#1
so i have a question about ska guitar.....would it pretty much be like.... the rythm guitar in a rock band?

like guitar in a jazz band? i looked at tabs and it was basically all like maj or maj7 chords.....

explain this for me please...
#3
It hardly is. Listen to something like One Step Beyond by Madness, or A Still Life Franchise by Less than Jake. Sometimes it is like a rhythm guitar in a rock band, but more often than not, its different.
#4
for a moment i thought u actually had an opinion about something....just a question eh.
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#5
Ska is characterized by a harmony instrument playing block chords on the offbeat. The rhythm is what's important, not the chords. Maj7 chords aren't common in ska. Usually just major and minor.
#7
Quote by werty22
The rhythm is what's important, not the chords.


That´s the point.......use the chords which fit to the bass scales, often two or three chords are enough and work perfectly. I often use barrechords without the basstone on the deeper strings, but thats up to you.
#8
TS you aren't the guitarist that we jammed with the other day are you?

We're trying our roommate out on guitar who rips as a lead player one of the best I've seen. But he has no clue how to play ska. But with some work I could turn this individual into a good player for us.
#9
its all about the upstrokes with ska
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