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Neal Nagaoka, a guitarist and composer from California, has 28 years of studying and performing experience along with 25 years of teaching guitar students. His most recent CD "Transition" features ten hard rock and metal instrumentals.


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  Welcome to the October edition of Neal's Young Guns. I had a really hard time picking the best videos this time. There was actually many great players to choose from.

Anyways, here are the selections for this edition:

The Official Site: shredguitarist.org

Submit your videos here: youtube.com/NealsYoungGuns

1. Kirill Konyaev from Russia: This kid is pretty amazing. I have seen a few videos of him. This is one of his older videos. Originally, thanks to Dale Turner for this post.

2. Blaze: This is him when he was 12 doing "Eruption". Pretty impressive.

3. Desiree¹ Bassett: Tearing it up with "You Really Got Me".

4. Kate Winter: 5-year-old girl, I think that is her name is but all I can say is wow!

5. Ben Lapps: 15-year-old monster! Thanks to Laurie Monk of truthinshredding.com for this entry.

All I can say is... scary! Anyways, hope you enjoy these. Until next month!

The Official Site: shredguitarist.org

Submit your videos here: youtube.com/NealsYoungGuns

Here are the rules:
  1. Must be 17 or under for the student. Teachers can be any age of course.
  2. Must be of good quality video.
  3. Must be performed live. (No Overdubs!)
  4. Must be an original solo. (Can be a jazz or classical piece that's within the public domain, but it has to be a unique interpretation) I don't want to hear "Stairway To Heaven" or Metallica solos! (I will accept original backing tracks, soloed over of course).
  5. Only one submission for each student from the parents or teachers a month! If I get bulk, you are disqualified.
  6. Each video submission must have some information in it like name, name and background of the student, who the teacher is and please tell me why this video is so impressive, or what's the point? Right?
  7. No duplicate winners once they have won (but teachers can always submit new students.)
  8. Please no reversed videos! If you play right-handed, I don't want to see someone playing left-handed!
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