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I teach at Gryphon. They are good guys and will treat you right.

The YouTube video I shot that featured my two sons playing El Cumbanchero (with my daughter Molly accompanying) generated tons of interest when YouTube decided to make it a "featured video". I made it just for fun, thinking some of my friends would get a kick out of it, but now it has received over one million viewings and a few thousand comments. Here are some of my favorites, culled from the site. Keep in mind, there's an internet mind set where many posters to want to get others riled up. After I got used to it, I thought it was all in good fun!

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i have a suspicion that this is an elaborate hoax...

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siibert: I wonder whether these kids have been allowed to play with little cars or football or whatever other game they really wanted to play...

(response) to siibert: i think that they are kept in cages and only let out to play those instruments. poor fellas :( did you ever stop to think that some people LIKE to play music? you're right up there with the nuts who cry fake to every thing.

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SomeoneKillMe: is too shocked to speak- -thinks they can't really be playing- -changes her mind- -Is shocked again- -dies- X.X

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Parents please sign up your children with a professional teacher and support their passion.

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GrahamCarroll : Looks like somebody is living vicariously through his kids...

(response) dear grumpy GrahamCarroll, yep it's true; the only reason anyone teaches their kids anything is for their own vanity. like that selfish mr. mozart and his poor son wolfgang.

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thats quite amazing, the kid in the middle just could be a prodigy, i heavily doubt it, but there is a chance. wow

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These kids had guitars in their hands as fetuses. I sell and market a wide variety of fetars which is great to get them started off on the right foot. Start early is what I say. (Not a promotional Message)

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nice, give the one in the middle some metallica cds and an electric guitar right now, and he could become somethign special.

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Dude, that is freakin insane. What the hell have I been doin with my time?

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The kids are awesome, but based on the look on their faces I think the parents should be put in jail.

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the kid playing the mandolin looks bored out of his mind

(response) He's probably been made to play this 12 hours every single day since birth.

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hey people! dont incourage this! it looks like child abuse to me. the kids are NOT having fun! they have been forced into this by "dad" he should be arrested

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does he hits them? are you all insane? they just play... it's quite hard to smile when you play this fast in their age... maybe YOU are the kids. they need to be "abused" a little more...

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parent should have them write a song for kids about learning something new everyday.

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man...that's an ugly sofa

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aha and the kid says I wanna do it faster than this, amazing

I BROKE DOWN IN TEARS! BRAVO

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DAYMED ME TO HELL! Best bloody playin' iv'e ever seen. Hell with all the flicking of the little fingers, i swear those finegrs were the FRETS THEMSELVES! They should start a show.
Bring in alot of profit.

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Macrobug: FAKE! You can see the strings at 1:04 . And one of the balls is computer generated, the red one. Oh, and you can also see a japanese behind the curtain handling the balls with a long stick at 2:07 .

(response) WHAT THE HELL Macro bug...I think you're on the WRONG MOVIE...haha

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i wished my dad teach me guitar or mandolin or any instruments when i was young........ you rock

(response) I wish he taught you grammar aswell.

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word up! the one on the left side of the little man totally rips it on the guitar!

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The pull-offs that were the fast parts were kinda messy, but for 8 and 10 year olds, you guys are awesome.

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44 to 45 he messed up

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the one on the left is making excuses for messing up all the time in the beggining

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the one on the left did absolutly nothing!

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they are good but u excluded the girl were was her close up, eh?

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True ! The girl is disadvantaged !

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Sounds great, but it's sad and wrong the camera person excludes the girl. She deserves some recognition for how well she plays. Let's get into the 21st century already.

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Nice. Get those kids some 000 size guitars! the juggernaut style is too big, probably holds back their playing a little. I'm 6' and I prefer 000.

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if i ever have children i want them to be prodigies like that.

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that was AMAZING. These children are EXTREMELY talented! I hope that they do well in life, which I'm sure they will, but don't get corrupted with what America 's celebrities have become.

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the jit in the middle is the coolest guitar player alive!!!

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WOW! First time I've felt compelled to comment twice on a video, but it's also the first time I've spent an hour watching the same one.

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Markusdiaz : I hear German: The girl: Er war zu schnell (He was too fast) and than the boy (du warst... zu schnell) you was too fast. Shalom

(response) Markusdiaz, hmm. have you taken your meds today?

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horrible melody and bad players.. in about 7 years, they should be "incredible"

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Wow! So virtuous! If they practice more, how good will they be in a few years?? John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucia, AldiMeola - they may resign!

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I've got a challenge for you, get a few electric guiitars and play Through the Fire and Flames by DragonForce.

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Where Are The Bigtime Promoters????? These Prodigies Should Be Making Some Loot... I Am A Musician Myself Must Say I Am Very Proud Of These Kids. You Can Obviously See Their Concentration. You Three Deserve To Be On Stage Somewhere BIG...

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hi paul uk. well i have never seen such young pickers so good it was fantastic just fantastic i saved this to my favourites. how can they playlike that so young thinking of buying cet atkins pay cd it can only improve god bless them and you all please forgive any spelling mistakes. i have had a few drinks of hard dry cider, organic of course its good for you in moderation of course. i will still need another drink to watch them again. bless you all paul - uk

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I'll teach my kids to play too. Great idea. Its just hard, u cant force them coz they ll smash the guitar on your head when they turn 18 if they dont like it or so.

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Oh...my...I wish I would have gotten a guitar instead of a pony when I was younger. Still wouldn't have been this good but at least I wouldn't have fallen off that pony. These musicians are so talented.

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Wow. I never wanted kids til now.

 

Updated July 17, 2008