Steve Vai Launches Alien Guitar Secrets Master Class

On January 16 and 17 in Fullerton, California, Steve Vai will host two group lesson sessions that will cover a broad range of topics over the course of three-plus hours.

Alien Guitar Secrets is an unprecedented, masterclass opportunity offered by Steve Vai to all music students and guitar enthusiasts. After testing the masterclass in various international territories, we are now bringing Alien Guitar Secrets to the United States. This 3+ hour unique package gives the student a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear Steve discuss music theory, guitar techniques, the music business, and most importantly, techniques on how to discover and unlock your personal musical identity. It also includes a question and answer session, and a few attendees will be chosen to jam with Steve in this intimate environment.

Availability is very limited for each masterclass - classes are expected to sell out quickly.

  • 1. When I Was A Little Boy
  • - Introduction
  • 2. Building the Church
  • - Short and long term musical goals
  • 3. Essence
  • - Basic guitar playing concepts and music theory
  • 4. Under it All
  • - Finding and cultivating your own uniqueness on the instrument
  • 5. Midway Creatures
  • - Discussion about the music business
  • 6. K’m Pee-Du-Wee
  • - Bathroom Break
  • 7. Head Cuttin’ Duel
  • - Jamming with Steve
  • 8. Answers
  • - Q & A With Steve
  • 9. Here I Am
  • - Meet & Greet, autographs and photos with Steve


Friday, January 16th, 2009
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fullerton, CA

Saturday, January 17, 2009
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fullerton, CA

In order to ensure a unique experience for Alien Guitar Secrets, the exact location of the event will only be revealed once your ticket is purchased. Please note that these class dates coincide with the NAMM Convention in Anaheim, CA. For those of you who may be attending NAMM, the location of the masterclass is less than five miles away from the Convention Center. There is parking at the venue for the masterclass.

Alien Guitar Secrets is only available through the Online Store. Ticket sales begin Wednesday, December 10th at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Tickets are $325.00 each and shall be limited to 50 per class. Ticket price includes:

• One ticket to Alien Guitar Secrets, which includes the aforementioned 3 hour experience.
• A limited edition “Naked Tracks” 5 CD box set.
The ticket and “Naked Tracks” Box Set will be given to you at check-in upon arrival at the venue. If you purchase the package, you will need to arrive at the venue no later than 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the class.

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