STEVE VAI Talks 'Alien Guitar Secrets'

Master guitarist and composer Steve Vai brought his Alien Guitar Secrets master class to this year's London Guitar Show (as part of the London International Music Show 09), which was held June 11-14, 2009 at ExCel in London, England. During the event, Vai sat down with MusicRadar to talk Alien Guitar Secrets, playing live, and beef yoghurt. Watch the chat below.

Steve Vai has just released his famed "Naked Tracks" on CD for the first time. Previously sold on Vai.com and iTunes as downloads only, Vai wanted to give his fans and players of all ages something special — an excellent practice tool for any guitarist.

Commented Vai: "Through the years, whenever I would mix my records I would usually do a mix of specific songs without the lead guitar. This allowed me to play along with the track or make loops to jam to, and because I figured perhaps some day maybe others would like to do the same. Voila! We have arrived at some day!"

"Naked Tracks" is housed in a special limited-edition digipack box set. This series of play-along CDs is designed to help create an atmosphere of focus so you can shred yourself into a personally-induced inspirational nirvana. Included in the set are five CDs featuring backing tracks from the following albums:

* "Passion And Warfare"
* "Sex & Religion"
* "Alien Love Secrets"
* "Fire Garden"
* "The Ultra Zone"
* "Alive In An Ultra World"
* "Real Illusions: Reflections"

You can download the liner notes, transcripts, tab, lead sheet and scores all available soon at www.vai.com/nakedtracks. Here Vai will give the various parameters regarding the key, scale, time signature and more of each track as well as guitar solo transcripts and tabs.

Steve Vai is one of the most influential guitarists of our time. The "Naked Tracks" box-set is a testament to his vanguard approach and creative mindset. This box set is a must-have for the aspiring guitarist, the seasoned guitarist and for all Steve Vai collectors.

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