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This 11-Year-Old Guitar Prodigy Blew
Our Minds on ´Fox and Friends´

Fox News, by Fox News Insider

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/17/2014 4:19:35 PM

An 11-year-old guitar prodigy from Nebraska stopped by Fox and Friends this morning to do some live shredding in the studio. The world found about Aidan Fisher´s amazing talents after he was invited up on stage at a Steel Panther concert in Kansas City. The band´s guitarist, Satchel, actually met Fisher and his dad at a hotel before the show. Fisher had already planned to go to the concert with a sign challenging Satchel to an on-stage solo duel. What the kid did next amazed the band and the crowd as Fisher did a pretty spot-on Eddie Van Halen impression,

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I know zero about heavy metal, being several generations too old. Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass are more to my taste. But take a look at this kid. The full stage performance with Steel Panther is at the end of the article.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 1/17/2014 4:25:59 PM     (No. 9696068)

I caught it this morning. He did Van Halen´s Eruption (the riff before they start You Really Got Me) and he sounded just like Eddie. Blew me away too.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fayebeck, 1/17/2014 4:29:41 PM     (No. 9696073)

Think I´ll stick with Chet Atkins and Mother Maybelle Carter.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pinchem, 1/17/2014 4:52:58 PM     (No. 9696088)

I´m with #2. I loved being a DJ with the Country Music of those days. Country Music today is not Country Music. It´s new name is Countrypolitan.

It was also funny because the music industry didn´t know how to classify Elvis and the Everly Brothers so they claimed they were Country and Western. Why? Because they used guitars. Finally when Rock and Roll came along they were then moved to that catagory.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 1/17/2014 5:02:00 PM     (No. 9696097)

Call me the odd man out here. First off, the bit with he was going to go to the concert with a sign challenging their guitarist to solo duel.

Sounds like a smart-*** little jerk to me.

I could care less how good he can "shred". Would love to see the little darling´s report card.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: franq, 1/17/2014 5:02:28 PM     (No. 9696098)

Plays well for a 2nd year student! Mercy!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/17/2014 5:06:43 PM     (No. 9696105)

Wow! Amazing talent. I wonder how much he practices every day. Or if he´s just naturally that good.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mikkins2, 1/17/2014 5:14:21 PM     (No. 9696117)

A heavier version of a young Bonamassa. That ain´t all that bad.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: horacer, 1/17/2014 5:14:48 PM     (No. 9696120)

I don´t think this kid needs to worry about school or grades.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Clinger, 1/17/2014 5:26:10 PM     (No. 9696129)

Kind of like when Clapton thought it was a good idea to let Hendrix come on stage, oops.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: WilliamTell, 1/17/2014 5:37:51 PM     (No. 9696134)

I´m more the Les Paul, Mary Ford type myself. Just me but - it´s really not music IMHO.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Manitouman, 1/17/2014 5:38:17 PM     (No. 9696135)

#4
My thirteen year old son plays music - not the guitar though - the violin. Music playing is a proven brain builder.

If this little guitar player has achieved the level he has it is not a negative to want to test himself against professionals. That took guts.

My son, too, is the odd man out. He goes to college two days a week ...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 1/17/2014 5:48:31 PM     (No. 9696142)

Like it or not, it still takes talent to do that. This kids got talent, guts, and a Dad. Gonna go way far.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 1/17/2014 5:48:44 PM     (No. 9696143)

Talented yes, but it´s too much tuneless noise for a John Prine fan.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Harleynyc, 1/17/2014 5:53:39 PM     (No. 9696148)

Not really good. Very sloppy. There´s tons of kids doing that.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Safari Man, 1/17/2014 5:57:41 PM     (No. 9696151)

I liked it a lot. There were a few flaws. He´s 11 years old and he had three people staring him down and you know how Fox likes to cut people off so they can listen to themselves talk. I don´t think there´s tons of kids doing this. A small handful.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: Hazymac, 1/17/2014 6:14:56 PM     (No. 9696168)

The kid has promise, and is well on the way to a productive career.

My colleagues on this site will know that music of all genres is a passion (in full purple!) of mine. Many years ago a dear friend, José from the Spanish Mediterranean city of Malaga introduced me to the flamenco guitar of Paco de Lucia. His "Entre Dos Aguas" has to be heard to be believed. When I asked José how anyone could play this way, he replied, "You must give your life." That´s all I will say. Here´s the link. Decide for yourself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o8vszqVL2U

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Reply 17 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/17/2014 6:24:48 PM     (No. 9696186)

This young man`s guitar skills are not uncommon. You can find scores of young teenagers on YouTube who can play EVH note for note.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 1/17/2014 6:41:14 PM     (No. 9696213)

Wow the kid´s got fantastic talent and he seemed well spoken with good manners!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/17/2014 7:03:26 PM     (No. 9696234)

I agree with #17. My #1 son started out as a guitar major under a very good visiting prof at UCLA, and is a good player to this day. However, he noticed that there were a lot of very good pickers hanging around LA not drawing a paycheck. My kid switched to electronic engineering and hasn´t missed a payday since.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Britvah1, 1/17/2014 7:53:42 PM     (No. 9696290)

Re #11. If Bruce Springstien and Cheryl Crow have been building their brains all this time I hate to think what they started out with.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Dave292, 1/17/2014 10:13:31 PM     (No. 9696395)

Shredding notes is not, in and of itself, much in the way of music. And playing something that someone else wrote is lame too - for me. If the kid can compose something compelling, and play with a little soul, that would be worthwhile. As to the Fox folks and others being blown away by this, you have to realize that playing guitar, or piano, and developing that manual dexterity is no different than typing - and plenty of kids type very well - it´s just where you apply yourself. I play piano and bit of guitar myself... this just doesn´t impress me... he has a good platform for trying to develop his own stuff, and he needs to know how to weave a little more taste into his playing. Speaking of Hendrix, he knew when to stretch a note, do a slow bend, and drop in the quick riff - but he never sat there shredding - to me, that sounds like masturbatory crap.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/17/2014 11:47:10 PM     (No. 9696456)

Sorry, not impressed. There are probably kids across the country willing to take him on.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: toddh, 1/17/2014 11:58:08 PM     (No. 9696464)

Speed is life. Pound for pound, this kid´s faster than Yngwie.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 1/18/2014 12:46:11 AM     (No. 9696494)

I totally defer to #21. He obviously knows of where he speaks.
But 11? I remember an interview with EVH about when he practiced for hours alone because his big brother didn´t want to babysit him. When he was 14.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: annie xango, 1/18/2014 1:47:22 AM     (No. 9696514)

Seems like a nice guy kid, too. as for guitarists..I love James Burton...

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