Reggae’s defining attribute as a genre, it can be argued, comes from its unique strumming pattern. In this guitar lesson you’ll learn all about the the reggae strumming pattern. A fairly simple technique, all you need to know are these two things:
1. Don’t let the chords ring out, dampen them using your palm.
2. Strum on the off-beats, 2 and 4.
Follow those two rules as you play along to Lymie’s “Only Conversation” and you’ll be “jammin” like Marley!