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Feb 24 2014

Ancient Instrument Sounds Just Like Super Mario

shengThis is a sheng an ancient Chinese instrument that you’ve never heard of, until now. In just a minute you’ll want to learn to play it too. What would ever lead you to want to make such a commitment as learning to play an instrument. This one sounds just like your childhood.

Watch the video after the break to see what I’m talking about, but you’re going to be amazed as you watch this girl play the Super Mario theme beautifully. The sheng is apparently a thousand-year-old synthesizer. You’re going to be amazed to hear not only the song played perfectly but you’ll hear your favorite little plumber collecting jumping, warping, and collecting coins.

The only thing I can say is that I’m impressed. It’s almost too perfect. I wouldn’t be surprised to find out next week that the sheng isn’t a real thing and the girl in the video is actually just blowing into a bunch of PVC pipes glued together and painted black.

Hit the jump for the video.

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