Steve Vai 30 hour guitar work out

Discuss playing styles and techniques, or share your own here.
Post Reply
Message
Author
Wristwatchcrisco
Newcomer
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:53 pm

Steve Vai 30 hour guitar work out

#1 Post by Wristwatchcrisco » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:53 pm

http://www.freewebs.com/edeninruins/ste ... enment.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I've decided to take this up, am I crazy?
Not sure about the allocation of time to exercises though

DomitianX
Member
Member
Posts: 212
Joined: Tue May 13, 2008 7:18 am
Location: Faribault, MN

Re: Steve Vai 30 hour guitar work out

#2 Post by DomitianX » Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:51 am

I subscribed to Steve's "Lesson" thing back in the 80s and I got this huge packet with his 10 our exercises. I learned all of them, but never did them 10 hours a day. I took all the pieces and just work on them when I am noodling around for a while.

They are great exercises, and they helped my dexterity a lot, but I just cant commit that kind of time in a day.

Stephen Brown
Member
Member
Posts: 1774
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:04 am
Location: PETERSFIELD,HANTS
Contact:

Re: Steve Vai 30 hour guitar work out

#3 Post by Stephen Brown » Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:27 pm

Figure 9 was always a pain.

teokiatuan
Member
Member
Posts: 585
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:08 am
Location: Singapore

Re: Steve Vai 30 hour guitar work out

#4 Post by teokiatuan » Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:02 pm

i thought it was only 10hrs?

At least thats the version i have...

DomitianX
Member
Member
Posts: 212
Joined: Tue May 13, 2008 7:18 am
Location: Faribault, MN

Re: Steve Vai 30 hour guitar work out

#5 Post by DomitianX » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:43 pm

There was a 30 hour version that came out later. It was meant to be broken up into 3 10 hour sessions.

Desert_Runner
Member
Member
Posts: 428
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:28 am
Location: Bristol
Contact:

Re: Steve Vai 30 hour guitar work out

#6 Post by Desert_Runner » Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:02 am

Thanks. That's my summer hols sorted.

Patill
Member
Member
Posts: 1096
Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:54 am
Location: right in front of my screen...

Re: Steve Vai 30 hour guitar work out

#7 Post by Patill » Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:54 am

yeah, I ordered this print of Guitar World when I heared about it^^.

Never did it though, no time so far :?

User avatar
b2
Member
Member
Posts: 850
Joined: Fri Mar 26, 2004 3:36 am
Location: Bergen in Norway
Contact:

Re: Steve Vai 30 hour guitar work out

#8 Post by b2 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:02 pm

What is VERY important as Steve Vai himself has pointed out many times is that you have to
find out what is your goal, what is where you want to get. If you want to become a "guitar God", yes you
would have to practice ALOT. But if you only want to play guitar in a rock band, and have some fun
you don't necessary have to practice 10 houres every day. It's really all up to you and what you feel
is your need to become.

teokiatuan
Member
Member
Posts: 585
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:08 am
Location: Singapore

Re: Steve Vai 30 hour guitar work out

#9 Post by teokiatuan » Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:27 pm

i found another exercise which i think is way better(judging from the 10hr piece i have)

its 'Chop Builder' by Frank Gambale, sounds really good too, as well as being a great workout.
its an hour long as well, and goes through scale shapes as well.

oh and it has a wicked intro song...

DanF
Newcomer
Posts: 12
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:56 am

Re: Steve Vai 30 hour guitar work out

#10 Post by DanF » Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:03 am

That lesson is great, thanks for the link.
However it appears to be missing a couple of pages: 83-85, does anyone have those?

Thanks

Dan

MuseiCA
Newcomer
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:51 am
Location: bay area, CA

Re: Steve Vai 30 hour guitar work out

#11 Post by MuseiCA » Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:39 am

Very nice! Thanks for the uploading this killer lesson This will come in very handy. :guitar :D

User avatar
Breeder
Member
Member
Posts: 632
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:12 am
Location: Zagreb, Croatia

Re: Steve Vai 30 hour guitar work out

#12 Post by Breeder » Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:28 am

DanF wrote:That lesson is great, thanks for the link.
However it appears to be missing a couple of pages: 83-85, does anyone have those?

Thanks

Dan
I do...if Mikey lets me I will upload it

DanF
Newcomer
Posts: 12
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:56 am

Re: Steve Vai 30 hour guitar work out

#13 Post by DanF » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:33 am

Thanks a lot, fingers crossed for the OK.

Cheers

Dan

User avatar
Breeder
Member
Member
Posts: 632
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:12 am
Location: Zagreb, Croatia

Re: Steve Vai 30 hour guitar work out

#14 Post by Breeder » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:28 pm

ok...big thanks to mikey!

the real thing: http://rapidshare.com/files/271692002/S ... PLETE_.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

maybe not the best quality but it`s readable and you wont hang it on a wall :P

DanF
Newcomer
Posts: 12
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:56 am

Re: Steve Vai 30 hour guitar work out

#15 Post by DanF » Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:05 am

Brilliant
Thanks a million
I had a few problems because I believed the message which said I "You can't read private messages" after logging in from the link sent to my hotmail, so I assumed I was blocked.
I then noticed after 3 days that I could simply view your message by finding the thread on the forum (bypassing the direct link).

I don't really understand what all this "you can't..... messages" business is about but I've finally got the article!

Ta

Dan

Post Reply