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How To Play A Reggae ‘Bubble’ Rhythm

The reggae 'bubble' rhythm is found throughout reggae music and provides a really nice, full, rhythmic sound.

When playing the bubble, each hand is playing its own rhythm. The right hand plays the chords on the 2nd and 4th beat of the bar, and the left hand plays the chords on every off beat (the 'and' between each beat).

When putting them together just slow it right down until you can do it and then slowly speed it up. Ultimately you don't want to be counting or thinking about where each chord lies in the bar.... you want to feel it and just slip into the groove.

Once you can play the basic rhythm comfortably, you can play around with it by swinging it, adding ghost notes and changing the chords.