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16-Year-Old Guitarist Tina S. Shreds Jason Becker's "Altitudes"

French guitarist Tina S.—who has become a favorite of readers around the world—is back with a new video (her third of 2015), which she posted to YouTube this past Friday, September 4.

This time, Tina—who has covered everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Eddie Van Halen to DragonForce—tackles Jason Becker's "Altitudes." The song, which was written by Becker, is the opening track from Becker's iconic 1988 album, Perpetual Burn.

After seeing the clip, Becker replied: "Wonderful playing, Tina! Thank you so much! I am honored!"

As always, Tina, who turned 16 earlier this year, is playing her Vigier Excalibur Custom guitar. She was taught and filmed by her guitar instructor, Renaud Louis-Servais. Be sure to check out Tina's effortless covers of Van Halen's "Eruption," Vai's version of Paganini's 5th Caprice, Dream Theater's "The Best of Times" and her shred tribute to Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi.

You also might want to check out her take on Yngwie Malmsteen's "Arpeggios from Hell," which she performed and posted in 2014.

For more about Tina, check out the links above (and under RELATED CONTENT), and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.