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SirFreakOfTheInk
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 11:11 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

I don't know if it will be a total load of $h!t coming outta my amp if I try it, but a break is needed from Country. Motown and Reggae are two genres that I've always admired the groove going on...haven't attempted Reggae yet.
My albums to choose from are few in that style, both Bob Marley, but ya can't go wrong with that. Cool
Something from the "Legend" album would be the best bet:
Is This Love
No Woman No Cry (Live)
Could You Be Loved
Three Little Birds
Buffalo Soldier
Get Up Stand Up
Stir It Up
Easy Skanking
One Love-People Get Ready
I Shot The Sheriff
Waiting In Vain
Redemption Song
Satisfy My Soul
Exodus
Jamming
Punky Reggae Party

Would any of these be possible for an old dog to learn a new trick with?
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 11:59 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Look at it this way. . .

I'm a total hack and I've learned most of the lines on that list. I already have plenty of them scripted out on GP4. The ones I don't have, just give me about 24-48-hours and I'll transcribe it for you. Pick one and I'll post a jpeg of the chart. I'll give you both the tablature and standard notation.

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 12:21 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm going to try No Woman No Cry on my own and see what happens. A chart for Could You Be Loved would be greatly appreciated. That one is stuck in my head right now. Mr. Green

I'm a total hack, but the king of the root-5 and stale walking bass lines. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 12:41 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Could You Be Loved.



There are a few more measures on the second page. I'm pretty sure that if you get this far, you can do the rest by feel. PM your e-address and I'll zap over a PDF file.

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 3:30 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

That'll help a lot, ParaDiddle!

Been working on Stir It Up, I've almost got it down....well...with my hack playing anyway. Started on No Woman No Cry, but that's giving me some trouble. I'll have to put the headphones on and listen to it a few more times before grabbing the bass. Trying to learn this is like starting all over again on the fat strings. All the "rules" followed before, and what's probably caused this rut lately, are pretty much out the window.


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 3:39 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

PDF, backatcha.

Stir It Up is the first song I ever taught anyone. The student was my wife and that was a major accomplishment because we don't teach/learn well together. If you need anything on that, lemme know.

Stir It Up and No Woman No Cry are good places to start because the melody is paced slower and the rhythm is on the downbeat. When you get to Is This Love, you'll see that it has a bit of a "feel" to it. I actually play my own version of it (gimme some lead-time when you want it), because Aston "Family Man" Barrett played each verse just a bit different from each other.

Enjoy!!

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 4:47 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Stir It Up just has some "polishing" and it will be done. It surprised me how fast I learned that, considering I play mostly Country and Blues, which are worlds apart from Reggae.

No Woman No Cry shouldn't be too bad, it's slow so I'll catch the notes easier.

Could You Be Loved.....I'm getting that one in bits and pieces. If it wasn't for you sending the PDF... I can see how that one would take a LONG time. Shocked

So far it's been fun, a whole new groove to get the feel of. Definitely going beyond what I thought were my limits. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 5:49 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Well, just keep on jammin' and I'll help wherever I can. May I suggest your next song be I Shot The Sherrif? It works quite well in a roadhouse setting, Eric Clapton made sure of that. At least it's something the skinny-stringers may have tried to play once.

Speaking of Jammin', here's something to know for the first time you play a reggae groove in public. What "Freebird" is to roadhouse blues, "Jammin'" is to reggae.

It'll take you ten minutes to learn. Let me know when you want it.

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 10:22 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks for the help, no doubt I'll take you up on the offer for future help too. Smile

I'll be busy for a while with what you sent me and No Woman No Cry, after that I'll tackle I Shot The Sheriff.

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Speaking of Jammin', here's something to know for the first time you play a reggae groove in public. What "Freebird" is to roadhouse blues, "Jammin'" is to reggae.

I can't imagine playing a reggae groove in public, but will remember your advice.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:46 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Are you ready for another easy fun one. It's all played from 2nd position, so it's actually easier than "Could You Be Loved".



There are two additional measures on page two, I just couldn't make it fit on one page. I've lost your e-mail address, so if you want the PDF, send me a PM.
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Are you ready for another easy fun one. It's all played from 2nd position, so it's actually easier than "Could You Be Loved".

Sure! I'm collecting enough tabs/sheet music for guitar and bass that should last me until mid '08. Mr. Green

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:10 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

PDF backatcha!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:31 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks ParaDiddle. If I learn all this stuff I might actually lose my hack status. Hmm....something I never thought of before. Think
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