This is a motivational story about a young guy from Pakistan named: Usman Riaz. This article is about how he learnt this unique art, and now he has became so famous.
About Usman Riaz was 6 year old when he started playing lassical piano. He started taking interest in other musical instruments. And, he did not look for someone who can come and let him learn these things. He choose online media like youtube.com to learn these musical instruments. He actually taught himself these instruments using internet.
Later on, as he grew. He was taking deep interest in learning Guitar. He started watching youtube videos of a revolutionary guitarist Preston Reed.
Today, Usman Riaz is a Composer, Film Maker, and a Visual Artist. The world starting noticing him, or I would say he got his first big break when he performed at the famous Ted.com platform. After the Ted talk, he is now travelling around the world showing his master piece of art.
He has been running a youtube channel: Usman Riaz Youtube Channel
Also, some of his famous work are:
Usman Riaz - RUCKUS
Usman Riaz - FIRE FLY
About Preston Reed
He is a known guitarist. An unusual style of playing guitar. Most guitarist play the instrument in the same way. They hold the guitar by neck, and apply pressure to stings of guitar to change notes. And, right hands play melody. But, this guy invented his own style statement.
He used his fingers, nails, thumbs, palms of both left and right, dance, slap the guitar, and a lot which gives exotic sounds from a guitar. His hands are having just an extra ordinary coordination.
He started playing guitar in 1980, and invented his own style. A lot of young people has inspired from him. His website is: Preston Reed
Usman Riaz was 21 year old when he gave his performance at Ted platform in TEDGlobal2012. There, he started the show with his performance. Later, Preston Reed gave his solo performance. After that, they both performed. And, that was magic.
That was a jawdropping performance. They took the moment completely. Audience were giving a huge appreciation.
See his amazing performance with Preston Reed at Ted: A Young Guitarist meets his hero
You can see the zeal that this 6 year old guy had. He continued his desire to learn these things in which he was interested. And, slowly he became master of these things. He unlike many of us took a career path which is his passion. And, he learnt everything due to his passion.