The sad, squeaky dirge of her certain ending
April 21, 2008 7:18 AM   Subscribe

Cello Hero? Have a go at bowing Saint-Saëns' The Swan.
posted by Wolfdog (20 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Damn that was hard with a touchpad. [NOT MOUSE-IST]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 7:43 AM on April 21, 2008

I found the controls clunky in a 'painfully slow' kind of way, but it was a nice break from work. Thanks!
posted by flibbertigibbet at 7:45 AM on April 21, 2008

Oh the humanity!

My sincerest apologies Charles.
posted by brautigan at 7:46 AM on April 21, 2008

Wow, that is really hard.
posted by dpx.mfx at 7:54 AM on April 21, 2008

3677 points on first try.

This game is cool. Bring on the Paganini Caprices!
posted by hellslinger at 8:02 AM on April 21, 2008 [1 favorite]

I stroked to fast and my g-string snapped and fell into my f-hole!
posted by Kabanos at 8:47 AM on April 21, 2008 [3 favorites]

to = too
posted by Kabanos at 8:48 AM on April 21, 2008

3651 points. Jeez, music is so easy.
posted by unknowncommand at 9:15 AM on April 21, 2008

The circle didn't follow my cursor. Fail.

(Great idea but... die Flash die.)
posted by abulafa at 9:33 AM on April 21, 2008

3566 points. Not bad seeing as I'm using a touch pad.
posted by ob at 10:00 AM on April 21, 2008

You know, I was pretty excited to see how this would work until I realized it's that god damn song that cellist is always playing in the hallways of grand central station every god damn day that I can never get out of my head. FUCK!
posted by shmegegge at 10:08 AM on April 21, 2008

Huh. That's really a cool idea, and really bloody annoying how poorly it tracks.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 10:19 AM on April 21, 2008

Your doin it wrong.
posted by monospace at 11:24 AM on April 21, 2008

Speaking of The Swan, here is Clara Rockmore doing it on a theremin.
posted by synaesthetichaze at 1:40 PM on April 21, 2008 [2 favorites]

As a fan of avant-garde music, I fully recommend messing up on purpose.
posted by naju at 2:01 PM on April 21, 2008

or this?
posted by hwestiii at 3:10 PM on April 21, 2008

Yep, the bane of every junior high school 'cellists existence, that old recital chesnut. Saint-Saens: the smooth jazz of classical music.

/ex-cellist, filled with regret
posted by fourcheesemac at 4:36 PM on April 21, 2008

I am moved to defend M. Saint-Saëns, however I don't have any pants on.

posted by oxford blue at 5:54 PM on April 21, 2008 [1 favorite]

Come on, Carnivale des Animaux is a fantastic piece even without the killer poem attached to it. For a lot of kids, it's their first introduction to a symphony orchestra.

This piece, The Swan, was Pavlova's huge hit over a century ago, and was popularly known to people in the last couple of generation as "The Dying Swan" (this was when ballet had some relevance to your average guy).

To compare this to smooth jazz - the mind boggles. Not even Sibelius, no classical music deserves that.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 9:32 PM on April 21, 2008

No, if anything is the smooth jazz of classical music it is Pachelbel's Canon in D.

"We repeated those eight notes fifty-four times. I counted."
posted by casarkos at 9:37 AM on April 22, 2008

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