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by b2
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Happy birthday Steve Vai
Replies: 12
Views: 806

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: 5348

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: 5348

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: 5348

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: 5348

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: 1862

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: 1085

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: 1
Views: 3474

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: 7
Views: 11411

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: 6140

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: 6140

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: 6140

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 ...
by b2
Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Ibanez Jem - 30 years anniversary 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 6140

Ibanez Jem - 30 years anniversary 2017

What to expect, what to hope for? Some say Jem 777 reissue. I am not sure, Vai always looks for something new. So maybe a Jem 777 upgraded with some new features? I would love a 2017 Jem 777 LNG, but the price has a limit. So time will tell. I got all Guitar Player magazines from 1980-1990 so will s...
by b2
Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Windows to the Soul
Replies: 2
Views: 1347

Re: Windows to the Soul

NFBOfficial, on youtube.com there is one video of the song, live. Also one of my favourite. Sure brings back some memories from that time in my life every time I hear it. Some "top 10" songs on that album for me: - "OOOO" - "Windows To The Soul" - "Lucky Charms" Alot of other great song on that albu...
by b2
Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Old fan letters - pre Internet
Replies: 0
Views: 1595

Old fan letters - pre Internet

I have been a Steve Vai fan since the David Lee Roth days. And a user here at the forum for some years. I remember I read somewhere something about Steve Vai sending out "fan letters" in the pre Internet days? I don't remember what they where called/named, so not sure what I could search for on Goog...