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by b2
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Happy birthday Steve Vai
Replies: 21
Views: 14887

Re: Happy birthday Steve Vai

Happy birthday!

Can't remember, but I guess I have been a Vai-fan since around 1987, the David Lee Roth time.
That's 30+ years now.
Keep going strong, the world needs more Vai energy.

I wonder when we will see a Vai pure blues album, when you are 80? :)

Thanks!
by b2
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: the forum is finally back
Replies: 4
Views: 2860

Re: the forum is finally back

Yes i saw it a few days ago. Facebook, Twitter etc is ok for it's use but not the place to discuss topics I think. But not so much traffic here these days so if they one day close this forum I hope they will announce the date in good time so we can say farewell :) Steve is online again at Facebook t...
by b2
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Happy birthday Steve Vai
Replies: 21
Views: 14887

Re: Happy birthday Steve Vai

Happy birthday Steve!
Have a nice day and have some cake and chocolate.
by b2
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Happy birthday Steve Vai
Replies: 21
Views: 14887

Re: Happy birthday Steve Vai

Happy birthday Steve!
Have a nice day and I hope you get some chocolate :mrgreen:
by b2
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: NEW STUDIO ALBUM FOR 2018?
Replies: 21
Views: 47420

Re: NEW STUDIO ALBUM FOR 2018?

A good melody ... add Mr. Vai and a guitar ... and I be very happy :mrgreen: Guitar is my favourite instrument. When used in a less dense orchestration it is possible to hear all details. The noise coming from different guitar parts and playing style. It is just like coming closer, so what you hear ...
by b2
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: NEW STUDIO ALBUM FOR 2018?
Replies: 21
Views: 47420

Re: NEW STUDIO ALBUM FOR 2018?

Nikki Sixx, "Deeper with Steve Vai":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRrivjUoOD8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Hear/see from around 41:30 and out. Or the complete interview.
Around 42:30 Steve talks about something that could be a new "Alien" record :mrgreen:
by b2
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: NEW STUDIO ALBUM FOR 2018?
Replies: 21
Views: 47420

Re: NEW STUDIO ALBUM FOR 2018?

Vai has a 3-5 year interval between studio albums. Satriani maybe around 2 year interval. And 2018 could be the year for a new album from them both. No pushing, demanding, begging here... just hoping :guitar Satriani always comes up with some new catchy melodies and good songs. From his latest album...
by b2
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: NEW STUDIO ALBUM FOR 2018?
Replies: 21
Views: 47420

Re: NEW STUDIO ALBUM FOR 2018?

Not heard or read anything. But of course a new studio album would be very welcome. Would love a "Alien Love Secrets" type album. But Steve has included some "simpler" songs on other albums. Like "Frank" on "The Ultra Zone". Or "K'm-Pee-Du-Wee" from "Real Illusions: Reflections". Both these songs I ...
by b2
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Question about modes, specifically Lydian
Replies: 3
Views: 7115

Re: Question about modes, specifically Lydian

Short answer: Song chord progression from E major, you would usually use E Ionian. (Ionian is often just called "the major scale") If you have a chord progression taken from e.g E Lydian mode, then you would often use the E Lydian mode also for melody or solo stuff. C major/Ionian and F Lydian has t...
by b2
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Steve Vai birthday June 6
Replies: 1
Views: 2427

Steve Vai birthday June 6

Happy Birthday Mr. Vai! Classic 57... one of my favourite pickups :mrgreen: Also, thanks for the music and inspiration. Welcome to Norway some later this month. I can't travel to Trondheim at that time this year but will read your blog, search youtube etc. Hope the weather is nice and maybe as a hol...
by b2
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Alternate picking question
Replies: 2
Views: 8181

Re: Alternate picking question

Use what you find is most natural for youself. If speed is an issus, then you could do an analyze of what you are doing to see if there is a more economical way to get through. Think about it, do you belive e.g. Prince ever sat down and thought about his rhythm playing in such details? Keep it natur...
by b2
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: The truth about playing fast
Replies: 6
Views: 17896

Re: The truth about playing fast

Yes people are different in many ways, also in physical capacity if that is the right words to use. But I believe most people can get fast enough on guitar if that is what you desire. Personally I would rather have the rhythm feel of Edward Van Halen or Nuno that be able to play as fast and smooth a...
by b2
Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Ibanez Jem - 30 years anniversary 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 13308

Re: Ibanez Jem - 30 years anniversary 2017

Guitar Player September 1988.
Review of the Jem 77FP and the Jem 777 DY.
Part 1:
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Part 2:
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Hope some of this was interesting still 30 years later.
by b2
Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Ibanez Jem - 30 years anniversary 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 13308

Re: Ibanez Jem - 30 years anniversary 2017

Guitar Player May 1988. Steve Vai talks about David Lee Roth LP "Skyscraper"
and the guitars used on that record:
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by b2
Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Ibanez Jem - 30 years anniversary 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 13308

Re: Ibanez Jem - 30 years anniversary 2017

Here are some old Jem 777 and 77 articles from Guitar Player. The image quality is not perfect but ok. Guitar Player October 1987. A letter with some writing about... something else but THE very first time I have found anything about Ibanez Jem in Guitar Player. Not 100% sure this is the very first ...