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gennation
06-13-2005, 12:00 PM
He's 13 and has been playing pretty much excactly one year.. started May of last year.

I was doing an audio recording of him and thought, man I got to get this on video!!!! Here it is. It about 2 minutes long (4MB).

Dig this!!! (http://test.mikedodge.com/mvdmusic/MikeD/ForTheLoveOfGod_excerpt.wmv)

primativ
06-13-2005, 01:38 PM
Man I was lucky if I could string 3 chords together at that age!

Great playing there, it's cool that you both have a common interest. My dad has no interest in music

Renisenb
06-13-2005, 02:23 PM
I agree with Primativ... it's a wonderful thing to have common interests, not only that I imagine you incourage him a lot, which never fails to help.

Awesome playing!

HDJ
06-13-2005, 04:05 PM
Very cool. That kids gonna be famous one day.

SpeckledJim
06-13-2005, 04:32 PM
he has been practising hard

gennation
06-13-2005, 05:24 PM
Hey guys, thanks for checking it out. And, thanks for the kind words. He kid amazes me. I'm going to get some of him doing AC/DC shortly too. He can nail Agnus.

It was about a year ago that he watch School Of Rock. The next he came down to my music room and said, "dad do you know how to play Smoke On The RIVER?" I had all I could do to stop laughing. I said, "first of all it's Smoke On The WATER". lol

He practices all the time, he watches videos of Steve, and other lesson type videos on the Internet, plus gets a lot of tab. But, he does practice his butt off. I'm curious to see how he transforms this summer.

I've been teaching him stuff as he wants to learn and he just takes it from there. I've been trying to more formal type lessons to get him ready for jazz band in high school, but he's got another year and a half before that happens. But, I show him chords, chord building, scales, and how scales work against chords. But, he works it on his own. I'm pretty proud of him.

He plays in a band with Juniors in High School right now, and he just got out of 7th grade, man!!! ANd, yes I keep my eye on them all ;)

I took him to see Steve Vai back in April, it was a great experience for both of us.

And, yes it has been a great bonding experience, hopefully it last through his HS years :)

Thanks again.

gennation
06-13-2005, 05:56 PM
Oh, if your interested, here's the whole vid. It's 8 minutes at about 12.5MB. I still can't believe he could play this solidly for 8 minutes! He does repeat himself a few time, but jeez...he's only been playing a year.

The full video (http://test.mikedodge.com/mvdmusic/MikeD/ForTheLoveOfGod.wmv)

Akira
06-13-2005, 06:14 PM
That sure is good for 1 year of playing...

tubescreamer
06-13-2005, 08:32 PM
Wow!! That is amazing no matter how many years of playing ! Excuse me while I go practice now :o :D

Dante7978
06-13-2005, 09:43 PM
That was incredible for having played the guitar for only one year, especially at that age. You must be proud gennation.

Poontang_clan
06-13-2005, 10:36 PM
Way To Keep The World Rocking From Generation to Generation :D

Jolly McJollyson
06-13-2005, 11:40 PM
Wow...one year? That is ridiculous! I can't even play like that after 10 years...a bit sloppy at points, but still better than I could do!

dye_z
06-14-2005, 12:06 AM
im 26 , been playin for bout 7 years , after waching this kid i think i just might run my guitar over with my jeep.

CW14
06-14-2005, 01:35 AM
OH MY GOD (no pun intended)

That is amazing... he could probably run circles around me! That is perhaps the first time I've seen anyone as young as 13 with a good vibrato. He pretty much nailed that song.

...back to fruitlessly trying to learn Tender Surrender :(

RedZep
06-14-2005, 02:29 AM
Well, it was quite fun to watch. :) Considering his age and the ammount of time he has been playing, he is damn good. Reminded me of me (not to sound arrogant). I started when I was 13 (I'm 15 now), and I remember such a time when all I could do was play guitar for hours (sometimes 8 at a time or more), just trying to figure out one song. It's kind of funny to look back on that now, and see something that would have taken me a week to learn back then, take me an hour now.

Point is, he is talented, but I want another video, this time no background music, and give the kid a Les Paul why don't ya? :cool: Just let the kid loose to see what he comes up with on his own. If he can hold something with no background music for 5 minutes, I will be highly impressed.

I just joined this website today, got the high-bandwidth $5 thing, nice deal, I think it needs a bit more life in here though. One thing I always like seeing is kids that make adults feel scared for whatever position they are in (in this case, guitar playing). Wonder if I should break out the video camera and record some messing around?

Luck to ya kid, ;)

RedZep

Jimmi431
06-14-2005, 04:53 AM
Right the next person who i hear (see) saying (typin) about havin problems playing guitar because of small hands i shall slap!!! one way or another

Re2point0
06-14-2005, 11:08 AM
pretty good dude, keep it up, I'de actually like to hear him write a solo of his own, with alot of emotio invloved into it. Give the kid a decently good guitar too. He looks sorta goofy jamming crazy like that on a strat. LoL. yeah write something kid, I'd like to hear what happens then.

RedZep
06-14-2005, 10:27 PM
Heck with writing a solo, just come up with something engageing on the fly, that is a lot of fun. Luck to you kid.

Leedogg
06-14-2005, 11:32 PM
Holy feck! That kid nailed that song. You gotta prodigy on your hands mister. I think someone deserves a JEM this Christmas. What effects is he using? That sounds just like Vai's tone.

Angus_-_young
06-15-2005, 04:56 PM
hi im ian the 13 year old playing ftlog. thanks for all the replies. actually the tone that i get is just a crybaby with some reverb i got the tone on my line 6 spider 2 but in the video i used my dads POD. i have the gain bass and treble all the way up and the Mid all the way down.i play a 50 dollar guitar from a flea market with a stock tremolo it also has a humbucker at the bridge.soon ill have more videos.

SpeckledJim
06-15-2005, 05:12 PM
hi im ian the 13 year old playing ftlog. thanks for all the replies. actually the tone that i get is just a crybaby with some reverb i got the tone on my line 6 spider 2 but in the video i used my dads POD. i have the gain bass and treble all the way up and the Mid all the way down.i play a 50 dollar guitar from a flea market with a stock tremolo it also has a humbucker at the bridge.soon ill have more videos.

soon youll have more money. remember old jim when that happens.

Re2point0
06-15-2005, 08:05 PM
seriously tho dude,

your 13. Even if your the god damn best guitarist in the world, playing covers, your not gonna get anywere. Write some music and solos and stuff. Get good at that too.

I guarentee you that if you can write good music, theres no doubt in my mind... You'll be big.

Jolly McJollyson
06-15-2005, 11:24 PM
Watched it again. Amazing. Keep practicing and clean up your playing a bit more, and you'll be truly incredible.

CW14
06-16-2005, 05:19 AM
the Mid all the way down
Nooooooooooo! Mids should be up high!

Overall, nice playing though. How long have you been working on that song?

Leedogg
06-16-2005, 07:22 PM
Hey Angus, You've inspired me to finally learn that song. I just got ahold of a really good backing track, now all I need is a quality tab. I checked the power tab archive, and didn't find a super good one.

Do you remember where you got yours? If you could send me a link, or point me in the right direction, I'd sure it appreciate it. Rock on bud.

RedZep
06-16-2005, 08:37 PM
Guitar Pro tabs rock, try http://www.mysongbook.com/

;)

Angus_-_young
06-17-2005, 12:36 PM
:) actaly i learned most of it by ear but the faster parts from a tab at
http://www.mxtabs.net/tab_versions.php?path=Guitar,s,1306,Steve+Vai,For+The+Love+Of+God,31850

GuitarPsy
06-17-2005, 01:12 PM
OMG :eek: I know someone that plays guitar for just as long as me (2years) and just throws in nearly any van Halen solo he wants but he's 19, big difference, compared to you he's average :p keep it going! go new generation!

Jolly McJollyson
06-21-2005, 04:47 PM
hi im ian the 13 year old playing ftlog. thanks for all the replies. actually the tone that i get is just a crybaby with some reverb i got the tone on my line 6 spider 2 but in the video i used my dads POD. i have the gain bass and treble all the way up and the Mid all the way down.i play a 50 dollar guitar from a flea market with a stock tremolo it also has a humbucker at the bridge.soon ill have more videos.
You need to stop scooping your mids like that, haha, it makes the tone sound too tin-like. Man, I wish I could play like you, though, hahaha!

smokingdogs
06-29-2005, 12:17 AM
He is realy good what you should do is get him an acoustic to get him good so he can take his guitar to parks and stuff and play for his friends. :confused:

cayotic727
06-30-2005, 05:21 PM
dude WOW, I started playing when I was 13 and I'm 15 now, and I'd have to Work my ass off to play that, that well.

I can get technical stuff like that up to speed, but its the lengthy stuff that always gets me.


You truly have a very talented kid.

3rd_degreeburn
06-30-2005, 09:00 PM
sorta reminds me of the 12 year old chinese girl that could play very well...pretty good although i think the 24th caprice is probably a little harder than FTLOG...good playin tho

guitarfreak141
07-01-2005, 10:57 PM
wow. i am 13 and have been playing for 2 years and cant play near that good. that was awesome. i feel like a crappy guitar player, haha, wow, man, he is good

Poontang_clan
07-05-2005, 12:00 AM
OMG dude im 15 been playing for two years not really getting serious since like 6 months ago but still how long do you have to practice to get that good that fast? its alot of things that amazed me , the speed the vibrato the amount of time you were playing the only thing i noticed was it was a little sloppy at some points but better than i could do

good job your going to be famous one day

6strngs_2hmbkrs
07-05-2005, 09:46 PM
hmm, I've been playing not even a year... I could pretty much play like that, maybe a little sloppier, but I write/improvise 95% of the stuff I play. of course, I'm 15, well, closer to 16 now... but yeah that was some sick stuff dude, keep it up