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Reggae Bass 101

Reggae Groove Patterns Style

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#1 Daaaveman.

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 03:50 PM

Hi all - wondering if you guys could help me with some basic stuff.

I'm typically into my soul/funk style bass playing, and feel comfortable doing grooves in many tempos with passing notes and fills and the like. Thing is, my current band have decided to do a reprise of a chorus in a reggae style; at which point I realised I have NO experience of playing/listening to reggae at all!

If anyone could show me any good tracks for bass in reggae music, or tell me the typical DO's/DON'Ts in that style of bass playing, or even direct me to some videos of typical grooves/patterns, that'd be awesome!

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#2 razze06

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 04:19 PM



We do a cover of this, it's the same pattern throughout, the only difference is the pausing between notes
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Posted 28 October 2011 - 04:30 PM

Awesome, that's great man. So arpeggiated chords with some notes of the scale thrown in stepwise are ok?

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 04:31 PM

That is something that could work, yes.

The notes you don't play are more important than those you do! :)
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* Peavey Mark III 400 Series, TC Electronics RH450, "Nearly Bassman" homebrew valve head, H/H VS bassamp
* 2 x Fender Rumble 112

FOR SALE: Tanglewood Bassmaster Funk

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 04:37 PM

Ahhhh, I get you man! Less is more. Sweet.





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