8-Year-Old Girl Guitarist Shreds On Stratosphere

Submitted by: xCYBERDYNEx 5 years ago in Entertainment

Her name is Zoe Thomson and she makes your guitar strumming look like crap.
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Male 112
Dafuq?? Parenting: You`re doing it right I guess?
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Male 197
@Penguinato23 "The fact that they call what she`s doing strumming makes them sound inexperienced too"

He also failed at reading comprehension JacobTrue13. "...she makes your guitar strumming look like crap." only infers that YOU are just strumming. It does not describe her play.

Found this with a quick search while its completely non-scientific you can still see that clearly the majority of respondents do not play ANY musical instruments. I would say its quite EASY to make a claim as in the description when its likely half the people viewing this have never played any instruments much less a guitar.
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Male 14,835
Holy crud! Burning!
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Male 65
Great job, especially from someone who has been only playing for most likely less that four years. You kinda have to qualify any praise of an 8 year old, really. They`re 8 years old. I was barely able to read at 8, much less play guitar.
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Male 260
Penguinato really can`t identify innocent hyperbole when he sees it.
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Male 294
While I know I likely couldn`t play that, and it is impressive for someone her age (It`s not like she`s had that long to be playing guitar)...the video`s assured claim that she`s so much better than whoever is watching is a little overconfident.

I know that someone who doesn`t play guitar or who doesn`t have a point of reference to judge how skilled someone is can hear something and say "wow, this is amazing", even if it`s just mediocre playing, because again, they have no point of reference. The fact that they call what she`s doing strumming makes them sound inexperienced too. Not that I guess that`s definitively wrong, it just sounds kinda funny.

Again, this is good, especially for her age, but it`s sure as hell not so good that anyone really should be making claims like the description does.
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Male 70
@incubus and im sure you could play what she did right cause metal is super easy?
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Male 977
Just proof how terribly difficult metal is.
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Male 535
She friggin rocks! Her band rocks!

http://theminiband.com/

I friggin love her!

PLEASE NOTE : WHEN I STATE I LOVE HER I MEAN IT TALENT-WISE FROM A FELLOW MUSICIAN`S VIEW & NOT IN A KIDDIE-FIDDLING WAY. SO PLEASE GET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER.
Got to cover your ass these days...
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Male 7,775
Wow keep it up sweetcakes. You could easily make it as a rhythm guitarist for a man some day.
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Female 12
Why it`s so amazing is the fact that it`s an 8yr old. Have you seen Toddlers an Tiaras?! You can`t get them to do crap!

Good parenting here.
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Male 3,364
"Ok all you haters are obviously guitar players"....

Nope. Read the comments of the haters more closely. They`re professional masturbators equating playing guitar with playing with themselves.
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Male 4,902
If your on here critisizing an 8 year old that is no doubt a million times more talented than you were at that age, then grow the f*ck up! Whether it was perfect or not, whether it was the hardest song in the world or not, that 8 year old kid is talented as hell. Pull your heads out of your asses people.
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Male 15,832
Screw you guys! That was f***in` AWESOME!
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Male 321
I`m just surprised she`s not asian
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Male 390
Not knocking the girl`s ability to play, but anyone that plays the same song over and over and over again can play it that fast.

What I don`t see in this video is emotion. She`s not putting any emotion into it. She`s not understanding the music that she`s playing, she`s just repeating what`s she`s probably been repeating for some time.
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Male 1,237
Well done to the 8 year old! Unrelated to her- This style of playing is all too often meaningless.. speed does not equate to anything other than itself
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Male 2,034
I`m sure her dad had nothing to do with this...
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Male 33
Rock on lil miss
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Male 4,290
She`s damn good. She`ll be even better when she`s grown a bit and can reach further and more comfortably on the fretboard.
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Male 4,004
pmarren: "That sweet little girl is going to grow up to become a stark raving mad psycho bitch who`s sole purpose is to suck the life and joy out of some poor guy`s soul."

I hope she grows up to be like this: Orianthi ft Steve Vai - Highly Strung
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Male 25,416
That is epic... thats not that hard to do something like this... the whole thing is remembering it.. prectice and practice. But she is awesome at it.
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Male 4,004
Here`s the actual song:
Stratovarius - Stratosphere

At first I was like, that sounds familiar...WHO THE HELL IS STRATOSPHERE??? Did they mean Stratocaster? That`s not one... Then I googled.
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Male 1,582
I`ve played guitar for years and I`m not even half as good. That little girl is pro.
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Male 57
Ok all you haters are obviously guitar players stop criticizing an 8 year old you poos. She is awesome and i cant wait to see when shes older and in a band. Way to go wee one you got talent!!!
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Female 3,727
@avalon and pmarren: and you all still can`t live without us!
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Male 187
@pmarren

So she grows up to be a woman...sounds about right.
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Male 45
The music starts before she does, on the taps part on the upper part of the neck, she only tape a few times when it`s more than a few. And when the sweeps start, she is nowhere near as fast as the music is. Try again.
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Male 4,594
That sweet little girl is going to grow up to become a stark raving mad psycho bitch who`s sole purpose is to suck the life and joy out of some poor guy`s soul.
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Male 122
To the people saying it should have been a more difficult piece: Play it. I dare you.
Please tell me you wouldn`t look that little 8 yr old in the face and say, "Close, but that poo wasn`t hard enough to impress me."
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Female 1,803
why did the music start before she did? hmmmm
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Male 79
Why not teach her proper chords and rhythm and let her grow from there, could be a great guitarist one day
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Male 31
Fake.
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Male 514
@patchgrabber, No Stairway? Denied
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Male 1,178
@RobSwindol - dude, she`s 8!
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Male 341
It doesnt look like a hard piece to play but props for being 8 haha
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Female 3,727
This girl with the 5 year old drummer would make better music than the crap out today! And they can actually play an instrument!!
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Female 6,381
Hey! I deleted that comment I started, cause it was gonna be to windy! Geez!
Anyway, she`s great!
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Female 6,381
I picture her visiting family friends and
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Male 2,521
She`s good. But I would have been more impressed if she was playing a more difficult piece.
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Male 5,811
Just remember:


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Male 1,471
Fuuuuuu..... That`s pretty good..
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Male 37,826
Cute kid!
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Male 4,902
Link: 8-Year-Old Girl Guitarist Shreds On Stratosphere [Rate Link] - Her name is Zoe Thomson and she makes your guitar strumming look like crap.
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