#1
Are there any bands that use 7 string sweeping?

Alternately: What are some 7 string sweep shapes?
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#2
All Shall Perish. I know they do on their new album, Awaken The Dreamers, not sure about their previous two though.

Check out the guitarist from All Shall Perish here:
http://youtube.com/user/cstorey138
He has some good vidoes and plays some 7 string sweeps.

Also, Outworld I imagine would. Guitarist is Rusty Cooley.
#3
Bands: Yes but I cant name any....

Shapes: Plenty.

I know one person who uses them: Steve Vai.

If you know your tuning, and you know how to build chords, its easy to work out 7 string sweeps.

E Major7 7 String Sweep:


E---------------------------------------12--16--12-----------------------------------|
B----------------------------------12------------------12-----------------------------|
G-----------------------------13---------------------------13-------------------------|
D-------------------------14-----------------------------------14----------------------|
A---------------------14--------------------------------------------14-----------------|
E-----------12--16-----------------------------------------------------16---12-------|
B--12--16--------------------------------------------------------------------------16--12---|
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#4
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Bands: Yes but I cant name any....

Shapes: Plenty.

I know one person who uses them: Steve Vai.

If you know your tuning, and you know how to build chords, its easy to work out 7 string sweeps.

E Major7 7 String Sweep:


E---------------------------------------12--16--12-----------------------------------|
B----------------------------------12------------------12-----------------------------|
G-----------------------------13---------------------------13-------------------------|
D-------------------------14-----------------------------------14----------------------|
A---------------------14--------------------------------------------14-----------------|
E-----------12--16-----------------------------------------------------16---12-------|
B--12--16--------------------------------------------------------------------------16--12---|


Yeah I know about those, but I'm looking for stuff where the root note is lowest (I know you could argue that this is a B sus4add6, but you know what I mean). Thanks though.
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#5
So, explain to us why you ask for shapes. It seems to me like you know how a chord is constructed. Take those notes and make your own shapes.
#6
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So, explain to us why you ask for shapes. It seems to me like you know how a chord is constructed. Take those notes and make your own shapes.


Exactly.

That said - Rusty Cooley.
#7
Santiago Dobles from Aghora is a big sweep picker who uses a 7 string. I'm not sure how often he actually sweeps across all of them but he definitely does sometimes at least.
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#8
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Exactly.

That said - Rusty Cooley.


I've never seen Rusty do 7 stringers? I see him use 5's and 6's all the time but I haven't seen a 7. Maybe I'm just blind.

Damn, I bet he does 8's sometimes too, but his fanned fret guitar would be difficult to sweep on, I imagine.
#9
Well, whenever I try to make a shape it always seems to come out weird, so I figured pre-existing shapes would just make life easier.

Also, where can one download some Aghora? I've heard good stuff about them.
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