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by Guitarmonky55
Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Concert Reviews
Topic: 26 October 2013 - Tyler, TX - Story of Light Tour
Replies: 1
Views: 4270

Re: 26 October 2013 - Tyler, TX - Story of Light Tour

This show was incredible, exactly the Vai concert I have always wanted to see! We drove up from Houston to see him, and it was definitely worth it. I became a fan of Steve at the age of 17, when a friend loaned me his copy of Real Illusions right after it was released. I was hooked and immediately b...
by Guitarmonky55
Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Some help/advice would be appreciated here
Replies: 18
Views: 12098

Re: Some help/advice would be appreciated here

the way i broke into it was by learning the guitar part comfortably, and then speaking the words without pitches while i played. once i could do that then i added pitches. its rough at first but if you focus and keep at it soon it wont be a problem.
by Guitarmonky55
Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Metallica Death Magnetic
Replies: 54
Views: 12574

Re: Metallica Death Magnetic

I for one absolutely love the new album - but then again what does my opinion matter because I also hold load and reload in very high opinion and actually like st anger too...
by Guitarmonky55
Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Compound Intervals!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 4119

easiest way to remember 4ths/5ths and compounds is that the perfect intervals all have the same accidental except B-F# (or Bb-F)
by Guitarmonky55
Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:16 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Vai's picking - how does he do it?
Replies: 14
Views: 6069

and then if you listen to hand on heart, the whole intro where its just the guitar the picking is just jumping out at you. i think alot of it too is that vai does alot of legato where hes only picking a note of two from a group of more, but sometimes you can pin down places where he picks every(or a...
by Guitarmonky55
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:31 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Vai on the grammys tonight?
Replies: 27
Views: 8285

to me it seemed like they were really flailing about trying to create the whole show - i mean could they have focused more on that same foo fighters song or amy winehouse? i mean i dont really listen to popular radio but cmon, theres ALOT more albums that have been released over the last year. I was...
by Guitarmonky55
Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Over Theroriezed
Replies: 44
Views: 13635

there are two hangups that guitarists seem to have with theory that I have found so far; thinking of their playing ability separate from theory and viewing theory as rules. guitarists seem to get so focused on particular aspects of music like technique or tone or theory or whatnot that they do so to...
by Guitarmonky55
Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: die to live transcription?!
Replies: 5
Views: 2823

i mean this in a totally friendly way as one music major to (what I assume to be) another - you are about to do your recital and you cant transcribe that yourself? are you a music major?
by Guitarmonky55
Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:50 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Steve Vai with Eros Ramazzotti
Replies: 22
Views: 9599

One thing I love about Vai's music is that you can never put your finger on him - he writes and plays whatever he wants. he doesn't really fit into a genre neatly because he can and does do everything. I think that adds so much more dimension to an artist than a band or individual who sits down and ...
by Guitarmonky55
Sat Sep 15, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Set list change? Wha' Happened?!
Replies: 11
Views: 3669

every time i read these setlists i die a little on the inside because it is exactly the setlist i would choose if i could pick one for a vai show - and they arent coming anywhere texas. :cry:
by Guitarmonky55
Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Waiting after the show to meet Steve
Replies: 6
Views: 3196

i havent been to any concerts on this tour but generally a show will START at around 8 or 9 if not later - doors at 7:30 just means thats when people are allowed inside the venue. its usually quite a while before the main act starts playing. I would be willing to venture at least midnight if not clo...
by Guitarmonky55
Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: My Steve Vai Trivia Questions! (Slightly tough)
Replies: 64
Views: 17962

I want to track one of those down now :twisted: Seems like older texts involving steve are hard to come by - I just finished a hell of a time finding a copy of that frank zappa guitar songbook and finally nabbed one.
by Guitarmonky55
Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: My Steve Vai Trivia Questions! (Slightly tough)
Replies: 64
Views: 17962

how come I have never seen that steve vai bio before? where did you get it?
by Guitarmonky55
Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Which Trem Do You Prefer?
Replies: 26
Views: 7949

ive always dug the ZR trem on my ibanez S - it stays in tune like a mother and its just easy to deal with. its not quite as your standard post pivoting FR or licensed FR but its a nice piece to deal with. its not too great for flashy tricks though, but thats what my other guitars are for :twisted:
by Guitarmonky55
Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Which Album Do You Like More?
Replies: 30
Views: 9306

hard choice. the only way im able to choose is because RI is definitely my favorite vai album. not to discredit the others in any way, but that music is AMAZING for me. to me it is the height of what a (mostly) instrumental rock album should be.