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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-07-2003, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Want to learn a Vai song. Can you reccomend me a good one.

Ok I want to learn a Vai song but I want to learn one that is almost straight guitar with band. I want to try to avoid the songs he wrote that has 4 guitar parts and backwards guitars and no weird idosyncratics that are impossible to play unless your Vai. Like the pulling of the string off the fretboard to get the note to go up 21 frets or something. So throw out some suggestions. Thanks!
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-07-2003, 09:47 PM
 
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Alien Love Secrets stuff is as straight as you're gonna get with Mr. Vai, I'd suggest trying there! Die to Live isn't terrible (though certainly not easy!), and most of those tunes are 1 or 2 tracks of guitar. Good luck on whatever you decide!
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post #3 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-08-2003, 12:38 AM
 
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Some of the songs on the 7th song are good...they're the typical single lead guitar part to a constant rhythm.
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post #4 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-08-2003, 12:42 AM
 
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I just recorded a nice little lead track, IMHO, on the Crying Machine. Fairly simple but nice.
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post #5 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-08-2003, 08:39 AM
 
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"viv woman" from flex-able.

it's a great great riff, it's a power trio song throughout, it rocks the most, and it's not too difficult.

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post #6 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-08-2003, 09:21 AM
 
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sisters, for the love of god, anything off alien love secrets. they'd be best.
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post #7 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-08-2003, 10:07 AM
 
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My vote goes to crying machine.


great tune, inspiring, nice melody, sounds wicked even though he's not playing anything too tough.

Not weird stuff, well, maybe one whammy bar dip that will be tricky at first, but that's it.
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post #8 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-08-2003, 08:25 PM
 
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if your just learning one for a laugh learn liberty its short and sweet.
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post #9 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-09-2003, 01:00 AM
 
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Liberty?


Oh geez, good luck with the scale at the end! pheew!
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post #10 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-09-2003, 05:57 AM
 
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Warm Regards (I think) is the last song on Fire Garden... fairly easy and slow to start off with.
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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-10-2003, 04:46 PM
 
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ALS all the way baby die 2 live for instance
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post #12 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-11-2003, 08:26 PM
 
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true... die to live is a 'relatively' easy one to start with.

ive never attempted that run at the end of liberty.. i feel the challenge now... lol ... might give it a go tomorrow if I can find my paw book. Im sure ill give up when i see it though.

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post #13 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-14-2003, 06:02 AM
 
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Hand on Heart is a nice one - beautiful melody and not too tough for the most part, apart from that fairly insane tapping lick in the solo.

Otherwise I'd say Crying Machine. Again, nice melody and only one tricky bit.

Sisters isn't good for me - take away my pick and I go all to pieces.
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sisters, for the love of god, anything off alien love secrets. they'd be best.
Ummm...... they're not from alien love secrets , lol.
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post #15 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-17-2003, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ok, I lookd over The Crying Machine. Not going too happen. So what's the easiest Vai song out there?
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