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2011-08-07 08:23:00 AM
That's kinds cool, but kids can learn music at any age. Take Motzart:

He often spent much time at the clavier, picking out thirds, which he was always striking, and his pleasure showed that it sounded good. [...] In the fourth year of his age his father, for a game as it were, began to teach him a few minuets and pieces at the clavier. [...] He could play it faultlessly and with the greatest delicacy, and keeping exactly in time. [...] At the age of five, he was already composing little pieces, which he played to his father who wrote them down
 
2011-08-07 08:41:49 AM
You'd think with that much finger talent she'd be able to deftly handle the controls on a washing machine.
 
2011-08-07 09:28:14 AM
Nice hovel decor.
 
2011-08-07 10:22:17 AM
Get back to ironing, where you belong.
 
2011-08-07 10:54:59 AM
Bravo. I got no snark for that. These are the people they need to be making reality shows about.
 
2011-08-07 11:12:16 AM

desertmouse: You'd think with that much finger talent she'd be able to deftly handle the controls on a washing machine.


LOL!! I saw the piles of clothes in the back and thought almost the same thing.


/took me till I was 23 to master Eruption.
 
2011-08-07 11:31:53 AM
What a slob.
 
2011-08-07 11:37:55 AM
I can't tell which is sloppier, the room or the guitar playing.
 
2011-08-07 11:39:51 AM
Wah? Whoooooaaaa!!!
 
2011-08-07 11:51:59 AM
Clean up your room, young lady!
 
2011-08-07 11:54:45 AM
Wow, you all are so leet.

Leave the basement already.
 
2011-08-07 12:03:32 PM

doglover: That's kinds cool, but kids can learn music at any age. Take Motzart:


While that's technically true, there is no getting around the untold hours of practice you need to become good. For her (or Mozart) to be as good as she is meant she put in as many hours as an adult would have to get to her level. So it is still an impressive accomplishment at any age, especially when put in a smaller time frame that a kid would have been alive.
 
2011-08-07 12:14:05 PM
better backwards Link (new window)
 
2011-08-07 12:19:09 PM
Link (new window)

I remember seeing this kid awhile ago. 8 years old with flawless playing. What impressed me most was his ability to skip strings so effortlessly with those hands.

The girl in the vid needs more practice. Even at that age, it's easy to turn on distortion and sloppily churn out something that sounds similar to the original song. At that point, your age is the only impressive part of the performance (and I speak from experience :P ).
 
2011-08-07 12:42:58 PM
Christ, clean your trailer before you introduce your "prodigy" to the world.
 
2011-08-07 12:46:27 PM
This girl is also pretty impressive

Link (new window)
 
2011-08-07 12:56:07 PM
If you, a a budding guitarrist, do NOT master the complexities of Van Halen and Malmsteen in the first year. Give it up and concentrate on your SATs.
 
2011-08-07 03:21:42 PM
I'm not a guitarist, but a number of people who are insist to me that Eddie Van Halen is overrated, that his music isn't really that hard, it just sounds hard to people who don't know how to play it, so they're impressed. Apparently, a lot of guitarists accuse him of deliberately showing off for the attention it gets him. I was raised a singer, and I can attest that this is true of Celine Dion's music, which is why so many singers don't like her music. (Understand that this is an artistic claim, not personal; she seems like a nice person, and I've got nothing against her, only her art. Also, I don't accuse her of doing it deliberately, since I can't know her mind, though it's hard for me to imagine how that wouldn't be the case.)
 
2011-08-07 04:10:10 PM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: I'm not a guitarist


No. You're not.
 
2011-08-07 04:11:34 PM
But can she party with Michael Anthony, (apparently, a.k.a. Turtle)?

www.fimho.com
 
2011-08-07 04:32:07 PM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: I'm not a guitarist, but a number of people who are insist to me that Eddie Van Halen is overrated, that his music isn't really that hard, it just sounds hard to people who don't know how to play it, so they're impressed. Apparently, a lot of guitarists accuse him of deliberately showing off for the attention it gets him. I was raised a singer, and I can attest that this is true of Celine Dion's music, which is why so many singers don't like her music. (Understand that this is an artistic claim, not personal; she seems like a nice person, and I've got nothing against her, only her art. Also, I don't accuse her of doing it deliberately, since I can't know her mind, though it's hard for me to imagine how that wouldn't be the case.)



Well I am. Sounds like your guitar buddys are what they call in the industry "haters". EVH is a brilliant guitar player and has a very wide music theory vocabulary that is very engaging and interesting as opposed to beingvery technical but dry [see: Yngwie Malmsteen]

Joe Satriani is leaps and bounds above EVH, however. But it's not reallya race.

/end biased rant

//oh yeah, that girl played that much better than I expected. Hopefully she had the amp low enough to hear the oven timer.
 
2011-08-07 05:03:37 PM
I didn't know Charlie Bucket had a sister
 
2011-08-07 05:14:48 PM
Hey, has anyone pointed out yet how messy her room is?
 
2011-08-07 05:37:09 PM
Who is "Motzart"?
 
2011-08-07 05:46:26 PM

Mixolydian Master: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: I'm not a guitarist, but a number of people who are insist to me that Eddie Van Halen is overrated, that his music isn't really that hard, it just sounds hard to people who don't know how to play it, so they're impressed. Apparently, a lot of guitarists accuse him of deliberately showing off for the attention it gets him. I was raised a singer, and I can attest that this is true of Celine Dion's music, which is why so many singers don't like her music. (Understand that this is an artistic claim, not personal; she seems like a nice person, and I've got nothing against her, only her art. Also, I don't accuse her of doing it deliberately, since I can't know her mind, though it's hard for me to imagine how that wouldn't be the case.)


Well I am. Sounds like your guitar buddys are what they call in the industry "haters". EVH is a brilliant guitar player and has a very wide music theory vocabulary that is very engaging and interesting as opposed to beingvery technical but dry [see: Yngwie Malmsteen]

Joe Satriani is leaps and bounds above EVH, however. But it's not reallya race.

/end biased rant

//oh yeah, that girl played that much better than I expected. Hopefully she had the amp low enough to hear the oven timer.


Thanks for clearing that up. I wouldn't know, having only noodled with the instrument myself. And though a lot of singers have been pretty vocal (so to speak) about our great disappointment with Dion, I've really only heard the charges against EVH from a few people privately, which does sort of suggest a more personal grudge.

I'm not qualified to evaluate the girl's performance, except to say that it's many times better than I'd do, but I wasn't sure how good she is objectively, so it's good to get the feedback from someone who knows.
 
2011-08-07 05:49:50 PM

Bolebuns: Who is "Motzart"?


Are you kidding? He's only the most famous composer of the Baroke era of classical music, along with greats like Packabell, Vevaldee, Hondil, and Bock. Pfft, where did you go to school?
 
2011-08-07 05:58:10 PM
Jullitard.
 
2011-08-07 06:41:20 PM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Are you kidding? He's only the most famous composer of the Baroke era of classical music, along with greats like Packabell, Vevaldee, Hondil, and Bock. Pfft, where did you go to school?


I know a genuine Panaphonics when I see one. And look! There's a Magnet Box, and Sorny!
 
2011-08-07 06:58:29 PM
There's always one person in a thread like this, so it may as well be me.

It was noteworthy because it was a 12 year old girl. That's all. If it had been a guy in his mid-20s, people would be saying that it's not very good, because it wasn't. It was sloppy and there were a number of parts that were just plain wrong (listen to Eruption if you don't believe me). This is not an opinion - this is an objective truth. If you disagree, frankly you know nothing about playing a guitar.

As long as she continues, she will progress. But whoever is encouraging her to play this is really doing this kid a disservice. Before she moves on to more complex stuff, she should master what she can handle. For her, playing Eruption well will take several years, if she has a good work ethic and proper instruction.

I'm not the kind of person who believes in finisher medals for everyone in a race and trophies for all participants. She shouldn't be congratulated for playing a song poorly, because it dilutes praise for kids who truly deserve it. One day she might get there, but she's not there yet.
 
2011-08-07 07:05:59 PM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: I'm not a guitarist, but a number of people who are insist to me that Eddie Van Halen is overrated, that his music isn't really that hard, it just sounds hard to people who don't know how to play it, so they're impressed. Apparently, a lot of guitarists accuse him of deliberately showing off for the attention it gets him. I was raised a singer, and I can attest that this is true of Celine Dion's music, which is why so many singers don't like her music. (Understand that this is an artistic claim, not personal; she seems like a nice person, and I've got nothing against her, only her art. Also, I don't accuse her of doing it deliberately, since I can't know her mind, though it's hard for me to imagine how that wouldn't be the case.)


The two handed piano-like playing on the fretboard style that Eddie was well-known for sounds pretty impressive but is rather easy to learn. However, there was much more to his playing than just that. Take a listen to Van Halen's "Show Your Love" if you have a chance. Very very impressive.
 
2011-08-07 07:16:27 PM

desertmouse: You'd think with that much finger talent she'd be able to deftly handle the controls on a washing machine.


lh3.googleusercontent.com
 
2011-08-07 07:33:18 PM

pc_gator: better backwards Link (new window)


Looks like they cleaned up since the last video.

LOL
 
2011-08-07 07:50:27 PM
That's nothing! I saw this old women do it better:

static.fameball.com
 
2011-08-07 07:51:17 PM
Written by a man too drunk to stand up as an intro to a song he didn't want to make.

Why would it be difficult?
 
2011-08-07 08:25:38 PM

Atomic Spunk: As long as she continues, she will progress. But whoever is encouraging her to play this is really doing this kid a disservice. Before she moves on to more complex stuff, she should master what she can handle. For her, playing Eruption well will take several years, if she has a good work ethic and proper instruction.


Nonsense, if she only worked on stuff she pretty much mastered she would just grow bored with guitar and move on to something else. Having a difficult piece like Eruption to work on just gives her a goal to work towards. I assume both that Eruption isn't the only thing she is working on and nobody is telling her she already mastered the piece, but having something slightly out of reach is a good thing in my opinion.
 
2011-08-07 08:33:05 PM
This thread wouldn't be complete without a Van Halen classic.
 
2011-08-07 08:58:51 PM

Gwyrddu: Atomic Spunk: As long as she continues, she will progress. But whoever is encouraging her to play this is really doing this kid a disservice. Before she moves on to more complex stuff, she should master what she can handle. For her, playing Eruption well will take several years, if she has a good work ethic and proper instruction.

Nonsense, if she only worked on stuff she pretty much mastered she would just grow bored with guitar and move on to something else. Having a difficult piece like Eruption to work on just gives her a goal to work towards. I assume both that Eruption isn't the only thing she is working on and nobody is telling her she already mastered the piece, but having something slightly out of reach is a good thing in my opinion.


I do agree with some of what you've said. It's nice to have a goal to work towards and working on something slightly out of reach is a good thing. The problem is that Eruption is not "slightly out of reach" for her - it's many levels above what she seems capable of. This is not a good way to progress because it develops bad habits.

Also, I didn't say she should only work on pieces that she's mastered - I said she should work on mastering things that she can handle. Of course, musical prodigies are an exception - a teacher can pile on the really difficult stuff and push them to improve quickly. The girl in the video is good for her age, but she's no prodigy.
 
2011-08-07 09:25:36 PM
nice guitar pick Hitler mustache at the end there
 
2011-08-07 10:20:52 PM
This reminds me of when I saw a 12 year old girl playing lead guitar with 3 other kids on rhythm guitar, bass and drums backing her up. She did a fine job of playing and singing Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix
 
2011-08-07 11:49:32 PM
Ill raise you a salty old man that can finger a good one Igor Presnyakov (new window)
 
2011-08-08 01:00:54 AM
Room perfect
Playing perfect
Little lady perfect

Nowhere to go but up.
 
2011-08-08 01:21:18 AM

roosam: That's nothing! I saw this old women do it better:

[static.fameball.com image 333x482]


She scrounges the aluminum cans from my garbage.
 
2011-08-08 01:37:55 AM

Sladesen: Link (new window)

I remember seeing this kid awhile ago. 8 years old with flawless playing. What impressed me most was his ability to skip strings so effortlessly with those hands.

The girl in the vid needs more practice. Even at that age, it's easy to turn on distortion and sloppily churn out something that sounds similar to the original song. At that point, your age is the only impressive part of the performance (and I speak from experience :P ).


Holy shiat, that little farker's amazing. I was impressed with the girl too, though; maybe because I'm the father of a kid near that age who saves his dexterity for the XBox.
 
2011-08-08 01:42:52 AM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Bolebuns: Who is "Motzart"?

Are you kidding? He's only the most famous composer of the Baroke era of classical music, along with greats like Packabell, Vevaldee, Hondil, and Bock. Pfft, where did you go to school?


Motzart wasn't Baroke, he was Classickle.
 
2011-08-08 02:10:48 AM

Thunderboy: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Bolebuns: Who is "Motzart"?

Are you kidding? He's only the most famous composer of the Baroke era of classical music, along with greats like Packabell, Vevaldee, Hondil, and Bock. Pfft, where did you go to school?

Motzart wasn't Baroke, he was Classickle.


Well he was pretty baroke, he borrowed a lot of money and never paid it bach.

/ba-dum tsshhhhhhh
 
2011-08-08 03:30:07 AM

Atomic Spunk:
I'm not the kind of person who believes in finisher medals for everyone in a race and trophies for all participants. She shouldn't be congratulated for playing a song poorly, because it dilutes praise for kids who truly deserve it. One day she might get there, but she's not there yet.


I think you are being a bit harsh. Perfect or not, it was impressive. To get to that point requires a lot of effort and dedication. There are a lot of adults, much less children, who A. are not that good or B. don't have the determination and/or attention span to get to that level of playing. I "congratulate" her on her work ethic and talent. Damn, I wish I could play as well as she does.
 
2011-08-08 03:49:38 AM

Burping Bacon Bits: Atomic Spunk:
I'm not the kind of person who believes in finisher medals for everyone in a race and trophies for all participants. She shouldn't be congratulated for playing a song poorly, because it dilutes praise for kids who truly deserve it. One day she might get there, but she's not there yet.

I think you are being a bit harsh. Perfect or not, it was impressive. To get to that point requires a lot of effort and dedication. There are a lot of adults, much less children, who A. are not that good or B. don't have the determination and/or attention span to get to that level of playing. I "congratulate" her on her work ethic and talent. Damn, I wish I could play as well as she does.


Praising mediocrity is something way too many people do nowadays so I'm not surprised at your response. I especially like the fact that you highlighted my spelling error. You are awesome! Someone should give you a trophy!

Her playing was sloppy. You know nothing about playing a guitar. End of story.
 
2011-08-08 03:58:12 AM

Atomic Spunk: Burping Bacon Bits: Atomic Spunk:
I'm not the kind of person who believes in finisher medals for everyone in a race and trophies for all participants. She shouldn't be congratulated for playing a song poorly, because it dilutes praise for kids who truly deserve it. One day she might get there, but she's not there yet.

I think you are being a bit harsh. Perfect or not, it was impressive. To get to that point requires a lot of effort and dedication. There are a lot of adults, much less children, who A. are not that good or B. don't have the determination and/or attention span to get to that level of playing. I "congratulate" her on her work ethic and talent. Damn, I wish I could play as well as she does.

Praising mediocrity is something way too many people do nowadays so I'm not surprised at your response. I especially like the fact that you highlighted my spelling error. You are awesome! Someone should give you a trophy!

Her playing was sloppy. You know nothing about playing a guitar. End of story.


Oh, wait a second. I didn't misspell "congratulated". So why did you (Burping) put quotations around the word?
 
2011-08-08 07:43:10 AM
Getting your 12 year old drunk enough to play like Eddie Van Halen is illegal.
 
2011-08-08 08:25:20 AM

CaptainFatass: Clean up your room, young lady!


That's a living room. Some people's parents are slobs.
 
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