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Download this and other great hits of Jon Schmidt 's on iTunes *******itunes.apple****/us/album/michael-meets-mozart-1-piano/id439663057 Pachelbel Meets U2 *******itunes.apple****/us/artist/jon-schmidt/id5118375 Also you can find Sheet music, mp3s, minus tracks of all his music at *******www.jonschmidt**** Look for Love Story Meets Love Story, ROCKmanioff, Pachelbel Meets U2, All of Me, Waterfall and so much more! After our Taylor Swift Coldplay mash-up, lots of people wanted more song combos. This led us to the creation of a cool hip hop/classical mash-up, but again we could not get permission. Instead of scrapping the great ideas, we used them to create an original tune. You will hear influences and inspiration from other artists. Try and guess them. On the recording, Steven Sharp Nelson laid down over 100 tracks including cello textures never known possible. Every single sound on the video was made using only the instruments shown: piano, cello, mouth percussion and kick drum. We utilized some cool effects on lots of stuff...for example the U2-style delay on Steve's pizzicato at the beginning. The extra string on the electric cellos (the black cello has an extra high string and the white cello has an extra low string) allowed us to cover the full range of the orchestra. The deep bass drum sound is a bump on the body of the cello with a little help from some effects. The shaker sound was created by Steve rubbing rosin on his bow. The record scratch is Steve scratching a quarter on the strings...you get the idea. Special SPECIAL thanks to Paul Anderson and Tel Stewart "The Piano Guys" who put as much of themselves into the video as we did and without whom the video would never have happened. (please "Like" them on facebook, they are awesome!!!) *******www.facebook****/PianoGuys Thank you, Jon Schmidt Websites to check out! The Piano Guys Website: *******www.ThePianoGuys**** Facebook: *******www.Facebook****/PianoGuys Jon Schmidt Website: *******www.jonschmidt**** Facebook: *******www.facebook****/pages/Jon-Schmidt/83385750143 Steven Sharp Nelson Website: *******www.stevensharpnelson**** Facebook: *******www.facebook****/pages/Steven-Sharp-Nelson/149824571701550?sk=wall Devin Graham YouTube: *******www.youtube****/user/devinsupertramp Facebook: *******www.facebook****/pages/Devin-Super-Tramp/165050690179330 This video was filmed at The Muse in Provo, Utah. *******musemusiccafe**** Video Production Crew Producer Paul Anderson Director & Director of Photography Devin Graham Editor & Special Effects Tel Stewart Behind the Scenes Video Shaye Scott Gaffer David Thorpe Piano Movers Jeremy Crawford & Frank Nelson (They are the only guys I trust to move this piano)
29 Jun 2011
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Download this song from iTunes here: *******itunes.apple****/us/album/the-cello-song/id438674588?i=438674608&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Download off Amazon here: *******www.amazon****/The-Cello-Song/dp/B00524W28C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1308581263&sr=8-1 Sheet music and minus track available at: www.stevensharpnelson**** You can follow Steve on Facebook here: *******www.facebook****/StevenSharpNelsonMusic Also make sure to go and "like" The Piano Guys on Facebook at: *******www.facebook****/PianoGuys Bow Cam: Thanks to the GoPro camera we were able to get this shot, you can check them out here.. *******www.GoPro**** Be sure to watch for the bow throw around 2:35! Every sound you hear was created by Steve playing his acoustic cellos (with one exception -- a subtle "hi-hat" noise made by his voice). The Cello Song is based on one of the most recognizable classical pieces ever written, J.S. Bach's Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1: Prelude. (Hint: Say Bach's title with an English accent and it sounds a lot better). It's been featured in a lot of movies (and car commercials)...Steven Sharp Nelson decided that this piece needed some accompaniment (Bach must have been busy and never got around to it? :) Adding some original material and 7 more cello parts stacked on top of each other, Steve has created a cool new sound that embellishes all the features that have made Bach's work so popular. The 7 new parts include drawn-out melodies which soar above fast arpeggios, strumming chords from a guitar-like part, shaker sounds (accomplished by rubbing the sides of the cello), tremolo (1:08-1:24), and a cello-banging percussion part (complete with kick drum). "Bach was an amazing composer -- one of the best that ever lived. He wasn't the greatest with titles though (smile)... As a consequence, no one can ever remember his Cello Suite's name...so when I'm asked to perform his piece people always say, 'hey, can you play that ... um ... that cello song?' And so in Bach's honor I name this adaptation of his amazing composition after what it has been naturally called for hundreds of years. Thanks for listening!" -Steven Sharp Nelson You may know Steve from his work with the amazing Pianist Jon Schmidt on tunes such as "Michael Meets Mozart" and "Love Story Meets Viva La Vida." Please check out those videos and visit Jon Schmidt's site: www.jonschmidt**** If you like this video SUBSCRIBE to THE PIANO GUYS -- without them this video would have remained a dream. They are super talented and super cool guys. THANK YOU PIANO GUYS! CREDITS: The Cello Song Arrangement & Original Material by Steven Sharp Nelson Performed by Steven Sharp Nelson (and seven of his clones) Based on J.S. Bach's Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1: Prelude Produced by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson Recorded by Al van der Beek at ToyVan Media Studio Catering provided by Francois Video Produced by Paul Anderson & Tel Stewart of The Piano Guys
4 Jul 2011
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Download from iTunes here: *******itunes.apple****/us/album/rolling-in-deep-piano-cello/id464801684 Download on Amazon: *******www.amazon****/Rolling-Piano-cello-Instrumental-Cover/dp/B005MVIVGC/ref=sr_shvl_album_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1316579201&sr=301-2 For this week's video we decided to challenge ourselves. We picked a pop tune at the top of the charts -- one that wouldn't be an obvious candidate for an instrumental cover. "Rolling in the Deep" jumped out at us. The writers, Paul Epworth and Adele, described it as a "dark blues-y gospel disco tune." What could be more challenging for a classically-trained cellist and pianist? We locked ourselves in the studio (ok, not literally) and began work on the introduction. It wasn't working. The end. Just kidding...:-) The song came alive when we found a destined matchup in the melody from Gustav Holst's classical piece "Jupiter"—a deep melody that rang out when layered on top of everything we were creating for this arrangement. To make a long studio-story short, it all came together after that. ALL sounds were created by acoustic & electric cellos (5 different cellos) and piano. By the time we were finished we had used 60 tracks. Here's a link to the VOCAL VERSION! *******www.youtube****/watch?v=FGyIBnzJiyU What song should we cover next? Leave a comment! Follow the Piano Guys at *******www.Facebook****/PianoGuys Follow Steven Sharp Nelson at *******www.Facebook****/StevenSharpNelsonMusic Follow Jon Schmidt at *******www.Facebook****/JonSchmidt Credits Rolling in the Deep written by Paul Epworth and Adele Instrumental arrangement written and produced by Steven Sharp Nelson, Al van der Beek, & Jon Schmidt Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Al van der Beek at ToyVan Studio Video Produced by Paul Anderson, Tel Stewart, and Shaye Scott In this arrangement we borrowed a melody from Gustav Holst's "Jupiter" Suite from "The Planets" -- op. 32 -- be sure to listen to his original composition -- it's amazing! The melody we used comes in about half-way through the piece. Special Thanks to our shooting location: SunRiver St. George Community Center 4275 S. Country Club Dr. St. George, UT 84790 Phone: (435) 773-4100 Fax: (435) 773-4110 Website: www.sunrivertoday****
26 Sep 2011
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Get this song on iTunes here: *******itunes.apple****/us/album/moonlight-single/id450308395 Get Dubhouse remix on iTunes here: *******itunes.apple****/us/album/moonlight-braxtek-dubhouse/id451886952 Get this song on Amazon here: *******www.amazon****/Moonlight/dp/B005CSW710/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1310754484&sr=1-1 Behind the Scenes: *******www.youtube****/user/thepianoguys2#p/u/0/KAAM3zH0ntM Follow The Piano Guys at: *******www.facebook****/PianoGuys For Sheet Music to Moonlight, go here: *******www.stevensharpnelson****/store Follow Steven Sharp Nelson at: *******www.facebook****/StevenSharpNelsonMusic You can also purchase this song at *******www.stevensharpnelson****/store Moonlight was inspired by the great composer Ludwig Van Beethoven and his masterpiece "Moonlight Sonata," written for piano. It was written for piano, of course, because the electric cello had yet to be invented... I used both of my 5-string electric cellos (one tuned extra high and one extra low) and the acoustic cellos to give this piece a unique feel and a high level of emotion. I used another melody from Beethoven -- try and guess what it is (guess before you scroll down to the credits where it is listed!) It starts at 1:21 and reoccurs throughout the tune. This melody happened spontaneous in the studio and saved the tune from a bad case of writer's block. Sheet music and minus track coming soon. Credits Written and performed by Steven Sharp Nelson Inspired by Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" and the melody from Beethoven's 7th Symphony, 2nd movement Music produced by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson Engineered by Al van der Beek at ToyVan Studios Video produced by Paul Anderson, Tel Stewart, and Shaye Scott of the Piano Guys Locations: Salt Flats, Utah The "Enola Gay" Airplane Hanger, Utah -- courtesy of Jim & Tom Petersen *******www.wendoverairbase****
6 Nov 2011
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Want to become a Piano Guys founder? Click link for all the exciting details *******www.thepianoguys****/music Be first to receive our Limited Edition PianoGuys album! (Youtube hits) here: *******www.thepianoguys**** Download from iTunes here: *******itunes.apple****/us/album/rolling-in-deep-vocal-cello/id464463719 Download from Amazon**** here: *******www.amazon****/Rolling-Vocal-cello-piano-Cover/dp/B005MVJF30/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1319727462&sr=8-3 Download here also: *******stevensharpnelson****/store/index.php?cPath=1_35 For this (Vocal Version) we asked Amanda Scott to sing with us on this cover, after hearing her voice. Amanda just happens to be Shaye's wife, one of The Piano Guys. To see the instrumental version click here.. *******www.youtube****/watch?v=lUjWJSnGVB0 The writers, Paul Epworth and Adele, described "Rolling in the Deep" as a "dark blues-y gospel disco tune." As we started arranging this cover, the song came alive when we found a destined matchup in the melody from Gustav Holst's classical piece "Jupiter"—a deep melody that rang out when layered on top of everything we were creating for this arrangement. To make a long studio-story short, it all came together after that. ALL sounds were created by acoustic & electric cellos (5 different cellos) and piano. By the time we were finished we had used 60 tracks. In this arrangement we borrowed a melody from Gustav Holst's "Jupiter" Suite from "The Planets" -- op. 32 -- be sure to listen to his original composition -- it's amazing! The melody we used comes in about half-way through the piece. What song should we cover next? Leave a comment! Follow the Piano Guys at *******www.Facebook****/PianoGuys Follow Steven Sharp Nelson at *******www.Facebook****/StevenSharpNelsonMusic Follow Jon Schmidt at *******www.Facebook****/JonSchmidt Credits Rolling in the Deep written by Paul Epworth and Adele Instrumental arrangement written and produced by Steven Sharp Nelson, Al van der Beek, & Jon Schmidt Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Al van der Beek at ToyVan Studio Video Produced by Paul Anderson, Tel Stewart, and Shaye Scott Hair and Makeup by Stephanie Hauck Dolly operator Conner Wilkinson Special Thanks to our shooting location: SunRiver St. George Community Center 4275 S. Country Club Dr. St. George, UT 84790 Phone: (435) 773-4100 Fax: (435) 773-4110 Website: www.sunrivertoday****
29 Nov 2011
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Want to become a Piano Guys founder? Click link for all the exciting details *******www.thepianoguys****/music Be first to receive our Limited Edition PianoGuys album! (Youtube hits) here: *******www.thepianoguys**** Download on iTunes here: *******itunes.apple****/us/album/without-you-piano-cello-cover/id479428125 Download it on Amazon**** here: *******www.amazon****/Without-You-Piano-cello-Cover/dp/B00656PWII/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1320993003&sr=8-3 Follow us on Facebook here: *******www.facebook****/pianoguys Original song written by David Guetta, et al. Arranged and produced by Al van der Beek, Jon Schmidt, & Steven Sharp Nelson Piano/vocals: Jon Schmidt Cellos/vocals: Steven Sharp Nelson Vocals: Al van der Beek Recorded/engineered by Al van der Beek at ToyVan Studios Video produced by Paul Anderson & Tel Stewart A special thanks to our filming location, Metcom Studios. They have an incredible studio in downtown Salt Lake City! Go check out their website here! *******www.metcomstudios**** A little info about Metcom Studios: Utah's newest and most comprehensive collection of creative minds and production resources for digital media. Metcom Studios is a full-service production company with highly skilled directors, editors, recording engineers, producers, storyboard artists and animators, as well as strategic marketing and creative resources. Brent Marshall president 801-994-6141 352 South 500 East Salt Lake City UT 84102 Also thanks to our on set engineer Mason Brewer
1 Dec 2011
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Making Of du film Mortal Kombat en VF avec Christophe Lambert et Robin Shou. Un film de Paul Anderson. Site Web Foxy's : *******foxys.perso.cegetel**** Forum français sur Christophe Lambert : *******christophelambert.forum-actif****
2 Dec 2011
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DOWNLOAD THE FREE MP3 HERE: *******myve.nu/thepianoguyscellowars CHECK OUT THEPIANOGUYS Limited Edition "YOUTUBE HITS VOL. 1" ALBUM at *******www.ThePianoGuys**** Follow ThePianoGuys on Facebook here: *******www.Facebook****/PianoGuys Follow Steven Sharp Nelson on Facebook here: *******www.facebook****/stevensharpnelsonmusic Long ago in a galaxy far, far away... We bring you CELLO WARS! A result of 6 months of production...our most ambitious undertaking by far! Why Star Wars Cello? Because of our unending admiration of George Lucas, John Williams, and the most EPIC movies and film score ever created. The idea originated when Tel Stewart was editing THE CELLO SONG here: *******www.youtube****/watch?v=Ry4BzonlVlw. As a joke he decided to add light sabers to Steven Sharp Nelson's bow during the outtakes. Fans cried out for more. Al van der Beek and Steven Sharp Nelson storyboarded the song and the video concept while they were scouting locations for MOONLIGHT *******www.youtube****/watch?v=DRVvFYppU0w&feature=relmfu. But it was Steven Sharp Nelson's son Eli (6) that was the true inspiration for the project -- his enthusiasm for Star Wars, light sabers, and watching his daddy wield one while playing cello fueled the project continually. We announced CELLO WARS on September 19, 2011 thinking we'd be able to deliver on our promise within a few weeks. We had NO IDEA. 70 days later, more than 7,000 frames, 72 audio tracks, 24 hours of filming through the night in front of a green screen, the most props and costumes we've ever used, several broken bows and strings, and over 1,000 hours of editing and rendering -- we felt like we had taken on the entire EMPIRE! Tel Stewart is THE MAN. He is the reason this worked. He is the man behind the green screen -- behind the editing bay -- behind all the cool effects. He had to edit every single frame in order to make the light sabers work (a total of over 7,000 frames)! We now have a Piano Guys Hall of Fame and he was recently the first inductee. Original music composed by the AMAZING John Williams Arrangement written and produced by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson Steven Sharp Nelson: Electric Cellos/Vocals/Percussion Al van der Beek: Vocals/percussion Starring Steven Sharp Nelson and his Doppelganger (Jedi/Sith), Al van der Beek as Darth Vader Paul Anderson as Chewbacca Costume Designer: Alison Morris *******www.legendaryattire**** (An AMAZING Costume designer!) Special thanks to CEC-TV in St. George for the use of their green screen studio. Special thanks to CMI at Dixie State College letting us use their Sony F3. Special thanks to Ben Braten For the constant advice for visual effects. Special Thanks to Will Stucki for letting us borrow the cymbals and gong! Special thanks to Video Copilot (*******www.VideoCopilot****) for the education and training they provide on their website. (Go buy Optical flares! It is amazing) Their tutorials are so good. If you want to get into what Tel did here go watch all their stuff. Video produced by Paul Anderson & Tel Stewart All filming, effects and editing by Tel Stewart We used the following John Williams Star Wars Movie Themes (in order of appearance) The Imperial March (Empire Strikes Back Theme) Duel of the Fates (From Episode 1) May the Force Be With You Star Wars Main Theme Cantina Band (from Episode 4) All FIVE melodies enter one by one at the end and stack on top of each other until all of them are being played at the same time.
10 Dec 2011
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For a limited time download the FREE MP3 here: *******thepianoguys****/peponi.php Get the Piano Guys YouTube Hits Album here: *******www.thepianoguys**** Be the first to see our NEW VIDEOS WEEKLY by subscribing to our channel here: *******www.youtube****/subscription_center?add_user=thepianoguys Support us by downloading on iTunes: *******itunes.apple****/us/album/peponi-paradise-vocal-piano/id493387191 Support us by downloading on Amazon**** here: *******www.amazon****/Peponi-Paradise-Vocal-piano-cello/dp/B006UEXLCY/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1326150309&sr=8-11 Follow us on Facebook: Piano Guys *******www.facebook****/pianoguys A special thanks to one of our Founders 1LAW**** *******www.facebook****/pages/1LAW/125478697509151 If you liked this video you'll LOVE our version of these tunes: Adele Rolling in the Deep: *******www.youtube****/watch?v=lUjWJSnGVB0 David's Guetta's Without You: *******www.youtube****/watch?v=dfRtPbBFoGg The story behind the song: Each time we write/arrange a tune we take a journey. We have to admit—this journey took us a lot further than we expected. Retracing our steps reveals several factors that made this a reality. As we started arranging it we had serious writer's block. Perhaps some of the worst we've ever had. In fact, one day instead of writing we went around the entire studio with a can of WD-40 and coated every piece of metal to ensure that we were a squeak-free studio. Then on a whim we decided to back away and take an entirely new approach to the song—an African approach. It may seem random in retrospect, but at the time it was an exciting way to restart the arrangement. It was working, but our journey still was on foot until we called in Alex Boye, one of the most talented people we've ever met. Alex has this contagious energy that gave new life to the song and to us. He sings the tune in 4 different languages: Swahili, English, Yoruba (his mother's native language), and Alex's own African "scat" (we'll call it...Scafrican) =) Most of the words you hear are translated from the lyrics in the original Coldplay Tune. We're huge fans of Alex -- We bet you are now too! Follow Alex on Facebook here: *******www.facebook****/alexboye.music?ref=ts When we had finished the arrangement we all agreed that listening to it was like taking a journey to somewhere remote and ruggedly beautiful. How were we to depict this with a cello, African percussion and, most difficult of all, a grand piano? We took a risky, but oh-so-valuable turn when we called in helicopters to air-lift us and our instruments where none had gone before! (Please excuse the Trek reference). Since no one had ever done this before where were we to go for advice? Well, we can tell you that Home Depot didn't have a lot of answers (how disappointing) but we did clean them out of their strongest cable they had. We don't mind telling you that when that helicopter began lifting our brand new-never-before-played grand piano into the air we couldn't help close our eyes and cross our fingers. We consider a blessing of Heaven that it worked. I guess we figured that if it didn't, maybe it could still be a viral video -- "PIANO MOVE FAIL" =) We'd like to thank from the bottom of our hearts, Duane Fielding who offered the helicopters and SkyHawk *******www.skyhawkhelicopters**** for not dropping the piano...:-) Half-way through the first day of shooting we discovered that, as typical guys, we had forgotten to bring ANY food or water to this remote location. We had two options: one, wrestle a mountain rodent and harvest cacti or two, starve. Duane, our head pilot, took pity on us. He took off (literally) and moments later landed in a Wendy's parking lot, ordered 5 of everything (sadly, he couldn't use the drive through)...took off again and brought us chicken sandwiches and hamburgers via airmail. Thank you Duane! Flying in your helicopter was a dream come true for us despite the lack of doors. =) Filming location: *******g***/maps/mker7 All the instruments you hear are REAL instruments. We wanted to be authentic about this. The following percussion instruments were used: Djembe (drum) Agogo bell (like a cow bell) Udu (the porcelain vase-looking drum) Guiro (gourd scraper) Djabarra (shaker) Rain stick Pangi seed shaker ("goat toenails" or Unas) Credits: Paradise (Mylo Xyloto) by Coldplay written by Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, And Chris Martin; Copyright Universal Music Mgb Songs And Upala Music, Inc. Arrangement written and produced by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson Lead vocals: Alex Boye Cello: Steven Sharp Nelson Piano: Jon Schmidt Percussion and backup vocals: Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson Recorded, mixed, mastered at TPG Studios by Al van der Beek Video filmed, edited, & produced by Paul Anderson & Tel Stewart
12 Jan 2012
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Want to become a Piano Guys founder? Click link for all the exciting details *******www.thepianoguys****/music Be first to receive our Limited Edition PianoGuys album! (Youtube hits) here: *******www.thepianoguys**** Download off iTunes here: *******itunes.apple****/us/album/charlie-brown-medley-linus/id463183768 Download off Amazon here: *******www.amazon****/Charlie-Brown-Medley-Linus-Version/dp/B005L7WFZ0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1315201881&sr=8-1 Follow us on Facebook: *******www.facebook****/pianoguys This is a Peanuts Medley that Jon Schmidt arranged for Piano, along with Steven Sharp Nelson on the Cello. We thought it would be fun to do an inpromto concert for our favorite audience, and it was a blast. We hope you enjoy it in the spirit in which it is given. We had a blast and met some incredible people at Stirling Court in St. George, Utah. Original songs by Vince Guaraldi Piano arrangement by Jon Schmidt The Piano Guys Music produced by Jon Schmidt Al van der Beek Steven Sharp Nelson Video produced by Paul Anderson Tel Stewart Shaye Scott
21 Jan 2012
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GET THE BRAND NEW 'YOUTUBE HITS VOL. 1' ALBUM HERE: *******www.thepianoguys**** Download this song from iTunes here: *******itunes.apple****/us/album/christmas-cello/id396147452

 Download this song from Amazon here: *******www.amazon****/Christmas-Cello/dp/B0045NAL2K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qi... Follow us on Facebook here: *******wwww.Facebook****/PianoGuys I love these two carols (Carol of the Bells/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen) - they were made for each other -- they both capture the excitement of the Christmas Season. I have three children that just get giddy during December -- excited each morning as they get closer and closer to Christmas Day. That excitement is so contagious. I love it. It's the kind of energy and eagerness that keeps you up at night. I wanted to capture that joy and anticipation in this arrangement. People have told me that this reminds them of the Pirates of the Caribbean. Maybe one year the Pirates franchise will make a Christmas special and THIS could be the theme song! Instead of Carol of the Bells it could be titled "Jack Sparrow of the Bells." =) Merry Christmas Everyone! Carol of the Bells attributed to Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen: Traditional English Carol Arrangement written and produced by Steven Sharp Nelson & Al van der Beek Engineered/Mixed/Mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG studios Featured on the album "Christmas Cello" Video Producer Paul Anderson Cinematographer/Editor Tel Stewart For my fellow music geeks =) my favorite part of writing this arrangement is the obligatory hemiola due to the meter difference between the two songs -- one is 3/4 and the other 4/4. I hope you like the way they collide. My second favorite part is the intense canon at the end that creates a cluster-chord feel and dissonant coda finally resolving with the main theme of BOTH tunes. Shooting locations: Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah Little Cottonwood Canyon (Utah) Big Cottonwood Canyon (Utah) Ice Rink at the Gallivan Center (Salt Lake City, Utah) Special thanks to the Security guard at the Gallivan Center for not kicking us off location. And to the random guy(W.D. Johnson), who came along and offered his snow shoe so the cello wouldn't sink into the snow.
21 Jan 2012
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Want to become a Piano Guys founder? Click link for all the exciting details *******www.thepianoguys****/music Be first to receive our Limited Edition PianoGuys album! (YouTube Hits Vol. 1) here: *******www.thepianoguys**** Download on iTunes here: *******itunes.apple****/us/artist/steven-sharp-nelson/id178878245 Download on Amazon**** here: *******www.amazon****/Fortuna-Carmina-Burana-Piano-cello/dp/B00604VUGI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319726804&sr=8-1 We're on Facebook now!! :) ********www.facebook****/PianoGuys Don't forget to add our Twitter! :) *******www.twitter****/PianoGuys It was impossible to turn down an invitation from one of our fans (Brad and Andrea Harker) to visit a private race track in the middle of the Nevada desert just outside of Las Vegas. We took our cameras with us and a new tune that we created just for the occasion. Thanks to a number of subscribers for the suggestion to remake this epic classical piece by Carl Orff! It was one of three possibilities we were considering when writing with the race track in mind. In the end it was no contest; especially when we read the English transition of the Latin lyrics in the piece -- which speak of fate like a "wheel" and a "driving force!" Our version of O Fortuna was so much fun to create that it was done in a matter of three days (we couldn't let ourselves do anything else until it was finished). It consists of 6 piano tracks, 43 acoustic cello tracks, 3 percussion tracks, and 48 vocal tracks. A special thanks to Orin Harker (He owns the white car) , along with his wife Val, who hosted us, gave us all the ride of our lives, and taught us about the coolness of Radical Racing! They definitely went the "extra mile" with us in so many ways -- we are indebted to them. They even treated us to a steak dinner...good thing too, because we would have just had some cheap pizza! =) Also thanks to our other driver, Simon Shepherd, Owner Jon Morris, and manager Dave Petrie of *******www.SpringMountainMotorSports**** Music produced by: Al van der Beek, Jon Schmidt, and Steven Sharp Nelson Cinematographer/Editor Shaye Scott Cinematographer Paul Anderson Vocals: Alyssa Powers Amy Talbot Julie Nelson Catherine Bohman Al van der Beek Steven Sharp Nelson Original Composition O Fortuna from Carmina Burana by Carl Orff Piano movers/roadies: Jeremy Crawford and Frank Nelson Words (Latin with English translation) O Fortuna (O Fortune) velut luna (like the moon) statu variabilis (you are changeable) Sors immanis (Fate - monstrous) et inanis, (and empty) rota tu volubilis, (you whirling wheel) obumbrata (shadowed) et velata (and veiled) michi quoque niteris; (you plague me too;) Est affectus (driven on) et defectus (and weighted down) semper in angaria. (always enslaved.) egestatem, (poverty) potestatem (and power) dissolvit ut glaciem. (it melts them like ice.) O Fortuna (O Fortune) velut luna (like the moon) statu variabilis (you are changeable)
23 Jan 2012
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Download the song for free here (limited time only): *******www.ThePianoGuys****/justtheway.php Support us by downloading on iTunes: *******itunes.apple****/us/album/just-way-you-are-piano-cello/id498506639 Support us by downloading on Amazon**** here: (Coming Soon) SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE Channel here: *******www.youtube****/subscription_center?add_user=thepianoguys Website: *******www.thepianoguys**** Facebook: *******www.facebook****/pianoguys Twitter: *******twitter****/pianoguys We'd like to thank the Bell Tower for letting us use their facility to film. They went way beyond in helping us achieve the setting we were looking for. This is a great place to have a wedding, dinner, or dance. Go check out their website here: WEBSITE: *******belltowercourtyard****/ FACEBOOK: ********www.facebook****/BellTowerCourtyard?sk=wall The BellTower 1368 East 100 South St. George, Utah Phone: 435-673-6875 Email: infodixiewedding**** A special thanks to Bloomers *******www.bybloomers****/ for the beautiful flowers they put together just for the shoot. Also a huge Thank You to Forever More Events *******www.forevermoreevents****/ for the use of the chair covers. If you liked this video you'll LOVE our version of these tunes: ColdPlay's Paradise (Peponi): *******www.youtube****/watch?v=Cgovv8jWETM David's Guetta's Without You: *******www.youtube****/watch?v=dfRtPbBFoGg As always our subscribers give us the best song suggestions. we think "Just the Way You Are" is one of those timeless melodies that only comes along every once in a while. The word 'love' is tossed around alot today. This arrangement goes out to anyone that feels something so deeply for someone that words can't even begin to describe. Jon says, "I tried to represent the song lyrics which match how I feel about my wife to a tee. The way I feel about her affected the musical arrangement big time. It shows that 'amazing' girl how I feel about her (after 20 plus years of marriage)". We hope everyone can relate. We hope everyone hears the very deepest side of what they feel for someone when they listen to this song. Piano arrangement written by Jon Schmidt Cello arrangement written by Steven Sharp Nelson Piano recorded at Big Idea Studios Cello recorded at TPG Studios Song mixed & mastered at TPG Studios by Al van der Beek Video filmed, edited, & produced by Paul Anderson & Tel Stewart
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Support us by downloading on iTunes: *******itunes.apple****/us/album/beethovens-5-secrets-single/id501161254 Support us by downloading on Amazon**** here: *******www.amazon****/Beethovens-5-Secrets/dp/B0076ZFM5A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328773197&sr=8-1 SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE Channel here: *******www.youtube****/subscription_center?add_user=thepianoguys Follow ThePianoGuys here: *******www.thepianoguys**** Facebook: *******www.facebook****/pianoguys Twitter: *******twitter****/pianoguys Follow Tiffany Alvord here: Click here for the Vocal Version: *******www.youtube****/watch?v=CxRMFwPpkBE Facebook: *******www.facebook****/tiffanyalvord Twitter: *******www.twitter****/tiffanyalvord Second Channel: *******www.youtube****/tiffanyalvordworld Story behind the song: The Lyceum Philharmonic (Youth Orchestra) and its director, Kayson Brown, approached us with this idea. We loved it. It combined two of the things we are working to accomplish -- inviting people to classical music and inspiring young musicians. Steven Sharp Nelson had soloed with the orchestra the previous year and loved the spirit and the talent that the orchestra showed at such young ages (ages 13-18!) Together we developed the concept of "Beethoven's 5 Secrets," combining OneRepublic's tune "Secrets" with melodies and moments from all four movements of Beethoven's 5th Symphony. We used 5 different melodies from the 4 movements of Beethoven's 5th Symphony (not including the "bridge" the orchestra plays in the middle). Try to guess where they are and where they come from! What are Beethoven's secrets? He had many. His most prominent secret that he desperately tried to keep from the public and that caused him to be considered extremely eccentric, irritable, and hermit-like was his "weakness." He was deaf during most of his life. Imagine that...one of the greatest composers that ever lived could hardly hear. And yet, he wrote his life's greatest works after becoming deaf. He believed that art itself had "secrets" that had to be "forced into" in order to obtain art's highest level. There is no doubt Beethoven discovered many of the "secrets" of art -- people all over the world enjoy them every day. He was a true master of music, blessed by God. This piece and video are dedicated to him. Perform "Beethoven's 5 Secrets" and the entire Beethoven Symphony No. 5 with Steven Sharp Nelson at Lyceum Music Festival this year! Work up-close and personal with Steven and other amazing professional musicians like the concertmaster of the London Symphony and Rotterdam Orchestra. Advanced players ages 13-21 are invited to audition. Visit *******www.LyceumMusicFestival**** for details Filming locations: The Mountains of St. George Utah American Heritage School TPG Studios MetCom Studio (Behind the Scenes footage) Credits Arrangement written and produced by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson Orchestrated by Kayson Brown & Steven Sharp Nelson Performed by American Heritage Lyceum Philharmonic, under the direction of Kayson Brown Additional violin work by Julie Ann Nelson (Steven's wife!) & Matthew John Nelson (Steven's brother!) Steven Sharp Nelson: Acoustic cello, electric cellos, percussion, vocal textures Al van der Beek: Vocal textures, percussion Secrets originally written by Ryan Tedder, published by SONY/ATV TUNES LLC Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Opus 67 written by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1804-1808 and debuted in Vienna's Theater an der Wien in 1808 Orchestra recorded at MetCom Studios (*******www.metcomstudios****) All other instruments recorded by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios Mixed and Mastered at TPG Studios by Al van der Beek Video produced by Paul Anderson & Tel Stewart Dedicated to Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
12 Feb 2012
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Secrets on iTunes - *******bit.ly/tiffanysecrets My album is on iTunes: *******bit.ly/tiffanymydream The Physical CD is now on my website :D - *******bit.ly/tiffanyalvordwebsite Thanks for the support :) Check out the extended cut Instrumental Version here! *******www.youtube****/watch?v=mJ_fkw5j-t0&list=UUmKurapML4BF9Bjtj4RbvXw&index=1&feature=plcp I would like to introduce you to The Piano Guys. If you haven't heard of them, yet, then get ready, 'cause they are just getting started and they are fantastic! These guys are unbelievably talented & they have such inspirational music. I feel honored to have worked with them. Please check out their other videos and subscribe to their channel so you will know about all the awesome videos they will be posting in the future. Connect with The Piano Guys: Website: *******www.thepianoguys**** Subscribe here: *******www.youtube****/thepianoguys Facebook: *******www.facebook****/pianoguys Twitter: *******www.twitter****/pianoguys I've been really excited about this project/song & I hope you guys enjoy it! Thanks for watching and sharing (: ~Tiffany Connect me here: Facebook: *******www.facebook****/tiffanyalvord Twitter: *******www.twitter****/tiffanyalvord Second Channel: *******www.youtube****/tiffanyalvordworld Arrangement written and produced by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson of ThePianoGuys Orchestrated by Kayson Brown & Steven Sharp Nelson Performed by Tiffany Alvord, lead vocals American Heritage Lyceum Philharmonic, under the direction of Kayson Brown (visit their site at www.LyceumMusicFestival****) Additional violin work by Julie Ann Nelson (Steven's wife!) & Matthew John Nelson (Steven's brother!) Steven Sharp Nelson: Acoustic cello, electric cellos, percussion, vocal textures Al van der Beek: Vocal textures, percussion Secrets originally written by Ryan Tedder, published by SONY/ATV TUNES LLC Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Opus 67 written by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1804-1808 and debuted in Vienna's Theater an der Wien in 1808 Video produced by Paul Anderson & Tel Stewart Orchestra recorded at MetCom Studios (www.metcomstudios****) All other instruments recorded by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios Mixed and Mastered at TPG Studios by Al van der Beek
13 Feb 2012
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Want to become a Piano Guys founder? Click link for all the exciting details *******www.thepianoguys****/music Be first to receive our Limited Edition PianoGuys album! (Youtube hits) here: *******www.thepianoguys**** Download from iTunes here: *******itunes.apple****/us/album/christmas-cello/id396147452 Download from Amazon here: *******www.amazon****/Christmas-Cello/dp/B0045NAL2K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316579124&sr=8-1 Download the SHEET MUSIC here: ********www.stevensharpnelson****/store/index.php?cPath=2_23 Filmed at Stewart Falls. This week we thought we'd reach back to our roots. We rolled the cameras in a place where they have rolled many times before -- Sundance, Utah. Steve has spent many summers there in a cabin built by his grandfather. It's also where he proposed to his wife (she said yes, by the way =) Such an incredible place of beauty and raw nature merited a piece of music that matched the setting. This arrangement of Nearer My God to Thee was the first song Steve and Al recorded together. It is based upon and inspired by an arrangement of James Stevens for 9 voices. For us music often is a spiritual experience -- a way to connect with others, with nature, and with a loving God. This video is not meant to exclude those that do not believe in God. We hope everyone can find beauty in this music and relate it to how they feel when they experience joy—whether it's joy from hiking in nature, spending time with family, serving others, or relaxing on a beach. Enjoy! Filmed in Sundance, Utah Credits Music attributed to Lowell Mason (1792-1872) Arrangement by James Stevens 9-cello adaption by Steven Sharp Nelson Music produced by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson Performed by Steven Sharp Nelson Recorded, mixed and mastered by Al van der Beek at ToyVan Studios Video produced by Paul Anderson, Shaye Scott & Tel Stewart Websites to check out! The Piano Guys Website: *******www.ThePianoGuys**** Facebook: *******www.Facebook****/PianoGuys Jon Schmidt Website: *******www.jonschmidt**** Facebook: *******www.facebook****/pages/Jon-Schmidt/83385750143 Steven Sharp Nelson Website: *******www.stevensharpnelson**** Facebook: *******www.facebook****/pages/Steven-Sharp-Nelson/149824571701550?sk=wall
23 Feb 2012
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