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Offline   BlackHeat74

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Hey, so I just got a my first seven string guitar and I'm loving it so far. There's one thing though...I want to understand a bit more if there is any that I can do with a seven string. I know everything on a normal guitar but is there some things I can practice or techniques unique to a seven string? I'm looking into incorporating the 7 string into the songs I write now.



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@BlackHeat74 well there's nothing really unique about the 7 strings, it just allow for some different chord because of the extra string and offers a greater range of note but that's it.


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If you are playing a ii V I progression it sounds nice to mix it up and play the root of the V chord on the B string.

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Play some Korn?

https://www.guitar.c...head-munky-korn

Head: We drop our low B-string to A and tune from there. Our E chord is a D.

Guitar.com: You both introduced the 7-string guitar to a wider audience than it has ever had before and many bands have adopted your sound. How does that make you feel?

Head: It's pretty cool. Inspiring. It's a compliment.

Guitar.com: How did your use of the 7-string come about?

Head: Munky started using 7 strings back in '92-'93. They asked me join the band and I had to buy one to fit in.

Munky: I looked at Steve Vai and said that's a cool guitar but I didn't want to be a shredder I wanted to be a rhythm player. I tried tuning it down and I liked it.


Also check out:
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https://www.reddit.c...string_guitars/

https://en.wikipedia.../wiki/Ibanez_K7
 

KoRn signature tuning: A, D, G, C, F, A, D (low to high)

so that's "D Drop A" ?


Others using Drop A variations...


https://en.wikipedia...ropped_A_tuning


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@QOTSANINSOADKORN Korn tuning is just a standard 7 string tune down by a full step so like a D std for guitar but with a low A added. There's no drop at all in korn tuning, it's just lower than standard.


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ok then, thought i might of had it wrong this whole time...


Recent Additions: Various Final Fantasy 7 8 9 , Tim Minchin - So F*cking Rock, Hans Zimmer - Dream Is Collapsing,

Daft Punk - Short Circuit, Forces - BERSERK - Animé - 1997, Korn - Ball Tongue (E Standard Transposed) (Instrumental)

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YAMAHA 4-String 24 Frets - D Standard -> C Standard & D Drop C...

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IBANEZ - USED MODIFIED MODEL... After-market Tremolo Bridge + head-stock locking nut thingys --- Free 1994-ish Guitar =  :)


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The only reason I broke down and bought the extremely cheap 7 string I found at a pawn shop (it was in really bad shape, but cleaned up nicely) was someone got really clever and transcribed Paganini's 24 Caprices for electric 7 string. Since he incorporated things like two handed tapping it's not suitable for acoustic guitar at all. And did I mention the guitar was cheap and sounds sweet?

 

But the real thing is that if you're playing violin music on guitar, that bottom string really comes in handy, just like if you're playing cello music on bass, having a five string is almost required. It's because both violins and cellos are tuned in fifths, not fourths like guitars, so their lowest possible note is slightly below that of their fretted cousins.

 

Note, this doesn't have anything to do with strumming and chords. No help on that topic here at all, sorry. I still can't tell an E major from any totally random collection of notes. Bass and classical/jazz player here.

 

Andy Olson



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I recently restrung my 1st Classical Guitar :P

NYLON FTW
it was acquired with just 4 strings / 6...

also dusted off the 1st guitar i ever played...
a Yamaha F310 - Acoustic

also i was given an Ovation Semi Acoustic with a a missing Bridge...
http://www.ovationgu...rans-blue-quilt

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YAMAHA 4-String 24 Frets - D Standard -> C Standard & D Drop C...

ASHTON - 4-String 21 Frets, E Standard, Drop D, Half-Step Down (Nirvana)...

Phoenix? - BASS 21-22 Frets? - 4-in-line Headstock...

Les Paul Special II - Guitar 

IBANEZ - USED MODIFIED MODEL... After-market Tremolo Bridge + head-stock locking nut thingys --- Free 1994-ish Guitar =  :)