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Old 01-12-2011, 05:45 PM   #1401
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Fire Garden Suite is one of his best pieces by far.

Wish he'd play it through completely live
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:38 AM   #1402
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^ He does on Where The Wild Things Are. Just he separates the solo section like 3 songs after the previous part
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:05 PM   #1403
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On what notes in the chorus do i press down the whammy?
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:59 AM   #1404
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Just saw him live with G3.

For the Love of God............


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Old 04-03-2012, 02:12 PM   #1405
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How long has it been since Vai released an actual studio record?

Nearly a decade me thinks... tut tut.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:13 PM   #1406
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isn't there going to be a new one this year?

Speaking of the devil, did he play any new songs live?
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:34 PM   #1407
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf2n...o&feature=g-u-u

Woo. It took a few listens to get into this but I love it, he's changed things up but kept the signature Vai sound. Can't wait for the new album, kind of a cheesy title but it's going to be one of my favourites I think. Production is fucking killer.
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:40 PM   #1408
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Nearly a decade me thinks... tut tut.


Real Illusions: Reflections was released in February 2005.

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Woo. It took a few listens to get into this but I love it, he's changed things up but kept the signature Vai sound. Can't wait for the new album, kind of a cheesy title but it's going to be one of my favourites I think. Production is ****ing killer.


That track was ok, but I didn't love it. I'll almost certainly buy the new album, but I'm not getting my hopes too much about it.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:21 PM   #1409
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I want to listen to this on mushrooms
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:39 AM   #1410
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I highly respect Steve Vai as an amazing guitarist. I can watch the videos of him with that three neck all day long.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:10 AM   #1411
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Favorite artist by far. The most impressive thing about mr vai is his creativity. How someone can come up with "windows to the soul", "for the love of god", "touching tongues", or "warm regards" is beyond me. High creativity and professor quality musical knolwdge are keys.
Mastering music itself and having the ability to write for orchestras and all of its instruments is another reason also.
Technically, hes great.....but not the best. Legato, unique phrasing, fast multiple finger tapping, tremolo mastery, little nuances, odd arpeggios for sweeping, vibrato, arpeggios, and incredible use of a wah pedal are some of his strong points. He is shadowed in comparison to mr gilbert in alternate picking and string skipping though. Have you heard "the gargoyle or almost anything off of Fuzz Universe?
But artists that have their own style have no need for extreme proficiency in certain techniques like speed with alternate picking or speed in general.
Steve in my opinion, is the greatest guitarist/musician in the rock virtuoso class alive. Of course theres Becker, gilbert and petrucci, abasi etc, but he has all of the qualities that make a musician extraordinary. Plus I just like his music on many levels...as well as pauls.
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:00 PM   #1412
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New album (legally) streaming!

http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/4

On the first track, well it sound like Vai alright...
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:23 AM   #1413
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So i got to see Vai when i was out in Orlando about a week ago, it was amazing. He played a bunch of new stuff and had this weird light up costume and the guitar from the cover over the Ultrazone for the title track, the mobile nutty drumkit from 'Where the wild things are' was back too. They played for about 2 and a half hours all together, it was an incredible show !
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:26 AM   #1414
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Just so everybody knows, I'm eventually going to end up working for Mr. Vai in some way, shape, or another, at some point in my life. Calling it, keep an eye out, it's happening.

Even if it's cleaning his toilets...
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:37 PM   #1415
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I'd clean Vai's toilets if it got me near his equipment when no one was looking...
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:48 AM   #1416
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Vai's show at Club Nokia in L.A. was fantastic!

Great show, he played for 2 1/2 hrs, performed a lot of new material from the excellent Story Of Light album and a nice mix of older tunes spanning Passion & Warfare onwards. Especially enjoyed 'Rescue Me Or Bury Me' from the Sex & Religion album, one of my favourite Vai albums.

The concert was shown on AxsTV which I think is the new name for HDNET?
Hopefully they will re-run it so fellow Vai fans can DVR.

Let me also say that I love many different styles of music and when I go to a Vai show I'm not looking for perfect Dumble tone or tasteful blues phrasing, I go to see Vai be Vai which he does brilliantly.

I really dig his compositions too and I think he deserves a lot of credit for his unique voice on the instrument and for maintaining a long productive career.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:35 PM   #1417
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I saw Vai two days ago

Jeremy Colson is a seriously loud drummer. I don't think the snare was even being sent to the PA
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:35 PM   #1418
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I saw Steve at the same concert. It was the most beautiful day of my life. I also got his beautiful pick.
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