How do I want the audience to feel when they leave? Steve Vai talks about touring the world, guitar techniques, Frank Zappa and the Vai Academy.
ENTERTAINMENT DRIVE-THRU PRESENTS
Why he started playing guitar
What musical made him want to compose?
Which band made him want to play rock guitar?
Different types of vibrato
Why the handle on the guitar?
What to expect from the new CD and DVD
Went up to a piano and played a note
It´s a wonderful creative process
Age 6, this kid was 9 and playing the electric guitar. that was the coolest thing ever
Every time I played music it was like Freedom. A safe little treasure chest
when i heard West Side Story i knew i wanted to compose.
When I heard Led Zeppelin I wanted to play rock guitar
When i heard that guitar solo ( on Heartbreaker by Led Zeppelin). Also Black Dog!
It looked sexy! (Circular Vibrato)
I used to practice naked
I really responded to stage performance
I don´t like to take things to seriously!
It´s about how the audience felt when they walked away
I try to do the best I can with the tools I have
JEM, That guitar was bigger than me in a sense.
What can I do that is a little bizarre
We played places no American has played before
We were in Ukraine when the war is happening.
We love touring, we love playing
Tour diary became 3 hours and 40 minutes
What it´s like to tour?
I love people watching
It brings you closer to the world
If you´re a songwriter you need to have a publishing company
I can´t believe how lucky I am to have played with Frank Zappa
Frank never said anything unnecessary
I´ve been going to Iceland since the 80s
That country is such a rich country in culture. They´re vivid
one of my favorite stops on the tour. It´s unique
I wanted to bring something special
I enjoy the teaching process
I do play with every student
Most people don´t know how pickup works and how it affects the guitar
Find the thing that is most exciting to you
“Keep your publishing” Frank Zappa
SONG OF THE SHOW
“Stillness in Motion” Live from LA by Steve Vai