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Performance and Pedagogy Blog

A blog about the performance and pedagogy of music.

Filtering by Tag: Mothers of Invention

Monday YouTube Fix: Frank Zappa and Steve Vai

Andrew Hitz

This is a whole lot of guitar chops on one stage at one time. Many people know Frank Zappa for his off the wall lyrics and personality and don't realize he was one of the greatest electric guitar players to every strap one on. It takes some serious courage to just get on stage with Steve Vai and Frank doesn't just hold his own on this clip. Love that this is live and they only got one take. Two absolute masters enjoying what was obviously hours and hours of intentional, dedicated practicing.