Steve Vai’s Alien Guitar Secrets: Passion and Warfare


True to Vai form, this Passion and Warfare edition of Alien Guitar Secrets goes way beyond the call of educational and inspirational duty for any student of guitar, at any level of play.

In the first half of this interactive video masterclass, three-time GRAMMY Award winner Steve Vai shares priceless insight and ingenious methods to help you discover and unlock your personal musical identity — the very same approaches he used to achieve his own mastery of the instrument and unparalleled success as a professional musician.

Topics and methods presented in the first half of the course include: 3-Step Manifestation, Deeper Than Technique, Develop Your Tone, Exercises Build Chops, Theory, Scales & Colors, Training Your Inner Ear, The Fragrance of Chords, Intonation, Bending Notes, Vibrato, Dynamics & Phrasing, The Dimension of Listening, and The Quality of Thought.

In the second half of the masterclass, Steve treats you to revealing overviews, with select playing examples, for each of the songs on his groundbreaking Passion and Warfare album — highly regarded as one of the greatest instrumental rock guitar recordings of all-time.

Passion and Warfare song overviews include: “Liberty,” “Erotic Nightmares,” “The Animal,” “Answers,” “The Riddle,” “Ballerina 12/24,” “For The Love of God,” “The Audience Is Listening,” “I Would Love To,” “Blue Powder,” “Greasy Kid’s Stuff,” “Alien Water Kiss,” “Sisters,” and “Love Secrets.” Steve also gives you a quick rundown of his guitar and gear in a Gear Talk segment.

The video masterclass (Windows, Mac, and iOS compatible) features 4+ hours of video lessons, tab/notation for select playing examples (for complete transcriptions and notation, pick up the Passion and Warfare Songbook published by Hal Leonard).

Steve also generously includes the Passion and Warfare Naked Tracks for all of the songs on the album (original tracks from the album minus the lead guitar track) along with 6 live video performances including “Liberty,” “The Animal,” “Answers,” “For The Love of God,” “The Audience Is Listening,” and “Sisters.”

“If you want to play something that you can’t, you need to see and hear yourself doing it in your minds eye. It will start to happen.” – Steve Vai

 Alien Guitar Secrets: Passion and Warfare masterclass is now available at TrueFire.

Italian Alien Guitar Secrets Masterclass dates

Steve will do a few Alien Guitar Secrets Masterclasses in Italy this September.

See below for the dates and current information (More information will be added as it becomes available):

September 18th: Fiorano (Modena), Italy – Teatro Astoria – 7.00 pm – info:   

September 19th: San Giovanni alla Vena (Pisa), Italy – Blitz Live Music Pub – 9.30 pm – info:

September 20th: Roma, Italy – Planet Live Club – 9.30 pm – info:

September 21st: Cagliari, Italy – Auditorium Comunale – info:

September 23rd: Foggia, Italy – Teatro Giordano – 9.00 pm – info:

September 24th: Martirano Lombardo (Catanzaro), Italy – Sala Cesare Nava – 8.30 pm – info:

September 25th: Palermo, Italy – Teatro Santa Cecilia – 9.00 pm – info:

September 26th: Verona, Italy  – Teatro Astra – 9.00 pm – info:

G3 shows are underway…

G3 with Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and The Aristocrats (Guthrie Govan, Marco Minnemann, Bryan Beller and Mike Keneally).

Here are a few pictures to enjoy..


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From July 1st to July 4th, the coupon code JULY4TH will give you a 20% discount on all items in our webstore. We currently carry T-shirts, Hoodies, CD’s, Posters and songbooks.

7/12 G3 show Offenbach venue update

Please note:

The G3 show on 12 July, in Offenbach Germany will be played at a different Venue: The Capitol Theatre.

Modern Primitive and PAW 25th Ann now available!

Steve Vai’s Modern Primitive / Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Edition, a 2-CD collection premiering previously unreleased music written or recorded by Vai from 1984-1990, in addition to the landmark album Passion and Warfare remastered from the original analog tapes–plus four bonus tracks–is available now!

Commemorating the 25th anniversary of Passion and Warfare, the special 2-CD edition of the album includes the first-ever release of Vai’s Modern Primitive songs and recordings. Based on song sketches and works-in-progress penned or partially recorded by Vai following the January 1984 release of his debut album, Flex-Able, the music on Modern Primitive was recently (2016) completed by Vai for release as a full album disc.


Modern Primitive / Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Edition has been released as a 2-CD physical collection while each disc will be available as a separate title on all digital platforms. The physical collection is housed in a 4-panel soft-pack with a 20-page Modern Primitive booklet and a 24-panel Passion and Warfare poster fold.

Vai is currently on his worldwide Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour, performing the record from top to bottom for the first time ever in concert. Fall U.S. tour dates will be announced soon. For a complete list of tour dates, visit:


The the record on iTunes or Amazon now!


Guitar Player Track Premiere – No Pockets

Another new track!! Hear “No Pockets” on Guitar Player Magazine‘s website from Steve Vai‘s release of “Modern Primitive” -which comes out tomorrow- along with the 25th Anniversary Release of “Passion and Warfare” w bonus tracks!…/exclusive-premiere-hear…/58590