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Video: 14-Year-Old Girl Performs Steve Vai's Version of Paganini's 5th Caprice from 'Crossroads'

Everyone remembers Tina S., right?

She's the 14-year-old French guitarist who's been blowing everyone's mind with her effortless renditions of Eddie Van Halen's "Eruption" (Watch it here) and her tribute to Italian composer Antonio Vilvaldi (Watch it here).

Well, here's her latest shred-tastic video, which was posted last month to her YouTube page.

This time, she tackles Paganini's 5th Caprice, the piece of music Steve Vai performs during the guitar-duel scene in the 1986 film Crossroads. To watch the original scene, head here. (Of course, when we watch Ralph Macchio's character perform the piece, we're hearing Vai's vicious fretwork.)

As always, Tina is playing her Vigier Excalibur guitar. This time, however, she is sitting in front of two Marshall cabinets.

Tina was taught and filmed by her guitar teacher, Renaud Louis-Servais. Enjoy! And remember to practice!

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.