"Redemption Song" Guitar Tutorial - Melody and Chords | Bob Marley

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • Hey everybody! In today's lesson, I'm going to show you how to play "Redemption Song" by Bob Marley. We're going to learn both the intro melody and how to strum through the whole song.

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    2:07 - Intro Melody
    6:41 - Chords (verse)
    10:03 - Strumming Pattern
    13:04 - Chorus
    14:26 - Assembling it

    The lesson begins with the melody, which is actually quite simple. The one tricky thing would be using hammer ons to make it sound exactly like the original recording. I show you how to do it both with hammer ons and, if you're not ready for that, I also show you how to do it without them.

    Next I show you how to strum through the verse, which requires some really basic chord shapes (aside from G/B, which is not too bad if you work on it the way I show you).

    We practice the chord shapes, learn strumming pattern, and then we take a look at the chorus which uses the exact same chords just in a different order. Finally, we put the whole song together.

    Hope you enjoy the lesson!