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    If you haven't heard of this boy from Taiwan this ought to convince you that its time you did!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9YL...&start_radio=1

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    I've been following Feng for awhile and, yes, he's pretty amazing. If you haven't already seen the video of Feng E playing with Tommy Emmanuel, check it out (see link below). Despite their age difference, it's obvious these two superb musicians really enjoy playing together. It's wonderful to watch.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3k5fC-ra6t8
    KoAloha KCM-00 (koa concert)
    KoAloha Opio KCO-10 (acacia concert)
    Thormahlen Yew-kulele (yew concert)
    Kala KA-SLNG (long neck soprano)
    Flight TUS35 (blue soprano)

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    He posted on Facebook the other day about how his most popular video is from when he was much younger (6?), and he was wondering why.

    On Facebook last night, I posted a comment where someone had mentioned that watching good players makes them die a little on the inside.

    I think that's wrong (and I'm a music teacher, so I'm biased). Many of the pros today (Jake, Taimane, Aldrine, etc.) have been playing since childhood and it's their living, so they better be good...and I wonder if any of them BUT Jake can make a decent living doing what they are doing--the ukulele world just isn't big enough to support artists like pop music.

    On the other hand, child prodigies like Feng E and Evan have a big challenge. As they get older, non-prodigy artists who are musically educated catch up with them--and if they don't branch off into other things (e.g. composition, teaching, etc.) they are often surpassed in skill and musicianship by non-prodigies down the road. Mozart began by playing piano internationally and then composing at age 4, moving to composition and performing (a flip) in his adulthood (dying rather suddenly in his early 30s, which really makes you think).

    So, what's going to be important for Feng E is that he keeps finding ways to develop, or he'll "just" be another adult ukulele performer some day--and that may not pay the bills.

    And I have nothing against Feng E (love him) and I wish him the best...but I hope he's getting the guidance and training to expand his musical universe as the years go on.
    My ukulele blog: http://ukestuff.info

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    Feng E has been busy lately. I couldnt figure out why he changes the tuning on his low G down to F or E. FInally figured out he is using that as a bass note and working with the other three strings. Does he mute the bass string when he is strumming?

    G string tuned down to E, some cool effects




    Partnered with a cool sounding singer. Her accent works well for this song


    Bad guy slowed down for us old folks


    and here is is channel url http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrD_XR5v2OlAC7uAbI-dLwA
    Last edited by Davoravo; 01-15-2020 at 08:25 PM.

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