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.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.