Thread: Ryuga Uchida
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:32 AM
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Default Re: Ryuga Uchida

This is the latest video of this drumming god, at now age 12!!!

He's now throwing in 32nd notes with his heel on clave pedal 1, playing 16ths with his toe on clave pedal 2. Then he does some clave with his right foot that is barely visible in the video, and plays that clave with a pattern with his left. So it looks like he probably learned the clave pattern between both feet, then got it down good enough to improvise over it with his hands.

It's like watching the duracell bunny. It's ... it's pure power and... and of course it's amazing for a 12 yr old, but.... this isn't impossible stuff. It's a kid with no other responsibilities but to play fulltime everyday. He doesn't go to school I bet.

Not to mention someone is probably training him, and training him with all the right tools. I wouldn't doubt if he can read, and that the trainer is using sophisticated software to transcribe drum parts. Nothing like learning from the masters when you don't have to take the time to transcribe by ear.


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