Sight reading! Pew, pew, pew, pew, pew! Do you guys know what sight reading is? In case, you’re not a musician… You can get our merch and be like a musician. All the knowledge will download. – Yes.
– Cause geniuses are on twosetapparel.com All right. So today’s sight reading challenge theme… Is for you piano gang peeps out there. We will be sight reading piano music. Not only is this going to be very interesting because… There is two staves and a bass clef. You pick whatever line looks like it’s the melody and you play it. Because pianists play too much notes. We violinists only play the melody. Unless you’re second violin. Scissors, paper, rock! Pa, pa, pa, pa, paw! Alright! Schumann – Album for the Young. Because I’m young at heart. Oh, that’s not fair! – That looks alright.
– That’s not fair! I got the easy looking one. No! – This is both treble clef.
– I need the easier one. Oh bro, everyone knows this song. Ooh! Ooo… Ooh!! – Switching lines!
– Flexing! Ooh! Dude that was like – Ooo! Ooh! Nice! – Mmm!
– That was a nice melody. Good job Schumann. Mmm. I actually don’t know this piece. You don’t know it? – No.
– It’s really – It’s really popular. – Alright. Well – Well there’s one here so it’s called –
– All the piano gang people will just… “You don’t know this piece?” Beethoven Sonata Pathetique! Are you serious? – Adagio Cantabile
– Oh but it’s adagio – Bro that looks messed up… How… Bass clef! There’s four flats. – Dude…
– You gotta transpose it up. Wait, you’re playing this right? – Oh, I am playing that one.
– That’s the melody. That’s not the melody. Oh no! I was looking at the bottom one. – You’re playing the bass part.
– Dude, that’s – Dude, that’s so slow! There’s four flats. No! That’s an E flat! *beep* Dude, bass clef is already a level three. Like… Changing clefs. Yeah. Ooo! Oh. Oh no. Nice. I’m so nervous. Nah, it’s bass clef now. I don’t know why this is level one. This – But you did a lot – I love how you… Like did three times faster for treble than bass. Yeah. I took so long. – Your bass clef was so slow.
– I was like… B flat… Next note… Next note… I was trying to look at the intervals. That’s a third, that’s a fourth. In this key it’s gotta be this note. Level 2! Oh, that was funny. Haydn Sonata in F major. Hob XV 1. Alright. Nice. Scherzo… Oh, it looks so much easier. Oh, but it’s Scherzo. Ooo. Oh man. Oh! Ah! You didn’t mess up… – It was fine.
– Played a E flat. Oh, I thought it was just an out of tune E natural. Yeah, my – My left hand twitched. I will do it again. Wait, I want to play the bottom part cause it’s treble. Okay, okay, here we go. – Oooh!
– Ooh! Two is better than one! You gotta mess up once. And then you can do it again. Remember? – Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.
– You gotta mess up once and you’ll never mess up again. – That’s right.
– That’s why you guys should always perform. Okay. Next one. The next one should be Mozart piano sonata. Oh, Mozart piano sonata… – Oh, man…
– Maestoso. Allegro maestoso. Okay… Wa – wa – wait. You can mess up once. New rule! Ooh!! What is that? Pianists… Pianists, when there is double stops, it’s like… – So much harder on the violin.
– It’s just like… Yeah. Playing two notes at the same time on the violin – This would have been like a level… Five or six… – On the violin.
– On the violin, right? Yeah. – And we are not even playing the left hand.
– Yeah. All my tone and intonation went out the window. – Yeah, that’s funny, hey.
– I was trying to focus on those… – Notes.
– It’s funny when you are signtreading everything just disappears. – Yeah.
– Rhythm, tone, everything’s just gone. Bach! Ooo! Well Tempered Clavier. The first note that skid. – Ohh! No, no, no, no, no.
– Wow. Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah. I was – I felt it though. I – I – When I look – You know when you’re reading along the third bar freaked me out a bit. I was like “Ooo”. Like my brain wasn’t – Just don’t compute it. Yeah. It wasn’t ready for the third bar. It’s alright. We can have one mess up right? – Okay, yeah. One mess up.
– Yeah. No! – Oh! Ooh!
– Ahh!!! You were worrying about the A flat, then you forgot the B. – Yeah, yeah, yeah.
– Yeah. Yeah, that’s what – Yeah. Alright, next one. – Alright.
– For me is… – Debussy Arabesque.
– Oh, I love that piece. Fu**. – You gotta mess up once.
– I’ll do a bit slower. Can I do that? Yeah. Nice. Ooh! Then he encountered the bass clef. – Bass clef.
– Dude, that was actually legit. – You got it all.
– Dude, it’s scary. – Alright.
– That’s true. Ooo. Brahms or Chopin. – Cho – Ugh.
– Ahahahaha. Chopin Nocturne in G. Oh, my shoulder rest. Piano gang, right? Okay… Dude… Look at that double stops. You gotta turn the black keys into white keys. And then you gotta… Turn the melodic into harmonic. Woah… Wow! Okay. This is going to be hard. Ooh! I can’t even tell if you ‘re playing the right notes. – I don’t even know.
– I don’t know either. – I can’t tell.
– I went on autopilot. I was like come on. Come on. – Okay.
– I think that was the right notes. I think it was an E flat. – It’s E flat – It is! It was a –
– It is. You got it right! It is an E flat. I was like – Brahms Rhapsody in G minor. Like, actually, seriously. Are you ready? Brahms Rhapsody. Nah. Screw that. Nah. So hard. I feel like it’s too easy by just playing the melody. – But then if I play the triplets, it’s way too hard.
– It’s too hard. Woah. To be fair like… It’s very hard for violin because it’s not written for violin, first of all. And also it doesn’t really suit the hand patterns of violin. So a lot of things don’t even make sense instinctively. And we are just not used to reading four notes and having to pick one. Yeah, I know. Excuses, excuses. Last level. Last level. Woo! – You go first.
– Alright. You get to end the video. Oh… I got the Rach. Which means you get the Liszt. Oh… Why! Oh man… Dude… How do you read that? Oh! I know this piece. – You know this one?
– Oh! I know. *hums music* Dude, it’s… Alright. It doesn’t sound like it. Wait. Oh, it is E flat. Oh, okay. We can mess up once. A bit slower. Dude, that’s too low for the violin. Dun~ Dun, dun, dun. Bass clef. That was level 5 because it was literally too low to play on the violin. It’s not meant to be played. It’s like impossible. That’s why it’s level five. Alright. Well, of course the last one for me is the… Liszt. Transcendental Etude. No. 8… Good luck man. Good luck. Don’t worry, you can change the melodic to harmonic. I won’t blame you for that. If you play one wrong note… In the ninth last measure. Dude, how do I read this? I don’t even know the rhythm. Dude, it’s so ridiculous. It’s just not written for the violin. So it sounds really lame but it’s actually really hard. Can you actually do these chords? It’s actually so funny. Presto furioso. Oh, I’ll give you that one. Well, there you go. Piano gang. We’re sorry pianists out there. We know… You watch our channel. We love you too. Thank you for all the times when we play sonatas together. Thank you so much for the hard – All the many notes you play to make the harmony sound good. Conservatory life. Finding a pianist has always been difficult. But thank you for being there. In times of need… When we need accompaniment. And we need a collaborative pianist. Alright, I think that’s it guys. We hope you enjoyed our shred. Please like and subscribe and we’ll see you guys sometime.