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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by JAUQO III-X, Oct 17, 2013.
That's badass. At 11 I could barely get my pants on right.
she is AMAZING (then& now)!!!!
I don't claim to know Jauqo's thoughts or motivations for posting this, and I know a lot- if not most- of people tend to think this kind of thing is 'badass', as Boba put it, but whenever I see these vids of kids playing at this level, it makes me sad and a little uncomfortable. I've never known a child to have that level of focus or dedication to *anything*. So I invariably wonder: how hard were/are they pushed; is this what he/she (the child playing) truly wants; has he/she had an enjoyable, healthy childhood? Maybe I'm looking too deeply into things, but my gut says 'No...this isn't a good thing'; and in this instance I think I'll listen to it.
As always, acronyms.
Shoot, I'm 20 and I still can't get my pants on right...or play like that
her dad is a somewhat famous bassist in India, but i think she loves what she does. her dream is to work with Victor Wooten.
BTW, you should hear her rendition of Jaco's "Teen Town"!!!
I agree in principal, but you never know. Some kids latch onto stuff hard without pressure from parents or whoever.
I fully admit that I don't know the situation, just putting out what I 'feel' based on my own life experiences. I have seen many a child 'latch onto' and pursue a dream that was never really theirs, only for it to lead to a life full of disappointment; though I have, very rarely, seen just what you described. So, yeah, I'm cynical and skeptical. I will say these kids all have talent is spades, there is no denying that.
But personally, I wouldn't want my daughter being a professional musician at fifteen, no matter how talented either of them were. Life's too short to grow up too fast. Tell them to enjoy being a kid while they can, and then let them.
Just my $.02, for whatever it's actually worth.
I posted it out of appreciation and respect.
My abilty to appreciate that this young girl definitely has skills, and I simply appreciate what I have heard so far. And I respect her for what ever reason she may have for choosing to extend herself through her instrument of choice.
She's definitely special.
Don't be sad or uncomfortable, just allow her to be her. Remember we all started playing bass at some point, some of us just started younger than others.
Amazing. Just wow.
Have you ever spent anytime in a music conservatory that has scores of kids that play at this level?
The person in this video is simply a prodigy.
These people are not necessarily pushed. Although some are.
I have seen several videos of this particular bassist. I think she may be about 16 now.
Just enjoy it. She's born with these skills.
Sometimes kids just latch on to something they like and you can't keep them away from it. I know this example I'm about to give is totally different from music, but something I thought about quite a bit.
You often see sports parents pushing their kids relentlessly. But many years ago, there was a kid on one of my son's soccer team. He was awesome. Far and away the best player on the field every game. And yet his parents were the quietest, most unassuming people you'd ever meet. I don't think the dad knew a goal kick from a corner kick, and didn't care. They never pushed that kid. But the KID loved soccer and had a natural talent for it. Same principle. A lot of young kids are musical prodigies. Sure, some are pushed by parents living vicariously, but a lot are not. They just love what they're doing. My guess is that this young girl truly enjoys what she's doing. Anyway, that's just my 2 cents. That and a couple bucks will get me a cup of coffee...
Please don't take me the wrong way: I DO respect her ability, and will graciously admit that she can play circles around me. Maybe I'm just letting my side of the fence cloud my perceptions.
And I remember when I started. Fifteen years old and all my new friends in high school played guitar- so I got a bass. Couldn't afford lessons, so I taught myself. Everyone thought I sucked, no one wanted to jam, but I loved every minute of it.
And then I got some of the best advice of my life...
I'm sure you (Jauqo) have no memory of what I'm talking about, but back in '95, *maybe* '96, you struck up a conversation w/ me (as a teenager) at the GC in Arlington Heights while I was trying some basses- back when they took up the entire north wall of the main room. I won't go into detail publicly, but I will say that your words had a profound impact on me, and you're the main reason I'm the player that I am today.
So thanks for the wisdom then, and thanks for it now. I think I just might need to clear my head and turn my wipers on.
Giorob, I know your last post was directed to Jauqo. (And yes, he is a great bassist and seems like a very interesting cat.) Just wanted you to know that my post (right above yours) was not meant to be critical of you. I understood what you meant. I was just making an observation in general. Hope it didn't come across wrong...
Rob I definitely remember our conversation and I sincerely appreciate that I was able to be of assistance and like I told you when we met, if I can ever be of help feel free to reach out.
Here's a new interview.
I'm 60 and some days I can't remember WHERE I left my pants!!
I still can't play like that either and never will be able to. But that's okay because I know what I'm about and while I do work on my weak area's I know I'll always be of a certain "ilk" and that's something I accepted a long time ago.
I'd keep an eye out for her and her sister.
Very cool. Thanks for posting it.
Nobody is born with these skills.
When I was 11 I was into baseball. I thought bass was those 3 things on the field. Hadn't even started playing guitar yet.