Piano – Rhythm and Groove Charts
Learn how to play a Reggae Piano Rhythm
This video teaches a basic reggae rhythm progression using four chords in the key of G. The I chord(G), the IV chord(C), the V chord(D), and the vi chord(Em). This video begins by teaching how to play the ‘skank’ in the right hand. In reggae the ‘skank’ is the repetitively syncopated rhythm played on the upbeat. Practice this with a metronome until it become natural to you. While musically this is not a complicated rhythm it can take hours of practice to get it to feel right. Once you’ve mastered the right-hand ‘skank’ then you can add in your left-hand. Enjoy!
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Play the chords in the first inversions in your right hand. Play the root of each chord in your left hand.
Play the chords in all inversions in your right hand. Experiment with left hand bass lines using the notes of each chord.
Experiment by improvising using different scales in the right hand. The G Major Pentatonic scale is a great scale to work with.
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