Berklee Online Interview: Steve Vai On His Audition for Frank Zappa’s Band

Download Your Free Guitar Handbook Now: https://berkonl.in/2v4umZR
Earn Your Guitar Degree Online with Berklee: https://berkonl.in/2yHMR8k

In this exclusive interview with Berklee Online, Berklee College of Music alum Steve Vai talks about his audition for Frank Zappa’s band before a Boston performance of the Zappa Plays Zappa show.

About Berklee Online:
Berklee Online is the continuing education division of Berklee College of Music, delivering online access to Berklee’s acclaimed curriculum from anywhere in the world, offering online courses, certificate programs, and degree programs. Contact an Academic Advisor today:
1-866-BERKLEE (US)
1-617-747-2146 (international callers)
[email protected]
http://www.facebook.com/BerkleeOnline
http://www.twitter.com/BerkleeOnline

About Steve Vai
As a Grammy award-winning guitar virtuoso with career sales of over 15 million records, Steve Vai’s sheer breathtaking facility on the guitar is acclaimed in the rock world and beyond. While Vai clearly had what was needed to make indelible impressions during his stays with Frank Zappa and David Lee Roth, it’s as a solo artist that he’s made his most precious contributions. The Long Island, NY native has spent the last three decades writing, recording, scoring for films, orchestra, and performing the most exciting music ever created with a guitar. His virtuosity and custom six and seven string instruments continue to inspire young musicians who celebrate Vai as the “Alien Guitar Master.” Although Vai is hailed as a musical alchemist of the highest order and tours regularly in over 50 countries, he is also highly sought after to lend his talents to commercial enterprises and has appeared on American Idol, The Tonight Show, games for Xbox. Playstation, and Guitar Hero. In addition to his recording career, Steve is involved with many worthwhile organizations. He is a former Trustee for the National Academy of the Recording Arts and Sciences, is on the advisory board of Hollywood Arts, and works closely with his own Make a Noise Foundation, raising money for music education. Steve attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the college. In 2011 Berklee will launch an eponymous course devoted to the study of Vai’s technique and style.
video_title Video Image 1

This video “video_title” has video_views plays on Youtube. And a total of 2101 Likes and 52 Dislikes at the moment.

The video_title video was embedded from Youtube channel “Berklee Online”. Here is the link for the source video

Used tags are SteveVai,Zappa,berklee,guitar,audition,mothers,of,invention,dweezil

About Berklee

The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of our students is the foundation of our curriculum, and Berklee’s official YouTube channel is dedicated to sharing this as it happens. New videos each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Subscribe for most up to date information at http://bit.ly/1MjVyEN To learn more about Berklee College of Music, visit https://berklee.edu/

Listen to the stars of tomorrow… today, as well as Berklee faculty members, alumni, and a few legendary artists, coming to the college as visiting artists.

The Sounds of Berklee podcast is produced and voiced by Rob Hochschild, associate director for editorial services (Communications). Alumni podcasts for Sounds of Berklee are produced and voiced by Curtis Killian, web content producer (Institutional Advancement).

INSIDE SOUNDS OF BERKLEE:
Get an insider’s glimpse of what goes on at Berklee. You’ll hear conversations with students, faculty, alumni, and visiting artists… and plenty of music, too.
Inside Berklee is produced by the editorial team in Berklee’s Office of Communications.

 

20% off

sale