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Date: 07/12/12 03:18 PM

25 Responses to Self-Taught 6-Year-Old Drummer Covers Foo Fighters

  1. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2551 posts
    July 12, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    Link: Self-Taught 6-Year-Old Drummer Covers Foo Fighters - Jaxon Smith drums along to Pretender by Foo Fighters. Musical prodigy, of course.
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    SteelNexus Male 18-29
    21 posts
    July 12, 2012 at 3:26 pm
    This kid is my friggin hero.
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    insanmonster Male 18-29
    291 posts
    July 12, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    Amazing...I hope this kid keeps at it and becomes a great.
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    indisguise Female 40-49
    267 posts
    July 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm
    @ SteelNexus - mine too!
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    July 12, 2012 at 3:58 pm
    Better than me.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    July 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm
    I hate being the one to always have to say this but, he is NOT a "musical prodigy". Is he good? Yes, the kid is amazing. Right in line with other 6 year old drummers who are taking lessons and practice as often as their teachers recommend.

    It`s seems that there are far too many folks will to call any kid who can play an instrument, a "musical prodigy". If that were true, ever single one of my students would have been prodigies.

    That said, yes, the kid is amazing and if he keeps it up, he will be a really great drummer some day.
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    I-Am-Goatse Male 18-29
    165 posts
    July 12, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    Patchouly nailed it. The kid may be a musical prodigy compared to someone who doesn`t play at all, but I see nothing special here. I see dedication and practice. That being said, good job, kid.
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    panda4298 Male 13-17
    106 posts
    July 12, 2012 at 6:26 pm
    this is when you need to start! this kid can go far if he keeps at it
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    lotus78 Female 30-39
    28 posts
    July 12, 2012 at 7:21 pm
    " Right in line with other 6 year old drummers who are taking lessons and practice as often as their teachers recommend." Patchouly, did you read the headline or the drop down over the video that says self-taught? He didn`t takes lessons. From what I`ve read he watches DVDs and imitates what he sees. So yeah, I`d say the term prodigy is fair.
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    earplay Male 60-69
    121 posts
    July 12, 2012 at 8:11 pm
    He could be AWWWWW! of the day.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    July 12, 2012 at 8:24 pm
    and this is how simple music today has gotten. this kid is pretty cool for doing that but my gf is a music teacher and i see kids this age play the poo out of the drums all the time.

    todays music = so simple a 6 year old could play it.
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    16comets09 Male 18-29
    91 posts
    July 12, 2012 at 9:17 pm
    @ jamie76 the foo fighters are one of the few bands left today that produce incredible music without all the autotune and fake BS. Their last album was recorded all in Grohl`s garage on analog tape with nothing but old fashioned rock.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    July 12, 2012 at 10:48 pm
    This is great, but I cannot stand people who spell Jason, Jaxon.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 12:28 am
    Damn. Great job kiddo!

    @auburnjunky---I think it`s more like Jackson, not Jason.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 6:20 am
    lotus78:
    "Patchouly, did you read the headline or the drop down over the video that says self-taught?"
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    No, I did not. However, it really doesn`t change anything. The kid is playing a very simple beat. Judging by the condition of his sticks, he has practiced it A LOT. I, myself, am self-taught. I taught myself to play guitar, drums, bass and some wind instruments. From there I went on to spend 7 years on the road and after that taught music at a local music school and did studio work for local bands. I would never consider myself a prodigy because I was self-taught.

    Again, I think the issue is that, anytime a non-musician sees a kid playing an instrument, they think they must be a prodigy. That just isn`t the case. Most kids start learning an instrument between the ages of 6 and 12. I`d say 25% of those 6 year old kids play as well as this kid.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3359 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 6:26 am
    I`m ignoring the snobs, and just enjoying the video. Very talented, and yes, with a name like "Jaxon", destined to be a rock god.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2853 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 6:32 am
    How do you know when theres a drummer at the door ...
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3347 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 7:10 am
    holly poo! that is whitest white boy i ever seen
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    spuddington Male 18-29
    128 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 10:02 am
    i think some people are butt hurt that they weren`t as good as that kid at his age. kid did a great job
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 10:43 am
    Look at the alternate spellings, Robo.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 10:59 am
    Check out the pronunciation and description, aj :P
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    lotus78 Female 30-39
    28 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 9:52 pm
    Patchouly, prodigy means exceptionally talented, usually pertaining to a youth. So by saying he`s amazing you defined him as a prodigy. It`s just a different way of saying it. He plays drums really damn well having never taken a formal lesson or having someone who`s a drummer around him. That is an exceptionally talented youth, hence prodigy.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2379 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm
    Seems like he might be autistic.
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    Absum Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2012 at 3:57 pm
    Kid was off beat at times. And no, dont think that is a normal 6 year old. Stil, way to go kid.
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    Kalon Male 13-17
    369 posts
    July 15, 2012 at 10:04 pm
    To those saying hes autistic, the video description says hes normal but was under weight at birth (probobly born a couple months or so early too).

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