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KVRian
1420 posts since 27 Aug, 2004

Post Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:03 am

https://www.musicradar.com/news/steve-v ... 20-minutes

Steve Vai injured himself and needed surgery after holding a difficult chord and ”meditating on” it for 20 minutes
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KVRAF
5728 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Far From the Twisted Reach of Crazy Sorrow

Post Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:35 am

Never did that, even on acid...
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addled muppet weed
77037 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:33 pm

sounds more like an excuse for "i pulled a muscle massaging my prostate" :shrug:

KVRAF
2461 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from Central NY

Post Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:41 pm

vurt wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:33 pm
sounds more like an excuse for "i pulled a muscle massaging my prostate" :shrug:
Well that would have been ok. He just shouldn't have done it for twenty minutes straight! :lol:
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KVRian
1195 posts since 16 May, 2020 from a skip somewhere in yorkshire

Post Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:38 pm

mumpcake wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:03 am
https://www.musicradar.com/news/steve-v ... 20-minutes

Steve Vai injured himself and needed surgery after holding a difficult chord and ”meditating on” it for 20 minutes
What's wrong with the guy, I heard he used to practice 10 hours a day, he should be able to hold a difficult chord for at least one hour. Bloody amateur.

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KVRAF
12660 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:32 am

Have you read the full article, Henry?

He was doing something he was not used to doing: playing the acoustical guitar, which was more difficult than he thought. He's used to endure pain, but now failed to respond to complaints of his body when the body says enough is enough. That's what happens when there's no teacher around to correct a wrong posture.

I heard some of his tracks he recorded after meditating and not eating for several days, to get in the right mood for that solo.

On a side note, he developed a trigger finger. That usually goes away with enough rest. Him needing surgery says enough about how bad the injury was.

Another side story: after breaking the pinky of my left hand (stupid bike riding accident) that tendon developed Dupuytren's syndrome. After two operations (cut in the hand of 5 cm, removing connective tissue) the doctors and I gave up. My left pink cannot be stretched further than an arc of 45 degrees. No issues in playing the guitar, but stretching span is limited. No more stretched-9 chords like in "Every Breath You Take" by the Police (at least: without cheating). Oh, too bad...
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KVRian
1224 posts since 10 Oct, 2018

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:47 am

That moment when Steve Vai got relevant :hihi:

KVRian
1195 posts since 16 May, 2020 from a skip somewhere in yorkshire

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:10 am

BertKoor wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:32 am
Have you read the full article, Henry?

He was doing something he was not used to doing: playing the acoustical guitar, which was more difficult than he thought. He's used to endure pain, but now failed to respond to complaints of his body when the body says enough is enough. That's what happens when there's no teacher around to correct a wrong posture.

I heard some of his tracks he recorded after meditating and not eating for several days, to get in the right mood for that solo.

On a side note, he developed a trigger finger. That usually goes away with enough rest. Him needing surgery says enough about how bad the injury was.

Another side story: after breaking the pinky of my left hand (stupid bike riding accident) that tendon developed Dupuytren's syndrome. After two operations (cut in the hand of 5 cm, removing connective tissue) the doctors and I gave up. My left pink cannot be stretched further than an arc of 45 degrees. No issues in playing the guitar, but stretching span is limited. No more stretched-9 chords like in "Every Breath You Take" by the Police (at least: without cheating). Oh, too bad...
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