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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:52 am 
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A lot of guys say they can play it.....the question is at what tempo ? lol

Its driving me nuts !!

i want to be able to play it at maybe 90%-100% of the speed of the original but my damn right hand just wont move fast enough !!

Anyone who can play it please post a link so i know its possible !

Russ


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:15 am 
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Play it at whatever tempo you feel comfortable with, theres no competition over who can play it faster because if you don't play it as fast you will end up playing it better.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:40 am 
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To pick faster you dont need to move your hand faster, you need to move your hand less. When you pick a string your hand only has to move a tiny bit to get to the other side of it. Look how little your hand needs to move and then do it, it will cut down on unwanted extra movement that just takes your hand further away from the string. It will probably take a little while but after that you will be able to play this peice easy peasy.

I hope that helps


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I would never compensate accuracy over speed for this lick....and i know its not a competition as to who can play the fastest...


I'd just love to hear someone play it that has it down close to vai's version...why ? i dunno, to compare myself i suppose :?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:55 am 
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If you work on any specific lick slowly at first and build up speed, keeping it clean, and you can play it slowly, as well as your maximum tempo cleanly. Then it is only a matter of time before you can play it at the desired tempo.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:00 pm 
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you got to start slower, you think the first time a great guitarist picked up a guitar they were flying around the neck


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I still find the hardest part of the song is the start. Even before you play an arpeggio.


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dont keep your hands or arms tense when you play either.

Loosey Goosey!


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in fairness lol Vai played it and the tempo was raised for the movie,

dunno if he can do it that fast lol so dont worry too much about it


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:49 pm 
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mental speedin wrote:
in fairness lol Vai played it and the tempo was raised for the movie,

dunno if he can do it that fast lol so dont worry too much about it


I don't beleive that for one second. While that song is technicaly difficult it is well within Vai's reach to play it that fast and clean. That said, I have never seen anyone come close to the speed and accuracy of that tune.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:56 pm 
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my guitar teacher could play it at that tempo(I couldn't, lol)... it's not impossible!!!


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mental speedin wrote:
in fairness lol Vai played it and the tempo was raised for the movie,

dunno if he can do it that fast lol so dont worry too much about it


Source?

He CAN play it that fast, he played it live together with Mike Keneally a several times (when he was playing in Korea, afaik)...


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:04 am 
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pretty sure i read it in a magazine, not sayin its totally true.

but remember if he is playin it live he would have had years to perfect it up to speed


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when your a player like steve, it doesnt take years to play one of your own pieces. or even months for that matter. for instance Bryan Beller had a couple of days to learn freak show excess for his audition. its all in what caliber player you are, and as with any thing vai related, you've gotta be the real deal. there's no room for pea shooters.


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another virtuoso wrote:
there's no room for pea shooters.


Theres certainly enough of them on youtube !


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