“That’s the great thing about making my videos – they’re like demo tapes. They show off my range and versatility”: Larissa Liveir on her journey from engineering student to guitar’s TikTok role model

Larissa Liveir
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Larissa Liveir makes no bones about it: The 21-year-old Brazilian shredder wants to be a role model for other female guitarists.

“There’s a lot more females who love rock music and playing the guitar than people think,” she says. “If I can help to inspire them to get out there and make music and join bands, I’ll feel as though I’ve had some real impact.”

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Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar World, Guitar Player, MusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.