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SubAtomicRage
04-05-2010, 08:08 PM
I'm a beginner so don't flip out on me, and don't laugh. But don't ska riffs consist of mostly barre chords?

loudog93
04-05-2010, 08:12 PM
yes almost entirely of barre chords.

calnix
04-05-2010, 08:15 PM
Yea, for the most part, modern ska (4th generation I think they call it) uses upstrokes on the top 3 strings (G, B, and E and strings) of barred chords. A good example is The Impression That I Get by Mighty Mighty Bosstones: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/m/mighty_mighty_bosstones/the_impression_that_i_get_tab.htm

skatinpunk
04-05-2010, 11:03 PM
Yea, for the most part, modern ska (4th generation I think they call it) uses upstrokes on the top 3 strings (G, B, and E and strings) of barred chords. A good example is The Impression That I Get by Mighty Mighty Bosstones: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/m/mighty_mighty_bosstones/the_impression_that_i_get_tab.htm
it's called third wave ska.

BrianApocalypse
04-06-2010, 06:11 AM
Oh, I thought we had 5th wave now.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1254018&highlight=4th+wave+ska

Cory Smash
04-07-2010, 10:11 AM
it's called third wave ska.

It's up for debate. I've heard several people discuss Streetlight as 4th wave.

Raptorfingers
04-07-2010, 10:58 AM
I've played a bit Ska and Reggae for 35 years. Both genres are now more or less whatever you want them to be. But re true 'Ska'.

Yes, barre chords.... but also try using a capo... 3rd fret or higher. You can get some easy Ska going on all six strings.

If using the 3 high strings...review 'triads' on one of the excellent lessons on Youtube (such as Justinguitar)...learning triads on these strings is one of the most efficient ways to use the whole neck and get a handle on music theory at the same time.

fivepointnine
04-08-2010, 09:43 AM
oh geeze.....you have traditional ska, 2 tone and everything else is considered 3rd wave...keep it simple people.

kalnoky7
04-09-2010, 10:26 AM
oh geeze.....you have traditional ska, 2 tone and everything else is considered 3rd wave...keep it simple people.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHZtUJDdHoM

Fourth wave ska. It is upon us!!

fivepointnine
04-09-2010, 12:52 PM
good shit, I love catch 22 and all their stuff, and the stuff they spawned, but I must just be a stickler, cause I still consider that 3rd wave....BTW I saw catch 22 back when they where playing small victory sponsered shows in the Chicago suburbs (valpo, etc) and I saw them play at the Metro before too

kalnoky7
04-09-2010, 01:03 PM
good shit, I love catch 22 and all their stuff, and the stuff they spawned, but I must just be a stickler, cause I still consider that 3rd wave....BTW I saw catch 22 back when they where playing small victory sponsered shows in the Chicago suburbs (valpo, etc) and I saw them play at the Metro before too
Meh, I don't really fuss over categorisations :shrug:

And I'm jealous... I had to fly all the way to London (from Portugal) just so I'd get to see them :peace:

And when I spoke to Mike Soprano saying "Ah man I came all the way from Portugal just to see you guys" he said "Puerto Rico!??" :haha:

fivepointnine
04-09-2010, 03:42 PM
damn thats crazy you traveled so far to see them play! I had to drive about 15 minutes

shortyafter
04-09-2010, 07:53 PM
Streetlight is 3rd wave. They aren't unique enough to be considered a new variation on the genre. More importantly, a wave implies that more than 1 artist is doing it.

kalnoky7
04-09-2010, 09:04 PM
Streetlight is 3rd wave. They aren't unique enough to be considered a new variation on the genre. More importantly, a wave implies that more than 1 artist is doing it.
Problem is that Streetlight doesn't really fit in with the other waves.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkJuhTlo9Ok

shortyafter
04-09-2010, 10:32 PM
Problem is that Streetlight doesn't really fit in with the other waves.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkJuhTlo9Ok
I didn't listen to the whole interview, but like he said, even if it's not really ska it's just punk rock. Punk rock with horns. That's not really anything revolutionary. Actually, it kinda fits the description for third wave ska.

Don't get me wrong, I love Streetlight, but they aren't pioneering a new genre. They just play good ska punk.