Spinal Tap’s Guitar Tips – From Nigel Tufnel

Some guitar tips from Spinal Tap’s Nigel Tufnel……

It’s a promo for Steve Vai‘s attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Online Guitar Lesson.

Steve’s free 30-minute online lesson will detail some of Steve’s techniques, and focus on how you can develop and expand your own playing.

Steve’s lesson will be broadcast online on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 1:30PM EST.

Steve Vai “Now We Run”

Steve Vai and the String Theories band perform the opening track Now We Run live In Minneapolis.

The show was recorded and filmed at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN before a sold-out audience as part of Vais successful Sound Theories world tour.

Vai is widely known for both his unprecedented guitar playing techniques. The addition of violinists Alex DePue and Ann Marie Calhoun add a dimension to Vai’s performance. The other musicians in Vai’s band are: Bryan Beller (bass), Jeremy Colson (drums), Dave Weiner (guitar and sitar) and Zack Wiesinger (lap steel).

via SteveVaiHimself

Brutal Bump

Brutal Bump

via KristoferDahl:

Sometimes you encounter things in life that throw you into an unexpected direction….just like a BRUTAL BUMP! As usual you will find bonus material at the end of the video – this time covering my views on songwriting. Ongoing collab with this backing: www.guitarmasterclass.net Brutal Bump track mastered by Tony at Miro Mastering

Classic Rock Guitar – 3 Note per String Modes

Classic Rock Guitar – 3 Note per String Modes

via BerkleeMusic:

Berkleemusic’s guitar instructor Joe Musella shows 3 note per string modes of the major scale in all positions illustrating fast legato playing like Joe Satriani and Steve Vai.