#1
can someone tell me about the Steve Vai 10 hour workout? how does it work? do u just do each exercise for like a half hour or something?


not that i have that much time on my hands, just curious..

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#3
i actaully heard steve vai talk about something like this in person. he did a guitar workshop type thing. he basically says that you focus on one technique, like bending on something, for an extremely long time. do nothing but that one technique until you start coming up with new ways to do it
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#4
don't play for ten hours...i don't care who you are...and there is no way Steve Vai did it either...the only thing i can do for ten hours is sleep...
#6
Underthrone, your an idiot....

Yes steve vai played for 10 hours...

The 10 hour work out is steve working on different concepts and ideas, each hour... For example, one hour he works on picking, the other he works on trills.... I wont go in to detail....... Also His 10th hour is just jamming out......
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don't play for ten hours...i don't care who you are...and there is no way Steve Vai did it either...the only thing i can do for ten hours is sleep...


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#9
It freaking Steve Vai if anyones practiced for ten hours straight it would be him hes a guitar genius.
#11
IF you play the same thing over and over you'll probably find a new way to do it so it wont be so boring. I think its possible to play for 10 hours
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10 hours would be hard, and I don't doubt him, but it would be extremely hard to do one thing for a long time.
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#13
But repitition makes you grasp the technique. He probably has figured out that it takes 10 hours to master a technique...
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#14
^ LOL, did you say 10 hours to master a technique? You can play a 100 years and not *Master* a technique.
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#15
Well, whatever. I don't know what the hell Vai is getting at with a 10 hr straight workout...
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#17
I heard about him practicing vibrato of one note in one position for about three hours. I attempted it, lasted about 15 minutes. Not a bad idea though.
#18
I that the workout is a waste of time.

In fact, any exercise is a waste of time.

IMO, scales arpeggios etc aren't exercises, but they aren't music either.
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But repitition makes you grasp the technique. He probably has figured out that it takes 10 hours to master a technique...
Actually I think he does 10 different techniques and then just spends an hour on each one.

I think I need a 10 hour pinch harmonic workout.
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I that the workout is a waste of time.

In fact, any exercise is a waste of time.

IMO, scales arpeggios etc aren't exercises, but they aren't music either.


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#21
i might try a half hour a technique and maybe do 4 or 5 techniques and see if that helps, i cant even imagine 10 hours though, i love to play guitar but 10 hours? thats insane and um im not sure what kinda music that one guy listens to if scales and arpeggios arent involved... maybe punk?
#22
I should spend more time on practicing techniques too, but 10 freaking hours?!

Like said before, the only thing I can keep on doing for 10 hours is sleeping...
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exercises are just empty shells, nothing in there, they make your finger better for the exercises, but not for other types of music.
#24
I've been told this a few times by guitar teachers and i've foudn it to be true.

if you practice one technique or one scale for too long you start getting bored and rushing notes, and if you rush notes your muscle memory will be screwed up and u'll end up doing it wrong. also you'll tire your fretting hand.

a bit of variety doesn't go astray, i'm usually learning 2 or 3 riffs at the same time, just so that if i get frustrated with one, i can go on to another, and then go back to the one i was frustrated with and i'll usually get it because i'm more relaxed.
#25
A way to right the abovementioned scenario is to improvise with the exercise, but they wouldn't be called exercises anymore..
#26
yeah learning or playing different riffs at the same time really helps me, im a metal lead noob and i was learning bodoms bed of nails beginning lick and if i got bored or frustrated id just forget about it and play something else for a bit
#27
everyone is different, when vai developed the excercise, he made it to fit his own needs, and to try and inspire others to come up with their own excercises, but workouts arent for everybody
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#28
steve vai used to have that 36 hour work out that he used to do while playing with Zappa.
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#29
Play that long, i think will make you start to play worse at some point, cause the mental tiredness. Even if you play one hour per technique. Don't know about you guys, buy that happen to me, the maximum time that i can play effectively on ONE lick is like 15 min - 20min before i stat to play it sloppy.
#30
i find that when i start getting sloppy and i know i can do better, just doing something else like rubbing one out helps alot.
#32
ok so i found the tab for the workout, and theres like 20 exercises in the tab.. so each one for 1/2 hour should make a 10 hour workout...

maybe cut it down to like a 3 hour workout, and then ill do it, lol
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