“Satisfy My Soul” Bob Marley Chords & Lyrics

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Guitar Technique


This is an easy regggae song to learn how to play on guitar once you know your basic barre chord shapes. The song structure is not your normal verse, chorus, bridge, but rather uses a a basic chord progressions and then adds variations to it. Keep your right hand rhythm short and only strike the top strings. This song would also sound good using open chords on an acoustic guitar.

“Santeria” Sublime Chords

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Guitar Technique


I would a clean tone for the reggae rhythm guitar and maybe a little bit of a phaser or some similar guitar effect pedal. The chorus part is just a basic arpeggio of the chords and can be played finger picked or picked with a pick, both ways sound good. This song has an awesome guitar solo, and I recommend trying to learn it by ear. Lots of blues runs and tasty bends.

“Feelin Alright” Rebelution – Acoustic Guitar Lesson

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Easy Guitar Chords

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Barre Chords

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Guitar Technique

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Listen to the recording to hear how the  notes are played short and phrased. This of the best reggae songs to play on acoustic guitar because of the finger picked intro. If you are a beginner guitar player this song can be simplified by just playing the open chords on the downbeat. Then when you get comfortable with the chord changes try the finger picking pattern.

Songs Lyrics

Well it’s about that time for us to look around and meet somebody new
Let’s all welcome in familiar faces, perhaps somebody who,
Has got a conflict in their life
Tell them you’re sorry, but there’s ways to change the wrong to right
See we can sit in a distant haze and watch rain clouds pour thoughts of greatness and help our troubles sail real far away.
Well it’s a struggle – everyday we’re stressing, but what’s a life without dedication?
I’m trying to pick up the souls intention to soak in music relaxation
We’re feeling good, we’re feeling alright
We’re feeling good, we’re feeling alright
In a moment I’ll be on my way, to better days, while life is changing
And even though I’ve had my share of pain, I’ve been sympathizing and realizing
I’ve got a feeling that we can be a better friend
Simply complimenting every now and then
In the morning I wake up and miss the night before
Cause I love the music more and more
See we can sit in a distant haze and watch rain clouds pour thoughts of greatness to help our troubles sail real far away
While it’s a struggle everyday we’re stressing, but what’s a life without dedication?
I’m trying to pick up the souls intention to soak in music relaxation



“Could you be loved” Bob Marley – Guitar Lesson

Guitar Riff

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Guitar Techniques


This Bob Marley song is one of the best reggae songs off his classic album “Legends”.  The key to playing this song is using a sharp right hand attack for the rhythm part. The main guitar riff uses a palm muting technique, which is resting the right hand palm over the bridge of the guitar to dampen the sound of the strings. Listen to the rhythmic accents when you play along to this song.

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4 Classic Guitars for playing Reggae

An authentic reggae guitar tone is achieved by using the correct right hand guitar technique and least 95% of your tone is coming directly from your fingers. Although, if you want to sound like a guitar legend, these are the four guitars most commonly used for playing reggae music.

Stratocaster

  •  The stratocaster is a great guitar for playing reggae because it’s lightweight, the neck is a comfortable shape for lead and rhythm playing, and you can get a variety of  tones with the pickups in the neck and mid-neck positions. Some famous reggae guitarist’s who played a stratocaster include Eric Clapton, and the lead guitarist for Bob Marley, Al Anderson.

Telecaster

  •  The Fender Telecaster is more lightweight than the Stratocaster which lends itself to having a thinner sound and is good for doubling the bass line in reggae using the palm muting guitar technique .In addition, the Telecaster is great for playing the reggae rhythm guitar because of the bright tone in the neck pickup position.Two famous guitar legends who used a telecaster are Jimmy Page and Keith Richards.
 

Les Paul

  • The Gibson Les Paul is best known for its humbucker P90 pickups which gives it a fat sound and crunchy blues lead guitar tone. The neck has a wider shape, and it is a heavier guitar to shoulder than the Strat or the Telecaster. Bob Marley played a Les Paul while he was in the Wailers and Eric Rachmany plays one now with the reggae band Rebelution.

 PRS

  • The PRS guitar is a like combination of a Strat and a Les Paul. It has a thin neck like the Strat, which makes it easier to play but it also has humbucker pick ups like a Les Paul for a crunchy lead guitar tone. PRS guitars are very versatile and can be used for playing Rock, Reggae, Jazz, Blues, and most styles of music. A guitar legend who plays a PRS is Carlos Santana.