Queen’s “We Will Rock You” played on a typewriter

By mbrooks on July 3, 2019
File – A Remington Portable typewriter sits prior to being repaired on July 22, 2014 at the Arndt Hans Joachim Bueromaschinen office supply store. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

By Matthew Brooks

Can you play Queen’s immortal song “We Will Rock You” on the guitar? How about the drums? What about … the typewriter?

The YouTube channel Device Orchestra uses everyday devices to play a variety of songs.

For “We Will Rock You” the creator goes all out by creating seven-device orchestra. Three typewriters, an electronic toothbrush, a credit card machine, an shaver, and an epilator.

The tech-savvy plays A-ha’s “Take On Me” on three electric toothbrushes.

He takes those electric toothbrushes into the wilderness to play the “Finlandia Hymn” by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. This piece of music is widely recognized as the later used for the hymn, “Be Still My Soul.

The theme of season nine of Game of Thrones was also within the capacity of the electric musician. The changing camera angles gives the video some form of the epic drama that is demanded by the nature of the show.


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