Touching Tongues: out of key lick??

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#16 Post by jmchambers5 » Sun Jul 24, 2005 11:30 am

Good ear, I had never noticed that before. At first listen I thought it was just a mistake, but the next time through it sounded like he was chromatically planing and/or sidestepping the key. It's kind of a jazzy technique, but totally theoretically justifiable. He did go "out" on that one. If Sean Meredith Jones sees this post he can probably tell you exactly what Steve did there, but my ear isn't quite good enough other than to tell you that I hear jazz musicians do it all the time and it can be theoretically justified.
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(It is out of key though, but justifiably so)

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#17 Post by Sliver » Sun Jul 24, 2005 11:59 am

Yeah, I had noticed that, but didn't feel like there was anything amiss.

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#18 Post by davester1234 » Sun Jul 24, 2005 1:30 pm

I think that's the coolest run of all the runs in Vai's catalogue. It sounds that way on purpose....its not the same old, but hey, this is Steve Vai. He stays away from the same old on purpose. its "building".

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#19 Post by Petie » Mon Jul 25, 2005 3:31 am

Steve talked about this part in a lesson with Guitar World in 1993, in the issue with he and Devin Townsend on the cover. He said that when he recorded that little out-of-tune run you're talking about he loved it so much he rewound it and listened to it again probably 100 times. It was tabbed out in the lesson.

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#20 Post by Luc » Mon Jul 25, 2005 4:26 am

Petie wrote:Steve talked about this part in a lesson with Guitar World in 1993, in the issue with he and Devin Townsend on the cover. He said that when he recorded that little out-of-tune run you're talking about he loved it so much he rewound it and listened to it again probably 100 times. It was tabbed out in the lesson.
Great! Thanks for sharing that info! Does anyone happen to have that lesson?

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#21 Post by Ryan Layton » Sat Jul 30, 2005 6:21 pm

does anyone have any tips for how to record such licks?

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#22 Post by Gabriel Perat » Sat Jul 30, 2005 6:57 pm

Luc wrote:
Petie wrote:Steve talked about this part in a lesson with Guitar World in 1993, in the issue with he and Devin Townsend on the cover. He said that when he recorded that little out-of-tune run you're talking about he loved it so much he rewound it and listened to it again probably 100 times. It was tabbed out in the lesson.
Great! Thanks for sharing that info! Does anyone happen to have that lesson?
well, anyway, rules in music are made to be broken, don't you think? otrherwise, it will be very boring :D

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#23 Post by viz » Mon Aug 01, 2005 1:50 am

I love that bit! I remember learning it when I first got the record - first bit I learned actually. It's gorgeous!

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