Style of Steve Vai

Artist Series Guitar Course from Chris Liepe

Take a look at this series to learn many different tips and techniques to the Style of Steve Vai.

7 Lessons

Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.

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Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles.

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Full Course Breakdown

Chris Liepe introduces his knowledge of the Style of Steve Vai. From Rhythmic ideas, to well known Lead and Solo concepts, learn how Steve applies them to his playing.

1

Steve Vai Series Introduction

Chris Liepe takes moment to introduce his lesson series on Steve Vai. He demonstrates a Vai-like instrumental and explains what the following lessons will cover. For now, just sit back and enjoy Chris Liepe's take on the sounds of Steve Vai!

2:47 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

2

Steve Vai Playing Techniques

Chris kicks off this lesson series with an in depth look at many different techniques Vai uses in his playing. From rhythmic moving 5ths, legato variations, interval sliding to multi-string tapping techniques, it's all taught right here.

36:49 Runtime

4.0 Difficulty

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3

Melodic Invention/Technique

Chris Liepe introduces his third Vai lesson with a deep explanation in creating Vai-like melodies. Covering techniques and some "inventing" concepts, Chris presents many different ideas for you to add to your Steve Vai toolbox.

32:32 Runtime

4.0 Difficulty

4

Vai Licks and Riffs

Chris presents an information packed lesson on many different Vai-inspired guitar licks and riffs.

24:59 Runtime

4.0 Difficulty

5

Rhythm Techniques

Time to get some Vai-inspired rhythm into your playing! Chris jumps into some power chords, clean rhythms, and everything in between to help demonstrate the unique sound of Vai.

12:59 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

6

Guitar Effects

Chris Liepe explains how Steve Vai achieves his unique tone.

20:05 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

7

Central Lick Idea

Chris Liepe rounds out this Steve Vai Series with a concept called the "central lick idea." This idea can be used to explore new solo possibilities around a central thematic idea.

8:57 Runtime

4.0 Difficulty

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  • Greeley, CO
  • Playing since 1995
  • 244 lessons at JamPlay
Portland native Chris Liepe first played piano, which he pursued until discovering his love for the electric guitar in high school. As a fan of bands like Soundgarden, Collective Soul, and U2, he was inspired to start singing, songwriting, and helping others in their musical endeavors.

After moving to Colorado with his family, Chris began gigging, recording, and teaching in a number of music stores and out of his apartment until he decided to pursue music full time. He completed his Bachelors in Music Technology and started working at Sweetwater Productions, a division of Sweetwater Sound and one of the largest, most successful recording studios in the Midwest.

Chris spent nearly 4 years at Sweetwater as a producer, recording engineer, studio musician, and writer. During this time he had the privilege of working with many artists, including Augustana, Landon Pigg, Jars of Clay, and Mercy Me.

Chris Liepe owns and runs his own recording and teaching studio in Colorado. You might even hear his vocals featured in theme music for dozens of daily radio programs and commercial jingles airing around the country.
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