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Kid Guitarist Taj Farrant Rocks the House

October 10, 2019

Y’all are 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 and Roses like no one else I’ve heard. From Long Jetty,
Australia please welcome 9-year-old Taj Farrant. [APPLAUSE] [MUSIC GUNS AND ROSES, “SWEET
CHILD OF MINE”] Ooh, sweet. Where do we go now? Where do we go? Where do we go? Where do we go now? Where do we go now? Where do we go, sweet child? Where do we go now? Aye, aye, aye, aye,
aye, where do we go now? Where do we go? Oh, where do we go now? Where do we go, aye, aye? Where do we go now? Where do we go,
ooh, where do we go? Now, now, now, now, now. Sweet child. Sweet child of mine. [APPLAUSE] Hi. Hi. Nice to meet you. You’re incredible. Thank you. You’re amazing. You’re nine years old. Thank you. And you’ve only been
playing for two years? Yes, 2 and 1/2 years. 2 and 1/2 years. That’s unbelievable. I mean that’s– so, did you
play any instrument before you decided to start this? No. Nothing? No. Really all I did
was just probably play video games on the
PS4 and that was it. [LAUGHTER] Yeah. Yeah, this is different. So you just– what made
you start wanting to play? My dad took me to an AC/DC
concert 2 and 1/2 years ago, and I was on my Pop’s
shoulders, and I said, I want to do that for
the rest of my life. But I really didn’t
start playing until I was 7 which was like a month after. Oh, you waited a month. Yeah. Yeah, when I was
seven, my parents didn’t take me to AC/DC. So then you start playing
guitar, and you took lessons? Yeah, I took lessons
for about two years. And then my dad
started teaching me. Your dad teaches you. OK, but I heard that
you can hear a song and then just start playing it. Yeah. Pretty much. Yeah. Yeah. It takes me like a couple
of tries to play it. Oh, it takes you
a couple of tries. OK. So you can’t just start playing
without a couple of tries? All right, well OK. So and you have like a
great look about you too. You have dreadlocks,
you have a hat. So you really stand out. Yeah. Yeah. Um, yeah. Yeah, and then you make– you
know a lot of guitar players, I’ve noticed, make a lot of
faces because they really– like you become one
with the music, right? Yeah, every note really
makes a different emotion from our face. Right. And sometimes I start
crying when I’m– Really? Because the music
starts taking over me. Yeah. That’s beautiful that you are
that– you know, obviously, and it looks like you are
like a part of that music. That’s incredible. So you came here from Australia. I know that your
family is here, and I know that you want
to go– hi, family. I know that you want to go to
Disneyland while you’re here. Yeah. So we’re going to send all of
you tomorrow to Disneyland. Cool. Yeah. [APPLAUSE] All right, we’ll be right back.

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