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Title: MA-005 • Steve Vai Interview
Post by: justinguitar on November 16, 2010, 06:22:32 pm
Questions...

Lesson Link: http://www.justinguitar.com/en/MA-005-SteveVai.php
Title: Re: MA-005 • Steve Vai Interview
Post by: flyhead on November 16, 2010, 06:27:32 pm
No questions, just a compliment on how you conducted the interview.
Title: Re: MA-005 • Steve Vai Interview
Post by: ErimSee on November 16, 2010, 06:45:55 pm
now i want to see a interview with jeff beck to find out whether he finds the f# on the g string or not.

did steve know that he´s talking to an excellent guitar player and teacher?
Title: Re: MA-005 • Steve Vai Interview
Post by: Tourniquet on November 16, 2010, 09:04:34 pm
interesting interview, Seems like a stand up guy.
Title: Re: MA-005 • Steve Vai Interview
Post by: Phalanx on November 16, 2010, 09:07:06 pm
Good interview Justin! Vai really seems like a nice guy. :)
Title: Re: MA-005 • Steve Vai Interview
Post by: marcusmarkmus on November 16, 2010, 10:36:58 pm
wow...steve vai. Amazing. Really got motivated by the vid, good stuff! :)
Title: Re: MA-005 • Steve Vai Interview
Post by: fluffyrhinos on November 16, 2010, 11:12:30 pm
Great interview! Steve Vai is just a legend.
Title: Re: MA-005 • Steve Vai Interview
Post by: Vladie on November 17, 2010, 12:02:07 am
Man he looked like he could've talked for days.....Who pulled the plug?
Pity he couldn't of done a demo of what he was talking about on the guitar.
Did you get to jam with him Justin?
Title: Re: MA-005 • Steve Vai Interview
Post by: sophiehiker on November 17, 2010, 12:34:08 pm

Great interview!  Really inspiring.  Steve seems really into visualization.  I'll have to try that.
Title: Re: MA-005 • Steve Vai Interview
Post by: LievenDV on November 17, 2010, 05:24:43 pm
Vai COULD talk for days; he's got so much going on in his head nd he knows how to put it in words

props to Justin too, in manageing to let Steve do most the talking of course (bad interviewers need to ask too many quesions :) )
Title: Re: MA-005 • Steve Vai Interview
Post by: ErimSee on November 17, 2010, 06:23:13 pm
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bad interviewers need to ask too many quesions

that´s right. most interviewers want to show what smart guys they are. it was good to see that justin wanted steve to talk and didn´t interrupt him.
Title: Re: MA-005 • Steve Vai Interview
Post by: tammy2838 on November 19, 2010, 10:40:23 pm
ADORED it!
Title: Re: MA-005 • Steve Vai Interview
Post by: Link5033 on November 22, 2010, 09:43:12 am
now i want to see a interview with jeff beck to find out whether he finds the f# on the g string or not.

did steve know that he´s talking to an excellent guitar player and teacher?

I'm pretty sure he knows Beck is familiar with the note names, the point he was getting at was that you don't HAVE to know the note names to be a great musician. It's not some sort of requirement to knowing and playing great music. He meant it's all about listening and the connection between your ears and your fingers.

Also, I agree, great interview, sadly it was short but what can you do? I went and watched another one of his interviews after this and noticed that some of the stuff in this interview had already been asked in previous interviews, but nonetheless it was very interesting.
Title: Re: MA-005 • Steve Vai Interview
Post by: flyhead on November 22, 2010, 10:11:53 am
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  .... you don't HAVE to know the note names to be a great musician
True, but there are very few who have the innate, organic understanding of music of Hendrix or Coltrane. Most people need to develop their musical ability though assimilation and analysis, accompanied by trial and error. Learning theory is a 'tedious' requisite for most mere mortals.
Title: Re: MA-005 • Steve Vai Interview
Post by: bluesONAstrat on November 22, 2010, 01:08:59 pm
would have been great to hand him a guitar at the end and asked him to play ;D All interviews should end like that, great job though.
Title: Re: MA-005 • Steve Vai Interview
Post by: Endureth on November 23, 2010, 12:02:41 pm
Great interview.  It's refreshing to see an interview with a musician actually be about music.  Most interviews are just promotional tools.

THIS is how interviews should be conducted.

Grats Justin, you get +2 cool points.

Title: Re: MA-005 • Steve Vai Interview
Post by: sophiehiker on December 04, 2010, 06:51:24 pm

Steve Vai and Berkleemusic Launch Online Guitar Course.




http://www.guitarworld.com/article/steve_vai_and_berkleemusic_launch_online_guitar_course (http://www.guitarworld.com/article/steve_vai_and_berkleemusic_launch_online_guitar_course)
Title: Re: MA-005 • Steve Vai Interview
Post by: Wink on March 04, 2011, 04:43:48 pm
Steve Vai did a ~30 min WEB lesson yesterday associated with Berklee Music attempting to beak a record for # of people watching a guitar lesson at once. Don't know if he accomplished that. However, he said somethings that are right out of Justin's playbook (actually lesson book). Practice new things slowly, Listen, get them perfect before you speed up, Listen to the sound and to your mistakes to improve ... Sounded very familiar to me, like the Intermediate Method course. He showed the spider exercise as a good left hand right hand coordination development tool, and the finger gym to improve finger dexterity (didn't call them that but they are right out of Justin's Techniques area). One new thing he added was making a face while you are doing bends to improve your intonation (half kidding I think). Also insisted on using a drum beat or metronome during practice to get in "the groove" sounded familiar to doing scales. Also said, if you have trouble with eg. a chord change focus on it until you get it. Can you say "One Minute Changes". All in all a dramatic affirmation of the teaching method that is found on Justin's WEB site by a really well know and great guitarist.
Title: Re: MA-005 • Steve Vai Interview
Post by: freigeist on March 04, 2011, 05:04:55 pm
World record..hm..."Most people at a guitar lesson?" ...Where have I seen this before? Ah: World Record Attempt (http://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=19346.msg134680#msg134680) thread in this board ;)
Title: Re: MA-005 • Steve Vai Interview
Post by: rahiti on December 08, 2011, 09:50:04 pm
Wow! Great interview!