(U2) With or Without You – Sungha Jung

I met Shalabh at barcampSG 3. Came across this video at his blog post:

If you liked that one (I’d be surprised if you didn’t), more YouTube videos can be found here (put up by Sungha’s father).

From Sungha:

Hi, I’m Sungha Jung from South Korea. My dream is to become a professional acoustic fingerstyle guitarist.

I had been watching my dad play the guitar for awhile before I finally jumped on it myself three years ago. I just turned twelve in September, 2008.

Currently, I am taking drum lessons and teaching myself fingerstyle guitar.

I used to not have tabs for the music that I played in my videos. I just listen and pick them up directly from the sound source in videos available on the internet. However, recently, I have started playing with original tabs whenever they are available to me by courtesy of the authors.

My old guitar is custom made by Selma to fit my body size, and on it, Thomas Leeb wrote "Keep on grooving to my friend." As of Jan. 1st, 2009 Lakewood acts as sponsor for my guitar officially.

I’m very grateful to those prominent guitarists who have had a great influence on my guitar playing. I’ll continue to study them and learn more about interpretation of music and various playing techniques.

My daily practice routine lasts for one to two hours when school is open, but I play up to three hours a day during the school breaks.

It usually takes me two to three days to practice and videotape a new piece but sometimes up to a week for more difficult ones.

Last, but certainly not least, I can’t thank Ulli Bögershausen enough for being my musical inspiration.

Super-talented kid. His parents must be extremely proud of him.

Sungha’s MySpace page is at www.myspace.com/jungsungha

~ Ivan

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One thought on “(U2) With or Without You – Sungha Jung

  1. this boy is awesome! he is gifted and he uses his gifts well. what’s more important is that he loves what he is doing. he feels his music in his heart and expresses it through his guitar-playing. he shows his soul in the melody of his guitar. i love watching and listening to him. keep on playing buddy

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