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    After this. Why even bother picking up the Guitar?


    Just go to 12:12

    ​​​​​​3 things to take away from this...

    1. Vai never needs to be in quarantine again. He just finds time with two injured hands on how to be better than anyone on the instrument again. Only Kotzen or Holdsworth could challenge him. Holdsworth has passed (RIP) and Kotzen doesn't care.

    2. E.V.H. passed, so Vai had to take his place on being the best.

    3. I need some time to recover from this...

    #2
    For fuck's sake. Ridiculous.

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      #3
      Let's demystify this one a bit! No denying it's bloody impressive.

      12:32 is a different type of legato that was mostly used by Holdsworth. Think of it like hammering on backwards in place of pulling off (This video gives a nice explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTI2s4svE2s)
      A lot of left hand technique in this borrows from your average slap bass repertoire (effectively using your fretting in a percussive manner). With a bit of practice I'm sure you can nail it too.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Mahler View Post
        Let's demystify this one a bit! No denying it's bloody impressive.

        12:32 is a different type of legato that was mostly used by Holdsworth. Think of it like hammering on backwards in place of pulling off (This video gives a nice explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTI2s4svE2s)
        A lot of left hand technique in this borrows from your average slap bass repertoire (effectively using your fretting in a percussive manner). With a bit of practice I'm sure you can nail it too.
        Demystify shit, just respect the love of doing it, writing it for fun and not sitting for hours/days copying it, with enough time effort anyone can do that.

        Steve busted that out because its in him to do that not as a contest or a dare. I have issues in both hands right now and I assure you that he loves every second of playing the guitar, not for much else.
        "Slow Hand"

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          #5
          Is this from his new Patreon thing I saw advertised on all the guitar sites?

          What is the general consensus amongst Ibanez fans on the new style of handle going on those JEMs? I don't hang with that crowd so I wouldn't know. I would imagine reaction has been divisive.

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            #6
            Originally posted by bigdave View Post

            Demystify shit, just respect the love of doing it, writing it for fun and not sitting for hours/days copying it, with enough time effort anyone can do that.

            Steve busted that out because its in him to do that not as a contest or a dare. I have issues in both hands right now and I assure you that he loves every second of playing the guitar, not for much else.
            Totally agree. It's an amazing feat and I'll admit. I probably jumped the gun a bit considering I read the title very literally (it's been a hell of a long day lol). I read it as if someone was actively discouraged/demotivated by how good it was and hadn't picked up on Vai's injury recently. Whooops...

            Still absolutely incredible stuff. What's the scoop on Vai's injury? I've only just heard about it

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              #7
              Originally posted by Mahler View Post

              Totally agree. It's an amazing feat and I'll admit. I probably jumped the gun a bit considering I read the title very literally (it's been a hell of a long day lol). I read it as if someone was actively discouraged/demotivated by how good it was and hadn't picked up on Vai's injury recently. Whooops...

              Still absolutely incredible stuff. What's the scoop on Vai's injury? I've only just heard about it
              Literally he played a crazy chord for too long and it messed up his hand.

              The other hand I believe was from a biking or motorcycling accident.



              Here's the actual video ready to go.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Greg McCoy View Post
                Is this from his new Patreon thing I saw advertised on all the guitar sites?

                What is the general consensus amongst Ibanez fans on the new style of handle going on those JEMs? I don't hang with that crowd so I wouldn't know. I would imagine reaction has been divisive.
                I dig them. At the same time I don't think they are compelling as much as the original Jem was. Needs better colors.

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                  #9
                  ....or in a sling.

                   

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                    #10
                    I saw the title and thought it had to be Vai. Tbf I saw Joe Satriani live when I was 13 and Eric Johnson opening. Joe Satriani is definitely very close to being the greatest guitar player of all time.

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                      #11
                      Saw the video of just the song and was wondering WTF was going on. Why is his arm in a sling, and how does he play that?

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by MegasRemixos View Post
                        I saw the title and thought it had to be Vai. Tbf I saw Joe Satriani live when I was 13 and Eric Johnson opening. Joe Satriani is definitely very close to being the greatest guitar player of all time.
                        Man, I still think Satch is the King and he just doesn't show it.

                        He taught several great guitarist was apart of Steve Vai becoming so great.

                        If Vai is Yoda than Satch is Yoda's Master.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Greg McCoy View Post
                          Is this from his new Patreon thing I saw advertised on all the guitar sites?

                          What is the general consensus amongst Ibanez fans on the new style of handle going on those JEMs? I don't hang with that crowd so I wouldn't know. I would imagine reaction has been divisive.
                          I think Vai looks awesome playing them because he's Vai. Anywhere else they look silly IMO. And I love handles, swirls and lion claws.

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                            #14
                            Ok, jesus, lol. He's gotta be using spme sort of sustainer pedal or something in there, for some of those notes, but that sort of control just isn't natural.

                            I did a video much like this, when I too ws recovering from picking hand shoulder surgery. It was, um, less impressive. I will not be sharing it in this thread.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Ghost. View Post

                              Man, I still think Satch is the King and he just doesn't show it.

                              He taught several great guitarist was apart of Steve Vai becoming so great.

                              If Vai is Yoda than Satch is Yoda's Master.
                              Ya Satch has quite the repertoire of students. Satch is a monster of a guitarist too.

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by Mahler View Post
                                What's the scoop on Vai's injury? I've only just heard about it
                                His left thumb is better but it had do have a scrape/cleanup of the tendon and his right shoulder is still pretty sore and healing up. I see him and immediatly want to push my finger rehab...which Ive kinda been doing but I alternate picked soooo long my right hand still automatically tries to jump the gun lol. Tomorrows practice will be inspired by Steve, I wont even use my right hand as much as possible, that will also push my left ring finger more. Fun fun.

                                "Slow Hand"

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by Drew View Post
                                  Ok, jesus, lol. He's gotta be using spme sort of sustainer pedal or something in there, for some of those notes, but that sort of control just isn't natural.
                                  I was thinking that too, I use what most reffer to as too much gain and even then having that constant sustain seems like theres more to it.
                                  "Slow Hand"

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                                    #18
                                    Holy shit
                                    Leon Today at 7:59 PM: Ripping farts is heaven

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                                      #19
                                      The guitar just does whatever the fuck Vai wants it to. It's not natural.

                                      IMO the most talented player to ever pick up the axe. There are plenty of fantastic players out there (Satch, JP, etc) but nobody's on Vai's level. His music may not be for everyone but the gap between him and superstars like Petrucci is just massive.

                                      There's really just Vai and then everyone else.

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                                        #20
                                        For those of you that spoke Vai's name in the unpopular opinion thread can now go stick your dick in a blender.

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by Ghost. View Post

                                          I dig them. At the same time I don't think they are compelling as much as the original Jem was. Needs better colors.

                                          First time I saw them announced I was like WTF is that. Last year I saw two of them on a store while in Paris. And those things grab our attention and they look much better in person. Still too much over the top for me and I would never pay for one, but they look like really well made.

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                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by mpexus View Post


                                            First time I saw them announced I was like WTF is that. Last year I saw two of them on a store while in Paris. And those things grab our attention and they look much better in person. Still too much over the top for me and I would never pay for one, but they look like really well made.
                                            I would probably be in for one (even if they look silly) if they weren't so hilariously overpriced, to be honest. That black/gold one looks sweet but if i'm dropping $3500 on a guitar it sure as fuck isn't saying Ibanez on it.

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                                              #23
                                              Originally posted by Chris View Post

                                              I would probably be in for one (even if they look silly) if they weren't so hilariously overpriced, to be honest. That black/gold one looks sweet but if i'm dropping $3500 on a guitar it sure as fuck isn't saying Ibanez on it.
                                              You should get the black/gold Angel sig instead

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                                                #24
                                                Oh shit, I've been using both hands all this time like an idiot.
                                                https://www.iamtheowl.com/

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                                                  #25
                                                  Both hands bandaged? I hope he hasn’t picked up a mysterious wrist ailment from Adrian Vandenberg!

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