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  • #16
    To me, it's obvious that she's aping the notes, but doesn't have any feel for the tunes. She probably doesn't even like the music......Anyway, it would be neat to see what she plays like when she's doing something she wants to do, and not being a human robot for a dealer show.
    Wow............ tough room. She is very talented and did an amazing job on the song, especially for 11 years old.
    "It's all good; except when it's Great."

    www.jotown.com

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    • #17
      She is very talented and did an amazing job on the song, especially for 11 years old.


      Is she? Did she? I don't think those are facts at all. I think she did fine, and played pretty well. I think that I'd be proud of my kid if he practiced those songs and played them as she did, but a lot of us have kids that do things we're proud of.

      Russ' original post stated his jaw hit the floor, which is fine. Mine did not, neither when I first saw this nor on the repeat viewing. It's pretty good for an 11-year-old, and that's not an insult, Jotown. I'm sure you know there are some 11-year-olds out there who've already learned to also play with feeling, and that's way more impressive to me. But my tastes don't have to be the same as yours, or anyone's. And I also started doing recitals when I was nine or ten... I know how it feels.

      So, she did alright. Good effort, kid.
      Music, thoughts, stuff, and... I guess that's all

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      • #18
        So, she did alright. Good effort, kid.
        Thats all I was sayin'. Didn't mean to bring back bad childhood memories.
        "It's all good; except when it's Great."

        www.jotown.com

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        • #19
          I'm liking her stage presence: beret and boa. I can see a future star if she
          digs into music more and starts writing her own material and gets a great
          singer. Heck, maybe she's a decent singer.

          At 11 my parents had an electric organ in the house, I was four years
          away from getting my first real guitar but had cheap toy guitars lying
          around (an emenee special with a plastic fretboard and and a fake
          chipboard hollowbody telecaster shaped abomination).

          If I had parental support from an early age like that there's no telling
          what I might be playing today.

          But, might this girl get burned out early and stop playing before she
          turns 18? Only time will tell.
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          • #20
            Amazing. Considering her age it's almost scary. Thanks for posting this, Russ
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            • #21
              Man..harsh crowd...

              And there always seems to be some Rush hate lurking....WTF?

              I think the kid is talented. She may not be musical, but she has some skill. And if she is getting paid, it ain't all bad.
              Good deals with - Yarbicus, CBH5150, BozzofAngels, Alvin Wilson, Harris Quinn

              Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.

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              • #22
                Man..harsh crowd...

                And there always seems to be some Rush hate lurking....WTF?.


                Rush is probably my favorite band...but you gotta accept and even dish out the stigma that goes with it.
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                • #23
                  Wow............ tough room. She is very talented and did an amazing job on the song, especially for 11 years old.
                  Agreed about the young lady! It just seems like these transcriptions of these works* are a bit of a waste of her talent, kinda novelty stuff. (Appropriate, I guess, for showing off the instrument, although the instrument doesn't strike me as nearly as impressive as the performer.)

                  With re tough rooms: I wouldn't say this thread/forum is as tough as the room they shot the vid in (although I only stuck for the end and splattering of half-hearted applause for the second tune, the Kansas thing -- but I note that someone else commented on a less-than-adulatory response from the crowd on the first vid).


                  *That shouldn't really be construed as a slag on Kansas or Rush, I know they have many fans. But these versions just seem to me to be pretty gimmicky.
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                  • #24
                    Rush is probably my favorite band...but you gotta accept and even dish out the stigma that goes with it.


                    I caught an extended interview with Rush a while back and they seemed to be very comfortable with their place in the hierarchy of putative coolness... and let's face it, wouldn't you rather have a small army of really fervent fans for decades than have the momentary adulation of all the hipsters for 15 minutes? Rush seem to have few illusions about their hipness quotient -- and I found that quite winning. They were not only down to earth, they were pretty funny. I quite liked them as people.
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                    • #25
                      I don't know about "Rush hate".
                      It's more like "Rush indifference" for me.

                      The music in these clips is not even close to jaw dropping.

                      It sounds very cheesy and "home organish" to me.

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                      • #26
                        Okay, here's a finalist at the 2009 competition. At least it removes Rush from the equation. I like her playing quite a lot more in any case.

                        Music, thoughts, stuff, and... I guess that's all

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                        • #27
                          Is that the same girl from the other vids?
                          "It's all good; except when it's Great."

                          www.jotown.com

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                          • #28
                            Is that the same girl from the other vids?


                            No. It's the one from this year's Electone competition. Those other vids are quite old.

                            I'm sure you can tell by the style of the playing that it's a different girl in any case.
                            Music, thoughts, stuff, and... I guess that's all

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                            • #29
                              Or the same girl a couple of years later. In any event they both play well for their age.
                              "It's all good; except when it's Great."

                              www.jotown.com

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                              • #30
                                Oh hell, I am total Rush geek, but they are a large part of why I play, and I really like them as people...When I was a kid you could find ANY info on them...now with the web, and I think them settling into their fame ( finally), it is a bit cooler.

                                Here is the interview I think someone referred to, probably the best one I have seen or heard. I also actually just read Neil's book 'Road Show..As a musician AND motorcyclist, it was nirvana..

                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt1YBFmsXSs
                                Good deals with - Yarbicus, CBH5150, BozzofAngels, Alvin Wilson, Harris Quinn

                                Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.

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