Acoustic Reggae Guitar Lesson – How to Play a Reggae Guitar Rhythm

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Fun Reggae guitar lesson for players of varying levels. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to navigate through a basic 1.4.5 progression in Gmaj, and then how to apply percussive rakes, short staccato strums, and bassnotes for a nice reggae feel for solo acoustic guitar.

One of the defining characteristics of reggae guitar is the emphasis of the 2nd and 4th beats. In this lesson we will look at a solo-acoustic rhythm that drops bassnotes, and percussive raking on beats 1&3, and short-staccato strums accenting beats 2&4. Strip it down for a full band arrangement, or go all in for a solo-performance. Lets get started!
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20 comments

  1. Im starting out and i need help

  2. thank you. you're a teacher's nature : ) really good work!

  3. This is sick but finding the muted strum difficult to add into the rythm?

  4. fantastic!!! 🙂

  5. Thank you for the decent class….!

  6. How To Play Reggae

    Good lesson on a older style of reggae playing. Jason Mraz use this style of playing to great effect.

  7. dude thats a really cool lesson…. i only logged in just tell you that you are a great guitar teacher

  8. You are one of the best on you tube for guitar teaching, thank you, your to the point and have good lessons

  9. Irie Mon, great video.

  10. I LIKE THAT PICUP U HAVE N THAT GUITAR WHAT IS IT DID U PUT IT N THERE OR COME LIKE THAT? LOOKS LIKE U ADDED IT

  11. I comment like once every 10 years but you deserve celebration for this video. Thank you!!!

  12. Honestly, you are a brilliant teacher! Love how you break everything down

  13. Without doubt the BEST exponent of 'reggae' guitar on the NET!

  14. Do you still have lessons available in SF in OCT? If so, how can i schedule?

  15. i like cuz its not a barre chord 🙂

  16. Cool Acoustic Reggae lesson thanks for sharing and adding something new to my reportoire. Cheers Aaron from Australia.

  17. hey man awesome lesson I learned a lot , also im not sure if you have heard of harry belafonte (you might have) , maybe you could break down a lesson or listen to him I think you would like his music! have a good day

  18. Erwin Dalumpines

    you look familiar 

  19. YOU ARE AMAZING!! LOTS OF LOVE FROM THE 303 DENVER COLORADO!! PLEASE KEEP THEM COMING =)

  20. Well done. Great video

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