Watch the 1-5-6-4 Reggae Groove online guitar lesson by Andrew Ford from Bass Groove Survival Guide
This last chord progression maybe the most popular of the 3 being used in hits by everyone from U2 to Journey to Bob Marley and the Beatles. Lets see how we can use it to make some bass lines that groove.
Here we have an up tempo reggae feel, a Bob Marley and the Wailers influenced groove. The bass is lyrical, playing its own melody, while also being a strong foundation. Try and think more upright bass sound when you emulate the great bass player for the Wailers,“Family Man”. In this genre, particularly, you will find it is much more about feel than technique.