Re: Binge and grab some BUCKETHEAD
like I stated above. he is very technical. Music is more than technique. I am quite astonished by his prowess, when it comes to atonal noodling and his ability to weave in and out of the modal landscapes. The issue is it is not very musical. Rythmic, yes, sometimes melodic, but how much emotion is conveyed through his tunes? Vai is very technical in his playing, yet somehow he manages to convey an enormous amount of feeling and emotion into his compositions.
I would encourage you to refrain from implying that I am not educated. I am quite versed in music and the history of music. I have played guitar for over 15 years. I also suggest that you check out some Trower. He says so much with so little. He is provocative with out having to blast out twenty million notes per measure. I enjoy shredding guitar players, but to suggest that Mr. Carrol is somehow the deity of guitar is kind of ridiculous given the vastness of the guitar universe.