View Full Version : Reggae strumming?

07-18-2009, 11:48 PM
I am learning a few different reggaesongs. But my question is this, is there another strummingpattern then the down chunk/mute strumming to get the reggae feeling?

Because I cant come up with another then just down chuck/mute and repeat. :)

The song is just the basic same tempo all the way trough so not that hard do play. But I would like to get maby a more advanced strumming that makes is sound a litte more fun.

07-19-2009, 12:41 AM
Basically, just keep the accented beats on the 2nd and 4th beats of the bar.

Of the top of my head, perhaps try:

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

x x D u x x D u


1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

x - D u x x D -

Keeping the accents firmly on the downstrokes.

07-19-2009, 12:52 AM
How do I read that? :s

07-19-2009, 03:43 AM
How do I read that? :s
D= down
U= up
x= mute

1&2&3&4& just counts the timing.

07-19-2009, 04:00 AM
Do a search in this thread (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7224) for "reggae."

07-19-2009, 04:10 AM
How do I read that? :s

Sorry, Denno.

It's like 12imnew said, plus a dash ( - ) just means miss a stroke and don't hit the strings.

For an "x" you can either chunk, pinky mute or any other string deadening technique of preference.