Learn to Play an Instrument in 7hours and 38mins

25 apr 2016
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This month I've been learning a new instrument. I can already play guitar and piano so I decided to learn something new with the Bamboo Saxophone and cover the jazz piece Take Five by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. I set the bar at learning the first minute of the song and it took me 7 hours and 38 minutes to record a decent take.
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The sax I used is a Goldstar Bamboo Shogun Saxophone hand crafter by Chris Tummings:

Music Credits:
Railroad's Whiskey Co by Jahzzar
Jazz Comedy by Bensound
Royalty free music from Bensound
Swing Manouche by John Åhlin
Epidemic Sound Library

  • 1:14 boat horn

    Charlie WhitfieldCharlie WhitfieldPirms dienas
  • What's the song he played at 2:25?

    Max DukhovskoyMax DukhovskoyPirms 6 dienām
  • Titanic meme song was made here

    PEAKY CREWPEAKY CREWPirms 10 dienām
  • this instrument makes me so aggressive i dont know why

    MarcMarcPirms 26 dienām
  • That was funny 🤣🤣 and astonishing beautiful at the end, kudos!

    Tom VerdiktusTom VerdiktusPirms Mēneša
  • Not your average Mike!

    Tate FehrTate FehrPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Were u circular breathing?

    no jono joPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • at the start i almost cryd because i thought he was useing a reed

    King AlfredoKing AlfredoPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • As a musician myself, I relived my worst moments watching this video

    EthanSooEthanSooPirms 2 Mēnešiem

    Layal AlawiLayal AlawiPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Umm how many times do you change bruh

    Vibe café OfficialVibe café OfficialPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • You should learn to do circular breathing!!

    Kieran P RalstonKieran P RalstonPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I like the Star Wars song

    Chibi FujiChibi FujiPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • violin was easier 😂

    The DevilThe DevilPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • The comment section is full of fun

    Speedcube SolverSpeedcube SolverPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • 1:58 sounded like a hello!!!!

    Hilda DonHilda DonPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Th squeek is when ur just minding ut buisness in the park and that anoying goose is there to haunt u....

    agnesagnesPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • and reeds are hard, thats impressive, even with his lip poking out

    T4CTIC4L PlAyZT4CTIC4L PlAyZPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • every instrument player is cringing on his everything but to be fair, look what he learned to play in 7 hours

    T4CTIC4L PlAyZT4CTIC4L PlAyZPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Try clarinet! You’d be good at it!

  • I feel the lip thing. I play oboe and after playing a while my lip feels tingly,

    Don't talk to meDon't talk to mePirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • 3:57 hes happy and then suddenly he goes sad

    Moalyz.Moalyz.Pirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • you should play the naruto song

    CJ GragedaCJ GragedaPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Lmao the star wars bar scene music

    Calvin KellamsCalvin KellamsPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • He learned 7 hours but cant get the vid to 10 min

    Wolf.infiniteeWolf.infiniteePirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • He's trying to hard chill out brother it's just gonna make it that much harder.

    KC`s KarateKC`s KaratePirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • As a clarinet player I get the lip being numb thing

    Sir_Squiggles_ The_ThirdSir_Squiggles_ The_ThirdPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • I’m percussion gang, but still know that ur NOT SUPPOSED TO PUFF UR CHEEEEKSS

    Baked RavioliBaked RavioliPirms 6 Mēnešiem

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  • I couldn't even play the recorder

    TTPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • 1:39 sounds like a drink cat laughed so hard.

    big water toursbig water toursPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • What is he playing at the end, and what is the closest thing i can seek to cauz there less tut for the bamboo sax peace

    Gustav GunzGustav GunzPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • It’s basically a clarinet

    Sir PancakeSir PancakePirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • what brand is this instrument?

    Shady CharacterShady CharacterPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • maybe Learning to compose

    Luca.the.climberLuca.the.climberPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • mike boyd: take 90 percussionists : first time?

    Erkin CanErkin CanPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • 1:57 i swear the flute said “hello!”

    the choice is yoursthe choice is yoursPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • awesome, but can you learn to play alto saxophone?????????pleasssssse try it

    Maty BařinaMaty BařinaPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • you changed your shirt 13 times in 7 hours???? :)

    AppulAppulPirms 7 Mēnešiem
    • The real question is why you counted

      Martin PanevMartin PanevPirms Mēneša
  • Band kids, watching this and trying not to double over in pain: Seriously, though, this was fun to watch and the end result was very good for only 7 hours!

    Reluctant ArtistReluctant ArtistPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • 4 year check up

    Teodulo GuerreroTeodulo GuerreroPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • Man’s embouchure is absolutely dire. His bottom lip is out, instead of having it curl over the bottom set of teeth. Plus, his cheek is not tight enough. Anyways, just here to help you improve Mike. Try to use tounging btw.

    Javier TanJavier TanPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • Laughs in band kid

    Snoopdog136playzSnoopdog136playzPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • Take 95

    Ailurophile900Ailurophile900Pirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • 0:00 to 0:09 sounds like copyright and again at 2:25 to 2:33

    Harvey KealHarvey KealPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • The Bamboo Sax sounds amazing, I want to learn.

    Jade Of All TradesJade Of All TradesPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • 7th year alto sax vet here. It was so funny watching you attempt to teach yourself how to play.

    Josiah PhillipsJosiah PhillipsPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • Lol with that intro you know it’s going to be a good vid

    ChainsawChuckChainsawChuckPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • I am guessing that you never wet the reed, the reed works better when it's wet and do NOT give it to other people.

    Denzel and MusicDenzel and MusicPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • You should try learning Hungarian rhapsody no. 2 on the piano in 7 hours 38 minutes

    Josh WJosh WPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • Hurdy gurdy is an unknown instrument

    ShadowShadowPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • This guy trying to make a sound with a dry reed smh my head Anyway On to giant steps!

    Thomas TyrrellThomas TyrrellPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • Alto sax is a good and easy one

    Sonia PadillaSonia PadillaPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • Where did you find a backing track in this key?

    Ryan WongRyan WongPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • The embouchure is so hard to look at, its like a fish suckling on a really long toe.

    Weebo The Waifu BanditWeebo The Waifu BanditPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • 1:43 “Half of these notes have the same finger position!” Trumpet players: *Oh you don’t know the half of it, buddy*

    Deflated BoyDeflated BoyPirms 9 Mēnešiem
    • Oh yesssss that’s so true. When I get a song that is like all just lip changes I die on the inside

      Johnny MalinowskiJohnny MalinowskiPirms 2 Mēnešiem
    • I play trumpet and it’s very true

      BagelBoi3195BagelBoi3195Pirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • French horn

      DinnerboonsDinnerboonsPirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • Here at least it's not like the Rubik's cube all of them require the same finger placement's

      Adam SiddleAdam SiddlePirms 7 Mēnešiem
    • And euphoniums.

      Snoopdog136playzSnoopdog136playzPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • 4:55

    Tederson JamersonTederson JamersonPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • 4:5t

    Tederson JamersonTederson JamersonPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • Mike: it sounds like a drowned cat :me lol

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  • Try playing digeridoo

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  • i cant control my anger as a reed player

    fireyboi_ifireyboi_iPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • when he said that he was gonna learn how to play take five, I was like damn that's a hard song even on piano and guitar haha

    jonas munk lindbojonas munk lindboPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • “That is a C” 1 second later... What’s up guys, Ali-A here.

    MeHungrMeHungrPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • awesome bro I'm stding it now ))) you inspire me a lot!

    Greg RisenGreg RisenPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • It’s a glorified recorder

    Isaac BlascoIsaac BlascoPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • His eyes tho at 0:16

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  • 1:52 para no verte más

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  • 2016: Oh its star wars music! Vs Now: ITS BECOME A MEME

    Yafangs Mind!Yafangs Mind!Pirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • This is just a recorder with extra steps.

    KordinaryKordinaryPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • 1:38 he looks like he is sucking a pickle

    PC tech StudiosPC tech StudiosPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • 1:02 his cheeks are so puffy and his embouchure is loose. this makes me cringe

    PC tech StudiosPC tech StudiosPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • My band teacher is crying in the corner right now.

  • Talk box

    Donrey jeeDonrey jeePirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • 1:57 HeLlO!!!

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  • LEGO Star Wars is here let’s goooo

    HiHiPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • dawg u make squidward sound like a music icon

    ogtikogtikPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • he can slap B A S S

    Les frères MasquésLes frères MasquésPirms 10 Mēnešiem
  • lip position F*cking mint 😂

    Octo _310Octo _310Pirms 10 Mēnešiem
  • Band director to woodwinds: oh dear oh dear gorgeous Band director to percussion: FRICKING DONKEY!!

    Reee EeeeReee EeeePirms 10 Mēnešiem
  • You can here him accidentally play "the lick" at 3:41

    Jesse NewJesse NewPirms 10 Mēnešiem
    • I h8 how I know "the lick"

      Jaxson BrowningJaxson BrowningPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • At 1:56 the sax sounds like a Elmo saying "hello! "

    HA2ZYHA2ZYPirms 10 Mēnešiem
  • 0:38 Can we get a video of you playing the full song like this?

    Thomas Diana IIIThomas Diana IIIPirms 10 Mēnešiem
  • Learn the trumpet now.

    Justin TounsiJustin TounsiPirms 10 Mēnešiem
  • I swear that the sax is just a clarinet in disguised .

    Wiell NyanWiell NyanPirms 10 Mēnešiem
  • why tf did the take 5 joke make me laugh the first and second time he did it

    stovestovePirms 10 Mēnešiem
  • Its a saxonett....... Thats awefull

    Ben SchönhardtBen SchönhardtPirms 10 Mēnešiem

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  • Me: *watching at like 3:00 am* Mike: "Sounds like a drunk cat." Me: *bursts out laughing* Also Me: it was at this moment he realized... he flipped up.

    TheBlueTorch7TheBlueTorch7Pirms 10 Mēnešiem
  • 3:32 Cant relate. I played in Jazz Bars and I think my lips have biceps now so yeah...

    Talha YukselTalha YukselPirms 10 Mēnešiem
  • Bruuuuhhh The embouchure is even worst then the beginner band OMG!!!

    Talha YukselTalha YukselPirms 10 Mēnešiem
  • 1:54 thats what she said

    funfactguyfunfactguyPirms 10 Mēnešiem
  • I've got It... I play euphonium, trombone, drums and Guitar but i cannot play bamboosax😔

    Filippo ErcolaniFilippo ErcolaniPirms 10 Mēnešiem
  • Can you do this week i learned how to break a bat over my knee

    Jojo KobayashiJojo KobayashiPirms 10 Mēnešiem
  • At 1:44 “half of these notes have the same fingering” trumpet players: 😑

    Claire ShenClaire ShenPirms 10 Mēnešiem
    • Could you explain?

      DaredevilDaredevilPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • learn how to play the bass clarinet

    James LaneJames LanePirms 10 Mēnešiem
  • Put your bottom lip over your bottom teeth

    Barbara WilsonBarbara WilsonPirms 10 Mēnešiem
  • Learn to play the banjo

    Samuel KirbySamuel KirbyPirms 11 Mēnešiem
  • Try playing a clarinet

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  • fake

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  • Learn to heely

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