In Session With Steve Vai
In Session With Steve Vai PDF. Become the featured session guitarist on six classic Steve Vai tracks, transcribed and arranged exclusively by Guitarists for Guitarists. Includes full song transcriptions and notes and analyses of the solos, and special practice tracks on the CD, with slowed down versions of the solos, in demonstration and play-along formats. Six of Vai's songs well transcribed and notated, with a great quality CD of demo tracks, backing tracks and slowed down demos and backing tracks of each song's solo. It also contains detailed performance notes of every track and a great bio of Steve.
- For The Love Of God
- Hand On Heart
- The Attitude Song
- The Crying Machine
The "In Session" package was extremely thorough and the transcriptions were deadly accurate.
You get 4 tracks per song:
1) The full track - a faithful representation of what is on record.
2) The full track minus lead guitar.
3) The entire main solo at half speed.
4) The entire backing track to the main solo - at half speed.
You even get little pointers for certain sections of the song. This was nice and never came across as patronizing. Not only could he play technically demanding pieces but he played them note for note. Vai's playing isn't exactly straight forward - he can be all over the place. There is no better illustration of this than in the main solo to "For the Love of God" where he plays complex patterns and note groupings. Even the book tells you to improvise rather than follow him note for note. But this guitarist actually did it. Everything... note for note! That is some achievement.
Format: PDF + Audio tracks (Mp3). 88 pages