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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:20 PM

Violinist Ben Lee, who can play Flight of the Bumblebee at an average of 15 notes per second, is declared the quickest human on the planet.

Judges and scientists working on the Discovery Channel show Superhuman Showdown unanimously voted the 32-year-old musician the fastest superhuman on earth, after he beat off stiff competition from a speed shooter and a base jumper.

http://www.telegraph...st-Ben-Lee.html

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:29 PM

If I was him I'd demand to be known as a Fast Fingered Fiddler rather than a 'speed violinist'.  (only saying)


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:11 PM

Was that the same guy who made `Facethoven´?
They looked kinda similar.



Anyway, I vote for Yngwie Mamlsteen. It's much harder playing it on a guitar with a plectrum than a violin with a bow. :)



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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

Joey Demaio Sting of the Bumblebee



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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:11 AM

Shows what the brain is capable of.


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 01:05 PM

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Judges and scientists working on the Quest channel's show, Superhuman Showdown, unanimously voted the 32-year-old musician the fastest superhuman on earth, after he beat off stiff competition from a speed shooter and a base jumper.

Very scientific way of determining the fastest human, voting for it...

edit: still impressive though, all of them.

Edited by squidboy, 17 November 2012 - 01:06 PM.


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:22 PM

I CAN GET  ANYBODY  ONE OF THOSE VERY EXPENSIVE  STRAIVARYASS   VIOLINS [THROUGH THE BACK DOOR ] FOR  25 DOLLARS ... "NO STRINGS  ATTACHED" ,  JUST  SAYING.


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:01 PM

After watching this, my hubby had a very non-postable comment about this guys fingers and his ability with women.


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:37 PM

This video, at the 6:00 mark. You can tell it isn't sped up by the activity going on out the window. This musician also favors Flight of the Bumblebee. Must just be easy to play fast.




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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:44 AM

View PostAndami, on 17 November 2012 - 07:37 PM, said:

This video, at the 6:00 mark. You can tell it isn't sped up by the activity going on out the window. This musician also favors Flight of the Bumblebee. Must just be easy to play fast.


He was pretty fast, but he missed out, or left out, loads of notes.
Anyway, I used to like fast guitarist back in the day and Tony MacAlpine was one of them.




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Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:06 AM

All I could hear was the bloody metronome



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Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:53 AM

I heard it on CBC's 'Sound of the Day'. 56 seconds flat and note perfect apparently.

It sounded like I had a swarm of bees inside my head for a minute. :)


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:09 PM

View Postbones101proof, on 18 November 2012 - 07:40 AM, said:

I beg to differ, there is one violinist that is deemed the fastest fingered, Niccoló Paganini whom was accused of possessing the devil. But he had something called "hyperfingers"

Casanova had those fingers too, or so I've heard.


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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:55 PM

View PostAndami, on 17 November 2012 - 07:37 PM, said:

This video, at the 6:00 mark. You can tell it isn't sped up by the activity going on out the window. This musician also favors Flight of the Bumblebee. Must just be easy to play fast.
It's not that it's easy, testosterone makes male musicians try to intimidate other musicians by playing tough musical pieces.  Flight of the bumblebee is tough.


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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

View PostCHICKEN little, on 17 November 2012 - 04:22 PM, said:

I CAN GET  ANYBODY  ONE OF THOSE VERY EXPENSIVE  STRAIVARYASS   VIOLINS [THROUGH THE BACK DOOR ] FOR  25 DOLLARS ... "NO STRINGS  ATTACHED" ,  JUST  SAYING.

Since you can't spell the poor name properly and you feel the need to type in attention-grabbing all caps, I doubt your claim.

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