Steve Vai Sets World Record

(Gibson) Guitar great Steve Vai and Berklee College of Music have set the Guinness World Record for the world's largest online guitar lesson.

According to Iheartguitarblog.com, the lesson took place at Livestream Studios in New York City on March 3, and brought together almost 7,000 members of the international guitar community in a celebration of online music education. Guinness certified the world record based on Berklee having recruited 4,455 students to the lesson during the first 15 minutes.

"I hope this record encourages players to continue to cultivate their own unique style and spirit on the guitar," Vai said. "I think this record really showcases the interest that exists in guitar education worldwide. It was a true pleasure working with an institution like Berkleemusic, who shares my interest in helping to bring more skilled musicians into the world." more on this story

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