Tag: music

Aug 14, 2014

Guy Plays Fur Elise in Various Styles While Waiting in Prague Airport

Guy Plays Fur Elise in Various Styles While Waiting in Prague Airport

While waiting for his flight at Prague Airport in the Czech Republic, piano player and musician Maan Hamadeh sat down at a public piano and played Beethoven’s famous Für Elise for an unsuspecting crowd in various styles and renditions. The unexpected performance was a treat for other passengers, I can’t think of a better…

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Aug 8, 2014

This is What a 3D Printed Saxophone Sounds Like

This is What a 3D Printed Saxophone Sounds Like

Olaf Diegel previews his incredible 3D printed alto sax design. The sax has 41 components excluding all the springs and screws. It is printed in nylon on a SLS machine and weighs less than a quarter of a real sax (575 grams vs 2.5 kg. A couple of the notes are slightly out of…

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Aug 5, 2014

Farmer Serenades Cattle with Trombone Rendition of Lorde’s Royals

Farmer Serenades Cattle with Trombone Rendition of Lorde’s Royals

The title says it all!

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Jul 25, 2014

How Playing an Instrument Creates Fireworks in Your Brain

How Playing an Instrument Creates Fireworks in Your Brain

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive…

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Jun 22, 2014

A Master Cellist and Street Dance Legend Get Together and Make Something Beautiful

A Master Cellist and Street Dance Legend Get Together and Make Something Beautiful

An incredible collaboration between master cellist Yo-Yo Ma and street dance legend Lil Buck. The performance, entitled The Dying Swan, was recorded by director Spike Jonze on his cell phone Yo-Yo Ma (born October 7, 1955) was a child prodigy and was performing by age five. The artist has recorded 75 albums, won 15…

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Jun 17, 2014

OK Go’s Newest Video is 4 Minutes of Non-Stop Optical Illusions

OK Go’s Newest Video is 4 Minutes of Non-Stop Optical Illusions

OK Go’s newest song/video The Writing’s On the Wall, is 4 minutes of non-stop optical illusions. This catchy compendium of visual trickery will leave you convinced that your eyes can (and will) play tricks on you. The ambitious video took nearly three weeks to assemble and over 50 takes to nail. The single is…

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Jun 16, 2014

Rescued Elephant Falls Asleep to the Soothing Sounds of a Lullaby

Rescued Elephant Falls Asleep to the Soothing Sounds of a Lullaby

Located just outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand, the Elephant Nature Park provides a safe home for rescued elephants. The foundation’s primary objectives are to: increase awareness about the plight of the endangered Asian elephant, educate locals on humane treatment of their elephants, and to provide a sanctuary for rescued and domesticated elephants. In this…

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