Guitar Messenger (who brought you the Per Nilsson Scar Guitar DVD) has been hard at work on THUMP! – an incredible DVD where Animals as Leaders guitarist Tosin Abasi himself teaches you all about the art of thumping on the guitar – a technique similar to slap bass where you use your thumb and fingers in a very percussive manner on the strings. If you listen to Animals As Leaders and you’re wondering what’s going on in Tosin’s hands and how he does it – you’re gonna want to get your hands on this DVD – it includes a 46-page booklet with transcriptions of every lesson. It also includes a TON of bonus content, including some Animals as Leaders playthroughs and gear walkthroughs.
We are lucky to have gotten ahold of an exclusive teaser lesson where Tosin teaches you a section of AAL’s “Physical Education”, complete with tabs!
THUMP! is currently available for pre-order, and will be shipping late this month. More info after the jump.
Here’s all the info on the THUMP! DVD:
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. THUMP! focuses primarily on his approaches to the thumping technique, and also explores several other key techniques that offer insight into his music.
This DVD features over an hour of lessons and performances, in-depth interviews, gear discussion, tone concepts, and behind-the-scenes footage. The accompanying 46-page booklet contains thorough tablature transcriptions of all examples and song performances.
THUMP! is also available as a DELUXE Package, which, in addition to the DVD and transcription booklet, also includes:
TOSIN’S FRACTAL AUDIO AXE-FX PATCHES
Includes 4 patches: Thump/Slap tone, Clean Tone, Rhythm Tone, Lead Tone.
Actual patches used live with Animals As Leaders, including Tone Match of Tosin’s Port City guitar cabinet.
Patches designed in Firmware Quantum 1.05 and can be tweaked for any firmware update.
SIGNATURE GUITAR PICKS
A 3-pack of Dunlop’s signature Animals As Leaders guitar picks.
Backing tracks of three Animals As Leaders songs that are performed on the DVD and transcribed in the accompanying booklet: “Another Year,” “The Woven Web,” and “Mind-Spun.”
Feature full-band audio, minus Tosin’s lead parts.
A photograph signed by Tosin himself.
AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE. ORDERS START SHIPPING LATE AUGUST.
$30 USD – STANDARD VERSION
(DVD + Transcription Booklet)
$50 USD – DELUXE VERSION
(DVD + Transcription Booklet + 4 Axe-Fx Patches + 3 Signature Guitar Picks + 3 AAL Backing Tracks + Autographed Picture)