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.
Of course, and as I said, the only reason I did say it that way was because I was so used to people saying "Omg this kid is incredible, hes better than Yngwie and hes only 10!". Looking back on it (and watching again) the kid is really good. I hope the kid sticks with it and becomes a great player. I stand by what I said, that he is good (incredible, astounding, mindblowing whatever way you feel like putting it) for an 8 year old.
"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."
I do not see it as jealous to give my 2 cents on something everyone was dumbfounded by that didn't do as much for me. If I said "His parents probably just made him do that, I can play with soul and he can't. I wouldn't want to be able to do that anyway", then I could see you saying that...