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by djhollowman
Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:15 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: 30 Hour Workout - Where to get?
Replies: 69
Views: 17829

I downloaded it from here: http://www.freewebs.com/edeninruins/stevevai30hourpathtovirtuosoenlightenment.pdf I'm assuming this is what you're talking about? It's a .pdf of 15 scanned pages from Guitar World from 2004, main title Freak Show Excess Steve Vai's 30 hour path to virtuoso enlightenment. D...
by djhollowman
Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:55 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Picking question
Replies: 15
Views: 4350

Interesting point about holding pick with fingertips being a no-no: You guys ever see the way Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold holds the pick? It's like he's gonna drop it - he holds it so far away from his other fingers that his thumb and index are almost straight, and yet he can shred ! Noticab...
by djhollowman
Sat Nov 04, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Windows to the Soul!
Replies: 10
Views: 2864

I found that I took to sweeping quite quickly, but where I struggle slightly is where you need to sweep between notes on the same fret on adjacent strings. I know the best technique is to "roll" your finger over the strings, but I sometimes get some notes bleeding into others. Just gotta practice it...
by djhollowman
Sat Nov 04, 2006 5:17 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Are you self-taught or did you take lessons?
Replies: 36
Views: 6676

I'm self taught initially. I wanted to play like Maiden, Priest, EVH, Vai of course, Metallica. Angus Young made me pick up guitar, Randy Rhoads made me wanna be good at it!! Steve Vai made me wanna give up, initially!! But I played on and off for years, still self-taught. Sadly for me, I held a typ...
by djhollowman
Sat Nov 04, 2006 4:54 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Please explain the Circle of Fifths
Replies: 23
Views: 4654

-SkiZ- wrote:
djhollowman wrote:this is where being self-taught with no music teacher really holds me back!!! Arggh! Wish I'd studied more in school.....
haha i'm the same, that picture just makes me dizzy...
Dude, don't look it up on Wikipedia yet then!! Like I did....omg! lol
by djhollowman
Sat Nov 04, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Please explain the Circle of Fifths
Replies: 23
Views: 4654

in C you have no sharps or flats, so it is blank. in G you have one sharp (F#). a fifth from G is D and in that key you have an additional sharp (C#) so you know F and C are sharp in the key of D. moving on to from D to the key of A, you have one more note which is sharp (G#). so in the key of A th...
by djhollowman
Sat Nov 04, 2006 4:29 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Please explain the Circle of Fifths
Replies: 23
Views: 4654

Also if you have a tune that has the chords GAD, Bm, Em, Then suddenly C (or D7) to G, Then you can say for the first part you have 2 #'s like the key of D, but when that other chord outside of the 6 kicks in, you have to change scale, or a key change is implied. You would take away one sharp in th...
by djhollowman
Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:49 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Steve's promo videos....
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Steve's promo videos....

Hi all! Is there a DVD compiling all Steve's promo videos? I've never seen one! If not, is there something similar? I don't really want to just grab stuff off Youtube etc. Many thanks!
by djhollowman
Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:26 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Please help a noob!
Replies: 44
Views: 6246

BTW, from the last few comments in your posts, I feel much happier that the point of my thread is getting across better now. Thank you all. I was getting concerned that I was gonna get flamed or something. I've been a fan of Steve's for about 20 years now (really!)All I'm trying to do is provoke som...
by djhollowman
Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:16 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Please help a noob!
Replies: 44
Views: 6246

I honestly can't find Steve's soung that I don't like...in every one(that I've heard) there's something apealling and exciting...some thing that makes me want to listen to that song once again, and then I start to love that song... There's a thread about "How you descovered Steve" and I wrote that ...
by djhollowman
Sat Nov 04, 2006 1:34 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Please explain the Circle of Fifths
Replies: 23
Views: 4654

For example if you have A at the top instead of C, then in the key or A or F#minor (or any thing with 3#'s) you can use the chords D, A, E, and Bm, F#m and C#m. Ah, now this is because F#minor is the relative minor of Amajor yes? I get that bit! I have also memorised the chord formulas, ie for a ma...
by djhollowman
Sat Nov 04, 2006 1:06 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Standing correctly.
Replies: 8
Views: 1965

yes its pretty clear: Korn>scratching their knees ridiculously low strap rusty cooley> very high now who's playing the most technical stuff? :) This is true! But have you ever noticed Matt Heafy from Trivium? Now, he used to wear his Les Pauls very high in his earlier days, but now he wears his Dea...
by djhollowman
Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:54 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Please help a noob!
Replies: 44
Views: 6246

Thanks man, you're getting my idea! I'm not trying to cause controversy, just trying to spin round the view point a little. Yes. I have got that 1st time. But I like all Steve Vai songs!!! Like all Frank Zappa songs!!! The "pull the trigger" is because of that and to make some joke, without being d...
by djhollowman
Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: MEMORIZING Tunes with intricate phrases and licks....
Replies: 15
Views: 3808

Yeah, I can still play the pieces I did for my o-levels at school over 20 yrs ago without having to think. The difference? I practiced them! Over n over! Nowadays, I just don't have the time I would like to devote to it, so I ram in as much as I can when I get a chance, but I know a percentage of it...
by djhollowman
Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Standing correctly.
Replies: 8
Views: 1965

yes its pretty clear: Korn>scratching their knees ridiculously low strap rusty cooley> very high now who's playing the most technical stuff? :) This is true! But have you ever noticed Matt Heafy from Trivium? Now, he used to wear his Les Pauls very high in his earlier days, but now he wears his Dea...