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#41
I hope he does some US tour dates

He's probably my favorite player and i've still never seen him live

I was going to see him at the house of blues a few years ago and the show ended up getting canceled.
#42
Quote by Resiliance
Which is why I said you're being pedantic, thinking that.

Going to those extremes, true improvisation doesn't exist.


Whoops, I didn't know what the word pedantic meant, I never took the time to learn that word for some reason.

Well, just because I am looking at this in an extreme way, doesn't mean that true improv can't exist. I look at improv as being free of mind, just like I said in the shred chat thread. Anything that you think up, you play on the guitar, not necessarily having your licks, but just translating the music in your head to play out with your fingers/feet/whatever on guitar.
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You could just show her that you have a PS3 and BANG.

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#43
Quote by YngwieIstheWay
Well heres a juicy story for you. The third time i saw yngwie about 5 years ago he was in Norfolk Virginia. it was crucial. i was right up to the stage and mind you, i had eaten 3 doses and i was trippin hardddd. hes in the middle of this hugeeeee improv. he breaks a string on his guitar so hes like **** it, he throws it behind his back, his gear guy catches it and then throws him another (like 1/6 out of his arsenal of sigs.) yngwie catches this one and returns to the shreddery. later in the show, yngwie is shredding at such super-sonic speeds, that his middle finger gets cut on his high E string. im right up front, so i get splattered with blood. i now have, on my wall, a piece of my jeans that i cut out, stained with his blood. also, during far beyond the sun, right before the solo in it, i knew he would have to go from the bridge pickup to his neck pickup for his juicy sweeps, so i flicked it for him. he winked at me.. haha. then at the end i gave him a hug. good show.


Okay that last one I find hard to believe. You'd have to be pretty close to him to hit the pickup selector. And I think I even saw a video of him demoing his signature guitar and he said that he had the knobs and switch dis-connected so he doesn't change his tone while playing.
#45
Quote by the memory
yngwie always changes his slector though?
:S


My mistake, I think he just has the knobs dis-connected. Nevertheless no way he could be that close to reach up and switch his selector for him.
#47
Quote by guitarnoobie
My mistake, I think he just has the knobs dis-connected. Nevertheless no way he could be that close to reach up and switch his selector for him.

yah i could understand the dials disconnected
yeh it would be quite hard to flick the selector, unless yngwie leaned down or it was in a REALLY small club
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#48
Quote by guitarnoobie
Okay that last one I find hard to believe. You'd have to be pretty close to him to hit the pickup selector. And I think I even saw a video of him demoing his signature guitar and he said that he had the knobs and switch dis-connected so he doesn't change his tone while playing.


I'm pretty sure he has the tone knobs and the middle setting on the switch disconnected because he never uses them, I can't remember where I heard that though...
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#49
Yeah that is true he disconnects all of his tone controls

I'm pretty sure he wires his selector so he can go from neck to bridge and then bridge and neck together.
#50
Quote by BlueAltitudes
Whoops, I didn't know what the word pedantic meant, I never took the time to learn that word for some reason.

Well, just because I am looking at this in an extreme way, doesn't mean that true improv can't exist. I look at improv as being free of mind, just like I said in the shred chat thread. Anything that you think up, you play on the guitar, not necessarily having your licks, but just translating the music in your head to play out with your fingers/feet/whatever on guitar.


Well, taken to those extremes ( ), it'd have to be a combination of motions/frets/notes that you have never ever done before to be called true improvisation, no?

Yes, yes... Taken to ridiculous extremes, but you started it.

But on a more serious note... I don't think you can be free of mind. Your licks influence the stuff you hear in your head. The stuff you listened to before you play influences the stuff you hear in your head. The way you feel influences the stuff in your head.

Of course, it's any improviser's and indeed musician's dream to be able to play what they hear in their head instantly, but unless you're playing over a slow really simple blues progression (and even then, considering the very limited melodic choice in general blues licks and thus what you'd probably hear in your head), or are Guthrie Govan on performance enhancers, it's just not realistic.

You need a bit of preparation. Like Charlie Parker said: learn the changes, then forget them.
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#51
Quote by Resiliance
Well, taken to those extremes ( ), it'd have to be a combination of motions/frets/notes that you have never ever done before to be called true improvisation, no?

Yes, yes... Taken to ridiculous extremes, but you started it.

But on a more serious note... I don't think you can be free of mind. Your licks influence the stuff you hear in your head. The stuff you listened to before you play influences the stuff you hear in your head. The way you feel influences the stuff in your head.

Of course, it's any improviser's and indeed musician's dream to be able to play what they hear in their head instantly, but unless you're playing over a slow really simple blues progression (and even then, considering the very limited melodic choice in general blues licks and thus what you'd probably hear in your head), or are Guthrie Govan on performance enhancers, it's just not realistic.

You need a bit of preparation. Like Charlie Parker said: learn the changes, then forget them.


Yeah, I suppose you're right. Especially about your influences affecting the way you play, I know that all too well.

How are you at improv?

I think I remember hearing Satriani or Vai saying the same thing about Music Theory or modes or something.
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You could just show her that you have a PS3 and BANG.

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#52
Quote by BlueAltitudes
How are you at improv?


I don't know. I don't think it's for me to decide. People are welcome to make up their own opinions.

The only answer I can give to that is: not as good as I'd like to be.
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#53
Quote by Resiliance
The only answer I can give to that is: not as good as I'd like to be.


Isn't that true of everyone though?
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#54
Quote by Zaphod_Beeblebr
Isn't that true of everyone though?


It certainly should be.
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#55
Quote by Resiliance
It certainly should be.


+1

But I have at least gotten better at it.
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Well, you might make her think otherwise.

You could just show her that you have a PS3 and BANG.

Heterosexual.


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#56
I hadn't listened any Yngwie songs for a long long time, but today I stumbled upon the G3: Live in Denver dvd and damn... I still enjoy watching and hearing Yngwie play. He's just an extraordinary musician and live performer; there's always fire and passion in his performances.
#57
does anybody know how his playing is currently?
becuase ive seen a few vids from the past few years and i wasn't as impressed as when i watched some of his older dvds...
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#58
Quote by the memory
does anybody know how his playing is currently?
becuase ive seen a few vids from the past few years and i wasn't as impressed as when i watched some of his older dvds...


I'll be sure to tell you after Graspop
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#60
His playing changed after his car wreck I know that for sure

If you watch really old vids like Alcatrazz stuff on youtube his hands and fingers move around the fretboard in such a different way.

It really doesn't look the same as the present day Yngwie
#61
wait what happened with the car?

i just watched some vids from this year
and i gotta say: GOD DAMN!

the mans awesome.
hes also lost a ton of weight by the looks of things and can now do THE KICK again! lol
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#62
Quote by the memory
wait what happened with the car?


He crashed a Jaguar into a tree and went into a coma for a week, apparently he had nerve damage in his right hand which would explain any difference in playing style/quality.

Edit: I'm actually checking and his playing didn't really change at all because of that (at least not technically.

Old Malmsteen

New Malmsteen

Pretty much the same.
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Last edited by Zaphod_Beeblebr at Jun 5, 2008,
#64
yah he was cleaner back in the day, but hess till insane.

wow i never knew about the accident :|
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#65
Quote by Silky Smooth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3GoXzTWfsg

Before accident

I think he was even cleaner back in the day, hardly any effect use or as much gain as he has now.


Yngwie kicked so much ass back in the day!

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Well, you might make her think otherwise.

You could just show her that you have a PS3 and BANG.

Heterosexual.


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#66
Yeah its weird watching the old videos

Though I think he had a bit more drive to be perfect back then than he does now
#67
Quote by Silky Smooth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3GoXzTWfsg

Before accident

I think he was even cleaner back in the day, hardly any effect use or as much gain as he has now.


Got any more stuff like this!?
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Well, you might make her think otherwise.

You could just show her that you have a PS3 and BANG.

Heterosexual.


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#68
Check the side bar when that video loads

Theres a few more great old school ones in there
#69
Well, what would YOU recommend...please .

I'm asking because I don't actually know too much of Yngwie's stuff (partly because he has soo much haha), especially his old stuff.
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Well, you might make her think otherwise.

You could just show her that you have a PS3 and BANG.

Heterosexual.


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A chainsaw can take a girl off her feet pretty nicely. Then there are less limbs to worry about while you rape her.
#70
Quote by Zaphod_Beeblebr
He crashed a Jaguar into a tree and went into a coma for a week, apparently he had nerve damage in his right hand which would explain any difference in playing style/quality.

Edit: I'm actually checking and his playing didn't really change at all because of that (at least not technically.

Old Malmsteen

New Malmsteen

Pretty much the same.


his mum also died when he went into the coma, i think she died of cancer :/
musta been so **** to come out of a coma and find out your mum died...
#71
Quote by Zak.
his mum also died when he went into the coma, i think she died of cancer :/
musta been so **** to come out of a coma and find out your mum died...


Yeah, that's some really brutal shit right there.

I think general recommendations for Malmsteen come in the form of Rising Force and anything he played on with Alcatrazz. The G3 DVD with him on it is pretty good too.
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#72
Yeah I really enjoyed the G3 dvd

You watch Satch and Vai and its all good.. then Malmsteen comes out and its like BAM! Here we go now its showtime!
#73
Quote by Silky Smooth
Yeah I really enjoyed the G3 dvd

You watch Satch and Vai and its all good.. then Malmsteen comes out and its like BAM! Here we go now its showtime!


He's definitely one of the best showmen of the whole shred scene, I think it comes from having been in Alcatrazz.
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#74
Quote by the memory
when is graspop?
lol


June 27-28-29.
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#76
Quote by Zak.
his mum also died when he went into the coma, i think she died of cancer :/
musta been so **** to come out of a coma and find out your mum died...

Yeah, he also found out his manager swindled him out of most of his earnings. That must have been so awful, to find out you injured your hands as a very talented guitarist, you're mother died, and you lost your earnings.

Btw, I would also recommend the Concerto Suite for Electric guitar. It is very unique, and a lot of it uses some of his old riffs (like the main riffs of certain songs, as well as the shred patterns), but I love it. I prefer the studio version, the live version has some extra shred and improv stuff thrown in, which is great for a live show, but I think the studio version sounds better. My favorites from it: Vivace and Toccata (there's this little interlude in Vivace where the orchestra falls back and just plays some backing stuff, and Yngwie plays some REALLY incredible and melodic stuff at that part imo).
#77
Quote by Resiliance
June 27-28-29.


I'm definattely going see you at the bar ?


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#78
Quote by Resiliance
June 27-28-29.

nice!

thats about 2 weeks afore i see him

does anybody know whos supporting him?
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#79
Quote by noxiosimitator
I'm definattely going see you at the bar ?


Let me guess... you'll be the one in the black t-shirt?
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt.
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#80
I believe Yngwie gets an unnecessary amount of slack, he seems to be the guitarist of choice for people to nit pick on. It usually consists of something like, "Arrogant guitarist who only can play fast".
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