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12 Year Old Jamming

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by chrisrod9, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. chrisrod9


    Jan 29, 2013
    I initially posted this in the Bassists section but someone suggested I post it here to garner some more feedback.

    Here's a little video of my 12 year old son jamming on bass with a pretty incredible drummer at Guitar Center earlier this week. They're just making it up on the spot. Curious what you think. I'm pretty proud. :) It gets pretty good around 3:15.


    Thanks for watching.

  2. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    That's awesome!
    Now buy the junk and get a practice space;)
  3. BigDanT

    BigDanT Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2011
    Fun jam man. You should be proud!!!
  4. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    Curius to what I think??? I'm thinking why is the price tag still hanging on that bass...Seems it was made for him :D
  5. chrisrod9


    Jan 29, 2013
    Thanks for the replies guys!
  6. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    He sounds fantastic. I'm impressed that he has the ears he needs to play with another person at that age - I see too many YouTube videos of kids in their basement playing along to CDs.

    Please create every possible opportunity for him to play with people. His ideas are pretty pentatonic right now - if he can surround himself with some people who will tech him different note choices, who knows what might happen.

    EDIT: I just put two and two together and realized you and I had already had a conversation here about your son. Looks like he is continuing to progress!
  7. chrisrod9


    Jan 29, 2013

    Thank you for the feedback. I'll share it with him and also mention it to his teacher. He does play in a band and also jams with another one of his friends that plays drums. Clearly, he gets much more out of playing with older, more advanced players than he does playing with other kids.

    EDIT: WJGreer - I remember. He does continue to improve. It's really fun to watch. Thanks for your advice again. - Chris
  8. LakeEffect


    Feb 21, 2013
    Kid's a monster, no other way to slice it. Keep with it!
  9. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Your kid is a solid player, and I am not going to follow that with "for his age."

    That drummer is nuts though, total monster. Would kill to jam with that guy.
  10. Dug2

    Dug2 Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    very cool indeed, keep it up
  11. chrisrod9


    Jan 29, 2013
    The drummer is incredible. No two ways about it. Thanks for your comments guys. Makes a dad feel proud!