Reggae - Reggae Reggae is Jamaica's most famous genre, that...

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Reggae Reggae is Jamaica 's most famous genre, that emerged in The Sixties from Ska and Rocksteady. You probably know it because it was popularised outside Jamaica by Bob Marley . Its main distinctive trait, asides from being played slower than Ska , is the use of the "one drop" rhythm, whereby the first beat of a bar is completely empty and the emphasis is on the third instead. To this you can add other traits, such as: harmonic simplicity , use of guitars purely as a rhythm instrument, mostly as "skank" (short, dampened, choppy sound) on the two and four beats, and occasional use of horns and other instruments. The genre itself developed since and gave rise to several other subgenres, such as: Dub music, probably the most famous offshoot. "Dub" basically means instrumental remixes of songs, emphasising the drum and bass (you'll find this basic track referred to as "riddim"), adding short snatches of vocals and soaking everything in lots of reverb and other studio effects. Got started as a distinct subgenre in The Seventies
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