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John Petrucci: I'm Working on Integrating 8-String Guitars Into New Dream Theater Music

"It's something we're developing now."
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John Petrucci: I'm Working on Integrating 8-String Guitars Into New Dream Theater Music


John Petrucci said he working on utilizing 8-string guitars in his playing and on upcoming Dream Theater music, telling Andertons (transcribed by UG):

    "I haven't played [an 8-string guitar]. This is my plan.

    "In the same way back in 1994 when 'Awake' came out, when I got that first seven string - literally in the studio, in front of the guys, 'Hey check this out!' - we started writing, and that music came out of me playing that guitar; I want to approach the 8-string the same way.

    "So it's something we're developing now. There's no schedule. When it happens one day and I get it, I want to be in the studio, pick it up, start writing, see what happens, and not really think to much about it.

    "I think of it just kind of as an extension of range of the instrument."

Focusing on his first contact with a 7-string, John noted:

    "That was when we went into the writing sessions for 'Awake' album. We were in NYC, I got delivered to me a Steve Vai seven string, that was the only one that was really around.

    "It was black with green pickups, and I picked it up and we wrote 'The Mirror', which is on that album.

    "The way that I kind of look at seven string guitar, eventually 8 which we're working on... [Laughs] The way that I approach it is an extended range of the instrument.

    "So anything I would play on a six-string is I was doing a line, and let's say that line was in C#, and you know... *plays 'Change of Seasons' riff* I wanted to do something like that, but it sounded too wimpy down here. *plays the same riff an octave higher, and then the right way to show the difference*.

    "It just gives me more range. I mean, John Myung plays six string bass, he's able to go down there, so why can't I?"

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