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Ricks' Reggae

Rick Payman (10059) · [archive]
Style: Acoustic/Folk · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 70
Pages: 1 2

Here is a moderately simple Reggae rhythm pattern for solo guitar, which may be used as an exercise for practicing right-hand thumb independance.

A basic upbeat rhythm pattern is introduced by the Am & G chords in Bars 1 & 2.
These chords are to be picked with the 1st,2nd, and 3rd fingers of the right hand.

Bars 3 to 6 add a syncopated Bass line, to be picked with the thumb.
See the next Page for help with counting the beats.

Bars 7 to 10 add a further rhythmic beat (shown as a mute), which is a purely percussive sound made by slapping down on the strings with thumb & finger tips.

NOTE: This is only intended as a picking exercise
For further information about Reggae rhythms, please refer to
Reggae & Ska: Life On The Upbeat
Ricks' Reggae