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by phoenix2874
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: PiNKs guitarist
Replies: 10
Views: 6205

Re: PiNKs guitarist

Rafa Moreira is a friend of mine. We went to GIT together. One of the best guitarists out there, and one of the nicest guys as well. It was a proud moment when I saw him play the AMA show with Pink.
by phoenix2874
Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Too scared to play slow ??
Replies: 20
Views: 19915

Re: Too scared to play slow ??

I can`t say it was "fear", per se, that had him playing like that. Zakk has proven his worth plenty of times over the years. What I think it was is a lack of patience for the situation. It takes a lot of restraint and self control to back off the throttle when you`re mainly a shredder, and if the mo...
by phoenix2874
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Awesome Inspiration !!!
Replies: 6
Views: 4395

Re: Awesome Inspiration !!!

I find this far more inspiring:
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by phoenix2874
Thu May 31, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: TIPS ON PLAYING LIKE STEVE
Replies: 14
Views: 10882

Re: TIPS ON PLAYING LIKE STEVE

Have you got any links so we can hear you? :D Man, I had some stuff linked here a while back. I had my old website with about 12 tunes on there and some candid live videos. My computer that it was hosted on crashed and I just haven`t gotten around to getting it in for retrieval. Guess I should...be...
by phoenix2874
Thu May 31, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: TIPS ON PLAYING LIKE STEVE
Replies: 14
Views: 10882

Re: TIPS ON PLAYING LIKE STEVE

KInda glad I looked at this question. It made me think of a decent answer. Here`s what`s so hard about "playing like Steve Vai": He doesn`t have one "signature" technique or sound, per se. If you sweep pick you`ll be compared to Yngwie (ask me how I know). If you use a lot of legato, you`ll be compa...
by phoenix2874
Fri May 11, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Anyone in DFW, TX want lessons? (Vai fan and GIT grad, too!)
Replies: 6
Views: 4200

Re: Anyone in DFW, TX want lessons? (Vai fan and GIT grad, t

Yes, teaching music can be very rewarding. But some students make it hard work. Not every one is a dedicated passionate guitar player. Some just go through the motions, some want everything done for them, some just simply don`t get it. I`ve fired a few students over the years. But yeah, the ones who...
by phoenix2874
Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: How to use the modes
Replies: 18
Views: 13620

Re: How to use the modes

Ahhhh modes. I hadn`t posted here in six years until yesterday, nice to see the topic still stirs up the dust around here LOL. (1): Modes are like different seasonings for food. Major and minor are like salt and pepper. They do the job, and find a place in every dish. The modes are like garlic, ging...
by phoenix2874
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: My winning entry video for the Jam with Steve Vai Comp
Replies: 3
Views: 4216

Re: My winning entry video for the Jam with Steve Vai Comp

Haha...........man that was SWEET. What software did you use to "overdub" yourself? I only ask because my girl does digital media and graphics editing and it looks like something she would dig....

Thanks,
JB
by phoenix2874
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: going through the tube..
Replies: 3
Views: 2997

Re: going through the tube..

I have explored some deep, deep spiritual motivations and inspirations for music. When I was recording a lot I`d stay up for far longer than was probably healthy, to the point of sleep deprivation. Once you get past a certain point, things DO start to happen that would be considered "weird" by the g...
by phoenix2874
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Anyone in DFW, TX want lessons? (Vai fan and GIT grad, too!)
Replies: 6
Views: 4200

Re: Anyone in DFW, TX want lessons? (Vai fan and GIT grad, t

One of my good friends and mentors at GIT was from Australia. A guy named Brett Garsed. He and I jammed together many, many times. I dream of visiting there!!! As far as the cost, if I remember properly the tuition when I was there was about $15K a year. I`m sure it`s gone up at least a little since...
by phoenix2874
Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Tips for building up speed
Replies: 23
Views: 11193

Re: Tips for building up speed

Speed is a byproduct of accuracy. There`s not really one way to learn to play fast, and no equipment better than another for it. Playing with a metronome is a fantastic idea, but (and with this I am NOT being argumentative, just illustrating an idea) it`s only worth your time and trouble if you are ...
by phoenix2874
Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: picks for fast alternate picking
Replies: 4
Views: 4973

Re: picks for fast alternate picking

I use the Dunlop Jazz III`s. Been using the black ones for about 19 years, just got some of the carbon fiber ones and love them. Like some others have said, try not to let your equipment determine your playing. Use a pick you`re comfortable with and stick with it. I can play anything with a soft pic...
by phoenix2874
Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Anyone in DFW, TX want lessons? (Vai fan and GIT grad, too!)
Replies: 6
Views: 4200

Anyone in DFW, TX want lessons? (Vai fan and GIT grad, too!)

Wow, I can`t believe it`s been so long since I`ve posted here!! Not to mention I remembered my login info on the first try LOL. Anyway, I REAAAAALLLY hope it`s not against the rules to post this, but I recently reopened my lesson studio in Arlington , Tx and I have room for several more students. I`...
by phoenix2874
Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Guitarmageddon? free backing tracks for blues!
Replies: 6
Views: 1525

Last year was really cool. they had tracks covering four or five general styles, and it was up to you to be as original as you could with what you chose. I have a recording on my website using the track I won with. I recorded it unrehearsed, and in one take the day I found out my wife was pregnant. ...
by phoenix2874
Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:38 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Guitarmageddon? free backing tracks for blues!
Replies: 6
Views: 1525

I won the first two rounds last year before losing interest. It`s a realy great event, but I`ve pretty much already done most of what I set out to do with a guitar as far as playing experiences go. There were some guys up there that had never played infront of anyone before, and you could just tell ...