17 Dec

India 2017

Hey Folks, 

The show in Pune India on Dec 9, 2017 was magical as was the show on October 28th in Meghalaya. I usually wouldn’t travel to as far away a place as India for a one-off show, but I’ve always wanted to perform in India and myself and the band are ecstatic over the whole trip in general. Traveling through India is a unique experience itself, and it was such a nice surprise to see the legions of music loving fans who attended this festival. 

Deep appreciation to all who worked so hard to put this show on, to all the bands that contributed to this amazing festival, to my band, crew and management… who in one week slept less than perhaps any other tour we ever embarked on, to the incomparable Mohini Dey who joined us on stage for a jam at both shows and totally tore it up, and especially to the fans for their incredibly warm support. 

For us it was a perfect convergence. In my minds eye I can go back to that last show and look out over the connected audience, the beautiful evening air, the excellent sound that the stage offered, the feeling of the music flowing through us as a band and into the audience. When I do this, I find myself swooning in the delicious realm of pure appreciation. 


Photos by Vicram Chandrasekar

18 Dec

Alien Guitar Secrets Masterclasses 2018

A short series of masterclasses have been scheduled for Europe in March 2018:


March 10th – Larvik (Norway) – Larvik Gitar Festival (sold out) – http://www.larvikgitarfestival.com/

March 12th – Espoo (Finland) – Sellosali – 7.00 pm – tickets

March 13th – Zoetermeer (Netherlands) – De Boerderij – 8.00 pm  – tickets  Yasi Hofer will open for this class.

March 14th – Guildford (UK) – The Mandolay Hotel – 8.00 pm – [ … Read More ]

17 Dec

India 2017

Hey Folks, 

The show in Pune India on Dec 9, 2017 was magical as was the show on October 28th in Meghalaya. I usually wouldn’t travel to as far away a place as India for a one-off show, but I’ve always wanted to perform in India and myself and the band are ecstatic over the whole trip in general. Traveling through India is a unique experience itself, and it was such a nice [ … Read More ]

25 Sep

Zappa Hologram tour

A day doesn’t pass that I don’t think about Frank. Nothing could, or ever will take his place in the hearts of the fans, his family and the musicians that have toured with him and loved him… Nothing, and we all know that.

When I was invited to contribute to 3-4 shows of a potential Zappa hologram tour I thought… this could be odd, but another part of me felt this could also be pretty [ … Read More ]

 For all upcoming shows, check our tourdates page

Steve Vai

Tour: Alien Guitar Secrets 2018
03/10/18 http://www.vai.com Steve Vai in Larvik, Norway
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Larvik Gitar Festival Sold Out
03/12/18 http://www.vai.com Steve Vai in Espoo, Finland
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03/13/18 http://www.vai.com Steve Vai in Zoetermeer, Netherlands
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De Boerderij Opening by Yasi Hofer
03/14/18 http://www.vai.com Steve Vai in Guildford, United Kingdom
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The Mandolay Hotel
03/15/18 http://www.vai.com Steve Vai in Madrid, Spain
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03/17/18 http://www.vai.com Steve Vai in Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg
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03/19/18 http://www.vai.com Steve Vai in Valletta, Malta
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03/20/18 http://www.vai.com Steve Vai in Athens, Greece
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Athena Live
03/21/18 http://www.vai.com Steve Vai in Isola del Liri, Italy
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Cinema Teatro Mangoni
03/23/18 http://www.vai.com Steve Vai in Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reading 3

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Guitar World
Fridays with Vai! Welcome to Episode 3 of our weekly web series, "The Steve Vai Guitar Method"! Today, Steve goes in depth on string bending, and how to do it properly. Head here to follow along! bit.ly/2CLL2qf
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David Gilmour uses these techniques and is arguably the most proficient player in the industry at 'melodies within a bend'. This was a good lesson. I really would like to sign up for these Vai tutorials

"Stretching like this ( straight) I've never seen anyone do it well, because the intonation always go to hell" I would have to respectfully disagree with you Steve. While I could argue that my straight technique has never failed me, my argument would hold no weight since I'm not a world renowned guitar player. Dimebag Darrell was a prefect example of a straight bender. I don't about you but his intonation, tone and vibrato on his solo on "This Love" is some of the most soulful bending ever put to tape and that's not even debatable or an argument

My guitar hero.. My teacher.. My guitar legend.. 🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸

Good advices! David Gilmour is the real master we have to listen to, concerning bends. The solo of another brick in the wall is a super exemple

You are huge, a monster! You, Satriani, Gary... my weakness. Thanks! ♥️

Now tune your b string down -12 cents and move that chord form down to the c on the e string and play the b also, now you have a "hamonically correct" E major minor 3rd major 7 chord. Fabulous.

Im lucky about something ,they've got fear of fighting with me ,they thought that i could fight better abd that they could l oose the game, im Nora miao ,i've got to fight ,to train alone like her ,how she did ,kung fu ,not karate ,to buy a knife ,to fight and to win, i can't act as a cowars for having the attack of the invents

So basically... drive everyone in the house crazy. Got it!

Here's a guitar lesson for free for you steve. Wanna play a "harmonically corect" E major minor 3rd chord on your guitar? Tune your low e and high e to E 0 cents, tune your a string to a -14 cents, tune your d string to d plus 2 cents, tune your g string to g plus 16 cents then play an e at the 12th fret of the low string, on the a string play an a flat on the 11th fret, on the d string play a b at the 9th fret, on the g string play a g at the 12th fret and . now listen to those "divine intervals" as the used to call them back in the baroque period prior to the discovery of the equal tempered scale which its self is out of tune and does not contain any "divine intervals". It sounds superb.

Zappa tribute song I'm twangulating out for the masses

I.m.o this is vai's sound. Ive argued about some of his riffs where a guy will say hes whammying the phraze and im like 'nope, thats Steve bending to the moon!' So tasty!

Hi Steve,Thank you for sharing these lessons with us! I appreciate it! Billy Sheehan was at my friend Phils club ANTHOLOGY a few weeks ago.His band THE FELL was fantastic!!! Billy is a incredible musician and a great person.lt would be great if you could play at the club!!! Its not far from the Eastman School of music! God Bless you Steve!!!😁

Veia este video e inmediatamente veniste a mi mente hermano, puede que te interese el buen maestro steve!! Virtuosismo puro! Mianer Campos

Thank you! Yes, I'll apply this technique to keys, somehow. 👍

I think Steve is above and beyond most guitarist. A very few people have his extreme knowledge of music/musical theory. I think he may be a human shaped guitar.

That's because you feel it deeply and find the right way to do that... No one teaches you, you discover because you love it... That's the difference, love, love behind everything...

That is why Steve Vai is a God.

This is brilliant. Learning to bend to pitch and have an effectively musical vibrato eludes most guitarists... nice lesson!

It sounds like an influence of Jeff Beck Steve ??

You need the right strings and guitar 🎸 too. I mean some trem. or soapbars become a new dimension of bending, and the most of them, staying after out of tune 🎶. The bar has to be fixt in this kind of playing. Right? Excuse my language. Haha 😂 you know, what's happened. Greets Norbert 🌟

Always great to see your playing!

This is a ballad that I wrote.it's all about peace and love and / Good happiness stuff.

I had to practice bends to a new level learning Hand on Heart.

Cool seeing you using the TT guitar again. :D

So there is no Steve(?) only the I in Vai?

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Hey Folks, Steve here,

Heads up! That very cool project I did with Sterling Ball “The Mutual Admiration Society", has just released another single. "The In Crowd" featuring Steve Morse, was released today. Steve plays absolutely beautiful on this track. Check out the full record when it comes out on 1/19!
Here’s the single.


Mutual Admiration Society
Check it out! The exclusive single "The In Crowd" featuring Steve Morse has officially been released!!

The single comes from the Mutual Admiration Society, launching on January 19th.

Learn more: www.mutualadmirationsocietymusic.com/
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I remember when I started the Berklee and the museum school back in the late 80's I was like 'why are these tuitions going up despite the fact that the price of nothing else is going up?' so I left right before they went up by another 500 trillion percent. What a total fucking human robbing scam all that American college bullshit has turned out to be.

Love this! :)

Kirby V. Jr. Hamm

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Every Vai Academy 4.0 participant! Tag yourself if you're pictured here with the likes of Steve Vai, St. Vincent, Official Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Morse, Larry Mitchell, Stig Mathisen, Philip Bynoe, Dave Weiner & Jeremy Colson! Video by Randy Edwards Photos ... See MoreSee Less


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I'm trying to save my group photo. It won't let me.

Any egos get in the way ?

Lol malmsteen and his 100 different poses

Steve thanks for all you do, you guys worked your butts off! Much respect to you and your whole crew that made this a unforgettable experience of a lifetime thanks again and all the best, Charles Lolmaugh charleslolmaugh.com

Had such a blast !

I'm still trying to figure out how to copy and save my photo. can anyone help me?

Hope there’s one again soon, I couldn’t do it this time!

your missing Buckethead Steve! You need to make that jam session happen before its to late

One of these years man, one of these years....

Cool to see a few lefties flash past there

LOL Malmsteen sure is moving around alot.

my own

This was a lot of fun...


Me ensina a tocar igual ao David gilmor?

Toronto Canada misses Steve!

What a lineup

Vai que vai

Wheres Mohini?????????

Awesome experience

Cool 😁

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