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by Big Bad Bill
Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: A question to Steve
Replies: 9
Views: 18559

Re: A question to Steve

Perhaps Steve was implying a phenomenon illustrated in many fMRI brain studies of experts and non-experts performing complex motor tasks. When you compare how much of the brain's cortex is activated when an non-skilled person and a skilled person perform the same task (some studies were actually pe...
by Big Bad Bill
Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: EVH 5150 III 1x12 Combo thoughts....
Replies: 2
Views: 7772

Re: EVH 5150 III 1x12 Combo thoughts....

I've got an original 5150 and 4X12 cab, Bryceybhoy, and its the best amp I've ever heard. I once played around with a combo version and that was amazing too, although it didn't move as much air...perfect for the bedroom player. Its impossible to get a duff sound out of it.
by Big Bad Bill
Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:18 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Steve's new glasses
Replies: 5
Views: 8163

Re: Steve's new glasses

Image
Dame Edna Everage!
by Big Bad Bill
Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:12 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Practicing/Playing 12 hours a day
Replies: 6
Views: 20227

Re: Practicing/Playing 12 hours a day

Bryceybhoy wrote:I have recently just got into Yngwie.
You've only just gotten in YJM? What have you been doing all these years? :o
by Big Bad Bill
Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:45 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: New album?
Replies: 28
Views: 29680

Re: New album?

no blu-ray version of "stillness in motion" ? why ?? I've heard tha blu-ray has been a bit of a flop in terms of sales and I have to admit I don't buy them anymore in favour of DVD. Perhaps its down to 'new format-fatigue', blu-ray being more expensive, or perhaps the additional resolution of blu-r...
by Big Bad Bill
Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:10 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: What happened to the board?
Replies: 14
Views: 25671

Re: What happened to the board?

There has to be something to talk about first. There hasn't been anything new to discuss in quite a while. I'm looking forward to the new DVD but since I haven't seen it yet......<silence> :|
by Big Bad Bill
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:03 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: A Seven Note Motif That Appears Often in Steve Vai's Music
Replies: 6
Views: 5546

Re: A Seven Note Motif That Appears Often in Steve Vai's Mus

'Answers' (which he played at every gig Id attended up until that point after which is disappeared for the set list) He stopped playing Answers after you got me to ask him why he played it at every gig. Yeah, I should've kept my big mouth shut. I'm sure you must asked rudely or aggressively or whil...
by Big Bad Bill
Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: hand muscles
Replies: 5
Views: 4767

Re: hand muscles

Have you seen how high Steve lifts his fingers off the fretboard? You could park a car under his riffing fingers! Compare that with Tony MacAlpine who's fingers you can barely see being lifted. I doubt very much it's a big issue so just practise as much as you can and you'll improve.
by Big Bad Bill
Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: A Seven Note Motif That Appears Often in Steve Vai's Music
Replies: 6
Views: 5546

Re: A Seven Note Motif That Appears Often in Steve Vai's Mus

It's my most favourite riff of Steve's ( if you're referring to the 7/8 motif). I asked Steve about it, and 'Answers' (which he played at every gig Id attended up until that point after which is disappeared for the set list) during an EVO once and he said it was just a very melodic riff that seems ...
by Big Bad Bill
Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Free Ticket Manchester, 7th Dec 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 4202

Re: Free Ticket Manchester, 7th Dec 2012

To be less general - I've gotten the sense from Bill's posts (from even way back when there used to be a Vai list and he went by a non-internet-only moniker) that he always wished Vai continued to be the thing he (sv) was when he (sv) put out the music he (bbb) enjoyed. And it's been a growing rift...
by Big Bad Bill
Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:27 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Free Ticket Manchester, 7th Dec 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 4202

Re: Free Ticket Manchester, 7th Dec 2012

To tell you the truth, I couldn't get excited enough to make the effort to go after a long day at work, a drive over the hills in the rain and darkness and then 20 hour journey to Burma (where I am sweltering as I write) the following day. I found the last album 'mixed' at best and I just feel that...
by Big Bad Bill
Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: What is the track?
Replies: 3
Views: 3496

Re: What is the track?

I've got it-Mermaid Slur by Sikth
by Big Bad Bill
Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:16 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: What is the track?
Replies: 3
Views: 3496

What is the track?

I've been going mad trying to remember a track from a metal band's CD but I can't remember what its called! Perhaps someone can help? All I can remember is its a piece consisting of close mic'd spoken 'poem', about 30 seconds long and the only bit of it I can remember (and perhaps incorrectly) is "...
by Big Bad Bill
Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Free Ticket Manchester, 7th Dec 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 4202

Re: Free Ticket Manchester, 7th Dec 2012

The ticket has now gone!
by Big Bad Bill
Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:58 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Free Ticket Manchester, 7th Dec 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 4202

Free Ticket Manchester, 7th Dec 2012

If anyone wants a free ticket to the gig a week today in Manchester, then mine is available on a first come first served basis. Please PM me with your address etc.