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BR0KENHEARTED
06-30-2009, 04:54 PM
I'm recently getting into learning that keyboard machine to add to a few parts of my ska music. I have a question to anyone who knows how to play this ska madness well.

Any tips on playing with the guitar in two tone style music? Specials-esq I guess.

Any suggestions on the tone or sound for it?

sargasm
06-30-2009, 08:52 PM
Any suggestions on the tone or sound for it?

You need a Hammond, or something that will emulate its sound.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammond_organ

JesusOfSbrbia
06-30-2009, 09:02 PM
Try not playing ska, that's your problem right there.

RockThe40oz
06-30-2009, 09:10 PM
Try not playing ska, that's your problem right there.
OH SH*T SICK BURN

BR0KENHEARTED
06-30-2009, 10:02 PM
Got me.

JesusOfSbrbia
07-01-2009, 01:05 AM
Let that sink in for a bit.

BrianApocalypse
07-01-2009, 08:09 AM
You need a Hammond, or something that will emulate its sound.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammond_organ

Damn you, I was going to say that! :mad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M91Jtf9xOxU&feature=related

kayaress one
07-02-2009, 01:56 AM
Try not playing ska, that's your problem right there.
Try not having a username based on a shitty Green Day song.

Now watch me get e-raped for insulting a forum regular.

BR0KENHEARTED
07-02-2009, 04:09 PM
I love Ryan. But its true. ;]

axeslash
07-02-2009, 05:15 PM
Try not having a username based on a shitty Green Day song.

Now watch me get e-raped for insulting a forum regular.Nah it's cool, we all make fun of him for his terrible username and his girl troubles.

SKAtastic7770
07-03-2009, 06:25 PM
Yeah I have that problem getting that real short sound that madness and the specials use. Id recommend listening to as much madness as you can to absorb his style. I know toy pianos are used in a lot of ska and reggae music, and a hammond organ is aslo quite popular (The selecter), wish I could help you more.

bucketned
07-05-2009, 03:33 PM
i love the way the toasters incorporate keyboards in a couple o there songs
id look into that

mainly just hit with the guitar on the off beats for stuff like verses
and get some chord melody ragin during the chorus
then
verse
chorus
verse
chorus
verse
chorus
verse
chorus
verse
chorus
verse
chorus
verse
chorus
verse
chorus
verse
chorus
verse
chorus
verse
chorus
verse
chorus
BRIDGE
verse
chorus
verse
chorus

and your done

BR0KENHEARTED
07-05-2009, 04:45 PM
Are you telling me how to write a really long song?

bucketned
07-08-2009, 01:06 PM
nah the verse can be a one liner

MetalMilitia212
07-13-2009, 12:50 PM
Root on downstroke, third/fifth on up.