My “clever music videos” collection on Pinterest
One of my most popular Pinterest boards is my collection of Clever Music Videos. Videos make it on to this board when they are musically clever, or clever from a film-making perspective (like a stop-motion music video that uses 288,000 jelly beans).
The videos can be used to introduce a musical concept, or simply as an incentive to get students to class quickly, if you show one at the very beginning of each lesson!
Three of my favourite videos
It was almost impossible to choose just three videos, but here they are.
You can click on the images below to visit the pin and play the video. If you have a Pinterest account, you can use the Pin It button to add the link to one of your own boards.
1. Walk Off The Earth – Royals
One of favourite Youtube artists, the Walk Off The Earth group are known for their extremely clever covers of well-known songs. They first leapt to fame with their “5 people, 1 guitar” version of Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know. This clever arrangement of Royals by Lorde shows the group switching ukeleles every couple of bars throughout the entire song. Each member incorporates percussive elements into their playing as well. And when you’ve watched this video, be sure to go and take a look at the behind-the-scenes “making of” video.
2. OK Go – This Too Shall Pass
OK Go are also well-known for making clever videos to accompany their songs. A few of their videos feature on my Pinterest board – including The Writing’s On The Wall and Needing/Getting, but I have a fondness for the Rube Goldberg machine they created for their This Too Shall Pass video. It’s even more impressive when you find out that the whole thing was shot in a single take.
3. Harmonic Analysis of Mozart’s Piano Sonata K545
One for the older students: an excellent visual representation of the harmonic analysis of Mozart’s Piano Sonata K545.
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If you’d like some more background information about the way I’m using Pinterest to collect and share links in workshops and courses, head over to my earlier article Using Pinterest To Share Music Technology Links
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Do you have any clever music videos to suggest?
Do you have a favourite clever music video you think I should add to this board? Let me know if the comments below.