Some good 7 String songs to learn?

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  1. Karl Hungus

    Karl Hungus You're no daisy. Contributor

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    I'm sure there'll be someone here who can recommend some good songs to learn on the old 7 string? Especially ones on www.powertabs.net as that would extra helpfull.

    So far I can play some of Dream Theater's This Dying Soul, but it's a little bit too much for me, and I've started learning Nevermore's Narcosynthesis today, which is pretty cool, but there seems to be a distinct lack of Nevermore tabs on powertab.

    Thanks to anyone who has any good recommendations, but nothing too overly technical, so Vai or Rusty Cooley wouldn't be much good to me. Likewise, I'm certainly not a fan of Korn, so anyone who mentions them gets a fork in the eye.
     
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    Most of the Nevermore stuff I've found was done in Guitar Pro - and some of it's quite good. "I, Voyager" would keep you busy for a while... :)

    Try DT's "The Mirror", too - the actual execution of the parts isn't tough, but the timing is, uh, interesting...
     
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    Erotomania isn't terribly difficult, and is a great tune to practice. A lot of the fingerings and patterns are a bit different from the norm, and a good way to get your hands used to moving to places they don't usually end up.
     
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    Okay.... Korn! ... (shields eye)
     
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    Sorry Chris, but erotomania is for 6 strings, besides, I can play that already! :p
    Thanks anyway.

    Ah, I don't have Guitar Pro. Oh well, I nabbed The Mirror anyway, and I'll give that a whirl in a bit.
     
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    :lol: Well that shows you how much merit I give cover tunes. I play it on a seven. :D
     
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    Old Chimaira used 7 strings, but I don't know if it was tabbed that way...
     
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    Erotomania is usually tabbed for a 6, but Petrucci was using 7's for most of that album, so I'm not 100% sure if it SHOULD be tabbed on a 6.

    Anyway, "Lie" off Awake is pretty straightforward, and is a cool riff.

    -D
     
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    I was thinking the same thing :lol:
     
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    I watched him play it on a 6, several times.
    :hbang:
     
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    Right, I nabbed Lie aswell. Thanks.
     
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    Also check out the A Change of Seasons PowerTabs. Part 1 and the beginning of Part 2 (right up to where the lyrics start) are pretty nifty. It's not all that hard and makes good use of the seven-string range.
     
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    Check out THE GLASS PRISON off of Six Degrees Of inner Turbulance....It's pretty bad ass and has an awsome arpeggio solo.
     
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    I recommend Dave's Party Piece by Dave Weiner. He's got the tab up on his site (daveweiner.com), and the song is available on Vai's Live at the Astoria DVD or Weiner's album. The song is not particularly hard, but it sounds fast and cool due to the delay. This song is the first song I learned when I got my 7. In fact, it was Dave Weiner's album that influenced me to buy a 7.
     
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    Basically, I use my 7 to learn 6 string songs, and shift everything into position to eliminate the need to move around a whole lot. Also play 6 string songs on a 7, but shift everything to the B, and use the extended range for solo's and stuff of that sort, that can be fun too, and it puts a new spin on songs you already know on a 6.
     
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    :hbang:

    That was the first ever Dream Theater song I heard. It changed my life forever.

    Note: before I heard it I was listening to Linkin Park all the time :)
     
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    Yeah, ditto. Thing is, I've also watched Vai play "Love of God" on a six. I know it's physically possible to play, but barring an interview with JP we may never know for sure... :fawk:


    Anyway, it CAN be played on a 6, which works for the majority of less-cool guitarists out there... ;)
     
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    Zombie Autopilot, from Unearth, is a kickass song that demonstrates very well the 7-string potential! :shred:

    ...anyway, every Unearth song is badass :bowdown:


    PS: I was in a Vai live show just two days ago and he played for the love of god with a 6-string :mad:
     
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    :agreed: That and the songs off Shove The Sun Aside. :yesway:
     
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