#1
Anyone listen to it; play it? I was just wondering what are some good reggae songs to get under my fingers.
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#2
Every Bassist should know Stir It Up by Bob Marley.

Also try:

54-46 that's my number - Toots and the Maytals
Take Warning - Operation Ivy
Wasted Days - The Slackers
No More Cryin' - The Slackers
Ebin - Sublime
#3
i like reggae, its a fun thing to play. probably the simplest regae song to learn would be phish's makisupa policeman.


G---------------------2-----5
D--------------0h3------
A-------2--5---------------
E---3------------------------


ive heard that line pop up in marley and matisyahu too, so its a good one to learn.

also, police and thieves by junior murvin is a great line. i cant find a tab for you though, sorry.
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#4
Anything Bob Marley man.
"I shot the sheriff" and "is this love" are both good basslines.
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i like reggae, its a fun thing to play. probably the simplest regae song to learn would be phish's makisupa policeman.


G---------------------2-----5
D--------------0h3------
A-------2--5---------------
E---3------------------------


ive heard that line pop up in marley and matisyahu too, so its a good one to learn.



thats because that line is probably 2nd most common chord progression in music.


I'd buy some Bob Marley & the Wailers, some Police, some Sublime, some Peter Tosh, and learn everything that stood out to me.
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i like reggae, its a fun thing to play. probably the simplest regae song to learn would be phish's makisupa policeman.


G---------------------2-----5
D--------------0h3------
A-------2--5---------------
E---3------------------------


ive heard that line pop up in marley and matisyahu too, so its a good one to learn.

also, police and thieves by junior murvin is a great line. i cant find a tab for you though, sorry.


The Clash did a cover of police and theives and theres a bass tab for the clash version, but I'm not sure if its exactly the same as the original version.
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thats because that line is probably 2nd most common chord progression in music.


I'd buy some Bob Marley & the Wailers, some Police, some Sublime, some Peter Tosh, and learn everything that stood out to me.


hey now, just saying an easy one to use

who's the bassist for peter tosh's band? does he use family man barrett as well?

and just curious, if root 3rd 5th is the second most used, whats the first? root 5th octive?
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#9
try:
the specials - nite klub, a message to you rudy, too much too young, little bitch (good practice with octaves)
the clash - rudie can't fail, the guns of brixton, revolution rock, (white man) in hammersmith-palais

just off the top of my head. these are the first songs that i remember learning. i have the most fun playing reggae or ska bass. definitely check out everything the others mentioned.
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try:
the specials - nite klub, a message to you rudy, too much too young, little bitch (good practice with octaves)
the clash - rudie can't fail, the guns of brixton, revolution rock, (white man) in hammersmith-palais

just off the top of my head. these are the first songs that i remember learning. i have the most fun playing reggae or ska bass. definitely check out everything the others mentioned.


ghost town is a good specials song too.
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#12
State Radio has some fantastic reggae work, albiet not very bass heavy.

Try:

First One Shot
People to People
The State and I
Gunship Politico

to think of a few.

And the Clash is just superb for any occasion.

and its ska, but FISHBONE! FISHBONE! FISHBONE!

greatest ska basslines ever.
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hey now, just saying an easy one to use

who's the bassist for peter tosh's band? does he use family man barrett as well?

and just curious, if root 3rd 5th is the second most used, whats the first? root 5th octive?


I didnt say bassline, I said chord progression. You did I IV, and stuck to the components of the chord.
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I love reggae and learn a few songs, bob marley of course. But my favourite reggae artist is Matisyahu, he has great songs with cool , but simple bass lines. So I recommend "king without a crown[live version]" powertab off this site
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#16
you should learn how to construct chords if you don't know how to already.

just to get you started, here's how to make a major and minor triad:

[b]G Major[/b]
G|-----------
D|------------
A|-------2--5
E|----3------

[b]G Minor[/b]
G|-----------
D|-----------
A|-----------5
E|----3--6---
(i prefer this one^)
      or

G|-------------
D|-------------
A|-------1---5
E|----3--------
#18
Some good Bob Marley tunes to learn are:

Lively Up Yourself
Fussin' and Fighting
Could You Be Loved
Concrete Jungle
Duppy Conqueror

Basically any Bob will give you a good bassline. But try not to listen the White Mans Bob Album, Legends. Try and get the old versions as the bass is better.

Dont limit yourself to Bob Marley. Shaggy sold more albums that Bob Marley. Listen to some other gret reggae artists such as Jimmy Cliff, Third World, Peter Tosh, Rita Marley, Shinehead, Black Uhuru, Burning Spear, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Desmond Dekker......

Yeah, i like reggae
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Matisyahu is a great choice.


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Haha, I just added that... but, I will.

I always thought there were three warnings.. like baseball. "Three strikes and you're out." But, whatever.
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nah son. Two warnings = a ban. It states it in most FAQS and the general rules of UG. And there are some offenses that are 0 warning.
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Plus, the site is based in Russia, where Baseball is not the favorite past time.


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Plus, the site is based in Russia, where Baseball is not the favorite past time.


is it anywhere really?
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nah son. Two warnings = a ban. It states it in most FAQS and the general rules of UG. And there are some offenses that are 0 warning.

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