Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Spinal Tap guitarist supports Steve Vai’s world record attempt

Legendary Spinal Tap guitarist Nigel Tufnel has come out in favor of Steve Vai’s attempt to set a World Record for the Largest Online Guitar Lesson.

In conjunction with the Berklee School Of Music, Vai announced the event as part of a promotion for his new 12-week online course, Steve Vai Guitar Techniques.

The World's Largest Online Guitar Lesson is a one-time event that takes place Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at 1:30PM EST.

Vai's FREE online lesson will last 30 minutes, and will provide a look into Steve's technique with a focus on how guitarists can develop and gain insight into their own playing. In order to further engage with his fans, Steve is also encouraging participants to submit questions to him online, which he will answer onstage at the conclusion of his online lesson.

Interested participants can submit questions to Steve on the event's web page, located here: www.berkleemusic.com/vai-live.

Berkleemusic has partnered with Livestream to host this event in their New York City studio. Participants can learn more about the online lesson at www.berkleemusic.com/vai-live.

As a gesture of its commitment to music education, Berkleemusic will donate one dollar for every person that joins the online lesson to the Steve Vai Online Scholarship Fund at Berkleemusic, which is designed to reward and assist outstanding students studying in Berkleemusic's multi-course certificate programs.

“Every note is right,” commented Tufnel on Vai’s talents. “I make mistakes, I admit it. He’s never made a mistake.”

“If I had one criticism of Steve Vai,” added Nigel, “He knows too much.”

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