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Patreon is live!


Hey folks, my new Patreon page is now live! This is no April Fool’s joke, and for only $5/month you will get access to episodes of Alien Guitar Secrets, Under It All, Lift The Riff segments where I teach you short riffs to add to your repertoire, Naked Tracks for you to jam over, lessons from my book Vaideology, contests, and more! I’ll be adding more content throughout the month, and I will be answering your questions on [ … Read More ]


Alien Guitar Secrets 9, 12 noon PST






Watch “Alien Guitar Secrets Episode 9” – https://bit.ly/alienguitarsecrets9
 
Download/Stream New Song “Knappsack” – https://smarturl.it/knappsack

In Episode 9, Steve discusses his recent surgeries, recuperation, and share tips on protecting ones’ hands, insights on avoiding injury, thoughts surrounding the importance of posture, and [ … Read More ]


King Edward


Feeling deep sadness and overwhelming appreciation.
The appreciation and love for him is bigger though.
Let’s take a minute and try to imagine our world if he never showed up.
It’s unthinkable.
Thank you King Edward. You are deeply loved and will be missed.

Candle Power!


Hey Folks, Vai here. I wanted to challenge myself for my 60th birthday and decided to record a simple trio track. I gave myself some parameters to work within. I told myself I would use a Strat style guitar, (tougher for me to play then a Jem) use a very clean tone, (not conventional for me) no whammy bar, (that’s like losing a body part for me) and no pick, just fingers (way out of my comfort zone). [ … Read More ]


Birthday Stream! Alien Guitar Secrets Epsiode 8, June 6th


Hey folks,
join me on June 6th at Noon PST for a special 60th Birthday Facebook Live Celebration Edition of Alien Guitar Secrets where I will be premiering a new song and video! This livestream is also to benefit Extraordinary Families, supporting children and youth in foster care.
Thanks!

Facebook Live Sessions


Hey Folks, I’ve been enjoying the two weekly Facebook Live sessions we’ve been holding. Our Tuesday at noon (PST) “Alien Guitar Secrets: Live” has been geared towards music, and guitar-related things, and our Thursday (noon PST) “Under It All: Hard Questions” sessions are focused on more esoteric principles, and I will perhaps not be playing the guitar in these episodes. Through the years, I occasionally get requests to talk about meditation, which is a subject I’ve been practicing [ … Read More ]


Happy Birthday Thomas!


In June of 1980 I had just turned 20 years old and the next day moved to Los Angeles from New York, I found myself in the Zappa’s studio surrounded by these musical giants I had studied for some years. It all felt surreal. Every member of the crew seemed godlike. But there was one crew guy I met that seemed to stand out. He had a thick Austrian accent, quirky, funny mannerisms, seemed to know his shit [ … Read More ]