(Fretted). Learn to play authentic reggae guitar. Here's a complete guide to this unique style of music, including an explanation of the rhythms used, construction of guitar parts, exercises, examples, amplifier settings, and much more. The recording contains all the examples in the book, so you can learn to hear and play correctly from the very beginning.
Jamaican music is loved throughout the world for its laid-back feel as well as its intense, lively rhythms. Its influence is apparent across many musical styles, from reggae rhythms in the songs of popular bands like The Police, to ska beats in the music of groups such as The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The Toasters. Even rap music evolved from the Jamaican vocal style called "toasting," and the influence of Bob Marley is evident throughout the world of music and pop culture.
Guitar Atlas: Jamaica teaches many of the styles that make Jamaican music so unique, from early movements like mento (the calypso-inspired style popular in the 1950s) to modern styles like dub (an electronic form of reggae). You'll learn about the spiritual influence of the Rastafarian religion and explore the work of numerous Jamaican musicians, including Lord Flea, Count Lasher, The Maytals, The Skatalites, Lynn Taitt, Bob Marley, Black Uhuru, Ernest Ranglin, and many others. With a wealth of chordal and melodic ideas for the guitar, this book will improve your technique, increase your knowledge, and make you a more well-rounded musician.
The CD demonstrates all the examples and compositions featured in the book.
The Guitar Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the CD to hear how the guitar should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in the book in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. The audio CD is playable on any CD player. For PC and Mac computer users, the CD is enhanced so you can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch! This volume features 8 reggae favorites: Buffalo Soldier * The Harder They Come * I Shot the Sheriff * The Israelites * Legalize It * Marcus Garvey * Party Next Door * Tomorrow People.
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). Jah mon! Here are more than 40 groovin' reggae classics, including: Bad Boys * Equal Rights * Get up Stand Up * The Harder They Come * I Shot the Sheriff * The Israelites * Legalize It * Many Rivers to Cross * A Message to You Rudy * No Woman No Cry * One Love * Pass the Dutchie * Pressure Drop * Red, Red Wine * Redemption Song * Three Little Birds * The Tide Is High * Tomorrow People * and more.
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). This excellent songbook features 21 of reggae legend Bob Marley's most beloved and enduring hits: Buffalo Soldier * Could You Be Loved * Exodus * Get Up, Stand Up * I Know a Place * I Shot the Sheriff * Is This Love * Jamming * No Woman, No Cry * One Love * Redemption Song * Roots, Rock, Reggae * Stir It Up * Three Little Birds * Waiting in Vain * and more!
(Bass Builders). The complete guide to reggae and Jamaican bass styles, covering early ska, rock steady, roots reggae, dub, modern ska, dance hall, and more. The book includes performance tips and lessons, authentic grooves and riddims, standard notation & tab, and more. The audio is accessed online and features 47 full-demo tracks.
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This book provides guidance for the bassist as well as the percussionist and rhythm guitarist on creating individual reggae grooves. The numerous challenging 2 and 4-measure rhythm patterns make a great rhythm reading workout, and the advice the author provides on equipment selection and rhythmic styles will be appreciated by the whole band. The audio recording available online features a full rhythm section both with and without the bass part, so you can jam as part of the group. Written in both standard notation and tablature.