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Offline Twanking45

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You GOTTA be Kiddin me!!!
« on: October 09, 2012, 07:19:33 PM »
This Keston Barker person is insanely talented. Like prodigious virtuoso talent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df5h9NONIzs
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 09:03:59 PM »
Shredder supreme!  8)
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2012, 09:15:37 PM »
It's like the guy's hands move quicker than human muscles should be able to move. Like he's got a cat's reflexes. I foresee arthritis in his future--arthritis and hair-fractures in his digits.

What a freak! I wish I was a freak like that. AND I think he was doing all of that playing while totally stoned. Didn't he seem kinda ripped?  LOL
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012, 03:14:29 AM »
Technically impressive.
Musically worthless.
Booooooring!

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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2012, 10:02:52 AM »
Well, it is a mini-doc about technique and speed, not composing.
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2012, 10:44:29 AM »
His speed is indeed impressive.

I am with Nef on the musicality here, did watch a couple more youtube vids of him playing. As a listener the uninspiring parts were his persistent vibrato, leaving no breathing room in whatever he plays and well generally not seeming to seeming to go in any direction. Further more, where is his joy in playing music?

Of course anyone that can type can be a music critic these days, and I realise the words above are a bit harsh.

Now I like shredding as much as any guitar player over here, and I wish my hands complied they way they do for mr Barker.  And I get green with envy when I think of the potential heights he could reach by conscious study of music, phrasing and dare I say it, ageing a little.
Currently he's saying very little with a lot of notes, and well, that's just not something that can interest me much these days.

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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2012, 02:46:41 PM »
I hear what you're saying. I find it impressive that someone can be so seemingly limitless in those finger-abilities because I find that that is where my own talents are lacking, despite much practicing. I am not a shredder, rather a blues or prog-type player. I can think up some interesting stuff, especially in solos, but sometimes my fingers just don't do what I want them to do. Parkinson's anyone? Lou Gehrig's?  Ha Ha Ha, errr, huh...  :-\

I wish I had those skills in my toll belt.
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2012, 08:01:21 PM »
I actually think that this guy is... um... not quite all there, to put it as nicely as I can. I just don't have it in me to see any of his other posts on youtube, and maybe this doesn't represent him well, but aside from the speed, it's mostly garbage. And he keeps repeating that horrible sounding arpeggiated riff. Stop it :) . There are lots of people on youtube that have his speed and are far more musical... Also the stuff about not knowing the notes and humming in his head had nothing to do with anything. The old expression that you can't teach a 95 mph fastball is true, however, if you can't throw strikes, it's meaningless. I think there is far to much shred envy here. At a certain point, it's about what you play. This is almost sad to me...
 

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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2012, 08:18:30 PM »
"Shred envy"?   You mean, Shrenvy ???  ;D
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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2012, 09:30:31 PM »
Fast, for sure.  I get the impression of autism, or similar, not drugs.

He's still pretty young so I hope that he gains some musicality as he grows.

Music is a language, I don't know many people who like to listen to auctioneers all day.
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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2012, 05:50:21 AM »
billy: "Music is a language, I don't know many people who like to listen to auctioneers all day."

Nice one, true one!

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« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2012, 02:31:16 PM »
Fast, for sure.  I get the impression of autism, or similar, not drugs.

He's still pretty young so I hope that he gains some musicality as he grows.

Music is a language, I don't know many people who like to listen to auctioneers all day.
This is where a "Like" button would be nice!
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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2012, 06:19:31 PM »
I guess no one else noticed that our very own Faze (MegaDroogie IIRC) has a video up where he plays with Keston.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYQfHrQ98_0

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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2012, 09:08:33 PM »
Wow! Guess I've got shrenvy.   ;)
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« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2012, 11:44:49 AM »
It would be interesting to get Faze's impressions: stoned or autistic?
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