Awesome illustration of Steve's Lydian use Chowy!
Great. Vai and Lydian goes one wit another, one of the characteristics of his playing
Great lesson Chowy! Really exotic sounding
Love that whammy bar work! Nice tun! Catchy!
Wow!!! awesome lesson-song Chowy! I love it man!!! I love it!
That main riff is so cool sounding ! Awesome soloing as well I watched it 5 times in a row. Love it too !
Awesome playing and composition, as always, Chowy! I'm working now on Vai style lesson - thanks for inspirations!
You prove yourself again as a very skilled guitar player You can easily give this lvl 8 for difficulty, no problem man :-)
awesome man!! this is just beautiful!
This is brilliant Chowy.. some awesome licks in there !!
very nice lesson, I love the phrasing on this one
Great lines man, sounds very cool
Wow, some really cool licks in that
Great playing. Great taste... but I'm sorry... this has nothing to do with Steve Vai.. Great work tough
This time the lesson is based on E major, more specifically on the Lydian mode, which has the
special characteristic of having 4th sharp, a note that inspires very airy and mysterious
feelings and a favorite of Mr Vai, Guthrie Govan and tons of other guitarists in the same style.
The whole exercise is in Emaj7, Ionian scale, where E is the 4th degree as you probably know.
The most important thing when you compose a melody is to be yourself, to be true, and also to
include a personal touch in everything you play, This makes a real difference and defines your
musical personality. Sometimes,a slide or a good vibrato can articulate a melody or turn an
otherwise dull phrase into something rich and lively. Try composing simple stuff and then enhance
it with small subtleties here and there! It definitely works!
I wanted this lesson to have a metal flavor, that's why the background guitar is always mimicked by
the double drums, especially in the triplets with palm mute.
I hope you enjoy the lesson. Practise a lot and see you next time!!
guitar tuned one step down
from 6th string to 1st these are the notes:
D G C F A D
It´s a lower tuning, for heavier sounds, special for this kind of music with heavy backgrounds.
CREATING A MELODY
Ab pentatonic minor