Yngwie is the fastest guitar player to ever have a successful career. Other gys play fast but have never made the money that Yngwie had or become as famous to the mainstream as he has. Yngwie has a mansion in Miaminand owns FOUR Ferraris! That's THE AMERICAN DREAM! To be a shred guitarist who plays exactly the kind of music he wants to play, never sold out and still became a millionaire!!! Meanwhile th either guys who could play as fast as him like Shawn Lane who died broke or others who barely get by...Tony Macalpine was a big name shredder in the day but now his medical bills have bankrupted him because apparently he could never even afford health insurance. That's very tragic. I'm proud of Yngwie for making big money by doing things his own way and never compromising his vision. He never played anything that sounds unlike him, as if he were playing something commercial just for the money. Every album he shreds and does his neoclassical inspired solos!
Lol @ Yngwie being as good guitarist as he once was.
"You never lose chops" that the single most silly thing I've read this week. Yes you do if you don't practice enough.
You can take that up with Al Di Mieola. He said it. He also said sweep picking is cheating, so take what he says with a grain of salt. Personally I do think that it's possible to lose chops, such as if you go without playing guitar for a long time, however, whatever chops you once had will come back extremely quickly with relatively little time spent practicing because of muscle memory. So he's at least right in the sense that if your chops start to go away, it will not take nearly as long to regain them as it took to initially gain them. Whatever Yngwie could ever do that he can't do now (if anything), he could require the ability to do it in a relatively short amount of time.
Case in point: Dave Mustaine literally couldn't play guitar anymore after a hangliding accident. He had to hire a guitar teacher to teach him to to play again. Obviously he relearned his chops in a very very short amount of time compared to what it took him to learn it initially. Yngwie had a car accident in the mid 80's and to a lesser extent he also had to re-learn how to play, which he clearly did since his most ambitious project ever - the one with the orchestra - was done years after the car accident which almost killed him.
Last Edit: Feb 1, 2016 11:46:28 GMT -6 by blackjack