The Most Unexpected Acoustic Guitar Performance | The Showhawk Duo | TEDxKlagenfurt

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Speechless Guitarist : I play guitar myself, I see a lot of criticism about skill. This isnt about skill, this is about emotion and performing. They sat up a great performance, and i believe they will inspire others to play guitar. Music isnt about competition, its about fun and unity. I hope people understand this.

Kristoffer Vemøy : Song list: 1. Insomnia - Faithless 2. Zombie nation - Kernkraft 400 3. Sandstorm - Darude 4. Adagio for strings - "Tiesto" 5. Children - Jack Holiday 6. ATB - Till i Come 7. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen cheers

crazym108 : Can we talk about how bad the audience is at clapping along? I'm glad it died out quickly.

Jon Harvey : This is the most unexpected improper use of the word unexpected I've ever unexpectedly read.

Jon Kemp : To anybody keen to point out the fact that there is not a lot of guitar skill needed to play these arrangements, you have missed the point. These guys have taken songs unintended for acoustic guitar and arranged them in such a way that they don't sound empty and boring. They have created something innovative and entertaining, and this is why the crowd appreciated it as much as they would've Tommy Emmanuel or Don Ross. The arranging on BR was fantastic, one of the best i've heard considering there were only 2 instruments recreating a song with many parts, also think getting the crowd to sing was a nice touch.

Ewan ET : People who clap in the audience need to be thrown out

Mygary : Music doesn’t need to be complicated to be good.

Rushad Patel : That middle finger got too much testosterone.

Kim Chung Lương : Some people say this doesn't require much skill. It does. It requires a huge amount of musical skill - just not athletic skill like upstart guitar players expect from any performance. Quick fingers and the ability to play fast are just athletic skills. Musical skill is the ability to make the audience feel the emotion of the music, and to that we don't find any lack of evidence here.

Will Anderson : Why are there so many comments complaining about originality or skill level? Can't we as an audience try be positive and encourage them to grow rather than scold them for what we believe are faults?

Ed Fulginiti : If music is intended to bring joy, well, then they brought it!

Justin England : Don’t ever clap unless prompted...

Vicki McMillan-Kilpatrick : Was so lucky to have these guys play at our wedding in St Andrews in 2015, absolutely amazing and really lovely guys!

gary bowman : I don't know how those guys keep rhythm and tempo when the audience starts clapping out of synch, they are in a "ZONE"... 👍👌

Digital Gorilla : This entire first 15 min set is the soundtrack to my personal renaissance. Thank you. <3 <3 <3 You made a happy man very old, or something like that. :)

Nikhil Sampath : i cant believe more than a thousand people have given this a thumbs down. Guess they just dont know how to appreciate music OR they are probably just deaf!!!

Whoa Look Out! : I feel like my dude on the right could bench a Prius with his middle finger.

Ryan Jones : These guys must have asked mom and dad for turntables for Christmas, when mom and dad said no and bought them guitars. They did this in retaliation lmao.

r4vis : The Most Unexpected Acoustic Guitar Performance??? not really tbh.. I would call it A great Acoustic Guitar Performance

Parikshit Gupt : That's all u need.. a guitar and ... a guitar👍🏾

Billy Brown : Awesome. Wish crowds would keep a beat though

Patrick Curran : From reading the comments there are some seriously intelligent guitar players picking this a part. But to ask why the crowd is enjoying themselves is puzzling to me. Wish more people would get lost or found in music and just enjoy it. Be grateful and congregate in happiness.

Chingga ZYH : 9:14 anyone notice that she is sleeping well (left side bottom red dressing girl)

Dirk Mertens : It is not because a guitar is brown that it is an acoustic guitar. Well played, though. I play for 15 years and I can only dream of a middlefinger like that :-).

Aidan Holmes : A few seconds in "But they're not acoustic, I've been deceived". A few minutes in "Oh my God they're amazing, I don't care what they're playing anymore".

David Williams : Hey, are their names BILL AND TED. Lol—-

Ellexis : Best twenty-two minutes and 59 seconds of my day! Pure ear candy!

Da BJ : First of all: Why do things have to take skill to be good? Second: This was good. Third: This takes a lot of skill!

Bigmozzarella : Some of the negativity in the comments is because the title tries too hard. Just give a fair title and let the performance speak for itself.

Jones Family : Since the movie, “Bohemian Rhapsody” came out, I have heard so many different versions, all stunningly gorgeous. Proof the Freddie really did it. He wrote, perhaps the best song of all time, that reaches all. It has this amazing universal appeal with the ability to weave itself into every brain that it lands upon. No matter where it’s played, people know it and know it well. And we never get tired of it These two offer yet another version, and they’ve made it their own with audience participation. These audience members will remember this performance to tell stories to their grandchildren. Thank you.

DJ De4dy : Songname at 5:05? pls do not troll like "Darude - Sandstorm XD" I'm searching for the real name!

Sushant Khare : If there would have been a love button I would have clicked that.

bobbyfan418 : Epic take on a timeless classic. Wow. As a music fan, AND a guitarist...Bravo to these guys.

blindhowlingdrunk : Must be so off putting to have the audience clapping out of time like that

lee martin : I’ve seen them a couple of times in Cambridge and they were fantastic, and really friendly. Happy to have a quick chat. They created a great atmosphere very quickly

r.k rai : You both are Gems... Absolutely stunning! Loved it>>>

l'Accordeur Accordé : What is the list of songs please ?

Alex BittoNagy : Hmm, my first visit to this.....there seem to be many of supposed superiority. Possibly they've been swayed by the fact that TED is usually the sole preserve of the so-called educated elite......take a breath, get off your moral, superior high-horse & just enjoy. As many others have commented, let The Showhawk Duo engage your emotions......oh, that's right.....only if one has them to begin with.... Addendum: Given that there's a high probability that many who take part in TED are on the Autism Spectrum (I'm an ASD native, but I let my emotions run free!), I urge my fellow ASD brethren to try to switch off our innate tendency to analyse......and just drift........ ;-)


Giaco54 : entertaining - the performance and the comments -

Alec Brown : Anyone else start to get a little dizzy watching their heads lmao

Nikhil Raj Gupta : Goosebumps

Chris Kallaher : These guys are clearly accomplished players but the clickbait title (it takes a fair amount to surprise me on acoustic guitar) and the somewhat incongruous nature of the venue do them a disservice. If they were playing on the street in Amsterdam or in a small club in Cambridge I think most people who saw them - myself included - would be impressed.

Marc Scordato : Interesting rhythmic progressions . Interesting guitar choices a Hybrid Godin and an old beat up Tackimine .

Roy B : For those of you that don't find this performance that outstanding you're missing the whole point. As stated in the description "it expresses emotions and intent." Did you not see the facial expressions and body movement? Play it again. Turn the sound down and put on some other really good acoustic guitar and I think you will change your opinion.

el pedro : I like the bohemian rhapsody version from newton falkner more!!i think they coppied him a bit!!!

Sushant Khare : If there would have been a love button I would have clicked that.

Gary Benade : this made me smile, made my day, brilliant!

Je Pousse Un Cri : Beautiful Music ! Beautiful People ! Life should be beautiful then ? What do you think ?Musical Greetings from France

Hector Abreu : WOWWWWW!! this brings me back so many memories!