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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!!!
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 26, 2018, 10:55:48 am
The Steve Vai Guitar Method - Episode 5 - Legato


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wpnHIMF780

By far the best episode yet.
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 26, 2018, 11:23:14 am
YES!

I wish sometimes they'd just add up one long video...but beggars can't be choosers

:)
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 26, 2018, 11:25:55 am
sometimes I do those "trill" exercises...man you can feel the burn if you do it long enough!! 
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 26, 2018, 07:54:06 pm
Dweezil Zappa & Steve Vai - The Guitar Lessons Full Movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQbVmt4i1VY


This 'fly-on-the-wall' conversation is awesome.
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 27, 2018, 09:26:50 am
I will be that fly this morning.  Great find!!

I should have jams for you by Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. I ended up doing the most easiest Ryan jams first. I was so burned out from the other job...i needed a small break from grinding!
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 27, 2018, 09:55:29 am
it's really funny because I have 3-5 notebooks just like that from that era that have that exact same stuff in it. (not literally the exact but that first page
they show and even the handwriting looks frighteningly familiar!!)

so funny how even when you are from a super famous family and have one of the greatest guitarists as your teacher...it's so similar.

I wish they'd do a 2 hour movie...I'd so watch it a million times!!

(and hey as a bonus feature...include the lessons in that book!!)

Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 27, 2018, 09:59:35 am
dude the name of this thread is so perfect for Vai...he's been a teacher and student his whole life.

amazing man.
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 27, 2018, 10:04:05 am
How does Dweezil only have 769 subscribers??

I just subscribed.

damn man...people are nuts.

OH revelation mother earth....great choice Dweezil!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on January 27, 2018, 10:06:57 am
might as well throw this up here....sort of the evolution on the Zappa to Vai BACK to Zappa thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dKh4PRio8g

enjoy!
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 03, 2018, 09:31:21 pm
Captain Meets Guitar God Steve Vai!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1DIFfHvcqo&t=1417s

I watched the first 30 minutes last night. Gonna finish watching the second half now.....The Cap is clearly starstruck and rightly so.
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on April 04, 2018, 07:29:57 am
I saw that pop up as a suggestion last night when I was watching something on YouTube. Oh it was Dweezil Zappa stuff!!  I was going to post a link here but I knew for sure you'd have already seen it!!  Haha.  I've not watched it yet I will maybe give it a roll today!!  I don't worry so much about Anderton videos getting pulled down!!  I kind of have a hunch I know how the interviews going to go because Vai generally tends to say the same thing.  Hopefully the captain has some good questions that will pull him in a different direction!!
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on April 05, 2018, 11:58:38 am
ok popping this on now...have you listened to it yet?

what did you think??

I can't wait!  (actually waiting is over...because it's going on now!!)
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on April 05, 2018, 03:44:39 pm
man.

Vai rules

what a brilliant man.

Have you listened to it yet?  I am only about 20 minutes in and want to start it over just to savor every word.

like a good porno.

;)

 ;D
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on April 05, 2018, 03:56:38 pm
DUDE this is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

good.

I need a therapy couch to listen

hahahahahahahaha
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 06, 2018, 06:43:03 pm
Yes, it's a fantastic interview. I've always said that Vai is one of the very best and most entertaining people to listen to in any interview. He and Dave Grohl are at the very top in that regard.
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on April 07, 2018, 05:24:51 pm
Vai rules....but I am about to spin the flip side of the coin.

that said.

Nikki Sixx seems like a sweetheart.

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

to keep this on a Vai tip./....been learning this on guitar...albeit pretty crappy.

:)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4HS8Dg8gog
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 08, 2018, 10:57:21 pm
Nikki is awesome. He's actually one of the coolest rockstars I've ever met. He actually listens to you when you're having a conversation, which is something that doesn't happen a whole lot with Rockers in general.
Title: Re: The GURU of VAI
Post by: boyinblack80 on April 09, 2018, 07:34:58 am
I remember you saying that.  Nikki seems like a genuinely kind soul.  It's amazing he had such an animal in him back in the Motley Crue heyday. I'm almost nervous to read the dirt because I don't want it to blow my image of him now.  Ha!

I follow Slash on Instagram and he really seems like a cool guy too.  He loves art and posting funny things. Like sci-fi ,fantasy, and horror art it's really funny.  He's as geeked out on that stuff as Kirk Hammett, and John 5