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I specialize in voice posture training, vocal projection, music production, latin percussion, hip-hop percussion, speed drumming, piano technique, ear training, rhythm training and songwriting
Homeschooled - - 08/00 - 05/04 (High School diploma received) The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - Master of Divinity - 08/08 - present (not complete) Wheaton College (IL) - Music Composition (Voice emphasis) - 08/04 - 5/08 (Bachelor's degree received)
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I have extensive experience in the pop field. Genres include folk, pop, rock. I have composed music for film and television, so I am strongest in composition. I have taught other subjects in every age range from 6 months to 18 years of age.
Ballard High School - - 87-91 (High School diploma received) Kenyon College - Theatre - 91-96 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Mastering 7-String Minor 7th Arpeggios with Buz McGrath of Unearth
AS METAL HAS EVOLVED, THERE HAS BEEN a trend toward lowered tunings. In an effort to make their music sound deeper and darker, many guitarists have turned to alternate and dropped tunings, as well as 7-string guitars. Buz McGrath, lead guitarist of the metal band Unearth, has been slinging his 7-string on stage for over ten years, pioneering some great techniques along the way. In this lesson, I want to share some of his cool arpeggio patterns that span all seven strings. Note to 6-string players: If you play the first two notes of the 7-string sweep arpeggios on the 7th and 10th frets of the sixth string (using your 1st finger), you can play this lesson without a 7-string.
I worked with Buz creating an instructional program outlining his style and techniques, and found him to be quite diverse as a player. Buz often adds minor 7th and diminished riffs and arpeggios into his music and, although he can shred masterfully, he allows melody to find its way into the mix. The example I’m going to share with you is inspired by the lead section from the Unearth song “Crow Killers” from their CD The March, and it incorporates one of his signature 7-string arpeggios.
In Ex. 1, the lead section begins with a melodic line that climbs up the neck in three segments. Pay close attention to his vibrato at the end of each phrase.
Ex. 2 is a minor 7th sweep arpeggio that starts on a B at the seventh string 12th fret and, using hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides, travels up to the 19th fret of the first string and all the way back down.
Ex. 3 is a similar minor 7th arpeggio but Buz finishes it off with a nice melodic line. Pay close attention to the fingering, it will help you cross all the strings smoothly.
John McCarthy is the creator of the Rock House Method.