Vai Ability

Steve Vai is one of the most accomplished and skilful electric guitarists there has ever been.  When he speaks his mind on how to succeed as an artist, it is worth listening to.  In the video below, Steve tells other artists how to make progress and ultimately how to “become the music”.  He explains how doing what you do best is not work, it’s pure joy.  Fascinating insight into the mind of one of the greats:

(Incidentally, is that a Fernandes Sustainer Steve is using, fitted in the neck position pickup slot?  Looks and sounds like it is.  http://www.fernandesguitars.com/sustainer/sustainer.html)


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You can find out more about me here: https://michaeltopic.wordpress.com/. There aren’t many people that exist in that conjunction of art, design, science and engineering, but this is where I live. I am an artist, a musician, a designer, a creator, a scientist, a technologist, an innovator and an engineer and I have a genuine, deep passion for each field. Most importantly, I am able to see the connections and similarities between each field of intellectual endeavour and apply the lessons I learn in one discipline to my other disciplines. To me, they are all part of the same continuum of creativity. I write about what I know, through my blogs, in the hope that something I write will resonate with a reader and help them enjoy their own creative life more fully. I am, in summary, a highly creative individual, but with the ability to get things done efficiently. Not all of these skills are valued by the world at large, but I am who I am and this is me. The opinions stated here are my own and not necessarily the opinion or position of my employer.
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