Instrumentube: Play Instruments On YouTube

from the creative-uses dept

We’re still totally amazed at the Thru You album that Kutiman came up with earlier this year by mixing together a bunch of totally separate YouTube videos into a rather complete album of amazingly good songs that had never been heard before. Kutiman had to do lots of work to find the right videos playing the right music for what he wanted, but the next person looking to do something similar have a bit of help. Daniel alerts us to a new project that he’s created on YouTube, called Instrumentube, which is basically a series of simple videos of a single instrument being played in a specific way, matching up with a chart on the bottom, which perfectly aligns with the YouTube slider. Once you let the full videos load, you can just start clicking on the slider in the appropriate place to get the note you want. I was going to embed a few below, but for some reason I’m having trouble getting the embeds to be at the right size so that the notes line up with where the slider is, so if you want to check out a few individually, here’s a piano, electric guitar, standup bass and shaker.

Of course, by themselves they might not be anything special, but start mixing them together… and maybe with some work (and some others) you can start to get something like this:

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Mike Masnick (profile) says:

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Mike ran this 7 months ago. It’s a repeat. It wasn’t even new when HE ran it.

That post was about Kutiman. This post is about instrumentube. Reading comprehension. It’s what’s for breakfast.

Besides you claimed it was from 2007. It was not. I’m still waiting for the evidence that the Instrumentube idea was shown in 2007.

Why do I get the feeling I’ll be waiting for a while…

Mike Masnick (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re:3 Re:

I stand corrected, the correct comment would be “January called and wants their idea back”. Internet time, you know.

The instrument videos were put up last week. How is that January?

In the end Mike, you post is about an idea, an idea that is already “old” in internet terms. Congrats.

You really ought to try reading before spewing stuff. It just makes you look like a fool.

This post is about something new. Go ahead, read it again.

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