By Mark Frauenfelder at 9:31 am Fri, Apr 27, 2012
[Video Link] See more videos of Ethan playing piano here.
He makes it look so easy and fun. This is how I wish I could play the piano.
I’d love to see this kid bang out some Jerry Lee Lewis.
Yes! Great idea!
Very cool. I love the effortless achievement of very young, very talented kids.
Which is not to say that Ethan has not practiced, etc. But watching him wander slightly, look around, and otherwise play a Billy Joel song using about 1/3 of his concentration. Very cool.
Is this child a savant?
No, but this child is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPvqARjDBuE
Ethan is indeed autistic, says so in the notes on the videos if you follow the link. The human brain continues to amaze.
what a delightful little critter.
“When I wore a younger man’s clothes…” quoth the 6-year-old in the Superman shirt. Awesome.
“…and the microphone smells a Kool-Aid…” j/k
/applause given, wishing him well
How is that guitar player able to sing without crying?
Accompanied by the reincarnation of Harry Chapin no less.
When I finally get my time machine working, I’ll be taking this video back to show my childhood piano teacher. Fuck technique, lets have some fun.
To think what lays hidden un-accessed in our genes. Wow. Hey! Science! Unravel this mystery and elevate us all.
He is supposedly autistic. Many autistics have a rough shot at life and even though nearly all are very intelligent, people just dont have the ability to understand them, but some very lucky “autistics” get amazing gifts.
HFA or high functioning autism is one of them for only a select few, for instance some suggest Einstein was.
However the ability to advance quickly in small specific areas while having difficulty in others is more widespread amongst the autistic, and autism is more and more common.
goes to show you, best music is music you make with a friend.
Huh [sniff]. I was playing that when I was 5!
I have the 2011 soundboard recording from his kindergarten talent show…
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