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by TongueNGroove
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time Readers Poll (Round 2)
Replies: 2
Views: 4303

Re: Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time Readers Poll (Round 2)

I have heard a lot of solos in my days on this planet. I have also heard a lot of "Great" solos.

Steve Vai should have all the top 10.
by TongueNGroove
Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Guthrie Govan's Session with The Aristocrats Getting Started
Replies: 11
Views: 7383

Re: Guthrie Govan's Session with The Aristocrats Getting Sta

Look at his butt, he must totaly work out...

Seriously though, Guthrie is a beast on guitar.

I play this all the time (Guthrie... Who's Best?) it blows my mind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUXk2ZrgcQM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Thanks for the pics!
by TongueNGroove
Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Did Steve have anything to do with "A lil' aint enough"?
Replies: 2
Views: 1560

Did Steve have anything to do with "A lil' aint enough"?

Every time I hear that song "A lil' aint enough" I hear Vai-isms all over it. I am wondering if this is something Steve may have worked on before he quit DLR.

There are probably contractual reasons why Steve wouldn't be able to say yes or no, but what is the speculation?
by TongueNGroove
Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards (album, podcasts ect)
Replies: 34
Views: 12669

Re: Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards (album, podcasts ect)

"The Golden Room" is my favorite from the album. It's more about the production than the pure rip your face off soloing, it is just one of those trance songs that sound freaking great.
by TongueNGroove
Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Counterpoint vs. Non-scalar Playing
Replies: 2
Views: 3718

Re: Counterpoint vs. Non-scalar Playing

Counterpoint has nothing to do with "Non-scalar" playing. They are mutualy exclusive. "Counterpoint" is two or more notes that move independently of each other either rythmicaly or diatonicaly or both. "Non-Scalar" typicaly means going outside the scale by choosing notes that are not in direct order.
by TongueNGroove
Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: How much bend to break a string?
Replies: 4
Views: 4248

Re: How much bend to break a string?

I can't break strings by bending them. I can litteraly bend them as far as I possibly can and they don't break.

That is assuming they are fairly new string of course... :mrgreen:
by TongueNGroove
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Steve Vai Where the Wild Things are to air Fri Dec 11 ....
Replies: 2
Views: 1840

Re: Steve Vai Where the Wild Things are to air Fri Dec 11 ....

Cool deal mate. Thanks for the heads up!
by TongueNGroove
Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: New Steve interview
Replies: 27
Views: 21385

Re: New Steve interview

So which of you guys are the "Tone Deaf" ones?

And by the way Steve, why don't you just start the questions part by spending 1 minute to tell the whole audience what strings, picks, pickups, cables, etc you use? That way you won't get the "stupid" questions. Just for future reference ;)
by TongueNGroove
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: modes..
Replies: 9
Views: 5397

Re: modes..

It's all about the chords.... If I play C Ioanian or A Aeolian without a chord behind it, they sound exactly the same. They have the same notes, CDEFGAB. However, if I play a Cmajor under it it will sound Happy, if I play an A Minor under it it will sound sad. In other words, the chords are what mak...
by TongueNGroove
Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Learning the modes
Replies: 46
Views: 16813

Re: Learning the modes

The best way to learn this is, realise that there are only 12 modes. They are called, A, A#(Bflat), B, C, C#(Dflat), D, D#(Eflat), E, F, F#(Gflat), G and G#(Aflat)- Ionian (The Major Scales). This means that no matter which "mode" you are playing in you are really just playing in the Major key that ...
by TongueNGroove
Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:02 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: G3 Denver 'Juice' Tapping
Replies: 2
Views: 2219

Re: G3 Denver 'Juice' Tapping

I don't think it sounds cooler, but it is much easier to play. From what I remember he does his standard tap one note while sliding the fret hand down the strings to other notes. Then he does that taping lick where he taps on one string and pulls off two notes then just pulls off two notes on the ne...
by TongueNGroove
Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:12 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: A New Jem????
Replies: 137
Views: 33492

Re: A New Jem????

What's the difference? If you play a JEM it already has Vai's name all over it! Not physicaly, but everyone knows that is a VAI guitar. It is designed by Vai, it is played by Vai and it just looks like Vai. And is that logo really Vai's name? It just looks like symbols to me...is it some arabic lang...
by TongueNGroove
Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: what is the point of the green tape on the neck pickups?
Replies: 16
Views: 7309

Re: what is the point of the green tape on the neck pickups?

I never had this ever happen in all my years (18) of playing guitar untill about six months ago. I have no idea what i did, but I was in the middle of playing something and I noticed my high E was screwed up sounding so I look down and sure enough it was hung under the pickup. Hasn't happened since....
by TongueNGroove
Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Two Steve strats
Replies: 9
Views: 3703

Re: Two Steve strats

Can you even call those Strats? Franken-strats maybe.... The one on the left has a head stock that I have never seen on any strat, not to mention the Floyd Rose and Humbucker(Which I know they make strats with humbuckers and floyds now, but I don't think they did back then...I guess I could be wrong...
by TongueNGroove
Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force: PERPETUAL FLAME
Replies: 50
Views: 12112

After giving the album ONE listen, I didn't hear anything good. There was nothing that struck me as "Wow, cool tune!". In fact, I heard some very sloppy playing and his solos, as usual these days, sound improvised on the spot using his basic three string arps and running scales. I have read great re...