“No Woman, No Cry” Bob Marley Chords & Guitar Solo

Part I

 Part II

Part III

Chord Chart Available in Songbook

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Guitar Technique


The rhythm and accents of this solo is different from most classic solos because most of the accents are on the upbeat. Also the solo has lots of big bends so make sure you are bending to the correct pitch. This solo can take a while to learn so, I broke it up into 3 parts. I recommend learning how to play one part really good before moving on to the next part.

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“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.

Music Video

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

Video Lesson

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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How to play “Redemption Song” Bob Marley – Acoustic Guitar Lesson

Video Lesson

Chord Chart Available in Songbook

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Guitar Techniques

To get that warm, organic acoustic guitar tone I am using my thumb to pick out the intro riff and strum the chords. I’m also picking closer to the bridge of the guitar for the strumming. These are the guitar technique’s Bob Marley used, as you can see in the video clip below.

I also am keeping my right hand in constant motion to keep the rhythm flowing. This is important to feel the pulse of the music and so your playing doesn’t sound stiff.