Category Archives: electric guitar

Tina S Metalizes Beethoven (Moonlight Sonata, Third Movement)

Young virtuosa Tina S lays down a wonderful cover of the Dr. Viossy guitar arrangement of the third movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata (Piano Sonata No. 14, Op. 27, No.2).

This is, of course, the “presto agitato” third movement of the Moonlight Sonata. (Beethoven called the sonata “Sonata quasi una fantasia” – sonata, almost a fantasyThe term “Moonlight” wasn’t applied until after Beethoven’s death and referred to the first movement.)

I have been hoping that Tina would tackle this piece, and I’m glad she did!

 

Tina S YouTube channel

Tina S Facebook page

Tina was taught and filmed by her guitar instructor, Renaud Louis-Servais and here.

Tina plays a custom Vigier Excalibur Custom guitar.

 

 

 

 

Tina S Cover –The Trooper by Iron Maiden

Another brilliantly played cover by 16 year old Tina S.

Please stay away if you are going to say, “Lots of people can play this.”  🙂  Those “lots of people” can’t play it at this level and quality of personal distinction.  Isn’t the point crucial?  Quality is crucial.  In fact, Tina’s level of playing and trajectory of development are somewhat like:

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This can be heard by perceptive listeners through whatever styles she is playing or the level of musical depth and complexity of particular pieces.

Exciting, brilliant, top-level cover, Tina!

 

Tina S Facebook page

I have posted many of Tina’s videos (with comments) on this site, but be sure to visit her YouTube site, too.  She has posted a variety of covers.

[Tina was taught and filmed by Renaud Louis-Servais.]

 

 

 

 

 

Tina S Covers Jason Becker’s “Altitudes” with Mastery and Magnificence

I haven’t been able to post much here recently (but should be back to normal soon), but you know I’m not going to miss a new video by the wonderful Tina S!

As usual with Tina’s posts, this video is fabulous to listen to.  It may be her most impressive yet.

I listened to it a few times last night, and I need to say to anyone who sees this post, please check out the video. Don’t miss this one!  It is a magnificent and masterful cover.

Jason Becker’s “Altitudes”.  I think you will agree that this is a true tour de force by young Tina (age 16), whether or not you like “neo-classical metal”.

Tina is step-by-step honing a very individual style…intense and edgy, punctuated by brushstrokes of great beauty. (I would easily recognize her playing in a crowd of covers, and it stands out prominently against competent slicker ones.) In this video, in addition to her remarkable flow, “line”, and compelling note values, her (apparently controversial) vibrato is powerful, edgy, almost ominous at times. To wax poetic, Tina is like a beautiful young valkyrie battling the elements with evolving style and power! She is an endlessly fascinating and exciting young guitarist, far out of the ordinary.

“Altitudes” is a fine composition by Jason Becker, (who, by the way, agrees on the merit of Tina’s playing) and points the way to some exciting things that can be done in the neo-classical field. My personal hope is that Tina pursues this path as it seems to be congenial to her; but, of course, I will support her whatever she chooses (and whatever path she takes will be exciting and awesome, it is clear by now).

Tina S Offers a Cover of a 1986 Metal Classic (Metallica “Master of Puppets”)

Metallica to Satie.  (That’s the way I operate…always have.)

Tina is building an interesting (and highly popular) cover oeuvre while mastering a wide variety of essential guitar skills.  This one displays her aggressive and powerful playing and some really formidable lyrical skills.  These lyrical skills are one of the foundations of masterful playing, and I am pleased to hear them here is such clear form and am once again very impressed with this wonderful girl (16 y.o.) whose determination and trajectory appear to be relentless!   Nice, Tina!

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“Epic Circus” Video — Renaud Louis-Servais (featuring Virgil Donati, Philippe Saisse, and Henri Dorina)

This is a video of “Epic Circus” performed at a recording session in L.A. when Renaud and the others were there early this year. Exciting and colorful musical tapestry. This is just one track of an album which will be released soon.

RLSG (Renaud Louis-Servais Group)…Facebook

RLSG (Renaud Louis-Servais Group) … Website

Renaud Louis-Servais…Facebook

Here are the Facebook sites of the other fine RLSG musicians. (Renaud above)

Virgil Donati   Philippe Saisse   Henri Dorina

Here are some related posts:

Renaud Louis-Servais Interview (English)

Improvisations on Jeff Beck’s “The Pump” — Renaud Louis-Servais

Tribute to Steve Lukather (“Never walk alone”) — Renaud

Renaud Louis-Servais – fusion improvisation on minor blues

Renaud Louis-Servais Guitar Lessons in English (Teacher of Tina S)

Prog Sphere’s AwesomeCast: Episode 28 — Renaud-Louis Servais Group and Others

Renaud Louis-Servais Guitar Lessons in English (Teacher of Tina S)