Kid Nails Guns N’ Roses ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ Solo on ‘Ellen’
Slash's guitar playing is unorthodox and difficult to replicate as an adult, much less as a nine-year-old kid. But that's just what Australia's Taj Farrant did on a new episode of The Ellen Degeneres Show airing today (March 19) as he played some Guns N' Roses.
"You’re all about to get your minds blown. We meet a lot of talented kids on this show. Our next guest is truly something special. He's an incredible guitar prodigy who can play Prince, Black Sabbath, Guns N' Roses like no one else I've heard," said Degeneres before the curtains parted and Farrant began playing the solo to "Sweet Child O' Mine."
Playing along to a cover version backing track, Farrant effortlessly rips through all the nuances of the solo. Displaying absolute confidence, his gaze wanders away from the fretboard as the natural feel takes over. And get this — he's only been playing for two-and-a-half years.
Watch the clip below.
"My dad took me to an AC/DC concert two and half years ago, and I was on my pop’s shoulders, and I said, ‘I want to do that for the rest of my life,'" said Farrant, explaining where his inspiration to play came from. He can even hear a song for the first time and start playing it by ear and after a couple tries, he's generally got it down.
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