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Talents

Yoyo Ninja

Yoyo Ninja

Kuma Films spent some time on the streets of Tokyo, Japan with 2A Yoyo World Champion Shu Takada, as he showed off an amazing combination of tricks that blend the wheel-spinning sport with acrobatic flips and dance.

Paranoid Android Multitrack Cover

Paranoid Android Multitrack Cover

PAB_Music pulls off a impressively accurate cover version of Radiohead’s 1997 classic, performing each of its instrumental and vocal parts, then layering them together. He previously worked his magic on Under Pressure and Where the Streets Have No Name.

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Supermassive Black Hole: Fingerstyle

Supermassive Black Hole: Fingerstyle

Guitarist Luca Stricagnoli is back to wow us with yet another incredible fingerstyle performance, this time, taking on the incredibly dynamic Muse track Supermassive Black Hole, and extracting way more sound out of single guitar than should be physically possible.

Minor to Major Metal

Minor to Major Metal

What happens when you transpose a bunch of fierce heavy metal songs from a minor key to a major key? The Paranormal Guitar Channel changed up a bunch of hard rock tracks, making them far more lighthearted than their original counterparts.

Super Saiyan Blue Spray Paint Art

Super Saiyan Blue Spray Paint Art

You don’t have to speak a word of Spanish to get the fire and enthusiasm of artist Porfirio Jimenez, who creates wonderful pop art paintings using spray paint and stencils. He may have talent, but his real super power is not getting any paint on his white t-shirt.

Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

In a video that is the very embodiment of “don’t try this at home,” guitarist Davidlap performs a brief solo while it looks like his hands are ablaze. He created special gloves to protect his hands from injury, and the fire was far enough from the guitar that it didn’t get damaged.

Sound Ping Pong

Sound Ping Pong

Ping pong player Takkyuu Geinin proves that you don’t need a fancy paddle to accurately return a serve. Watch as he nails his target every time, using a variety of silly noisemakers to play the game. English subtitles available.

Drumming with Tape

Drumming with Tape

From pickle tubs to washing machines, there are lots of unusual ways to create percussive sounds. But this clip from Japan’s Open Reel Ensemble is definitely the first time we’ve seen someone using magnetic reel-to-reel tape as a drum kit. More here.

1000 Harmonics

1000 Harmonics

Guitarist Alan Gogoll lets his fingers fly across the strings and frets of his acoustic guitar, cranking out a whopping 1000 harmonics in just under 90 seconds. Our fingertips developed blisters just watching this.

Rhapsody of Queen

Rhapsody of Queen

Pianist Eshan Denipitiya presents a virtuosic medley of three classic Queen tracks performed flawlessly on the grand piano. He goes on to ask us which is our favorite, but can you really choose between Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are The Champions? and We Will Rock You?

David Bowie Piano Covers

David Bowie Piano Covers

Melbourne, Australia musician Josh Cohen presents powerful and engrossing piano arrangements of two David Bowie classics – Life on Mars and Space Oddity. Trust us when we say you’ll be glued to your speakers or headphones from the minute you hit “play.”

Smooth Ukulele Criminal

Smooth Ukulele Criminal

The last time we checked in with the talented young Feng E, he was entertaining audiences in the park. Now he’s wowing us from the back seat of a car, and asking Annie if she’s okay with a fantastic ukulele cover of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal.

Finger Fireworks

Finger Fireworks

Dance crew XTRAP’s act includes a series of numbers that use led-adorned gloves to show off the performers’ smooth and precise finger tutting movements. Kuma Films captured a more intimate solo performance as well.

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Flight of the Basslebee

Flight of the Basslebee

We already know that musician Davie504 is quite the capable bass player. But for his latest clip he shows us just how quickly his fingers can fly across the frets, with an electric bass cover of Rimsky-Korsakov’s high speed classical piece Flight of the Bumblebee.

Wind Games Dance Champ

Wind Games Dance Champ

If you’ve ever been in one of those indoor skydiving facilities, you know it can be a pretty wild experience. Without fear of ever hitting the ground, they even use the chambers for dance competitions. Prepare to be amazed with this performance by freestyle dancer Kyra Poh.

One-string Bass Medley

One-string Bass Medley

Just because your bass guitar only has one string doesn’t mean you can’t make music with it. Guitarist Davidlap proves just that with this medley of bass riffs he cranks out without the benefit of three of his strings.

Iron Maiden Fingerstyle Medley

Iron Maiden Fingerstyle Medley

After wowing us with acoustic versions of songs by U2, RHCP, and AC/DC, the incredibly talented Luca Stricagnoli is back with a captivating three song medley of Iron Maiden’s tracks Fear of the Dark, The Trooper, and Phantom of the Opera.

Anna Dream Brush: VR Painter

Anna Dream Brush: VR Painter

Artist Anna Zhilyaeva has perfected the use of Google’s Tilt Brush VR application. Watch as she creates a 3D interpretation of Eugène Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People while performing live at The Louvre in Paris. See more amazing VR art on her YouTube channel

Young Ukulele Master

Young Ukulele Master

Feng E may only be 10 years old, this kid sure can play ukulele. Watch him jam out amazing covers of Classical Gas, Blackbird, and Beat It, then check out more of his performances on both uke and guitar on his YouTube channel.

Grizzy: Dance Powerful

Grizzy: Dance Powerful

Hailing from Mexico, beatboxer Grizzy shows off his mad mouth sound skills in this clip that turned up on the Swissbeatbox channel. His wild vocalizations range from Donald Duck on speed to Mongolian throat singing.

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Africa: Cartoon Edition

Africa: Cartoon Edition

Brock “The Man of a Kajillion Voices” Baker uses just 29 of his available impressions to follow in the footsteps Toto, Weezer, and everyone else on the Internet with his cartoon character version of the 1982 hit track Africa. Mostly he just made us miss Zoidberg and Brak.

Eye of the Tiger: Piano Cover

Eye of the Tiger: Piano Cover

Musician Eric Case rises up, straight to the top with this exuberant arrangement of Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger, performed on grand piano. Case doesn’t pull any punches as his fingers fly across the ivories, adding lots of flourishes to the Rocky III hit track.

The LED Piano

The LED Piano

This slick piano has an display on top which shows the upcoming notes a la music video games, and LEDs that light up in reaction to the keys its pianist hits. Sadly, you can’t purchase this custom keyboard, so we’ll just have to drool over Rousseau’s one-off creation.

Meet Spiky

Meet Spiky

Puppeteer and artist Barnaby Dixon shows off his latest creation, a highly-expressive finger puppet that draws inspiration from aardvarks, armadillos, and porcupines, but in this case the adorable critter has sweet glow-in-the-dark spikes.

Redemption Song Sitar Cover

Redemption Song Sitar Cover

After wowing us with his performance of Billy Jean, musician Ronobir Lahiri turns in a truly unique cover of Bob Marley’s reggae-folk classic Redemption Song, this time showing off both his sitar and his vocal skills.

Nirvana Bass Covers

Nirvana Bass Covers

Tommy Lee Depp creates bass-only arrangements of popular songs which sound phenomenal, despite only including a single 4-string instrument. Listen as he performs Heart-shaped Box, Come As You Are, Lithium, and Smells Like Teen Spirit.

The 10 Levels of Bass

The 10 Levels of Bass

Musician Davie504 knows a thing or two about playing bass guitar. So who better than to demonstrate how to go from zero to hero on a 4-string? Listen and enjoy as Davie starts out simple, and quickly progresses to maestro level.

With or Without You: Fingerstyle

With or Without You: Fingerstyle

Guitarist Luca Stricagnoli wows us with another amazing cover, U2’s 1987 hit, With or Without You. Thanks to the amazing three-neck guitar by luthier Davide Serracini, and an EBow vibrating one of the strings, he’s able to produce the song’s many layers in a solo performance.

Yoyoka Plays the Drums

Yoyoka Plays the Drums

Yoyoka Soma may be just 8 years old, but she already knows more about drumming than most musicians three times her age. Listen and enjoy as she rocks out a cover of John Bonham’s rhythms from Led Zeppelin’s Good Times and Bad Times.

THX Note A Capella

THX Note A Capella

Remember the THX logo and the deep note that ran before movies? While the original was created with a synthesizer, Mach Kobayashi attempted to recreate the layered 30-note composition using only his voice. He gets off to a solid start, but ends a little shaky.

Marvel Impressions

Marvel Impressions

We’ve heard him perform as characters from Game of Thrones and Family Guy before, now sit back and enjoy comedian and impressionist Scheiffer Bates‘ spot on vocalizations of Thor, Professor X, Magneto, Rocket Raccoon, and more. His Tony Stark, on the other hand… nope.

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