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#1983246 - 11/05/12 11:31 PM Fats Waller - Handful of Keys- performed by an 11 year old  
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#1983289 - 11/06/12 03:15 AM Re: Fats Waller - Handful of Keys- performed by an 11 year old [Re: Grand Piano Haus]  
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Wow, what a talent! I used to play ragtime more than I do now and that kid has a great left hand. The right hand is not too shabby either.


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#1983296 - 11/06/12 04:05 AM Re: Fats Waller - Handful of Keys- performed by an 11 year old [Re: Grand Piano Haus]  
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Thanks for the link. I subscribed to his youtube channel.

#1983316 - 11/06/12 06:25 AM Re: Fats Waller - Handful of Keys- performed by an 11 year old [Re: Grand Piano Haus]  
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The kid has got a good feel of it, too. Ragtime is all about feel (after the notes, that is).


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#1983451 - 11/06/12 02:14 PM Re: Fats Waller - Handful of Keys- performed by an 11 year old [Re: Grand Piano Haus]  
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Fats Waller's music is called stride which is very different from ragtime and much better IMO. The pianist is very good and adds some of his own stuff to the notated version of this piece. The overhead view is very distracting. Perhaps it was intended to showcase the constant left hand jumps in this style of music, but I think nothing justifies the camera angle, and I'd guess most people do not enjoy the overhead view.

I was wondering why this was even posted on the Piano Forum until I saw the box in the lower right corner. yawn

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#1983453 - 11/06/12 02:29 PM Re: Fats Waller - Handful of Keys- performed by an 11 year old [Re: Grand Piano Haus]  
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Wow...what a talent...thanks for posting Jeff.

#1983487 - 11/06/12 04:14 PM Re: Fats Waller - Handful of Keys- performed by an 11 year old [Re: Grand Piano Haus]  
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Wow! Great job and talent. This kid is amazing.


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#1983571 - 11/06/12 09:18 PM Re: Fats Waller - Handful of Keys- performed by an 11 year old [Re: Grand Piano Haus]  
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Nice stuff... scorchin the moon.


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#1983587 - 11/06/12 10:29 PM Re: Fats Waller - Handful of Keys- performed by an 11 year old [Re: Grand Piano Haus]  
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Yes, he's very good. And I don't mind the aerial view; it highlights the drama of the stride movements in the left hand.

Listening to another YouTube posting of Fats playing the same piece, it's evident that this youngster left out the left-hand 10ths which are probably unattainable for him. He'll probably grow into them.

I've played a few of these stride pieces, and even with my big paws, those tenths at speed are a challenge!

#1983641 - 11/07/12 02:59 AM Re: Fats Waller - Handful of Keys- performed by an 11 year old [Re: Grand Piano Haus]  
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Yeah, these beginners sometimes drop in totally unannounced and start bashing our pianos...sigh



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#1983644 - 11/07/12 03:23 AM Re: Fats Waller - Handful of Keys- performed by an 11 year old [Re: pianoloverus]  
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Originally Posted by pianoloverus
Fats Waller's music is called stride which is very different from ragtime and much better IMO. The pianist is very good and adds some of his own stuff to the notated version of this piece. The overhead view is very distracting. Perhaps it was intended to showcase the constant left hand jumps in this style of music, but I think nothing justifies the camera angle, and I'd guess most people do not enjoy the overhead view.

I was wondering why this was even posted on the Piano Forum until I saw the box in the lower right corner. yawn


I wasn't meaning to label the music as ragtime that was being played, I merely meant to say that the left hand is similar to that of some ragtime pieces that I used to play.

I wouldn't say that that one genre was better than the other, it's just one's preference. I can appreciate both without without leaning towards one or the other. smile



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#1983882 - 11/07/12 07:00 PM Re: Fats Waller - Handful of Keys- performed by an 11 year old [Re: Grand Piano Haus]  
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I give up...this kid has some sort of gift that I do not have. I couldn't play like that to save my soul.

#1983940 - 11/07/12 10:54 PM Re: Fats Waller - Handful of Keys- performed by an 11 year old [Re: Grand Piano Haus]  
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Wow, he's amazing. Thanks for posting....although it will make my practice sessions for the next month really depressing. grin


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#1984057 - 11/08/12 08:41 AM Re: Fats Waller - Handful of Keys- performed by an 11 year old [Re: Grand Piano Haus]  
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He's very good on Handful of Keys but his Chopin Fantasie Impromptu is not so good. I'd guess he plays mostly non classical at this point. His technique is nowhere near the level of the most of the top classical pianists at that age but he seems to have terrific flair for pieces like the ones in the OP.

#1984061 - 11/08/12 08:47 AM Re: Fats Waller - Handful of Keys- performed by an 11 year old [Re: Grand Piano Haus]  
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I continually find it interesting that a 'good' performance by a gifted child always stimulates so much more interest and conversation than a 'masterful' performance by an old guy with a gut and male pattern baldness...



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#1986408 - 11/14/12 12:01 AM Re: Fats Waller - Handful of Keys- performed by an 11 year old [Re: Grand Piano Haus]  
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He's very good on Handful of Keys but his Chopin Fantasie Impromptu is not so good.


Amazing how some folks find always something negative to say.
Perhaps its some kind of medical condition?

Wondering how your playing was at age 11.....

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#1986549 - 11/14/12 08:51 AM Re: Fats Waller - Handful of Keys- performed by an 11 year old [Re: Norbert]  
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Originally Posted by Norbert
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He's very good on Handful of Keys but his Chopin Fantasie Impromptu is not so good.
Amazing how some folks find always something negative to say. Perhaps its some kind of medical condition? Wondering how your playing was at age 11.....
Of course, your comment about "always finding something negative to say" is outrageously wrong and utter nonsense.

The video I mentioned does show that this pianist is much better at playing stride than classical. And those familiar with the skill of the the best 11 year olds know that there is a huge gap between between those people and the this performer.


#1986555 - 11/14/12 08:58 AM Re: Fats Waller - Handful of Keys- performed by an 11 year old [Re: Norbert]  
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Originally Posted by Norbert
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He's very good on Handful of Keys but his Chopin Fantasie Impromptu is not so good.


Amazing how some folks find always something negative to say.
Perhaps its some kind of medical condition?

Wondering how your playing was at age 11.....

Norbert tiki



I too have noticed this and was waiting for it. Unfortunate.

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#1986587 - 11/14/12 10:36 AM Re: Fats Waller - Handful of Keys- performed by an 11 year old [Re: Roger Ransom]  
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Originally Posted by Roger Ransom
I too have noticed this and was waiting for it. Unfortunate.
What nonsense.
Not true if one just looks at this thread. Of course, if you think all "reviews" should be 100% positive...but I think a balanced review is usually far better. What nonsense.

#1986634 - 11/14/12 12:29 PM Re: Fats Waller - Handful of Keys- performed by an 11 year old [Re: Grand Piano Haus]  
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Okay, folks, let’s not go too far negative here…

Any child performer is to be complemented and not compared with adult performers. In fact, I’ve participated in various talent contests over the years, both as a child and as an adult… it is almost impossible to compete with a child performer. They have the upper hand every time.

Let’s give credit where credit is due and not be critical of an 11 year old piano prodigy.

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#1986747 - 11/14/12 07:08 PM Re: Fats Waller - Handful of Keys- performed by an 11 year old [Re: Grand Piano Haus]  
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Does he play it just like Waller, No, but is he a gifted musician on the right track, YES. We need to laud and encourage young talent. Let's face it, when it comes to piano or organ, or even accordion, we need all the followers we can muster to keep the arts alive. I would hate to follow him in a concert setting!


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#1991119 - 11/26/12 02:21 PM Re: Fats Waller - Handful of Keys- performed by an 11 year old [Re: Grand Piano Haus]  
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Great playing!


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I continually find it interesting that a 'good' performance by a gifted child always stimulates so much more interest and conversation than a 'masterful' performance by an old guy with a gut and male pattern baldness...


What? I guess it's your problem, did you even see Norbert's post?


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What do you mean what?
And what does Norbert's post have to do with anything?



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Originally Posted by wouter79
Great playing!


Originally Posted by AJF
I continually find it interesting that a 'good' performance by a gifted child always stimulates so much more interest and conversation than a 'masterful' performance by an old guy with a gut and male pattern baldness...


What? I guess it's your problem, did you even see Norbert's post?


I didn't say I have a problem. I said I find it INTERESTING. Big difference. If you're going to be confrontational, at least take a moment to think about a valid point before typing.



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I'm sorry that I offended you.

What I tried to say is that Norbert recently posted a similar thread but with an adult "old guy with a gut and male pattern baldness" so they also get exposed.


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That guy was wearing a hat! How do you know he's bald smile



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