Julio Silpitruca - La cumparsita (be amazed)

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Julio Silpitruca - La cumparsita (be amazed)

Postby cool09 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:51 am

How many years does it take to play this well...

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Re: Julio Silpitruca - La cumparsita (be amazed)

Postby cool09 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:03 pm

"Leyenda". Unbelievable talent. Even feels the piece like a polished professional.

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Postby oski79 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:44 pm

cool09 wrote:How many years does it take to play this well...


In his case, I'd guess less than 11 years! :D
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Re: Julio Silpitruca - La cumparsita (be amazed)

Postby lagartija » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:11 pm

If you haven't burned your guitar yet, watch him play Sueños en la Floresta. :shock:

He obviously deeply feels the music as he plays. I wonder what he will be like when he grows up.....
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Postby cool09 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:26 am

That can't be possible. That must be a fake video. This kid is the epitome of prodigy. It's like he was touched by God or something. Imagine if Segovia were alive to see this kid play. It never even crossed mind about taking on something like Suenos en la Fiesta all the time I played I was too busy on other easier pieces.
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Postby lagartija » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:15 pm

As I watched his face as he played, I wondered if he was really 11 years old. I wondered if he was one of those people who have a developmental disease where their bodies do not mature naturally and they look like children although they are much older. His feel for the music is very real and not staged as in the videos of the North Korean children playing guitar. He expresses himself in the music like a much older person would.
I hope he grows up strong and healthy.... the danger with young prodigies is that sometimes the flame burns brightly but is snuffed out very quickly.
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Postby dng » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:49 pm

like lagartija, I asked myself 3 questions..

- is he really 11 year old?

- if he is, is he a real prodigy?... or

- or there's must be a real genius in video manipulation...
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Postby lagartija » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:16 pm

If it were only videos of him alone in the recital situations, I might suspect manipulation of the video. But the TV program is harder to alter. Sure, it could be staged, but perhaps that is not as likely.
As for his true age, that would be the main question I would ask.
In a way, it doesn't matter. He plays well and obviously enjoys the music. He must have very pushy parents!! :lol: Or...if he is truly a prodigy, then his love for music was there and he is just doing what comes naturally. He certainly plays better than I do.
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Postby cool09 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:48 pm

I was kidding when I said it was altered. He looks like Pavarotti as he plays. Maybe he is an autistic savante like the blind pianist that was featured on "60 Minutes" who can play anything from memory in any music form right on the spot. They asked him to play something Pop or Classical then in a Dave Brubeck style then a Ragtime style and several other styles and he was right on the money.
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Postby Jay » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:30 pm

I am surprised by all the prejudice and speculations.
He is a dedicated, hardworking and talented guitarist. He reminds me of Alirio Diaz when he was younger.
By the way there are a lot of young Asian guitarists that reach the same level of technique at a young age.
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Re: Julio Silpitruca - La cumparsita (be amazed)

Postby lagartija » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:07 pm

Jay wrote:I am surprised by all the prejudice and speculations.
He is a dedicated, hardworking and talented guitarist. He reminds me of Alirio Diaz when he was younger.
By the way there are a lot of young Asian guitarists that reach the same level of technique at a young age.


I don't think that questioning whether or not he is eleven years old indicates prejudice of any sort. Speculations, sure.
I am quite sure he is a dedicated, and hard working guitarist. He is obviously talented beyond the usual eleven year old in his understanding of the music.
Many young guitarists can play the notes and some even have that level of technique. What makes him different is the fact that he plays from the heart with an understanding beyond his years.

I did not have the great fortune to see Alirio Diaz when he was younger, so I have no point of reference save that which I have seen locally and on youtube.
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