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A “shred guitar” lesson given by Fumiyoshi Kamo in April 2011 was the world’s largest, attracting 8,776 “students” who viewed the online performance, according to the website of Guinness World Records.

On April 2, Kamo, 37, gave a lesson on shred guitar — a genre to which he has devoted his life — on the video-sharing website Nico Nico Live. The performance broke the previous record of 4,455 participants held by his favorite American guitarist, Steve Vai, whose success served as Kamo’s inspiration for learning guitar at the age of 19.

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