Steve Vai Series Introduction (Guitar Lesson)


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Chris Liepe

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!

Taught by Chris Liepe in Style of Steve Vai seriesLength: 2:47Difficulty: 0.5 of 5


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EightballdeanEightballdean replied on June 4th, 2016

i think i just screamed like a school girl and fainted.... WOW NICE

rogerfunkrogerfunk replied on May 22nd, 2016

All I can say is WOW MAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! beautiful

siddharthkhannasiddharthkhanna replied on March 14th, 2015

i think it's steve vai's g3 live in the intro

johnnyrockitjohnnyrockit replied on June 18th, 2012

Well Chris, first off I want to sincerely thank you for that 'Come To God' moment I had yesterday in one of your lessons, today 6/18/2012 I have decided to focus my lesson structure more and concentrate not so much on the variety I have available here on jamplay as I will now narrow jumping all over the place and have chosen a limited number of series to concentrate and and to do so until each of these is C-O-M-P-L-E-T-E cut and dry. I think this is one series I am most looking forward to as you may well know how I feel about Steve Vai. Well thanks for your efforts and here goes...

jiddz1992jiddz1992 replied on February 16th, 2011

request for a Paul Gilbert...

gibstratgibstrat replied on January 7th, 2011

great articulation of notes an playing there, you smoke

francricfrancric replied on November 11th, 2010

Looking forward to this...............

biff22biff22 replied on November 9th, 2010

Damn... shred on in that intro.

caliban4caliban4 replied on November 9th, 2010

Any idea on when the other lessons will be made available?

dave_irishmandave_irishman replied on November 8th, 2010

Sounds great Chris! Amazing intro too buddy! ;)

roy944roy944 replied on November 8th, 2010

OH YEAH! GO CHRIS

tammy7689tammy7689 replied on November 8th, 2010

awesome....im looking forward to this series

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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...

Length: 2:47 Difficulty: 0.5 Members 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,...

Length: 36:49 Difficulty: 4.0 FREE
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...

Length: 32:32 Difficulty: 4.0 Members 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 Members 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 Members Only
Lesson 6

Guitar Effects

Chris Liepe explains how Steve Vai achieves his unique tone.

Length: 20:05 Difficulty: 3.0 Members 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 Members Only

About Chris Liepe View Full Biography 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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