Learn How To Play Redemption Song
Chords and Guitar Lessons
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Redemption Song was composed by the legend that was Bob Marley.
Played on just one guitar it is one of the most politically loaded and widespread songs the world has ever seen.
Perhaps the ultimate campfire song, it uses only open position chords from the key of G. This makes Redemption Song one of the best songs for a beginner to learn.
In the videos above, you’ll find out how you can learn how to play Redemption Song from beginning to end on just one guitar, including the famous intro and all the chords.
| G | Em | C G/B | Am | x3
| G | Em | C | D | D |
| G | C D | x2
| Em | C D |
| G | C D | x2
Verse 2 and 3
| G | Em | C G/B | Am |
| G | Em | C G/B | D | (repeat all)
| D |
| Em | C D | x4
| Em | C D |
| G | C D |
| G | C G/B | Am | Am | Am6 | Am6 |
Improve your playing with Hammer-on’s
As you can see when I play the song, the intro uses a hammer-on technique. You play the open string, then hammer-on the note.
Improving your hammer-on technique may seem like a small detail to pay attention to but you’ll be surprised by its impact. Once you get your hammer-on’s bang on, you’re overall playing really does improve.
Redemption Song – Step 1
Before we look at all the different chord progressions, let’s first establish what chords are available in the key.
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Redemption Song – Step 2
The intro and outro need to be done like on the record, the guitar break is down to you to design.
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Redemption Song – Step 3
Simply play along with me in the video, keeping one eye on the chart.
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Redemption Song – Step 4
This means you can soon join me and the singer, which is what happens in the final step.
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Redemption Song – Step 5
Since the first guitar is so consistent, you as a 2nd guitarist can afford to be a bit more experimental.
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Marley is the most widely known performer of reggae music and regarded by many as a prophet of the Rastafarian religion.
Few artists have had such widespread recognition as Bob Marley.
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Not only will learning songs help you with switching between chords and improve your rhythm playing. Songs also hold the key to how music works theoretically.
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Ain’t No Sunshine, The Drugs Don’t Work, One More Cup Of Coffee, Redemption Song, Rewind, Robin Hood, Talking About A Revolution, Time Of Your Life, and Wonderwall.
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Including detailed, but bite-sized explanations on how the music theory of each song is applied to the neck.
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