#1
Hi guys, this is my cover of building the church by steve vai. This is definitely one of my favorite vai songs, and imo one of his most unique pieces. Everything about it imo is so unique and bad*** that it's just perfect. Needless to say, this is one of the harder songs ive ever covered, so i do make a few mistakes here and there, but i still think i did pretty decent. I would love to hear some feedback from you guys!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZicUpKSLEMw

As always, i will gladly c4c!


Thanks,

Jake P
#3
Quote by JamesEden
Wow, good job man. Love this Vai track and know it ain't an easy one to play so you pulled it off well. I noticed you only used two fingers on the right hand for the tapping part where Vai uses 3, did you find it easier this way?

Here's mine:

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1652388

Thanks man, and no, not necessarily, i actually find it MUCH harder to do it with two fingers, it's just i wanted my transition from the tapping licks to the picking to be smooth, and my guitar picks are small dunlop jazz picks, so putting it in my mouth like vai does doesnt work too well haha so i just did it with two instead of three.
#4
Quote by awesomo41894
Thanks man, and no, not necessarily, i actually find it MUCH harder to do it with two fingers, it's just i wanted my transition from the tapping licks to the picking to be smooth, and my guitar picks are small dunlop jazz picks, so putting it in my mouth like vai does doesnt work too well haha so i just did it with two instead of three.

Cool, I also use those jazz III picks and will never use anything else, they're just the best for tone, accuracy and speed.

Am definitely gonna learn this track at some point although it will be a challenge for sure. Beautiful 'seafoam' jem by the way, I subbed you on YT.
#6
Fantastic job dude, I'm not the biggest Vai fan out there but this is a hell of a song, and you nailed it ; )

I've watched your Perpetual Burn cover too and I was speechless (especially that fast part at 2:41, damn...), I've got nothing bad to say about it...

I've recently covered a Jason Becker song myself, Altitudes, and I would be grateful if you could check it out and critique it
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1653046

Keep on rocking dat axe man !