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How to play reggae - The Top 10 Reggae Instruments and Some

How to play reggae - The Top 10 Reggae Instruments and Some
Here are the top 10 reggae instruments you will see in most reggae band and hear on most reggae recordings. Let me reiterate, these are just the top 10 reggae instruments and some, please note that any instrument can be used in reggae. Peter Tosh was known to have used up to twent y reggae instruments at a time to record. 1. The Guitar Where would reggae be without the tired but true sound of the reggae guitar? 2. The bass is the most important reggae instrument. 3. As a reggae instrument the piano is hardly used these days for obvious reasons. 4. These days when people speak of reggae instruments the organ does not readily springs to mind. 5. The clavinet like the upright piano and many other reggae instruments, is not used much these days but when it is used it adds interest and difference to the sound. 6. The reggae keyboard is the most flexible of all the reggae instruments and it has made many reggae instruments redundant in many bands. 7. 8. 9. 10. And Some

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