10-Year-Old Li-sa-X Plays Dream Theater’s “Lost Not Forgotten” — Video

Back in 2013, 8-year-old Japanese guitarist Li-sa-X wowed us with a video in which she shreds the Racer X track “Scarified.” Racer X guitarist Paul Gilbert was so impressed that he created a response video in which he invited her to join his online ArtistWorks guitar school for free.

In May of this year, Li-sa-X—now 10—returned with a performance of the Polyphia track “Aviator.”

Now she’s back again! In this newly uploaded video, she shreds her way through the Dream Theater track “Lost Not Forgotten.” As always, it’s an impressive performance, made even more astonishing given her young age.

Li-sa-X’s YouTube channel has picked up nearly 22,500 subscribers since she joined in January 2011, and her videos have accumulated more than 5.7 million views. Take a look at this video and you’ll understand why. You can also follow her on Facebook.

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Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World, a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.