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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:41 am 
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when laying the opening to cross roads should i be swepping as am at moment or alternate pick what does steve do
cus im playing a nd cn get to crotchet beat=96 butsweeping but cant get furhter with sweeping any help would be much appreciated


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:43 am 
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btw i meant eugenes bag
excuse spelling my fiend removed kyes from keyboard and put them back wrong so if anyone can tell thy order of keys would be very grateful


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:50 am 
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steve alternate picks it i believe, but he also detuned, played it slower, then sped the tape player up, still hellishly fast though.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:54 am 
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thanku so much
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:52 am 
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It's literaly impossible to sweep those arpeggios :?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:26 am 
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lol your mate is a legend


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dweezil 9 wrote:
It's literaly impossible to sweep those arpeggios :?


My approach would be to learn it a few different ways at a moderate pace. Play it the way that it sounds best at that pace, then speed it up. Some say alternate picking sounds best, but I like the sound of sweep picking on this one. I don't mean raking the arpeggios, but you can use 'economy' picking. My picking pattern for the first a minor arp. is
d u d u d d d d u d u d u d u u
a c e a c e a c e c a e c a e c

It's a moderately difficult piece and just takes time, but a metronome will help. Play clean, clean, clean when practicing this piece or you'll never get it. Good luck


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:02 am 
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dweezil 9 wrote:
It's literaly impossible to sweep those arpeggios :?


by sweeps i meant what jem said, it's more sweeping than alternate picking. i found that once you got into the piece it began to flow and became easier to play.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:12 pm 
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i was wconmy picking just calling it sweep as j3 said
but was wondering wherher should just alternate
anywya thanks for advice j3 man
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I can play the intro up to speed on a 7 string.... all sweeped except for the diminished and 7th scale and the the last Am part.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:22 pm 
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I thought seeing how theres allready a thread about crossroads, how the hell do you hit that high note at the very end of eugenes trickbag, like come on, with a 24 fret guitar, you have to bend like 3 steps, can anybody else hit that nore, im completeley dumbfounded about that :?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:28 pm 
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Endor man, he uses the neck pick up to fret the note, plus thre are about 6 other guitars playing several chords at the same time haha.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:43 am 
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heyhey, and all at the same time? now that's steve! or michael angelo :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:44 am 
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thats bullshit that steve sped the tape up u know.

HE IS STEVE VAI U KNOW!!!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:56 am 
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Maybe he used a harmonizer to hit that high A or a slide. :?:

I highly a doubt that Vai speed a tape up to play that fast! It makes no sense that he would play it at a lower pitch to then speed it up to the right pitch. :roll:
VAI IS NOT A SLACKER!!! :wink:


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