#2
actually really liked his explanation. that was awesome.
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What's he say?

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he seems like a very good teacher. hes not very cocky like most guitar players. (not stereotyping or anything, just observing)
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he seems like a very good teacher. hes not very cocky like most guitar players. (not stereotyping or anything, just observing)


Yea he has a very humble air about him which I really like. He said himself on his website in one of the lessons on musicianship that he always felt he was very much inferior in ability than many of his peers at Berklee, and that he felt it was his attitude ,which was the result of being taugh by Zappa, that made him such a success in retrospect.
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That was Satch, as far as I know Vai hasn't taught anyone specific.

I like his answer but it's only what everyone around here says anyway.
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that was joe satriani, not steve vai
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that was joe satriani, not steve vai

Really? Me and my cousin were talking about metallica's big sellout. and he told me that hammett was taught by steve vai.

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#10
his answer is just the one every player would give you, but he does bring it in a great way, another thing to respect the man ..

i just missed one exercise he could have mentioned (i presume he knows one like it, as he did give a hint in the direction)
it's to play the same bit (like that 'riff' he used as an example) in different moods without changing speed and accents (rest of the dynamics can be changed) like playing that bit with serenity and next with fear, next anger, next sorrow, and a lot of emotions that way.. it was one of the things that made me sound better than i ever imagined before that.. it's a pretty hard thing though
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#11
^Sounds like a good exercise. But the question was about speed, but still I'll have to try that one.

Also, another "secret" to speed is to move less. Use only the smallest fraction of the pick and make the smallest hand movements possible. ATM I'm playing 16ths at around 40bpm, making sure I pay careful attention to my picking hand. It's amazing how much more stamina you'll have.
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Vai is a ****ing god.
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^Sounds like a good exercise. But the question was about speed, but still I'll have to try that one.

Also, another "secret" to speed is to move less. Use only the smallest fraction of the pick and make the smallest hand movements possible. ATM I'm playing 16ths at around 40bpm, making sure I pay careful attention to my picking hand. It's amazing how much more stamina you'll have.


very true indeed. even with the fretting hand you want to have as little movement as you can. you dont want your fingers flapping up and down all the time. you would want to keep them close to the fret board so that your fingers dont have to move as far a distance to the string.