Steve Vai's Best Era
Kristofer Dahl
Nov 27 2010, 11:01 AM
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Today I have the please to publish a new lesson with Jonathan: Steve Vai Rhythm: Whitesnake Era

And for today's question, I would like to ask you:

Where do you think Steve Vai was most influential? Which era, which band, which style?

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Nov 27 2010, 11:04 AM
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I think his Passion and Warfare album might have inspired and influenced modern instrumental guitar music more than any other single album smile.gif

Then again, he influenced the build of modern electric guitars a lot as well!

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Kristofer Dahl
Nov 27 2010, 11:05 AM
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QUOTE (Sollesnes @ Nov 27 2010, 11:04 AM) *
I think his Passion and Warfare album might have inspired and influenced modern instrumental guitar music more than any other single album smile.gif


You might be right about that! My personal favorite is probably his solo album Fire Garden.

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Daniel Realpe
Nov 27 2010, 12:34 PM
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I think he just did a great overall show on that Astoria live dvd. As a showman that's his peak so far to me.

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Nov 27 2010, 02:21 PM
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I'd say it would have to be now. He doesn't release an album that doesn't influence massive amounts of old, young, and new guitar players. Alive In An Ultra World was most influential on me, because of Whispering A Prayer, but Real Illusions: Reflections, and Passion And Warfare are probably the most notable albums.

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Ivan Milenkovic
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I listened to few of his albums and I like his live shows. Not really like his style, but have tremendous respect for his vision. I also think Astoria is the most awesome show! smile.gif

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Kristofer Dahl
Nov 28 2010, 12:56 PM
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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Nov 27 2010, 02:21 PM) *
I'd say it would have to be now.


I see what you mean - and that's really symptomatic for a big artist: he constantly keeps evolving and getter better!

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Nov 28 2010, 02:00 PM
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I m not his die hard fan. I only love his For the Love of God song and recently Whispering a Prayer.. Other songs just seem similar with lot of his signature whammys which kinda gets annoying for me. But I have seen he has the most wisdom to share these days and have seen here and there he keeps popping up with inspirational interviews these days. He is definitely encouraging me to learn and not give up. smile.gif

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Conrad Harpham
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interesting one this...he's done loads of great stuff, but for me his most creative was with Dave Lee Roth on the Eat 'em and Smile and Syscraper albums...simply fantastic!

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A little different - when he was with Zappa and also did the Flexible and Inflexible solo albums.

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I"d have to agree with Now as well. At no previous point did he seem to have as broad a fan base and such awareness of him and his playing. Even without having any radio play, tour support, etc., Vai has entered the public awareness to some degree at least as somewhat of a living legend. While he may have had more direct influence over guitar players durin his Zappa years or his Whitesnake days, it seems that now his influence is greatest just as a function of his status as an icon. So it seems to me at least wink.gif
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I really liked Passion and Warfare and Sex & Religion. The line-up of S&R was amazing but they didn't play on tour, unfortunately..

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I read that he considers his sing with PiL (home) to be some of his best work, so worth checking out for those who yet havent smile.gif

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