The cello is one of the most beautiful instruments and when Yo-Yo Ma plays, everyone in the room goes still. So picture this, you're shopping for that book you've been dying to read at Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee. You hear a cello and it's the infamous "Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major" by Bach. Then you realize who's playing... Yo-Yo Ma. Abbie Smith had the opportunity to experience this incredible "private" concert and we're definitely jealous. View Now
Music truly brings people together, and this time it's for a very good cause. Renowned trombonist and conductor Stephen Sykes is suffering from Hodgkin lymphoma, a very aggressive form of cancer. Stephen can no longer perform, and the treatment he needs is not available and is very expensive. In response, trombonists around the world are stepping in trying to raise some money and raise awareness. View Now
Originally, Dr. Paulo Martins brought a ukulele to the Brazilian hospital where he works to cheer up some older patients. Plans change when little Sophia—who's battling a rare cancer called Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis—starts dancing along to the music! With mom watching, Paulo seizes the heartwarming opportunity and stays to play Sophia a beautiful song.
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Ed Henderson is a dairy farmer living in Florida that has an unconventional method when it comes to herding his cows. He plays some smooth jazz for them. Ever since elementary school, Henderson has been playing the trombone and now he's using his musical abilities to entertain about 6,800 cows! View Now
There's one key thing that makes this talented orchestra stand out from others. The only instruments that they use are typewriters. YouTube channel Great Big Story brings you the history behind the Boston Typewriter Orchestra, which has been typing out some incredible symphonies all over New England since 2004. View Now
If you're creative enough you can just about make music with anything. David Angel Carter is chilling in a hostel courtyard with his buds throwing down some sick beats with boxes, soda cans, garbage bins, and an oven tray. The fun part of this whole thing? It's all improvised! View Now
Everyone knows that one kid growing up who'd steal the spotlight anytime they could. Well, RightThisMinute's very own Oli Pettigrew was one such kid! In honor of his birthday this Sunday, we did a little digging "way back when" and found these hilarious home videos of Oli and his famous air banjo in action.
Growing up in a community where certain roles are not encouraged for a woman, Nana Ashour ignores society standards and follows her passions. She is Gaza City's first female drummer and she is incredibly proud of it. While she faces quite a bit of public criticism and ridicule, she has her family's support to pursue drums. It begins with women like Nana, to change the course of history. View Now
We've got no excuses for not living out our musical dreams after YouTube sensation Andrew Huang recreates DNCE's "Cake By The Ocean" with only a futuristic LG "InstaView" refrigerator, serious "Foley" skills and some clever editing. His cover's so well made it could be a fridge commercial!
Modern recording studios allow artists to "stack" vocal tracks and instruments, but music wunderkind Dominic Fragman ditches the high-tech to drum, strum and sing simultaneously! After Dominic's cover of Rush's "Tom Sawyer" went viral, he's amped up his "solo-trio" antics to perform what we think is the perfect cover of "Black Dog" by Led Zeppelin.
YouTuber and amazingly innovative guitarist samuraiguitarist can make music with just about anything, so what about a hockey stick, ice skates, a rink, puck and more? Along with pal Jeff Gagne, the two recreate classic "The Hockey Song," originally performed by folksinger Stompin' Tom Connors. It's incredible how the hockey sounds all work together, and we can't get over that hockey stick guitar! View Now
When it comes to animal companions, there's no relationship more sacred than the love between a boy and his pet dog. Musician and guitarist Colin Boutwell puts these wonderful emotions to music in "My Buddy & Me," a heartwarming song dedicated to you-know-who. Merle himself even makes a few cameos as Colin strums!
A legend is born when Twitch star Ice Poseidon features a random street musician on his popular live-stream. Though they'd never talked before, Ice Poseiden invites guitar-playing Dion Lovel up to his apartment and has him strum a hit Ed Sheeran cover. Secretly, though, "Ice" creates s Twitch account for his new friend and tells his thousands of viewers to subscribe and donate to Dion if they like what they hear! View Now
Have you ever looked at a bunch of bananas and thought to yourself that you could make some pretty sweet music with them? Probably not, but that's exactly what YouTube channel Unbox Therapy did courtesy of a clever invention from Makey Makey. View Now
You might remember the Narvaez family's first viral splash in 2010 when 5-year-old Alexa and dad Jorge sang a heartwarming cover of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' "Home." Fast-forward to today and nearly-teenage Alexa's learning to play the piano! View Now
Rob Scallon is a musician on YouTube that has some serious skill when it comes to playing string instruments. Recently, Scallon decided to tackle the challenge of shredding some metal music...on a sitar. After watching this video you might never look at that instrument the same way ever again. View Now
They say the best things in life are free, but can you imagine David Freiheit's surprise when he stumbles upon "Bucket Boy" Matthew Pretty on the Vegas Strip? He's in for a world-class show as Matthew "bangs," "booms" and "pings" his way into the hearts of an ever-growing crowd.
Ukuleles were all the rage not too long ago and Lawrence Stump decided to build one 13-feet-long. You might need a stool and two people to play it, but everything is built to (a much larger) scale. He has made it into the Guinness World Records book holding the title "Largest Ukelele" and Guinness just shared his story on YouTube. View Now
If you're a fan of "Hallelujah," you'll adore Matthew the Shirtless Violinist's beautiful cover of Leonard Cohen's original 1984 hit. Soak in the haunting notes as Matthew bows away in a towering cathedral surrounded by a small choir of four.
Check out more shirtless covers on his channel here!
While practicing her flute this girl had a captivated audience throughout her entire performance, her dog. The question is, was the dog howling along with the song or protesting hearing it again? We'll let you decide. Either way, this dog's reaction is absolutely hilarious! View Now
When Tim Linhart looks at a block of ice, he sees music! This ice sculptor's pioneering work in ice instruments has opened up a whole new frontier in music that this National Geographic short film explores. Watch as Tim and his ice orchestra coax beautiful music out of frozen water in a specially-designed igloo.
If you've never heard of this musically talented chicken named Jokgu then this video is a great place to start. Jokgu lives in Germantown, Maryland and has performed in a number of different videos, which you can watch on the Two Creative Chicks YouTube channel. In addition to performing solo acts, Jokgu is also a part of a chicken band called the "Flockstars." View Now
If you've never listened to the incredible music of the Rockin'1000 then this video is a great place to start! The rock band is made up of over 1,000 musicians from multiple countries around the world such as Italy and Mexico. At their recent live performance, the group performed an incredible cover of Nirvana's hit song "Smells Like Teen Spirit." View Now
Have you ever wished that your daily life had sound effects just like in the movies? Well, that's exactly what these musicians recreated in this highly entertaining video series. If you want to see even more of these videos, you can check them out on their YouTube channel. View Now