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Incredible 4-year-old drummer. [VIDEO]


~Bill
  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    I'm glad I watched to the end.

    There is this absolutely TERRIBLE practice in Japan of creating virtuoso performers who hate music. It's called the Suzuki method. They take tiny little children, and they make them practice, and practice, and practice, until it's all easy for them.

    They grow up hating music. They detest it. It's the trigger for them, which brings back all the abuse they suffered to make them practice so much. They can never enjoy music. They prefer a life of silence.

    And as someone who loves music, from Tchaikovsky to Bach to Ice Cube to Judas Priest to Lady Gaga, I find that to be the greatest of all sins. To deprive a human being of the means to enjoy music.

    For the first two minutes of this video, I was horrified.

    And then I saw the joy on the child's face.

    That's the moment, there. About 2:25 into the video, you start to see that this isn't force or coercion. The concern for approval melts away, and you see that this child LOVES what he does.

    The last minute or so is much less disturbing.

    And yes, I smiled.

    Thanks, Bill.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      What a cool kid - he was having fun and has a great rhythm!
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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        That was truly awesome!!

        It's to bad he's so young, I've always sort of had a thing for drummers.:p

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        • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
          At last, I can finally tell someone "great share".

          That was awesome and I really like the song, anyway...lol. Little dude was having a blast.

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        • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
          I'm glad some of you enjoyed it as much as I did.

          [Sidebar]

          I was debating posting this on the main forum with the subject line "Here's Why You Suck at Internet Marketing", but I rarely start threads there due to the constant animosity towards OPs. (Oh, and that title would have made me a ton of new friends :rolleyes::p)

          The body of the thread would have been the comparison of a person with talent who does it for the love of what he's doing vs people who over-think things and get caught up in 'paralysis by analysis'.

          I'm betting this kid never read an ebook, got on a guru's mailing list, joined a bluefart forum for drummers, and host of other things that keep people from doing what they are cut out to do vs what they've been told will work out for them.

          We all have talents and those with the highest talents for any given vocation rise to the top. All the education in the world would not have gotten this child to the point where he can play that good if he wasn't blessed with such raw talent from birth.

          But then I thought I would share this vid with my friends here and they would get an uplifting experience out of it as I most assuredly did and I also wouldn't have to receive all the grief from trying to get people to understand the simple principle that talent equals success almost universally.

          Again, I'm glad some of you enjoyed it as much as I did.

          ~Bill
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        • Profile picture of the author ThomM
          Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

          That was truly awesome!!

          It's to bad he's so young, I've always sort of had a thing for drummers.:p

          Terra
          Miss Terra you embarrass me, I played percussion for over 40 years

          CD I could tell he was into from the beginning.
          The serious look in the beginning was from him trying to hear the song and get over the 'playing in front of people' jitters.
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          • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
            Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

            Miss Terra you embarrass me, I played percussion for over 40 years
            I knew I liked you! LOL!

            It's all good, my hubby was/is a drummer too! And I'm still kinda stuck on him even after all these years!

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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    Incredibly cute - little guy really has soul!

    Thanks Bill.
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    I really like the song
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
    Fantastic.

    My first drum set I got when I was about 5. And I promptly poked my sticks through the heads

    Didn't play again until I turned 33, but man I love it.

    You can tell this kid was having a blast.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
      Originally Posted by MikeAmbrosio View Post

      My first drum set I got when I was about 5. And I promptly poked my sticks through the heads
      Dang Mike, I don't think Keith Moon even did that...
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  • Profile picture of the author alexbbbh
    Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

    Watch this all the way thru...

    Incredible 4-year-old drummer. [VIDEO]


    ~Bill
    Bill, catchy title..made me click..

    Nice video. nothing like a 4 year old santa claus to pump some rock into your veins.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacqueline Smith
    What a cutie!!!!! Unbelievable talent!

    CDarkloack....I'm glad I'm not the only one opposed to the Suzuki Method.....unfortunately, it's still very popular. It's like the teaching swimming method where they just throw the kids in the pool and are in awe when the child makes it to the surface.....it's called survival people!!!!! Sadly the effect it has on these kids doesn't come out until much later on in life. At that point, parents choose to blame the way their kids are on the choices the kids made instead of looking at the role they may have played early on.

    Sorry....got off on a bit of a rant there!
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  • Profile picture of the author ELVISTHEPELVIS
    Wow, I wonder if he wants to start a band.
    Although playing gigs would be hard because of his early bed time.
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