Whose Hands Are Those, When An Actor Shreds On Guitar?

You know those scenes in movies where they cut to the actor’s hands and he can suddenly shred? More often than not, those are this guy’s hands — and now you can learn directly from the man behind the magic.

Will Maier from The Whatevs is the special guest host / instructor today on this free video excerpt from ShredTips.edu — the world’s first online guitar instructional website for Hand Actors. He appears in his first ever wide-shot and demonstrates a few “conceptual” licks that are unlike anything C.C. DeVille could play (watch out for that killer vibrato intonation) — showing the student how to find his own voice on the guitar and make it his own. You’d think it can’t get any better than that “exotic” scale… but from there, Will launches straight into teaching you How To Play A Song For 30 Seconds.

It was announced last week that Michael Bay flew Will in as a consultant for his upcoming remake of Crossroads, in which Megan Fox teams up with herself to play a pair of renegade, lesbian, train-robbing demolition experts… and in this video, you’ll see why.

Play along, if you can!

Will also played the role of Zac Efron’s hands in the upcoming feature called The Sailor’s Predicament, written and directed by Dan Oster. This talented young artist can be contacted through William Morris.

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4 Responses to “Whose Hands Are Those, When An Actor Shreds On Guitar?”

  1. Tad Rouse went to the beach and complained:

    That was refreshing, I needed that today. Thanks for posting!

  2. Frish went to the beach and complained:

    It really is nice to see people reaching out to help other people like that. I really like your blog, SO glad that I found it, keep writing!

  3. Matthew James went to the beach and complained:

    This is funny. What’s on his neck? Is it a mic? Or just his shirt. And I hear scratchy sounds, is that from the guitar, or the mic rubbing on something? Just wondering. Thanks.

  4. Chris Higgins went to the beach and complained:

    That kinda made my day. For real.

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