Kick back and take in the sound of Jamaica as you jam along with TG’S reggae-style backing track
Reggae originated in Jamaica and combines elements of other Jamaican music styles, such as ska, rocksteady and lovers rock. Many chart-topping rock and pop artists have incorporated the reggae sound into their songs including Stevie Wonder, Culture Club, The Police and The Clash – it’s less of a niche than you might think!
We have based our reggae jam track on the classic roots reggae style that the great Bob Marley and his band The Wailers were so famous for. The short, accented keyboard chords on beats 2 and 4 of each bar are a key component that is doubled by the rhythm guitar part throughout the jam track. If you’re going to play chords, this is the rhythm you’ll need to play. Reggae guitarists often concentrate on using the top three or four strings and a treble-rich bridge pickup sound tends to cut through best.