Watch Ichika Nito play an impossibly virtuosic solo using just one finger

Ichika Nito is a guitar player, but he’s really in the business of raising the bar. His YouTube videos – which range from jaw-dropping, sub-one-minute soundbites to wacky alternate tuning exhibitions – have garnered him almost one-and-a-half million subscribers, and plain to see why.

His latest clip – a new installment of his ‘When you need to do an audition’ series – sees the virtuoso play a one-minute song using only one finger, and the results are nothing short of spectacular.

In his characteristic math-rock-meets-neo-soul style, Nito – armed only with an electric guitar and his right-hand index finger – deploys an impressive array of dreamy, open note-centric clean lines, featuring a combination of tapping, slides and single-finger-picking, and even the inclusion of the whammy bar.

This clip, of course, follows Ichika’s recent mind-bending video, in which he played a solo on a guitar with only one string. That video has received over one million views in just two weeks.

For more content from Ichika Nito, head over to his YouTube channel.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.