Steve's teacher

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JoeSmith
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Anyone know were some of steve's teachers? I don't mean influences, but teachers, guitar instructors.

Thanks.
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Well, there was this one guy.......
I think his name was Joe Satriani.

Yeah, that's it!

8)
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... It was... Stevo Zappriani, Ha Ha ... you were WAY off...
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Or was it Yablo Zappa?... :?
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He did study at Berklee after learning from Satch... I believe William Leavitt may have been one of his teachers there.
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To be honest I'd consider Zappa his true teacher (teaching doesn't just mean guitar playing ya know). He surpassed Satriani a while ago. And he didn't attend berklee for that long. Zappa challenged Steve in very many ways and it helped him become an incredible musician and composer.
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...that said, i doubt he could have taken as much from his Zappa days if it weren't for Satch. :wink:
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brainpolice wrote:To be honest I'd consider Zappa his true teacher (teaching doesn't just mean guitar playing ya know). He surpassed Satriani a while ago. And he didn't attend berklee for that long. Zappa challenged Steve in very many ways and it helped him become an incredible musician and composer.
thats subjective
both of them are remarkably talented and geniuses
if your going to say he surpassed someone make it someone obvious like malmgay
JoeSmith
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Hrm.

My teacher had said that he taught Steve Vai, thats why I asked. Haha, nevermind I guess.
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bbkane wrote:
brainpolice wrote:To be honest I'd consider Zappa his true teacher (teaching doesn't just mean guitar playing ya know). He surpassed Satriani a while ago. And he didn't attend berklee for that long. Zappa challenged Steve in very many ways and it helped him become an incredible musician and composer.
thats subjective
both of them are remarkably talented and geniuses
if your going to say he surpassed someone make it someone obvious like malmgay
Satch has a superior sense of harmony and melody IMO even though his chops aren't as good.
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To each his own. To me he's boring. And Steve make's him look even more boring.
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brainpolice wrote:To each his own. To me he's boring. And Steve make's him look even more boring.
One man's trash is another man's treasure I guess.
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Does anyone know who Vai's first guitar teacher was?!?!?!
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That's already been answered... it was Joe Satriani. Steve showed up with a guitar in one hand and strings in the other. The guitar had no strings on it and Steve didn't even know how to put the strings on.

Watch "The Satch Tapes" and you'll see Steve and Joe talk about it.
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It Was joe Satriani.

Just read the site or watch the G3 tape :)

:D hehe ;)

He is a good player to i love that G3 concert also whit eric jonson (manhatten oeeeee man nice song!!!) For the love of god Ai Ai Ai Ai!!!!!!

Thats a great concert :)!

:D Robin
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