Guitar World Presents Steve Vai's Guitar Workout (Anglais) Broché – 14 octobre 2013
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The only thing that I think would be better is if there was a clearer explanation of how to plan out or schedule the 10 hour and 30 hour workouts. They are each labeled as such, but then the exercises and descriptions of how to do them are presented with no real idea of how to schedule your 10 or 30 hour workouts. Obviously you wouldn't do 30 hours straight, but since it is labeled as "30 hour" it would be nice to know if the 30 hours is intended to be done in as short a time as possible, or over the period of a few weeks.
Otherwise, the book and the exercises within are highly recommended.
Where to start?! Vai may seem as one with the guitar, but he certainly paid the price (made the investment). While most kids were outside playing and causing trouble, little Stevie Vai was practicing upward of 10 hours per day. I won't list every idea found in the manual, and brief mention may make some seem trite, but there is a lot going on in just 38 pages. One idea is to discover unusual chord voicings by way of inversion (a chord is voiced so that any of its notes other than the root is the lowest/bass note), such as progressing from Gmaj7 to Gmaj7/B, then to Gmaj7/D and then Gmaj7/F# - then lay down some backing tracks in a genre you're not used to (e.g., jazz, country, blue grass) and then solo over it. Just that one exercise involves a lot of thought and challenge, which most guitarists don't do as they often remain within a comfortable zone.
Steve also works on emotional skills by trying to mimic a spoken word or phrase, trying to match rhythms of syllables and vowels within his playing. But he later breaks lose with finger exercises that begin slowly then intensifies as he incorporates linear and angular runs, hammer-ons and pull-offs, working alternate fingers, tapping, sweeping and integrating multiple picking methods. Other simple ideas become complex as Vai recommends working strumming techniques in the genres of straight rock, R&B, reggae, ska, blues shuffles, etc., and then learning to improvise chords by playing a conventional or familiar chord, then alternating one note at a time among different frets (while also using open strings, wide finger stretches, natural harmonics, notes fretted with the picking hand, etc.), and then creating your own unique chord library. Vai also recommends, among dozens of other ideas in the manual, how to practice and experiment with vibrato, bending notes, harmonics and whammy bar stunts, each of which can consume hours of experimentation. Consequently, it's important to realize that Vai's "30-Hour Guitar Workout" may involve all the ideas he has presented in the Guitar World articles, but it does not mean that he applied all the possibilities of all the ideas (rather, each block of time involved a focus on a particular discipline that could run off into any direction).
Steve Vai's "Guitar Workout" is destined to be one of those resources you pull from the shelves regularly. There are so many ideas and directions one can follow to hone playing speed and quality, as well as solidifying theoretical information that it's easy to forget all that's within the pages. As well each idea can be so expansive that you can invest far many more hours to its discipline than Vai suggests. In that regard, once pitfall to this manual may be that an idea is explained with an example, but not elaborated upon beyond that. For example, Vai recommends focusing on sensitivity for an hour, which involves vibrato, trills, etc. Although he provides an example, the real exercise must come from the player (you) in terms of what you want to play and how you will express your emotions in that passage. He also gives an example of sweep picking through various chords, but to work in other keys and other chord selections... Well, that's something you will need to figure out. Consequently, if you are a lazy player and don't want to invest the time into applying the ideas toward how vast those ideas can evolve, then you may be disappointed and will want to wait for someone to take the 38 pages of ideas and expand it into a 380-page book that expands all those ideas accordingly.