YouTube Greats - Part 1
Youtube is probably my favourite application on the web. There really is absolutely something for everyone.
These days I rarely watch TV unless it's to view a movie, and in fact neither do my kids.
We no longer have to sit and be hypnotised by programming chosen by others, but can actively choose what we watch from literally millions of options.
Personally, I like to look up old TV shows from my childhood and classic advertisements (typical of an "old" person I'm sure my kids would say!)
My daughter like to watch music videos, especially the ones with the lyrics so that she can learn to sing along. Luckily she has headphones so the rest of the household doesn't have to be immersed in the delights of Maroon 5 all day long...
Another fascination for her for a while was the contents of girls purses, where they empty out the contents and describe each of the items. Of course small furry animals and puppies doing tricks are also a favourite.
My son is more interested in anything weird and wonderful, or insanely humorous (judging by the amount of laughter that goes on). Mostly animated stuff, but other random items get mixed in. He also uses youtube for guitar free guitar lessons, and considering the progress he's made over the summer this is a very good resource!
Occasionally they will share one of their better findings with me and some of them are real gems.
Below are a couple of alternative musical pieces that are really impressive.
Click here for YouTube Greats Part 2- British Comedy
The slide whistle verison of Bohemian Rhapsody
This piece is so clever. The musician took four days to make this and plays all the parts himself. The harmonies are great and it's also peppered with humour. You can see by the fact that millions of people have watched it, how popular this video is!
Bach’s Cantata 147, ‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’ Played On a Giant Wooden Xylophone In a Forest
This one is completely amazing and really shows how creative people can be.
It was actually an advertisement, so it remains to be seen whether this was "really done, but it is still a completely amazing video!!!
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