Seven String Secrets

Guitars Lessons by Sam Bell

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Seven String Secrets: Master Modern Metal Guitar

LickLibrary presents "Seven String Secrets," an exclusive guitar course designed to transform your playing with the mystique and power of the seven-string guitar. This comprehensive guide dives deep into the techniques that define the modern metal genre, providing an all-encompassing experience for players aiming to expand their musical vocabulary on a seven-string guitar. This course is taught by Sam Bell.

Guitar Lesson Overview

7 String Tuning

Understanding the tuning of a seven-string guitar is the foundation of mastering its unique sound. This course starts by familiarizing you with the standard tuning for a seven-string, which adds a lower B string to the traditional six strings. This additional string expands the guitar's range, allowing for deeper, heavier riffs and chords that are synonymous with modern metal music. Learning this tuning is essential for anyone looking to dive into the world of extended range guitars, offering new possibilities in your playing and songwriting.

Modern Metal Seven String Chord Voicings

Delve into the rich, complex world of modern metal chord voicings specifically designed for the seven-string guitar. This section of the course focuses on teaching you how to leverage the extended range of the instrument to create powerful, sophisticated chords that can add depth and intensity to your music. From djent to progressive metal, these voicings are key to achieving the sounds that define today's metal genre.

Legato, Tapping, and Slap Guitar

Explore the fluidity and expressiveness of legato playing, the precision of tapping, and the rhythmic punch of slap techniques on the seven-string guitar. This course offers in-depth instruction on how to seamlessly integrate these techniques into your playing, enhancing your ability to convey emotion and adding complexity to your solos and riffs. These skills not only increase your technical proficiency but also open up new avenues for creative expression.

Scale Shapes and Arpeggios

Gain mastery over scale shapes and arpeggios that are particularly effective on the seven-string guitar. This part of the course is designed to expand your fretboard knowledge, allowing for more inventive soloing and improvisation. By learning how to navigate these scales and arpeggios, you'll unlock new melodic possibilities and improve your ability to craft compelling leads and solos.

Playing Over a Backing Track

"Seven String Secrets" also includes a specially crafted backing track that complements the lessons learned throughout the course. Playing over this backing track is not just a practice tool; it's an essential part of your development as a musician. It helps you apply the techniques in a musical context, improves your timing and rhythm, and enhances your ability to improvise. This experience simulates playing with a band, preparing you for live performances and collaborations.

By taking "Seven String Secrets," you'll not only learn the mechanics of the seven-string guitar but also the creative and expressive potential it holds. Each technique covered in this course is a building block towards becoming a versatile, dynamic player in the modern metal scene.

Guitar Techniques Used in This Course

This list is a gateway to exploring the depths of your instrument, providing you with the tools and knowledge to take your playing to new heights. "Seven String Secrets" is more than just a course—it's your path to mastering the seven-string guitar and unleashing the full potential of your musical expression.

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Technical Details

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  • Artist

    Sam Bell

  • Media

    Online Stream, Download, DVD

  • Media format

    PAL + NTSC

  • Genre

    Metal, Modern Metal, Modern Guitar, Shred

  • Skill level

    Expert, Suitable For All

  • EIN No


  • TAB Included

  • NB: If purchasing as 'DVD', please ensure that your DVD player fully supports the 'Media format' (PAL + NTSC) that this product is available in, as indicated above.

About The Tutor

Tutor Profile

Sam Bell

Sam Bell has been playing guitar from the age of 4, since then he has played many styles from Funky Blues to screaming Metal/Fusion on 8 string guitar. A member of UK tech metal band ‘Mask of Judas’, he is also currently writing his own solo instrumental album. He also...

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