A three-time Grammy Award winner and fifteen-time nominee,  Vai started his music career in at the age of eighteen as a transcriptionist for Frank Zappa ,  and played in Zappa's band from to Blige , Spinal Tap , and Ozzy Osbourne. Additionally, Vai has toured with live-only acts G3 , Zappa Plays Zappa , and the Experience Hendrix tour, as well as headlining international tours. Vai has been described as a "highly individualistic player" and part of a generation of "heavy rock and metal virtuosi who came to the fore in the s". He is the fourth son of John and Theresa Vai. In that very moment, I had a full-on epiphany. I was flooded with the instinctual realization of how music was created and how it worked from a theoretical standpoint—the whole language of music was very obvious.
Meditation is the practice of focusing the power of your attention. At one level, when we are engrossed in something such as the creative process, playing an instrument, etc. Understanding some of these principles can be very helpful in the creative process. The deeper forms of meditation are focused on discovering the true reality of what you are directly. If you feel this kind of discussion may be of interest to you, please join us. You can find the archives of past live sessiosn right here on Vai. Register Login.
Happy Birthday to the monster musician and bass player Philip Bynoe. Philip and I have been playing together for over 20 years. Sometimes in life, the Gods of good Karma shine on you and you receive a blessing. Philip has been that in my life. Besides his perfect pitch ears that can follow and enliven any in-the-moment jam, he creates a completely secure and comfortable bed of bass delights that holds me up when I go swimming into the abyss.
These instruments are the best of both worlds JEM, UV. Steve Vai is a virtuoso guitarist, visionary composer, and consummate producer who sculpts musical sound with infinite creativity and technical mastery.