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Eight Year Old Virtuoso Vid

Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 8:29 am
by MikeM
This kid is unbelievable...check out his ending solo...anyone know who he is?

sorry forgot the LINK

Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 8:30 am
by MikeM

Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 8:44 am
by PureVa|
he looks like a midget to me lol. that is very cool none the less

Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 8:48 am
by PureVa|
nah i just got to the end where they did a close up to his face. hes amazing wow he is really young. that kinda discourages me cause im 16 and im not that good yet. altho hes prolly been playing his whoole life. oh well i know ill get there. ive been playing for almost 2 years and people (even experienced players) tell me im way better than im supposed to be. but dayum i cant believe that little guy! i hope he goes somewhere with that talent

Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 10:08 am
by Jemfever
Holy shit!
This buddy kicks ass :headbang !I mean when i was eight years old i didn't even know what a guitar is.There are so many guys who play for so many years and are not even half as good!

Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 12:14 pm
by NatiFable
Very cool video.

My thoughts are always towards someone this young falling under the 'novelty' genre. Nathan Cavaleri, Thomas McRocklan, Johnny Lang, ect. Although he can play, he'll 'more than likely' become like so many other 'young...younger...youngest' shredders and will just grow up to be another very skilled player, but with the 'novelty/meal ticket' gone.

Not doubting whether he will ever be a 'guitar hero', only time will tell, he's very skilled and has alot of talent, but I honestly feel that kids that stick out this far, this early, usually burn out or average out-that goes for all child actors, painters, prodigies <sp> ect... or to paraphrase the guy from 'Almost Famous', "As he gets older, he'll meet the rest of us in the long journey to the middle".

This isn't knocking the kid, he's very very good. He'll develop into a monster player, if that is in his heart.

For his age??? His technique is wonderful! He'll just have to find his own voice, his own heart, his own feelings, his own techniques, his own phrasing and that's not easy to find, for anyone, let alone a young guy like this. He'll be a monster one day, he's got wonderful technique. good for him!!!

peace and light

Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 1:18 pm
by Ricardo
I think he is doing great, and has a great sound and feel for this style of playing. He has picked up a lot of the nuances of the Paul Gilbert sound, and puts just enough of himself in there too, revealing that he is not just a "robot". There is a long thread about him on the Racer-X board (he is playing mainly Racer-X material in this vid). ... sc&start=0


Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 4:30 pm
by MikeM
do you know what racer x stuff he is playing? i would like to try to learn it

Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 5:22 pm
by markelia
the opening solo is one of paul's solos from one of his videos. about 99% of the stuff he is playing is note for note paul gilbert licks; this kid is definitely an incredible player!!!

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:56 am
by rellimmas
I belive the two racer x tunes he plays in the video are FRENZY then B.R.O. I listen to these in awe when I hear Paul Gilbert play them and cannot believe I have just seen an eight year old play them. Fantastic!! To the guy who wanted to learn them, if you dont fancy tabbing them then frenzy is on the powertab archive and I think BRO is on the Racer X site.

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 3:28 pm
by kpxmikey89
thats awesome :)

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:02 pm
by NikOo77b
that kid is great ! good luck to him :wink:

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:06 am
by SalamanderExcess
NatiFable: I totally agree with you on this. I mean, I cannot believe how fantastically fast and accurate he is at playing, but at the end of the day, he is just reciting. He will develop into another monster shredder, but to be true with the music, i hope he can find his inner song, and not B.R.O.....

Couldn't see it...

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:56 am
by ancient astronaut
When I tried to view this video I couldn't see anything. I thought this was strange because I have Quicktime and Windows Media player. I thought maybe I should change my security settings in internet explorer to allow active x controls to run because I thought the site looked safe enough. Being a computer professional for a living I generally disallow any active x controls to run because I know this is how adware and spyware and even viruses can be placed onto an unassuming users computer.

To make this long story short, after I allowed active x controls to run, my browser was hanging up for a few moments and still no video. A few moments later my firewall informed me that ezw.exe was trying to access the internet. This warning came while I was trying to view the video.

I believe the site where the video is hosted is installing spyware onto peoples computers. :evil:

You can search your computer for ezw.exe to see if it is present and for more information you can google search for ezw.exe

Users of Windows XP can restore to an earlier time if infected. I restored mine to yesterday and the file was removed by the system restoration indicating it was recently dropped onto my computer. Sorry to put a damper on the thread but I thought you should know you may have been exposed to and infected with spyware.


Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:05 pm
by MikeM
Salamander, i agree with your hope that he will find his inner voice...however, even though he is just reciting right now, he is only eight, and has a huge headstart on the rest of us who are not even up to his level of technique...also, his performance was for a guitar contest, and was simply meant to show off his technique...weirdly enough he took second place! crazy russians...