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DAMN! he is really good for being 8! how long has he been playing?

im not as little as him but i have been making some videos like that too.

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=49269268

the second video is a bit better i think.

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=49269268

 

i can hardly believe it's only been almost a year since i started playinh

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that's awesome! nice little string bend behind the nut...you should teach him how to play slide with a full beer bottle and work with him on his guitar face.

 

Hey KSG_Standard, I can't teach him slide with something I can't use. He uses a piece of copper tubing. He also uses my glass slide sometimes. You're right, the guitar face wasn't there with the camera on. He'll get it pretty soon. Reese is not very shy and loves to perform.

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Thanks KSG. I kinda figured the full beer was a joke. Years ago I would have figured out a slide playing drinking game with such a slide if it were feasible. Of course after I had a few, I'd start believing the beer bottle sounds pretty damn good!

 

I looked for a Coricidin bottle with no luck. If I can't play like Sky Dog, maybe I can use some of his implements.

 

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Nikko, I also started at 14 or 15 years-old. You are way ahead of me at one year of playing. I wasn't even attempting lead at your age. Nice vids. I think I like the first one best. Did you really make that guitar with the trem?

 

I could never learn songs (and still can't) as fast as Reese. I'd like to see him spend more time on fewer songs. He just keeps picking up new ones. I guess I'm partially to blame because I turn him on to a new band every few weeks. B.O.C. is one of the latest.

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Nice job on the....teaching yo kid to play ze guitar. I wish my parents taught me at a young age.

 

dem00n - Thanks for the kind words. I wish I could take credit. He has learned completely by ear and on his own. Well, I showed him a couple of cowboy chords - D & G. He just doesn't have the patience to be taught. He doesn't even want me telling him a way to tune his axe.

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Nikko' date=' I also started at 14 or 15 years-old. You are way ahead of me at one year of playing. I wasn't even attempting lead at your age. Nice vids. I think I like the first one best. Did you really make that guitar with the trem?

 

I could never learn songs (and still can't) as fast as Reese. I'd like to see him spend more time on fewer songs. He just keeps picking up new ones. I guess I'm partially to blame because I turn him on to a new band every few weeks. B.O.C. is one of the latest.[/quote']

 

thanks silver. i am most self tought (spelling) so i kinda skipped around and started learning advanced stuff as soon as i could. also my dad says that i just have a natural talent for it. and for the strat, yes i did make it kinda. i bought all the parts and put it all together myself. i did the finish in sharpie and then put a clearcoat over it (sharpies aren't as permanent as they lead you to beleive). i also have the same problem as reese i am just learning new songs all the time, and my dad turns me on to new stuff when ever i see him. i was origionally into all that emo crap but then he gave me appetite for destruction and it has been guitar everyday since then.

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I finally got a camera and uploaded a couple of vids of my son Reese with his LP on Youtube. Please check out this
and let me know what you think.

 

Good Playing, Reese. I wish I had Alex Lifeson's Email address. I'm sure he'd get a kick outta your son's playing. I commend you, SilverLester, on giving your son the tools and knowledge. It makes me happy to see that. Post some updates on his playing from time to time. We'd love to see more of Reese and his Les Paul.

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LM-LP - Thanks, I know what you mean about the AC/DC. I still have trouble with the Angus licks too. ;)

 

Dynadude - Thanks for encouraging Reese. I feel lucky that Reese likes alot of the same bands as me. It makes him alot easier to listen to and jam with. His tone has started to greatly improve in the last 6 months or so.

 

Zippy - We appreciate the kind words. I love your avatar! LOL If the economy keeps going this way, I'll be lucky to be living in a trailer DOWN BY THE RIVER!

 

Slogold - Thank you. We've been lucky in that Reese doesn't need much encouragement. He just goes into his room a few minutes, hours, or days after hearing an inspiring tune, and works it out. He sometimes has a fairly close rendition in a matter of minutes. ;) It blows me away. #-o

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i can only imagine how good hell be when his fingers have grown' date='

 

im wishin i started at 4[/quote']

 

Thank you jameswiththesg. I'm interested to see how he'll adapt when his hands grow. He plays in a semi schred style on the pads of his fingers. I assume he does this out of economy and the need to reach the top strings.

 

My wife is to thank for the early start. The $35 dollar acoustic she bought him was definately money well spent.

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Good Playing' date=' Reese. I wish I had Alex Lifeson's Email address. I'm sure he'd get a kick outta your son's playing. I commend you, SilverLester, on giving your son the tools and knowledge. It makes me happy to see that. Post some updates on his playing from time to time. We'd love to see more of Reese and his Les Paul.[/quote']

 

Reese and I send thanks, BIGBENDS. I took Reese to see Rush both times they stopped here on the Snakes & Arrows Tour. We were hoping (like everyone else) that we'd luck into meeting them. That was a pipe dream.

 

However, Reese did get to meet many of the members of Yes recently. Wow, what a treat! Steve Howe didn't do the meet & greet, but Chris Squire (briefly), Alan White, Oliver Wakeman & Benoit David were there. Reese was stoked!

 

I'll post some more vids. I don't want to do too many too often to keep down the swollen head syndrom some. Also, a braggin' dad can often be a bore.

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Awesome!! He is very good! And only 8??!!!??

 

When I was 8 I was still only playing with my Sesame Street toys. : (

 

How lucky he is to be able to play a real Gibson Les Paul through an all tube Marshall Half-stack.

 

In my teens I had a Kingston cheapie semi-hollow and a horrible Peavey Pacer solid state amp.

 

Keep us posted on his progress. : )

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Thanks KSG. I kinda figured the full beer was a joke. Years ago I would have figured out a slide playing drinking game with such a slide if it were feasible. Of course after I had a few' date=' I'd start believing the beer bottle sounds pretty damn good!

 

I looked for a Coricidin bottle with no luck. If I can't play like Sky Dog, maybe I can use some of his implements.

 

SilverLesterStd[/quote']

 

Using the beer bottle slide is an old bar band gimmic...at least in Texas. Just so you know what I'm talking about, here's Danny Gatton doing it...

 

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