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

Thanks so much for visiting this extravaganza, it's been a real pleasure to be able to talk about some of the things that are important to me about being an independent musician and also to reveal some things on my Passion & Warfare record. I hope that you find it uplifting, interesting, and inspirational. Interestingly, this year is the 25th anniversary of the release of the record. It's actually the 26th because it took me a year to get it together, as I actually recorded a disc worth of material that goes with the Passion & Warfare release, which was music that was written or recorded way before it. Recorded sometime in between Flexible and Passion & Warfare, it's called Modern Primitive, and it's about the closest as you can get to the guy who made Flexible and the guy who made Passion & Warfare. In the music, you can hear the emergence of the maturity of Passion & Warfare about to come out, but you can also hear the playfulness and the unbridled melodic courage that young Steve Vai was in to. A couple of the tracks were from back then, but I recently finished them and rerecorded some of the stuff that was written in that time frame, so you get the title Modern Primitive.

I really think these educational guitar things are vital, and I'm so glad that I'm a part of it, and I'm so glad I'm able to offer something to you that you might find useful. Enjoy it!

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