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Joe Satriani


Instrumental rock guitarist and teacher, and a recognized virtuoso rock guitarist.
Joe Satriani
I've always spent a lot of time on my records with what I think were unique rhythmic approaches ... but no one ever writes about your rhythm playing
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Guitars are fun. There are plenty of different kinds to play. They look cool. They sound cool. Don't *you* want to play guitar?
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There's a fine line between giving the sense of freedom and being too free.




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When you think about where guitar playing is going today...: it's going everywhere at the same time.
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When these guitar mags bring up that stuff up and say such and such came up with this and that which is pushing the boundaries, I just say, "let's step back for a minute and admit something: nothing has happened for the last 100 years." And it's okay. It's not a bad thing ... We're all working with "tools" that have been in existence for the last 100 years and there hadn't been a new "tool" for a long long time.
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I've always done "the wrong thing" and had a pretty wonderful time doing it.
Joe Satriani
...Is the greatest guitar player in the world.
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When you hear an instrumental song someone is singing over, you know right away it's wrong.
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I'll tell you one thing: I will always play the sh** out of my guitar.
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I assume most guitar players are like me. They're playing, having fun; then they get a magazine in the mail that says "Shred Is Dead" and they say, "What the Hell?" They throw it away and keep on playing.
Joe Satriani
Mozart was a freaky kind of shredder.




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I write the songs first and in most cases teach myself the technique second.
Joe Satriani
Basic anatomy. That has got to be the ongoing frustration: Why can't my fingers do what I want them to do? Not being able to play what I hear in my head that is the ultimate source of frustration.
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I think it's quite painfully obvious when someone's practicing through an amp, as opposed to someone who's really laying down some stuff that just happens to be fast.
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Song ideas have come to me in the middle of interviews, in the shower, or while I'm writing another song.
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If someone can relate my guitar solo to an exercise in a book ... that's no fun at all.
Joe Satriani
I'm ready to take the heat.
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Sounds cool. Looks cool. Feels cool.
Joe Satriani
My first [guitar] lessons lasted two weeks and it was "Jingle Bells." It didn't make any sense at all. I wanted to know how to play like Hendrix...
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Solos I kind of [couldn't] care less about. I know most people probably think that's what I care most about, but it's really the melody playing that is the cornerstone of what I'm working on.


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