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Biography of Steve Vai - World's Fastest Guitarist


Biography of Steve Vai - World's Fastest Guitarist
Rio Vai Steve Vai Steve was born or the date of June 6, 1960 in Carle Place, New York United States. At the age of 6 years, Steve began studying piano. At the age of 10 years, Steve began learning to play the accordion. At age 13 Steve then began deep guitar and since then the birth of a new guitar god. In 1974, he took guitar lessons from guitarist Joe Satriani, and played in many local bands, one called "Steve Vais.".

He acknowledged the influence of guitarists, including Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Glen Buxton, and jazz fusion guitarist Allan Holdsworth. Vai followed the lesson by attending Berklee College of Music, then record a promotional piece for them in which he talks about auditioning for Frank Zappa at the age of twenty. Steve Vai (on guitar in between the drum and keyboard), Frank Zappa and band during a concert at Memorial Auditorium, October 25, 1980 Buffalo, New York. Vai sent by Frank Zappa a transcription of Zappa's "The Black Page", an instrumental for the drum, along with a tape with some of Vai playing guitar. Zappa was so impressed that, in 1979, he hired him to write some of his solo guitar, including some of the album Joe's Garage and Shut 'n' Play Yer Guitar series Up. Transcription was published in 1982 in The Frank Zappa Guitar Book.

Once hired as a transcriber, Vai did overdubs on many of the guitar parts for Zappa's album You Are What You Is. After that he became a full band member, will be his first tour with Zappa in the fall of 1980. One of their early shows with Vai on guitar, recorded in Buffalo, was released in 2007. While touring with Zappa's band, Vai sometimes ask the audience to bring musical scores and see if he could see to read in places. Zappa referred to Vai as "little Italian virtuoso" and registered it in his liner notes as performing "stunt guitar" or "impossible guitar parts." Later, Vai is an artist featured on the recording Zappa's Universe 1993. In 2006 he returned to music as a special guest Frank Zappa Dweezil Zappa on the tour's 'Zappa Plays Zappa', with friends from his early years with Zappa.

After leaving Zappa in 1982 he moved to California, where he recorded his first album, Flex-Able, in 1983 and performed in several bands. In 1985 he replaced Yngwie Malmsteen as lead guitarist in Alcatrazz Graham Bonnet, with whom he recorded the album Disturbing the Peace. Then in 1985, he joined the former Van Halen front man David Lee Roth to record the albums Eat 'Em and Smile and Skyscraper.

In 1986, Vai played with John Lydon's Public Image Ltd on the album album (also known as Compact Disc or Cassette). Then, in 1989, Vai joined Whitesnake, replacing Vivian Campbell. When Adrian Vandenberg injured his wrist shortly before recording was to start for the album Slip of the tongue, Vai plays all the guitar parts. Vai also played on the album Alice Cooper Hey god, along with Joe Satriani.

Vai continues to tour regularly, with his own group and with his one-time teacher and fellow guitar instrumentalist friend Joe Satriani on the G3 series of tours. Former David Lee Roth and Mr. Big bassist Billy Sheehan also joined him for a world tour. In 1990, Vai released a critically acclaimed solo album Passion and Warfare

The song "For The Love Of God" was voted # 29 in the reader poll "of the 100 best guitar solos of all time in Guitar World Magazine. In 1994 Vai began writing and recording with Ozzy Osbourne. Only one song from this session, "My Little Man", was released on the Ozzmosis album. Vai though he did not write the lines that appear on the album. His guitar parts were replaced by Zakk Wylde. Another song, "Dying 'Day", appeared as an instrumental album Vai Fire Garden. Vai in the 90 band members have included drummer Mike Mangini, guitarist Mike Keneally and bassist Philip Bynoe. In 1994 Vai received a Grammy Award for his performance in Frank Zappa song Sofa from the album Zappa's Universe.Vai plays twin-necked Ibanez.

In 1990, Steve released his second album entitled Passion and Warfare. The album received international recognition and Steve won Guitar Player magazine reader's poll in four different categories. Steve, titled third album Sex & Religion in 1993 and released the fourth album Alien Love Secrets was released in 1995. In 1996 the Fire Garden Steve's fifth album was released.

In 1999, Steve released his sixth album titled Ultra Zone. Steve in this album focuses more on the composition of songs and experimenting with his guitar. The Seventh Song 2001 album was released and the album contains the song is slow / chant ever released Steve added some new songs. And in 2001, in an Ultra World Alive was released.

Steve Vai released a DVD performance at The Astoria in London in December 2001. Performance featuring Billy Sheehan, guitarist / pianist Tony MacAlpine, guitarist Dave Weiner and drummer Virgil Donati Australia. In July 2002, Steve Vai performed with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra at Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan, the world premiere of composer Ichiro Nodaira's Fire Strings, a concerto for electric guitar and 100-piece orchestra.

In 2004, a number of orchestral compositions and arrangements, including some previously recorded pieces, conducted in the Netherlands by the Metropole Orchestra in a concert series called The Sick Hunger. In 2003, drummer Jeremy Colson joined Vai group, replacing Virgil Donati. Vai's latest album, Sound Theories, was released in 2007. In February 2005, Vai-double prime guitar (electric and classical) piece that he called Blossom Suite with classical guitarist Sharon Isbin at the Ch√Ętelet Theatre in Paris. In 2006, Vai played as special guest guitarist with additional guest Zappa band members, drummer Terry Bozzio, guitarist-singer Ray White, and saxophonist-singer Napoleon Murphy Brock on a tour "Zappa Plays Zappa" led by Frank's son Dweezil Zappa in Europe and the U.S. in the spring, as well as a short U.S. tour in October.

On 21 September 2006, Vai made a special appearance at the concert Video Games Live at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California. He played two songs with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Halo theme, and a second song for the world's major trailer for Halo 3. Steve Vai made an appearance at the London Guitar Show in 2007, 28 April 2007 at the Excel Center. In late April 2007, Vai confirmed the release of the most recent record, Sound Theories, on June 26. release is a two-CD set, mostly previously released material that Vai and played back with full orchestra.

Vai said the project was a great joy because he considers himself a composer more than a guitarist, and he was glad to see music he has developed is played by an orchestra that can play well. A DVD follows the record later that year. He guested on the album Dream Theater, Systematic Chaos, on the song "Repentance". The appearance is vocal rather than instrumental, as Vai is only one of many musical guests recorded. This song features contributions from many artists, with the purpose of apologizing to important people in their lives for the mistakes made in their past. On August 29, 2009, she appeared on stage with Dream Theater during a performance of their Progressive Nation tour final at the Greek Theatre, where he performed in improvisation at the other musicians on tour. Broken Records Magazine (Volume 1, Issue 3) Vai quoted as saying, "I enjoy challenging myself to come up with new ideas which I believe is unique."

In 2010, Vai released several "VaiTunes" single track that was recorded earlier and finish later. They are available in www.vai.com, iTunes and Amazon.com. On 14 September 2010, Steve released "Where The Wild Things Are" as a double vinyl via Favored Nations label and makes a guest appearance by Rickey Minor and The Tonight Show Band on NBC. In October, 2010 Steve completed his first full symphonic compositions and perform at Festival featuring Steve Vai Vai and North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (nNo) on October 20 to 24, 2010. Immediately after showing Holland, Steve started for the U.S. to the title "Experience Hendrix Tour" featuring Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shephard, Susan Tedeschi, Billy Cox, Vernon Reid, Robert Randolph, Johnny Lang, Brad Whitford and other top-notch guitarist.

Vai is married to Pia Maiocco, former bass player Vixen and has two children. Steve Vai also produced two Christmas album entitled "Merry Axemas" Vol.1 and Vol.2 Merry Axemas, forming a G3 concert with Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen and Eric Johnson / Kenny Wayne Shepherd and finally John Petrucci also joined in the G3.

Steve Vai recently focused more on experimenting on his guitar playing g3 now Steve Vai band accompanied by a bass player who is no stranger to the best worldbass player Billy Sheehan on bass, then tony mc alpine on second guitar and keyboards, and dave weiner at rhythm guitar, and drums jeremy Colson who ngegebug.

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