Kiko Loureiro took part in Herman Li’s blindfold shredding challenge – and absolutely crushed it

Kiko Loureiro
(Image credit: DragonForce/YouTube)

Playing the electric guitar is hard enough at the best of times, even when you have both eyes wide open. Take away your sense of sight, and playing the six-string suddenly becomes an exercise fraught with logistical problems. For Kiko Loureiro, however, using his eyes is merely an added bonus.

Appearing on the latest installment of Herman Li’s mammoth Jason Becker fundraiser livestream, Loureiro was challenged by the DragonForce guitarist to take part in the blindfold challenge, a daunting activity that tasked the pair to – yep, you guessed it – shred without being able to actually see.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.