A young guitarist meets his hero | Usman Riaz and Preston Reed

A young guitarist meets his hero | Usman Riaz and Preston Reed


Translator: Morton Bast
Reviewer: Thu-Huong Ha (Music) (Applause) (Applause) (Music) (Applause) (Music) (Applause) Chris Anderson: You guys were amazing. That’s amazing. (Applause) You just don’t hear that every day. (Laughter) Usman, the official story is that you learned to play the guitar by watching Jimmy Page on YouTube. Usman Riaz: Yes, that was the first one. And then I — That was the first thing I learned, and then I started progressing to other things. And I started watching Kaki King a lot, and she would always cite Preston Reed as a big influence, so then I started watching his videos, and it’s very surreal right now to be — (Laughter) (Applause) CA: Was that piece just now, that was one of his songs that you learned, or how did that happen? UR: I’d never learned it before, but he told me that we would be playing that on stage, so I was familiar with it, so that’s why I had so much more fun learning it. And it finally happened, so … (Laughter) CA: Preston, from your point of view, I mean, you invented this like 20 years ago, right? How does it feel to see someone like this come along taking your art and doing so much with it? Preston Reed: It’s mind-blowing, and I feel really proud, really honored. And he’s a wonderful musician, so it’s cool. (Laughter) CA: I guess, I don’t think there is like a one-minute other piece you guys can do? Can you? Do you jam? Do you have anything else? PR: We haven’t prepared anything. CA: There isn’t. I’ll tell you what. If you have another 30 or 40 seconds, and you have another 30 or 40 seconds, and we just see that, I just think — I can feel it. We want to hear a little more. And if it goes horribly wrong, no worries. (Applause) (Laughter) (Music) (Applause)

100 thoughts to “A young guitarist meets his hero | Usman Riaz and Preston Reed”

  1. It seems like this video is shared more towards those audience who has not so much knowledge on Percussion fingerstyle genre, thats why most comment in the comment section are like "he is August rush" or "never seen anyone playing something like that". first of all welcome to this type of music genre, secondly No he is not like August rush kid, that technique is called lap tapping, if you wanna see what that is watch "Erik Mongrain" the god and Pioneer of Lap technique. third he is insanly skilled no doubt but he isn't the best, there are many better guitarist out there in youtube that are much better then him both in skills and musicality. He is not that melodic and his composition aren't that good.

  2. Love Youuuuuu bro from Afghanistan 🇦🇫 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  3. Music can be played on almost any instrument, and done in endless ways. If the result is good, why get worry about the technique? Music is about expression and there shouldn't be any hard and fast rules about traditional playing. This is good stuff, and so is Ani di Franco's percussive style, and take a look at Morphine and their changes to their instruments. Phenomenal artists all. There's room for everyone with the internet. Commercial radio isn't/wasn't like that, but youtube is terrific. So many more people can now be heard, seen and appreciated. When these two got together, fabulous. I bet Leo Kottke would appreciate this performance.

  4. I can't stop listening to that piece at 8:00… Its absolutely insane, I wish my guitar could do that…

  5. if someone disLike, doesn't mean they're envy or cLose to that! for me tapping your acoustic wood too much is corny & absurd aLready, tapping the fret above & tapping of the wood in an entire song is not that much pLeasing aLready to ears & souL.. sorry if im offending someone.. wouLd you prefer a 10minutes of this from these two, to two minutes of a reaLLy good arpeggios? an entire run w/a drumstick. that's a new breed again!

  6. Yaar ye ek gimmick hai,.but i feel instrument should play like the way as it,.jisne guitar invent kiya wo kabhi nahi socha ke haat,pao se ye bajaenge,.ye log kya msg dena chata hai aise bajake samajh me nahi aiya…this guy is purcussionist not a guitarist..bullshit

  7. Now that's really art man so lit mind blowing😵😵im just a beginner in guitar… Dame 😂

  8. A lot of great and hard technics, somebody forgot to put some feeling and melody inside ! I prefer to call what I just saw guitar acrobatics instead of music !

  9. i felt like they were playing an indian song. I love how they play a guitar that's Mind blowing truly.

  10. are you serious!? 1k dislikes? how can someone hate music this much! people who disliked has so much negativity I'm telling you! this video is pure diamond 💛

  11. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Awesome,

  12. After amin I like this both guitarist very awesome music and way they r playing guiter is very unique I listen very much.

  13. I'm not an expert …
    But watching and analyzing the video from beginning to end, I can not say anything because as I said at the beginning, I'm not an expert.😒

  14. ❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️🎸🎸🎸🎸

  15. I was first time watched this on 2012 and now watching in 2019. This video really helped my guitar playing. Lot of techniques I accepted from this video.

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