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3-year-old conductor kid

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Even putting aside the music, this kid's motor skills are pretty damned impressive, if he's really 3.

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Can this now be the 3-year-old musical insanity thread?
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The motor skills are not what is impressive...

The kid has obviously heard this music many times and for someone his age, understands Beethoven's musical gestures in this piece pretty well. The thing I like the most is the joy he gets from it, and how excited he is to perform. That really is amazing and I hope his parents encourage him.
 

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can this now be the amazing 13 year old kid thread
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sorry. could only get thru half of that because of the awful announcer.

WHOAAAA

WHOAAAAA

WHOOOOOOAAAAAA

WHOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Besides they train those little Chinese kids from the time they're infants. Probably took him away from his parents to train in the mountains and shit. I bet they faked his age, too.
 

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he's korean. his big brother's in morning of owls crew which is how he got started he's 14 now. i dunno how gets through all those sets without shoes.
 

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all rook same
 

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Originally Posted by Douglas
Even putting aside the music, this kid's motor skills are pretty damned impressive, if he's really 3.
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Even not putting music aside, this kid is fantastic! In some ways he's than some conductors I've worked with... seriously.
 

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Some of his gestures are uncanny for a 3 year old. It's not that he gets the pulse much of the time, which is amazing in itself, it's the cues! I love the pp clarinet cue as Beethoven recalls the Scherzo. Amazing. And, has been said, the pure joy.

I've worked with worse.
 

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Funny this came up. Yesterday I watched a video of Shaq guest-conducting the Boston pops, and he couldn't even keep time with the music. I guess Shaq has gotten slow.

But that child...is uncanny.
 

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Originally Posted by Thomas
Funny this came up. Yesterday I watched a video of Shaq guest-conducting the Boston pops, and he couldn't even keep time with the music. I guess Shaq has gotten slow.

But that child...is uncanny.


It actually wasn't that bad. I can guarantee that most people can't keep a pulse either. He felt the rhythm, it was obvious by his movements... but actually showing a steady beat is far more difficult than you think. There's a reason good baton technique isn't that common.

I thought he did a great job and was probably pretty nervous.

He certainly did way better than most average people would do trying to post up on someone in the NBA.
 

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Originally Posted by SField
It actually wasn't that bad. I can guarantee that most people can't keep a pulse either. He felt the rhythm, it was obvious by his movements... but actually showing a steady beat is far more difficult than you think. There's a reason good baton technique isn't that common.

I thought he did a great job and was probably pretty nervous.

He certainly did way better than most average people would do trying to post up on someone in the NBA.


I'm sure my opinion would be different if I were up there trying to keep time. That said, Shaq has put out at least one rap album so staying on the beat ought not be that hard a chore, leaving out the likelihood of studio magic. And I'm sure nerves play a role, but he does put himself out there quite a bit - he's no shrinking violet, and for that I do respect him and find him endearing.

As for posting up someone in the NBA, I don't know about you but at 6' 167# and a long-ish wingspan, I play a lot longer than my height and am almost pure upside, and whatever other draft-day faint-praise cliches apply to the minimally-talented skinny-dog hustlers.
 

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Originally Posted by SField
It actually wasn't that bad. I can guarantee that most people can't keep a pulse either. He felt the rhythm, it was obvious by his movements... but actually showing a steady beat is far more difficult than you think. There's a reason good baton technique isn't that common.

I thought he did a great job and was probably pretty nervous.

He certainly did way better than most average people would do trying to post up on someone in the NBA.


Agreed. It was better than most celebs that try to conduct at functions like this. He was at least feeling the music.
 

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Originally Posted by Thomas
I'm sure my opinion would be different if I were up there trying to keep time. That said, Shaq has put out at least one rap album so staying on the beat ought not be that hard a chore, leaving out the likelihood of studio magic. And I'm sure nerves play a role, but he does put himself out there quite a bit - he's no shrinking violet, and for that I do respect him and find him endearing.

As for posting up someone in the NBA, I don't know about you but at 6' 167# and a long-ish wingspan, I play a lot longer than my height and am almost pure upside, and whatever other draft-day faint-praise cliches apply to the minimally-talented skinny-dog hustlers.


Stick technique and being able to keep the beat are actually two very different things. You can have a very good pulse but not show it effectively, it's something you have to practice.
 

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I don't really understand the difference in good conductors and bad - don't the musicians pretty much know the music backward and forward without being conducted?

and the 13-year old b-boy is pretty badass, but doesn't he have that one main spin move? didn't see a lot of other positional holds or things I assume are impressive in those competitions.
 

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