Here’s another killer clip from the upcoming “Reggae Roots Guitar Secrets”…
Get ready, because this awesome DVD comes out in 1 short week!
May 29th , 3 PM EST 🙂
Reggae Guitar Lesson – “Rhythm Guitar Tips and
Chord Progressions” with Steve Golding
This style of holding the plectrum, the pick, allows me to rattle, roll easier. That’s the same thing we do when we are playing the wah-wah. Holding the pick in this style allows a lot of freedom on the right hand.
A lot of our very popular lovers, rock-type songs have a simple one to two type of progression, like we did with the D to that E minor.
Another very popular progression with just two chords is the A minor to the G. Just an example of a reggae progression that uses a major on the 2, on the A minor. We play an A major instead of an A minor. So we’re still
in the Key of G and we do… To a major and back to the original progression. And that happens a lot in reggae sometimes, that movement where like a
modulation but it’s not really a modulation. So two becomes a major card.
In the key of G, A minor becomes A major and of course it takes you back to the 5 of G, which is the D. So it would go… So you’re still technically in the key of G.
A lot of times in what we call our lover’s rock music, same reggae, but usually some lovey-dovey stuff, the 1 to the 2 becomes a 1 major 7th to the 2. Now, the G major 7th could be voiced like this, four strings; or we could
move it up to the 7th fret and play it like this. It’s the same movement. It’s a very popular reggae progression as well.