Style of Steve Vai

Artist Series Guitar Course from Chris Liepe

Take a look at this series to learn many different tips and techniques to the Style of Steve Vai.

7 Lessons

Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.

Multi-Camera

Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles.

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Full Course Breakdown

Chris Liepe introduces his knowledge of the Style of Steve Vai. From Rhythmic ideas, to well known Lead and Solo concepts, learn how Steve applies them to his playing.

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1

Steve Vai Series Introduction

Chris Liepe takes moment to introduce his lesson series on Steve Vai. He demonstrates a Vai-like instrumental and explains what the following lessons will cover. For now, just sit back and enjoy Chris Liepe's take on the sounds of Steve Vai!

2:47 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

2

Steve Vai Playing Techniques

Chris kicks off this lesson series with an in depth look at many different techniques Vai uses in his playing. From rhythmic moving 5ths, legato variations, interval sliding to multi-string tapping techniques, it's all taught right here.

36:49 Runtime

4.0 Difficulty

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3

Melodic Invention/Technique

Chris Liepe introduces his third Vai lesson with a deep explanation in creating Vai-like melodies. Covering techniques and some "inventing" concepts, Chris presents many different ideas for you to add to your Steve Vai toolbox.

32:32 Runtime

4.0 Difficulty

4

Vai Licks and Riffs

Chris presents an information packed lesson on many different Vai-inspired guitar licks and riffs.

24:59 Runtime

4.0 Difficulty

5

Rhythm Techniques

Time to get some Vai-inspired rhythm into your playing! Chris jumps into some power chords, clean rhythms, and everything in between to help demonstrate the unique sound of Vai.

12:59 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

6

Guitar Effects

Chris Liepe explains how Steve Vai achieves his unique tone.

20:05 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

7

Central Lick Idea

Chris Liepe rounds out this Steve Vai Series with a concept called the "central lick idea." This idea can be used to explore new solo possibilities around a central thematic idea.

8:57 Runtime

4.0 Difficulty

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  • Greeley, CO
  • Playing since 1995
  • 244 lessons at JamPlay
Chris Liepe was born on September 17th, 1981 in Portland OR. His first instrument was piano which he pursued until discovering his love for the electric guitar in high school. He became fans of such groups as Soundgarden, Collective Soul and U2 inspiring him to start singing, songwriting and helping others in their musical endeavors with teaching, co-writing and album production.

Having moved to Colorado with his family, he began gigging, recording and teaching in a number of music stores as well as out of his apartment until deciding to pursue music full time. He moved to Denver, CO to complete a Bachelors in Music Technology and was then hired on by Sweetwater Productions, a division of Sweetwater Sound and one of the largest, most successful recording studios in the Midwest.

Chris spent nearly 4 years at Sweetwater as a producer, recording engineer, studio musician and writer. During this time he had the privilege of working with many artists including Augustana, Landon Pigg, Jars of Clay, and Mercy Me. He also wrote for and played on numerous independent albums and hundreds of radio/TV commercials.

Wanting to get back to his favorite State in the world (Colorado) and feeling the urge to 'go freelance', Chris moved to Greeley, CO and opened his own recording and teaching studio. He continues to write and produce music for artists and agencies and is happy to be among the proud JamPlay.com instructors.
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