May 29, 2007

What can I say?


Sometime a girl just needs to sit and watch someone shred on guitar. Here's one of my six-string heroes. None of my female friends can even remotely relate to how I can appreciate this kind of musical tatlent, and I don't relate to how they can't!

This is one of about ten videos I watched tonight. I know....I need to get out more. Hopefully this week I will be hearing some LIVE guitar, if so, I'll have a good story to tell. I'll keep you posted.

5 comments:

Sleeping Daisy said...

I so TOTALLY get that! Fantastic!

Layla (aka Barbara) said...

Well Daisy, go with me tomorrow to hear some guys jam!

Gary Means said...

I saw Vai with his teacher, Joe Satriani, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd on a G3 tour a few years ago. I actually enjoyed him the least, just because his approach was so Hollywood, almost like some glamrocker. Satriani was brilliant, but I was totally blown away by Stuart Hamm who was Satriani's bass player at the time. He's recorded with Vai as well.

I see that John Petrucci from Dream Theater is on the latest G3 tour. He can certainly shred with the best of them.

Bruce said...

I agree with Gary; Vai is good, but he's way down my list of the best. Nice clip, though...

bob_vinyl said...

I'm not a big fan of these over-the-top, look-how-fast-I-can-play guys, but Vai is the exception, because he's so creative. It think a lot of that has to with the time he spent with Frank Zappa (a great guitarist in his own right). Vai has been able to do mainstream stuff (David Lee Roth, Whitesnake) as well as fringe stuff (Zappa, Public Image Ltd) and succeed at both. Satriani is one of the worst guitarists out there in my book. He certainly can play, but everything he does is just a technical exercise. He can't write and he plays with no emotion whatsoever. I know he's taught a lot of guitarists, but the ability to pass on technical skill doesn't make him great by a long shot. Vai would easily make my top 20 guitarists (maybe even top 10), while Satriani wouldn't make my top 1000. In a sense, Satriani's skill actually make him a worse guitarist because it exposes his complete lack of soul. Even Vai's most mainstream efforts display soul and passion which goes so much farther than just chops.

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