How to play "Ska"?

Posted by Bernd on Tue, 06/04/02 - 11:10:47.
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Hello everybody.
I like the songs of ReelBigFish and I want to play them on my own . Can anybody tell my how I play the short chords? (the rhythm)?

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Re: How to play "Ska"?

: Hello everybody.
: I like the songs of ReelBigFish and I want to play them on my own . Can anybody tell my how I play the short chords? (the rhythm)?

Re: How to play "Ska"?

when sturming down mute strings with left hand in shape for chord and when sturming up press down to make sound

Re: How to play "Ska"?

i know how to play ska, but i just cant put it into practice. they say to upstroke then quickly palm mute, but its not as easy as it look. you'll find easier with a plec. sorry if its no help.
sam

Re: How to play "Ska"?

Just do a barchord using the 5th root and strumb hard upwards on a irregular beat and mute slighty on the downstroke (last bits optional)

Re: How to play "Ska"?

Play the guitar on a clean sound and play on the off beat (1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &) play on the &'s. RBF usually plays on the first down beat to start of a new chord. Glad to help but if you figure out what amp settings they use that would be a great help for me

Re: How to play "Ska"?

I need to learn how to play ska, like mustard plug, and Catch 22, but not just them, I just wanna learn how to play ska in general!

Re: How to play "Ska"?

: I need to learn how to play ska, like mustard plug, and Catch 22, but not just them, I just wanna learn how to play ska in general!

Re: How to play "Ska"?

: : I need to learn how to play ska, like mustard plug, and Catch 22, but not just them, I just wanna learn how to play ska in general!

Re: How to play "Ska"?

: : : I need to learn how to play ska, like mustard plug, and Catch 22, Reel big fish but not just them, I just wanna learn how to play ska in general!

Re: How to play "Ska"?

:You palm mute first and once you strum up you palm mute again. Try to play the songs "I want your girlfriend to be my girlfriend too." or "Beer"

Re: How to play "Ska"?

Palm muting isn't quick or sharp enough to play ska rhythm guitar. Ok, here's what you do: Bar the top three strings. Then, play them on the upstroke. On the down stroke, stop pushing on the strings. Don't take your fingers off, just release pressure on the strings. This creates the rythm you here, and the short sounding chords. Repeat as needed. This is all done quickly, of course. Good luck.

any tips on playing ska

: Palm muting isn't quick or sharp enough to play ska rhythm guitar. Ok, here's what you do: Bar the top three strings. Then, play them on the upstroke. On the down stroke, stop pushing on the strings. Don't take your fingers off, just release pressure on the strings. This creates the rythm you here, and the short sounding chords. Repeat as needed. This is all done quickly, of course. Good luck.

any tips on playing ska?

need to learn how....give me any tips please!!! email me

Re: How to play "Ska"?

errm...alot of ska is 2 upstroke muted chords (clean) try upstroke downstroke muted chords while distortion thats what i use for my more ska / than punk songs.... plus if you got the dosh purchase some dan electro effects theyre chorus is awesome for ska..hope i helped

Re: How to play "Ska"?

Bleh listen to some real ska like the selecter, or the specials. the only remotley good ska now a days is the suicide machines or the fab rudies.

Re: How to play "Ska"?

: Bleh listen to some real ska like the selecter, or the specials. the only remotley good ska now a days is the suicide machines or the fab rudies.

Fabulous Rudies are AWESOME. Of course, so is Reel Big Fish. Also, Mad Caddies

Re: How to play "Ska"?

rude boys unite to listen to judge dread and bad manners the only good ska band today is sublime mofo

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