Thursday, March 12, 2009
Reggae is based on a relatively small number of instruments from the western world and also africa. Most of the instruments used in reggae are percussion instruments such as drums. The standard drum kit is used in reggae with the snare drum tuned so it has a high sound. Other drums such as bongos are used as well. The bass and standard guitars are used a lot in reggae music. The combination of drum and bass is called the riddim. The guitars in reggae music is mostly used as a rhythym instrument.Horns and keyboards are also frequently used with the reggae organ being used in most songs.