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Date: 03/18/13 08:08 AM

24 Responses to Look At Her Go! This Girl Shreds!

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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 8:09 am
    Link: Look At Her Go! This Girl Shreds! - This is talent.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32825 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 8:35 am
    Aww! So cute!
    Makes it look easy? Check!
    Big smile on her face? Check!
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4911 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 8:55 am
    Woah!
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    March 18, 2013 at 8:55 am
    First off, amazing job! If she keeps it up, you will be hearing about her in the future.

    Now...I know I`ll get a lot of flack for saying this, but it really shows how little talent is involved in this style of music. Shredding is nothing more than practicing the same riff again and again until you can play it fast. It is very different from playing a style of music that requires feeling.

    It`s like any art discipline. Most people can learn to paint landscapes but only those with real talent can really paint art.

    This girl has done an amazing job at "landscapes". I hope she keeps it up and learns to really paint.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 8:57 am
    ...And...Don`t get me wrong... I do mean she has done an amazing job.
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    tjgvertigo Male 18-29
    61 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 9:18 am
    patchouly: I have to disagree. The word talent describes ones particularly amazing level skill and technique. She has that.

    You can play a piece exactly like this one here with passion, verve and joy and make it ring clear through your notes. A lot of people don`t believe that but it`s true. Simply playing something melodic and using vibrato doesn`t mean you`re playing with feeling.

    I can play a scale which, for all intents and purposes is a practiced riff, with vibrato and a clean tone and most people would think its deep and meaningful. Quite similarly, I could play that same scale quickly and they might think I`m playing without emotion.

    Emotion comes from the passion for your art. If she truly wants to play guitar, then what you`ve just heard should sound just as passionate to you as any other piece in the world.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 10:58 am
    patchouly: It also helps that she has long skinny fingers there too. I`ve seen that guys with short fat fingers would have a hard time `shredding` like this, because one would have to contort their neck hand fingers around.

    The four fingers of her left hand are maybe 3" wide, a guy with 4" wide hands would have a harder time, 5"+ wide hands fugggetaboutit.

    Would be like trying to play Mozart on the piano with hulk sized hands.
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2927 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 11:19 am
    \m/wooooo\m/
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 11:31 am
    Nice to see such a young guitarist getting serious. And it`s natural for young players to be dazzled by speed (I remember the first time I heard Jimmy Page`s solo to "Good Times, Bad Times" -- my jaw dropped). Hopefully, she`ll also be exposed to players like Carlos Santana and Leslie West, who never indulged in technical pyrotechnics, but instead played beautiful, melodic, memorable solos, really displaying the beauty of which the electric guitar is capable. Ditto Roy Buchanan and Danny Gatton.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    March 18, 2013 at 11:49 am
    @patchouly - Agreed. While it is amazing to someone who`s never touched a guitar, it`s actually not that hard to "shred" like this. All you have to do is practice playing scales up & down the fretboard. You start of slow and once you have the scale committed to memory you gradually increase your speed and you`re there.

    It still is pretty damn cool though to see such a young kid who has an attention span long enough to get that level. To me, that`s what`s amazing about this!
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    jonswan12 Male 18-29
    72 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 2:07 pm
    I`m seeing a lot of people saying that this isn`t impressive because if you practice long enough you can do that too. You know how ridiculous that sounds. I also love how when it involves the guitar, it`s no good unless it has `feeling` What the hell does that mean? If a violinist was shredding some Paganini I`m sure nobody would say "dude, it`s no good because it`s not the blues. It`s got to have feeling" And Crakrjak - Yngwie has sausage fingers and he shreds in his sleep so it`s not the fingers that allow her to play like that.
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 2:27 pm
    Great job. When I was her age I was playing "Go tell Aunt Rhody" on the clarinet.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 4:03 pm
    "Yngwie has sausage fingers and he shreds in his sleep so it`s not the fingers..."

    But how many years of practice did it take him?
    Yes, I know talent can make for less than perfect genetics, but that`s not the point I was trying to make.
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    CreamK Male 40-49
    1423 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm
    Talent is the ability to absorb the lessons and utilize the training more effectively. In plain english, talented people need to practice and train less. It does not mean that they do less work, the most talented musicians start to concentrate on finest details, often getting completely stuck or lost for years while trying to hone one minute detail that no one can even notice. Or inventing new techniques that prove to be a deadend mission. And talented people have flaws too but they may identify them better, find solutions or work around their issues.
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    CreamK Male 40-49
    1423 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 4:47 pm
    When i was her age i`d already smashed one guitar to pieces..
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
    1115 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 4:56 pm
    "YOUR NOT ALLOWED OUT OF THE BOX UNTIL YOU PLAY IT RIGHT"
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3908 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 5:08 pm
    "I`m seeing a lot of people saying that this isn`t impressive because if you practice long enough you can do that too. You know how ridiculous that sounds."

    I can`t speak for anyone else but I`ve been playing guitar since my 10th birthday, I turned 34 the other day, so I`ve been playing for 24 years. I said that because it`s true, once you learn your basic scales and progressions and learn your way around the fretboard you can increase speed and get better. Before you know it you can do that sh*t in your sleep. Therefore, it is not a ridiculous comment, it`s a fact. Ask any guitar player if you don`t believe me. Your comment is the ridiculous one.
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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 5:36 pm
    there`s nothing sadder then seeing people on the internet bitch about a young kids talent.

    I think my favorite is, "she`s got long thin fingers" -yeah, for a 3 1/2 ft tall kid, which is like having the smallest hands in the world for a regular adult.
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    godthaab Male 18-29
    220 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 7:33 pm
    This is not really talent. Anybody can shred. Talent would mean she could play a song using complicated chords. Let`s see her do a ballad and improvise on that. Notice that there is a lot of repition here - big deal!
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 9:06 pm
    This is not really talent. Anybody can shred.
    So, when can we expect you to post YOUR vid?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32825 posts
    March 19, 2013 at 9:22 am
    @WhoDat: I did a little thinking and came up with:
    3 Keys To Playing Guitar:
    #1 Get a guitar
    #2 Practice, practice, practice
    #3 Have a little talent (optional)

    I met a guy who taught himself how to play ONE tune on piano (Canadian Rag). He`d broken his leg one winter (in PRE-internet days) and was so bored he simple practiced that one tune for 2 months until it was ingrained in his "body memory"...
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3908 posts
    March 19, 2013 at 10:53 am
    @5Cats - Close, as far as having or not having talent you have to have something there. I`ve noticed some people just kind of have an ear for it and take to the guitar (or any instrument) like a fish to water, others don`t. My siblings are a perfect example, I picked up a guitar and a got a book to learn a few chords and scales and then just taught myself the rest. I had only one formal lesson, which I walked out of after I told the instructor I wasn`t there to learn how to play Mary Had a Little Lamb or f*cking Jingle Bells. I then taught myself to play by ear and by watching other guitarists I looked up to. I tried teaching both of my brothers and neither of them could do it no matter how hard they tried, they had absolutely no musical ability whatsoever.
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    jonswan12 Male 18-29
    72 posts
    March 19, 2013 at 2:38 pm
    @whodat6484

    I`ve been playing the guitar for 17 years...I think you missed my point. Obviously, if you practice enough you can play like that. My point was that to be unimpressed is ridiculous. That`s like saying, Michael Jordan is good at basketball but I`m not impressed because if I practiced enough I can be just as good. So let me ask you this: You`ve been playing guitar for 24 years? Post a video of you playing what she just played and I`ll eat crow. I`m sure you can just play it by ear because it`s just scales and arpeggios.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3908 posts
    March 19, 2013 at 3:26 pm
    @jonswan12 - I think you missed my point. Show me where I said I was "unimpressed" and I`ll gladly post a video of myself playing anything you want.

    My first comment was pointing out that people who have never touched a guitar would be way more impressed than someone who has been playing for X amount of time. No where did I say that I was "unimpressed." I also said, "It still is pretty damn cool though to see such a young kid who has an attention span long enough to get to that level. To me, that`s what`s amazing about this!"

    My second comment is pointing out that it is, in fact, true that with enough practice it`s not as hard as it appears at first. Do you not agree with that? Once again, nothing in that comment was hinting at being "unimpressed."

    Maybe you should try to not read into comments made by people on the internet who you don`t even know and quit whining.

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