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Video: 8-Year-Old Girl Plays Guthrie Govan's "Fives"

We thought we'd share this 2013 video of an 8-year-old girl named Li-Sa-X playing a Guthrie Govan tune called "Fives."

The song is from Govan's Erotic Cakes album from 2006 (It is, of course, track 5 on the album).

No, it's not perfect, but it's impressive for an 8-year-old (or a 38-year-old). Come on — she's tapping!

For some reference, we've also included a clip of Govan performing the song live a few years back. Enjoy!

And while you're at it, check out this complete lesson Govan filmed and wrote for Guitar World,
Professor Shred: Big Jumps — Using String Skipping to Create Multi-Octave Tapped Arpeggios
, which includes tabs and a video.

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.