googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); With all of the rising hatred around the world right now, it feels impossible to relate to other people. If the comments sections on social media posts are any indication of how people really feel about each other, then it seems like we are doomed to experience fewer and fewer meaningful human connections until we separate ourselves completely. But as the people of Choir! Choir! Choir! demonstrate, sometimes the only thing you need to connect with other people is a common interest, like singing your heart out in unison. In 2011, Daveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman [More]
Roger Frisch is an acclaimed concert violinist with the Minnesota Orchestra. In 2009, he was diagnosed with “essential tremors,” an affliction that causes a brain’s movement control center to send abnormal signals. While the tremors were mild, it was affecting his ability to perform and could have ended his career. It could have, at least, until he played the most important concert of his life… in an operating room. The tricky procedure involved implanting a tiny electrode in his brain which would allow him to regain control, but must be placed in precisely the right position.  Frisch has been playing music since childhood, [More]
While rumble strips may never have woken you from a slumber behind the wheel, they’ve saved countless lives over the years. Late-night drives can be exhausting, especially for truckers who run on tight schedules and deadlines. But these engineers weren’t satisfied with that telltale rumbling sound. They wanted those grooves to create beautiful music, so they designed different templates to do just that. Check it out in the video below. Since 2007, engineers in various countries have adopted this awesome technique to make gorgeous highway music all over the world. They only work if drivers are going a certain speed, [More]
While I can’t remember what it felt like when I’d finally learned the entire alphabet, I imagine inside I was doing a little dance. But Violet Ogea apparently doesn’t really like to keep any of her joy or pride bottled up. The two-year-old is from Louisiana and loves to sing more than anything else. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); When you watch how passionately she belts out her ABCs, you’ll understand just how true that statement really is. Bravo, bravo! Transcendent. Inspirational! If you’d like to watch this little rockstar-in-the-making grow up, you can follow her on Facebook or check out [More]
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); Traveling the world with a piano not far behind him, Dotan Negrin loves to set up shop on city streets to stop passersby in their tracks. After six years of traveling, he brought his piano back to New York City where it all began in 2010, but this time, he wasn’t alone. A musician by the name of Ada Pasternak was sitting on the curb nearby when Negrin had an awesome idea. Why not ask her to join him? The two of them took everyone’s breath away with their impromptu street performance. Say what you want [More]
There’s nothing better than a good, old-fashioned road trip sing-along–especially one that puts a fun, inclusive twist on classic car ride entertainment. Take Paul and Tina Sirimarco for example. Their SIGN-alongs that feature American Sign Language over some of your favorite hits. Watching this ASL interpretor and her main man “sing along” together is a blast. You can tell they’re really having a good time, even if Paul had to take a few lessons to keep up with the pro.  And I thought just remembering normal lyrics was hard… Grease – “You’re The One That I Want” Four Seasons – “Oh What [More]
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); If you’ve ever watched singing competitions on TV, then you know that people can surprise you with their singing voices. Sure, sometimes it’s the kind of surprise that threatens to damage your eardrums, but other times, the sound of their singing is so incredible that it leaves you feeling completely stunned. This season’s celebrity judges on “The Voice” had such an experience when they heard 17-year-old Wé McDonald begin to sing. Her performance was so amazing, in fact, that she got all of them to spin their chairs for her. But when she began speaking to [More]
As a five-year-old, you were probably running around in the backyard, causing mayhem with friends, and all-around enjoying your freedom before the weight of extra-curricular activities and homework took over your afternoons. Eduarda Henklein, who’s now six, likes everything you probably did as a kid. But there’s one big difference…she can take any pro drummer on in a battle. She’s just like any young girl. Facebook / Eduarda Henklein – Baterista Except for this incredible talent! It’s official: when I grow up, I wanna be as fierce as you, Eduarda! Facebook / Eduarda Henklein – Baterista Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/drum-girl/
The universal appeal of music makes it one of the world’s most powerful art forms, and those who bring rows of little black notes to life are among the most gifted people on Earth. While some talent can be taught, most musicians are born with an innate capacity for playing in a way that really moves people. When it comes to this pianist, that couldn’t be more true. When you watch him play, you’ll first notice his skill. After that, however, you’ll see what makes this artist even more extraordinary. For artists who are born with a passion for creativity, [More]
If you need a little pick-me-up, Nathan the dog has you covered. (And even if you don’t, he’s worth a watch!) Every time his owner pulls out her accordion to play a tune, the charming little Chinese crested pup can’t hold back his joy. There’s something about the music that brings Nathan to his happy place. Watch what he does when his owner begins to play… I dare you not to smile when you see it! Just look at the little guy go! YouTube That’s adorably hilarious. If stealing the show was against the law, then our friend Nathan here [More]