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Title: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 05, 2018, 01:40:09 pm
let's do this....so many amazing Steve Vai lessons on Youtube...so much wisdom and not only guitar knowledge but just approaches to mastery of an artistic skill and creativity.

Here's a few to start it off...this can be our one stop Steve Vai guitar lesson center...and I think it will be bad ass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmiAEXbC6bA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3kxw7ufvyI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5Pn4LMJ9ZM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5D0FfQkDWg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFowXaMFPCg

great first set....and I will continue to add to this thread...as so should YOU!




Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 05, 2018, 02:41:44 pm
Addressing the "Brotherhood" of the guitar.

interesting lesson and a lot of fundamental thought processes on playing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hsv03rsB0k

That Pedal Order Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djA3ZG3dHj0

40 minute lesson...not even sure I've seen this one...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-dOKmwSicw

cool series:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBINGNIFnGI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G3zDCf8Mzc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCVcSimXgdk
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 05, 2018, 02:51:56 pm
Nice thread. I hear that Joe Satriani just joined Penny Can just to soak up all the knowledge here.
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 05, 2018, 02:53:23 pm
Steve Vai vs Ralph Macchio Epic Guitar Battle (Crossroads Duel)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqdL36VKbMQ

FYI, ya can't have a Vai thread without having the Crossroads Duel that started it all (in the public's mind that is).
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 05, 2018, 03:11:44 pm
hahahaha I love it.

welcome Mr Satriani!!

hahahahahaha

man I am learning so much.  I am going to use all this advice but for art and drawing....really dig in and get some new mojo.
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 05, 2018, 03:13:55 pm
funny story.

one time my dad came over YEARS ago and I happened to be listening to Vai.

he goes out of the blue...this sounds like that scene in CROSSROADS.  I was floored because the movie was like 15 years old at the time...and
it's not like he knows Vai or what makes him unique.  I was really impressed but my dad actually has always been a BIG music fan but more like the British blues and early rock
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 05, 2018, 03:30:32 pm
Cool story about your Dad.
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 05, 2018, 03:39:17 pm
apparently Steve Vai was once Buckethead.  ;)

(http://assets6.realradioxs.co.uk/2015/24/steve-vai---bee-keeping-1434646067-view-1.jpg)

actually his hobby is bee keeping.  I knew I needed to add one thing to my "get awesome" plan.

note to self....gather bees and wear yellow.

:)
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 05, 2018, 05:56:27 pm
Hahaha
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 06, 2018, 12:12:08 pm
Modern Primitive which Vai says is his favorite album he's done (and touring for the 30 anniversary of Passion and Warfare) he said most fans agreed.

I will say I do not like the first track very much but this playlist looks to have them all on it. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UimYiaFfnqE&list=PLpu9wr5kdyTNnEVAtjPeq60KivUPEgaGi

and this ties in directly with that tour and this album release:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9v1QyrJiq8
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 06, 2018, 12:15:13 pm
I just checked those two new guitar lesson videos Vai has up...you caught those crazy frets!  great eye.

I totally didn't notice that...although in my defense I was working and only listening!!

Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 06, 2018, 12:35:25 pm
rocking this right now.

"I know that hard luck and trouble is coming my way...so rock me til I burn to the bone...rock me til I burn to the bone.....rock me til I BURNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN.

to the bone.

hahahah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFZpR0o2z-M
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 06, 2018, 01:00:49 pm
Steve has his fave and I have mine. Bar none...Passion and Warfare takes top prize.

As for the Frets, those aren't new. I actually saw them maybe 2-3 years ago in another video of his. He may have had them longer than that, but that's when I noticed them for the first time.
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 06, 2018, 01:12:41 pm
my guitar has frets on the BACK of the neck

take that

;)
 ;D
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 12, 2018, 09:12:41 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1e200ORao8
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 13, 2018, 08:44:41 am
I knew you were gonna post Episode 3! Ya beat me to it.
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 13, 2018, 10:45:05 am
I normally check my subscriptions each morning for long videos (any content) just to have something new to work to.
I get sooooooooooooooo bored with stuff and really anything new that catches my interest (and hopefully is long) will do.

saw this and we had the thread so it was a must do.

:)

Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 19, 2018, 10:08:11 am
The Steve Vai Guitar Method - Episode 4 - Vibrato

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuRS_hQLLRg

Episode 4 is Steve talking about how all he will be doing this weekend is hitting refresh on YouTube, waiting for Vinnie Vincent content to arrive.
 ;D
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 19, 2018, 01:07:21 pm
sweet!!!