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the kid is awesome!!
Cool story, bro, but Mozart started COMPOSING at the age of five.
I forgot his name though >:
@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!!!
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.
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.
This one`s different. He`s good, not just good for his age.
Tony Royster Jr. is much older now. Check this link out.
"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."
*jonah rocks, indeed