#1
Yeah I just got a Damien 7 made by Schecter and I was wondering... Is there any songs (other than the songs by KoRn) I could learn that's fairly easy. I'd like to learn some so I can get used to it.
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Yeah I just got a Damien 7 made by Schecter and I was wondering... Is there any songs (other than the songs by KoRn) I could learn that's fairly easy. I'd like to learn some so I can get used to it.


Congrats on the move to 7-string! I myself will have my first 7-string arriving this week, the Dean RC7x. I'm probably gonna jump right in by learning some 7-string chords, scales and Shogun-era Trivium songs
#4
Suicide Silence is pretty simple usually and they play 7 string guitars. Although ill probably get flamed to hell for suggesting a deathcore band.
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#5
If you tune the low B down to an A you can play Citizen Erased from Muse. That's pretty easy.
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#6
I do tune my 7 string down to drop-A (is that what you call it?) I love how deep and smooth it sounds. I just can't get used to it. I've been trying to practice six string songs but I keep forgetting there's an extra string there.
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#8
Dream Theater haz seven strings?
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#9
Lacuna Coil has absurdly simply 7-string rhythm parts, some of them are just chugging quarter notes. You can also use a 7-string to play doom metal that was written for B; there are some great simple songs on Type O Negative's albums Bloody Kisses and Life is Killing Me. Bongzilla has written wonderful stuff for B, but you have to be able to keep really slow time if you want to play it on your own.
#11
HOLY CRAP! That's some sick Theater, can't believe I never heard this song.
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#12
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#13
Fear Factory have SOME really good songs. And they are all in B standard (from memory).
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Lacuna Coil has absurdly simply 7-string rhythm parts, some of them are just chugging quarter notes.
They also do some interesting clean parts with obscure 7-string chords occasionally. They'd be a good one to start with for just getting used to the feel of a 7-string.
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"A Change of Seasons" by Dream Theater is a pretty easy song save for a few small sections.


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Suicide Silence is pretty simple usually and they play 7 string guitars. Although ill probably get flamed to hell for suggesting a deathcore band.


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#19
Try some Periphery, i dont know how difficult it actually is since i dont own a 7 string but it sounds simple enough. Try Icarus Lives by them
#20
Fear Factory will get your rhythm playing tight as shit.
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Fear Factory have A LOT of really good songs. And some of them are in B standard (from memory).


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          #22
          Fear Factory = Rythm tightness?
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          #23
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          Fair enough. I just haven't really listened to much of them past Soul of a New Machine. Time to break out the newer stuff I guess.
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          Fear Factory = Rythm tightness?

          Have you heard the way that Dino Cazares and Raymond Herrera played with each other? Their whole style was focused on being robotic tight.
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          Fair enough. I just haven't really listened to much of them past Soul of a New Machine. Time to break out the newer stuff I guess.

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          #25
          I think I'm gonna finish getting used to my 7 string before I even think about doing Dream Theater or Fear Factory.
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          #26
          Trapt have some fun 7-string songs - the obvious one is "Headstrong" but I like "Made of Glass" and "Still Frame" better.

          Baritone-guitar stuff is good on 7-string, too: "The Incident" by Porcupine Tree and "Welcome to the Fold" by Filter come to mind.
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          #28
          Alright, I need to get some stuff straight here.

          Dream Theater has a lot of 7 string tunes, one of the earliest and most fun being Lie, a  piece that I  would recommend for its relative rhythmic simplicity, variety and fun factor, though the first solo is no walk in the park.

          Also I have no idea what your people's definition of easy is. Nothing Periphery does is particularly easy. The opening section from Icarus Lives! isn't too bad, but requires lots of metronome time to get the rhythm right. The verse material only gets more difficult to count. You can't skimp on metronome time there or you'll never actually play it accurately.

          As for A Change of Seasons, it's certainly not as difficult to count, but a lot of the early arpeggio shapes are hard to nail and require lots of accurate pick work and muting. It's not the kind of piece that can be learned and nailed quickly - at least  in my experience. There are also a ton of sections, making slow work for memorization.