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Vai’s Naked Tracks – Tune!

We´ve just downloaded Whispering a Prayer from Steve Vai´s Naked Tracks version of Alive in an Ultra World, and have been murdering what is a lovely tune ever since. If you know the track you´ll be aware that it´s main melody revolves around Vai´s use of his Sustainer-equipped Ibanez JEM, so we got hold of a Fernandes Retrorocket, tuned to E and dove (dived? doved?) right in.

The Naked Tracks concept provides classic Vai tunes with all lead guitars removed by the man himself. They´re official and a great way of testing just how good you are on the guitar and, if you´re us, you´ll realise just how good he is.

Put it this way: we won´t be tackling K´m-Pee-Du-Wee just yet...

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Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Total Guitar magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.