Steve Vai

I have a deep love for life and my fellow human beings. I try to understand everything that everybody does, even if it seems wrong to me.Steve Vai

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History's most treasured musicians were believed in and cultivated to reach their potential. Today, it would be difficult for those musicians to get deals. We have the insight and the tools to identify and bring to fruition the dormant talent that our artists possess.Steve Vai

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Besides being a guitar player, I'm a big fan of the guitar. I love that damn instrument.Steve Vai

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Most people are fascinated to see someone play an instrument in an inspired way. We are moved by witnessing musical brilliance, and it was this notion that led me to purchase the GuitarTV domain 10 years ago.Steve Vai

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I created this picture of this character who would play the guitar effortlessly, who had no limitations, performing beautiful music, and he moved around with great acrobatic skills, just capturing the audience and being a great entertainer.Steve Vai

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Possessing a healthy imagination is a necessary ingredient for creativity.Steve Vai

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I can count on one hand the people who are legendary in my book, and Tom Waits is certainly right at the top. It's funny, though: When I tell people that I like Tom's music, it surprises them.Steve Vai

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A lot of those little things that I really like doing are just moments of cool articulation, just little moments of phrasing that probably go over everybody's head.Steve Vai

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Acting, at least for me, is very unreal, and when I'm doing it, I actually feel embarrassed.Steve Vai

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Favored Nations is a long-term commitment. Our hope is that those who are passionate about real musicianship will want to hear and own most of our albums. We will set out to attain the same direct relationship with our customers that we have with our artists.Steve Vai

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I awake, I meditate, get the kids off to school, go to the gym, go to the Favored Nations office, and usually at around 1 pm I'm home and do music the rest of the day.Steve Vai

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I don't believe in 'greatest'. I believe in favorites.Steve Vai

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I have an independent record label called Favored Nations on which I released an album by an artist called Johnny A, who plays an arch top Gibson through a Marshall, but the tone is all in his fingers.Steve Vai

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I know it is common nowadays for artists to start labels but this is a thoroughly constructed vehicle for inspired talent. This is a market that we've been living, breathing and eating for our entire lives - one where a huge void currently exists. Favored Nations is a long-term commitment.Steve Vai

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If you're feeling emotional when you're creating something, it'll sound that way.Steve Vai

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It's hilarious, because my guitar has what's known as a tremolo bar or a whammy bar. And the whammy bar is probably the most alien thing on my guitar that could possibly relate to a classical guitar.Steve Vai

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My main calling in life is to seek and achieve spiritual balance, and to express that through my instrument. Everything else is here today, gone later today.Steve Vai

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Ray and I do not draw salaries, Any profits will be re-invested into marketing the music we believe in.Steve Vai

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Reps once took chances on art, History's most treasured musicians were believed in and cultivated to reach their potential. Today, it would be difficult for those musicians to get deals.Steve Vai

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Still to this day, I am deeply satisfied when watching a guitar player who is connected with their art and instrument. GuitarTV helps you tap into that connection, and to each other.Steve Vai

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The classical guitar has a dynamic to it unlike a regular acoustic guitar or an electric guitar. You know, there's times when you should play and there's times when you gotta hold back. It's an extremely dynamic instrument.Steve Vai

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We have the insight and the tools to identify and bring to fruition the dormant talent that our artists possess. Favored Nations will be branded as the home base for inspired musical talent.Steve Vai

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You know, there's times when you should play and there's times when you gotta hold back.Steve Vai

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I was about seven or eight years old when I first heard West Side Story, and it had a huge impact on me. If you look at the elements of that record, it contains many of the things I enjoy doing today.Steve Vai

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Along with its enchanting and exquisite melodies, West Side Story has attitude and a tremendous amount of frenetic energy. It's emotional, theatrical and technical. It's everything.Steve Vai

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What I look for in music is artistry, sincerity, and simplicity, and Tom Waits has all of that. I want to make a connection to the creator.Steve Vai

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It just happens in life, where you resonate with a particular artist. Or it can be a kind of food or a fashion - you discover it and it gives you a whole new lease on life.Steve Vai

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That's the thing about great artists: They find the thing that's most obvious to themselves, what's most conscious and natural, and they put it out there and the audience comes.Steve Vai

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I've never really heard anybody imitating anything of mine the way they do with Edward Van Halen's stuff.Steve Vai

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I'm always pursuing knowledge; I'm a seeker of spiritual equilibrium - and music is a big part of that.Steve Vai

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