A friend of mine showed me this I thought it was really cool.
And yeah... that dude is definitely soiling himself. :rofl: And jabbering aimlessly. Can't say I wouldn't.13 minutes in. This is fucking awkward.
I can confirm this. I took a "VIP" (restricted group) lesson from Paul Gilbert the first tour he offered them. Everyone seems to be doing these sessions now! Anyway, I was just as awkward as this dude. He's a great player, though, holding up really well in front of his idol. I went totally hamfisted in front of Gilbert, who then complimented me on my bungling tremolo picking. Ouch.I think it would be twice as awkward sitting in front of him trying to play.
We must have seen different videos because there was a ton that guy could learn and Satriani hinted at a lot of it. It requires a lot more than he can do in an hour and he gave him some very constructive feedback.Actually, I meant both of them. Satch asked what the guy can do, and the guy tears it up playing Satch Boogie. It's pretty clear from that point there's not a lot of technique Satch can teach him (Satch is hardly a technique monster), save for some idiosyncrasies (which is what the guy asked about).
Satch then goes on to pick apart his playing, picking up on pretty inconsequential stuff, whilst spouting a load of mostly nonsense platitudes. They're both pretty good humoured about it, but it was awkward from start to finish.
Check out his newest, hearing Satch with a killer band backing him is an experience. I've not been a fan of his last few for precicely the same reasons (pretty much from SBM on, though Prof. Satchafunkus whatever had some good tracks on it), but this one absolutely owns.I really lapped up the video (saw it a few days ago), for me it shows how much Satch is the "real deal" as a guru. I was once a huge fan of his. But then I found his music became increasingly repetitive and lacking in focus. In fact, the only time I've seen Satch live was to catch Gilbert opening for him in London, and I found Joe's set dragged on terribly (he did over two hours and I was just willing it to end).