What is THUMP!?
THUMP! is an in-depth exploration of the modern playing techniques of Tosin Abasi. Together with his trio, Animals As Leaders, Tosin has cemented himself as a pioneer in today’s generation of progressive music, pushing boundaries both as a guitarist and composer. In 2019, Guitar World magazine named him Guitarist of the Decade.
THUMP! focuses primarily on his approaches to the thumping technique, and also explores several other key techniques that offer insight into his music. Included are detailed transcriptions, as well as backing tracks for select songs. The course is not limited to 8-string guitarists. All concepts can be applied to 6 and 7-string guitar.
- Mechanics of Thumping
- Thumping in a Rhythmic Context
- Musical Thumping Examples
- Hammer-Ons From Nowhere
- Approaches to Chord Playing
- Intervallic Phrasing
- Low-Register Sweeping
- Crafting Guitar Tones
Plus close-up performances of three Animals As Leaders songs
(including backing tracks):
- Another Year
- The Woven Web
"This shit is instructional" - Ayoyinka Abasi
"That new hot fire, Tosin Abasi THUMP DVD. This shit is instructional, it's mind-blowing. Get your technique right, you now what I'm saying? Holler at this shit, it will have you shredding. Faces will be melted! Prra!"