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Basic Introduction to 7 String Guitar

this is a this going to be a very short
a very basic introduction to 7-string
hopefully this will help some of you
guys who don’t really know anything
about a seven string or not very
familiar with it to understand it a
little bit better leave the basic
concepts of it I’m going to explain
pretty simple terms I know diddly-squat
about theories so this just goes to show
you don’t need a whole lot of theory you
don’t need to be you know a shred master
like Steve are John Petrucci to
understand and play the seven string how
you want to play it believe me if I can
do it you can do it okay so what we’re
going to do is we’re just going to go
over what the seven string is and it’s
really nothing more than the six string
guitar with an extra string add it to it
on the top on the low end so we have a
low B string now as we all know in
standard tuning if you have yourself an
e a
d be right standard sixth ring setup so
now we’re just adding a little B string
well what does that mean
okay we’re adding we’re adding a few
extra notes right and I know a lot of
people look at a seven string and they
say oh I don’t even know what to do with
six strings that I can’t handle the
substring where here’s the thing we’re
only adding five notes to what you
already know that’s it five notes are
added to what you already know one two
three four five guess what let the fifth
fret did you Louis
you already have that note
at the same notes
and she’s not really adding a whole lot
just have five extra notes that you’re
adding say okay well that’s great it’s
only five extra notes but how am I
supposed to get used to where those
notes are actors they’re in a different
position all right well you’re right on
budget here we go
check this out all right let’s not press
anything we’re just going to go straight
open strings all right you know where
your notes are was that right someone
asked you for a deep right
you’re going to go VAP and you can hit
the string open know where you see
string is you know what the B note is
right someone asked for an eight you
know where your a is right someone asked
for an E and what hey ma I got to these
I got Lily and I got a high e well guess
what someone asked for B string for be
no sorry B note hey I got two of those
now – there’s a high B now I’m a little
bit what does that mean that means all
of your notes on your existing B string
are the exact same notes that are on
your new B string so really you’re not
really adding anything you don’t already
know if you know where your notes are on
your high B string then you know your
notes on your low B string don’t you
because it’s exactly the same as having
two e strings the pattern just repeats
itself EAD GB and then it repeats E if
you continue it would go ei Egbe
if you went this way it would continue
the opposite way and that’s exactly what
we’re doing so we’re going from a low E
to a low B just like we go from a high E
to a high B how does that translate with
where you know some positions are very
simple if there was a very simple scale
all right
simple scale that you plan on six
strings starting with the E string
and simple skill open which everybody
knows that right okay so all you got to
do is as we all know scales or patterns
right so you follow your pattern all you
have to do is follow your pattern from
your high e to your low B I mean I’m
sorry from your high e to your IV and
follow the exact same pattern from your
low BP to your low B so whatever
whatever pattern you’re going to play in
your scale it doesn’t matter what the
scale is any scale you choose the
pattern that you go that you use from
high E to high beams is the exact same
pattern you’re going to use you just
come down here to your low E kilo beans
and there’s your scale you can take any
any existing scale that you already know
and transfer it to a seven string simply
by using the same pattern from your PI e
to your high V because the notes are
exactly the same they’re identical so
you just move your pattern here
so any scale you have that you end when
you end your scale on your little e
string any scale doesn’t matter what it
is just continue the pattern one more
string as if you were playing on your
high B string and there’s your notes
there’s your scale there’s your notes
there’s your theory that you want to
work into right that’s all you have to
do so now you can take your existing
notes your existing scales and transfer
them over to a seven string simply by
following your scale patterns if you
know your scale patterns and you know
your notes and you know your notes and
your scales on your high B string you
normally a low B string you already know
it okay if you don’t know it you can
learn it right now the easiest thing to
do on a seven string if you’ve never
played a seven string before the easiest
thing to do is take all the theories and
throw it out the window
forget it the easiest thing is to pick
it up and play on it as if it’s not even
a seven string just play it like you
would normally play a six string doesn’t
matter what you play play anything you
already know and just play it as if your
plan on the six string it doesn’t matter
does not matter because you still have
your same chord shapes right because the
B and E string or if this apart just
like the knee and a string which means
you can put you or I guess I’m getting
to a little bit of theory
right but this is simple stuff here all
you got to do if you want to make the
power cord on your E string there’s your
power cord
all you guys do for 7st is the exact
same thing there’s your power cord
you play it exactly like you played a
six year there’s no difference right you
want to drop tuna you can drop tune the
B string and then you note comes over
two frets right so then you bar it right
here just like you plan and draw be no
different so you can play drop do it
because up a because you’d be you’d be
lower into the B string down to an
eighth note so you could play drop eight
just like you would normally play draw D
or you can play in B standard just like
you play and you think and it doesn’t
matter what you play you know you won’t
play Metallica play Metallica
and let that restate like that
doesn’t matter play it like you normally
play get used to the net get used to the
feel of the net get used to having the
extra string on there once you’re used
to it and you just you just jam on for a
while then you start applying your
theory later you get comfortable with it
start applying your theory and then you
start realizing where the notes are
where the scale patterns help scale
patterns run in and then you can realize
oh if I need a low-heat I can hit it
there too all you have to just go I can
go and that might help you if you’re
playing say you’re playing a riff up
here right and you need a loli instead
of jumping all the way down here for a
loli now when you’re playing up here
you can just jump to you Lily right
there instead of coming all the way down
here and then vacuum in so it opens up a
few more possibilities for you that way
but there you have it hopefully that
helps you guys out a little bit it’s
just a very basic simple concept of how
to think about the seven strengths and
how the seven-string works and to not
overthink it because that’s really the
key with a seven string don’t over think
it just play it jam on it and then once
you get comfortable with it then you
apply your theory then you start to
think about these extra chord shapes you
can do these extra movements you can
make and how the scale patterns work
then the scale pattern is what you
already know so if you know how to play
a six string trust me if you know how to
play a six string you know how to play a
seven string you just have to get over
that hurdle in your head of what the
extra seven string is therefore okay
once you get over that hurdle and
realize that it’s already on your guitar
and you already know it it would be a
lot to be much easier for you and it’ll
come a lot of people lot easier and the
more you play it the more you get
comfortable with it
it seems wide at first it seems like a
like a runway right when you first pick
up a seven string but trust me is more
you play it the more it gets comfortable
and then you go to a six string and 16
feels like a toy
so but there you go hopefully that helps
you guys out I hope I didn’t ramble too
much thanks for watching and jam

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