"Moonlight Sonata" in a Bus Station

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Can you play Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" on piano? If you're a random bus commuter in Newcastle, UK, the answer apparently is "yes" -- with a little help from your friends.

In this video, Andy Jackson of the Cobweb Orchestra plays the majority of the piece, leaving the high melodic lines for passersby. He coaches them through it one or two notes at a time. It's adorable seeing kids and various others (most of whom have never played piano) give it a shot and, for the most part, succeed. My favorite section is when Jackson switches sides, letting his assistants play the super-low notes. Adorable.

(Via The Kid Should See This.)

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November 1, 2012 - 5:18am
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