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February 26, 2012 5:33 PM   Subscribe

Flight of the Bumblebee on Boomwhackers. That is all. (SLYT)
posted by Flannery Culp (14 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Call me when they play "Flight of the Boomwhackers" on bumblebees.

(No, seriously, that was cool.)
posted by ZenMasterThis at 5:45 PM on February 26, 2012


That was cool, but, uh... what's the deal with the YouTube tags?
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posted by Faint of Butt at 5:49 PM on February 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Most cool, as an aspiring, albeit untalented, percussionist.
posted by Samizdata at 6:13 PM on February 26, 2012


Without the backing track, I would have perhaps had some trouble figuring out what I was listening to. I'd rather listen to it on the recorder.
posted by Nomyte at 6:17 PM on February 26, 2012


Unh, um, this seems a little... produced. I don't hear any of the sounds from them dropping or scrabbling for tubes in this, and we don't see the guitar player either.
posted by JHarris at 6:19 PM on February 26, 2012


Yeah. I'd much prefer to see it without the backing track. The arrangement is impressive, though.
posted by supercres at 6:23 PM on February 26, 2012


I don't believe it. I think the music was created using a synth, and those guys are doing the instrumental equivalent of lip synching.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 6:36 PM on February 26, 2012


I don't believe it. I think the music was created using a synth, and those guys are doing the instrumental equivalent of lip synching.

No, I'm pretty sure it's real. They're hitting the rhythms, which is the hardest part. Plus, if it were fake, they'd probably have mixed it better.

But, yeah, the backing track needs to fuck off.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:42 PM on February 26, 2012


As someone who has years of close personal experience with Boomwhackers, I can tell they're the real deal. That backing track sounds as if it's straight from some children's show though.
posted by sourwookie at 7:21 PM on February 26, 2012


I love boomwhackers. From right here at good ol' MeFiMu, here's me and my daughter playing boomwhackers*. And again**.

*with no backing track

**ditto

posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:24 PM on February 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Are the tracksuits mandatory for playing this instrument?
posted by pmcp at 1:19 AM on February 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


There seems to be loads of these Boomwacker videos out there of varying quality / difficulty. this one was particularly poor due to the over-reliance on the guitar and drum backing track.
posted by mary8nne at 3:11 AM on February 27, 2012


Are the tracksuits mandatory for playing this instrument?

"Blue Man" outfits are also acceptable attire.
posted by radwolf76 at 7:18 AM on February 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


So, I downloaded this and slowed it down in VLC. It's real. Some one should tell these guys to do this again with the backing track gone or way down. I mean, one more rep wouldn't hurt. Imagine how many times they've run this puppy while learning it.
posted by Trochanter at 1:08 PM on February 27, 2012


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