actually igniting a fans hair. Nevertheless, he continued playing. At around 5:16, when Herman performed a "dive bomb" effect, the croud noticed the guitars strings to have actually "bent" into the top 20 frets. The croud suspected they were just seeing things, but by around 5:32, the bend had become bigger, and Herman's own hair started getting sucked into what seemed to be, -quote- "A mini vortex of awesomeness" As the solo continued, the hole got larger and larger, but the headbanging got stronger and stronger, until a little child was actually sucked out of his mothers arms and launched into the hole.
-"I just so Herman Li'ed the song" Meaning you hit absolutely every note in a Dragonforce song while being drunk.
-"You so just got Herman Li'ed" Meaning as in a guitar duel, you got absolutely annihalated by Herman Li or Jesus.
The word Herman Li cannot be used by many, as it is almost impossible to play anywhere near half as fast and good as him.
Guy 2: Ok now watch this live video on Youtube!!
Guy 1: Shit so they can only play decent guitar in the studio?!
Guy 2: Thats right :) so if you really want true talent go Listen to Paul Gilbert Instead.
The Herman Li is the epitome of a horrible guitar player. Those who try to kid themselves by thinking they can play guitar, who hide their true abilites by overlaying with delay, or who walk around with a sort of cock eyed I-am-a-rockstar attitdue may be dubbed a Herman Li.
A live performance is the key in identifying Herman Li's. Those who cannot play what they claim to or what they have recorded are considered Herman Li's.
Nobody wants to be a Herman Li. It is the ultimate slap in the face to your musical skills. AVOID AT ALL COSTS to be a Herman Li, and by no means necessary may one play through the equipment the actual Herman Li uses or play the same material he plays.
The Herman Li is only cheating himself from real guitar playing. Do not be fooled by the phony guitar playing or egotistic antics. Unfortunatly if one is dubbed a Herman Li one can never be anything else, and that is just too bad.
You: Ya. That guy is a total Herman Li. He can't play at all. I could give a chimp that same guitar and he would be able to play with more skill.
Even if he could play that fast he still isn't a good guitarist. He is ok, none of his riffs are that great, most attention doesn't come from his skill but his "speed".
Metalhead: Shut the fuck up.