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Tosin Abasi

Tosin Abasi

From Animals As Leaders

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 av... (more)

Tosin currently offers 23 guitar lessons at JamPlay, with 4 song lessons and 19 lessons in our Artist Series.

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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.

1

Interview with Tosin Abasi

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

14:46 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

2

8 String Guitar

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

7:49 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty

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3

Hybrid Picking Techniques

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

9:28 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

4

Theory Ideas

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

8:38 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

5

Economy Picking

Tosin discusses and demonstrates economy picking technique.

14:41 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

6

Economy Picking and Note Grouping

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

8:50 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

7

Thumping

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

15:26 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

8

Advanced Economy Picking Technique

Tosin Abasi expands further on economy picking.

9:54 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

9

8 String Jazz Voicings

Tosin Abasi covers jazz voicings for the eight string guitar.

8:18 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

10

8 String Chord Voicings

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

9:15 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

11

Emulating Bass

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

6:53 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

12

Two Handed Tapping

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

31:59 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

13

Muted Tapping

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

5:25 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

14

Polymetrics

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

12:30 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty

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.

23:17 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

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.

13:24 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

17

Songwriting Approach

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

5:59 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty

18

Organizing Scales

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

24:30 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

19

Alternate Picking Exercises

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

6:12 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

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