2/18/08

Joe Satriani - Surfing with the Alien - Best Guitar Instrumental


Satriani is widely recognized as a technically highly advanced rock guitarist. He has mastered many performance techniques on the instrument, including two-handed tapping, sweep-picking, volume swells, harmonics, and extreme whammy bar effects. One of his trademark compositional traits is the use of Pitch Axis Theory which he applies with a variety of modes. Satriani approaches scales and soloing differently. Instead of practicing his scales in positions he practices his scales one string at a time. He calls this technique ‘linear scales’. Satriani falls into the category of guitar virtuosos who primarily achieve speed through hammer-ons and pull-offs (like Allan Holdsworth), as opposed to guitarists who include lines with very rapid alternate picking of every note in their playing (like Al Di Meola, Yngwie Malmsteen,or Michael Angelo Batio).
Satriani has endorsed Ibanez's JS Series guitars, and Peavey's JSX amplifier. Both lines were designed specifically as signature products for Satriani.

Joe Satriani website http://www.satriani.com/2004/

Joe Satriani - Surfing with the Alien

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Joe Satriani - Surfing with the Alien - Best Guitar Instrumental

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