Talk about playing until your fingers bleed!
A musician and music teacher from Texas has broken the world record for the longest guitar solo.
David DiDonato recently played for 24 hours, 55 minutes at an Austin music club to shatter the former record of 24 hours, 17 minutes.
According to Richmond.com, DiDonato started on Sunday night at 7 p.m. and finished around 8 p.m. on Monday night. The club was closed between 2 a.m. and noon, but he offered fans $25 to stay and watch the entire performance. It was also streamed live online at Ustream.tv and Gawker.com.
While playing for such a long time is surely an amazing feat, the newspaper reports that he didn't have to play without a break. The Guinness Book of World Records allowed him a five-minute break every hour.
Some musicians questioned whether repetition is allowed when trying to break such a record.
"What's the criteria for guitar solo after it goes over thirty minutes?" former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash asked ToneDeaf.com. "If you keep doing the same thing over and over again is that still considered a guitar solo?"
Whether or not DiDonato repeated any chords during his nearly 25-hour jam session is unknown. However, his performance is sure to inspire music lovers everywhere.
Those who want to learn how to play like a pro for any reason should consider purchasing a used guitar or other instrument in order to save money without compromising quality.