Tosin explains some of the intricacies of the 8 string guitar such as his personal setup and approach to playing.
Taught by Tosin Abasi in Tosin Abasi Artist Series seriesLength: 7:49Difficulty: 1.0 of 5
Lead guitarist for Animals As Leaders, Tosin Abasi brings his knowledge of extended range guitars to JamPlay.
As an introduction to JamPlay, Tosin Abasi provides an interview outlining his playing style, influences and musical background.Length: 14:46 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
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 Members Only
Tosin Abasi demonstrates how he uses hybrid picking styles in the song "On Impulse."Length: 9:28 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Tosin discusses harmonic and music theory ideas as they relate to the Animals As Leaders song "On Impulse."Length: 8:38 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Tosin discusses and demonstrates economy picking technique.Length: 14:41 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Tosin explains how he achieved some of the sounds in his song "On Impulse."Length: 8:50 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Tosin Abasi explains how bass style thumping and slap techniques can be performed on an 8 string guitar.Length: 15:26 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Tosin Abasi expands further on economy picking.Length: 9:54 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Tosin Abasi covers jazz voicings for the eight string guitar.Length: 8:18 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Tosin discusses how he voices chords on the eight string guitar.Length: 9:15 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
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 Members Only
Tosin Abasi takes a look at a two handed tapping technique that emulates a piano-like feel.Length: 31:59 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Tosin Abasi discusses a muted tapping techniques he utilizes in his playing.Length: 5:25 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In his 14th lesson, Tosin discusses riffing in compound meter over a straight back-beat.Length: 12:30 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
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 Members Only
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 Members Only
In his 17th lesson, Tosin discusses how he goes about composing for guitar.Length: 5:59 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
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 Members Only
In this lesson, Tosin demonstrates several alternate picking exercises aimed at improving dexterity, speed, and accuracy.Length: 6:12 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
About Tosin Abasi
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Hi. My name is Tosin Abasi. I'm the lead guitarist for Animals as Leaders. I've been playing the guitar for 15 years, and touring professionally on and off for about 6.
A majority of that time has been spent playing extended range guitar (7 and 8 strings) . I'm primarily self taught but I studied jazz and classical guitar briefly at the Atlanta Institute of Music.
The extended range guitar can offer a lot of possibilities for composition. Unfortunately, the resources available to 6 string guitarist don't exist in the same prominence for the seven guitar (especially not the 8 string guitar). Through my compositions I hope to break down my approach to utilizing the 7 and 8 string guitar in both lead and rhythm work. We'll also examine multiple techniques such as Hybrid picking, Sweeping, Tapping and Slapping.
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