5-Year-Old Boy Rocks Hell Out Of Drum Kit [Video]

Submitted by: Nneri 7 years ago Entertainment

5-year-old Jonah will make your ears bleed and face melt with his insane version of System of a Down"s Toxicity.
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Male 77
drumming is a very private thing.
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Female 914
thanks for the post CC911.

the kid is awesome!!

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Male 3,915
psh...i`ve heard 5 year olds do better...
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Female 39
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Male 132
why does it say the video is private?
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Male 194
That kids music career is set.
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Female 4,028
I wanna learn how to drum. :-(
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Female 393
well that`s his future:)
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Male 19
drating impressive.
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Male 2,868
"Prodigies like Mozart and others can certainly GROW into themselves as real artists, but while they are still child prodigies, they are just really good imitators."

Cool story, bro, but Mozart started COMPOSING at the age of five.

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Female 1,070
he should get together with that young prodigy guitar player from Japan... the 8-yr old one

I forgot his name though >:

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Male 2,506
Wow, there are going to be sooo many amazing people in like 15 years.
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Female 63
this kids really good =]
my dad is a drummer and has practiced his entire life and this kid`s only a few years old!
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Male 1,297
aw so cute! he cant even reach the kick and hat!! :3

@bridog6996: i would add that many prodigies become disillusioned with themselves and their craft as they become adults because of a general realization that they haven`t LIVED the music. Art of any kind is based firmly in communication between people so when you show me a 6yr old who plays the blues like Stevie Ray Vaughn, i say "how does this kid have the blues?"

Prodigies like Mozart and others can certainly GROW into themselves as real artists, but while they are still child prodigies, they are just really good imitators. PHOTOSHOP!!!

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Female 109
Whoa, SJC kit...Good stuff!!! :D
kid`s got talent!
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Male 421
good to see his parents are taking the necessary precautions so that he won`t go deaf any time soon!
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Male 571
Rockin!

The thing about child prodigies, though, is that they usually just peak early, and at some point they end up at the same level as their peers. Either that, or they get burned out and end up doing something else with their lives. The Mozarts of the world are an extreme rarity.

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Female 4,376
I love that song and he is just to cute. with more practice i`m sure he will be awesome.
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Male 3,310
Needs more cowbell
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Female 4
very very funny, hahaha
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Male 3,412
Well I can`t tell how authentic his version is, partly because I`ve never heard the song before, and partly I never listen to the drum track, I usually listen to the bass track; but he is still a good drummer, for his age and experience. Now if he can play more riffs than he`d be a great drummer.
After all, being able to play a riff through repetition and being able to play any riff through learning technique are two different things.
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Male 10,440
Meh. He ain`t that great
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Male 326
Winner! You can tell he`s enjoying it, too, which is nice.
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Male 25
jesus h christ
this is what we call a musical savant haha
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Male 139
Quite impressive for someone that young! Certainly, it`s not perfect, but hell.
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Male 65
wow he is really talented for his young age.
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Male 516
he`s got some minor timing issues, but he is also 5 years old... with practice he will be a far better drummer than i could ever be. he`s got the natural talent and he seems to enjoy drumming; i think he could go far with drumming
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Male 782
The kid has a TON of talent. I just hope he gets to have a normal childhood and his parents aren`t complete asshats about it.
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Male 730
Dude this kid is bad ass, he`s gonna get some major tail when he gets older.
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Male 2,690
What a badass :)
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Male 12,365
[quote]I feel based on the scrolling "Property of jonahrocks.com" text that at some point the parents are gonna try to cash in for themselves...[/quote]

Or for his higher education, or for more kit for him, or for some kind of trust fund for him.

A lot of really good musicians start playing at a very young age because they already know it`s their talent, the thing that they do. It`s not always pressure from parents.

It`s the same with people who have a high level of skill in other areas. Mary Sommerville is a good example - she taught herself higher maths in her childhood because she already knew that she was a mathematician. She did so against her parents` wishes (it was widely believed at the time that maths was bad for a girl`s health), so they certainly weren`t pushing her into it.

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Male 2,148
I feel based on the scrolling "Property of jonahrocks.com" text that at some point the parents are gonna try to cash in for themselves...
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Male 12,365
Usually with this "young child is brilliant musician" videos, I watch 30s and think "They`re rubbish" or "They`re good for a 5 year old", i.e. they`re mediocre.

This one`s different. He`s good, not just good for his age.

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Male 59
shopped....next
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Male 373
love this
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Male 210
he is so cute. i just want to give him a big cuddle and a high five. :)
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Male 312
I`m not sure if this kid is autistic or not.
I have a cousin who is autistic and he is the greatest piano player I have ever seen, and he is six years old. My cousin can hear a song once and play it perfectly on the piano without any practicing whatsoever.
It is possible that this kid is autistic, but it is also possible that this kid is simply devoted to his art.
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Female 778
aww. ^_^ i love when he looks at the camera and breaks into a huge smile. he`s adorable, and he kicks major ass on drums.
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Female 778
why do you assume he is autistic dadooode?
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Male 391
Not necessarily autistic, but entirely possible DaDooode. I have a cousin who is Autistic, and the emotion this child is displaying while he plays the drums is showing otherwise. It is also equally as possible that this child has good parents who work hard with him at something he obviously loves, and that he is extremely talented. There are incredible people born into the world, we just don`t always find them.
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Female 778
aww. ^_^ i love when he looks at the camera and breaks into a huge smile. he`s adorable, and he kicks major ass on drums.
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Female 465
I`m speechless.
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Male 15,832
I`m impressed!
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Male 238
I don`t think he looks autistic at all... he looks like a bad-ass five-year-old drummer.
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Male 193
it seems like a lot of groups or artists are attracted to playing this song(anyone remember that group of female violinists?) anyway this kid can really play!
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Female 145
Wow, that was really impressive. :D
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Male 141
Autistic. Definetly.
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Male 2,579
Well he has toxicity down thats for true.
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Female 395
thats so cool and he looks so happy doind it! but then what five year old child wouldn`t be happy bashing the hell out of something!!
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Male 25,416
Hardcore!
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Male 395
funny he`s even got the amphetamine-fuelled chewing going on...
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Female 150
RIDICULOUS!
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Male 173
amazing.
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Female 3,828
awesome. i hope my kid is musical, like me. ill have him in lessons early like that for sure
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Female 236
aw of the day!
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Male 3,425
My god, that`s amazing! Great song, and great playing, I wasn`t expecting anything this good. Shame about the sound quality, but still awesome! Rock on litle fella, if he can drum like that at 5, imagine what he`ll be like when he`s 25.
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Female 2,927
ROCK ON LITTLE DUDE!!!!
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Female 423
drating amazing! now thats responsible parenting! little kid with constructive things to do AND he has hearing protection on. not to mention the talent! 5 star all the way.
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Male 353
@ octobers.

Tony Royster Jr. is much older now. Check this link out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcBjcIBHxis

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Male 353
I saw this kid when he was younger and had a crappy drum set. He could still play well on them though.
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Female 1,380
apparently, according to his website, he has never even had a lesson...

"playing as much as he can, whenever he can. Jonah is completely self taught, never had a lesson, and if you`ve watched him play, you know he absolutely loves it."

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Female 4,039
Awesomeness
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Female 1,380
holy crapppp he isn`t even 5 years old...his website says he is only 4...wow
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Male 1,059
That was sooo kickass!!! :-O I was stunned. >.> He`s got an idea for show and tell. ;-)
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Male 815
it`s a drummer alien from hell!!!!!

*jonah rocks, indeed

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Female 713
I always wonder if having kids master these instruments at such a young age a form of child abuse. Don`t get me wrong, I`m sure there are 3 or 4 year olds saying "I want to learn how to play the drums" And they play and play and get awesome. And then there are those that are forced for the fame.
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Male 970
drating awesome
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Female 474
wow this kid is so focused for a kid his age he`s amazing
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Female 71
wow. he was incredible!
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Female 82
i hope i have alil boy like him! lol awesome!
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Male 129
almost as good as the actual system drummer, but a 6th the age...pure win
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Female 1,008
It`s true! My face has been melted!!
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Male 40
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Female 291
As a huge system fan, This was incredible!!!!!
I bow down to you little kid \m/ x.X \m/
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Male 703
rock on little buddy..
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Male 1,108
This kid will be a legend.
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Male 17,512
He`s Really Good.
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Male 287
I seriously expected this to suck but holy sh*t that was incredible.
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Female 5
Rock on kiddo!!! That was awesome!
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Male 149
That was awesome.
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Female 992
Link: 5-Year-Old Boy Rocks Hell Out Of Drum Kit [Video] [Rate Link] - 5-year-old Jonah will make your ears bleed and face melt with his insane version of System of a Down`s Toxicity.
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