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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.

Julie M.
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Topeka Drive
Reseda, CA
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Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Organ, Guitar, Music Recording, Music Performance, Classical Guitar, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Opera Voice, Bass Guitar, Music Theory
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5 to 105
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I specialize in contemporary music styles, but I am very technique-oriented and I incorporate music theory in every style and instrument that I teach. My methods of teaching range from use of books from beginner to advanced styles, to my own personal lesson plans that I have accumulated over the years. I also specialize in one-on-one singer/songwriter clinics to help better writing styles, melody writing, chord structure, etc.
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Canoga Park, CA
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Piano, Mandolin, Music Performance, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Theory, Guitar, Songwriting, Singing, Bass Guitar
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15 to 60
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Guitar, Bass and Vocals: all the way to advanced Piano: beg I can sing and play virtually all styles of popular music--blues, rock, country, folk, jazz, latin, you name it. As a performing professional, the skill I call upon most is my ear. Once you learn to hear the chord changes and the rythmic subtleties in a piece of music, you can truly play along with anything. And because that skill directly impacts so many aspects of what we collectively call good musicianship, I tend to make ear deve…
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Laney College (Oakland, CA) - Music Theory & Composition - 1976-78 (Associate degree received)
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Porter Ranch, CA
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1 to 99
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Guitar and Bass: beg to adv Drums: beg to adv Vocals: beg to adv Piano: beg to interm Trumpet: beg Song writing, band arrangements, and orchestral compositions.
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Cal State Northridge (CSUN) - Music Composition - 2007-2008 (not complete) Pierce College - Music Composition - 2008-Present (not complete)
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Barry C.
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Ethel Ave.
Van Nuys, CA
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Bass Guitar, Guitar
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5 to 70
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music theory, jazz guitar, rock guitar, classical guitar
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San Rafael High - General Education - (High School diploma received) North Texas State - Music - (Bachelor's degree received)
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Woodman Ave.
Van Nuys, CA
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5 to 99
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My concentration in college was Jazz Guitar, but I'm definitely a Rocker at heart. I can teach all genres of music and guitar and every end of the theory spectrum.
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Columbia College - Music: Guitar Performance - 2004-2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA
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Bass Guitar, Guitar, Upright Bass, Music Theory
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My primary emphasis is in classical double bass, both orchestrally and in solo repertoire. I also have extensive experience as an electric bassist in the rock, funk, and pop genres, as well as many years as a guitarist in the same genres. I also have spent some time as a jazz bassist and guitarist, and I am very comfortable teaching jazz bass.
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Cal State Northridge - Music Performance - Double Bass - 2008-present (In progress) (not complete) UCLA - Music Performance - Double Bass - 2006-2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Kester Ave
Van Nuys, CA
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1 to 99
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My primary emphasis is in classical double bass, both orchestrally and in solo repertoire. I also have extensive experience as an electric bassist in the rock, funk, and pop genres, as well as many years as a guitarist in the same genres. I also have spent some time as a jazz bassist and guitarist, and I am very comfortable teaching jazz bass.
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Cal State Northridge - Music Performance - Double Bass - 2008-present (In progress) (not complete) UCLA - Music Performance - Double Bass - 2006-2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Chatsworth, CA
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I specialize in all genres of drum set playing including pop, rock, jazz, funk, latin, r&b, hip-hop, blues, reggae, punk, and heavy metal. I also teach orchestral and marching band snare drum techniques and methods, auxiliary and latin percussion, and guitar up to an intermediate level.
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Musicians Institute - Percussion Institute of Technology - fall 2008-summer 2010 (Associate degree received)
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Granada Hills, CA
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Autoharps, Banjo, Dulcimer, Electric Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Stand Up Bass
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Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
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$60
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Corteen Place
Valley Village, CA
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Clarinet, Music Performance, Flute, Music Theory, Music Recording, Songwriting, Guitar, Trumpet, Saxophone
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5 to 14
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I specialize in improvisation techniques. Latin Jazz Classical Saxophone
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Berklee College of Music - Music Ed. - 1996-2001 (Bachelor's degree received) CSU Fresno - Music Performance - 2006-2008 (Master's degree received) Impact internship program - single subject teaching credential - 2008-2010 (Degree received)
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Mastering 7-String Minor 7th Arpeggios with Buz McGrath of Unearth

0.GP1109_Lessons_Met~nrAS 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.

http://www.guitarplayer.com/uploadedImages/guitarplayer/GP1109_Lessons_Metal_Ex-1.jpg 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.

http://www.guitarplayer.com/uploadedImages/guitarplayer/GP1109_Lessons_Metal_Ex-2.jpg 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.

http://www.guitarplayer.com/uploadedImages/guitarplayer/GP1109_Lessons_Metal_Ex-3.jpg 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.

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