8 String Jazz Voicings (Guitar Lesson)


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Tosin Abasi

8 String Jazz Voicings

Tosin Abasi covers jazz voicings for the eight string guitar.

Taught by Tosin Abasi in Tosin Abasi Artist Series seriesLength: 8:18Difficulty: 2.5 of 5


Chord Charts for 7 and 8 String Guitars

Note:
The first chord diagram listed for each chord voicing shows the fret numbers as well as the corresponding note names The proper left hand fingering for each chord is included in the second diagram under each chord. Both chord charts are written out just like a tablature staff. In other words, the eighth string is listed at the bottom of the chart.

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Dmaj7(#11, no 3rd)

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Fmaj7

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*This low E note can be omitted.

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Fm9(no 3rd)

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whalesfordeathwhalesfordeath replied on April 5th, 2012

this song is so stunning x

mattbrownmattbrown replied on February 25th, 2010

Hey guys! For Tosin's lessons, I'm including the chord charts for the chords that can be played on a six string guitar in the supplemental content section. The voicings for 7 and 8 string guitar are included under the "Info About This Lesson" tab.

Nick.KellieNick.Kellie replied on February 24th, 2010

really beautiful stuff, Tosin

Tosin Abasi Artist Series

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

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



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 Members 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
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 Members 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 Members Only
Lesson 5

Economy Picking

Tosin discusses and demonstrates economy picking technique.

Length: 14:41 Difficulty: 2.5 Members 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 Members 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 Members Only
Lesson 8

Advanced Economy Picking Technique

Tosin Abasi expands further on economy picking.

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

8 String Jazz Voicings

Tosin Abasi covers jazz voicings for the eight string guitar.

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

8 String Chord Voicings

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

Length: 9:15 Difficulty: 2.0 Members 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 Members 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 Members Only
Lesson 13

Muted Tapping

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

Length: 5:25 Difficulty: 2.5 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members Only
Lesson 17

Songwriting Approach

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

Length: 5:59 Difficulty: 1.0 Members 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 Members 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 Members Only

About Tosin Abasi View Full Biography 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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