Reggae is a unique genre of music filled with history and passion. In this series Stuart will do his best to distill the essence of the genre and cover it's core techniques.
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Reggae is often thought of as a rather simplistic style of music, especially when compared with more complex styles such as Jazz and Rock. In this lesson series Stuart will disassemble that myth and demonstrate the nuances which makes the genre unique. He will cover both the history of Reggae and examine the techniques required to play.Begin the Course
Welcome to lesson 1 of the Reggae Guitar series presented by Stuart Ziff! This lesson details the origins of reggae. In addition, Stuart gets you started with the basic ska comping pattern. Enjoy!
In this lesson, Stuart explains and demonstrates the "skank" rhythm. Practice this simple rhythmic pattern along with a "one drop" backing track.
Now that you have learned the "skank" rhythm, it's time to add in some melodic ideas. Stuart demonstrates how to play some guitar lines that layer nicely with the rest of the band.
Stuart delves into all the different aspects of how R&B guitar has had an impact within reggae music.
Stuart demonstrates how the delay effect can greatly enhance the music as well as how your rock & roll chops can easily be applied within the reggae genre.
This quick lesson demonstrates how to utilize space within reggae music and how to create solo type material to add into the overall song.
Yet again, Stuart covers some tips on how to apply heavy rock & roll chops within reggae music. This is another great example of how this genre has been influenced by other genres.
Stuart demonstrates some techniques that are used in more modern / contemporary reggae music.
Stuart summarizes the last 8 lessons and explains how each topic covered is a defining characteristic of reggae music.
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really great easy to follow teaching im loving it
Stuart makes me feel comfortable to learn from. Would love to learn one on one from him. Luck to have him on Jam Play! Steve
Stuart Ziff is a great player & instructor.
Very funny and I had no idea it's done like that.
well done even though it was basic the info was presented very well and he spent enough time to get the point across