Art of Reggae



Welcome to Art of Reggae

How To Use this Site and the Community Forum
Practice Tips
Cut time vs. Common time. Reggae feel and notation (Swing & Straight 8th feel)
Get to Know Matt Jenson, Art of Reggae Founder

In Memoriam: Glen Grant, Art of Reggae drummie

Our drummie, Glen Grant, passed away in 2019 and we are working on a video to celebrate his life. Soon come. In the mean time, Glen is ALWAYS in our thoughts at Art of Reggae.



COURSES are specifically tailored to guide you through the understanding of specific topics related to your playing on a step-by-step, sequential basis. Courses can include anywhere from 6-10 videos each. It’s advised that you take the lessons in each course in order, however, feel free to drop in on whatever topic you want at any time. You can find the audio tracks featured in each lesson in the Practice Loops section of the website. You can jam along to practice whatever concept you are working on.

ONE SHOT: A single lesson video, sometimes 2 videos, focusing on a very specific area, as opposed to an entire course with 6-10 sequential lesson videos.

PRACTICE LOOPS: Here you’ll find some amazing play-along tracks that include original songs composed specifically for the courses and one-shots recorded by the Art of Reggae band. (Tuff Lion – guitar, Winston Maccow – bass, Glen Grant – drums, Maroghini – percussions, Matt Jenson – keyboards) You’ll also find electronic re-makes of many popular Jamaican riddims. You can choose versions of the practice loops that are specific for your instrument in which that instrument is muted. For instance, if you’re a keyboard player, you can choose the practice loop version that has the keyboards muted. You can use any of these loops to practice any of the concepts you are learning.

CURATED PLAYLISTS: It’s great to hear recordings of actual reggae artists playing the concepts that are presented in the Art of Reggae courses and one-shots. However, finding the specific recordings that demonstrate the concept at hand can take HOURS. We’ve made specially curated Spotify playlists that go along with each course and one-shot that take you directly to the source! Be sure to look at the PDF associated with each playlist for a full description of each song on the list. 

MEMBERS ONLY COMMUNITY FORUM: This is an online community of reggae musician enthusiasts of all levels from across the globe. Connect with fellow reggae music lovers to ask and get answers to questions; to make new friends, reason and share your enthusiasm; to deepen your learning. The forum is monitored by Art of Reggae educators who will chime in with expert answers, insights and advice!


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