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Steve Vai Story of Light Tab and Tour Dates

Posted by Michael Mueller on June 28, 2013 at 12:38 PM

After an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to last year's Story of Light 2013 Tour, guitarist Steve Vai has added an additional run of North American dates (see below). The tour, which kicks off on October 16 in Santa Cruz, CA, will feature a unique premium package called the Evo Experience, which includes a meet and greet pass, Q&A session with Vai, access to sound check, an exclusive EVO Experience laminate, and other Vai merchandise items. EVO Experience premium tickets will be available for purchase through Vai's website, A limited number of EVO Experience tickets are available for each show.

On a related note, we've just posted the official, note-for-note, Steve Vai–approved guitar tab for all 12 tracks on The Story of Light:

Steve Vai: The Story of Light guitar tab 

All Steve Vai guitar tab and video lessons

For more information on the tour or new album visit:
10/16  Santa Cruz, CA
10/17  San Diego, CA
10/18  Ventura, CA
10/19  Las Vegas, NV
10/20  Chandler, AZ
10/22  Tucson, AZ
10/23  Flagstaff, AZ
10/24  Santa Fe, NM
10/27  Kansas City, KS
10/29  Columbia, MO
10/30  Springfield, MO
10/31  Council Bluffs, IA
11/1   Des Moines, IA
11/2   Bloomington, IL
11/3   Joliet, IL
11/5   Columbus, OH
11/6   Indianapolis, IN
11/7   Grand Rapids, MI
11/8   Rama, ON
11/9   Cincinnati, OH
11/10  Knoxville, TN
11/12  Chattanooga, TN
11/13  Birmingham, AL
11/14  Mobile, AL
11/15  New Orleans, LA
11/16  Baton Rouge, LA
11/17  Little Rock, AR
11/19  Tulsa, OK
11/20  San Antonio, TX
11/21  Austin, TX
11/22  Dallas, TX
11/23  Houston, TX

Take the Perpetual Burn Challenge and Win a Carvin Jason Becker Tribute Guitar

Posted by Michael Mueller on June 4, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Think you've got the chops to perpetually burn up and down the fretboard like Jason Becker? The guys at Guitar World along with Carvin Guitars are offering you the chance to prove it, with the winner getting a new Carvin JB200C Jason Becker Tribute guitar. For all the contest information, please visit

Meanwhile, just to show you that the tune can be covered, check out fretboard beast Jeff Loomis's performance of the classic Becker track. He pulls it off with such nonchalance that it almost seems easy—until you pick up the transcription and try it yourself, that is.

Jeff Loomis shred guitar video lessons 


Acoustic Guitar Video Lessons and Tab For Every Style and Level

Posted by Michael Mueller on June 3, 2013 at 3:36 PM

When conversations (or arguments) pop up regarding guitar heroes, they usually revolve around names like Hendrix, Van Halen, SRV, Clapton, Beck, and Page—and rightfully so. But there's a "softer" side to the instrument as well, one featuring such heroes as Tommy Emmanuel, Leo Kottke, Alex de Grassi, Andy McKee, and many more.

In that spirit, we're putting the spotlight on some of our great acoustic guitar content: guitar tab, video lessons, video songs, and play-along jam tracks. You can start by checking out our Acoustic Guitar feature page. Then browse the links below for content related to these top acoustic talents.

Tommy Emmanuel guitar tab
Leo Kottke guitar tab
Alex de Grassi acoustic video lessons
Andy McKee guitar tab
James Taylor guitar tab
Joni Mitchell guitar tab and video lessons
Dave Matthews guitar tab
Monte Montgomery guitar tab

Acoustic Guitar Video Lessons