Tuesday, September 24, 2019

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Turning An Unwanted Viola into a Tennis Racquet [WHAT]

British violist Graham Oppenheimer steps us through the process of turning an unwanted viola into a tennis racquet ....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmxP3qlWDuU  

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Guinness World Record For the ‘Lowest Female Vocal Note’ [WOW]

Welsh vocalist Helen Leahey's Guinness World Record for the the lowest vocal note ever sung by a female ... Known as 'The Bass Queen', Helen...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | 1989 Miss America – ‘Zigeunerweisen’ [YAAASS]

1989 Ms America pageant winner Grechen Elisabeth Carlson, from Minnesota ... performing Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w19oF6c3kJk GRECHEN ELISABETH CARLSON | SARASATE | ZIGEUNERWEISEN | 1989 MISS...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet the Modulin – The Modular Synthesizer & Violin [HUH]

Meet Swedish folktronica band member Martin Molin and his home-made modulin - the 1/2 modular synthesizer and 1/2 violin ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUdWeBYe3GY&showinfo=0&autohide=1

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Reg Kehoe … and His Marimba Queens [WTF]

Sit back, relax and enjoy ... the bizarre and exuberant showmanship of the 1940s - with Reg Kehoe and his Marimba Queens …   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1tQNqQqIU8&showinfo=0&autohide=1

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Sibelius ‘Finlandia’ (Arr. 4 Electric Toothbrushes) [WTF]

Introducing Sibelius' Finlandia ... performed by 4 electric toothbrushes  ... Produced by a Finnish engineer, calling himself The Device Orchestra, the ensemble focuses primarily on...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ (Arr. 2 Double Basses) [WOAH]

American double bassist Lev Weksler performing Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee' ... arranged for him and himself ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLvC1046t7w LEV WEKSLER | RIMSKY-KORSAKOV | FLIGHT OF THE...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | How to Make an Origami Paper Violin [LEARN]

A step by step instructional video on how to construct a Japanese paper origami violin. Knock yourself out!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enw_r0cOj-s

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ For 4-Part Violin [MUST-WATCH]

Chinese violin virtuoso Li Chuan Yun performing the United States' Star-Spangled Banner in 4 part harmony - at once ... on a single violin ....   https://youtu.be/hlIeAP51jOE?t=7 LI CHUAN...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ’21 Excuses For Not Practicing’ [YAAAS]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin present …. '21 excuses for not practicing' ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqC4qJJdjQc  

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Finding Time to Practise And Workout Everyday … [WHAT]

Polish flautist Krzysztof Kaczka shows us there are no excuses for not practising and working out everyday ...  

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Aerial Acrobatic Violinist … Janice Martin [WHAT]

Self described as 'The World's Only Aerial Violinist', Juilliard School-graduate Janice Martin performing Vivaldi's Summer upside down ... inside out ... and back-to-front ...   https://youtu.be/HGggxiHK8Gg?t=6   JANICE MARTIN...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Vivaldi Concerto – On The World’s Smallest Violin [HUH]

Venezuelan violinist Baltazar Monaca performing Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in A Minor ... on the world's smallest violin ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GVjcsHKKKc  

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Bach ‘Fugue’ – Arranged For Beer Bottles [HUH]

Seattle-based street musician, Mitso Floor performing Bach's Fugue ... on beer bottles ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNqds1vHZ34

WACKY WEDNESDAY | American Vaudeville Violinist Wilbur Francis Hall [WHAT]

American vaudeville violinist Wilbur Francis Hall's frantically athletic rendition of Pop Goes the Weasel ... Taken from the 1930 classic film: The King of Jazz.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meuNWgl2ko8 WILBUR HALL...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Pat Ernst … The Skiing Violinist [BRRRRR]

Violinist Pat Ernst, from the band The Whiskeydicks, warming up on his way to work at Whistler's Dubh Linn Gate Irish pub ...   https://youtu.be/IFslN5fbOSI    

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – $1000 Violin vs $10,000,000 Violin [ULTIMATE TEST]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin and VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng undertake the ultimate challenge, to find out …. "What’s better, a $1000 violinist...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Lord of the Rings’ … Arranged for 13 Cellos [WHAT]

Internet sensation Cellofrag performing ‘Song of Durin’ from composer Clamavi De Profundis' 'Lord of the Rings' movie soundtrack ... self-arranged and performed for 13...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Gangnam Style – Stravinsky ‘Rite of Spring’ [ROFL]

South Korean internet sensation, singer and rapper Psy presents Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring ... Gangnam style ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJaqwCP4Hy0  

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Ravel’s ‘Bolero’ … For Double Bass and Vocals [ROFL]

Meet Baltimore Symphony bassist Jonathan Jensen … and his own unique double bass version of Ravel’s Bolero …. with added lyrics … "Though I've probably played...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Olga … The Double Bass Foot Juggler [WHAT]

Meet Olga Gayeva … the double bass foot juggler … Performed live for Russian-TV’s Minute of Fame talent quest.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEMozOJb_cA

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Sir Andrew Davis – Toronto Symphony Birthday Surprise [2018]

Toronto Symphony Orchestra's Conductor Laureate, Sir Andrew Davis leading a performance of Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries' ... or so he thought ... Recorded live the 2nd...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Renaud Capuçon – Saudi Arabian Archaeological Excavation Site [2018]

French violinist Renaud Capuçon performing Gluck's Melodie ... live, outdoors at the Jabal Ikmah archaeological excavation site in north-east Saudi Arabia ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc3jE6kCZIA RENAUD CUPUÇON | GLUCK | MELODIE | JABAL...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Hilary Hahn – TwoSet Violin ‘Ling Ling’ Workout [WHAT]

Violinist Hilary Hahn takes the infamous TwoSet Violin ‘Ling Ling’ workout … Including Mendelssohn Concerto at the nut of the bow, Mozart’s A Major...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen – ‘The Hanukkah Carol’ [LOL]

Metropolitan Opera rising star, countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen presents a new take on a very traditional holiday … Written by and featuring accordionist Ronn...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Schulhoff String Quartet With Guest Pole Dancer [WHAT]

The Dutch based Alma String Quartet performing Erwin Schulhoff’s String Quartet No. 1 … with special guest ... Recorded live on the 18th of November,...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | VC Young Artist Kerson Leong – Leclair Sonata for 2 Violins … With Himself [WHAT]

VC Young Artist Kerson Leong performing Jean-Marie Leclair's Sonata No. 5 for 2 violins ... with himself. "I came across an alleged Chopin quote that...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ‘Animal Charades … For Violin’ [WHAT]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin present animal charades ... for violin ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fcBMsmWYGY  

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Bartok’s ‘Concerto for Orchestra’ … In Full 360 Degrees [SCROLL]

Conductor Rafael Payare and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra ... streamed in full 360° degrees ....  Scroll left ... Scroll right ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=239&v=_axwqxJugP8

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet the Baby Mouse Violin Virtuoso [LOL]

Introducing, Rattle ... the baby mouse violinist ... performing the Prelude from Bach's E Major Solo Partita ...  

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Flintstones Theme’ (Arr. for 52 Double Basses) [WHAT]

The 52 double bass ensemble ... performing the theme from the Hanna-Barbera classic American animated sitcom, The Flintstones ... Recorded this week at the Make Music...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | VC Artist Pablo Ferrández – Strad Cello Vs Guarneri [$$$]

VC Artist Pablo Ferrández puts the 1696 Lord Aylesford Stradivarius cello to test ... up against the 1694 Joseph Filius Guarnerius .... Instruments courtesy of the Nippon Music Foundation...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Cyclist & Violinist Martha Gill – Two Birds … One Stone [SAY-WHAT]

18-year-old pro cyclist and violinist Martha Gill ... killing two birds with one stone ...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ’10 Different Types of Music Teachers’ [TRUTH]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin talk us through the 10 different types of music teachers ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSn-rvtfNAw

WACKY WEDNESDAY | American Cellist Warren Oja … and His New Stand Partner [CUTE]

American cellist Warren Oja performing Bach's 1st Cello Suite ... with the help of his new stand partner ... "This is what she gets for...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Cellist Ida Riegels – Unique ‘Horse Riding School Concert’ [NEIGH]

Danish cellist Ida Riegels performing this month ... at a very unique concert hosted by the Swiss Eschbach Horsemanship Riding School ... Ida is currently...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘9 Common Animal Sounds For Your Violin …’ [SAY-WHAT]

Youtube sensation Sebastiaan Kulwanowski demonstrates 9 common animal sounds for your violin .... moooo .....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zLzYiw1wdQ

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Stravinsky Violin Concerto’ … The Ballet [HUH]

Legendary Russian choreographer George Balanchine's exquisite original 1941 ballet choreography ... danced to the music of Stravinsky's Violin Concerto ... Broadcasted in 1978 - as...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Rossini ‘La Gazza Ladra’ Overture Like Never Seen Before [LOL]

Turkish "conductor" Efdal Altun "leads" the Istanbul State Symphony in a 21st Century performance of Rossini's Overture to La Gazza Ladra ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf_r3gzsSjM&feature=youtu.be EFDAL ALTUN | ROSSINI |...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Revolutionary Way to Conquer the Brahms Violin Concerto [WOW]

Former Vienna Volksopera Concertmaster, Austrian violinist Sebastian Gurtler’s revolutionary new technique for conquering Brahms Violin Concerto …   https://youtu.be/uro6H_CvZec

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Nuno Santos – World’s First Water-Skiing Violinist [WTF]

Portuguese water-sports enthusiast and violinist Nuno Santos tests the age-old question: ‘Can one really water ski and play the violin at the same time?’ Apparently...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Bach Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major … on a Glass Cello [WHOA]

Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Bob Cafaro performing the Courante from Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major ... on a glass cello .... Glass instrument made...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Melodica Men … Rossini’s ‘William Tell Overture’ [YASSS]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present  ... Rossini's William Tell Overture ... arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSLEZU3o9jI JOE BUONO & TRISTAN CLARKE | MELODICA...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ‘9 Moves to Look Like a World-Class Soloist’ [TRUTH]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin show us the nine essential on-stage moves to look like a world-class instrumental soloist ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOkchiAUO3U

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Melodica Men … Eric Whitacre’s ‘Sleep’ [AHH…]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present Eric Whitacre's song, Sleep ... arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIOGOOEDRg0 JOE BUONO & TRISTAN CLARKE | MELODICA...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | VC Young Artist Kerson Leong – ‘Prokofiev Violin Concerto in G Minor for TWO VIOLINS’ [WHAT]

Canadian VC Young Artist Kerson Leong rehearsing Prokofiev's Violin Concerto in G Minor ... overlaid for TWO VIOLINS ... "Was having some fun in rehearsal...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Pizzicato Madness by Violinist Dmitry Rotkin [WHOA]

Russian violinist Dmitry Rotkin performing his original composition - the spirited, fast fingered ‘Mad Fingers Pizzicato’ ... as captured on a GoPro camera ... https://youtu.be/8yf31HO8PnI?t=4s DMITRY ROTKIN...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Melodica Men … ‘Olympic Fanfare & Theme’ [GO FOR GOLD]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present John Williams' 'Olympic Fanfare and Theme' ... arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwChbcL9UTc JOE BUONO & TRISTAN...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | VC Young Artist Kerson Leong – ‘Bartok Duets’ … with Himself [TWINNING]

Canadian VC Young Artist Kerson Leong ... performing Bartok's 'Ruthenian Kolomeika for Two Violins' .... with .... himself ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1pWdqanQy8 VC YOUNG ARTIST KERSON LEONG (2X) |...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Melodica Men … Wagner’s ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ [WHOA]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries' ... arranged for four mouth-blown melodicas ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGmwXi4TL3Y JOE BUONO & TRISTAN CLARKE...

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