Style of Steve Vai

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

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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.

Lessons in this Series:

Lesson 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!

Length: 2:47 Difficulty: 0.5 Member Only
Lesson 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.

Length: 36:49 Difficulty: 4.0 Free Sample Lesson
Lesson 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.

Length: 32:32 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 4

Vai Licks and Riffs

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

Length: 24:59 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 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.

Length: 12:59 Difficulty: 0.5 Member Only
Lesson 6

Guitar Effects

Chris Liepe explains how Steve Vai achieves his unique tone.

Length: 20:05 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 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.

Length: 8:57 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
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