Re: Learning to Play a 7 string
I Just bought a 7 string RG7321. First I needed one as more and more songs I have been wanting to learn the bands started playing 7 string guitars, Second it was at a price I could not pass up. I was kinda wondering the same question OP had asked as when I first picked it up and tried playing something I knew just a string lower it sounded like ****ake.
So I then tried playing like I would my 6 string and added the 7 in every so often and I actually found that I can come up with some really wicked knarly Metalish sounding stuff.
I am thinking of finding some books,Posters, etc. so I can get the basic Idea of Scales, Chords, etc so I am playing them correctly and to help me when I get to coming up with my own music. But for now I have plenty of Guitar Pro Tabs in 7 string to work on for quite awhile plus I just did a couple tests and at least 3 songs I was Tuning down to dropped D or Dropped C I can play using the 7 string in standard tuning (I Believe) I know they Transposed without errors and with a quick look over it seems all teh fingerings are something that is playable without to much string skipping or massive amount of extra positioning compared to the dropped versions.
I will know for sure once I start playing them and see how it turns out.
I am hopeful though as I love this 7 string.