Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Win A Chance To Learn From Steve Vai

Guitar Center is at it again. This time you can earn a chance to have a private workshop with legendary guitarist Steve Vai. The full press release with all the details is below.

Westlake Village, CA, May 3, 2010 - Continuing its support and development of the musician community, Guitar Center (http://www.guitarcenter.com/), the world's largest musical instrument retailer, today announced an undiscovered music competition that is giving guitarists the chance to attend a private Guitar Center Sessions workshop with Grammy Award-winning guitarist Steve Vai.

Now through June 30th, 2010, guitarists across the United States are invited to submit their best lead guitar performance using their favorite track off of Steve Vai's "Naked Tracks" album to http://guitarcenter.com/stevevai. The online contest will be hosted by The Public Record (http://www.thepublicrecord.com/), a new online interactive recording concept that bridges the gap between artist and fan. Ten guitarists, hand-picked by Vai, will be given the opportunity to attend the exclusive Guitar Center Sessions workshop with the legendary guitarist.

"I've had a wonderful career, and have been completely blessed beyond my belief," said Vai. "I know the ins and outs of the business, and am proud to be a part of Guitar Center Sessions so I can share my knowledge with guitarists who are looking to take things to the next level."

Guitar Center Sessions is an ongoing music education based initiative that provides musicians with the chance to network and gain insight and knowledge from their heroes in a comfortable and intimate setting. The commitment is to help musicians further their musical aspirations and provide tools for career growth.

Vai began his career transcribing music for Frank Zappa and also worked with
Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, and Whitesnake. But it is as a solo artist that Vai has
made his most valuable contributions, earning him three Grammy wins, eight
nominations, and over twenty million records sold worldwide. This announcement coincides with the 20th Anniversary of the Ibanez 7-String limited edition Universe Guitar, designed by Vai himself and used in the recording of his 1990 release Passion and Warfare. Sixteen of these rare instruments will be available to purchase at select Guitar Center locations.

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