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Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” Played with Only One Note!

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I seem to remember seeing a video recently in which a well-known YouTube musician sampled one note on a guitar, then fed it into a keyboard and used the keyboard’s different keys to transpose that note to play a full song. But now I can’t for the life of me find that video. It might’ve been Samus Paulicelli, or Ola Englund… someone like that. Can anyone help? Drop a comment.

In any case, Rob Scallon has taken that concept to its logical conclusion. Using one note sampled on a guitar and what must’ve been dozens of hours in the editing room, he’s used that single guitar plink to re-construct perhaps one of the most harmonically complex songs of all time: Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” This thing is insane — scratch dozens, this may’ve taken HUNDREDS of hours. Oh, and Scallon also tapped a cup and pounded his desk to simulate drum sounds, sampling those in as well.

Watch below and think about how much fucking time this must’ve taken to assemble. Then think about how this same concept can be used (to a lesser degree) in regular metal recordings, and get sad about how no one can actually play their instruments these days.

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