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what tecnique Vai don´t use ?

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:48 am
by snake2007
what tecnique Vai don´t use ?

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:59 am
by TongueNGroove
There's a lot of techniques that Steve doesn't use.

I've never heard him do any flemanco.

I've never heard him do any chicken picken.

I've never heard him do any classical counterpoint kinda stuff.

He doesn't do any two handed tapping stuff like this from Adam Fulara, where one hand plays bass, the other plays lead http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRmKL3ux ... re=related

There's other things he doesn't do I am sure, the guitar is a very versitile instrument.

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:19 pm
by Ugur Dariveren
TongueNGroove wrote:I've never heard him do any classical counterpoint kinda stuff.
I hear lots of counterpoint kinda stuff in his music.

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:35 pm
by prman
I assume that you`re referring to different guitar playing techniques. There is a lot of stuff that Steve doesn`t do. First thing that comes to mind are the different bending techniques used mostly in country guitar styles: bending behind the nut, bending chords, the Donahue bend...

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:37 pm
by Roger
prman wrote: the Donahue bend...
the what bend?

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:40 pm
by -SkiZ-
he doesn't do this kind of stuff in the beginning of this vid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGmzlhfIU8g

PS: bulb rocks

Re: what tecnique Vai don´t use ?

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:05 am
by guitarmanK1982
snake2007 wrote:what tecnique Vai don´t use ?
What difference does it make?


If he doesn't use every 'technique', is he therefore a bad player?

Are we all bad players because we don't use techniques that people will be using in 15 years' time that we don't know of yet?

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:43 am
by Guitaruss
Nobody is implying that Vai is a bad player here...the original poster is only asking which techniques vai doesnt use..

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:04 am
by NOT!!!
well...flamenco is the hardest thing you can do in guitarplaying by far. And I dare to say Vai can NOT play flamenco and won´t be able to learn it anymore to be a good flamencoplayer. I also think he doesn´t want to, so....8).

Check out Paco de Lucia! He´s like the Steve Vai of Flamenco hehe.

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:56 am
by prman
Roger wrote:
prman wrote: the Donahue bend...
the what bend?
The Donahue Bend.

Here are some bending techniques that Vai doesn`t use: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ1n1A_B1v4

But like someone stated: nobody has implied that the usage of certain techniques would make anyone better/worse player.

Re: what tecnique Vai don´t use ?

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:59 pm
by Stephen Brown
snake2007 wrote:what tecnique Vai don´t use ?
Being unimaginative.

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:14 am
by Desert_Runner
prman wrote:Here are some bending techniques that Vai doesn`t use: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ1n1A_B1v4
That's so cool.

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:21 am
by guitarmanK1982
OK - it should just be rephrased as 'what difference does it make'?

You should hear music when listening to music - not a bunch of 'techniques'. If you are aware of technique, it is usually a sign of poor music.

As they say of actors - if you are aware that someone is acting, then it's bad acting.

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:42 am
by boswell
Ironically one of the criticisms I've heard against Vai, Gilbert, Malmsteen and Satriani et al is their over use of as many techniques as possible per track over substance.

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:18 am
by NOT!!!
I don´t think somebody writes a song to put as many techniques as possible into it...except Michael Angelo Batio maybe, but put your own opinion on his music :lol: