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09/16/2004 4:57 am
ok.. lets talk about some Vai here...

to start off...

in one of his compositions called "For the Love of God"
he says "walking the fine line between Pagan and Christian"
waht the heck is he talking about? do any of u guys know?

and do u guys thinking he has his own unique style of music?
kinda like semi-blues-fusion-classic-instrumental?
sounds a little alieanish doesnt it?

and... is Vai Christian? and does he use other modes than Lydian and Mixolydian for tapping solos??

AND>>.... most importantly

lol... do u know anywhere i can get tabs for "i know You're here" from teh G3 live from Denver?

http://www.epicrecords.com/g3/quicktime/steve.html

theres a link above, a live cut of that song..l.
u guys can try to tab it if you want.. please...
haha ...
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09/19/2004 6:27 am
Originally Posted by: kpxmikey89ok.. lets talk about some Vai here...

to start off...

in one of his compositions called "For the Love of God"
he says "walking the fine line between Pagan and Christian"
waht the heck is he talking about? do any of u guys know?[/QUOTE]
My guess is that it was just something cool to say. I think when he's referring to God in the title it's more of just a song for people who believe in a higher power, you know. It's purposefully vague and left open to interpretation.


Originally Posted by: kpxmikey89
and do u guys thinking he has his own unique style of music?
kinda like semi-blues-fusion-classic-instrumental?
sounds a little alieanish doesnt it?[/QUOTE]
Vai's a world class musician his music is top-notch and incorporates pieces of every style into his own unique blend. A truely talented musician indeed.


[QUOTE=kpxmikey89]
and... is Vai Christian? and does he use other modes than Lydian and Mixolydian for tapping solos??

Vai follows an eastern religion known as Santmat. As for his tapping solos I'm not sure I've never analyzed them all, but he is awfully fond of the mixolydian mode, that's for sure.


[QUOTE=kpxmikey89]
AND>>.... most importantly

lol... do u know anywhere i can get tabs for "i know You're here" from teh G3 live from Denver?

http://www.epicrecords.com/g3/quicktime/steve.html

theres a link above, a live cut of that song..l.
u guys can try to tab it if you want.. please...
haha ...

I too tried looking up that tab without any luck, it'd be kinda hard to play without a triple-neck guitar anyways. Here's a picture I snapped of him playing that song live when I saw him in Pittsburgh last November.



Take it easy dude, glad to see another Vai fan out there.
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09/19/2004 8:15 pm
Vai is amazing, but you've got to go straight to the source.........Satriani dude!!!!
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09/19/2004 8:23 pm
Originally Posted by: KhrizzVai is amazing, but you've got to go straight to the source.........Satriani dude!!!!


Hahaha, ANOTHER Satriani follower! Rock on, dude!
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09/19/2004 10:24 pm
Originally Posted by: kpxmikey89
sounds a little alieanish doesnt it?



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09/19/2004 11:11 pm
That album cover scares the hell out of me every time I see it...ugh...so freaky looking...
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09/19/2004 11:12 pm
The two of them oscillate with respect to who's my favorite guitarist. I would never dream of putting one of those guys down, or trying to figure out who's the best. That'd be like a Christian trying to see who's better between God and Jesus.
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09/19/2004 11:15 pm
Originally Posted by: LeedoggThat'd be like a Christian trying to see who's better between God and Jesus.


I'm Christian, and I would have to say God...I mean, he's God...
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09/20/2004 12:33 am
Talk about some confusion there.

Scene 1: Little Jesus and his friend Timmyopolous are playing a game in the streets.

Jesus: Hey Timmyopolus.
Timmy: Hey Jesus.
Jesus: Wanna come over to my house for dinner tonight?
Timmy: You bet Jesus.
Jesus: Cool beans dude, you can meet my dad...me. I'm my only begotten son.
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09/20/2004 3:14 am
Originally Posted by: LeedoggTalk about some confusion there.

Scene 1: Little Jesus and his friend Timmyopolous are playing a game in the streets.

Jesus: Hey Timmyopolus.
Timmy: Hey Jesus.
Jesus: Wanna come over to my house for dinner tonight?
Timmy: You bet Jesus.
Jesus: Cool beans dude, you can meet my dad...me. I'm my only begotten son.


Umm...I'd really, really, really, really prefer that this thread doesn't turn into a religious debate. I'm just gonna say that some sects of Christianity have alternative beliefs to the "Holy Trinity three-in-one" doctrine, and I belong to one of those sects. That's it, let's go back to Vai.
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09/20/2004 3:39 am
Vai is Jesus!

Nah, not really. Jesus would have figured out how to get radio play by now.
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09/20/2004 3:39 am
Fair enough, I apoligize if I've offended you or anyone else. I should've used a little more tact there I guess. The holy trinity concept confuses me to no end, but I agree back to Vai. Hope we can still be pals.
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09/20/2004 3:41 am
Originally Posted by: HammurabiVai is Jesus!

Nah, not really. Jesus would have figured out how to get radio play by now.


Hahaha, good one dude.
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09/20/2004 3:43 am
Originally Posted by: LeedoggFair enough, I apoligize if I've offended you or anyone else. I should've used a little more tact there I guess. The holy trinity concept confuses me to no end, but I agree back to Vai. Hope we can still be pals.


hahaha, no no offense was taken, I made sure to end it before some Jackass came in and was like "god suxors!!! adn u cna go too hlel! dum@$$!" like those idiots who flame normally do.

THE BAND IS JUST FANTASTIC THAT'S REALLY WHAT I THINK.
OH BY THE WAY, WHICH ONE'S PINK?
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09/20/2004 4:08 am
How long did you have to mash the space bar to get that smiley?



















:o
Oh I see, the "enter" key not the space bar.
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09/20/2004 4:10 am
I didn't BUT I LAUGH AT YOUR IGNORANCE!!!
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09/27/2004 9:40 pm
Hendrix is my Buddah......
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09/28/2004 12:35 am
Steve vai is my fav guitar

not because I think he´s the best player, but because I can identify whith his style, you now that way to play full of creativity, passion and attitude (oh yeah!) :cool: mainly in the 7th song album
and I like to play his songs too cuz its challengefull
oh and I must to say that satch and hendrix break the bank too :D
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10/03/2004 7:51 pm
I've not heard much of vai really...God knows I've tried, but in every attempt I seem to falter to nothing. I hear he's good. As for the lyric, I'd assume it to be veering towards the agnostic side of things, a state of neutrality maybe. Hell I don't know, I suck when it comes to understanding lyrics.
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