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Date: 05/08/08 01:20 PM

69 Responses to Yuto Miyazawa: 8-Year-Old Japanese Guitar Genius

  1. Profile photo of eugenius
    eugenius Male 30-39
    1620 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 1:12 pm
    Link: Yuto Miyazawa: 8-Year-Old Japanese Guitar Genius - Kinda makes you feel like an idiot standing there with your lame piece-of-crap Guitar Hero guitar, doesn`t it?
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    moojuiceman Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2008 at 1:25 pm
    i dont feel like an idiot, in fact imay be playin the guitar hero in school as part of a concert, yea i know, figure that one out
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    moojuiceman Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2008 at 1:27 pm
    plus, the japanese are based on super robots with laser eyes, you kinda knew this would happen at some point
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    moonie_kat Female 18-29
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    May 8, 2008 at 1:28 pm
    lol. I can`t even play Guitar Hero that well. Much less an actual guitar. Kudos to the kid.
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    MasterFu Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2008 at 1:28 pm
    "Kinda makes you feel like an idiot standing there with your lame piece-of-crap Guitar Hero guitar, doesn`t it? "

    You`d think so, but you`re wrong.

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    baddogsmaste Female 30-39
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    May 8, 2008 at 1:29 pm
    That made me look soooooooo bad! I only know a couple of songs on mine!
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    laMigra77 Male 30-39
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    May 8, 2008 at 1:29 pm
    The Japanese may have great focus and excel at anything they put their minds to, but they still read porn on the subway and buy panties out of vending machines. Sickos...
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    The-Sentinel Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2008 at 1:29 pm
    ... he`s asian, it explains it all.
  9. Profile photo of GH4ND1
    GH4ND1 Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2008 at 1:30 pm
    really doesn`t bother me too much, not that i play guitar hero. But you know really think about it, howmany videos do we have of these asian "prodigies" and how many have gone on to do great things? to my knowledge, in the case of kids like this, none. It`s impersonation not innovation, asians are just IMO more patient to things like music, martial arts, school, and so they get very good at concepts that they are introduced to but oftentimes they don`t expand upon those concepts like westerners tend to do. There are exceptions but by and large this has been my experience with stuff like this.
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    TwilightX Male 13-17
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    May 8, 2008 at 1:30 pm
    No, it`s not fair D:

    THE GUITAR`S BIGGER THAN HE IS D:

    STOP BEING THE GREATEST AT EVERYTHING, ASIANS D:

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    GloineFiodh Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2008 at 1:31 pm
    Ya thanks TwilightX, it needed to be said.
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    sleepingsun Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2008 at 1:31 pm
    Awwww bless him! As long as he`s not being exploited, that`s awesome
  13. Profile photo of Moopgasm
    Moopgasm Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2008 at 1:32 pm
    That`s badass, but he`s asian so I`m not impressed.
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    whovian85 Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2008 at 1:33 pm
    I bet he has it turned up to 11.
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    explody Female 13-17
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    May 8, 2008 at 1:35 pm
    Awww, ^^ he`s so cute with the flying v! And that some kick-ass guitar skills. But yeah, I don`t see why people make a big deal at being able to play expert on GH. I mean, it was awesome when it first came out, but now it`s getting old. I mean, who cares anymore? It`s much cooler to be able to play songs on a real guitar, not some little plastic controller with five buttons =( .
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    ParasyT Male 13-17
    533 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 1:37 pm
    Meh, i wasn`t impressed. Nothing that a year of practicing 1 hour a day wont do... I know, i actually play 4 hours a day for 3 years allows me to play even harder stuff than "Crazy Train" (not a hard solo), or Crossrodes which is just pentatonic scales. Clapton is a joke & Randy didn`t give it his best on Crazy Train.
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    nickbrick Male 13-17
    797 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 1:38 pm
    It doesn`t. It really doesn`t.
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    elHadji Male 70 & Over
    1456 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 1:41 pm
    HEY! I beat the annoying Dragonforce on expert so don`t ruin the fun for me!
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    i-am-horny Male 13-17
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    May 8, 2008 at 1:42 pm
    :D yay
  20. Profile photo of GH4ND1
    GH4ND1 Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2008 at 1:43 pm
    @ParasyT

    EXACTLY, people confuse perseverance and determination; with talent, I`ve played guitar for two years and really like it so i`ve gotten pretty damn good at it. On teh other hand i`ve played trumpet for a decade and just don`t really feel any passion for it so i`m just ok at it. Now does that mean i`m not talented at trumpet? No. Does it mean I`m talented at guitar? No. All it means is that i devoted the time to something to get good at it. It`s amazing that we seem, as a culture, to have become so enamored with instant gratification that people who devote the time to get good at something just blow our minds and we reckon that they must be touched by the hand of the divine

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    btpanther39 Male 18-29
    135 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 1:44 pm
    a lead singer he is not...
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    lucidmirror Female 18-29
    59 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 1:52 pm
    parasyt sounds kinda jealous. the whole "I CAN DO THAT TOO!" thing.
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    SirKevin Male 13-17
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    May 8, 2008 at 1:56 pm
    "I bet he has it turned up to 11." lmao, I bet he does. None of this pussy going from 9 to 10. Heh. And will people please shut up saying "That`s not impressive"?
    He`s eight fcuking years old!
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    the_phantom Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2008 at 2:04 pm
    i think we have another buckethead in the making. someone should introduce him to bucket so when he dies, he can assume the role. I`d prefer i die before bucket does ^_^
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    643197 Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2008 at 2:07 pm
    haha,
    nice.
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    midori05 Female 18-29
    221 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 2:11 pm
    drat, his guitar is even taller than him!

    I am so ashamed of myself and my lousy guitar skills.

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    Rotomorph Male 18-29
    17 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 2:12 pm
    ugh, HE.IS.NOT.A.GENIUS/GIFTED BOY/IMMENSE GUITAR PLAYER!
    Average at best, +1 for being 8 and most likely having parents pushing him to be good :/.
    THAT`S IT!
    4-6 months of playing 2 hours a day with a half decent teacher = that level, easily.
    songs weren`t that hard to play, the VIDEO was EDITED, more than likely that they edited out the hundreds of times he drated up...god why do people not think sometimes :/
    Yes i play guitar, yes i can 100% say i am better than him, im only 15, played for 3 years, top that mutha drata.
  28. Profile photo of MasterFu
    MasterFu Male 18-29
    211 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 2:15 pm
    Oh, and Asians have small penises.

    We win.

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    greengiant Male 13-17
    686 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 2:17 pm
    Rotomorph, other guy whos name i forgot: no-one cares. We came to see the 8 year old guitar player, so shut up. This from a fellow guitarist, of 4 years. Appreciate his goddamn talent, ok? Because thats what it is, talent.
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    YOUREWINNER Male 18-29
    534 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 2:23 pm
    No fair man. I bet that kind of stuff just comes to him easy. I gotta sit there and ad lib nonsense for hours before the ball really starts rolling.

    Also, I lol`d at how big that guitar looks on him.

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    NYAAN Female 13-17
    316 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 2:26 pm
    the guitar`s as big as he is!
  32. Profile photo of Piroteknix
    Piroteknix Male 18-29
    337 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 2:45 pm
    I kind of thought "guitar genius" would be something more like classical music played on two guitars simultaneously or something... not Ozzy.
  33. Profile photo of pwn3r
    pwn3r Male 13-17
    16 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 2:45 pm
    MasterFu speaks absolute truth.
  34. Profile photo of Burton_Ian
    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
    817 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 2:51 pm
    ha well i don`t think some of you guys are really getting it... like i`m usually the humble type but yeah i`m definitely better then that kid was, doesn`t prove anything because i`m also 19 years old, that kid is 8, he has yet to develop motor and mental skills completely yet... so yeah, I was impressed... more power to him, and i`m glad his rents are raising him on the blues (-:
  35. Profile photo of keg74
    keg74 Male 30-39
    410 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 2:54 pm
    Is it wrong to enjoy playiong guitar Hero. Isn`t the point of video games being able to live out fantasy of something you can`t do for real. I mena I always see people bashing GH, and they say things like "why don`t you quite being a douchebag and go learn to play a real guitar!" Well then by that rational, if someone is playing GTA IV should we that that person "Hey! quite being a douchebag and go carjack, murder and steal for real!" Of course not. Bottom line I appreciate the klids skill with the guitar and NO I don`t feel like an idiot standing there with my lame piece-of-crap Guitar Hero guitar
  36. Profile photo of Kasu-Chan
    Kasu-Chan Female 18-29
    283 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 2:59 pm
    Since he`s Japanese, I`d like to see him focus on some Miyavi. that`d be sweet~
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    Swords Male 18-29
    34 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 3:02 pm
    Wow, I`m surprised that that kid actually plays, and doesn`t just shred (like what you see most of the time on the Internet).
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
    2346 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 3:07 pm
    Well at least we know there is some talent where people can play an actualy guitar instead of trying to act cool play 5 notes. if you beat expert at guitar hero - YOU`RE NOT BAD ASS. why don`t you ntry and be good at an actual instrument.
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    Preeemo Male 18-29
    69 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 3:24 pm
    This kid will be a god when he is finally bigger than his guitar.
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    catbarf Male 18-29
    1455 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 3:26 pm
    "The Japanese may have great focus and excel at anything they put their minds to, but they still read porn on the subway and buy panties out of vending machines. Sickos..."

    If you had half a brain, you`d realize that the Japanese have a far different system of morals than the Western ones- where an exposed nipple is considered psychologically damaging but violence is A-OK.

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    itsgalf Male 18-29
    93 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 3:38 pm
    he`s still no Sungha Jung
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    BlackiPod Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2008 at 3:41 pm
    GHAAAAH!!! I HATE KID MUSICIANS! Send tokio hotel to the bad place
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    randyintwin Male 50-59
    723 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 4:59 pm
    catbarf.. More nipples & less violence sounds great to me!! lol.. as for the kid, it was awesome watching him reach first fret! u go boy!
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    risingflamez Female 13-17
    649 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 5:36 pm
    =\

    eh...

    it`s cool that he can play guitar like that and all, but it makes you wonder. i wonder if he acts like a little kid, raather than playing guitar all the time. does he go outside and be a little boy...?

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    Davric Male 18-29
    54 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 6:07 pm
    "
    Meh, i wasn`t impressed. Nothing that a year of practicing 1 hour a day wont do... I know, i actually play 4 hours a day for 3 years allows me to play even harder stuff than "Crazy Train" (not a hard solo), or Crossrodes which is just pentatonic scales. Clapton is a joke & Randy didn`t give it his best on Crazy Train."

    You`re forgetting something Parasy...HE`s EIGHT! Most eight year olds are battling cooties and collecting fad items. Say what you want about Clapton, he`s been a professional for 40 some years, you can badmouth him when you can outplay him AND outwrite him.

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    Davric Male 18-29
    54 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 6:12 pm
    Rotomorph, nobody cares. There is absolutely NO excuse for one musician to belittle another. Ego is a crutch, and nobody will ever reach their full potential thinking they are better than everyone else.
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7936 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 6:37 pm
    "Oh, and Asians have small penises.
    We win."

    No I win. Japanese said so on South Park "we have small, you have Big American Penis". Southprk never lies

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    joofro Male 18-29
    548 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 6:56 pm
    too bad hes japanese, hell never get in a good band
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    NOFX14 Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2008 at 8:15 pm
    he needs to quit the singing, not quite up to par as his guitar playing...
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    ThursdayLark Female 18-29
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    May 8, 2008 at 9:04 pm
    Bitchin`.
    I love his singing. n_n
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    madcow93 Male 13-17
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    May 8, 2008 at 11:02 pm
    he needs to team up with the genious drummer
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    punter75 Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2008 at 2:20 am
    You see (I`m not trying to be rascist) most asians get coached in education. Yes it`s true but most of the Australian selective schools (you have to pass a hard test) are populated by coached asians. But instead of being coached educationally, this boy has been coached in music. You will never understand how much work they give you unless you have a friend who tells you. And plus, ive benn playing for about 5 years now, and this kid is better than me =P
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    TheBLB Male 18-29
    239 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 2:28 am
    To everyone who said that this is no feat:

    I teach guitar for a living. It takes the most disgusting level of dedication to pull that out of anyone less that 12. Good on him.

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    vicious_liar Male 13-17
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    May 9, 2008 at 2:36 am
    They`re not better at everything, they`re just more. If one in a thousand people would have amazing abilities or whatever, USA would have 300.000 amazing people, and Japan like...I have no idea, just a lot more.
    (He`s pretty good though)
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    Fortitude Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2008 at 3:44 am
    Kids got some skills but they shouldn`t let him sing...
  56. Profile photo of klicken
    klicken Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2008 at 7:06 am
    Haha he kinda reminded me of Randy in the first clip, being a "little" short for his guitar :)
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    Bioshocker Male 13-17
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    May 9, 2008 at 9:00 am
    I bet I can beat him on guitar hero any day! lol, the guitar was bigger than him! ROFL
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    sjay2005 Female 18-29
    117 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 9:10 am
    must say im impressed with the riffing...

    shame about the voice tho.

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    greengiant Male 13-17
    686 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 9:46 am
    I wonder how he reaches the whammy bar....
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    scott-13 Male 13-17
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    May 9, 2008 at 2:20 pm
    shut up you guys are just jealous. no one cares about your stupid jealous comments. he can play guitar better then you so deal with it.
  61. Profile photo of Rotomorph
    Rotomorph Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2008 at 3:22 pm
    ugh im not belittling the kid, i already gave him props for only being 8, if you READ the COMMENT.
    BUT, im saying its not genius, its hard work, in which he was PROBABLY PUSHED BY HIS PARENTS/ TEACHERS AND AS SUCH DOES NOT EXPERIENCE REGULAR LIFE AT THAT AGE! to be able to play and remember someone else`s songs takes longer than coming upw ith your own and you constantly have to play them to remember them (few times a week usually to keep top of your game) jees people can be stupid... I.AM.NOT.BELITTLING HIM.
    HE.IS.NOT.A.GENIUS.
    HE.IS.JUST.HARD.WORKING.
    PROBABLY.BEING.EXPLOITED/PUSHED.BY.PARENTS
    3-4 months hard work = him.
    can you understand i am not criticising HIM in ANY WAY! i am critising you for thinking he`s a "genius" or some stupid thing like that, "yay im a genius because i can play other people`s songs that they worked hard on"
    fail.
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    Pastafarian Male 13-17
    66 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 5:13 pm
    His mullet was really cute.
    Business in the front, party in the back.
    yeaaaaa
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    Mikeado Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2008 at 7:56 am
    ZOMFG he is like so super wicked awesome at guitar!

    I started at about 8 or 9, so maybe in 8 or 9 years, I`ll be as good as... oh wait, it has been 8 years. DAMMIT!!!! >-(

    I`d love to meet him and ask him some questions, unless he can`t speak English, in which case it would be a bit of a wasted visit...

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    Mikeado Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2008 at 7:59 am
    what`s wrong with you scott-13? Jealousy got your tongue?

    rotomorph, thanks a bunch for making it seem so much worse. really.

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    billbob-05 Male 18-29
    91 posts
    May 10, 2008 at 11:45 am
    well i have a deeper voice and a bigger penis. so i dont feel too bad.
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    animadi Female 18-29
    141 posts
    May 10, 2008 at 12:39 pm
    GH4ND1, I totally agree with you, but take it easy Salieri! :P
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    JMoney100 Male 18-29
    312 posts
    May 10, 2008 at 5:12 pm
    ok first of all hes probably like 12 or 13. all asian parents lie about their prodigy kids` ages. second, thats nothing compared to the crazy violinists you see who are the same age.
    that being said, its pretty cool...
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    firefliet Female 18-29
    1233 posts
    May 10, 2008 at 7:11 pm
    Aaaw... I think it`s more cute than amazing. :D
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    Pantso Male 18-29
    9 posts
    May 12, 2008 at 5:37 am
    Unfortunately, unless he has actual creativity in him, he will not be remembered one hundred years from now. Creativity and innovation are more important than skill.

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