Hi Manny, I posted this on your forum because I would like your opinion on what I am about to post. I have been playing along with the Vizzutti meets Arban cd and song book of course not even close as him but close enough to have fun with it...and continue my practicing... oh by the way Brigitte had her first playing test in school the other day and she feels really good about her playing (40 possible points.) I will let you know how she did. Ok back to Vizzutti, I am listening to this track called Do you see the Gittering Snow? and Allen is unbelieveable and a beautiful player...but it sounds mechanical with no feeling...almost like yhea I can do it but I am not going to put my heart and soul into it...almost like he is so good it is artificial. When we came over to your place and heard you play I heard feeling, dedication, and love for what you do.....nothing against Vizzutti (dont even mention him and me in the same sentence) but listening to you (live of course) and Vizzutti (recorded) you hit a nerve with your playing. Why is that...is it because I have seen and heard you play up close and personal? or because I have never seen Vizzutti up close and personal. oh by the way Merry Christmas and all the best to you and your Family.