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Traditional Japanese instruments playing Michael Jackson songs is pretty cool

The music of Michael Jackson is so popular that it’s pretty much universal and probably timeless and can even transcend instruments. I mean, just watch Yoshimi Tsujimoto play Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal on a shakuhachi (a bamboo flute) with the help of two backup koto instrument players. It’s Michael Jackson…

Watching this pianist play the piano makes it seem like the keys are melting

I always love watching Jason Pelsey play the piano from his perspective. It reminds me of how special music and art can be because even though I too have two arms and ten fingers, I cannot even come close to melting the keys of a piano like he does. It is totally frantic and powerful and it seems like his fingers are…

Seeing a cello get carved from wood and made by hand is so soothing

The cello is a gigantic instrument so it’s really no surprise that it basically takes an entire tree to make. What is impressive about the process of making a cello by hand though is just how long it takes to carve the wood down, to precisely cut out the shape, and to put all the pieces together. With such a big and…

Meet the master saxophone maker who's so good he's considered a magician

There are so many moving parts in a saxophone (like hundreds of ‘em!) and so many holes and so much going on in the instrument that it always needs tinkering and adjustment so it’s no wonder that Steve Goodson, legendary saxophone designer and restorer, is basically considered a magician for what he does. Anthony…

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