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When the Piano Plays You

When the Piano Plays You

The Flight of the Bumblebee is one of the most notoriously fast pieces of music you can play. Despite performing just a 1-minute excerpt of the classic, Vinheteiro spent 36 hours editing this video to make it look like his keyboard is doing all of the work, and his finger is standing still.

Sweet Home Alabama Piano Cover

Sweet Home Alabama Piano Cover

The 1974 Lynyrd Skynrd track Sweet Home Alabama is a southern rock classic. Pianist Alexandra Kuznetsova aka Gamazda may hail from halfway around the globe, but her energetic piano cover of the track and down-home setting seems like she could be performing in a Birmingham backyard.

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Ragtime Radiohead

Ragtime Radiohead

Musician Scott Bradlee has proven that just about anything can be a Ragtime song with the proper arrangement. His 1920s cover version of Radiohead’s 1997 classic Paranoid Android sounds fantastic, and we can totally imagine it being played in the speakeasy in Westworld’s Golden Age.

Everlong in the Mall

Everlong in the Mall

Whenever we go to a mall, the music they’re playing is some kind of canned garbage designed to make you spend more money. But these shoppers were treated to something way better – pianist Glaucio Cristelo, who played an epic cover of Foo Fighters’ Everlong. His channel is filled with many more great performances.

Funky Geezer Warms Up His Fingers

Funky Geezer Warms Up His Fingers

Musician Woody Williams aka Funky Geezer shows us how he warms up his stiff fingers on the piano before a performance by stretching them out and letting them fly across the keyboard. Be sure to poke around his TikTok channel for gems like Ain’t No Sunshine and Because I Got High, and the always popular Oh No!

Saloon Music Medley

Saloon Music Medley

Pianist Vinheteiro demonstrates just how important it is to play music on period-correct instruments. Listen, and you’ll be transported to an old-timey saloon with this medley of Scott Joplin ragtime tunes, performed on a Barthol & Berlin upright piano that dates back to 1915.

Crazy Fast Piano Player

Crazy Fast Piano Player

Musician Lorenzo Vaccaro is very good at playing the piano. In this TikTok clip he shows just how fast he can make his fingers fly across the keyboard with an insane 152 BPM performance of the supposedly impossible MIDI track Rush E. His Maple Leaf Rag is equally impressive.

Playing the Piano from Bed

Playing the Piano from Bed

Mary Had a Little Lamb is one of the easiest songs to play on the piano. But can you play it while lying in bed with your keyboard on the other side of the room? Korean YouTuber 이름미정 has figured out a method that involves taping lengths of string to the keys, then yanking downward on them from across their bedroom.

When You Can’t Afford a Piano

When You Can’t Afford a Piano

It used to be if you wanted to play piano, you needed an actual piano. But with modern synthesizers, software, and controllers, you can play pretty much any instrument without having one. Composerily proves that point with a performance of Mozart’s Rondo Alla Turca on an MIDI Fighter 64 8×8 controller.

Playing Famous Melodies on a Toy Piano

Playing Famous Melodies on a Toy Piano

While they might not use all seven octaves, piano arrangements are generally designed for an 88-key piano. Musician Nahre Sol wanted to see what would happen if she condensed famous songs down to a single octave and played them on a toy piano. She then proceeded to rank them based on quality and effectiveness.

The 12 Days of Christmas Gets More and More Modern

The 12 Days of Christmas Gets More and More Modern

Musician Nahre Sol performs a unique classical piano arrangement of The 12 Days of Christmas in which each verse gets progressively more and more modern. The performance starts out with the early 18th-century sounds of J.S. Bach and ends with an abstract 21st-century MIDI composition.

Master of Piano

Master of Piano

Obey your master and crank your speakers up to 11 for Gamazda’s latest performance, an absolutely killer grand piano arrangement of Metallica’s Master of Puppets. We never thought we’d bang our heads to a piano concert, but we’re making an exception here.

Playing Piano on a Bass

Playing Piano on a Bass

When is a bass guitar not a bass guitar? When it’s a piano, of course. Musician Charles Berthoud demonstrates what that sounds like with a fingerstyle bass rendition of Scott Joplin’s ragtime classic The Entertainer, incorporating some insane flourishes.

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’80s Piano Medley

’80s Piano Medley

The 1980s were a good decade for music, giving us bands like Tears for Fears, The Human League, and Soft Cell along the way. To celebrate his love for the new wave, pop, and rock music from the decade of big hair and Rubik’s Cubes, stone-faced pianist Vinheteiro offers up a 5-minute concert of some of the era’s best tracks.

Queen Piano Medley

Queen Piano Medley

Eshan Denipitiya celebrates his love for the music of Queen with a virtuosic medley of tunes performed on a Yamaha grand piano. Watch and listen as his fingers fly across the ivories with classical arrangements of We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody, and We Are the Champions.

Hello: Jazz Edition

Hello: Jazz Edition

Vocalist and bassist Casey Abrams teamed up with pianist and arranger Scott Bradlee for a great jazz-swing cover version of Lionel Ritchie’s 1983 ballad Hello. We imagine that the blind woman in the original music video might have had a hard time sculpting Casey’s impressive beard.

LaserCube Piano Key Demo

LaserCube Piano Key Demo

Wicked Lasers shows off a neat use for its LaserCube programmable laser projector and LaserOS software. By syncing up the laser’s beams with MIDI keypresses they’re able to project colorful lights onto the keys of a synthesizer, synced perfectly with the music being performed.

Broken Air Conditioner Song

Broken Air Conditioner Song

A few years back a video made the rounds of a window air conditioner that produced a sort of funky jazz rhythm. Musician Sam Ross thought the clip could use some accompaniment, so he created the perfect piano melody to go along with the clickity-clack sounds of the malfunctioning unit.

Ragtime Sea Shanty

Ragtime Sea Shanty

Ever since The Wellerman collaboration blew up on TikTok, we’ve heard a number of covers of the folk sea shanty. Pianist and arranger Scott Bradlee put his spin on the tune by turning it into an old-timey ragtime song. Bonus points for sliding in the Gorillaz and Darude references.

Do You Realize?? Piano Cover

Do You Realize?? Piano Cover

We always get chills when we hear the The Flaming Lips track Do You Realize?? Musician Viktoriya “Vika” Yermolyeva performs her original piano arrangement of the song that manages to capture the emotion and weight of the original, an impressive feat without Wayne Coyne’s lyrics and vocals.

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Iron Maiden on Piano

Iron Maiden on Piano

Gamazda once again proves what an amazing musician she is, with a stellar cover version of Iron Maiden’s 1983 hit The Trooper. We’re impressed with how well the heavy metal track’s angry guitar riffs translate to her high-speed piano playing.

Darrius Simmons: Dreams Are Forever

Darrius Simmons: Dreams Are Forever

Musician Darrius Simmons is living proof that no matter what obstacles may stand in your way, it’s possible to overcome them. Despite having only four fingers, Darrius is a brilliant piano player. In this clip from the 2019 Not Impossible awards, he performs his original composition Dreams Are Forever.

Carol of the Mandalorian

Carol of the Mandalorian

We might not be getting a Mandalorian holiday special any time soon, but if we ever do, we already have the theme song. AtinPiano’s mashup of Ludwig Göransson’s epic Mando score with the Christmas classic Carol of the Bells would fill the bill perfectly. They previously gave The Imperial March the holiday treatment.

Movie Music Evolution

Movie Music Evolution

Musician Samuel Fu presents a great piano medley of memorable movie themes, with tracks dating back Hitchcock’s classic thriller Psycho, up through Marvel’s blockbuster Avengers Infinity War. Bonus points if you can identify every movie without looking at your screen.

Time: Grand Piano + Looper Cover

Time: Grand Piano + Looper Cover

Musician Peter Bence performs an enthralling arrangement of Hans Zimmer’s award-winning track Time from Christopher Nolan’s Inception. Working in concert with a digital looper, he creates an impressive one-man symphonic sound that both echoes and reinvents the original piece.

Some Musical Nonsense for You to Vibe to

Some Musical Nonsense for You to Vibe to

When you think about it, music is just an assemblage of brief noises sequenced together. So even though musician Daniel Thrasher calls this composition “nonsense,” it’s really not that much sillier than a a Duran Duran of a Hanson song when it comes down to it.

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