Rachmaninoff's Big Hands

It is commonly known that Rachmaninoff had some HUGE hands which translated into chord structures that were extremely difficult to reproduce [unless you are Andre The Giant], well this guy has a solution to that problem

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+29 1. kutsuke commented 12 years ago

Very entertaining
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-5 2. Daeph commented 12 years ago

Now play some Henry Cowell stuff!
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+5 3. owner commented 12 years ago

:) Rachmaninoff must had 16 hand fingers.. :O
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+22 4. Platonic commented 12 years ago

a little nightmare indeed
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+2 5. xmadxxx commented 12 years ago

waaaaw :D cool
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+2 6. c2quad commented 12 years ago

Looks like he is printing something ;) :D
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+7 7. irishgek commented 12 years ago

I like it very clever, love the acting from the assistant.
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+5 8. dushan commented 12 years ago

:D me, only hands small!
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+4 9. medicino commented 12 years ago

Man I watched this video long time ago and couldn't remember what was its name, thank you Snotr, if we only had the option to save favorites that would be awesome, like in the iPhone app, can we pleeeease? :D :D O:) O:)
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+3 10. Tareim (admin) commented 12 years ago

#9 till one gets implemented, a good way to save your favourite vids is to create a bookmark folder just for your favourite snotr vids
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+2 11. Woolf2000 commented 12 years ago

igudesman & joo -> there is much more on youtube of them
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+1 12. Namron7 commented 12 years ago

Bet Rachmaninoff was a big hit with the laydees, especially when he got those hands into their erm.....chorduroys >:)
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+4 13. talentsofnote commented 12 years ago

This is hysterical! As a pianist myself, I can identify with the issue of Rachmaninoff's LARGE chords. That particular prelude has really big chords that require all 10 fingers and sometimes 11 keys. ????? What was he thinking when he wrote this?! He was obviously not considering the normal sized hand for performance. This is a very funny and ingenious solution to that problem.

Is this the same pianist who recorded Billy Joel's Fantasies and Dilusions?
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-2 14. blackty commented 12 years ago

I'm still waiting for the six fingered baby (see previous snotr video)
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+1 15. handypandy commented 12 years ago

Victor Borge would have approved :)