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(@voodoo_merman)
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Sorry. But, you guys are crazy, jealous or maybe both. There are not many ten year olds that can commit to playing an instrument like that. I couldn't commit to anything when I was eight years old. He did. And it must sting you people to see a fellow musician playing so well at half your age.

Now make your sorry attempts at defending your egos if my post hit a soft spot. The kid is amazing. Just b/c nobody has posted your work on a forum and cited you as phenomenal is no reason to try and disregard this kids skill.

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(@ignar-hillstrom)
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I'm not trying to be snide, but I think someone who is not a parent may not have an accurate gauge of the relative immaturity of a ten-year-old.

I'm not a parent, so it might mean little to you. But as far as I can see the immaturity of kids does not as much influence the ability to technically play a piece but more the ability to interpretate a piece of music. Practicing guitar, or any instrument, basically comes down to discipline and repetition, neither of which are severly limited by a lack of maturity. Go ask any former USSR-conservatory teacher about it.

And to explain my point a bit further, compare this guitar kid with the following piano kid:
http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=3862a5698f6c1ba9cad3e75c5eb4118e.894640

Both ten years old.

VM: thanks for the insults. Feel free to check my link above and reply in a more civilised and intelligent manner.


   
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Sorry. But, you guys are crazy, jealous or maybe both.
You're entitled to your opinion.
There are not many ten year olds that can commit to playing an instrument like that.
Just watch any TV talent show...............
I couldn't commit to anything when I was eight years old.
I couldn't commit to anything like that when I was 18 years old.
And it must sting you people to see a fellow musician playing so well at half your age.
If he was half my age, we wouldn't be having this discussion.
It stings to see him hyped up, the way he is. He is good, no doubt, but don't go overboard - you don't know how much he's being pressured by his parents, how much he wants to be doing this.
It is people like you that put these sort of children on pedestals so high, they never have their feet on the ground.
Just b/c nobody has posted your work on a forum and cited you as phenomenal..........
How do you know that?

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And it must sting you people to see a fellow musician playing so well at half your age.
If he was half my age, we wouldn't be having this discussion.

This literally made me LOL.


   
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Sorry. But, you guys are crazy, jealous or maybe both.
You're entitled to your opinion.
There are not many ten year olds that can commit to playing an instrument like that.
Just watch any TV talent show...............
I couldn't commit to anything when I was eight years old.
I couldn't commit to anything like that when I was 18 years old.
And it must sting you people to see a fellow musician playing so well at half your age.
If he was half my age, we wouldn't be having this discussion.
It stings to see him hyped up, the way he is. He is good, no doubt, but don't go overboard - you don't know how much he's being pressured by his parents, how much he wants to be doing this.
It is people like you that put these sort of children on pedestals so high, they never have their feet on the ground.
Just b/c nobody has posted your work on a forum and cited you as phenomenal..........
How do you know that?

I'm not trying to hype him up. His playing speaks for itself. I'm just tired of all these professors being so critical of things like this. Credit should be given where it is due.

I'm not saying that we should all build a shrine and hold a candle light vigil in honor of this young mans talent. But, acting like its no big deal to play that well at ten is just...yuk. His parents i'm sure play a big part. That to me, does not take away from his achievements. Joe Pass' dad pushed him, Miles Davis's teacher pushed him, ect...

Whatever...

At this time I would like to tell you that NO MATTER WHAT...IT IS WITH GOD. HE IS GRACIOUS AND MERCIFUL. HIS WAY IS IN LOVE, THROUGH WHICH WE ALL ARE. IT IS TRULY -- A LOVE SUPREME --. John Coltrane


   
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It was a good SRV cover. Not great. And frankly, while it's a cool song, it's not an extremely difficult song to play. "Amazing" and "phenom" are being thrown around a little too loosely. For all we know the kid has been playing nothing but that song for hours a day every day for two years. Besides, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting someone who can play SRV tunes by rote, so it's not exactly anything new or interesting.

He deserves his props. It WAS good for anyone after two years of playing. It was fun to listen to, and I hope he enjoys playing and continuing to improve. But let's not go overboard.

To be fair, when I was 10 I doubt I had the discipline or the attention span to play the guitar, much less learn an entire SRV song. Having said that, there are lots of 10 year olds who do. I also don't know if I could play like that after two years. Having said that, there are lots of people who can, and I never made much of an effort at learning SRV anyway as he wasn't and isn't a huge influence on me. I learned the Clapton version of this song a while back. Took about two weeks to get it to a point where I thought it was good.


   
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Doggone it, I KNOW this thread is one of the living dead, arisen to consume the flesh of mortals.

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(@ignar-hillstrom)
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I'm just tired of all these professors being so critical of things like this.

Yeah, us evil professors should be ashamed. How dare we suggest he is not a prodigy, wonderkid and future savior of blues guitar! Seriously, maybe you should learn to accept that what is a big deal to you is not so big a deal to others. That has nothing to do with being critical and everything to do with what you've seen, what you can compare it with and what you're idea of 'phenomenal' is. As said before I think this kid played decently. I've seen plenty of kids play just as good or better. Hope you can live with that.

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Doggone it, I KNOW this thread is one of the living dead, arisen to consume the flesh of mortals.

I remember we had pretty much the exact same discussion about a young kid who played on the Ellen Degeneres Show (couldn't find the video on youtube). Same discussion, different kid.


   
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Just one of many topics that seem to arise over and over and over and over and over and over again...

The Internet is great at giving us a lot of talent that has been around for ages but just not available to everyone in ages past. Like the "phenoms..."

One thing that you can't know from simply watching a video (or listening to audio) though, is what the kid actually knows and has learned. I had the priviledge of playing with a ten year old guitarist at a jam on October 8 and this kid was definitely very good and probably would compare favorably to this one (judged solely on what folks are saying, since I can't actually view the video).

But what impressed me about the young man at the jam was how much he knew about scales and keys and improvising. He sat in with a dozen adults playing songs in all styles and in different keys and did more than passably well for himself.

I guess if there's a point to be made, it's that one really doesn't know what's gone into making a person a guitarist (musician, person) from a single recorded performance. We live in a society where hyping something is important, simply because being average is not looked upon favorably.

As a teacher I get to see a lot of kids who play incredibly well, as well as a number who don't but are happier than anything to simply be playing. Hopefully, this kid is having a full life besides being the center of attention on the guitar. If that's all he's got going for him, he's going to need all the support from all of us he can get.

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Check out this 9 year old boy. Look out Yngwie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYjfFxDW14U

But I love this 3 year old. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qon_jCJqkvM&mode=related&search=

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When I was a teenager, two doors down lived a friend the same age Don Miniard. Everyday, his Mom especially would make him practice piano (and he was good). He almost hated piano because he wanted to play football and baseball like all the other guys in my neighborhood. He really resented it at the time. We would play football in his yard and could hear him practicing. Man, as soon as his lesson was over he would run back out to play football again. Fortunately, Don came to love playing and played with some pretty big groups. He played with the Johnny VanZandt band for a few years and travelled the south. He still plays today as a studio musician. He also has a regular gig at this tiny restaurant at the home of the PGA.

http://www.mackenziessteakhouse.com/

My daughter seems to be very natural at piano, but I am afraid of pushing her. I want her to enjoy it. Her Mom makes her practice everyday for about 30 minutes. Sometimes she really doesn't want to practice. She wants to play with friends or watch TV. We have had a few discussions on this. I can tell when my daughter feels stressed and I don't want her to feel like that. The funny thing is, when left alone she will go over to the piano and play a few favorite songs for about 10 minutes. Then she will go off and do something else. In maybe an hour she will come back and play some more songs for awhile. So you really don't have to push a kid.

I'll tell ya though... Seeing how quickly she has advanced has given me a deeper appreciation for teachers. Her teacher is a very kindly elderly man (about 70 years old). But he is great with kids. He doesn't let a kid slack, but he pushes in such a gentle and kind way that all his students love him. He does have a motto... "the only way to play piano is the RIGHT way".

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If you look at any school with a decent music program, you'll find all sorts of these kids. My high school had a great music program, but it was extracurricular. The teachers helped put off open mics, talent shows, musicals and so on, but no kids learned their instruments in school, in fact most were self taughtt.

I often saw kids come around who were 13 and 14 who could play with great talent. I never thought they were amazing, just dedicated. I knew they practiced, and it's real easy for them to do so. They don't have much responsibility. It's not really any different then a kid who can draw well, or run fast, or is good at hockey.

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lol ricochet, so true.

Gotta say I think Greybeard hit it on the head with his response to voodoo a few posts back.

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Arjen said
According to the link he has been playing for two years or so, and that is kinda what you'd expect after having seen the clip.

If playing like this after 2 years is the normal.....I AM GIVING UP ! :!:

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