How to Play CAFO by Animals As Leaders (Guitar Lesson)


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Tosin Abasi

CAFO

Tosin Abasi breaks down "CAFO" by his band Animals As Leaders. An acronym for "concentrated animal feed operation," this track is a highly technical shred-fest sure to challenge the best guitarists.

Taught by Tosin Abasi in Songs With Tosin Abasi seriesLength: 42:28Difficulty: 5.0 of 5
Chord Charts for Seven 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 seventh string is listed at the bottom of the chart. All voicings are for a seven string guitar tuned B, D, A, D, G, B, E from low to high.

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contenthydracontenthydra replied on January 7th, 2017

wtf Tosin, he's SO sloppy here. I wonder if he was nervous af

HeathenknightHeathenknight replied on August 25th, 2016

I think he meant to say 16th fret on the A string and 14th fret on the G string around 2:45

HeathenknightHeathenknight replied on August 25th, 2016

on the 3rd section

u r not me5u r not me5 replied on January 26th, 2014

i watched the full speed sweep part and it looks like hes not even doing the descending lick from the g string as shown slowed down, his index finger does a sort of barre, and his middle and ring don't move from the A and E strings. what's going on?

ndrewolfndrewolf replied on October 1st, 2013

Ok so i watched the full speed sweeping part thousand times slowed down, and i realized, he does play what he said slowed down but he does not pick the first descending part just hammer on them, while his picking hand "sweeps" (not touching the strings) to the high descending part.

smingsming replied on September 12th, 2012

How come when he does the sweeping slowly for the first 9 notes he goes up, then down, then jumps up to come back down, but when he's playing it full speed he just goes straight up and straight back down? I must have watched it 50+ times trying to figure it out but it still confuses me.

flightflight replied on October 17th, 2012

No. When he's plying it full speed, he just playing the highest note and next one with one finger.

bornofobornofo replied on June 16th, 2012

Sry dudes the tab for the intro sweeps is wrong..try learning it by reading from his hands...takes a bit time but it works and youll get it correctly.

krausbuakrausbua replied on May 8th, 2012

what the? when he plays the sweeping part fast, he leaves out the descending sweep starting from the g string. so it's two things, sweeped slow and fast what am I supposed to think now, that tosin cheats on his playing?

oblivionguy218oblivionguy218 replied on January 16th, 2012

The tabs arent right? Starting with the sweepy part. Tf?

tesketeske replied on November 28th, 2011

it is mindmodeling

domonlydomonly replied on November 17th, 2011

omfg the guys from that website really sux, cant even tab accurately the first measure of the song... lazy ass just took the tab from ultimate-guitar , tosin even playing that at all, please check it out again, theres too many notes, and the tricky* thing is descending, not ascending !

agile1054agile1054 replied on November 12th, 2011

wheres the ascending descending tapping lick? i see the tab but cant find the scene?

spacepantsspacepants replied on October 24th, 2011

umm

codyaaroncodyaaron replied on September 10th, 2011

So I'm curious to know if Tosin was high when he was making this video...because the descending tap lick in scene six is clearly not what's played on the album. I slowed it down and it sounds like 7 notes (not ten). He also plays some altered lick live that ends on a different note. To me, it almost sounds like a sweep on the album, but I can't transcribe it. Also...no "definitive phrase" for the solo (scene seven)? What the hell Tosin?! I don't want to create my own version, I want to know exactly what you play and how *you* play it... Am I crazy? Or alone on this?

ajnaz13lajnaz13l replied on October 5th, 2011

I agree, but this album has being known to have being co- produced with Misha Mansoor. Maybe Tosin didn't write the whole thing? Either way, I'd expect more from Tosin.

dirtybankerdirtybanker replied on August 21st, 2011

same comment as above. ? where are tabs?

mattbrownmattbrown replied on September 22nd, 2011

I'm still working on them...They'll be done in a couple weeks.

mattbrownmattbrown replied on September 28th, 2011

Tabs are up!

codyaaroncodyaaron replied on August 21st, 2011

Dog bark on Scene 3 @ 4:42?

luke_bowyer1luke_bowyer1 replied on July 28th, 2011

TABS!!!!

aliminationalimination replied on July 17th, 2011

Where are the tabs for this?

samljersamljer replied on July 11th, 2011

I was upset when i learned it needed an 8 "well... a 7" string guitar :(

eitanprouserepiceitanprouserepic replied on June 2nd, 2011

YESSSSSSSSS I LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!!!!!

mattbrownmattbrown replied on June 2nd, 2011

Unfortunately, I think it's going to be quite some time (at least a few months) before I get to this lesson.

gn91gn91 replied on June 2nd, 2011

Where are the Tabs?

chodypthchodypth replied on June 1st, 2011

Supplemental coming for this soon?

Songs With Tosin Abasi

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Lead guitarist of Animals As Leaders, Tosin Abasi, teaches his own creations.



Lesson 1

On Impulse

Tosin Abasi teaches Animals As Leaders' song "On Impulse."

Length: 36:21 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Thoroughly At Home

Tosin Abasi teaches Animals As Leaders' song "Thoroughly At Home."

Length: 23:30 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Lesson 3

The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing

Tosin Abasi teaches the Animals As Leaders song "The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing."

Length: 24:55 Difficulty: 5.0 Members Only
Lesson 4

CAFO

Tosin Abasi breaks down "CAFO" by his band Animals As Leaders. An acronym for "concentrated animal feed operation," this track is a highly technical shred-fest sure to challenge the best guitarists.

Length: 42:28 Difficulty: 5.0 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.

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