#1
hi guys, im playing normal 6 strings guitar for years, and as when scouting for metal amp, ive seen alot of users demo with 7 or even 8 strings electric guitars via youtube for chugging, so i am wondering if i would start to venture into 7 string guitar, rhythm playing.

but i have no idea of 7 string chord or playing skillset. apprecaite if any of you would like to guide further...thanks...
#3
the same way as a 6 string... but with an extra B string. there isnt a trick to it I dont reckon.

you can allways bass up your powerchords too on songs that are for 6 strings.

for instance, F#5....

E||----------------------||
B||----------------------||
G||----------------------||
D||-------4---------4----||
A||-------4----4----4----||
E||--2----2----2----2----||
B||--2----2--------------||

first 2 are 7 string variations the second two are the standard 6 string ordeal.
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#6
its just like playing a 6 string only with lower notes. its way easier to adjust to than you're thinking it is
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#7
I was always curious - is playing power chords on a 7 string is the same as standard E tuning or simiilar to like drop D or C? You know, with one finger or two?
#8
Quote by MvAgusta
I was always curious - is playing power chords on a 7 string is the same as standard E tuning or simiilar to like drop D or C? You know, with one finger or two?


Depends how you tune it. In standard 7 string tuning they're exactly the same as 6 string standard tuned power chords. All the extra string is is a low B, all the relationships between the higher B and the high E on a 6 string guitar work exactly the same way as the two low strings on a 7 string.

You can also tune it down the same way you can a 6 string and get one finger power chords.
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