Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wow

My 17 year-old son, Than, plays the guitar in a very unique way:


12 comments:

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

I LOVE that! Very talented guy!

It reminds me of August Rush, one of my favorite movies.

Kobarot said...

It's very reminiscent of Chico Marx and how he would "shoot" the piano keys. Fantastic!

Ginny said...

That's funny, Kobarot, you're the second person to make the comparison. I had to look Chico up on YouTube to see what you all are talking about and sure enough, you can see how he taps the keys with his index finger. I know Than had no idea about Chico, he doesn't even know who the Marx brothers are. But even before I saw the Chico video, I commented that Than was playing the guitar like a keyboard.

David Alan Richards said...

It's good. I wouldn't have thought that would work. He seems to be playing it like a harp or something.

Kobarot said...

Oh, you should send Than some Chico! He might also appreciate what Harpo does with his harp, though it isn't as stylized as Than's guitar strummings.

Jessica said...

That's really cool! I've never seen anyone play like that before. Is he in any bands?

Ginny said...

Thanks, Jessica...well he and his brothers were in a band called No Standard Solution but their lead singer joined the army, so they haven't found a replacement. Than and Josiah have been playing new stuff together...Josiah plays the drums and he's really excellent, too. I really hope they can join with other very talented people and continue to grow in their music skills.

labanan said...

total heaven! I can't wait to show my guitar playing step-son.

Angelica said...

That was just AMAZING... really!!
i play the guitar and the violin and how i wish i could play it in a unique way too! Yeah, i must agree... it does remind me of August Rush.
I'm just 14 years old and I hope by the time I'm 17 i'll be playing in my own unique way as well. I totally love it, thank God I was searching for random things.

Ginny said...

Hi Angelica! :) Well, for Than all it took was him stumbling across a fret playing video. He posted it on myspace in a bulletin and announced, "I am going to do this." And damn if a few months later he didn't post his own video of himself fret playing. From there he just started experimenting and has now developed his own unique method. It's kinda like August Rush, but less banging on the strings, more like he plays the strings like a piano, more gently. I watched him do this last weekend and was amazed how he coaxes such beautiful music from the guitar, music that comes from his soul, not songs he's learned but created. I wonder if you can do this on a violin? You should try!

Jucy said...

FABULOUS.
An application to America's Got Talent is in order, no?!

flowerofthewest said...

I've just stumbled across your site via various other tarot sites I was looking at, and found this! Your son is amazing, I've never seen anything like this before and I loved that the music seemed to be coming from his heart and showed his enthusiasm. I totally agree with the poster above who said he should try out for America's Got Talent. BTW, I'm in the UK!

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