#1
i want to get into reggae music. what are the predominat keys that are used in reggae? and what are some other good theory ideas tat you could share with me?
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#2
I don't know much but:

Offbeats.
Generally 4/4 beats.
Major scales used more often than minor.
Bass (or whatever instrument you have playing the bassline) Fairly dominant.
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#5
barre chords! yay! lots and lots of barre chords in major keys.

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#6
reggaes really simple. i wouldnt say there is a predominant key tho. my band usually plays in g, d, or b and we play a lot of reggae influenced things
#7
thanx for the help i appreciate it
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#8
Ya, Jesusgonewrong said about everything I was going too. In jazz band we have this reggae song. It has lots of bass, and when I play guitar, I play the high up stuff on the E, B, and G strings like on the 10th fret for chords. Stick to major keys as well.
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#9
Mace Mchullah, pm me if you get some work done with it, i'd be intrested to hear the result.
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