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Re: BS-101 • Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
« Reply #135 on: February 16, 2018, 06:30:05 am »
Look at reply #127, Sarah Smith’s cover, food for thought! It’s one of my favourite versions of it!
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Re: BS-101 • Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
« Reply #136 on: February 16, 2018, 06:51:23 am »
Shaolindelt,

I am not sure of your play grade.   I am BC at stage 7/8.  With that in mind, here's what I am doing which may be interesting for you or perhaps not enough of a step up.  What I am trying to step it up a little from the initial 4 down strums is the following:

1) Play it using barre chords.  A as an E shape, D & E as A shapes.

2) Strumming pattern is DUDUDUDU with the D strums percussive.  Do the percussive by lifting the left hand off a little and maybe adding a little hit with right hand palm on the down.  The strumming is more staccato as well, more chopping down and up rather than the usually stroking.

Seems to give a little more of the reggae feel. 

For future I suspect what may be needed is to extended the strumming from 1/8 to 1/16 note pattern and mix up the percussive down, the up strum and missed strums ... way beyond me to play it.  I can hear what I want it to sound like in my head but can't play what I hear.

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Re: BS-101 • Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
« Reply #137 on: February 16, 2018, 12:50:52 pm »
I can hear what I want it to sound like in my head but can't play what I hear.

Thanks for the suggestion.  Sounds like we are at a similar level - I’ve finished the BC but going back to polish it all and memorize some songs which I’ve not been doing thus far.  So barre chords (still not a huge fan of them) are in play and some moderate strumming techniques. 

I’m with you on this one, I hear the song, feel the groove but just struggling to make the transition to something on the guitar that carries the the same feel.  I think that off beat Reggae rhythm is messing with me a bit and I may need to spend some more time without Marley’s version and see if I I find something that makes this one more mine.  When I come up with something, I’ll post it too!


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Re: BS-101 • Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
« Reply #138 on: February 16, 2018, 04:29:54 pm »
Ziggy Marley can give you some good ideas on the strumming. He's not a reggae as Bob but still keeps the groove.
Three Little Birds starts at 5:00 He's playing it in G
https://youtu.be/XX5S2gXy3ps




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Re: BS-101 • Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
« Reply #139 on: February 16, 2018, 04:55:15 pm »
Ziggy Marley can give you some good ideas on the strumming. He's not a reggae as Bob but still keeps the groove.
Three Little Birds starts at 5:00 He's playing it in G
https://youtu.be/XX5S2gXy3ps





Thanks!  I’ll take a look at these and see if a different approach helps!!!


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Re: BS-101 • Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
« Reply #140 on: May 03, 2018, 02:40:30 pm »
Hi,

I am attempting to do the upstrums on the offbeat. It is quite tricky although I think I am getting there but I have a question regarding it. I've looked through the previous pages and couldn't find the answer.

Should I be changing the chord at the start of each measure (just before the 1), or should I be changing the chord right before I strum it, between beat 1 and the & beat.

Changing at the start feels more natural but leaves a gap in the sound.

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Re: BS-101 • Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
« Reply #141 on: May 05, 2018, 10:37:31 am »
I would change the chord between the 4+ and the 1. The open strings and anchor finger should keep the sound going during the change if you don't want the quiet patch.

Is reggae not supposed to have silence between the upstrums, it sounds better with the strings muted between upstrums.

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Re: BS-101 • Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
« Reply #142 on: May 05, 2018, 11:09:56 am »
Is reggae not supposed to have silence between the upstrums, it sounds better with the strings muted between upstrums.
A bit like this


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Re: BS-101 • Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
« Reply #143 on: May 07, 2018, 09:16:49 am »
Thank you, that's very helpful, so change between bars and mute is what I will do from now on.

 

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