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  • Welcome back to TwoSet Violin.

  • For those who are new to our channel,

  • we're two violinists here.

  • We like to make fun little videos.

  • We figured a lot of people don't understand

  • what it's like to actually play a musical instrument.

  • And people would often take advantage of that

  • for profit and gains.

  • Classical music exploitation!!

  • Today, we will put on our violin detective hats again,

  • and expose some...

  • - Mm... - nasty, fake musicians out there.

  • This is how you wash your hands, guys.

  • Well, let's see how fake it is.

  • Yeah, let's see.

  • We're violinists.

  • Let's see if we can confirm if it's a fraud.

  • Fraud. I can't speak.

  • F r a u d.

  • Dude.

  • - Bro, it's so off beat! - Are you serious?

  • Oh no!

  • - They're not even- Yeah, there's no pizzicato! - Where is the pizzicato?!

  • Wait, let me get my violin.

  • How can they even do that?

  • That's so...

  • FAKE!!

  • What you hear is...

  • ...plucking.

  • But there's no plucking.

  • They're just doing...

  • And this guy's bow hold-

  • It looks like he can't even make a sound. His...

  • His bow is doing all this.

  • The guy in the grey is like...

  • *inaudible*

  • Noooo, he gave money!!

  • No!

  • No...

  • How could you feel good in your...

  • consciousness... going-

  • *cough* consciousness... going-

  • Eddy: I-

  • *cough*

  • I personally could not stand there for 3 hours

  • getting paid to do something that I'm not actually doing.

  • - That would eat away my soul. - Yeah.

  • I wouldn't feel good about it.

  • These guys were like

  • "I'm gonna support these young artists"

  • "that are struggling on the street,"

  • "busking, trying to make money."

  • Yeah. "They probably work so hard."

  • "They're talented."

  • "They sound so good."

  • But they're none of that!

  • Ugh...!

  • Just scammers!

  • Dude, his bow's doing...

  • And it's bouncing like this.

  • Ricochet.

  • It's just not on the beat.

  • - Dude, what is this guy doing?! - Dude, he's going...

  • Yeah.

  • And he's going...

  • - Meanwhile, this guy just go... - Yeah, he did the same thing the whole time.

  • At least he's kinda go...

  • - Every now and then, he has a sense of rhythm. - Yeah.

  • - Whenever there's a break, he just keeps going. - They're still going.

  • I love how they try to move.

  • He bends his knees over like...

  • as if he's musical, or getting into the music.

  • You're not!

  • You're getting into faking!

  • Hey hey, do you think they put oil on their bows?

  • OHH...!!

  • They took it from the professional.

  • OHH...!

  • Imagine they watched our video.

  • They found out the secret.

  • Ahhh...

  • Ha ha ha ha ha!

  • Yeay, not smart anymore.

  • Yeah...

  • *laugh*

  • The one he did with his bow, yeah.

  • - Oh my god. That's fake. - Oh...

  • - Tsk! - Alright.

  • We confirm it's a fraud.

  • If you see these guys in TTC station...

  • Alright, here's another one.

  • How many fake buskers are there!?

  • (I don't understand. He's not playing that music.)

  • "Why- why are you-"

  • Busted!

  • - That dude just moved his bow away. - Yeah, he's just like

  • "Nah, you're not playing anymore."

  • The violin's still going.

  • Wow, so good to know there's-

  • - there's other violin police out there, doing their job, - ...doing their jobs out there.

  • - protecting the world from fake scammers. - Thank you.

  • Dude, and there's money in that violin case!

  • He's literally playing some other person's recording probably,

  • and then just miming and making profit

  • off someone else's recording.

  • Like, okay, maybe if miming was part of the act.

  • But that was not.

  • - It's misleading, that's it. - That's misleading them to think

  • that it's actual violin playing.

  • If you see a busker that's faking it,

  • and only if you know they're faking,

  • - don't do this if you're not sure. - Yeah.

  • - Like just, ruin someone's performance. - Yeah...

  • If you see it's faking,

  • just lift the bow up.

  • Yeah, just grab their bow,

  • - and listen to how the violin keeps going. - Let's do this. It'd be like...

  • See, look what happens when Eddy lifts my bow up.

  • Ready?

  • Oh no...

  • "2020." This is happening now.

  • I'm glad they got busted.

  • - Yeah, I'm glad. - Yeah.

  • Oh my god...!

  • Ugh...

  • Ugh!

  • How is that a thing?

  • Like, okay, unless it's part of the act,

  • but I don't think that was part of the act.

  • It seemed like they just thought they can get away with it.

  • I don't know what language this is.

  • Is this Mexican?

  • Spanish, but-

  • Mexican? There's no language called Mexican!

  • But anyway, I don't know what they're saying.

  • I don't know the context.

  • But why, why is she faking it like this?

  • And that's some awkward postures as well.

  • She's just on the G string

  • when it's meant to be on the E string.

  • - That's already like... telltale sign. - Come on.

  • Yeah.

  • Even the camera is not following

  • 'cause you're not important.

  • Wait, is the orchestra playing live there?

  • Yeah, they are.

  • Yeah.

  • - Oh... my... god! - Oh...

  • - If you did that in real life, - Oh...

  • - this is what she probably sounded in real life. - What...

  • There's so much movement on the left.

  • Step 1 of making good sound:

  • Contact must remain parallel,

  • and no skidding.

  • She's doing-

  • And then she bows with her left arm as well.

  • - Yeah, she's bowing like this. - The movement comes from the right.

  • This.

  • Not...

  • I've never seen a left elbow so like this!

  • Look at that angle where-

  • It's like...

  • - The elbow is not- - Dude, it's so uncomfortable!

  • Ha ha ha!

  • But I'm surprised there's all these cameras out.

  • Why are you taking a-

  • That's where stock photos came from!

  • - From this performance, right? - Yeah...

  • Are they clapping her ability to...

  • get off the last note the same time as the track?

  • That's like clapping someone...

  • ...for doing nothing.

  • ...nothing, doing nothing!

  • Why are you encouraging fake playing?

  • Nah, I really wanna think

  • - there's some contexts I just don't understand. - Yeah.

  • 'Cause it's Spanish.

  • But from even-

  • - Okay, contexts aside, from a musician's perspective... - Yeah.

  • Why?

  • - Just why, right? - Why would you do that?

  • Why don't you just get a musician to play it?

  • And then just have a dancer to dance.

  • Yeah, this is like a...

  • - discount Lindsey Stirling. Ha ha ha ha! - Yeah. Ha ha ha...

  • This is a really bad analogy,

  • but imagine there was like a basketball game,

  • except every time you threw the basketball,

  • - there's just like a string magnet. - Yeah...

  • - And the ball just goes into the hoop anyway. - Yeah.

  • - And everyone just claps anyway. - Yeah.

  • Like you kick the soccer ball into the goal.

  • - And the goal moves to where your ball is. - Yeah...

  • And everyone's like "ConGRatULaTIoNs!"

  • "WOO!!!"

  • Maybe it's like wrestling.

  • It's fake, but people just like it for entertainment anyway.

  • *sings illuminati song*

  • Real musicians went through this:

  • For hours and hours...

  • Oh, that hurts!

  • Next one.

  • Dude, I like how they even held a mic there.

  • - It's like... - Look at him. He's smiling.

  • - He's like... - He's like "Uh-oh..."

  • That's a... live concert!

  • Why would she even wanna fake that?

  • Nothing against Katy Perry.

  • It's just the idea of...

  • - It's just the industry, right? - ...the industry getting faked out!

  • It's not enough that she's a famous singer.

  • "We also have to portray her"

  • - "as being able to play the recorder - Yeah.

  • 'cause she's multitalented."

  • Yeah, she's- Wow, that's-

  • What else can she do?

  • - I love how she didn't even try to hide it. - Yeah.

  • - Yeah, she's just like "You know what, you got me." - She's just like "Yeah, you guys busted me!"

  • "I messed up."

  • Her face like...

  • Brett: Like "Uh-oh..."

  • So I... I can't play the flute!

  • IT'S NOT A FLUTE!

  • It's a RECORDER!!!

  • OHH...!

  • I thought she was gonna make it better,

  • - but she made it worse. - I thought...

  • - I thought she saved herself. - She saved it, like just,

  • "Yeah, I can't play the..."

  • "FLUTE."

  • Actually, I wouldn't be surprised

  • if people don't know what it is.

  • Is this a cello or guitar?

  • This is a guitar, guys.

  • Oh, that's just depressing.

  • I mean like,

  • It's never black and white.

  • When you're in the entertainment industry,

  • obviously, there are things you need to do.

  • But at what point are we just creating this simulation?

  • Like, why practice when you can just

  • oil your bow, get paid more anyway...

  • than some actual stupid musician

  • that put in the hours of hard work?

  • It's like the guy said "work smart not-" No.

  • That's not smart, that's just...

  • work meaningless.

  • - Yeah. - Ha ha ha ha!

  • It's like, you may have won,

  • but at what cost?

  • Alright, guys.

  • We hope we revealed some truths.

  • And we hope this doesn't discourage you

  • because we do think practicing

  • is also very meaningful in some way or form.

  • It's a good feeling to actually to be able to-

  • ...do it yourself?

  • Oh, it's a real sound!

  • Whoa!