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OBSERVE HOW TO PLAY ROCK GUITAR!!!
on 6 April 2004
I've been waiting a long time to see this DVD and its amazing!! its amazing to see the same six strings, the same notes, same instrument, but interpreted in totally different ways!
but, and its a big but, i was dissapointed in one main thing.
joe satriani played 5 songs, yngwie malmsteen played 5 songs, but steve vai only gave us 3?? aren't we worthy anymore? the three songs given on the dvd was a major dissapointment. the original G3 video was a better performance! im glad though that he played three songs not found on the first G3 and his new DVD.
anyone that does not have a clue who he is and watches this DVD will obviously think that steve vai isn't all that, and may forgo them watching the live at the astoria dvd, or anything else he's done.
i'd give the dvd "5" if it weren't for that. but in terms of joe satriani: excellent as usual! malmsteen, regardless of what people say, brilliant! yngwie is so used to playing his way, what he wants, and when he wants, i was really glad to see him be a musician. in the "jam" section, he doesn't play all the time, but actually stops himself in favour of the other, and for the song!! wow! we can all learn something from that!!
my advice: check out the joe satriani live dvd, and the steve vai live at the astoria dvd FIRST, then go for this one.