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TEDxRedmond - Roberto Granados - 3 Pieces on Guitar

Over the years, many young people have felt tugged to guitar--whether for its "cool" status, or for idolizing famous musicians. How many continue the instrument can be another story. Roberto Granados is an example in dedication to an instrument. His initial inspiration for playing the guitar came from watching his uncle play guitar and listening to Jimi Hendrix. The four-year-old would spend hours strumming his guitar while listening and singing along. At 6, he began seriously studying guitar, and today has a broad repertoire of not only classical and flamenco works but also the music of greats like Dylan, Hendrix, and Lennon. Roberto's skill has earned kudos from music lovers and politicians alike--in 2009, he was invited to perform at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser (Organizing For America) attended by President Barack Obama. That same year, he also represented "From the Top at Carnegie Hall" at the 36th annual Emmy Awards. The self-taught entomologist, magician, poet, amateur plant botanist, and (of course) guitarist is obviously going places in every sense of the word.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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