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« on: May 30, 2005, 03:37:23 PM »

http://www.plsthx.com/disp.php?type=m&id=316

Channeling Joe Satriani. Amazing kid here.
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2005, 06:48:12 PM »

It isn't that amazing. He is damn good, but not mind-blowing or anything.
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2005, 08:03:02 PM »

Awe, he's so cute and so hardcore at the same time. And so begins the heavy heroin addiction and rampant slew of groupies. Go get 'em, kid!
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2005, 08:35:41 PM »

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It isn't that amazing. He is damn good, but not mind-blowing or anything.

At 8, it certainly is...
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2005, 10:30:19 PM »

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At 8, it certainly is...


No, it certainly is not.
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2005, 11:20:20 PM »

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At 8, it certainly is...


No, it certainly is not.


Ooooooooh!  Somebody's lookin' for a tussle.  :wink:
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2005, 12:25:26 AM »

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At 8, it certainly is...


No, it certainly is not.


So are you saying that you were better at 8 yrs old yourself or something?
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2005, 02:51:44 AM »

The amount of time someone has played should also be taken into effect. I would expect an 8 year old who has played for 5 years to be way better than a 16 year old who has played for 1 year.

He is very good though and will hopefully keep getting better as he gets older.
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2005, 04:12:45 AM »

Intersting comments.

This kid can play circles around some of the people I know who have played for 20 years....and I suspect he is better than some of the guitarists in today's popular bands.

You really think Billy Joe Armstrong can whip out a solo like that? I'm not doggin' on Green Day, just making a point.
Not that a shredder on the ole' guitar makes or breaks a band, far from it. Purely a comparsion of six-string talent.

Edit- I should point out that I personally don't play, this is from a layman's P.O.V.
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2005, 10:04:42 AM »

He can play, but can he sing?

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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2005, 12:22:30 PM »

Is that band going to be Bad 4 Good 2??!
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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2005, 01:04:58 PM »

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You really think Billy Joe Armstrong can whip out a solo like that? I'm not doggin' on Green Day, just making a point.
Not that a shredder on the ole' guitar makes or breaks a band, far from it. Purely a comparsion of six-string talent.


I'd hope if Billy Joe tried to whip out a solo he'd make it more musically interesting.  I found the speed and stamina of the kid's fingerwork to be impressive, but the actual music left something to be desired.  Simple, but fastly played, variations on walking scales does not for a good musician make.
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« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2005, 01:16:57 PM »

When he actually plays something let me know. He is not a prodigy, just someone who is pretty good at whacking off a guitar.
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« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2005, 01:40:42 PM »

Yeah, he has a long way to go before he becomes a "prodigy" imho. Back when I was in high school, in my heavy metal stages, I would have thought this kid was awesome, but over the years, ripping scales has just lost its magic on me. It just seems "souless" to me now I guess. I am not saying that I could do it and that its not am impressive display, but I look at it more like cup-stacking or some other feat that shows off one's hand dexterity/speed. But, playing scales is a step in the process to playing what you feel. So since he is well on his way in that department, he does have potential to become someone noteworty.
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« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2005, 01:52:30 PM »

I'm a child of the shredding 80's so I actually appreciate what that kid is doing.  Shredding is part of the reason I started playing guitar back in 1989.  Then the 90's came around, soloing became passe, and anyone who could do it was suddenly accused of having no "musical" ability.  Certainly, a solo does not make a song, but the kid is not devoid of musical talent.
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« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2005, 03:55:43 PM »

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I'm a child of the shredding 80's so I actually appreciate what that kid is doing.  Shredding is part of the reason I started playing guitar back in 1989.  Then the 90's came around, soloing became passe, and anyone who could do it was suddenly accused of having no "musical" ability.  


Same here.  I never quite figured out why wearing flannel and doc martins was a prerequisite for being musically talented...
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« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2005, 02:37:02 AM »

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I'm a child of the shredding 80's so I actually appreciate what that kid is doing.  Shredding is part of the reason I started playing guitar back in 1989.  Then the 90's came around, soloing became passe, and anyone who could do it was suddenly accused of having no "musical" ability.  


Same here.  I never quite figured out why wearing flannel and doc martins was a prerequisite for being musically talented...


For me, it's not about that.  I just happen to find what that kid did to be an exercise in playing technique, not musical ability.  For a demonstration of musical ability, I'd want those notes strung together in a meaningful pattern that, at the very least, is acoustically pleasing.  At most, it would take me on some kind of musical journey.  What that kid played didn't do that.

*shrug*

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« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2005, 06:21:05 AM »

Shredding has its place. In this case, after the initial wow, it's quite boring. But for 8, pretty dang good. I love how he nods to the crowd.

On second thought, in watching it fully, he's frickin great. I love how he wipes his nose at the end.

As admirable as it is, though, I'd never play in a band with him (not that he'd want a simple 4 stringer like myself...)
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« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2005, 12:18:42 PM »

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On second thought, in watching it fully, he's frickin great. I love how he wipes his nose at the end.

As admirable as it is, though, I'd never play in a band with him (not that he'd want a simple 4 stringer like myself...)

For some reason, the nose wipe caught my attention too and I started cracking up.
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« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2005, 05:33:38 PM »

It is good... I would love to hear him at 21.. that is what is impressive, that is he is that far at 8. He is no Joe Satriani... but at 21 he will be far better.
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