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Reggae Guitar Lesson – How to Play No Woman no Cry by Bob Marley
Hey, guys. It’s Claude Johnson here from guitarcontrol.com.
I hope you’re doing well today.
You know, tomorrow is a special day because we’re
releasing our first ever reggae guitar course.
It’s called Reggae Roots Guitar Secrets and it’s
from Steve Golding who is a Jamaican legend, in my
opinion. He’s toured with Bob Marley, played with
Peter Tosh and because we’re in the reggae theme,
I thought I’d take a minute to show you one of my
favorite Bob tunes. It’s called “No Woman No Cry”.
Before I jump right in, let me just give you the link
for tomorrow’s release. It’s guitarcontrol.com/reggae.
So go ahead and check that out. Let’s just jump right
into the lesson now.
We’ll start with the verse and we’ve just got some real
basic chords here. We’ve got a C, G, A minor and F. These
are all pretty much basic, open position chords. If you’re
not familiar with that, please check out my beginner course.
It’s at guitarcontrol.com/beginner. But basically it’s just
open chords. A minor and then your F. You can either do this
one where I’m barring the first two strings with this finger,
playing four strings. Or you can do a full major barre chord
with six strings.
The strum is going to be like — it’s just like a four-count
strum. Actually, I’m doing it with a little pick-up before
I go from the C to the G. Now, when I go from the A minor
to the F, I’m actually going a full beat ahead. So the best
way to explain this is if I were to count like four beats
per chord it would be like: one, two, three, four; one, two,
three, four; one, two, three, four. So on that A minor, when
I land on the four I actually switch chords and then play
another full bar of F. So once again: one, two, three, four;
one, two, three, four; one, two, three, four. If you want
to add the lyrics… That’s basically the whole verse.
It just keeps repeating.
Now, the chorus, it’s the same thing except you’re going
to add C, F, C at the end. So… And then G. You can add
that little melodic line. So we have… I’ll show you that
in a second. But just to show you how it fits together
with the chorus, it’s like… Okay?
What we’re doing here — so I’ve got G on the low E
string 3rd fret, and then I have open A string, 2nd
fret A string and then back to the G. Okay? What I do
is I strum it and go into that little lick. So once
again, C, F, C, G and then right back to the C, G, A
minor, F. So that’s pretty much it.
All right, so I hope you enjoyed that lesson and remember,
just go to guitarcontrol.com/reggae because tomorrow we’re
releasing Reggae Roots Guitar Secrets with Steve Golding.
It’s going to be an awesome course. So check it out,
guitarcontrol.com/reggae and I’ll catch you next time.