SOJA “Not Done Yet” Guitar Lesson – Learn to Play Reggae Barre Chords

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Reggae Song Lyrics

It’s hard for me when I
Think about the things that never been
They keep coming back again
Like they’ve got something to prove
I love my memories but they have a way
Of controlling me at times
And I’m so lost without you yeah yeah

And I can’t get far from it.
And from what went wrong
And I know it’s stupid cuz it’s been so long.
But father I give away the more I hold on
It’s just this feeling I get
It’s like I’m not done yet
I’m not done yet

I think about those times
When we were young
And everything was so brand new
And our words were so true and you
Looked into my eyes that one last time
If I had known back then
What I’d be living with today
We might have stayed but

I can’t get far from it.
And from what went wrong
And I know it’s stupid
Cuz it’s been so long.
But father I give away
The more I hold on
It’s like I try to forget
Some how I’m not done yet
I’m not done yet

It’s hard for me when I
Think about the things that never been
They keep coming back again
Like they’ve got something to prove
It’s like I’m not done yet


 Guitar Technique

For the intro riff I am using the palm muting guitar technique to dampen the sound of the strings and give them a percussive effect. Also I’m not really using much vibrato. The guitar pedal effect I use is the Budda wah pedal which adds some more top end to the guitar tone. Fore the rhythm part it’s just down strokes on the offbeat, nice and easy. Finally practice your bends to make sure the intonation is right for the intro riff and try to learn the chords for the chorus by ear!

“Three Little Birds” Bob Marley Chords & Lyrics – Video Lesson

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Chord Chart Available in Songbook

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 Guitar Techniques

The lead guitar part is using a pattern of 6ths played with a finger and pick, called hybrid picking. Once you get comfortable picking pattern just move it up the neck to the E and D chords in the same barre chord shape. Also make sure to play your notes super short to get that staccato phrasing.

The guitar chords Bob Marley uses for this song and the classic I, IV, V chord progression in A major. These chords can be played in the open position for acoustic guitar, or you can play the barre chords I have outlined in the chord chart. The rhythm guitar part is played using a downstroke on the offbeat and is explained in detail in my lesson How to play Reggae Rhythm Guitar.

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Guitar Techniques

The recording of this song is played using a nylon string or classical guitar, so if you want to get that specific tone, then you have to use that kind of guitar. Other than that, it’s a good song to learn basic guitar fingerpicking patterns and movable barre chord shapes up and down the neck. Practice first at a slow tempo and strive to get every note to ring out clearly when fingerpicking. Most importantly, listen to the recording and try to play along.

“Jammin” Bob Marley – Chords

Chord Chart Available in Songbook

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Guitar Technique


The best way to learn this song is by listening to the recording, playing along, and trying to get the rhythm locked in. Once you get comfortable with the finger positions on the left hand just keep that right hand moving, keep the right hand going, don’t break the rhythm! Other than that, use a clean tone, have fun, and keep jammin!

“One Love” Bob Marley Chords

Chord Chart Available in Songbook

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Guitar Technique


The strumming pattern for “One Love” is a basic downstroke on the offbeat which is explained in detail in my video lesson “How to play reggae riddims”. This song sounds great on acoustic guitar, and if your are using electric guitar then use a clean tone for your amp settings and make sure your right hand attack is short and crisp. The barre chord shapes I have suggested are all in one position for smoother voice leading and so you won’t have to go up and down the neck.

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