#1
Hello good people,

I want to start learning new song but I'm confused of which song should I start, For The Love Of God by Steve Vai or Flying In A Blue Dream by Joe Satriani. I want to start learning an advanced song but don't know which one to start because I want to start with the easier one.

so what do you suggest? which one require more technique and hard to play?

Somebody told me that For The Love Of God on of the hardest songs ever and it's very difficult to play and require special technique. is that correct?

Thank you so much for your answer and really sorry to ask such this question but I want to know that i'm going on the right way and want to be motivated
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#3
You'd need a sustainer pickup to play for the love of god like you hear Vai play it.

My vote goes to flying in a blue dream.
#4
I'd say For the Love of God, because it has some bloody awesome-sounding sweeps in it that make you feel like the king of the world when you play them.
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Quote by Alkaline 64
You'd need a sustainer pickup to play for the love of god like you hear Vai play it.

My vote goes to flying in a blue dream.


No you wouldn't. Vai didn't have a sustainer when he recorded that album and there are any number of live versions that also use no sustainer, Vai's sustain in that track is down to his incredible vibrato, his heavily processed tone and the rest of his phenomenal technique.

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Quote by BryanAdams

I want to start learning new song but I'm confused of which song should I start, For The Love Of God by Steve Vai or Flying In A Blue Dream by Joe Satriani. I want to start learning an advanced song but don't know which one to start because I want to start with the easier one.

Neither song is particularly easy, why only those 2 when you can choose anything?

Vai pretty much always puts advanced acrobatics into his songs & solos.
Satch will usually have some extended legato runs that are not "easy".
What songs do you play currently?
#7
I'd say do Always With Me, Always with you.

Flying in a Blue dream has the rhythm guitar in a weird tuning and goes nuts later on. Always with me does go a bit nuts, but it's not too out-there.
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No you wouldn't. Vai didn't have a sustainer when he recorded that album and there are any number of live versions that also use no sustainer, Vai's sustain in that track is down to his incredible vibrato, his heavily processed tone and the rest of his phenomenal technique.


I read on his website that he did, but I don't want to have an argument. Anyway, he always gets the bests sounds out of flo playing this song.
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What's wrong with learning both of them?

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TS: Learn the one you want to learn because you enjoy the song, there's little point learning something you're not going to enjoy playing.


I enjoy both, and both songs are favorites and will learn them both
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What songs do you play currently?


INSTRUMENTAL SONGS
Always With Me, Always with You - Joe Satriani
Cryin' - Joe Satriani
Love Thing - Joe Satriani
Starry Nights - Joe Satriani
Liberty - Steve Vai
The Godfother - Gun 'n Roses

VOCAL SONGS,
Some Bryan Adams song
Fade to Black - Metallica
Nothing Else Matters
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I'd say do Always With Me, Always with you.

Flying in a Blue dream has the rhythm guitar in a weird tuning and goes nuts later on. Always with me does go a bit nuts, but it's not too out-there.


Dear Steven,

I already learned Always With Me, Always With You. which is great song
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#15
Quote by thrashdeth
What's wrong with learning both of them?


No wrong at all, I'll learn both of them, but don't know which one to start, because I want to start with the easier,
but i guess i'll start with For The Love Of God, coz my guitar has non sustainer pickups to play legato runs
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I read on his website that he did, but I don't want to have an argument. Anyway, he always gets the bests sounds out of flo playing this song.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDZuNM3HmU4

Clearly no sustainer. You don't need it.

Quote by BryanAdams
but i guess i'll start with For The Love Of God, coz my guitar has non sustainer pickups to play legato runs


Wut?
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#17
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Dear Steven,

I already learned Always With Me, Always With You. which is great song


Dear Bryan

I did not know that. Also, I still haven't forgiven you for "Everything I Do".
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDZuNM3HmU4

Clearly no sustainer. You don't need it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IrWyZ0KZuk&ob=av3e

He's using his sustainer quite a bit there, especially when it gets near the end. Also, if you look at covers of the song without a sustainer on Youtube, you'll find that they'll always end up picking the fourth note of the riff more than once to keep it ticking. I'm sticking with my sustainer suggestion if your looking to get a similar sound to Vai, but of course it isn't completely necessary.
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Quote by Alkaline 64
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IrWyZ0KZuk&ob=av3e

He's using his sustainer quite a bit there, especially when it gets near the end. Also, if you look at covers of the song without a sustainer on Youtube, you'll find that they'll always end up picking the fourth note of the riff more than once to keep it ticking. I'm sticking with my sustainer suggestion if your looking to get a similar sound to Vai, but of course it isn't completely necessary.


I think if you're looking for a Vai sound then a sustainer is probably the very least of your worries

I still maintain that while a sustainer does make it easier you obviously don't need one in order to play the song, you just need damn solid technique.
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#20
Quote by steven seagull
Dear Bryan

I did not know that. Also, I still haven't forgiven you for "Everything I Do".



Why???
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#21
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Why???


Why on earth should you be forgiven for that damned song?
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#22
Quote by Zaphod_Beeblebr
I think if you're looking for a Vai sound then a sustainer is probably the very least of your worries

I was thinking the same thing... give me 20 sustainers - people still won't mistake me for Steve Vai
TS - people can't tell you which of those songs is easier for you, because you have your own unique skill set. If you wanna learn both go ahead and learn them. Work on both every day. No law against that.
#23
Quote by Alkaline 64
You'd need a sustainer pickup to play for the love of god like you hear Vai play it.

My vote goes to flying in a blue dream.


This Via fell in love sustainer pickups. They let you literally do the impossible

One of the most affordable options for getting to one would be one of these

Jackson DK2S

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/jackson-dk2s-dinky-electric-guitar-w-sustainiac

The other option is retrofitting one of your existing guitars

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/fernandes-fsk-401-sustainer-pickup-kit

It isn't cheap and unless you're really good at DIY you'll be paying a tech a pretty penny to install it...
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