First, let's start by watching a Bob Marley video. Bob Marley was a reggae artist. Click this link to see the video: Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry.
Here's some information about Reggae:
Reggae was developed in Jamaica in the late sixties. Larry Marshall recorded the first reggae record in 1968. The record was called "Nanny Goat".
Reggae has these musical characteristics:
- 4/4 or Swing time
- Simple chords repeated
- a hypnotic effect (催眠効果)
Some famous reggae artists are: Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, and UB40
Some famous reggae songs are: "I Shot the Sheriff", The Harder They Come", and "Red Red Wine".
The main musical instruments used in reggae are guitars, bass, drums and sometimes horns.