Next-Level Strumming - Reggae

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Next-Level Strumming
Reggae Feel

Exercise 1:
This reggae pattern is perhaps one of the most common within the genre. It begins with the accented root note, the chop of the higher end of the major chord, 2 muted 8th beat accents followed by 2 phrased 8th beat A major chords. To get that real reggae texture, the sloppier the better! Laying slightly behind the beat often makes for a way groovier reggae vibe.

Exercise 2:
Much like exercise 1, this groove incorporates a very classic reggae feel. Pay close attention to the pick rake and make sure to play this one to a metronome to solidify this nuance without making it negatively impact your rhythm.