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This guy is a real inspirationOne handed guitarist John Denner

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#1 Grandpa FrankyZ

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:16 AM

Whilst sifting through the mountains of crap guitar lessons on You tube, i came across this guy, John Denner. Even though he was born with only one hand he has still become an accomplished guitarist. Now the reason i bring this to everyone's attention is for me, i have been struggling on a particular song for the last few days, and have been seemingly getting nowhere, and on the point of giving up and moving onto something else. But this guy has just inspired me to persevere to the end, and so i shall.......... I think watching him play, and talk, and his whole attitude to his disability is inspiring. If you feel you cannot move on and upwards with your playing, just take a gander at this guy, and check out some of his other videos.

Footnote. I know there is a sticky for youtube videos, but i think it deserved a thread of it`s own. And sorry if it`s been done before. biggrin.gif


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Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:40 AM

Damn, he's better than me.

Thanks for the video, it was very inspiring. I was depressed today cos i ######ed up on my jury; this video makes wanna pick up the axe again.

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:01 AM


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#4 kg815

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 05:48 PM

am I a bad person for chuckling during the first few seconds of that vid?

dude's got mad skills though. very impressive

#5 Matt B

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:11 PM

Wow... that's all I can say to that.

#6 SmashySmashy

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 07:51 PM

Holy crap that was really impressive

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:46 PM

oh yea the boy CAN play...
talk about determination,

wtf is that noise?


#8 Dave C

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 11:01 PM

I'm ashamed at the level of my picking technique now. I shall practice.

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 03:27 AM

Wow. very impressive. i think the whole speed picking thing sort of works in his favour. i mean most of the movement involved in that style of picking comes from the arm and not the wrist (ok so van halen is an obvious example of keeping it all in the wrist) but i think it's amazing that he has taken it to the level he has...i'd hire the guy for a session...better player then most people out there!

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