The structure of the song ( based on the 3 progressions shown above ) would be:
A ( 6X )
B ( 1X )
A ( 4X )
C ( 1X )
B ( 1X )
( 3X, Halftime feel )
C ( 1X )
( solo: doubletime, repeat 3 times )
( altered, ending on one bar of 6/4, an Asus2-Chord
then eventually ending on an E Major Chord )
General notes on “7 Friends”:
“If you listen to the song the first time, or if you do not pay much attention to things like the embellishements and phrasing-elements Abi adds, you´ll most likely find
that this is “just” a pretty guitar-song with some great, memorable melodies.
But if you listen more closely and / or if you´re trying to transcribe the song or even learn how to play it, you´ll find that Abi added a lot of
stuff that is “hidden” in those melodies... little legato-licks and embellishements that will not jump at you and punch you at the face... but they really do support the melodies and add an exciting color to the whole song...
you´d definitely notice if they´d be gone.
So Abi managed something that many players try to achive without ever getting there: using flawless technique to enrich his compostions without ever letting it get into the way of
the melodies or without ever having to use it to cover up something.
You will also get your share of great lead-playing throughout the doubletime solo. So listen closely: there is more to discover than it might seem like
when you just focus on the melodies...
I once had a chance to slow down the solo and parts of the “verse”, and the little trills and phrasing-elements
( bendings, slides, position shifts etc. ) were still awfully hard to
figure out, since they´re no cliche-licks, but additions that are constantly changing, adding different facets to the basic melodies Abi plays...
So, check it out and listen close... you might find something new, exciting...”