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  • 8 yr old solo - not bad...

    Great technique - needs some soul tho

    http://downloads.eonstreams.com/ccri/tn_memphis/dvby83dvby3g93evb78/guitarwizard.wmv

  • #2
    He learned to play the guitar.

    Now he can learn to play music.
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    • #3
      Yeah, It have been posted a few times here

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      • #4
        He'll have severe carpel tunnel syndrom by the time he can legeally drive.

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        • #5
          Holy **************** he's good! Man 'o man. If only I practiced enough...
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          • #6
            He had alright technique (still a little sloppy at times), but you could tell all he had was that technique to his playing. When he started soloing and bsing it, it sounded terrible. It was fast, yes, but extremely lacking in everything else. There was 0% soul in that clip whatsoever. You can do that stuff but still make it sound soulful and interesting. But good for an 8 year old I guess.
            Originally posted by Auggie Doggie

            Nobody ever said "Wow...that Horowitz is the Jesse Owens of the piano!" or "Hey, that John Coltrane is really trying to impress with all those fast, soulless runs!" You know why that is? Because the people who listen to those musicians actually have the listening skills to understand and appreciate what they're hearing. Only in the guitar crowd do we find so many 'musicians' who have nothing better to do than come up with excuses as to why technical excellence (hell, even competence) is somehow undesirable. That's why the rest of the music world looks down upon guitarists as knuckle-dragging cave-dwelling Neanderthals.

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            • #7
              'Eruption' on violin?

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              • #8
                Seen this before here on the forum, very talented. But wasn
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SRVai
                  But good for an 8 year old I guess.





                  That kid can play his ass off...... obviously he'd dedicated a good bit of his childhood to learning to do that. Most kids don't have that kind of discipline.

                  Kids that can play like this are extremely rare. "good for an 8 year old I guess?" Your perception of this kids abilities is extremely distorted, This kid is absolutely phenomenal for an 8 year old (or a 12 year old if that's the case)..... He probably plays better than 99 percent of the adults on this forum.

                  And to talk about an 8 year old's playing lacking soul is just ****************ing ridiculous.....

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by r0g3r





                    That kid can play his ass off...... obviously he'd dedicated a good bit of his childhood to learning to do that. Most kids don't have that kind of discipline.

                    Kids that can play like this are extremely rare. "good for an 8 year old I guess?" Your perception of this kids abilities is extremely distorted, This kid is absolutely phenomenal for an 8 year old (or a 12 year old if that's the case)..... He probably plays better than 99 percent of the adults on this forum.

                    And to talk about an 8 year old's playing lacking soul is just ****************ing ridiculous.....



                    +1



                    and he's 10000 times better than that **************************** kid playing eruption that was on here a while ago. that kid was full of ****************. he would miss 75% of the notes he played. it was terrible. he thought he was hot **************** obviously though...and the people "worshipping" him were just terrible.


                    this kid, however actually hits the notes accurately and makes it sound good. there is not stupid ego going on in there. he is actually playing like a true musician.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by r0g3r





                      That kid can play his ass off...... obviously he'd dedicated a good bit of his childhood to learning to do that. Most kids don't have that kind of discipline.

                      Kids that can play like this are extremely rare. "good for an 8 year old I guess?" Your perception of this kids abilities is extremely distorted, This kid is absolutely phenomenal for an 8 year old (or a 12 year old if that's the case)..... He probably plays better than 99 percent of the adults on this forum.

                      And to talk about an 8 year old's playing lacking soul is just ****************ing ridiculous.....

                      No, a lot of kids don't have that kind of discipline, a lot of people don't have that kind of discipline. Whenever I see prodigies people always, and I mean always compare them to someone famous, so I guess I wasn't giving him much of a break.

                      I really don't like listening to someone and disliking it, but then saying to myself that it is good for someone that age. That does nothing to change whether I like it or not. When I listen to Django I don't need to say "Well its good for someone with that kind of limitation", I can just say its great the way it is.

                      Why is it ridiculous to say playing is lacking soul, whether it is an 8 (12?) year old or someone else? That Nick Sterling kid has a hell of a lot more soul than that kid IMO.
                      Originally posted by Auggie Doggie

                      Nobody ever said "Wow...that Horowitz is the Jesse Owens of the piano!" or "Hey, that John Coltrane is really trying to impress with all those fast, soulless runs!" You know why that is? Because the people who listen to those musicians actually have the listening skills to understand and appreciate what they're hearing. Only in the guitar crowd do we find so many 'musicians' who have nothing better to do than come up with excuses as to why technical excellence (hell, even competence) is somehow undesirable. That's why the rest of the music world looks down upon guitarists as knuckle-dragging cave-dwelling Neanderthals.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by The Nick
                        and he's 10000 times better than that **************************** kid playing eruption that was on here a while ago. that kid was full of ****************. he would miss 75% of the notes he played. it was terrible. he thought he was hot **************** obviously though...and the people "worshipping" him were just terrible.

                        Good call! I'm glad I'm not the only one that thought that was bull**************** with the people worshipping him.
                        Originally posted by Auggie Doggie

                        Nobody ever said "Wow...that Horowitz is the Jesse Owens of the piano!" or "Hey, that John Coltrane is really trying to impress with all those fast, soulless runs!" You know why that is? Because the people who listen to those musicians actually have the listening skills to understand and appreciate what they're hearing. Only in the guitar crowd do we find so many 'musicians' who have nothing better to do than come up with excuses as to why technical excellence (hell, even competence) is somehow undesirable. That's why the rest of the music world looks down upon guitarists as knuckle-dragging cave-dwelling Neanderthals.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by The Nick



                          +1



                          and he's 10000 times better than that **************************** kid playing eruption that was on here a while ago. that kid was full of ****************. he would miss 75% of the notes he played. it was terrible. he thought he was hot **************** obviously though...and the people "worshipping" him were just terrible.


                          this kid, however actually hits the notes accurately and makes it sound good. there is not stupid ego going on in there. he is actually playing like a true musician.


                          There's no doubt that the kid's good. He could play cirlces around me. He's got his technique to a level where he could do just about anything. However, I do agree with others that that clip lacked soul. He has the tools to do pretty much whatever he wants on the guitar, now he needs to learn how to use them in a more interesting, more soulful manner. But, I have no doubt that he'll be at that level by the time he hits his teen years.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SRVai

                            No, a lot of kids don't have that kind of discipline, a lot of people don't have that kind of discipline. Whenever I see prodigies people always, and I mean always compare them to someone famous, so I guess I wasn't giving him much of a break.

                            I really don't like listening to someone and disliking it, but then saying to myself that it is good for someone that age. That does nothing to change whether I like it or not. When I listen to Django I don't need to say "Well its good for someone with that kind of limitation", I can just say its great the way it is.

                            Why is it ridiculous to say playing is lacking soul, whether it is an 8 (12?) year old or someone else? That Nick Sterling kid has a hell of a lot more soul than that kid IMO.


                            Children's brains do not work the same way as those of adults...... they simply don't think the same way.... also they have smaller hands, and have had a lot less time to develop their own style or a sense of maturity in their playing. They haven't had the time to be exposed to as much music as an adult, and they don't have the same reservoir of life experiences to draw on in creating "soulful" music (or developing a cynical outlook) either.

                            It's only common sense that you wouldn't hold an 8-12 year old to the same standards as an adult. This kid has his whole life ahead of him to develop those other things.... I think he's doing things in the RIGHT order, building the foundation first (while his brain is still wired for learning) and the rest will come in time.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by r0g3r



                              It's only common sense that you wouldn't hold an 8-12 year old to the same standards as an adult. This kid has his whole life ahead of him to develop those other things.... I think he's doing things in the RIGHT order, building the foundation first (while his brain is still wired for learning) and the rest will come in time.


                              +10000

                              I can't believe we're going through this again. Jealousy on these boards is always an ugly thing! This kid is absolutely amazing... but people need to find fault somewhere. Never mind that he's light years beyond just about everyone else at that age.
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