Steve Vai hands off his guitar to Andy Timmons

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  1. mikeratan00

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    VAI is such a cool guy!
     
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    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    A congress of two badasses.


    'nuff said!


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    Even though i don't listen to his music too often anymore, Vai gets nothing but respect and admiration from me.
     
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    Couldn't have happened to the nicest guy in the business! Was Andy playing the show, or was he just there to watch?
     
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    I hadn't heard of AT before EJ invited him up on stage in Dallas for a couple of songs. That was magical. I've been a fan ever since.
     
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    two extremely talented guitarist and great guys
     
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    Seriously cool - that takes guts and humility on both sides. Respect :aok
     
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    I saw this on facebook. Pretty cool. I wonder if everyone in attendance was familiar with Andy Timmons?
    Did Vai tell him the key or anything? AT's got to have incredible ears.... he could probably hear it. That's pressure though... I probably would have panicked.. haha.
     
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    AT had a big, honest post on his personal facebook. Said basically it just happened organically. Just a cool guy and a monster player. Legend around here.
     
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    Awesome moment, two legends!
     
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    Vai is really giving back to the guitar community in so many ways. I wish I had the time and money to attend one of his instructional camps.

    Andy is one of Steve's artists on his Favored Nations label, btw.

    Many years ago I saw Satch at the Dallas Guitar Show follow Andy's trio. Satch was playing to backing tracks, kinda just going through the motions. Then he invited Andy and his band to join him on stage. After Andy started ripping it up, you could see Satch's body language and energy change immediately, like, oh, this mofo is serious! It turned into a head cutting jam and Andy went Game of Thrones on him.

    He's a monster.
     
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    I know Andy and he is one of the nicest guys you could meet.
    I don't know Steve, but through working for TrueFire he also has a reputation for being a fantastic sincere guy, which is always good to hear.
     
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    I really wish Vai would do a book or video or something on his PERSPECTIVE, like in the vids online, where he talks about stress, anxiety, success, depression, etc.... not about guitar playing directly, but about LIFE. Some of his little "talks" have really resonated with me, and they transcend music.
     
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    He recently released exactly that, Alien Guitar Secrets P&W through TrueFire. The course has some playing examples but it is mostly about his philosophy and overcoming obstacles.
    The course was advertised as more of a standard tutorial but it really isn't which is why I like it so much!

    https://truefire.com/steve-vai-guitar-lessons/alien-guitar-secrets/passion-and-warfare/c1025

     
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    Great, hope you enjoy it.
    I have always enjoyed when Steve has given talks over the years, I think he has a unique perspective on playing, composition, the mental/emotional rewards vs challenges
    of it all and the music business.
     

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