9 Year Old Boy Nails "Sweet Child O' Mine" Guitar Solo on 'Ellen'

The Guns N' Roses classic is apparently child's play

March 20, 2019

A 9-year-old boy from Australia is making amateur guitarists everywhere think about quitting in frustration.

Taj Farrant has only been playing guitar for a little more than two years, but he’s already better than many musicians. He proved his chops on Ellen this week with a jaw-dropping performance of the solo from the Guns N’ Roses classic “Sweet Child O’ Mine” that would make Slash proud.

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Afterwards, Taj told Ellen about the moment he knew he wanted to play guitar: “My dad took me to an AC/DC concert two and a 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.’”

Taj said his dad is also his guitar teacher, and said he can usually hear a song and start playing it after a few tries. He also looks the part with a hat, dreadlocks and a Gibson t-shirt. We have a feeling we'll be hearing from Taj again soon.