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Admiral  
1 Mar 2011 17:31 | Quote
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I recently stumbled upon this guy, and he is an autist, with a special musical ability. For those of you who haven't heard of autism, it is a disability which affects a few areas, for example your ability for emotion, or to take up information. However, some people with autism have a special ability. Some are incredible human calculators, others are musical geniuses. This man is called Derek Paravicini, and he is an amazing Piano Player.



Skip to 3:00 in the video and the best part starts at about 4:10. This guy is incredible. You have to watch it. The first time I saw this I couldnt believe my eyes. When he starts arpeggiating the notes with the orchestra I nearly fell of my chair.

He also does some Jazz improvisation which is also very nice. Search for him and Jools Holland, they did a nice ensemble. Normally they say you arent able to compose when you are an autist, but he is.
Admiral  
1 Mar 2011 17:45 | Quote
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And here, 7:35 is very impressive! Unbelievable, and he seems like such a nice person.

BodomBeachTerror  
1 Mar 2011 18:14 | Quote
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Holy crap, That is incredible.. I often wonder what it would be like to be blind

I just wish my internet would load more than a few seconds per minute!!
luthier  
1 Mar 2011 19:40 | Quote
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My gosh dude!!
macandkanga  
1 Mar 2011 22:38 | Quote
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I saw this guy on tv not to long ago. He's what's called a savant. He can remember any melody he's ever heard!
BodomBeachTerror  
1 Mar 2011 22:42 | Quote
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macandkanga says:
He can remember any melody he's ever heard!


He can also play something immediately after hearing it for the first time! (see part 1 of the above documentary)
Phip  
1 Mar 2011 22:51 | Quote
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I had to smile as I watched this. What an amazing individual. Someone who you might think is your intellectual inferior can do something that you and I will most likely never achieve. It's astounding.
I applaud Derek.
I wouldn't change places with him but I envy him at the same time.
Phip

Admiral  
2 Mar 2011 04:55 | Quote
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Phip says:
I had to smile as I watched this. What an amazing individual. Someone who you might think is your intellectual inferior can do something that you and I will most likely never achieve. It's astounding.


I think that describes it pretty well. I wonder how he feels inside, how he "hears" or "feels" the notes. It must be like sparkling colours lighting up inside his head.

He is also a great improviser: At about 6:20 he starts.

macandkanga  
2 Mar 2011 10:53 | Quote
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There's another guy, savant, that can recite Pi up to 25,000 decimal places. It took him hours to do and he stopped just because he was tired. He see's numbers as a picture.


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