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26 Feb 2009
I just was thinking about one thing I heard once ago and wanted to share it here with you guys who surely have
live playing experience. I think Steve Vai said it in one of his interviews. Or was it Satriani? Well doesn't matter, because each one of them certainly must know.
When asked about readiness to play live in front of a huge audience, the statement was as follows:
If you decide to play a particular song, you for sure have to know it but that is not enough. You should
have assimilated it and if not wanting to experience a complete desaster on stage, you should of course
be able to play it completely drunk. I mean, I understand that, because it's not sufficient to have 'balls' to
get out on stage only. For instance, I would never get on stage with a song I just learnt the day before and out of ten trials managed to play it maybe three times correct, five times so-so, and two times with obvious mistakes. Would that be
odds you would take to go out on stage?
Now Vai (or Satriani) said, you need to be at least five times more skillful player than the audience is watching on stage.
Well I've seen Vai a couple of times ... and now I try to imagine there actually stands a five times more skillful player then I get to see.
What do you think of yourselves? Do you show everything on stage you have, or are there songs/licks/solos you just learnt two weeks ago and maybe they work really good, but, agh, you just don't feel ready to perform it yet. But you know deep inside - you are better than you on stage.
24 Feb 2009
I'm a complete desaster in producing pitch harmonics.
Watching the videos where some of you guys produce it, it looks like the easiest thing.
Is it all about the fingers (pick) or is it also founded in the distortion.
Probably neither one of it, am I right?
If somebody could give me some insight into this technique, I would really appriciate.
Any lessons for that? What's the clue?
24 Feb 2009
I wanted to ask, if there is an area on GMC, where all licks of the day are stored?
It would also be nice, if one could just bookmark them.
19 Feb 2009
I can't recall how that really happened, but I tripped over this site a few days ago.
It really blew me off. Never saw something like this before. It's a pretty amazing concept.
I've always been looking for an opportunity to lift me to a new level, but never really thought of taking
private lessons, due to my oppinion that nobody could teach me how to play, anyway, except myself
I think this site is definately the one that can and for sure will.
The videos are great, the teachers are pretty bad... Asskicking!
I live in Munich, doing this or that.
But now I'd be better of taking my lessons, instead of wasting my time writing "Hello I'm here" mails.
Sweeping goes a long way ...
Edited for language
Tony - on behalf of the moderating team.
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