How do chords help us to identify reggae?

In this lesson, you will learn about how we can identify reggae music by the rhythm in which the chords are played. You will learn about the music of two reggae artists, and learn how to play chords in a reggae style. You will add the G major chord to your repertoire, and end the lesson by playing along to a more challenging backing track on your instrument.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is a chord?

1/10

Q2.Which of these instruments can play a chord on its own?

2/10

Q3.How many notes are in a triad?

3/10

Q4.How can you work out a triad on a keyboard?

4/10

Q5.What are the pitches of an Am triad?

5/10

Q6.What should you do when you play sustained chords?

6/10

Q7.What instrument is this chart for?

7/10

Q8.What chord does this chart show?

8/10

Q9.What is 'strumming'?

9/10

Q10.What fingers can you use to play a triad on the keyboard?

10/10

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is a chord?

1/10

Q2.Which of these instruments can play a chord on its own?

2/10

Q3.How many notes are in a triad?

3/10

Q4.How can you work out a triad on a keyboard?

4/10

Q5.What are the pitches of an Am triad?

5/10

Q6.What should you do when you play sustained chords?

6/10

Q7.What instrument is this chart for?

7/10

Q8.What chord does this chart show?

8/10

Q9.What is 'strumming'?

9/10

Q10.What fingers can you use to play a triad on the keyboard?

10/10

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Quiz:

How do chords help us to identify reggae?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.How can you work out a triad on a keyboard?

1/10

Q2.What are the pitches of an G major triad?

2/10

Q3.Where does reggae originate from?

3/10

Q4.What does this symbol mean?

4/10

Q5.What does this symbol mean?

5/10

Q6.Which is the off beat? '1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and'

6/10

Q7.What is the chord rhythm called in reggae music?

7/10

Q8.What chord and instrument does this show?

8/10

Q9.What is a typical reggae chord sequence?

9/10

Q10.What effect do off beat chords have on reggae music?

10/10

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

How do chords help us to identify reggae?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.How can you work out a triad on a keyboard?

1/10

Q2.What are the pitches of an G major triad?

2/10

Q3.Where does reggae originate from?

3/10

Q4.What does this symbol mean?

4/10

Q5.What does this symbol mean?

5/10

Q6.Which is the off beat? '1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and'

6/10

Q7.What is the chord rhythm called in reggae music?

7/10

Q8.What chord and instrument does this show?

8/10

Q9.What is a typical reggae chord sequence?

9/10

Q10.What effect do off beat chords have on reggae music?

10/10

Lesson summary: How do chords help us to identify reggae?

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