The World’s FASTEST (and most INACCURATE) VIOLINIST!

The World’s FASTEST (and most INACCURATE) VIOLINIST!

August 11, 2019 100 By Kailee Schamberger


If you can play something slowly, you can play it quickly. So I played it very slowly and then I got a little quicker. *fast playing* A bit faster. *starting to get out of hand* And eventually I got to 15 notes a second. *violin shredding* Hello, everybody! Today’s a very special video. We’re about to bag out this guy who claims to be the This is what our channel is becoming now. And no, we’re not talking about this guy. *legend* *what a god* *we have been blessed* 7 billion population, all the Ling Lings, but this guy is faster than all of them. And you know it’s gonna be legit because it’s on BBC news. *yEET* Quality news source. *Italian chef kiss* Best, BEST Content. *Eddy laughs* What gave you the idea of playing – I- I mean obviously you’ve probably playing the violin since you’re a kid, but playing it fast… Well, I was knocked off in a bike accident cycling around London about four years ago, I really hurt my wrist. My band mate in the band Fuse said Ben, why don’t you see this as a target of rehabilitation? Why don’t you go for this Guinness World Record? It’d been set and I aim to break it. “I AiM tO bREaK iT.” So straight off, he’s got the inspirational story prepared. He’s coming from tough times. See – – he fell off a bike. Actually, I don’t know if you guys know this, but I was in a wheelchair before. So I told Eddy like, “Look man, why not just hit 10 million subs?” I…I have my inspirational story. So, let’s hit 10 mil subs guys! If you haven’t sub, please click the And let’s hit 10 million subs because the world needs to know classical music is more than just playing fast. Just give us a few bars of a normal pace. *Flight of the Bumblebee-ing* That looks pretty fast to me anyway. Why…why is there five strings on that thing? According to… Let me check… Wikipedia. What is a violin? It’s made out of wood – – and has four strings and a body. So he’s not even playing a violin! – He’s not even playing a violin!
– It’s like… It’s like not actually a violin, it’s a subcategory of a violin. I think some people might not understand, automatically if you’re playing an electric violin, that’s already like cheating. Because you don’t need to worry – About projection. Projection, contact, any of that. because it’s like, you know… Okay, it’s a violin and an electric violin. They are two different things. So already he’s… The title should be fastest – – Electric.
– Electric… Violin/viola in the world. Yeah, exactly. That looks pretty fast to me anyway. Now… *awkward smile* *Brett and Eddy imitate him* – We did it! We did it at the same time!
– Yeah! Absolutely, with practice, if you can play something slowly, you can play it quickly. *astonishment* If you can play something slowly, you can play it quickly. Ahhh!!! *Brett goes ballistic* Ohhh! Only if life was that easy! Yeah guys, if you can play it slow, just play it quickly! Just… just become Ling Ling already, what’s wrong with you guys? It’s all about playing fast, man. I’m gonna serenade you. Okay. *beautiful violin playing* Wait, wait. But if you can play it slowly, you can play it quickly. *furiously playing* *we become emotional twice as fast now* *gotta go fast* Oh! So much better! *smiles* So I played it very slowly and then I got a little quicker A bit faster. ajdskfljafjsdfhjasdfjs And eventually I got to 15 notes a second *crank it like a chainsaw* *much beautiful* *Brett and Eddy reconsider the meaning of life* *Brett and Eddy want to commit uninstall life* 15 notes a second. I couldn’t hear a single one of them cause it sounds like ADJSFK;ASFALGALSDFJKA;GLD Oh, I can clap 15 claps a second, you ready? *vigorously rubs hands* You know what this is? This is mumble rap on the violin. – Yeah, it’s mumble rap.
– You can’t hear a single note. What’s the point of playing fast if you’re not playing the notes? When you learn an instrument, it’s all about playing. First, get the right notes. *agreeable nodding* Then, play fast if the piece is meant to be fast. Play fast the right notes and hear every single note! Ugh, dude it’s so simple. *Brett and Eddy playing a fun duet* Now a little bit faster. *just the slightest hint of rushing* And now with fiFTeEn nOTeS a sEcONd. *two rats dying* *powerful shredding* *tear it up bois* I N T E R E S T I N G. That is extraordinary. Presumably you could do that with any piece that you chose. I mean now there are either kind of almost sacrilegious that it’s a slow piece. It should never be played at speed. Well, I think Paganini was one of the first violin rockstars and his music, like Flight of the Bumblebee, is full of quick notes that are continuous. Flight of the Bumblebee has 810 notes – *sigh* That’s a great way of dodging a question. He didn’t even answer his question. He didn’t even answer the question. Hey Brett, is there any sacrilegious pieces that should not be played fast? “Well, Paganini can play 150 notes.” Semiquavers, you have to play four per click for the Guinness World Record and like that, to be able to play 810 notes in under a minute. You could do the same with Paganini, something like ‘Molto Perpetuo’, which means always moving. *fingers just like lightning* *never hitting the same place twice* *what magnificent string crossings* That kind of thing. *Eddy screams into the void* Wait, playing fast is one thing. But you also have to play the right notes! Paganini ‘Molto Perpetuo’ which means always moving, except you forgot to move your left hand fingers! Ohhhh!!! *R O A S T E D* *furiously dabbing* Do classical violinists – And you know… What I was told when we were doing this piece, that you – There was this Incredibly valuable violin. It is incredibly valuable violin, but it’s not what I kind of expected. I expected some, you know, 18th century Italian masterpiece to be coming into the studio and you’ve got a very modern violin there. I just wonder whether sort of classical musicians think that what you’re doing is… I don’t know sacrilegious almost. I love the smile and I love the host guy. He’s – *Sacrilegious.* He just keeps saying – It’s like you can tell it’s trying to be polite, but he’s just burning him. – Like low key burning him. Sacrilegious.
– He just uses the word sacrilegious. *It’s the British way, mate* I don’t even know what the term means exactly. But it doesn’t sound like it’s a good thing. I don’t particularly want to be sacrilegious. – I don’t do any…
– Do you get any criticism? No, well – Do you get any criticism? No. Let’s read the comments guys. *You see, he sounds just like a bee* *The squeaks are a musical interpretation* Ohhh!!! Do you ever get criticism? Pretty sure as any artist, if you never get criticism… You’re not really an artist. – Yeah.
– You’re not growing. Mozart got criticism, Sibelius got criticism. Tchaikovsky got criticism for his concerto. Every great artist gets criticism. Maybe that’s why he doesn’t get criticism We have a lot of… We have a lot of discussions with people. What we aim to do with Fuse is to inspire people and introduce them to lots of different styles of playing the violin. You can play the violin in wonderful jazz styles, in romantic styles. You can play it very percussively like um… Go, give us a go! *simply smashing, chap* There… There’s no… Nothing. There was nothing, percussive about that at all. It’s called spiccato, mate. To make it sound romantic… *please play at my wedding* – Sounds like he doesn’t have rosin on his bow.
– Yeah. Okay, maybe we’re being too picky. Jazzy. *the squeaks offer a personal touch* So there’s lots you can do with – But what we’ve done with this is we’ve hand applied 50 thousand – Are these…This is two…two…one and a half million – dollars is it, this one?
– Yeah. One and a what?! One and a half million dollar violin. He looks so proud of it too. Why is that 1.5 million? You could buy a Strad with that money! We’ve just released the world’s first 24 karat gold electric violin in collaboration with the jeweler Thea Fennell. “To inspire people, we need to put 24 karat gold on every single violin, make it at a price where no musician – Majority of musicians around the world cannot afford. But that’s okay, I’m inspiring you guys – ” What we aim to do with Fuse is to inspire people. We’ve just released the world’s first 24 karat gold electric violin. He’s literally trying to plug himself. He’s trying to sell this. Do you still keep the musical kind of integrity if you’re playing at great speed? I just love how he’s running out of questions, he’s like – *uguhuuwengiewortiq* Actually no, you know what he’s asking? You know how before he’s like, “Isn’t it sacrilegious to play slow pieces fast?” And now he’s like, “Do you keep the musical integrity?” – Yeah.
– He’s just like… *pow* You do. Flight of the Bumblebee is a fun piece of music. There is… I think that is the musical integrity is to have fun and to wow people with it. Okay, I need to say something first. To have fun and wow people, that’s good. Fair enough I agree with you on that. BUT. Rimsky-Korsakov when he wrote the score, he wrote dynamics. He wrote very specific notes with harmony, orchestral accompaniment, articulation. Playing random glisses that doesn’t even resemble what the composer writes is not musical integrity. BuT iT’S hAViNg fUN. That is… What can I say though. – But maybe I’m just being like.. I don’t know like…
– i’M hAviNG fUn. Classical party pooper. But look at him play! That smile…he’s not having fun. He’s here to sell his two million dollar violin. That’s what he’s doing. Yeah, he is. I mean, I don’t know. What do you guys think? Am I read – Am I reading too much into – What gave you the first idea of going for the world record? – So… Sure, sure.
– You just… Yeah, go. There was a wonderful violinist called David Garrett who set it back in 2008 at one minute and six seconds, 66 seconds if you like. The challenge was to take it in under a minute. Can we do that? Well, I’m the first person to ever do it. *toothpaste commercial* Can we do that? Well, I’m the first person to ever do it. *Smile, Brett* In a second, we’ll show you what David Garrett’s attempt sounded like but let’s listen to this man’s attempt first Maybe he knows what he’s – Go! *no comment* *hE’S hAvInG fUN* So I got to… I got to pause at that pizz. *dUDuDUduDUduDudUdUDUdUDu* Man, they’re like quavers bro, like in time. That’s why there’s music scores. It doesn’t write cadenza. When he stays in one position you can kind of fake it. But every time he has to like shift, he like skips four notes. The little *hic* *hic* *phew* This is the actual David Garrett world record. *what clear sound* *David Garrett has cleansed our ears* *bless up* *violin: 100* You can hear notes, you can hear – Notes. Why don’t we beat his record? Let’s be the fastest violinist in the world and do it in 30 seconds! yEAh!!! Let’s do it. *and let the bitch fest begin* *they look like they’re having fun* *hit you with that ddu du ddu du ddu* – Guys, will you look at that?
– Woah! – 25 seconds!
– 25! I actually had lots of fun. If you want to break a record, good on you. Break the record. But get the right notes and play on time, like as with every any training musician or anyone that wants to be musician. Just do it properly first before you try to break any records. You don’t need a million dollar instrument to break a record. You can just go to any shop online. Your local violin shop that will give you a nice AFFORDABLE violin where you can learn to play violin! *ding* *Michelle has gone and goofed up the captions*