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    OK, ran across this young fella today on YouTube, performing basically almost all of the parts of "Kashmir" on solo acoustic guitar. Searching the forum didn't come up with any posts about him, which surprises me. It's hard to tell from looking whether there overdubs, it doesn't appear so but there seems to be more sound coming at the listener that is possible to produce with six strings and a wooden body. Then I watched some of his other videos. I find the 80s MTV production values of the videos a little offputting, I have to admit. Makes Pasquale Grasso look sedate (but I think there is no improvisation here)- sort of Paco de Lucia meets Eddy Van Halen and they hang out at Andrew York's.






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    Weirdly fascinating. And your are right, quite frightening.

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    I wrote about Marcin Patrzalek about a year ago.
    Participant of many Talent Show competitions.

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    Teenage YouTube virtuosos come and go.

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    This stuff no longer surprises me. I’m on Instagram haha.

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    Its probably just me, but as soon as I see someone play the guitar "that way", I instantly say to myself, "wow, cool!" Then, I stop the video about 6.5 seconds in. I shouldn't be that way, because anything that might bring attention to the guitar is a good thing. I just don't care for it.

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    OK.
    He is very talented.
    He chose this way of presenting himself.
    He became the star of the Talent Show and earns money.
    and...I think he plays for girls.

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    Oh I’m a total old curmugeon about it; just play the guitar normally bah humbug

    and then along comes Mancuso: ‘why are you using a plectrum bro? Just fingerpick everything like a normal guitarist!’

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottM
    Its probably just me, but as soon as I see someone play the guitar "that way", I instantly say to myself, "wow, cool!" Then, I stop the video about 6.5 seconds in. I shouldn't be that way, because anything that might bring attention to the guitar is a good thing. I just don't care for it.
    You know, I'm the same way and also feel guilty about it! Why am I not interested to listen to solo guitar like that, where people obviously put a lot of practice and dedication into? But... besides 'wow' effect I feel nothing Are there people who listen to music like that, I mean really listen, not just watching?

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    I think he uses the internet to promote his name. It all looks very artificial.
    We live in strange times but we also use the internet.
    If he hadn't played this way at shows, we wouldn't have talked about him.
    I'm not passionate about Talent Shows but I know it's a business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Litterick
    Teenage YouTube virtuosos come and go.
    Maybe, but I have been SHOCKED at the talent level of KIDS... that I have never heard of, and may never hear of again... to have that kind of talent, and not do (or not be able to? It's still a business...) anything with it (meaning make a living), boggles the mind.

    In general, I am not into the "CandyRat" artists (this is the label that had all the "acoustic tappers" in the beginning). Something about the style... annoys me. BUT RECENTLY, I've seen people that are really impressive, and I ENJOY it- the kid in this thread is one of them. Here's another, she's not a "tapper", more just a finger stylist, but her arranging talents (as well as playing talents) are quite impressive.


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    I like those moments when the guitarist looks at the web- camera and smiles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris
    ...I think he plays for girls.

    Beats playing for dusty boomers that will accuse him of too much technique and no musicality

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    I watched the Beethoven clip last night on headphones and was hearing some monumental lows that are definitely missing today on my ancient IMac. There's a pickup there and perhaps a separate send to some kind of octave device. It's worth noting that Beethoven called the guitar 'the perfect musical instrument" or words to that effect. I liked the performance very much. the young man has talent, and is not hiding his lamp under a bushel. I say more power to him. I think his arrangement of the 1st mvt of the 5th is daring and legit. I tip my best Panama to him.
    Last edited by citizenk74; 04-01-2021 at 01:15 PM.

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    I was doing it for the girls too. Quite unsuccessfully I might add. So it is the finger picking that does it. Got it.

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    These young and attractive people, strangely enough, play songs made years before they were born, songs that people in late middle age enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Litterick
    These young and attractive people, strangely enough, play songs made years before they were born, songs that people in late middle age enjoy.
    Led Zep is timeless. That other stuff? Meh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris
    I like those moments when the guitarist looks at the web- camera and smiles.
    I think you'll like this wonder kid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Litterick
    Teenage YouTube virtuosos come and go.
    it does seem that way. I find myself wondering whether precocious virtuosity is more widely spread throughout the population than was perhaps previously known. Maybe there've always been a lot of these people and they just existed in obscurity somewhere for whatever reason, but easy access to self-promotion via YouTube, Instagram, etc., has allowed them to become visible even if only briefly.

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    I generally find the "smack an acoustic guitar around" music excruciating, but he's got a spirit i dig.

    I pretty much hate "guitar player music" so thats saying something.

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    Marcin is one of a kind, he usually plays solo acoustic guitar, which I appreciate very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris
    Marcin is one of a kind, he usually plays solo acoustic guitar, which I appreciate very much.

    He does seem great and his arrangements are very cool ... Also getting noticed playing solo guitar ... Not many have actually managed to pull that off .. That in it self is absurdly impressive!

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    Trouble is, once you've seen it (after about 30 secs)...... you've seen it.

    What else can he do?

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    Marcin has his fans and opponents.
    I think he has a lot of fans.
    Millions of fans .... for them these 30 seconds is definitely not enough.

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    39 736 435 views:


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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1
    Trouble is, once you've seen it (after about 30 secs)...... you've seen it.

    What else can he do?
    Oh for fucks sake .. By that logic once you've heard one Joe Pass tune you've heard them all

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1
    Trouble is, once you've seen it (after about 30 secs)...... you've seen it.

    What else can he do?
    People who are not interested in jazz change the channel after 10 seconds.
    That's how I observed it.
    I regret that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris
    39 736 435 views:

    oh nooo not America's Got Talent, lol

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    Jeez . . . where's Ed Sullivan when we really need him!
    Play live . . . Marinero

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    Holy hannah..
    I think when I was his age I heard the world in much the same way, I NEVER played like that though.
    I couldn't listen to a full album of that. I'd be interested to hear what he's playing at about 40,..or so.

    I'm interested to hear the other vids posted, I'll have to come back later for that -lol
    ..I noticed he does moonlight sonata also ... later as well..

    He gets a tip of my hat, I certainly wont bash him, at least I don't mean to ...

    Cheers,
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris
    People who are not interested in jazz change the channel after 10 seconds.
    That's how I observed it.
    I regret that.
    Thats true. It's about the genre, not a player. You either dig it or not. I dont dig the, what is it called, candy rat guitar? Yea, not a fan of the style. It's like 'someone's yelling in my face to make their point' guitar playing, always over the top, too sugary composition-wise, and just dont leave any room for imagination on behalf of the listener, if that makes sense.

    But millions cant be wrong, and it's a beauty that we have a choice in what we want to listen to.

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    But millions cant be wrong
    Oh, yes, they can, and frequently are.

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    I heard that Marcin signed a contract with the Sony record label.
    First album in preparation.
    He started studies at Berklee College of Music.
    Marcin is passionate about the guitar and he has a huge potential for talent. He is very accurate.
    Many of the world's guitarists have noticed this.
    The musical adventure is still ahead of him.
    Best
    Kris
    Last edited by kris; 04-03-2021 at 01:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hep To The Jive
    Thats true. It's about the genre, not a player. You either dig it or not. I dont dig the, what is it called, candy rat guitar? Yea, not a fan of the style. It's like 'someone's yelling in my face to make their point' guitar playing, always over the top, too sugary composition-wise, and just dont leave any room for imagination on behalf of the listener, if that makes sense.

    But millions cant be wrong, and it's a beauty that we have a choice in what we want to listen to.
    Performing in front of an audience of millions is a very big challenge. Some people are paralyzed and others are great at it. It's not all that easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris
    Performing in front of an audience of millions is a very big challenge. Some people are paralyzed and others are great at it. It's not all that easy.
    This is besides the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1
    Oh, yes, they can, and frequently are.
    The title thread says Not jazz but ...
    I guess it's obvious that people choose what they like.

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    Amazing. Marcin already has his young followers. How did this young guitarist learn this tune? There are no notes of this arrangement.

    Last edited by kris; 04-04-2021 at 01:48 AM.

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    Marcin is developing amazingly.

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    I think he's a circus act.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel_A
    I think he's a circus act.
    He does it at a high level. Close your eyes and listen.
    Besides ... there is no such other person.His playing influenced the interest in the guitar among young audiences ...
    ...This is how it works nowadays.
    Last edited by kris; 04-05-2021 at 07:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris
    Amazing. Marcin already has his young followers. How did this young guitarist learn this tune? There are no notes of this arrangement.

    Wow! Just... Wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel_A
    I think he's a circus act.
    I think you mis-spelled "Virtuoso."

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris
    Marcin is developing amazingly.
    Damn... how can he pick those runs so accurately WITHOUT A PICK? So accurate, so clean. Pretty amazing.

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    Marcin when he was very young:



    ps have a look at the kids in the background for a laugh

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    So he's weird...

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    He is strange because everything is easy for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricky Fish
    Marcin when he was very young:



    ps have a look at the kids in the background for a laugh
    I'm calling out Eugene!

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    17 years old...:-)

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    The kid karates Mozart. Ah so!

    And JSB... hey, is nothing SACRED???