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  1. Profile photo of Nic_Gaybot
    Nic_Gaybot Female 18-29
    230 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 9:21 am
    Link: One Guy Two Pianos - Amazing mind and body control. I wish I could just play one piano a tenth as good as this guy with two hands.
  2. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 10:51 am
    OH MY GOD WHY DOES IT NEVER CHANGE! *sporks out own eyeballs*

    PS, it`s one tenth as WELL.

    Sieg heil.

  3. Profile photo of bluethen
    bluethen Male 13-17
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    August 8, 2008 at 10:52 am
    Pretty good, but I expected an actual... song, ya know?
  4. Profile photo of theuhstuf
    theuhstuf Female 70 & Over
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    August 8, 2008 at 10:55 am
    totally lame, dude is an idiot trying to be awesome at something, but he is only playing like 5 notes over and over, not hard at all. and annoying!
  5. Profile photo of karenina
    karenina Female 13-17
    192 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:55 am
    Awesome, I wonder how it would sound if you tried any well-known classical pieces and moved the left hand an octave or two up, so they`re both played on the same octave... I love messing with pianos but never thought of that!
  6. Profile photo of elHadji
    elHadji Male 70 & Over
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    August 8, 2008 at 10:56 am
    Emh, this is just like playing on a regular piano. The only thing that`s different is that he`s playing on the same octave...
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    Myxgyglplx Male 30-39
    223 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 10:57 am
    Well, that was...garbage.
  8. Profile photo of 4e574e57363g
    4e574e57363g Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 11:00 am
    PFFFT I could do that!

    ... =(

  9. Profile photo of XBOY
    XBOY Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 11:02 am
    so ?
  10. Profile photo of xParanoia
    xParanoia Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 11:02 am
    ...uh, yeah, I agree with elHadji. Plus, it got really boring.
  11. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 11:06 am
    I thought he was going to play a song.
    Credit where credit`s due, there`s just no way I`m watching that for more than a minute.
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    Alexcools Male 13-17
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    August 8, 2008 at 11:10 am
    ...............................
  13. Profile photo of 4e574e57363g
    4e574e57363g Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 11:15 am

    He`s staring into your soul.

  14. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 11:19 am
    That was pretty cool but, I guess there`s a reason you only use ONE piano, lol, that sounded AWFUL!

    You wanna hear something pretty come out of a piano, then head over here.

  15. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 11:20 am
    @-@...

    *sobs*

  16. Profile photo of Backfat
    Backfat Male 30-39
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    August 8, 2008 at 11:21 am
    what, can`t everone do that? Or is it just me and that guy?
  17. Profile photo of theuhstuf
    theuhstuf Female 70 & Over
    168 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:30 am
    LOL @ 4e574e57363g
  18. Profile photo of duckinfuh
    duckinfuh Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 11:31 am
    )-|

    i thought that when you play an instrument, it`s generally acceptable to play, you know, music.

    maybe that`s just me.

  19. Profile photo of spacetiger
    spacetiger Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 11:31 am
    oh look he can do a repetitive motion with both hands for longer than it needs to be done. woohoo...
  20. Profile photo of Hubert
    Hubert Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 11:40 am
    man I think my being able to ambidexteriously type and log into 2 computers is cooler... :D (I got pretty bored at work and got decent at it)
  21. Profile photo of blackbum4me
    blackbum4me Male 18-29
    35 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:44 am
    he doesnt use the pedals!
    For the files, every single person able to play piano can use both hands for independent actions plus both feet to use the pedals.

    that guy failed

  22. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 11:46 am
    Shame it was such an annoying peice.
    Not to be really pompous, but I could probably do that...
  23. Profile photo of the_windy
    the_windy Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 12:20 pm
    Not that impressive...just sounded like noise...not musical at all.
  24. Profile photo of Decor
    Decor Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 12:21 pm
    Anyone else just want to shoot this guy?

    I was expecting a dificult peice to be being played on both, that was just crap

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    docwatson Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 12:40 pm
    "Emh, this is just like playing on a regular piano. The only thing that`s different is that he`s playing on the same octave..."

    Exactly. He wrote a song, moved the lower notes up one or two octaves, and then played it on two pianos. Anyone who can play a piano can do what this video is showing

  26. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
    2506 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 12:48 pm
    ... THAT WAS ANNOYING
    THE PITCH OF THAT PIANO!!
    I PLAY BETTER ON MY KEYBOARD WHEN ITS OFF!!!!!!

    geeze, i can play random repetitive notes to

  27. Profile photo of gperdomop
    gperdomop Male 13-17
    16 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 12:50 pm
    This is a psychodelic poo that is trying to make us more addicted to IAMBORED.com
  28. Profile photo of kaseyface
    kaseyface Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 12:51 pm
    Um, not impressed.

    It sounded cool for a sec, but I was expecting it to break into some cool fancy song or something. There was *no* variation whatsoever. It was exactly like playing a piano normally, except his hands were off to the side a bit (which is easy). Plus, the patterns he did with his hands weren`t even that special. It just sounded complex because it was in the same octave.

    Now try sitting underneath the piano with your hands above your head (facing the bench) and playing Bach`s Musette! I can do it!
    (Haha it`s actually not that difficult, but it sounds spiffy). :P

  29. Profile photo of Michiru
    Michiru Female 13-17
    35 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 1:01 pm
    cool for the first ten seconds... boring after that.
  30. Profile photo of Gerbear
    Gerbear Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 1:13 pm
    hey! nic_gaybot isn`t a mod anymore
    say wha`? )-|
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    mag3ing1 Male 18-29
    270 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 1:17 pm
    Nice blouse...
  32. Profile photo of Richie_Mc
    Richie_Mc Male 30-39
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    August 8, 2008 at 1:44 pm
    5,000 people in the audience.... No one clapped.
  33. Profile photo of Joolin
    Joolin Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 1:45 pm
    playing two pianos at once is not any more difficult than playing one, despite not being able to see your hands as easily. The only reason to play two is to play two melodies in the same octave.
  34. Profile photo of striekr217
    striekr217 Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 1:47 pm
    "Exactly. He wrote a song, moved the lower notes up one or two octaves, and then played it on two pianos. Anyone who can play a piano can do what this video is showing"

    Rofl... why do so many people think what he is doing is easy.... I would seriously give anybody 1000 bucks if they could do this.

    For all you retards (all of you) let me fill you in on what he is doing.
    This is not the composer, it was a piece done by Steve Reich. What you are hearing is a repition of around 12 notes coming from each piano. He is playing the EXACT same thing on each piano. The tricky part, and what makes it sound cool, is that he is slowly moving one piano out of phase with the other one... hence the title PIANO PHASE. So at the beginning he plays both pianos the same, each repitition he starts playing the next part a few milliseconds later, slowly making the phase effect.

    God don`t you people learn anything in school.

  35. Profile photo of striekr217
    striekr217 Male 18-29
    4 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 1:52 pm
    Oh hey look.. I just stumbled across a wikipedia article about the song that proves what I just posted.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano_Phase

  36. Profile photo of Richie_Mc
    Richie_Mc Male 30-39
    41 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 2:10 pm
    strieker217, For Under Characters Kingdom Of Followers Forum.... (Now just take the first letter of each word)... Thats just for you son ! reason? ---> In your quote "For all you retards (all of you)". All good !
  37. Profile photo of bigsisjune
    bigsisjune Female 13-17
    214 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 2:22 pm
    "Oh no! Someone was just informative yet rude after being annoyed by the ignorance of many people on a forum. Let me make up an acronym that makes no sense in order to beat the sensors. Heh heh, I`m so witty..."
  38. Profile photo of shilo986
    shilo986 Female 18-29
    30 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 2:23 pm
    pshhh. the singing pastor at my church can do that but actually play different pieces, sing and conduct the band at the same time
  39. Profile photo of striekr217
    striekr217 Male 18-29
    4 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 2:24 pm
    Oh that was so witty (hint sarcasm) next time try not getting so upset over being called a retard.
  40. Profile photo of bigsisjune
    bigsisjune Female 13-17
    214 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 2:25 pm
    But striekr217, are you gonna go find this guy and give him 1000 bucks? Otherwise I`ll have to shoot you for lying on the Internets.

    How does your singing pastor play piano and conduct at the same time?...FOUR HANDS!

  41. Profile photo of striekr217
    striekr217 Male 18-29
    4 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 2:31 pm
    The only people I give 1000 bucks to are the people who claim this is an easy task, and can replicate it exactly. Go!
  42. Profile photo of discordany
    discordany Female 13-17
    84 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 3:37 pm
    Striekr217: The fact that he`s able to go from being in time with eachother to being out of time with eachother is NOT skill. Anyone who plays something repetitively for a long period of time, and starts to get a little bit bored, will start goingo ff time a bit. Then, when they realize what they`re doing, they go back in time. Clearly, he was thinking about it a bit more than that, but its still an easy task.

    And the fact remains that he was playing the same pattern, the same 5 or so notes, the whole time. Many people could easily have played the same thing on one piano, but different octaves, and it would have sounded better. It only takes a slight amount of extra effort, if any, to move your hands slightly to the side and do it one two pianos.

  43. Profile photo of jasonlowe
    jasonlowe Male 18-29
    90 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 3:38 pm
    I may get some "then you try it" responses, but that`s really not that hard. He doesn`t even keep them in sync the whole time.
  44. Profile photo of trashcan7
    trashcan7 Male 13-17
    564 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 5:22 pm
    This is extremely boring and not impressive at all. First of all, it`s not even a song. He`s just playing the same few notes over and over again in a different order. Next, it`s not that impressive what he`s doing because actual piano players do use both hands, but even for complicated and fast rythms and chords with both hands. Next, How is it that something could need so much concentration? At some points, he looks as if this is the hardest thing he has ever done.
  45. Profile photo of trashcan7
    trashcan7 Male 13-17
    564 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 5:23 pm
    I`d gladly take the 1000 dollars!
  46. Profile photo of NicoNico
    NicoNico Female 18-29
    444 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 6:36 pm
    Well, at least it does lend new meaning to "piece for two pianos", you know?

    Hey, what someone here should do to show him. Find two pieces in the same time signature and key, one written for just the left and one for the right (they do have them, for amputees and such). Anyway, play those at the same time and see how that sounds. Would probably be MUCH better than what he plucked out.

  47. Profile photo of cndman15
    cndman15 Male 18-29
    328 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 9:43 pm
    that wasnt that impressive... at all
  48. Profile photo of myrikal
    myrikal Male 30-39
    67 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:00 pm
    Okay? What was that? Just because you play the same thing over and over again on two different pianos does not qualify as amazing. I take that back...it was an amazing waste of time to view it.
  49. Profile photo of myrikal
    myrikal Male 30-39
    67 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:03 pm
    Streiker 217, Suck it good, eh.
  50. Profile photo of PianoMan21
    PianoMan21 Male 18-29
    315 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:06 pm
    No worries about playing one tenth as well as this clown. He`s got the skill and rhythm of a hippopotamus with downs syndrome.
  51. Profile photo of jadedtortois
    jadedtortois Female 18-29
    779 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 11:42 pm
    Wow, that was lame. I hope those were just warm ups...
  52. Profile photo of AnwarNova
    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2008 at 1:23 am
    annoying as hell...and i play the piano
  53. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    August 9, 2008 at 2:23 am
    Aw, I was disappointed. I was expecting an amazing piece of music with all these intricate parts, or at least different parts. This guy did nothing any other piano player couldn`t do.
  54. Profile photo of Mouichi
    Mouichi Male 18-29
    637 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 3:28 am
    That`s depressing. He even buggered it up in the beginning. I didn`t watch much of that... the only thing that can be accomplished by playing two pianos is playing the same thing in the same octave simultaneously. Anything else you can just do on a single piano...
  55. Profile photo of GummyWurmz
    GummyWurmz Female 13-17
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    August 9, 2008 at 8:22 am
    It got irratating after after a bit.
  56. Profile photo of petey112
    petey112 Male 13-17
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    August 9, 2008 at 8:35 am
    PFFT... I CAN DO THAT IN MY SLEEP
  57. Profile photo of Imjesus
    Imjesus Male 13-17
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    August 9, 2008 at 8:41 am
    I almost want to say faked, because some of the sounds there are definitely not piano sounds. Maybe they`re processed, or there`s another instrument playing? It sounds like techno.
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    srpatata Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2008 at 11:11 am
    i want to shoot myself now
  59. Profile photo of WRNKLDTITFUZ
    WRNKLDTITFUZ Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2008 at 11:29 am
    suck my pianist
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    Olragix Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2008 at 12:13 pm
    Why is this even here? Even someone who has never had lessons/practiced could play what he just played on one piano with two hands.
  61. Profile photo of guth2391
    guth2391 Male 13-17
    35 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 2:18 pm
    its not that the notes he is playing is difficult, it is what he is doing with the rhythms.
    playing the same rhythm that close together on two different piano`s is no easy task. the two sequences that he`s playing are only about a 16th note off of each other. its really hard, despite the repetition.
  62. Profile photo of IceUck
    IceUck Male 40-49
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    August 9, 2008 at 3:39 pm
    The fact that he varied the meter in each hand was cool, but I got that in the first minute or so. After that, it just got monotonous.
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    curlieq301 Female 18-29
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    August 9, 2008 at 3:55 pm
    OMG who else needs to gouge out their eardrums after listening to this "song"? I mean, I heart pianos, but this is a teensy bit vomit-inducing.
  64. Profile photo of JackX
    JackX Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2008 at 4:43 pm
    Boring, repetitive, talentless.
    I could do this.
  65. Profile photo of Picasims
    Picasims Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2008 at 5:11 pm
    You are all so ignorant. This piece from Steve Reich is extremely difficult to play alone because each hand is completely independant.
  66. Profile photo of JackX
    JackX Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2008 at 5:49 pm
    You`re so ignorant of your own ignorance Picasims
  67. Profile photo of shabalaman
    shabalaman Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2008 at 9:12 pm
    Must agree with those who say that this piece is difficult to play; i saw a live performance by two piano majors who had difficulty with it. Welcome to the world of 20th century music; full of experimentation that the extremely high-brow call "brilliant" while the rest of us say, "huh?"

    Now you want crap, watch a recording of 4:33 by John Cage. In this piece, either a soloist, small ensemble, or full orchestra hit the stage, tune, and then sit there doing nothing for four minutes and thirty-three seconds. The "music" is made up of sounds the audience produces, which generally the sound of them slowly dying of boredom, or saying to each other, "What the hell is this crap?"

    Oh, and sorry to say it, but not many people could do the piece presented here without practice. You kind of have to divide your brain and learn how to look as spaced out as this guy does.

    Cheers.

  68. Profile photo of StupidGames
    StupidGames Male 30-39
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    August 10, 2008 at 4:12 am
    Its a lot like rubbing your head and patting your stomach..only not as entertaining or fun
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    eeeriddler08 Female 13-17
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    August 10, 2008 at 5:06 pm
    that made me anxious. i kept waiting for the song to change. and it didnt. =[
  70. Profile photo of IBF
    IBF Female 18-29
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    August 16, 2008 at 3:40 pm
    Urm - Sorry, not massively impressed. You use two hands semi-independently when playing a standard piano or any kind of keyboard. Like, if you put two keyboards in front of me, but seperate from each other, I`d still be able to touchtype even using both - because the keys are in the same places for the hands, just slightly further apart. As mentioned above, I expected an actual piece of you know, music. Sorry guys, I appreciate the effort, but you get a grade *FAIL* from me. (And I don`t usually comment.)
  71. Profile photo of Dylan5121
    Dylan5121 Male 13-17
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    September 16, 2008 at 6:28 pm
    I agree with IBF a little late though in case any one reads this...
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    HolyDiver Female 13-17
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    July 16, 2010 at 12:09 am
    Do you guys know who Steven Reich is?

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