TED : Usman Riaz and Preston Reed - A young guitarist meets his hero

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Usman Riaz is a 21-year-old whiz at the percussive guitar, a style he learned to play by watching his heroes on YouTube.

Usman Riaz

The TED Fellow plays onstage at TEDGlobal 2012 - followed by a jawdropping solo from the master of percussive guitar, Preston Reed

Usman Riaz and  Preston Reed

Watch these two guitarists take on a very spur-of-the-moment improv. Enjoy the video!


16 minutes, of sheer pleasure, and awe, with an awesome blend of guitar string and percussion. They sure know how to play! Looking forward for an album having them both! :)

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