#1
Hi ive just recently started playing ska music. Can anyone give me some tips on how to play ska chords and what not? Also can someone tell me common ska strum patterns, and the strum pattern for the Less Than Jake song "History of a Boring Town"
Thanks
Branson
#2
Most of the time ska deals with simple major barre chords played on the off beat with an upstroke. Also, the chords are played staccato, which means that as soon as you play them, lift your fingers up from the frets (but not from the strings) which will deaden the sound.
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#3
Quote by Alter-Bridge
Most of the time ska deals with simple major barre chords played on the off beat with an upstroke. Also, the chords are played staccato, which means that as soon as you play them, lift your fingers up from the frets (but not from the strings) which will deaden the sound.


Oh ok i didnt know what Staccato meant but now I do! Thanks. So After i up stroke release from the frets to stop the sound?