another voicing as a temporary
.. such as?
Chad: bar 12, leave open space for
Teacher: check back to earlier tabs 'alternate
Teacher: the G at the 7th position would work
resending that tab 'media clip problem
Rokfish: are many of these frasings easy to stop in most
clicked something and moved the picture of the fretboard and now it wont fit
back into its spot
Support: whisper to me if you have problems with
Teacher: Also cool is 'side-slipping'. Sliding
below the chord and back to add temporary chromaticism and rhythm
And you could play the eighth notes on both sides of the chek adding a
syncopation typical of modern 'ska'.
8th Note Syncopation
voices souns good
Teacher: With the previous three, keep in mind to
not wander off your main rhythmic role of holding that rhythmic backbeat
together. Simple and strong, first and foremost.
going back to the side-slipping. What are you sliding at the end if they are all
the same notes/fret?
Teacher: Now some lead ideas. The Reggae style
developed from a Jamaican take on American R&B. Notice the similar role of
the guitar playing 'backbeats'
Teacher: Misprint, thanks for bringing it to my
attention. It should show sliding down a fret to 6th postion, then back
Teacher: Similar lead ideas are incorporated. The
use of 6th intervals sound very nice
6th Intervals (Key of C)
leandro: can I
use 7ths and Maj 7ths in chords?
Teacher: The use of 3rd intervals has a similar
Intervals - Strings 1+2 (Key of C)
Very full and melodic
3rd Intervals - Strings 2+3 (Key of C)
leandro: I try
to said CMaj7,Dm7,CMaj7 and G7,sorry from my bad English!
Teacher: A rhythm lick that is very common in
this feel is the use of 8th note + 16th note +16th note
Teacher: Checking back on questions. I have 3
screens going so I miss them sometimes,
Teacher: I use hybrid picking, pick and middle
finger, for the 6ths. Not necessary though. Use the fingerings suggested for
best muting by the left hand
leandro: my left is not updated?
Support: press the red down-arrow to go directly
to the bottom
Teacher: C could be played as Cmaj7, Dm as Dm7
and G as G7. Next lesson we will be using more extended chords and how we can
use simple triads to imply these
Rokfish: o so kinda make the useless string mute with
the left fingers?
16th Note Skips
right. then you could play them together like the 3rds
takes pratice and touch does it?
One last idea is the use of delay. This sounds great to add funky effect to your
playing or to add a full sound on 'breakdowns' where the chek guitar drops out
Here are two example of a triplet rhythm delay. The first in quarter note
Note Triplet Delay
The second in eighth note triplets
Eighth Note Triplet Delay
Teacher: it's an mp3. mine
Teacher: support might be able to help. You mean
the delay clips, correct?
dfgd: i mean all of the clips
What type of delay are you using?
Chad: neither of the mp3's are
well, im out
Chad: thanks for the help
Teacher: · 60,000 divided by BPM = quarter note
quarter note divided by 3 = 8th note triplets quarter note divided by 1.5 =
quarter note triplets (or multiply 8th triplets by 2)
Teacher: it's a line 6 delay
dfgd: is the
Teacher: ok. i have to run. Any questions email
me or post to me at the Riff forum. Thanks for hanging and I hope to see you
Teacher: Bye guys.
jp: thanks storm
leandro: thank you teacher
Teacher: you got it
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