Now I feel worse for Fitzpatrick.
From the description
"This song was specifically composed to torture pianists, which I could have guessed after playing through the game. The reason is the middle part, which lacks any distinct melody, chord progression or rhythm (or maybe I just can’t see them). There’s not a single repitition in that part, which makes it a sheer test of your will to get through. Took me about a year."
"This is the 13th take”
Looking for a challenge? Try singing Gee in your most manliest voice possible.
this is a religious experience.
- Leonardo Da Vinci’s wacky piano is heard for the first time, after 500 years:
A bizarre instrument combining a piano and cello has finally been played to an audience more than 500 years after it was dreamt up Leonardo da Vinci.
Da Vinci, the Italian Renaissance genius who painted the Mona Lisa, invented the ‘‘viola organista’’ - which looks like a baby grand piano – but never built it, experts say.
The viola organista has now come to life, thanks to a Polish concert pianist with a flair for instrument-making and the patience and passion to interpret da Vinci’s plans.
Full of steel strings and spinning wheels, Slawomir Zubrzycki’s creation is a musical and mechanical work of art.
‘‘This instrument has the characteristics of three we know: the harpsichord, the organ and the viola da gamba,’’ Zubrzycki said as he debuted the instrument at the Academy of Music in the southern Polish city of Krakow.
The instrument’s exterior is painted in a rich midnight blue, adorned with golden swirls painted on the side. The inside of its lid is a deep raspberry inscribed with a Latin quote in gold leaf by 12th-century German nun, mystic and philosopher, Saint Hildegard.
‘‘Holy prophets and scholars immersed in the sea of arts both human and divine, dreamt up a multitude of instruments to delight the soul,’’ it says.
The flat bed of its interior is lined with golden spruce. Sixty-one gleaming steel strings run across it, similar to the inside of a baby grand.
Each is connected to the keyboard, complete with smaller black keys for sharp and flat notes. But unlike a piano, it has no hammered dulcimers. Instead, there are four spinning wheels wrapped in horse-tail hair, like violin bows.
To turn them, Zubrzycki pumps a pedal below the keyboard connected to a crankshaft. As he tinkles the keys, they press the strings down onto the wheels, emitting rich, sonorous tones reminiscent of a cello, an organ and even an accordion.
The effect is a sound that da Vinci dreamt of, but never heard; there are no historical records suggesting he or anyone else of his time built the instrument he designed.
A sketch and notes in da Vinci’s characteristic inverted script is found in his Codex Atlanticus, a 12-volume collection of his manuscripts and designs for everything from weaponry to flight.
‘‘I have no idea what Leonardo da Vinci might think of the instrument I’ve made, but I’d hope he’d be pleased,’’ said Zubrzycki, who spend three years and 5000 hours bringing da Vinci’s creation to life.
THIS VIDEO WAS SO SATISFYING
This gives me life
How music changed from 2000-2013.
i feel so fucking old right now…
Anyone else notice how more songs were in a minor key at the beginning of the video?
Rumour Has It/Someone Like You
What you get when you watch this video:
- The catchiness of Blurred Lines while maintaining your self-respect
- An education!
I love this video because
a) it takes the catchy tune of a disgrace of a song and turns it into something glorious
b) includes the line “Get out of the gene pool” and any song with that line deserves everything
we should make this more popular than blurred lines
I can’t believe I put off watching this, because it was figuratively fantastic.
I think “literally fantastic” would work here
first i was like huh what willow smith
then i was like hUH WHAT WILLOW sMITH?!?!?!??
This my fucking life. Literally. I sing this all the time.
The Darkness- I Believe In a Thing Called Love
touching you, while you’re touching MEEEEE~*
Florence and the Machine - Stay With Me (Sam Smith cover)
[live @ Orange Warsaw Festival 06.14.2014] HQ
This is your life there’s no way to run from it
The doubt in your brain or the pain in your stomach
I only have but one complaint at the moment
Don’t paint me black when I used to be golden
i feel it in my bones, i’m on F I R E
hit the reblog so fast i think i broke my mouse
holY F U cKKKKkKKKkkkkkKKKKK
HOLY FUCK THIS KNOCKED MY SIDEWAYS
Park that car, drop that phone,
Sleep on the floor, dream about me
Pirates of the Caribbean/Skyrim Mashup by flipboit4midles.
(Bask in the awesomeness of this.)
i literally threw my computer across the loveseat when i heard this. its so epicly beautiful.
Excuse me, I have to go embark on a quest. I don’t know to what end but I have a ferocious need to be a badass.
HOLY DANG I KNOW WHAT I’M PLAYING AT WORK ALL DAY.
my body wasn’t ready