Chopin's Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28, No. 4, for Guitar and Kazoo

July 15, 2009 8:14 PM

As promised.

So I was chatting with my friend about how I was recording the E minor prelude on guitar, and he was asking me about how I was doing it. I said, "the left hand is perfect for guitar, and the melody would sound great on a kazoo, so it totally works, too."

He wrote back, "A kazoo? O, dios mio..." or something like that, thinking that I was actually going to do it.

So of course, I did. If you like, you can watch me record the kazoo track on top of the already-complete guitar stuff, which I posted yesterday.

Because I'm not sure some people have known how to take it, I will say flat-out: it is totally appropriate for you to laugh at and make fun of this. Please do. (Although I must admit, I like it in some ridiculous way.)

G'day, all!

posted by nosila (8 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

posted by man vs sun at 8:29 PM on July 15, 2009

Few people know this, but Chopin originally intended for it to be on Kazoo, Jew's Harp, ukulele, and Electric Bassoon.

You should do that next, please.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 10:21 PM on July 15, 2009

I can't...I don't know how to play the Jew's harp. :)
posted by nosila at 5:22 AM on July 16, 2009

This is fantastic. Great fun :D
posted by neewom at 4:35 PM on July 16, 2009

Yea, VERY fun! Thanks for posting the vid too! It's great being able to watch your performance. Yes, I am laughing and chuckling, this is great.
posted by snsranch at 5:02 PM on July 16, 2009

Awesome! It makes my day when dumb and/or silly stuff I do makes people happy. Woo!

(I had time for this absurdity because I've just moved to Montreal and don't know a soul here yet and don't have anything to do until Sept. 1, so if anyone wants to a) collaborate over the internet or b) hang out in Montreal, memail me! Thank goodness for the meetup on Sunday...)
posted by nosila at 5:21 PM on July 16, 2009

posted by xorry at 9:32 PM on July 16, 2009

You play kazoo better than I do. Now I have something to strive for.
posted by lhude sing cuccu at 11:31 AM on July 18, 2009 [1 favorite]

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