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  • dbphotodbphoto Frets: 58
    Damn.

    Excuse me for a minute while I set fire to all of my guitars.
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  • RabsRabs Frets: 563
    dbphoto said:
    Damn.

    Excuse me for a minute while I set fire to all of my guitars.

    Innit !!!! 
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  • amarok1971amarok1971 Frets: 147
    Omg good lad  :o
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  • ricorico Frets: 547
    JoBo’s offspring?
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  • merlinmerlin Frets: 762
    He could become a session player, a player in a serious covers/tribute band, or he may just realise that he has something of his own to say after a while. In which case he'll quite possibly do really well for himself creatively. 


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  • ricorico Frets: 547
    merlin said:
    He could become a session player, a player in a serious covers/tribute band, or he may just realise that he has something of his own to say after a while. In which case he'll quite possibly do really well for himself creatively. 


    Hopefully it’s the latter. 
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  • RabsRabs Frets: 563
    I sometimes wonder when a kid is good at such a young age if they will actually just get bored of it all by the time they hit college or their first job..??
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  • RockerRocker Frets: 2184
    Rabs said:
    I sometimes wonder when a kid is good at such a young age if they will actually just get bored of it all by the time they hit college or their first job..??

    Yeah, life is for living, not spending every hour of the day playing a guitar.  A child has to develop social skills, play football, run around and things normal children do.  That is why videos like these make me wonder what kind of parent(s) the child has.
    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. [Albert Einstein]

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  • thegummythegummy Frets: 170
    Rocker said:
    Rabs said:
    I sometimes wonder when a kid is good at such a young age if they will actually just get bored of it all by the time they hit college or their first job..??

    Yeah, life is for living, not spending every hour of the day playing a guitar.  A child has to develop social skills, play football, run around and things normal children do.  That is why videos like these make me wonder what kind of parent(s) the child has.
    The way he's dressed makes me wonder that
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  • xpia98jfxpia98jf Frets: 306
    I never find these precocious kid videos interesting as you know it’s all mimicry. What genuine emotions is a 10-year old kid putting in their playing? “My dad just grounded me, I got no pocket money and the rain is coming down oh yeah”.

    Also kids that grow up to fast tend to have ‘issues’ later in life. If he’s genuinely enjoying it I don’t have a problem but if he’s being pushed (and the promotion over social media suggests he is) then I disagree with it.
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  • BRISTOL86BRISTOL86 Frets: 861
    pia98jf said:
    I never find these precocious kid videos interesting as you know it’s all mimicry. What genuine emotions is a 10-year old kid putting in their playing? “My dad just grounded me, I got no pocket money and the rain is coming down oh yeah”.

    Also kids that grow up to fast tend to have ‘issues’ later in life. If he’s genuinely enjoying it I don’t have a problem but if he’s being pushed (and the promotion over social media suggests he is) then I disagree with it.
    I like to think I had genuine emotions at that age that were perfectly valid. Just because they’re different issues to what an older person faces doesn’t make them less concerning (for want of a better word) for the kid. 

    You could say what emotion can someone like Slash or Mayer or JoBo put into their playing when they’re rich and famous and have nothing to worry about...
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  • thegummythegummy Frets: 170
    pia98jf said:
    I never find these precocious kid videos interesting as you know it’s all mimicry. What genuine emotions is a 10-year old kid putting in their playing? “My dad just grounded me, I got no pocket money and the rain is coming down oh yeah”.

    Also kids that grow up to fast tend to have ‘issues’ later in life. If he’s genuinely enjoying it I don’t have a problem but if he’s being pushed (and the promotion over social media suggests he is) then I disagree with it.
    I think YouTube has brought in a new wave of pushy stage parents trying to make their kids the next big YouTube hit.

    I saw a video a few weeks ago of a little girl playing the eruption solo perfectly and it's very impressive when a young person has learned to play something so well but that one didn't have the "forcedness" with the costume changes and acting. 

    I don't think that guitar playing emotion is a translation of real life emotions but I do get the impression that boy is just acting the part (which is nothing against him, children play, no one expects them to find guitar playing genuinely emotional).
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  • 57Deluxe57Deluxe Frets: 4387
    edited December 5
    one of my 7 year old students who has had the sum total of 3 hours tuition from me, sat down and wrote a song about how the fox caught his pet chicken! Remember - 0-3 hours only! Is not just the strumming he's got right but he has got structure and presentation into this!

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=19H4xaXScerXirMcA9Kp8n5Fjix3T6WYW




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  • Not sure about this kid but I'm sure these kids are being hothoused for the greater glory of the nation........


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  • beowulfbeowulf Frets: 21
    pia98jf said:
    I never find these precocious kid videos interesting as you know it’s all mimicry. What genuine emotions is a 10-year old kid putting in their playing? “My dad just grounded me, I got no pocket money and the rain is coming down oh yeah”.

    Also kids that grow up to fast tend to have ‘issues’ later in life. If he’s genuinely enjoying it I don’t have a problem but if he’s being pushed (and the promotion over social media suggests he is) then I disagree with it.
    So now you have to have seen some shit in your life in order for your playing to have any meaning at all? What a load of BS. I think you can tell fairly well just from his video intros that this kid has as mind of his own and isn't just a guitar playing droid of a child. 

    I truly hope he isn't being overly pushed, obviously the skill levels he's showing require some serious practice hours, but you're finding an awful lot of negatives purely the basis that he's an astonishingly good player for his age. I say good on him, he's better than I'll ever be and probably has more talent in his small toenail that I do in my whole body.
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  • xpia98jfxpia98jf Frets: 306
    edited December 5
    beowulf said:
    So now you have to have seen some shit in your life in order for your playing to have any meaning at all? What a load of BS. I think you can tell fairly well just from his video intros that this kid has as mind of his own and isn't just a guitar playing droid of a child. 

    Um no, but in the videos I saw of him he was playing blues. What does a kid his age know about the blues (in both senses)?

    I don’t know, it wasn’t meant to be taken entirely seriously but there is an element of freak show about these kind of videos imo.
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  • Arktik83Arktik83 Frets: 225
    "one of my greatest influences growing up..." excuse me?  Growing up?  You're like 12 years old haha! 

    Judging by the production values, view count etc I get a feeling this is a encouraging/pushy parent and a kid who probably just enjoys playing the guitar in front of the camera. 

    Fair play to him though if he's making a little bit of pocket money out of something he obviously enjoys doing.
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  • BRISTOL86BRISTOL86 Frets: 861
    pia98jf said:
    beowulf said:
    So now you have to have seen some shit in your life in order for your playing to have any meaning at all? What a load of BS. I think you can tell fairly well just from his video intros that this kid has as mind of his own and isn't just a guitar playing droid of a child. 

    Um no, but in the videos I saw of him he was playing blues. What does a kid his age know about the blues (in both senses)?
    A damn sight more than me judging by the video 
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  • dbphotodbphoto Frets: 58
    I’m struggling to understand some of the negativity and assumptions being made here.
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  • thegummythegummy Frets: 170
    dbphoto said:
    I’m struggling to understand some of the negativity and assumptions being made here.
    The whole "look at my golden child, he's the captain of the football and debate team" thing has been annoying people since time immemorial, that's probably why there's a lot of the negativity, show off kids are just annoying in general.

    I don't understand the thing about knowing blues by having bad life experiences. Personally I find it a bit pretentious to think that an instrumental piece of music somehow comes from a life experience.
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  • siraxemansiraxeman Frets: 1679
    Arktik83 said:
    "one of my greatest influences growing up..." excuse me?  Growing up?  You're like 12 years old haha! 

    I thought exactly the very same thing!! I :lol: 'd
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  • SchnozzSchnozz Frets: 268
    edited December 5
    These kids are gonna be so messed up when they're older.

    For anyone under 22/23, it's Harry Enfield's "I'm considerably richer than yow" on a mass scale and not just the odd wanker.

    The lad's great, but it's just the whole concept behind it...
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  • dindudedindude Frets: 4620
    No matter how pushy the parents, kids don’t get that good without having a genuine passion - I bet he practices night and day, sleeps with a guitar and dreams about guitar. We just write about it on a forum and work out what we’re going to buy next ;)

    I do believe that you need someone with something to say, so to speak, to capture interest (even instrumental), but that doesn’t need to mean you have to have a hard life for this to be worthy, and he has plenty of time - as early foundations go, it doesn’t get much better than this.

    Fair play to the lad, only slight negative I can find is that it’s a little too theatrical in the facial and body expressions, but that will die down over time I’m sure.
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  • siraxemansiraxeman Frets: 1679
    Schnozz said:
    These kids are gonna be so messed up when they're older.

    For anyone under 22/23, it's Harry Enfield's "I'm considerably richer than yow" on a mass scale and not just the odd wanker.

    The lad's great, but it's just the whole concept behind it...

    that is a very real danger that he'd become conceited...hopefully his parents will have him taught well enough not to be so - but its really not that different for adults....many adults are full of themselves and their warped sense of self importance. Musicians are notorious for having egos!
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  • RockerRocker Frets: 2184
    dbphoto said:j
    I’m struggling to understand some of the negativity and assumptions being made here.
    Would you want your child spending all of his/her time playing guitar? To the exclusion of everything else a child does like playing games with other children?
    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. [Albert Einstein]

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  • siraxemansiraxeman Frets: 1679
    edited December 5

    Does that mean no kicking a ball around the green across the road, no knock n run, hide n seek or playing 'Kirby' ? No xbox or PS3/4?? o

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  • not_the_djnot_the_dj Frets: 5101
    He’s localish to me and has featured in the local papers a few times, then played on the Chris Evans radio show and tv when he redid TFI Friday. After that it seemed that go mega for him. 
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  • xpia98jfxpia98jf Frets: 306
    He’s localish to me and has featured in the local papers a few times, then played on the Chris Evans radio show and tv when he redid TFI Friday. After that it seemed that go mega for him. 
    No pressure then...
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  • dbphotodbphoto Frets: 58
    Rocker said:
    dbphoto said:j
    I’m struggling to understand some of the negativity and assumptions being made here.
    Would you want your child spending all of his/her time playing guitar? To the exclusion of everything else a child does like playing games with other children?
    No.  I wouldn’t want either of mine spending all of their time doing any one thing.  I want them to experience all the good things life has to offer.

    (are you assuming that’s the case with this young lad?)

    If however either of mine find something they are passionate about then I will support them as much as possible, but socialising with their friends and getting out the house will always be encouraged/enforced.

    I just hope neither become interested in bloody football........ 
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