Tosin Abasi Artist Series

Lead guitarist for Animals As Leaders, Tosin Abasi brings his knowledge of extended range guitars to JamPlay.

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Lead guitarist for Animals As Leaders, Tosin Abasi brings his knowledge of extended range guitars to JamPlay. In his artist series, Tosin will break down the eight string guitar and demonstrate valuable technique for playing it.

Lessons in this Series:

Lesson 1

Interview with Tosin Abasi

As an introduction to JamPlay, Tosin Abasi provides an interview outlining his playing style, influences and musical background.

Length: 14:46 Difficulty: 0.5 Member Only
Lesson 2

8 String Guitar

Tosin explains some of the intricacies of the 8 string guitar such as his personal setup and approach to playing.

Length: 7:49 Difficulty: 1.0 Free Sample Lesson
Lesson 3

Hybrid Picking Techniques

Tosin Abasi demonstrates how he uses hybrid picking styles in the song "On Impulse."

Length: 9:28 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 4

Theory Ideas

Tosin discusses harmonic and music theory ideas as they relate to the Animals As Leaders song "On Impulse."

Length: 8:38 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 5

Economy Picking

Tosin discusses and demonstrates economy picking technique.

Length: 14:41 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 6

Economy Picking and Note Grouping

Tosin explains how he achieved some of the sounds in his song "On Impulse."

Length: 8:50 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 7

Thumping

Tosin Abasi explains how bass style thumping and slap techniques can be performed on an 8 string guitar.

Length: 15:26 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 8

Advanced Economy Picking Technique

Tosin Abasi expands further on economy picking.

Length: 9:54 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 9

8 String Jazz Voicings

Tosin Abasi covers jazz voicings for the eight string guitar.

Length: 8:18 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 10

8 String Chord Voicings

Tosin discusses how he voices chords on the eight string guitar.

Length: 9:15 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 11

Emulating Bass

Tosin Abasi discusses how bass techniques can be emulated on guitars with extended ranges as well as standard 6 string guitars.

Length: 6:53 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 12

Two Handed Tapping

Tosin Abasi takes a look at a two handed tapping technique that emulates a piano-like feel.

Length: 31:59 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 13

Muted Tapping

Tosin Abasi discusses a muted tapping techniques he utilizes in his playing.

Length: 5:25 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 14

Polymetrics

In his 14th lesson, Tosin discusses riffing in compound meter over a straight back-beat.

Length: 12:30 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 15

Full Range Economy Picking Licks

In this lesson, Tosin demonstrates a few of his favorite licks that utilize the full range of the eight string guitar as well as the economy picking technique.

Length: 23:17 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 16

Electric Fingerstyle

Tosin Abasi discusses how fingerstyle can be adapted for use on an electric guitar. Additionally, he takes a look at some advanced one string tremolo techniques that can mimic non-percussive bass thumping.

Length: 13:24 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 17

Songwriting Approach

In his 17th lesson, Tosin discusses how he goes about composing for guitar.

Length: 5:59 Difficulty: 1.0 Member Only
Lesson 18

Organizing Scales

In lesson 18, Tosin discusses how to organize scale patterns on the neck of the guitar using the CAGED system.

Length: 24:30 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 19

Alternate Picking Exercises

In this lesson, Tosin demonstrates several alternate picking exercises aimed at improving dexterity, speed, and accuracy.

Length: 6:12 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
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