Watch the Alien Guitar Secrets: Passion and Warfare online guitar lesson by Steve Vai from Alien Guitar Secrets: Passion & Warfare

Hey folks, Steve Vai here, and welcome to Alien Guitar Secrets: Passion & Warfare. In this edition of Alien Guitar Secrets, I reflect on my record Passion and Warfare that was released in 1990, which was sort of a milestone in my career. Instead of giving note-for-note demonstrations of the songs, I approach them more conceptually (with a few technical things) to give you an idea of my thinking pattern behind all 14 songs on the record.

Also in this course, I'll be talking about some of the things in my career that I see as being vital in the evolution of my independence as a musician and my love for the instrument. These are some of the more esoteric principles, so to speak, that I've noticed have been very helpful for me in my career, as well as some of the academics of playing and the way that I've made my way in this business we call "music".

My goal with doing this video is to hopefully inspire you to explore your own unique voice on the instrument. So grab your whammy bar and octave divider, and let's get started!