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Hey guys, just bored and thinking about what prodigies has there been in the music world that have made it big. The only ones I can come up with is Mozart and Hendrix. I thought about a few others but I realized that they had to put a lot of effort to get where they are as opposed to how a prodigy would come about it.

So, who are some other prodigies?
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Prodigy? Doesn't that mean a child with great talent?

Hendrix wasn't a prodigy, per se, as he only started to play guitar when he was something like 15 years old.


They don't necessarily have to be really young. I get what you're saying but I included him as one because he picked it up and he just kinda figured it out at a fast rate and such.
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Prodigies are a tricky thing to define. Mozart and Michael Jackson, for instance, were both massively pushed by their fathers; so it's possible that they wouldn't have been such great musicians without that instruction/force.
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They don't necessarily have to be really young. I get what you're saying but I included him as one because he picked it up and he just kinda figured it out at a fast rate and such.

He was 24 when Are You Experienced? came out.
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Didn't Jordan Rudess get into music school at age nine or something?
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And his brother Schindler.

Um in terms of modern day prodigies, possibly Christina Aguilera? Seriously. She started from a very young age, entering talent competitions before she was even 10 and winning them to boot, and was on that Disney tv show and because a millionaire when she was only about 18 or so.
That and she's one of the few pop singers that can actually:
1) sing well
2) sing live

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I guess in the rap world you have guys like Dizzee Rascal that made their best albums at 18.


What about Lil' Bow Wow (or whatever the fuck he goes by now, big balls dog or whatever)? I mean, I never liked him but didn't he become a selling rapper before he was even ten?
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Joe Bonamassa , I think was a prodigy. Wasn't he playing on-stage with BB King at some ridiculously early age?

Also, Jonny Lang and Stevie Wonder.
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I guess in the rap world you have guys like Dizzee Rascal that made their best albums at 18.




being able to rap is NOT musical talent
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music is made up of pitch and rthym...you need to be able to manipulate BOTH to be a musician
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music is made up of pitch and rthym...you need to be able to manipulate BOTH to be a musician


Well, the picture was meant as a joke and as an actual question. =P
However, part of a rapper's flow includes pitch as well as rhythm, see Public Enemy and Wu-Tang Clan.
=P With that being said I don't really agree with that statement.
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music is made up of pitch and rthym...you need to be able to manipulate BOTH to be a musician

So what sound can you make that has a rhythm but no pitch?
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music is made up of pitch and rthym...you need to be able to manipulate BOTH to be a musician


Since when does the stuff that you pull out of your ass constitute as a legitimate definition of anything?

A lot of music (for example, Gregorian chant) is made without "rthym". And anything made up of percussion doesn't really deal with pitch. (Not technically, anyway.)

I think it's time to go back to your cave.
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Wrong.


then what is it made up of? if you think im wrong then correct me
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Mozart
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Wasn't Jason Becker kinda a prodigy?
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then what is it made up of? if you think im wrong then correct me


Music is a subjective word used to describe the arrangement of sound to constitute "art." Humans have tacked on all these other "rules" and definitions (such as the one you posted a minute ago) because we seem to have an innate desire to be in complete control of everything. It's not black and white, sorry.
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Taylor Swift had was a professional songwriter at EMI when she was like, 13 I think. If that's not a prodigy then I don't know what is.
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