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by Azrael
Fri May 02, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Steve in new Guitar World with a typo
Replies: 15
Views: 5771

I think that they were just so enamored with all of the songs on Passion and Warfare that they couldn't decide and made the whole album his magnum opus. :wink:
by Azrael
Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Picking Hand Problems
Replies: 15
Views: 8579

I'm pretty sure my picking is flawed. I hold the pick between the furthermost part of my thumb and the second knuckle from the palm index finger. In other words, it looks like this. http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i135/XCRunner8008/pickinghand.jpg Please excuse my very poor microsoft paint skills.
by Azrael
Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Picking Hand Problems
Replies: 15
Views: 8579

Fundamental problems with instruments blow. I remember back when I started studying with my teacher that I had to relearn how to play clarinet by tonguing notes (which I never learned before). The good news is that you catch up eventually if you practice with dedication. Sometimes you will be furthe...
by Azrael
Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Light Pick's
Replies: 17
Views: 6408

Imagine if Yngwie used these. speaking of yngwie picks... his picks are so thick you have no idea... his signature picks are 1.5mm dunlop deltrin picks... the light purple ones...although his custom picks are white check 'em out I use that thickness. I first started using really heavy gauge picks w...
by Azrael
Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Meshuggah - "obZen"
Replies: 79
Views: 31239

sorry if they sounded insulting, i tend to be touchy when talking about meshuggah, now I know you weren't referring to their technical stuff so it's clear now. i'm aware that mesh sounds repetitive, and that the melodies are a little quiet, but they're meant not to be the main thing, since their No...
by Azrael
Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: ALLAN HOLDSWORTH about Steve
Replies: 13
Views: 7016

Recently, Steve did an interview with Guitar Player where he praised Holdsworth. They are both very humble, even though they are both clearly masters of their trade.
by Azrael
Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Meshuggah - "obZen"
Replies: 79
Views: 31239

And from what you've been saying, the main edge Meshuggah has over other bands is the odd time signatures they play in. ABR plays in odd meters too. Actually, I've played my fair share of odd and mixed meters, but I fail to see what is so difficult about it, especially if it's a syncopated rhythm t...
by Azrael
Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Meshuggah - "obZen"
Replies: 79
Views: 31239

"Odd time signatures" is a somewhat incomplete description of most Meshuggah material. There's usually something (snare or cymbals) giving a clear 4/4 feel. While you can say "this guitar part is made of an odd-time figure repeating with something thrown on the end" or similar for a lot of it, call...
by Azrael
Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Help selecting a guitar.
Replies: 11
Views: 4978

Jackson.....Soloist

That's all that needs to be said.
by Azrael
Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Meshuggah - "obZen"
Replies: 79
Views: 31239

What Meshuggah was described to me as is metal with jazzy undertones. All I hear is percussive guitar riffing, albeit in complex meter, with barely audible complementary guitar parts at some junctions. It reminds me of Bolt Thrower in the fact that their riff writing is far from terrible, but they ...
by Azrael
Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Meshuggah - "obZen"
Replies: 79
Views: 31239

I've honestly tried to get into these guys. I've listened for the intricate guitar parts, but haven't been really able to hear them. Either they have to start mixing them higher or they shouldn't put them in at all. hmm maybe you should work on your ear i dunno. OR you're probably expecting some ki...
by Azrael
Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Meshuggah - "obZen"
Replies: 79
Views: 31239

The new album is fucking incredible. You can preview it in its entirety here: http://www.myspace.com/meshuggah To me, this album cements Meshuggah as the most vital metal band out there, and Fredrik Thordendal as an underrated guitar genius. Mikey :) vai.com I've honestly tried to get into these gu...
by Azrael
Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Steve Sweep Picking
Replies: 15
Views: 8613

I hate sweeping. Whenever I should sweep, I find some way to alternate pick it. I know I'll have to buckle down and learn it eventually, but why do that when I can put it off indefinitely?
by Azrael
Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Vibration on 12th fret?
Replies: 7
Views: 3054

When I get buzzing on my upper frets, it's usually because I set the action a little too low. Then again, my guitar is strings-through-body. I'm not sure how it would work with a trem system.
by Azrael
Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: about youtube Vai vids (recently locked)
Replies: 71
Views: 51639

I think what Steve did was the best option available to him. I would have done the same thing in his shoes. It is exceedingly frustrating to find that other people have control over your life. People like Vai value their art above their lives. How much more awful would it be to see people manipulati...