Before we try a song, let’s look at ways the Boom-Shaka can be modified.
Because there are two separate beats, you can actually do four different combinations:
Boom Shaka || Shaka Boom || Boom Boom || Shaka Shaka
Although this is mainly for reference so you won’t be surprised when you see them in tab, you ought to try each one of these. Get the rhythm correct.
This song uses the three basic chords most songs in G use: G, C and D7
Here is one of the most regular songs you’ll ever see. This version is straight “Boom-Shaka” with the basic chords used in the key of G: G, C, and D7
Here is another basic song. It uses the main three chords but since it’s in a different key, C, it uses these three: C, F, and G7 (or in this case G).
|The Basic Frail||Modifying the Boom-Shaka||LeftHand Special Effects||Playing with Special Effects|