What were you doing when you were an 9 yrs old?

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  1. ASATKat

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    Serious chops out the roof, the technique, the rhythmic complexity, the mojo,,,,
    And the Fender bass making it as legit for this forum as my G&L.

     
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    This kid could be a huge star on the level of Wooten or Jaco????
     
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    It sounds great. But there are YouTube vids of these super talented kids all over the internet on all instruments. It’s always great to see kids playing.

    I want to see how many of them remain head and shoulders above the rest as their peers grow up and get serious about music. Mozart was one of the few child prodigies who remained light years ahead of his contemporaries as they grow up. Life experience adds a lot of depth and is a vital dimension to making music as well.
     
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    jeebus!
    like that adorable 6yr old girl, re-posted again earlier today

    at 8 I'd almost figured out how to work a cap-gun:oops:
     
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    I was a snare drummer in a marching band.... learning all those complicated left/right hand patterns..

    rather successfully, too... it seemed to come naturally to me.... ;)
     
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    If there had been a YouTube when I was 8, you'd all be talking 'bout me.
     
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    Jammin’ with my Hot Wheels of course! That kid having fun? I hope so :)
     
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    Chris Thile was the hot shot kid where I lived. I heard of him when he was 9 years old....Used to play at a local bluegrass jam at a local pizza joint.

    Me at 9? Obsessing with baseball cards, monsters and bb guns.
     
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    Why doesn't someone get all these 9-12 year old Youtube prodigies together and form a band? This bass kid, the little girl on drums, maybe the kid on ukulele, whatever......let's see if they can play with something other than a pre-recorded track. ;)
    BTW.....I don't care for this kind of playing. Just me, of course, but can he play a root, V, IV, V pattern?
     
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    Just starting to make effective weapons haha
     
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    I turned 9 years old in 4th grade. I skipped third grade. I don’t know if it was because I was smart, had undiagnosed ADHD (there was no such thing back then) or they just couldn’t figure out what to do with me. They thought I needed something to keep me occupied so they gave me a tuba. I picked it up quickly. I was no prodigy but band and orchestra kept me busy through high school. For me it was better to have music as an avocation. I’ve had a good life working in the sciences and engineering. It was probably the best thing for a smart kid who couldn’t sit still.
     
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    The kid on ukulele, lol, you must be talking about Grace Vanderwaal. She doesn't use backing tracks, she's totally beyond that. I see her as being a big part of the music scene and perhaps getting huge like Adele. I see the same outlook with Angelina Jordan and Diana Andkudinova, those are some of our future superstars.

    But this Bass kid is going to play with all the other fire breathing young new jazz players,,, and plenty of the older ones too. Grace and this bass player are not even in the same parallel universe.
     
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    maybe they think all kids practice 15 hrs a day
     
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    9 yrs old? I hadn't even discovered guitar yet!

    I'm waiting to here a story from Toto's Dad though! :)
     
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    at 9?

    still running around in the woods with sticks and watching my brother discover "fractals"

    1975 was a wild year in US politics, television, music, everything
     
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    When I was nine, we moved. Major bummer, leaving your friends behind.

    We also took a Griswold-style family road trip from West Virginia to my maternal grandfather in Yakima Washington. En route, we saw Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, lots of cool things. In ways, it was wasted on me. I was too young to truly enjoy the experience.

    I definitely wasn’t ready to play music. I just wanted the chance to visit a comic book shop.
     
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    Evel Knievel Craze.

    I seriously doubt that kid could jump 5 garbage cans on a Stingray.
     
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    I only played in school/club bands, I never marched around my yard drumming... or practiced much on pads at home..

    come to think of it.. I never had a drum of my own....
     
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    Wonder what the odds are that any of these prodigy kids go on to make it in the business: studio musician, hired gun road warrior, touring band member, solo artist, producer, music exec., even a music teacher. Bonamassa is an example of one that pulled it off. Another child prodigy success story from my part of the world was/is Jimmy Mattingly - fiddle player for Garth Brooks for many years now.

    How many others?
     
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