Behind the scenes with Steve Vai: Freak Show Excess part 1

Steve Vai at the Mothership preparing for launch

Steve Vai has never been afraid to incorporate elements of extremely eclectic genres into his music, and Freak Show Excess from his 2005 album Real Illusions: Reflections is a prime example.

In this video lesson, Steve Vai explains the ideas and writing process behind the Bulgarian-wedding-music-influenced Freak Show Excess, all from the comfort of his own Mothership recording studio.

This is part one of a two-part Steve Vai special. Check out part two of Steve in the studio here.

For more information, visit the official Steve Vai website.