Check Out the 14-Year Old Guitarist Who Reminds Us Why Skill and Practice Matter

14 Year Old Guitar Virtuoso Tina S

14 Year Old Guitar Virtuoso Tina S

Sometimes it is easy to be cynical and assume that young people are only seeking the quick and easy path to pop stardom – many are working hard to become the next generation of truly great musicians. Combining passion for the music with hard work and research, here are a few videos by one young guitarist you will definitely remember!

French guitarist Tina S demonstrates tremendous technical mastery and a solid musical feel in these videos shot by her instructor. Not really much else to say, just enjoy the videos!

Here she is playing Steve Vai’s Version of Paganini’s 5th Caprice from ‘Crossroads’

Her cover of the “Vivaldi Tribute” (Patrick Rondat)

And finally a spot-on rendition of Eddie Van Halen’s “Eruption” Solo

Ok, so I am going to tack on the original scene from Crossroads – not just because it has Steve Vai playing both sides, and not just because Ralph Macchio does an awesome job of making us think he is playing, but because it is one of my favorite movie clips of all time.

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Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!

3 Comments on "Check Out the 14-Year Old Guitarist Who Reminds Us Why Skill and Practice Matter"

  1. I always thought Ry Cooder was playing Macchio’s parts. He was more blues and less metal. Am I delusional about that?

  2. No, you are correct – Ry Cooder did the great soundtrack and in the ‘duel’ he played all the bluesy slide guitar parts. But in the final shred-off section it is Vai on both parts.

  3. Ahh, that makes sense. I did notice that that last little part was a little shreddy for Cooder.

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