Arvada, Colorado, United States / April 23, 2011

John Taylor played "Flight of the Bumblebee" on his guitar at 600 BPM.

- performance must be live
- no overdubbing allowed
- must strum strings in advance to demontrate you are playing through an amp or use acoustic guitar
- must begin attempt by playing song at original speed alongside a midi track that plays notes perfectly and match every note
- must repeat performance at a gradually increasing tempos to demonstrate full knowledge of song
- category creators must submit tablature for moderators to look at and to ensure challengers follow original performance
- analog clock must be present in frame for duration of attempt
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  • response to this attempt United States James Smith

    James Smith

    That was epic! Being a bass player and my brother being a guitarist I know how that is....also check out my record

  • response to this attempt United States SammyMorgan

    SammyMorgan

    THAT WAS FAR OUT.YOU DESERVE THE TITLE. AS FOR THE CRITICS --LET THEM TRY IT THEMSELVES. I DON'T THINK JIMI HENDRIX COULD HAVE BEAT THAT SPEED.

  • response to this attempt United States Sophia Crozier-Out

    Sophia Crozier-Out

    OMG

  • response to previous attempt United States Fernando Coutinho

    Fernando Coutinho

    Good sir, this is fucking annoying.

  • response to this attempt United States Bongtasia

    Bongtasia

    Metal-Style "Flight of the Bumble Bee" \m/

  • response to this attempt United States Mandrake McArthur

    Mandrake McArthur

    Good real good , there is a difference between playing just to play for speed and playing for Musicianship . There are many players but few musicians . This record hes going for is for real musicians not players . If you don't know the difference between a Guitar player and a musician then perhaps its time for you to take lessons and learn the difference.

  • response to previous attempt United States fastestshredder

    fastestshredder

    I thought you shredded totally awesome on that 999 bpm thing. that was crisp man.

  • response to previous attempt United States fastestshredder

    fastestshredder

    hey i like to play fast. cheers

    -fastestshredder

  • response to this attempt United States xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx

    xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx

    Hi friends , see video Slide guitar fastest in the world Rony Nerozzi http://rec.st/euYd

  • response to this attempt United States Bob Goodbob

    Bob Goodbob

    Flight of the bumble bee be much...

  • response to this attempt United States Charlie Allyn

    Charlie Allyn

    Fastest Guitar Tapping Technique World Record 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3eKDGp5ZHo

  • response to this attempt United States Charlie Allyn

    Charlie Allyn

    Fastest Guitar Tapping Technique World Record 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3eKDGp5ZHo

  • response to this attempt United States Scott Mylin

    Scott Mylin

    lol chill people! He was doing this for speed/accuracy not for enjoyment. :D Unless he enjoys setting the record, so that too maybe.

  • response to this attempt United States Gary L.

    Gary L.

    To everyone commenting about feeling and emotion (or lack there of) in his playing... the whole purpose of what he's doing, the clock, the live audience, the amp, the metronome, etc. is designed purely for the sake of breaking the record. He's not trying to play a piece for enjoyment, he's playing a calculated piece entirely to demonstrate accuracy at picking speed.

    • response to this attempt United States A Jah

      A Jah

      Indeed it's very clever, and fair play to him for achieving what he set out to do. But stripping an art form of emotion and feeling, thus rendering it pointless, just to show off ones skills? That's like blowing up the Sistine Chapel just because you've made enough dynamite to do so.

    • response to this attempt United States straop

      straop

      except it's not like that at all. You're not destroying anything by playing a song quickly. Everyone else can go and listen to any version of the song previously recorded on cds, mp3s, or listen to live versions, or whatever. your analogy is bonkers.

  • response to this attempt United States Arthur Black

    Arthur Black

    That's gotta be one of the most mind-boggling guitar pieces I've ever seen in my life! I can't imagine hoe much practice went into that. To those who knock speed for speed's sake, remember this: Once this guy slows down his playing will be all about feel. You have to have the chops first if you want to play with feel. If not, you'll end up sounding like Neil Young on the soundtrack of Deadman.

  • response to this attempt United States EMILE HESKEY

    EMILE HESKEY

    dude you have to slow down, since youre going to fast youre crap you have to get the speed right so it sounds good, i guess you dident care you just wanted to break the record.

  • response to this attempt United States DJ Staska

    DJ Staska

    Got the speed thing down, now just to work on tone...

  • response to this attempt United States ROGER HALLMARK

    ROGER HALLMARK

    I HAVE PLAYED GUITAR SINCE I WAS 7 OR 8. IAM NOW 66. SINCE I PLAY MOSTLY BLUES & OLD ROCK, SPEED HAS NOT BEEN AN ISSUE.BUT I MUST GIVE CREDIT TO THIS YOUNG MAN. HE HAS OBVIOUSLY PRACTICED MUCHO! SEGOVIA COULD MATCH HIM WITH FINGERS BUT WOULDN'T SINCE THE FEELING GETS LOST.GREAT CONTROL & VERY CLEAN. THANKS--ROGER HALLMARK IN ALABAMA

  • response to this attempt United States ROGER HALLMARK

    ROGER HALLMARK

    I AM 66 YEARS OLD & RETIRED GUITAR PICKER.I PLAY MOSTLY BLUES SO SPEED WAS NEVER A CONCERN BUT I MUST ADMIRE THIS YOUNG MANS ABILITY, JUST DON'T LOSE THE "FEELING". GREAT!!! ROGER HALLMARK--ROLE TIDE

  • response to this attempt United States superdadan

    superdadan

    Hi, Could someone give me a link where I can find a tablature of the song following the orignial performance? Thanks!

    • response to this attempt United States Nanda Huhu

      Nanda Huhu

      of course... just find FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE in ultimate guitar com, I recommend u to choose John Petrucci as artist,

    • response to this attempt United States superdadan

      superdadan

      Thank you very much!

  • response to this attempt United States Haris Raza

    Haris Raza

    Did your guitar strings wear away after doing this?

  • response to previous attempt United States Jimmy McDevitt

    Jimmy McDevitt

    is that a rock n roll flight of the bumblebee

  • response to this attempt United States Kris Gundel

    Kris Gundel

    Cool Rules, NOT

  • response to this attempt United States Malachy Saeedi

    Malachy Saeedi

    Poor guitar...

  • response to this attempt United States Tanner Saylor

    Tanner Saylor

    The 999 bpm does not follow the rules and 999 his movements seem rather....fast

  • response to this attempt United States J Fender

    J Fender

    this could have beaten it, 999 bpm Flight of the bumblebee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW5Xl_9G1KQ

  • response to this attempt United States Emily Miethner

    Emily Miethner

    Hey All. Let's do our best to keep the comments here focused on the record. Thanks for everyone's input, we really rely on community feedback. We'll be making some changes soon.

  • response to this attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    John Baptist. I do not live with my parents, haven't in a long long time. Second, my talent has taken me lots of places, such as numerous tours, with 3 different bands, and my name, and playing on 3 different professional albums, which I can prove by the way, just in case you want to know. I'm by no means an average guitar player. If anything, I'm an extremely advanced guitar player, that focuses too much on shredding instead of real musical composition, but that is what I like to do most of the time, so be it.

    P.S. all of the "OLD" stuff you see.. My girlfriend loves having antiques and classic items. Nothing wrong with that right? Also, I will apologize to you for the whole "propaganda" thing. Everyone should believe what they want to believe. Just because I may not agree with religious talk in public, doesn't mean you shouldn't do it. On the other hand, just because you want to do it, doesn't mean I should have to login here and see it... see what I mean?

  • response to this attempt United States John Baptist

    John Baptist

    James Moody....I have checked out your link that you supplied to me, as much as your playing was good, I can't say that you did anything that warrant's your narcissistic traits. I can look at a million 16 year old guitar players on You Tube playing as good, if not better than you! They also play infront of their computers as you did, which make's me ask, Do you still live at home with a parent or parent's ?.....if so, I do not see where you're great talent has got you. The background in your video makes me ask this, as it appears to have items associated with middle aged person's....you do not look middle aged.

    Just another guitar player, playing guitar infront of a computer screen in his parent's house!! I class these guys as bedroom WARRIORS....too scared to leave the bedroom but have all the answer's for everyone else out there giving it a crack.

    Sitting infront of the computer in your parent's spare room playing guitar is not what I would class as being something to be so proud doing! It has no credibility at all.....it's always easy to ridicule other people when your sitting behind the computer in your parent's spare room. I see you as one of those ugly musicians that go to see other musician's play and stand at the back of the room with your arms folded mocking the guys on stage for giving something a go. All you have to hang your hat on is sitting infront of the computer playing just like every other generic sounding guitar player that offer's nothing new or exciting. Again just another average guitar player with a massive ego!!

    And there is also no better place to spread to word of the Lord than a public site.

    God Bless James Moody

  • response to this attempt United States Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle

    Comment moderated

  • response to this attempt United States Heather Maddry

    Heather Maddry

    John Baptist,

    Who said anything about masturbating. As the mother of three boys, I am aware of many, many adolescent activities done at home. Whichever one that he was hinting at, I want nothing to do with. However, judging by his more recent comments, I'd say that you've hit the nail right on the head!

    Sebastion, I don't recall mentioning anyones punctuation or grammar, as atrocious as it may be. I did, however, touch on some of the issues that I had with Taylors Sterlings performance. Look further below and read the comments. You'll find them. While you read, you'll find the post attacking the United States. As a whole, our country is clearly not concerned with Mr. Sterlings' attempt, nor Mr. Taylors' record.

    Lastly, enjoy this final comment. I have lost all respect for this site. Moderators are all too happy to have their site become the classless form that Sexton Hardcastle brings.

    Enjoy, folks.

  • response to this attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    Ok, first off John, keep your religious propaganda off of a public site. If we wanted to hear preaching, we'd go to church, not Record Setter. Second, I never said I was going to make a record attempt, but just in case you want to feel bad about yourself, you can look for yourself at all the talent that you are lacking, right down here on my Youtube channel. Have fun failing at life, parasite.

    www.youtube.com/user/shredisnotdead1986

  • response to this attempt United States Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle

    Comment moderated

  • response to this attempt United States Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle

    Comment moderated

  • response to this attempt United States John Baptist

    John Baptist

    Message to all, "Jesus said to Nicodemus:The son of man must be lifted up the serpent in the desert, so that everyone who believes may have enternal life in him. Yes God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but may have enternal life".

  • response to this attempt United States John Baptist

    John Baptist

    James Moody.....where are you???, come back!! I'm waiting to see your ability on the guitar!!! There was lot's of talk from you but no action....where are your record attempt's ?????. Put your money where your mouth is or shut it!

  • response to this attempt United States John Baptist

    John Baptist

    Mark Taylor...........what are you talking about, foul language????, reads as Heather Maddry is actually hinting that this guy is a masturbator! Heather Maddry should be removed from placing comments on this site, making comments about someone masturbating has nothing to do with this record, comments made by River Maddry (must be related) discussing penises....what's going on!! These people should be removed! Disgusting!

  • response to this attempt United States Sebastian Hemlock

    Sebastian Hemlock

    And Mark Taylor, I wasn't aware 'are you hitting on me?' and 'so you are?' constitute a disgusting or ridiculous comment. He was having a laugh at how seriously people seem to be taking this (which is pretty damn funny)

  • response to this attempt United States Sebastian Hemlock

    Sebastian Hemlock

    And also, Will Power is categorically NOT Taylor Sterling. I know both of them, and they're definitely separate entities.

  • response to this attempt United States Sebastian Hemlock

    Sebastian Hemlock

    I must say, Heather Maddry, you're remarkably easy to troll. Anyway, I've yet to see any of you address our arguments properly. I'm sure you know more about music than I do, but the overwhelming amount of musicians and musically-savvy industry-types where we live that are supporting Taylor Sterling makes me more likely to believe them. It's funny that your arguments seem to address the grammar of a few posts and ignore the well-reasoned statements of the others. Also, I've yet to see any of us attack the United States. Calm down, our nationalities have nothing to do with this.

  • response to previous attempt United States mark taylor

    mark taylor

    My god, why is recordsetter allowing comments like the ones from Sexton Hardcastle. He should be banned from this site. His comments to that woman he doesn't even know are disgusting and ridiculous. Please delete his comments and ban him from your site.

  • response to previous attempt United States Pete Moyer

    Pete Moyer

    This is why I think this record needs to be renamed fastest rendition of Flight of the Bumblebees. Let's see some more speed playing of other songs guys!

  • response to this attempt United States Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle

    Comment moderated

  • response to this attempt United States Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle

    Comment moderated

  • response to this attempt United States Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle

    Comment moderated

  • response to this attempt United States Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle

    Comment moderated

  • response to this attempt United States Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle

    Comment moderated

  • response to this attempt United States River Maddry-Smith

    River Maddry-Smith

    So this guy's hitting on my mom and he's like...my age. While you're obviously a troll, and the moderators will probably be here in a jiffy, I just want to to say you've made my morning. Not only is some funny-looking goblin hitting on my mom, but he's made his name a penis joke, which is always funny. But I digress, so I'll cut to the chase. This is about guitars, records, and accuracy, not your chances of being touched by a girl for the first time, mmkay? So, yeah. O Moderator, Moderator? Wherefore art thou, Moderator? Deny thine home and refuse thine job, or if thou wilt not, then be owned by troll, and this will no longer be a "video".

  • response to this attempt United States Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle

    Comment moderated

  • response to this attempt United States Heather Maddry

    Heather Maddry

    Sexton, keep dreaming. I'd like it if you'd leave me out of your adolescent - at home activities.

  • response to this attempt United States Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle

    Comment moderated

  • response to this attempt United States Heather Maddry

    Heather Maddry

    Hellllooo, Record Setter moderators. Please moderate discussion and do not allow this 'person' to continue to make your site the "Jerry Springer Show'. He can embarrass himself without continuing to embarrass your site if you will step in and remove either his posts or his profile. Specifying Sexton Hardcastle among select others.

  • response to this attempt United States Heather Maddry

    Heather Maddry

    Well, Will Power (er... Mr. Sterling), perhaps Taylor Sterling would be satisfied with a second rate performance but apparently RecordSetter wants a little more credibility than that. Meanwhile, once again, if you... er, I mean Mr. Sterling, would like to try again and with an entry that he and Australia can be proud of, then James Moody, RecordSetter, and the rest of us will congratulate you... er him.

  • response to previous attempt United States Nancy Kate Phillippi

    Nancy Kate Phillippi

    Yes, I agree with Ma-Ann. Why can we not just be glad Taylor had fun trying, be happy that John Taylor has the record, and do something else in life? Ok? And although I personally think that Taylor should have kept the record, those of you yelling at James Moody are WRONG. He stated he was not just mad 'cause someone beat John Taylor, he said clearly he just wanted an accurate player. He said he was FINE with someone.beating it as long as they were accurate. And, notice he did it without swearing.

  • response to previous attempt United States Nancy Kate Phillippi

    Nancy Kate Phillippi

    I agree with Leigh: the rules at the time said nothing as to perfection, and I think you COULD just keep changing the rules to bend who was the holder.

  • response to this attempt Philippines Ma-Ann P.

    Ma-Ann P.

    People, let's not get ourselves taken by our strong emotions. It would be great if we refrain from calling each other names but instead keep the comments and criticism constructive and informative so we would all end up with truth and fairness here.

  • response to this attempt United States Heather Maddry

    Heather Maddry

    Also, perhaps spending your efforts attacking James Moody, not to mention the United States lessens your credibility. Attacking someone for finding the problem and attacking an entire country makes you look like whiney children. I happen to know that Australia has much more mature and credible representatives.

  • response to this attempt United States Heather Maddry

    Heather Maddry

    Well, folks. It's unfortunate that Mr. Sterling had to get his facebook friends to come and defend him. However, if the song was not played note for note, then the song was not played. If Ozzy came to Australia and played only the first verse of Crazy Train, Mama, and a few other songs, would you leave that concert satisfied? No, because you didn't hear the complete songs. If you go to a restaurant and are only served a steak with no potato after having ordered a steak and potato platter, will you be satisfied and reward the restaurant by paying the full price? No, I doubt it. If Taylor Sterling wants this record, he should play the song in its entirety and win it fair and square. The he, and all of Australia, can be proud. Until then, perhaps you'd all be better off encouraging Mr. Sterling to provide an entry of himself playing the entire song at record speed. Playing the first note, a lot of fretboard sliding and the final note is not playing the entire song.

  • response to previous attempt United States Rob Hutchison

    Rob Hutchison

    You Rock...Taylor it is awesome...........well done.

  • response to this attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    Tayla. What you meant to say was, "James, You have way TOO much to say BUDDY." That's called English learn it. Live it. Love it.

    I will say whatever I feel like saying. Stop me. Wait, can't. Too bad for you. Everyone has opinions. Mine opinion is that the record attempt from Sterling was good. Up until a point. The the point where it started. John Taylor is the king of speed. Deal with it. Get over your broken heart.

  • response to this attempt United States tayla fisher

    tayla fisher

    James, You have way to much to say budy....

  • response to this attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    Just on a side note: How about the majority of you actually learn to use proper punctuation, and grammar. Spelling words properly might help too. Just saying.

  • response to this attempt United States Rob Hutchison

    Rob Hutchison

    I can't believe you took down Taylor Sterlings record...I was there...when he did 999bps...it was awesome....

  • response to this attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    Exactly David. It was very freaking fast. But, as Guinness World Records rules state, the piece must be be played in it's entirety and WITHOUT ERROR, missing notes are ERRORS. Going ahead of, or behind the beat are ERRORS.. Sorry guys and gals, and whoever else, ERRORS mean NOT A RECORD. Record Setter did the right thing. If Mr. Sterling wants to redo it, with a new video, and a clock in the frame, and make NO ERRORS, and get the record back, good. Great actually. But if it has ERRORS, it's not perfect. If it's not perfect, it's not a record.

  • response to this attempt United States David Wells

    David Wells

    Wow. This went bad fast. I guess Taylor went to his fan page and let loose the hounds (it's a cliche, before anyone gets offended).

    Both records are impressive. I can't play guitar as fast as either of them. But making emotional arguments full of foul language aren't going to help Taylor regain his record. If anything, it's hurting his cause. James Moody's argument isn't that it's not fast, it's that it has too many errors to be considered legitimate.

    And lastly, you're accusing people who are John Taylor's fans of fighting for him to regain the record, and insulting them for it. Aren't you all doing the same thing? This will only get figured out if both groups chill out and talk about what should be done. Don't you guys think that would solve this problem better that flipping out and calling each other names?

  • response to this attempt United States tayla fisher

    tayla fisher

    And btw who's to say it isnt legit, Where any of the people who are denying the fact he broke it even there to witness it. He didnt break the record for the most precise guitar player he broke it for the FASTEST guitar player, So kindly accept the fact he broke the record. And james your just a lil boy hiding behind his computer screen bagging on someone he doesnt even know...

  • response to this attempt United States Brutal Bootski

    Brutal Bootski

    James Moody: you seem to be an expert. Why don't YOU brake this dude's record? If you can play at 999bmp and as clean as him, than by all means, be my guest. If you cant, then stfu, an let the kid be. Why would Allan's Music back the kid, if they didn't think he was legit? Why was he given a 30 minute stint on a radio station, if they didn't think he had the wits about him to brake it? Why did the hosts of that particular radio show, ACTUALLY come down and watch him do it? So many "experts" are backing Taylor at the moment, so what makes you think, that GW wont? Wanker...

  • response to this attempt United States tayla fisher

    tayla fisher

    james moody, I dont think you realise its not about how well he plays the song or if he hits every beet, Its about how many beets he plays pre minute. You can say all you want that he missed notes and didnt play it preciselyut i doubt he missed nearly 4 hundred notes.... Just saying.

  • response to this attempt United States Kellie Ricardi

    Kellie Ricardi

    Please acknowledge Taylor Sterling's record, It was legit!

  • response to this attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    Complain all you want. Sterling will NEVER get past the GWR review board, and he didn't legitimately beat John Taylor. He could have played it at 2000 BPM for all I care, but if it's not precise, and every single note perfect, then it is nothing but stinking offal.

  • response to this attempt United States Jordan Mialszygrosz

    Jordan Mialszygrosz

    Haters gonna Hate!!! Give the man back his title he has earned it, and for 2 little girls to complain that's its bullshit. Bad form, Bad Musicianship.

  • response to previous attempt United States Kyle Maplesden

    Kyle Maplesden

    fags, he made it...

  • response to this attempt United States Daniel David

    Daniel David

    Taylor sterling fcking smashed this guys record and you dumb cnt haters who think it is bull sht can go fck youselves cause its 100% legit

  • response to this attempt United States Jake McAlister

    Jake McAlister

    Come on guys, Sterling wiped the floor with the record. Why cant you accept that? Are you jealous? Are you bribed? Seems odd that you take down a genuine record for no reason then a few people in disblief. If you did that to every record, you would have none. Please do the right thing and return it to the rightful owner

  • response to this attempt United States Nick Grant

    Nick Grant

    You fcking rat dogs, Taylor Sterling "SMASHED" this guys World record to little pieces...

    Taylors video of him "Destroying" the world record was as legit as legit can be!!! Stop being jealous haters!!!

    It must sting like fck to see an Aussie "Kick the Fck" out of this guys record to take it down!!! Pathetic US cry babies!!!

  • response to this attempt United States Monique Siu

    Monique Siu

    For a record to have initially passed as legitimate, it's obviously already had its credentials checked. And it has. It's fo' rizzle. Seen it, heard it, and it's BEEN heard by hundreds of other people, live; some of whom are amazing guitarists themselves. They didn't kick up a stink. RETURN THE RECORD!

  • response to this attempt United States Benji Leadgui

    Benji Leadgui

    Taylor Sterling has currently set the record on the 3rd of march at allen's music and over done john taylor's record by 399 more bmp than what he has so no matter what taylor should get the record, any way he bet john taylor's score of 600 bpm if anyone thinks differently they can all GET FUCKED !!! ROCK ON TAYLOR

  • response to this attempt United States the image

    the image

    Exactly whatas wrong with the world! One or two pricks complain and you people cave to make them happy. How can you be so weak? Where is your pride and your integrity?

  • response to this attempt United States Adam Newman

    Adam Newman

    James you speak as though Record Setter has some sort of auditable review process. I think the point being made here is it does not. From what I can tell, it simply took it down to shut you up! Credibility gone!

  • response to this attempt United States Sebastian Hemlock

    Sebastian Hemlock

    It was my understanding that the video was taken down because you complained, not because Record Setter re-evaluated his performance.

  • response to this attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    Hey guess what guys, WHO CARES. If Taylor Sterling played it perfectly, and it was so legit, then Record Setter wouldn't have taken it down. All you little kids can do is play the blame game. Taylor Sterling is a good guitar player from what I can tell, but he didn't play the piece perfectly. Sorry. No one is jealous here, except for all of you. So, go back home to YOUR boyfriend and stroke his ego. God knows the kid needs it, especially after this defeat. If Taylor Sterling gets his record back, great, but he will only get it back if it is completely legitimate.

  • response to this attempt United States Sebastian Hemlock

    Sebastian Hemlock

    Oh, I'm sorry *John Taylor

  • response to this attempt United States Milly Hawker

    Milly Hawker

    It's pretty pathetic that some people cant accept that Taylor has broken a world record, even though there is undeniable evidence. All im getting from these people who are clearly in denial is pure jealousy.

  • response to this attempt United States Sebastian Hemlock

    Sebastian Hemlock

    I'm sorry, Mr. Moody, but all I read from your posts was 'WAH WAH I'M BUTTHURT, JAMES TAYLOR IS SOOO COOL AND EVERYONE ELSE MUST SUCK.' Now, I'm a novice musician, I can't say, personally, that my friend Taylor is playing sloppily or inaccurately. But I'm lucky enough to be associated with many guitarists, all of whom agree that Taylor's effort is legitimate. It's really sad that this site would take down Taylor's video just because a few people like you don't want to acknowledge him, but let me tell you: Taylor Sterling deserved that record, and he will have it back.

  • response to this attempt United States tayla fisher

    tayla fisher

    Fact is Taylor broke the record, He has proof, So why is there need to bring down his ego.

  • response to this attempt United States Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle

    Comment moderated

  • response to this attempt United States Sarah Newman

    Sarah Newman

    I believe that this whole thing has disintegrated the integrity of this site. Taylor Sterling is an incredible guitar player, and I believe that he absolutely deserves the record for the amount of effort he put into making sure that he did everything according to the rules that had been set to him at the time when he partook in the setting of the record. I know from personal experience that he can play this piece exactly how he says he can, and the denying of his submission is absolutely ridiculous. Taylor Sterling is the true Record Setter.

  • response to this attempt United States Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle

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  • response to this attempt United States Leigh Bradley

    Leigh Bradley

    The real problem with denying Taylor's video is that he had broken the record within the parameters set at the time. Now, people are looking back asking for a "firm set of rules" to apply to his record. How is it fair to change the rules for the record after it has been set? At this rate you could forever control who is the record holder by simply changing the rules when it is expedient to do so. At the end of all your arguing, at the time the record was set it was done so in line with rules that stood then. It is hardly for to take the record from someone who has done everything expected of them to beat the recorded. Very disappointed in the way it's been handled.

  • response to this attempt United States Adam Newman

    Adam Newman

    Is John Taylor part of the team on this site? A little troubling that a site trying to portray itself as somewhat legitaimate, reacts so quickly to the concerns of one clearly irrationally hostile individual. If this site wants to be taken seriously at all it needs to think very hard ... and communicate very clearly how and for what reasons records will be accepted and/or denied.

  • response to this attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    HAHAHAHA How funny it is, that Taylor Sterling had to get his friends to actually come to record setter and talk him up, after he loses his " record " .. Listen Kiddoes, no one is saying it is fake. It is SLOPPY, and inaccurate. Deal with it.

  • response to this attempt United States Harry Singlehurst

    Harry Singlehurst

    Denying the video? I'm sorry, but that is bullshit! Pardon my swearing, but it is. I know this guy is legit, I know he can actually play it, and I know this guy is a fantastic guy! You can tell its not fake, there are people around him! He has another video uploaded on youtube off him at a school, you can see and here people talking around him while he plays, you can see and hear him perfectly, there are people there. Taylor sterling is not a fake. and I know plenty off people will back me to get his video back up as the record. Taylor sterling rocks, Only two people complained. This is stupid. I am sure Taylor - to prove himself, would be more then happy to make yet another video to prove himself. but the point is, he shouldn't need to.

  • response to previous attempt United States rebecca green

    rebecca green

    Wow obviously we have some very jelouse people here and also some people very fond of John Taylor!! I dont see why Taylor Sterlings record attempt should be denied because two people have disagreed! I know its definetly legit!! My partner who has played guitar for 19 years thinks Taylor Rocks!! And although he did say in the guitar world fast is not necessarily the best he has seen alot of other videos which prove Taylor is a very talented kid!! Rock on Taylor!!!!!!!!!

  • response to previous attempt United States Justin Catlow

    Justin Catlow

    I was at this event. No blur involved. Crisp as day. Defiantly not fake. The scariest, and fastest guitarist I have ever heard.

  • response to previous attempt Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Based on community feedback below and on Facebook, we have made the decision to deny Taylor's submission. Moving forwards, we will develop a firm set of rules that future competitors in this category must follow.

    Please note that the model we're building for RecordSetter RELIES on community input. This debate has been a great learning experience for us. Moving forwards, you'll see a lot more tools become available that will allow you to moderate categories in which you have expertise. Think Wikipdedia.

    JohnTaylor (and friends), we hear your frustrations loud and clear. Our team is small, but we're moving as quickly as possible to build a system that allows submissions to be denied before we incorrectly label them as world records. I truly hope you'll bear with us.

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    Hiroaki, upload a video of it!

  • response to previous attempt United States Hiroaki Mori

    Hiroaki Mori

    世界最速のギター弾きなんだそうで。

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    Ok. at 999 BPM the hands would be nothing but a blur, especially the picking hand. He is not playing this accurately or this would be so.. if you compute what SHOULD be his notes per second at 999 BPM, you get 66.6 notes per second, being picked cleanly. Obviously he is not picking 66.6 notes persecond, or his hand would be so fast you couldn't even see it.

    Notes per Beat x BPM / 60 seconds = Notes Per Second

    4 x 999 / 60 = 66.6

  • response to previous attempt United States Nicolas James

    Nicolas James

    Taylor, Mr. Sterling i have no issue saying that some one beat John's record, if they prove they beat it correctly, i do not have a problum with it at all, i just personaly know John Taylor and i want his record to be beaten with true respect.

  • response to previous attempt United States Nicolas James

    Nicolas James

    james, sir i have heard your slowed down version of his so called record. and after it gave me a head ake i swore i heard that Taylor slid a few times, none of the endings he did were the same at all. and what infuriates me the most is that he wont even admit that he messed up. if he would admit that he messed up, and would agree to try again, and in the video pan out to the crowd, have a clock in the video, and have this Level 9 classical guitar whosa ma call it, then no one would deny his record. but i believe his biggest foult is not truely following the guidlines.

  • response to previous attempt Australia Taylor Sterling

    Taylor Sterling

    Ma-Ann I have just sent them now if you need to contact me any further contact me via my hotmail account as i am not commenting on record setter anymore thank you and, regards Taylor Sterling

  • response to previous attempt Philippines Ma-Ann P.

    Ma-Ann P.

    Taylor. you can send them at ma-ann at recordsetter dot com. Also, would appreciate it if you could provide contact details of them, phone or e-mail. thanks taylor!

  • response to previous attempt United States Franklin King

    Franklin King

    how is 1,350 BPM denied and 1,100 pending?

  • response to previous attempt Australia Taylor Sterling

    Taylor Sterling

    MA-ANN Yeah sure i can, i can provide a witness statment that is registered with a Guitar Institute of London (one of the most prestiges) that is Level 9 in classical guitar. And also one who has had over 25 years of Guitar teaching expirience and is one of australias most well known teachers. Where would you like me to send them?

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    Anyone with ears can tell it's not accurate. You don't even need to see the witness statements, especially if the witness is "oh, so reliable" to think that this was a flawless attempt being performed in front of his/her very eyes. Needs to be revoked.

  • response to previous attempt Philippines Ma-Ann P.

    Ma-Ann P.

    Taylor. Do you have any written statements from one of your witnesses, most preferably a music expert, to back up your claim? Surely, we would love to hear other expert's opinion on this matter.

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    Record Setter needs to give this title back to John Taylor. Taylor Sterling record is a JOKE. It isn't accurate, the ending is played 3 different ways, even at the slowest speed, you can hear mistakes and off time passages. Record Setter, you are going to lose respect from the guitar community if you do not take the time to examine this issue. I am a professional guitarist, I know for a fact that this is not accurate, and anyone with ears can tell as well. This is starting to become one big joke of a record. If the kid actually did it for real, it would be different, but he didn't, it's horrible. Not record worthy. Seriously, what does it take to show the people who run this site that this video is crap after the 300BPM mark.. and I'm giving it ALOT of leeway.

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    Nicolas, you are exactly right. I've provided the slowed down sample, and you can hear that it is OBVIOUSLY NOT ACCURATE, so I don't know why record setter hasn't taken it down yet.

  • response to previous attempt United States Nicolas James

    Nicolas James

    oh also sorry about my selling. i know its bad and iv excepted it. :P

  • response to previous attempt United States Nicolas James

    Nicolas James

    Okay, Taylor, im not going to just critisize you. but i am going to just simply say this, I personaly know John Taylor, I have Seen him play at 600 BPM with my own eyes, i have even seen him play at 800. and you sir have no right calling him a cheat. but you sir the main reason no one believes you accualy broke this record is this, it sounds like you did not finish the song the say way twice. second Weres the clock? how do we honestly know that this was in real time? i and obviously see you are quite talented, but your letting your ego, and your eragance cloud your judgement. are you seriously going to be that person who calls the previous people who won the record cheats? are you really that person who cant honestly admit that you made a mistake? dude your human, except it, and grow a pair and try again. i know John Taylor Desirves that record because he's put in the time and effort to make it perfect, and i truely believe that the person to take the title from him should prove that they earned it, in his video at Guitar Center (which i was also their for) he even admited he made a mistake, and he redid it at that speed. I know your going to come back at me with some probly very eragent and snoody remark. but know this, it ends when you admit its not perfect.

  • response to previous attempt Australia Kim Lawson

    Kim Lawson

    Aussie, Aussie, Aussie.............Oi, Oi, Oi!!!

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    Well, I think we can all see that you are very afraid to lose your record, because you know it wasn't accurate. If you aren't willing to prove the claims you make, then you shouldn't be allowed to have the record in the first place, so just go run off and hide, like all other little kids do. Keep claiming that you have done something that you haven't, and good luck with GWR, you're gonna need it.

  • response to previous attempt Australia Taylor Sterling

    Taylor Sterling

    And guinness will be provided with backing tracks and everything they need when they unfreeze the record So good by good sir.

  • response to previous attempt Australia Taylor Sterling

    Taylor Sterling

    Im saying della vega could play at 750 its just the video makes him look like a cheat having motion blur applied to the file through after effects to make it look SUPER fast. And you have only provided a slowed down performance it proves nothing because there is nothing wrong with my record.

    End of story, I will not be postnig anymore on record setter because theres nothing wrong with my record Good by good sir!

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    Man, you really need to get your stories straight. You are making no sense now.. Are you trying to say Vega didn't cheat, he did cheat, John cheated?? What are you saying? Let's put it this way... I've been providing evidence against your record claim. How about YOU provide evidence to back up it's authenticity. Give us some proof.. as in, a slowed down video, or a link to your backing track, or something to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that you actually played every note cleary, every line the same way each time, at each speed, because instead of proving your claim against my accusations, all you have done is bash other players. Think that makes you look very legit? It does not.

  • response to previous attempt Australia Taylor Sterling

    Taylor Sterling

    My record is Tottaly Legit anyone who says otherwise is being nieve or a massive fan of the previous 2 record holders.

  • response to previous attempt Australia Taylor Sterling

    Taylor Sterling

    I agree the video was made to look speed up because of it "adds" to how fast he is playing i believe della vega could play it at that speed.

    I dont here the guitar sound or the backing track to be speed up just the guitar being HEAVILY compressed making it sound SUPER fast like how it does in his orginal world record video in 2008.

    I never expressed that tiago della vega's video was fake

  • response to previous attempt United States Nancy Kate Phillippi

    Nancy Kate Phillippi

    Wait Taylor, what exactly are you saying here? You keep acting as if you are trying to hold your record, then you suddenly switch to telling everyone Tiago Della Vega was not a cheater. I think at this point we've all established his video was sped up and should be denied. Do you disagree with that? Why?

  • response to previous attempt Australia Taylor Sterling

    Taylor Sterling

    how did the cheater get a world record then? did you know guinness dont even get their own music expert in to analyze the videos?

    And yeah john taylor got the record in hong kong on new years eve by a music expert inlisted by the company sponsoring the event do you think they would say "oh no you got it wrong sorry guys go home"? of course they will say it to get into history and have a good time at the end of the night! AND WHERE IS THE VIDEO OF HIM DOING IT IN HONG KONG, Surely you would have someone film it yourself seems a bit odd to me.

    I am the real deal not those two!

    ONCE AGAIN I DO NOT POST COMMENTS ABOUT OTHER GUITARIST THE ONLY REASON I AM NOW IS BECAUSE I AM BEING FORCED TO DEFEND MYSELF.

  • response to previous attempt Australia Taylor Sterling

    Taylor Sterling

    your calling della vega a cheater i beat he can play it at 750BPM its just it wasn't a good idea to upload that video with all the effects on it. now everyone thinks he is a cheater he just cant play melodicaly. he can play fast

    And if hes a cheater in your mind i think we all know who else has a guinness world record and isn't very good in his attempts

    HE IS NOT WORTHY OF THE TITLE MAYBE HE CAN BUY AN AMP THATS WORTH MORE THAN 50 DOLLARS AND PLAY IT AGAIN. wait he wont cause he knows he cant.

    ONCE AGAIN I DO NOT POST COMMENTS ABOUT OTHER GUITARIST THE ONLY REASON I AM NOW IS BECAUSE I AM BEING FORCED TO DEFEND MYSELF.

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    This argument is not about Vega, It is about you, and getting a record for something that you actually didn't do. GWR will not accept your attempt, I guarantee it. In fact I would bet money on it, So why does record setter? Verification is the word people. Authenticate, verify, listen, and compare.

    THIS IS NOT WORTHY OF THE TITLE

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    The Vega 340 BPM was never a world record. It was a publicity stunt that Vega did for orange amps. The announcement of what Vega did after 340BPM, being a world record was a lie. GWE still slows down the song to inspect for accuracy, even when they watch you live, Like they did to John Taylor on new years, in Hong Kong for the 620BPM. The GWR book that is current has Vanny Tonon in it for the world record at 340 BPM for 2012. That is solid proof that Vega never had the record for 340BPM, so I don't see what bringing that cheater into this has to do with anything at all.

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    I don't know what you mean by clean.. you can hear every note he picks. You can't even TELL if you are alternate picking or not. What in the world does that fake idiot Della Vega have to do with our argument here? Vega is a proven fake. I am FINE with John Taylor losing his record. What I am NOT fine with is John Taylor losing his record to someone who "wanks" their way through the piece of music, not playing it correctly, not picking every note, sliding notes instead of fingering them all.

    Also, If I were you, I wouldn't assume the kind of guitarist I am without knowing what you are talking about. Kid, I can play circles around you, and break your ego so fast that you won't have time to pick it up.

    Anyone can see that you are reaching man. Your "record" is a joke.. Learn the song properly, pick every note, and stop being an arrogant donkey.

    www.youtube.com/user/shredisnotdead1986

  • response to previous attempt Australia Taylor Sterling

    Taylor Sterling

    Okay here is a test for you james watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfvOP6rXP_I

    With the link tell me if you think he played it correctly to break his record of 320BPM

  • response to previous attempt Australia Taylor Sterling

    Taylor Sterling

    Okay here is a test for you james watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfvOP6rXP_I

  • response to previous attempt Australia Taylor Sterling

    Taylor Sterling

    his video on wired magazine at 800BPM GET REAL I have seen it and THER IS NO WAY! you can even tell ANY notes he is playing because his amp is something a kid get with a starter pack. If his sound was clear like mine is you would be able to tell he isn't playing it accuratly at all. If you were any sort of guitarist you would see via his tone that he isn't accurate in what he does in music.

    YOUR A JOHN TAYLOR FAN AND YOU JUST DONT WANT TO SEE HIM LOSE HIS RECORD.

    ONCE AGAIN I DO NOT POST COMMENTS ABOUT OTHER GUITARIST THE ONLY REASON I AM NOW IS BECAUSE I AM BEING FORCED TO DEFEND MYSELF.

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    Dude, John did get past 380.. In fact, he has a video on the Wired magazine site, and plays at 800 BPM nearly flawlessly. John holds the record period. As far as I'm concerned, your 999BPM record is not even real.. John is the REAL holder, even if your name and video are up here.

  • response to previous attempt Australia Taylor Sterling

    Taylor Sterling

    John taylor NEVER even got past 380BPM i can also get a slowed down version and show everyone as well. I dont wanna to do that to another hard working guitar player but i will if i have to! All the comments on john taylors say Guinness was easily fooled with his performance

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    Correction below... If Taylor can't do 600 as good as John, then how did he get a record for 999BPM.

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    Watch John Taylor's 600BPM. It's faster, Cleaner, He picks every note, and fingers every note precisely. If you watch Taylor Sterling's 600 BPM, he doesn't pick every note, he doesn't finger every note precisely, and it is most definitely not anywhere near as accurate as Johns. Watching the two back to back, and comparing them, will tell anyone that I am right. My question is, If Taylor can't even do 600BPM as good as John did, then how did he get a record for 900BPM? That makes no sense. And if you want to say, accuracy doesn't matter, it's just the speed that matters.... well, Taylor's 600 took 4 seconds longer than Johns, there you go.

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVHVXopRmI8

  • response to previous attempt United States Nancy Kate Phillippi

    Nancy Kate Phillippi

    Well Taylor, I think you should submit it to Guinness. I'm interested to see what they say.

  • response to previous attempt United States Nancy Kate Phillippi

    Nancy Kate Phillippi

    Taylor, I think you should submit it to Guinness. I'm interested to see what they say.

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    Dan. Unfortunately, I can't post the file on youtube, mainly because it's an audio file, and I don't know how.. The link I post here, should be a direct, and quick download usable in media player or similar. If you don't have these strict rules, or rules similar to ones I've stated below, it will be very easy for any guitar player to just BS their way through the song, missing notes, sliding their hand around to look fast, go off time.. Who wants a record for something they didn't actually do? I sure don't. If I were to get this record, you can bet I would not even submit a video unless it was absolutely flawless. I don't know how many of the community here are guitar players, or musicians.. but if you just have the SLIGHTEST musical ear, you can hear in my file, that this is NOT correct, and should not be a new record.

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    As far as rules.

    Song must be played in entirety. Played the same exact way at every speed. Song must be played without error, meaning not missed notes. No flat or sharp notes. If it is not accurate, one is NOT PLAYING IT RIGHT, and shouldn't be awarded ANY record. Record Setter should pride themselves in awarding this record to those who ACTUALLY play it properly. If not, then it's just one big joke.

  • response to previous attempt United States Nancy Kate Phillippi

    Nancy Kate Phillippi

    Well Taylor, I like your video! Kudos. :-)

  • response to previous attempt Australia Taylor Sterling

    Taylor Sterling

    Notice how all these people make an account ONLY to come after my video they dont comment on ANYTHING ELSE on the internet. I dont know but it seems set up to me

  • response to previous attempt United States Antonio Davilas

    Antonio Davilas

    My grandmother DOES BEST!MIXED NOTES! BADDD

  • response to previous attempt United States Nancy Kate Phillippi

    Nancy Kate Phillippi

    I think that a few blips are okay. I think that the title of "Fastest Guitar Player" maybe could be changed to something more appropriate to the situation, such as, "Fastest Rendition of 'Flight of the Bumblebee' on Guitar". It seems less... less... battle-worthy that way.

  • response to previous attempt United States Antonio Davilas

    Antonio Davilas

    BAD TECNIQUE

  • response to previous attempt Australia Taylor Sterling

    Taylor Sterling

    dan RULES

    Here the entire song from world record BPM Missing notes should not be permitted and meternome and timer dont need to be onscreen since john didn't need it to send to guinness.

    However i can send you my backing tracks to prove the speeds im playing also you will notice it only takes me 16 seconds to finish the entire piece of music at 999BPM

  • response to previous attempt Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    James I'd encourage you to upload your file (is it a video) in an easier to watch/listen to manner. YouTube, maybe?

    To everyone: what rules do you think should be created for this category? Should we insist on hearing the entire song? Are missed notes permitted? Should we insist up on both a timer and metronome onscreen?

    Let's keep the dialogue constructive and work toward creating a rule system that is acceptable by all.

  • response to previous attempt Australia Taylor Sterling

    Taylor Sterling

    I NEVER SUPPORT DOING THIS TO ANOTHER GUITARIST HOWEVER!!!

    If anyone uses MYSPEED TO SLOW DOWN JOHN TAYLORS PERFORMANCE AT 380BPM IT IS INACCURATE NOT TO MENTION HIS SOUND MAKES EVERYTHING UNRECOGNISABLE TO THE POINT WHERE YOU ALMOST CANT SLOW HIS PERFORMANCE DOWN BECAUSE OF HOW LOW QUALITY HIS GUITAR SOUND IS.

    ONCE AGAIN I DO NOT POST THINGS LIKE THIS AGAINST ANYONE HOWEVER I AM BEING FORCED TO.

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    https://myaccount.dropsend.com/pickup/file/cfd26c7310fa5b32

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    I'm not trolling man, I call it like I see it. You are an extremely fast player, but that doesn't mean anything if it's not accurate. I've provided the link to back up my claims. If people listen and still think you've successfully beaten the record, then so be it. But as they say in the X-Files " The Truth is out There".

    I'm not jealous at all. I have no reason to be jealous. Sure, I've seen the one at your old high school too..and again, it's very fast but not completely accurate. The accuracy is what matters, along with the speed. One of the rules of GWR you know, is the song must be played without error. Any mistake is an error, and the performance is full of mistakes.

  • response to previous attempt Australia Taylor Sterling

    Taylor Sterling

    James Moody STOP TROLLING your just jelous because you were getting close to beating john taylors record yourself here is a second performance of me playing it anyway. in fact your probs just a friend of his or a MASSIVE fan so nothing will change your mind

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLgVDQ_Ykc8

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    https://myaccount.dropsend.com/pickup/file/cfd26c7310fa5b32 Listen for yourselves.

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    Here you go everyone, fans, admins, moderators, and followers... here is a link to a half speed .wav file of this entire performance, in which it is easy to hear all of the inaccuracies in the piece of music.. Missed notes, off time passages, wrong notes. The higher the tempo, the worse it gets.. take a listen. https://myaccount.dropsend.com/pickup/file/cfd26c7310fa5b32

  • response to previous attempt United States Tiago della

    Tiago della

    SEE HOW IS A TECHNIQUE, WELL PERFORMED WITH 1.200 BPM AND 1.500 BPM ! WITH ACCELERATED VIDEO

    enter link description here

  • response to previous attempt Australia Taylor Sterling

    Taylor Sterling

    Sure mate whatever!

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    Listen.. with an attitude like yours, you don't even deserve a record. Arrogance will get you nowhere. Anyone who slows down your performance can and will easily see and hear that after 300BPM you don't play without error. I'm sorry that there is no getting through to YOU. What I am saying is completely able to be proven, all it takes is for the moderators, and or community, whoever accepts or declines these attempts to listen to it slowed down at every speed, and they will see that it's not flawless, it's not completely accurate, and you change the ending up in the last three speeds. Even at 170BPM you went out of time a couple times... that's called an error, and that should have been it.. But for some reason record setter has decided to give you the record.

  • response to previous attempt Australia Taylor Sterling

    Taylor Sterling

    I did play it Flawlessly i can see that there is no getting through to you I am the fastest and the most Accurate in the world Enough said.

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    Ok, I can see that you don't care.. if you did care, you wouldn't be happy with a sloppy performance.. I can see that you are happy with a sloppy performance. That is fine.. Just goes to show the level of maturity of which you are capable, and it doesn't seem very high.

    You are not the fastest in the world. To be the fastest in the world, you have to play accurately, or it doesn't matter. Anyone can move their hands very fast up and down the fretboard hitting "most" of the notes. Not everyone can play it flawlessly at that speed though. I am in no way saying that I can do this, I'm just saying that you didn't, at least not in the video.

  • response to previous attempt Australia Taylor Sterling

    Taylor Sterling

    I dont care cause i know my performance is better than anyones of this piece! so it doesn't matter to me what you think Im the Fastest In the world and thats all there is to it even if i did stuff up a note or two (WHICH I DIDN'T!!!) it would still make me faster than anyone else anyway

    Good day to you sir!

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    Use MySpeed to slow the 300BPM down to half speed at 150BPM, at that speed, you will still hear messed up notes, and the audio quality is almost perfect.. since that was played imperfectly, the attempt should technically ended there. Putting hard work and effort into something great is just great, but getting a record for something that is not completely accurate is not great.. I wouldn't want the record unless I played it flawless, perfect, in time, pick every note, and the same way at every speed, and that did not happen in this performance.

  • response to previous attempt Australia Taylor Sterling

    Taylor Sterling

    Now i KNOW john taylor didn't play it accuratly otherwise Guinness would not have frozen the world record to put it under analysis.

    And not to mention one of my witness's was registered with a level 9 classical guitar diploma from a College in London and he has verified it as well as another registered guitar teacher with 25 yrs up his sleeve at the biggest music teaching school in melbourne australia.

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    No problem, Nancy. I just want to make sure that people actually take the time to verify in every possible way that something is accurate before accepting it.. If you don't play every note in a piece of music properly, then you aren't playing the piece of music, therefore In my opinion the attempt should not be accepted. It should revert back to John Taylor. He played every note with accuracy, and played it the SAME way every time. This to me, is a joke.

  • response to previous attempt Australia Taylor Sterling

    Taylor Sterling

    (Myspeed) can be used to slow down what im playing however the audio quality is still degraded beyond Audability however slowed down just enough you will hear all the notes played correctly.

    People just like to make others hard work about themselves and how much better they are when they aren't the ones putting themselves out there doing something.

  • response to previous attempt United States Nancy Kate Phillippi

    Nancy Kate Phillippi

    Thanks! :-P I have been looking for something like that for a long time... 😄

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    Nancy. The program is called MySpeed. It is a very simple program that allows you to slow down or speed up any video you watch as long as the program is running. It suffers very very minimal audio quality loss at slow speeds, but not enough to make it so you can't hear the notes clearly. I used this program while watching the video a few times, to check the faster tempos for flaws, by slowing it down. As stated below, I did find discrepancies in the performance from 300 BPM and up. The program is available online in a 7 day free trial version for anyone who would like to prove this to themselves. I have no doubt that Taylor is very fast, also, he is probably a good musician. The only thing I'm saying is, from inspection of the video with MySpeed, I personally don't believe the attempt should have been accepted.

  • response to previous attempt United States Nancy Kate Phillippi

    Nancy Kate Phillippi

    James, what is the program? I don't feel obliged to take sides, but I do think I'm glad tiago's rendition was denied. I am not a pro video editor, but I do edit videos and love to do it. From prior experience, I know that his attempt was fake simply by watching his strumming. It was choppy, rough and jumpy. This is because minor, minor flaws in his hand movement (I.e. moving three mm to the left as he strummed) add up in high speed. This make his hand look like its kind of twitching. Watch valid attempts, they are much smoother.

  • response to previous attempt United States James Moody

    James Moody

    OK, I'm just going to point a few things out for everyone to consider. First of all, there is no clock in the video.. All speed records need a clock to ensure accuracy. The metronome is there of course, but there is no visible way to verify how fast the metronome is actually going, just numbers on a board. As an advanced shred guitar player myself, I can attest to this fact here, the picking hand is picking 8th notes on the higher speeds, where it should be picking 16th notes to follow perfectly with the fingers.. a true test of speed should be measured by both hands, in sync together. I have a program that allows one to slow video down, without affecting the audio pitch or tone, upon doing this, I have seen that the song is played differently every time at higher speeds, along with notes being missed, or "bum" notes as I like to put it. The ending is played differently the last 4 speeds.. I am not saying it's not fast, it's just not fast AND accurate, speed doesn't matter, if it isn't correct. I'd like to know that if someone holds this record, they can play it perfectly, the same, and pick every note, every time, or else to me, and a lot of other guitar players, it's not impressive, and shouldn't be considered a real record. Just my two cents.

  • response to previous attempt United States Simon Kirk

    Simon Kirk

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  • response to previous attempt United States Pete Moyer

    Pete Moyer

    Very cool Taylor! Any other speed records you got up your sleeves?

  • response to previous attempt Australia Taylor Sterling

    Taylor Sterling

    JOING THE FACEBBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Taylor-Sterling-for-Worlds-Fastest-Guitarist/268958936495962

  • response to previous attempt Australia Taylor Sterling

    Taylor Sterling

    HERE IS HOW YOU CAN TELL IT IS NOT FAKE!

    Second video where i play 999BPM at my high school shows alot of people walking so its proof its not speed up watch?v=ZLgVDQ_Ykc8

    FILMED AT THE BIGGEST MUSIC STORE IN MELBOURNE!!!! Would they let me hold an event where i faked the world record?? allansmusicbillyhyde.blogspot.¬com.au/2012/03/sterling-speed.¬html

    people aren't walking faster other wise they would be walking so fast they would leave a blur

    The clock in the background makes no diffrence because i have a person standing in the background of mine.

  • response to this attempt Australia Taylor Sterling

    Taylor Sterling

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DMyM7ARJUI FASTEST GUITAR PLAYER END OF STORY!

  • response to this attempt Philippines Ma-Ann P.

    Ma-Ann P.

    After weighing in the community's thoughts and opinions and careful consideration, the moderation team had decided to deny Tiago Della Vega's attempt and bring the record back to John Taylor. Furthermore, I hope this video will enlighten viewers of the matter. We, though, are open to hearing Tiago Della Vega's side of story. RecordSetter takes great pride of its accuracy and does not encourage cheating.

  • response to this attempt United States Tiago della

    Tiago della

    PLEASE DO JUSTICE ! WAS NOT BROKEN!!!!

    I AM BRAZILIAN BUT NOT ACCEPT CHEATING!

    TIAGO DELLA VEGA, DID NOT 620 BPM AND 750 BPM! The VIDEO is FALSE! TRUTH IS ABSOLUTE! SEE VIDEO

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  • response to this attempt United States Tiago della

    Tiago della

    TIAGO DELLA VEGA, DID NOT 620 BPM AND 750 BPM! The VIDEO is FALSE! TRUTH IS ABSOLUTE! SEE VIDEO

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  • response to previous attempt United States Tiago della

    Tiago della

    Tiago Della Vega did a new record, the current video of him with records of 620 bpm and 750 bpm are false, is effect of video (acceleration).

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  • response to previous attempt United States Tiago della

    Tiago della

  • response to previous attempt United States Tiago della

    Tiago della

    750 BPM? FAKE NEW RECORD WORD of TIAGO DELLA VEGA SEE VIDEO

  • response to previous attempt United States Alex Cunningham

    Alex Cunningham

    Yep, the timer is very clearly outside the screen. Voting fake.

  • response to previous attempt United States Nicholas Filer

    Nicholas Filer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRZoHzGtMQc Here is absolute proof that this record is fake. The clock goes outside of the screen for God's sake, there is no possible way this is real.

  • response to previous attempt Malaysia Norzamri Lagenda

    Norzamri Lagenda

    recordsetter is more more better than guinness...!!!!

  • response to previous attempt United States Andy Shick

    Andy Shick

    Doesn't even sound right. But also, clock isn't on same screen

  • response to previous attempt United States Andy Shick

    Andy Shick

    Do the Bishop knife trick!

  • response to previous attempt United States Sudip Bishwakarma

    Sudip Bishwakarma

    thats kick ass!!!...

  • response to this attempt United States Kevin Martin

    Kevin Martin

    whoa.

  • response to previous attempt United States Jacob Wannemacher

    Jacob Wannemacher

    has Guinness verified it yet?

  • response to previous attempt United States Pete Moyer

    Pete Moyer

    Just my personal opinion but... I think this needs to be titled "Fastest Rendition of Flight of the Bumblebees on Guitar." This is RecordSetter, where even the most specific records can be set. Not Guinness.

  • response to this attempt United States Nicholas Filer

    Nicholas Filer

    Wow dude, just look at the link given below by Hannah Christine. Or just type in "Recorde do Guiness - Thiago della Vega" on youtube. Compare the actual footage recorded from a cell phone to the attempt that he posted. He CLEARLY overdubbed. Also, I asked him about that video on youtube and the he blocked me. Go figure. The settings he is in in the video for his 750 bpm attempt don't even match where he said he was in. If he really could play that fast then he would have gotten Guiness witnesses like he did every time before, but he didn't this time because he clearly couldn't play that fast. I have never seen a more clear cut fake in my life. If he had to overdub at 320 bpm who in the world thinks he can legitimately play at 750 bpm? No person with a logical brain would take the side of Della Vega here.

  • response to previous attempt Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Jane and John: Our model is built around community input in deciding what is and isn't a world record. I'd love to hear your specific thoughts on how Della Vega's attempt is "fake." This is an extremely challenging category to moderate. We want to do everything we can to ensure fairness moving forward. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

  • response to this attempt Philippines Ma-Ann P.

    Ma-Ann P.

    At this point, I'd be very much interested to hear both John Taylor and Tiago Della Vegas' opinions on this matter.

  • response to this attempt United States Jane Taylor

    Jane Taylor

    I just found out that Recordsetter accepted Tiego Della Vega's so called record for FOTBB at 750 bpm to break John Taylor's record of 600bpm. I am shocked that recordsetter would accept that video. It is obviously fake. And by the way, John Taylor broke his own record in Hong Kong on New Year's eve at 620 bpm, and a rep from Guinness Book of World Record's was there to document it. I no longer have any respect for RecordSetter. Are all of your other records fake too? You have lost a fan. John Taylor is the true record holder, not that fake Della Vega.

  • response to this attempt United States Hannah Christine

    Hannah Christine

    Oh, and that 800 bpm attempt John posted is totally legit. 800 bpm, take that Della Vega.

  • response to this attempt United States Hannah Christine

    Hannah Christine

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDWfc_JpOrM Della Vega is a fake people. He overdubs and Record Setter should be ashamed for not realizing this. Della Vega had to fake 320 bpm, no sane person would actually think Della Vega's record attempt at 750 bpm is legit.

  • response to previous attempt United States James Theobald

    James Theobald

    why the crappy tone?

  • response to this attempt United States Eddie Schuman

    Eddie Schuman

    Who gave the Bumblebees Meth again?

  • response to this attempt United States Robert Fairweather

    Robert Fairweather

    And what about Dellvega? http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotationid=annotation116010

  • response to this attempt United States John Taylor

    John Taylor

    Here you go recordsetter: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/12/pl_fastguitar/

  • response to this attempt United States Chad Eklund

    Chad Eklund

    lame

  • response to this attempt United States Niels Toft

    Niels Toft

    So yeah... Didn't think it was possible...

  • response to this attempt United States Hollis Jenkins

    Hollis Jenkins

    by the end the bumblebee is schizophrenic

  • response to this attempt United States Chuck Weber

    Chuck Weber

    This dude is amazing.

  • response to this attempt United States Conor Sweeney

    Conor Sweeney

    LOL AT THE GUY GROWL-SCREAMING.

    JOHN YOU ARE A LEGEND OF LEGENDS.

  • response to this attempt United States Tanveer Badal

    Tanveer Badal

    Amazing!

  • response to this attempt United States John Taylor

    John Taylor

    David: Thanks man! Just so you know I hardly ever check this page so if you want to get a hold of me easier send me a message at doctorhotlicksyahoo.com

  • response to this attempt United States David Wells

    David Wells

    Way to rep for Arvada/Westminster, John. This is really incredible. You look computer generated at a couple spots.

    And when I eventually move back to town, I'll be signing up for lessons from Dr. Hotlix!

  • response to this attempt United States John Taylor

    John Taylor

    Dan: As far as I'm concerned any version of Flight of the Bumblebee would be fine as there are several out there. I would like to see people play the song at the original tempo first, and gradually increase it so they actually show that they know the song, and demonstrate true increase in speed. I don't think people understand what 16th notes are like at super high tempos. Oh well.

  • response to this attempt United States Gold Member

    Gold Member

    In other words Sam - John is a master

  • response to this attempt United States Gold Member

    Gold Member

    I take John's side on this as always. Sam this is like a little league trying to beat the N.Y Yankees

  • response to previous attempt Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Impressive performance, but doesn't yet follow the criteria in this category. Sam and Jon, I'd love dialogue on how best gather accurate documentation so we can see the bar of this category raised moving forward. It's like real-life Crossroads!

  • response to previous attempt United States Sam Clark

    Sam Clark

    john taylor, Im trying to learn the song this hole week, and I do know how to follow a metronome. I just dont know why I keep making shitty videos. Im getting my record set at guitar center this week. Hope to break your record soon, I got up to 800bpm I know it sounds impossible but I did it. I had 8 people tell me that I did it even my guitar teacher. I dont think anyone will get close to 800bpm anytime soon. I could just do it at 650bpm for shits and giggles.

  • response to previous attempt United States John Taylor

    John Taylor

    Glad to see another shit attempt was denied. Seriously, learn the song and learn how to follow a metronome.

  • response to previous attempt Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    John I think the intent of the recordsetter email is not that the record was broken, but rather "your record has been attempted and may have been broken". It's a way to get the original setter or current holder to check on the submission and give opinion and validation/moderation as you've just done. I'd love to see this record broken, but I'd say it's going to take a highly technical group of moderators/witnesses to verify a valid attempt.

  • response to previous attempt United States John Taylor

    John Taylor

    If you're going to try and beat my record at least learn the song you're supposed to play; don't just hit random notes. Also, 700 bpm is WAY WAY WAY faster than that. This denied attempt wasn't even being played half as fast as my 600 bpm. I don't know why recordsetter.com even notified me that my record was broken when it was clearly not even touched.

  • response to this attempt Philippines Cyril Navidad

    Cyril Navidad

    Sam Clark, looks like a great attempt.. but we need you to show us in the video any tool/instrument used in measuring your speed.. Thanks..

  • response to this attempt Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :O

  • response to this attempt United States Douglas Garnett

    Douglas Garnett

    awesome job mate! and here i thought I was good. dang, you just ripped my heart out man. double awesome! ~DuG www.deadcityradio.info

  • response to previous attempt United States Andrew Kim

    Andrew Kim

    Wow nice

  • response to this attempt England Phil McFarlane

    Phil McFarlane

    brilliantly NUTS!

  • response to this attempt Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • response to this attempt United States John Taylor

    John Taylor

    Did it!!! :D

  • response to previous attempt United States John Taylor

    John Taylor

    I'm quite eager to see if URDB accepts my 600 bpm World Record attempt!

  • response to previous attempt United States David Wissusik

    David Wissusik

    How much for some lessons? :P

  • response to previous attempt United States John Taylor

    John Taylor

    Just put up a video after a practice session playing this at 600 BPM. So to my challenger, BEAT THIS: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150206383893627

  • response to previous attempt United States Simon Kirk

    Simon Kirk

    Wait, is this THE John Taylor? OMG.

  • response to previous attempt United States Kik Williams

    Kik Williams

    I listened to this entire video and now my head is abuzz....This guy sure has quick fingers...This is a really cool worlds record and that's the buzz.

  • response to previous attempt United States Simon Kirk

    Simon Kirk

    I like how he look bored while he's doing it.

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