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by Hypnus9
Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Anybody actually dreamt of Vai?
Replies: 109
Views: 23293

Re: Anybody actually dreamt of Vai?

I've actually dreamt of Steve several times, and each time, I was either doing a gig with him, or on my way to a gig with him.
by Hypnus9
Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Naked Tracks, part umpteen
Replies: 10
Views: 4004

Naked Tracks, part umpteen

I just want to say that I think the Naked Tracks collection is the best post-production idea and innovation any artist has ever come up with. And it just goes to show us how a great writing/composing and a great rhythm track does more to propel an artist into the limelight. I hope other artists foll...
by Hypnus9
Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: AN OPEN LETTER TO STEVE VAI
Replies: 24
Views: 4698

Re: AN OPEN LETTER TO STEVE VAI

boswell wrote:What's sex???

Isn't that the number after 5, and just before 7?
by Hypnus9
Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery and Discussion
Topic: I hope this is the right forum
Replies: 7
Views: 5768

I hope this is the right forum

Here's a Picture I painted of Steve in Photoshop. I hope you all like it.

Hypnus9

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by Hypnus9
Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Music Majoring in College
Replies: 8
Views: 3593

Re: Music Majoring in College

Hey everyone, I will be going off to college in the next year and I'm not sure what I want to major in. I live in America and will most likely be attending Berklee College of Music or University of North Texas. I have already taken a freshman course of theory and have narrowed my major down to gett...
by Hypnus9
Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: How often is Steve's singing discussed
Replies: 21
Views: 4464

How often is Steve's singing discussed

You know, not only is Steve one of my favorite guitarists/musicians, but he isw also, in my opinion, one of the best singers on the rock scene today. Any thoughts?
by Hypnus9
Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Is it possible to emulate wah with picking technique?
Replies: 30
Views: 8791

Desert_Runner wrote:So if it's a mindset thing, does that mean you can do it without a pedal?
I believe so. Anything is possible, if you believe. Experiment.
by Hypnus9
Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Is it possible to emulate wah with picking technique?
Replies: 30
Views: 8791

Re: Is it possible to emulate wah with picking technique?

I've seen Steve do this I think. Just for one note occasionally he picks it and it sounds like he's using a wah wah pedal. Does anyone else know what I mean? I know exactly what you mean. it has to do with mindset and the intent of the heart. To get a more in-depth idea of it, read The Inner Game o...
by Hypnus9
Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Learning the modes
Replies: 46
Views: 17157

Re: Learning the modes

Hi, i've been playing guitar self taught for 4 years now and I've decided to finally learn the all the modes, in every key, in every position. I'm wondering the best way to go about this and if anyone has any links or tips to help? Well, first of all, you want to learn all of the modes that are bas...
by Hypnus9
Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Is it possible to emulate wah with picking technique?
Replies: 30
Views: 8791

Re: Is it possible to emulate wah with picking technique?

I've seen Steve do this I think. Just for one note occasionally he picks it and it sounds like he's using a wah wah pedal. Does anyone else know what I mean? You would have to specify which song(s), DVDs and which time index, to make sure we understand what sound you're talking about..do you mean a...
by Hypnus9
Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Where do you start?
Replies: 15
Views: 7884

There is a saying, "Good composers borrow; great composers steal." I thought it was "If you steal from one person, it's called plagerism. If you steal from many people, it's called research." I'm not sure if we're thinking of the same saying though. Both are relevant. Hi, Desert_Runner. I like your...
by Hypnus9
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Qestion for everyone
Replies: 16
Views: 9738

Re: Qestion for everyone

Ive been playing guitar for about 5 or 6 years and i'm just now looking into theory. I've never had lessons or any sort of training, i mainly play by ear, i can do arppegios and scales and all sorts of stuff like that but composition seems to be the most important part to me i have troube writing c...
by Hypnus9
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: How do you practice?
Replies: 13
Views: 6165

Re: How do you practice?

I've been playing the guitar for about 1 and a half years now. It's only been about 2 weeks that I got very serious about getting good at it. Usually I only practice between 15 minutes to one hour per day. Now I practice 5-7 hours every night then my fretting wrist got hurt tonight. I decided to ta...
by Hypnus9
Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: stuck in a big rut
Replies: 32
Views: 12668

Re: stuck in a big rut

hi everyone ive been playing guitar for around 9 months now, recently over the last 2 weeks or so our found my self stuck in a serious rut which i just cant get out of basicly i cant understand how modes work or how i can apply them, also i have a hard to learning to play a full song so i anyone ca...
by Hypnus9
Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Where do you start?
Replies: 15
Views: 7884

Re: Where do you start?

When you're writing a new song, where do you start? I've started songs from all sorts of places and don't seem to have a normal or preferred method. Sometimes I'll start with a bass line or a chord progression and let a melody develop (or not, depending on the tune), sometimes I have a simple melod...