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I' am trying to learn about reggae chords of Roar by Katy Perry, so I went to find the chords online but am confused when it comes to identify the reggae chords. Should we play online the root notes of the chord in reggae.

Here is the link of the chord and lyrics, can someone please help me out in how can I identify the reggae chords thanks!

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closed as unclear what you're asking by Meaningful Username, Dr Mayhem Mar 30 '14 at 18:09

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You want to know how to identify reggae chords from every song or from this song? – Shevliaskovic Mar 30 '14 at 11:01
Hi user3140617 - as you can see from the answers so far, it is very unclear what you are trying to do. Can you edit your answer to full describe your problem - if suitable, we can reopen and answer. – Dr Mayhem Mar 30 '14 at 18:10

Firstly, there is no such thing as 'reggae' chords, they play the same chords and voicings you'll find in any other pop genre...

Maybe you are thinking of the Reggae idiom of playing staccato chords on the 'and'?

'Roar' plays staccato chords as steady eighth notes, something I've never heard in any reggae song and I've playing in two reggae bands...

Anyway, this topic should be closed, you should read the help section before asking any more questions.

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This seems to me to be nothing like a reggae style song, just another pop song. The chords are standard majors and minors, not particularly played in any unusual way. Not sure whether the chords posted are accurate, as my sound is awful on this laptop. However, reggae chords per se do not exist. They are often played using a non-standard rhythmic pattern - lots actually, and the bass line is accented differently from 'ordinary' pop music.

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The chords, in all music styles, can be notated with letters, as in this case. The capital letters A, B, C, D, E, F, G denote the base of the chord. If this letter is appended with a lowercase "m", the chord is Minor; otherwise the chord is Major. I hope this helps.

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