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Speed violinist voted fastest human on Earth

Violinst Ben Lee has gained the title after playing Flight of the Bumblebee at 15 notes per second. The accolade was awarded as part of the series “Su…

The World’s Fastest Guitar Player

(Video Link) John “Doctor Hot Licks” Taylor prides himself on playing the guitar very well, very quickly. Back in April, he tried to break the world record as the fastest guitar player. In this video from the event, he started playing “Flight of the Bumblebee” at 170 beats per minute. Taylor gradually worked his way up [...]

The Late Movies: Flight of the Bumblebee

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov wrote the tune “Flight of the Bumblebee” for his opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan in 1899. It has been used over and over to convey a sense of frantic hurry in TV, movies, and other media. Musicians use it to show off their speed. And since it is so recognizable, you can [...]

Flight of the Bumblebee, with Beer Bottles

Who says that beer and classical music can’t get together in musical harmony? Rimsky-Korsakov is surely smiling in heaven hearing this rendition of Flight of the Bumblebee, as played with beer bottles. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]

Real Life Edward Scissorhands

Move over, Johnny Depp. There’s a new Edward Scissorhands in town, and he cuts hair. With Clawz. Yep, you read that right. Here’s Valentino LoSauro who invented a new way to cut hair: “The idea came to me in the late 90’s,” he said. “I am a pianist as well as a hairdresser and wanted to combine [...]

Edward Scissorhand hairdressing style

Inspired by Edward Scissorhands, these ‘Clawz’ are revolutionising the hairdressing industry. Valentino LoSauro, who has sold 30,000 of the fingertip scissors, spent two years developing the device. He claims the Clawz, made from responsive elastic and razor-sharp stainless steel, can cut hair twice as fast as normal shears. Razor sharp: Valentino LoSauro spent two years developing the Clawz Mr [...]

Vivaldi – Performed on an Accordion

Don’t laugh. This young man gives a remarkable rendition of the third (”Presto”) movement of the “Summer” concerto from The Four Seasons. If you enjoy this, be sure to also view the accordion versions of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee and Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.