Prodigy on the Guitar

The guitar of Jason Becker given by Edward van...

The guitar of Jason Becker given by Edward van Halen. Picture taken in Hard Rock Cafe, San Francisco, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today’s Tunes with Tuesday post spotlights a young girl who has incredible talent. I think she is a musical prodigy.

Don’t believe me? I dare you to watch this short video of her on the guitar and tell me otherwise.

I first saw this video on a television show’s video of the day feature. I went to YouTube to watch it again. Today, I want to share it with you.

Why share the video? I find it inspiring to watch. I hope it inspires you, as well.

The girl, Tina, is 14 years old and plays an extremely difficult guitar solo with remarkable ease. The sequence she plays is the “Eruption” solo by Van Halen. It is not difficult to notice the intricacies of this solo as you watch it. See the swift hand movements and imagine her memory as it replays the sequence of the chords.

She is so young, and her talent is clear. I have no doubt that Tina’s destiny is for a career in music. I hope that watching the video inspires you to pursue dreams that relate to your own skills. Where do your talents lay and how can you turn those talents into a career? I believe it is never too late to pursue your dreams. Too late is not in my vocabulary.

This is christyb, wishing you a day of dreaming without ever falling asleep on the job.

Tina – Van Halen Eruption Guitar Cover

 

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42 thoughts on “Prodigy on the Guitar

  1. filbio

    I saw this on the web last week. She is awesome. I am a big rock/metal fan and can appreciate the talent. Take a look at Orianthi on YouTube as she is another amazing female guitar player.

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Wohooo! Orianthi rocks it! I had not watched her videos before, thanks for pointing her out for me. I just listened to her cover of ‘According to You’ and it is really good!

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  2. lscotthoughts

    Wow, she is amazing and if she didn’t pursue a musical career, I’d be surprised! Thanks for sharing, Christy, and I am pursuing one of my dreams and I wrote about it in my blog post for today! πŸ™‚ It’s more of an accomplishment, rather than talent! xoxo

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      1. lscotthoughts

        Music is wonderful and when I was in high school, singing was my passion. I sang many solos, sang for my graduation, and on some school and church tours. My passion was to be a professional singer, but then I chose a different path, as you’ll read in my post. I have sung along the way in various choirs since then, but my passion has changed to writing…long story! Hope I didn’t bore you too much! xx

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        1. Christy Birmingham Post author

          Ohh! I didn’t know about your musical past. You are a woman of many talents! I just read your blog post about college and woohooo I am sooo excited for you!! xx

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        2. lscotthoughts

          Well, sometimes, I regret not sticking with the singing more religiously, but I’m fine with it now. I have so many great memories and times in the spotlight in those younger years that can sustain me and make me smile…thanks so much for your support, my friend! xoxo

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        3. Christy Birmingham Post author

          That’s wonderful. Maybe you could write a poem or two about those musical memories! I love your comment on your post too. Your honesty about the nerves is something I can relate to. Have a wonderful night, my friend xo

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        4. lscotthoughts

          Thanks, Christy, and hmm…you have the wheels turning again! We shall see! β™« β™« It’s funny how sometimes I feel like I’ll never be able to think of another poem. Yep, writer’s block. Then there are times when the inspiration is coming at me from all different directions and it’s wonderful. Who knows if any of it’s good, but it’s posted! πŸ™‚ Anyway, have a great night, too, and thanks again! xo

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  3. Jeri Walker-Bickett (@JeriWB)

    It always makes me smile to see videos featuring such talent. Here’s to it never being too late!

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  4. Sue Dreamwalker

    WOW!!!! and WOW!!!!!!!!!!…Now that is talent! and only 14 she has even more scope to grow… But how can you beat that??
    Wonderful find and share Christy…
    I had a guitar when I was 12… I started to learn it but was self taught..Sadly it got damaged when I was 14 lol but my strumming were the odd chords nothing like that…And then life took over as I was working age 15.. So I never took up the hobby again…
    Thank you for this post… Have a wonderful rest of the Day..
    Love Sue xox

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Sue, I see I brought back some young, fond memories of you with your guitar. How nice! I have a guitar sitting in my house and have not had time to play in so long.. well here is incentive to pick it up again! Thanks for stopping by with your smile and here’s love to you for your day xo

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  5. sarahpotterwrites

    A female version of Eric Clapton in the making. She’s such a natural, it might be a shame to box her talent around with formal musical education. When someone is that good, they can pick up an musical instrument and almost become one with it.

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  6. Kourtney Heintz

    Wow, she’s incredibly talented. πŸ™‚ And you are right. It is never too late. There are always reasons to delay or to wait. But dreams can and should be pursued. πŸ™‚

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  7. ladysighs

    Wonderful! There are so many talented people we never hear of. I often wonder how the big stars become big stars when there are so many just as good.
    Lot of practice hours logged for sure.

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