Tina S. is not a new name for someone who follows shred guitarists on YouTube. She is a seventeen year old guitarist from France. Tina started learning classical guitar at the age of six. By the age of nine, she had already started uploading videos displaying her proficiency on classical guitar. Since then, she has covered songs of many guitar virtuosos from Steve Vai to John Petrucci, Yngwie Malmsteen to Jason Becker and so on.
A legit shredder, she is an endorser of Vigier guitars. With 385k+ subscribers and 67 millions+ views on her videos, she might be the one of the most viewed guitar shredders on YouTube.
Here are the 10 shred guitar covers by Tina S. that you must watch.
01. Tornado of Souls – Megadeth
Watch her play Megadeth's Tornado of Souls from their Rust in Peace released in 1990 featuring the awe-inspiring solo by the amazing Marty Friedman.
02. For the Love of God – Steve Vai
From Steve Vai's second album, Passion and Warfare, For the Love of God is one of the most popular songs of him. Watch Tina tackling the song flawlessly below.
Interesting trivia, Steve Vai fasted for ten days when working on this song, and recorded the song on the fourth day of the fast.
03. Altitudes – Jason Becker
Jason Becker inspired so many guitarists in such a short span of time with Cacophony and his solo career. Altitudes is from Jason Becker's first Studio Album Perpetual Burn.
After Tina uploaded her cover on YouTube, Jason Becker himself congatulated her saying, "Wonderful playing Tina! Thank you so much! I am honored!"
This is awesome, isn't it?
04. Master of Puppets – Metallica
Metallica's Master of Puppets was released in 1986, and is considered as one of the best Thrash Metal albums of all times. James Hetfield's intense downpicking rhythm prowess is a key highlight of the song apart from Kirk Hammett's soloing. Watch Tina playing the Thrash Metal classic below.
05. Paganini's 5th Caprice – Steve Vai
If you have seen the 1986 movie, Crossroads, Steve Vai appears in the guitar duel performing Paganini's 5th Caprice. Here Tina pays homage to Paganini by playing Steve Vai's rendition of Paganini's 5th Caprice.
06. Eruption – Eddie Van Halen
Van Halen took the world by a storm with their eponymous debut release. The album features Eruption, an instrumental rock guitar solo by Eddie Van Halen. The song popularized two handed tapping technique which EVH is known for. Tina has completely nailed the song and the video has garnered over 14 million views.
07. Arpeggios from Hell – Yngwie Malmsteen
Tina shreds Yngwie's Arpeggios from Hell (Molto Arpeggiosa) from his 13th album titled War to End All Wars.
08. The Trooper – Iron Maiden
The trademark harmonized leads and gallop riffs, The Trooper is from Iron Maiden's fourth studio album titled Piece of Mind released in 1983. Watch Tina perfortm The Trooper below.
09. The Loner – Gary Moore
Less of shreds and more of feels, Tina covers Gary Moore's The Loner from his eighth album Wild Frontier.
Gary Moore must be so proud!
10. Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
And last but certainly not the least, Tina covers Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb from the 1979 album The Wall. What a beautiful rendition!
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