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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. (More)

Tosin's Contributions to JamPlay.com

Tosin Abasi has 23 videos at JamPlay, with 4 song lessons and 19 lessons in our Artist Series. Use the tabs below to learn more.

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Tosin Abasi Artist Series

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

Lesson 1

Interview with Tosin...

As an introduction to JamPlay, Tosin Abasi provides an interview outlining his playing...

Length: 14:46
Lesson 2

8 String Guitar

Tosin explains some of the intricacies of the 8 string guitar such as his personal setup...

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Lesson 3

Hybrid Picking Techniques

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

Length: 9:28
Lesson 4

Theory Ideas

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

Length: 8:38
Lesson 5

Economy Picking

Tosin discusses and demonstrates economy picking technique.

Length: 14:41
Lesson 6

Economy Picking and...

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

Length: 8:50
Lesson 7

Thumping

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

Length: 15:26
Lesson 8

Advanced Economy Picking...

Tosin Abasi expands further on economy picking.

Length: 9:54
Lesson 9

8 String Jazz Voicings

Tosin Abasi covers jazz voicings for the eight string guitar.

Length: 8:18
Lesson 10

8 String Chord Voicings

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

Length: 9:15
Lesson 11

Emulating Bass

Tosin Abasi discusses how bass techniques can be emulated on guitars with extended ranges...

Length: 6:53
Lesson 12

Two Handed Tapping

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

Length: 31:59
Lesson 13

Muted Tapping

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

Length: 5:25
Lesson 14

Polymetrics

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

Length: 12:30
Lesson 15

Full Range Economy Picking...

In this lesson, Tosin demonstrates a few of his favorite licks that utilize the full range...

Length: 23:17
Lesson 16

Electric Fingerstyle

Tosin Abasi discusses how fingerstyle can be adapted for use on an electric guitar. Additionally,...

Length: 13:24
Lesson 17

Songwriting Approach

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

Length: 5:59
Lesson 18

Organizing Scales

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

Length: 24:30
Lesson 19

Alternate Picking Exercises

In this lesson, Tosin demonstrates several alternate picking exercises aimed at improving...

Length: 6:12