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I'm trying to get better at lead and someone suggested I learn Vai and Satriani. I've never even listened to them before. Not my kind of music but like Paganini, I can appreciate the skill. I'm learning For The Love of God by Vai first. The bends/tricks/vibrato is fairly easy, for me it's the shredding that will be a bit more difficult. I can play fast fingerstyle, coming from a classical background but my pickwork leaves a bit to be desired.

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danmunners wrote:I'm trying to get better at lead and someone suggested I learn Vai and Satriani. I've never even listened to them before. Not my kind of music but like Paganini, I can appreciate the skill. I'm learning For The Love of God by Vai first. The bends/tricks/vibrato is fairly easy, for me it's the shredding that will be a bit more difficult. I can play fast fingerstyle, coming from a classical background but my pickwork leaves a bit to be desired.
You could try some tasteful shredding and look into Andy Timmons. Also Satriani has some pretty cool stuff that has been dwarfed by his more mainstream hits.

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yeah, Andy Timmons is your man. He has great subtlety and restraint in his playing, really inspirational. Plus his tone is also a lot more, um, musical, to my ears.

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Wheeeeee looks like I'll be recreating some new order tracks too! Time to channel my inner Gillian!
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https://youtu.be/ecoWjR3fDT0
without the singing of course

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jeremyb wrote:Wheeeeee looks like I'll be recreating some new order tracks too! Time to channel my inner Gillian!
dude, I've spent a couple of weeks immersed in vanishing point, which is my favourite technique track. Still loving it. The auckland band is actually taking shape, I'm not ready yet but hey.... :) I'll post a preview track later, just want to get some bass in, but I'm pretty happy with the mix. Its a live mix with no finesse, but sounds great for what I want
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and yeah, you guys are welcome to be our support band when we play down that way ;)
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Bg wrote:and yeah, you guys are welcome to be our support band when we play down that way ;)
The generosity! :lol:
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jeremyb wrote:
Bg wrote:and yeah, you guys are welcome to be our support band when we play down that way ;)
The generosity! :lol:
What songs are you looking at covering?
Miles - Mingus - Monk
Fender - Steinberger- Tobias
Ashdown - Free The Tone - Diamond- Wounded Paw

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foal30 wrote:
jeremyb wrote:
Bg wrote:and yeah, you guys are welcome to be our support band when we play down that way ;)
The generosity! :lol:
What songs are you looking at covering?
All of them :) nah I'm not made up yet, 3 sets of 8 songs maybe. Predominantly New Order but best joy division in there. If we did a gig together we'd pick and choose :)
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really chuffed with that one. All these tracks I've created in Logic Pro, so depending on gig/numbers of people in the band/I can drop tracks in and out.... That one has 3 bass parts in it, I think the main part is a bit low in the mix and the chorus is not hooky standard, need the ehx for that...

Have always loved vanishing point. I have to do Round and Round too :)
Let me know when you get bored ;)
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Nice work Beeg, I'll upload my version of blue monday at some point :)
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I never got into Technique but top job on those tracks. Low Life and Power Corruption and Lies would be my top 2 albums.

Read up on the current stuff last week.... Seems Hook has isolated himself somewhat.
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I am learning some Amy Winehouse , Charles Mingus and reworking an old Equus album :shock: May be life in the old horse yet.
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Ashdown - Free The Tone - Diamond- Wounded Paw

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