Vic Mensa plays guitar while skydiving in one of the wildest music videos of the year

Vic Mensa skydiving with a Fender Strat
(Image credit: Vic Mensa/YouTube)

Though playing guitar is predominantly about hitting the right notes in the right places at the right time in a seamless stream of thought, there’s a performative aspect to the instrument, too.

In other words, the guitar is a physical prop with which to engage audiences – to capture their visual attention as well as their ears, and to leave a lasting impression long after the song or solo is finished.

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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.