John Petrucci and Steve Morse

Guitar Player Magazine recently extended an invitation to John Petrucci to lead Steve Morse in a mentor-mentee discussion about his career and shredcraft. Within minutes of the two men sitting down to chat, it became clear that this wouldn’t be a standard Q&A session but rather an engaging, relaxed, and at times freewheeling exchange between two giants of the guitar… who also happen to be very good friends.

 In their conversation, the two Ernie Ball Music Man-wielding titans of shred reveal how they’ve inspired one another to go the extra mile in practice, technique, guitar design, and sticking to their musical guns. Read their full conversation here, or in the printed August 2022 edition of Guitar Player Magazine with John and Steve on the cover.

“There are moments that you can pinpoint and say they were truly life-changing, and for me, hearing Steve Morse play guitar was one of them.”

– John Petrucci

Guitar World also wrote about John and Steve’s recent conversation, in which they discussed their admiration for one another, with the latter also revealing how he used to practice… while driving.

Steve’s art work now shipping

Steve Morse’s artwork is now shipping to collectors worldwide. Thank you to all that have supported this unique release. If you haven’t seen Steve’s fine art release, “Northern Lights”, head to to see and own yours.

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Five of Steve’s best tips for guitar players

Steve Morse makes every note count. One moment he soars across the fingerboard with amazing speed, and in the next lulls his listeners with slow, poignant phrases. In the early ’80s, during his Dixie Dregs years, the Deep Purple guitarist shared some fantastic tips that many electric guitar and  acoustic guitar players will no doubt still

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Check Out Steve’s Art

Take a look behind the making of Northern Lights, Steve Morse’s debut art collection made from his guitar performance. Sign up at for details and pre-release access before it’s unveiled April 28th!

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A Special Message from Steve

Hello, everybody. I’ve just done a few gigs with the band, after years (!?) of not playing live. It’s a bittersweet, wonderful time to get together. However, my dear wife Janine is currently battling cancer. At this point, there are so many possible complications and unknowns, that whatever time we have left in our lives,

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As a rule, Deep Purple is apolitical, but on this occasion, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, they spoke out against it in a post on their Facebook page. I’ve always thought music should be non-political, and cross every border as the universal language. As a citizen of a deeply divided country, one thing here

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I hope you can find here some info, tips, links, suggestions, performances, and more, which helps you in some way. I want to thank all of you for supporting live music and musicians!
⬅️ Steve
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