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What's with the name?

Allow us to explain.

it's time to play the music

Please Enjoy This Young Musician Playing The Super Mario Bros. Theme On Her Chinese Mouth Organ

“Is that the Tower of Barad-Dur?” my boss asked after I showed her this video. A common mistake, but no, this is a sheng, a Chinese instrument whose existence was unknown to me until ten minutes ago. I would like to petition for more sheng-based video game soundtracks. Get to the good stuff at 0:20.

(via Gizmodo)

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  • Anonymous

    …rising black, blacker and darker than the vast shades amid which it stood, the cruel pinnacles and iron crown of the topmost tower of Barad-dûr stood…and then began playing really cool music.

  • Nuuni Nuunani

    O.o is that instrument as difficult to play as it looks?

  • Ashe

    I love it when she pauses.

    “…Dunna dunna dunna. …Dunna dunna dunna.”

  • Amourah


    Love it :D

  • Anonymous

    That was delightful!

  • Skol Troll

    So the Chinese had midi players 3000 years ago. Good to know.

  • alannah mcgrowdie

    My Uncle Zachary
    recently got a 9 month old Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL63 AMG only from working
    off a home pc… go now C­a­s­h­D­u­t­i­e­s­.­ℂ­o­m

  • Robert Vary

    Wow, after listening to that, I’m not entirely convinced that original NES soundtracks WEREN’T sheng-based.