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  • Welcome to another episode of TwoSet Violin!

  • iNteResTiNG!

  • Today we have a very

  • iNteResTiNG

  • episode.

  • Of course, in a world filled with lots of fake...

  • - Sacrilegious! - ...shows,

  • with fake...

  • - Sacrilgious! - ...talent,

  • We wanted to shed some light and share with you guys

  • - what real talent is like. - Yeah.

  • Also just to cleanse my ears,

  • - and purify my soul and my mind. - Yeah. Yeah.

  • Please join us on this purification process.

  • TwoSet purification!

  • We're gonna be playing a game called...

  • - So we're going be listening to five recordings. - Yes.

  • Audio excerpts.

  • We don't know who it is.

  • Yep. We have no idea who they are,

  • - a friend's prepared them. - Yeah.

  • And then the loser

  • has to then play

  • one of the pieces that we listened to,

  • - Yeah. Yeah. - that the winner chooses.

  • Just so the whole world

  • - can see the loser get flexed on by the prodigy. - Yeah!

  • - Chance to get humiliated! - Yeah.

  • Shame!

  • (both) Shame!

  • - Shame! Sacrilegious! - Sacrilegious!

  • Alright!

  • Let's do it.

  • Ow.

  • Dude, that's so clean.

  • I can't even guess the age.

  • The person clearly plays better than me.

  • - Dude, I'm getting hand cramps listening to it. - I know! I was like,

  • - The bow... - The thirds, all the string crossings and jumps.

  • I'm gonna write it first,

  • and then I'll tell you what I'm thinking.

  • (both) Three, two, one.

  • 12.

  • 17.

  • Oof.

  • Alright, you ready?

  • The answer is...

  • Guess I'm closer!

  • You know what gave it away for me?

  • - The violin sound. - It sounds, it sounds a bit like...

  • - It didn't sound like a full size violin. - Weaker, right? Yeah.

  • - Alright! Alright. - She could play, but when she smashed that

  • bottom B, ♪ bum

  • - The violin just gave up. - Yeah.

  • But 10 is lower than I expected.

  • Face reveal!

  • What the ****, bro?

  • I don't like this game.

  • This game is called

  • Guess How to Destroy Your Self-Esteem!

  • Like, I put 17 just to cope,

  • - in my head. It's like... - Yeah.

  • It's a different thing when you look.

  • It doesn't match.

  • - What I'm hearing and what I'm seeing is not matching. - I know. It's very different. Yeah.

  • Alright, next!

  • Dude, whatIs this The Last Rose of Summer?

  • Aw, that's so good!!

  • It just keeps going higher.

  • Dude, that, that...

  • I can't stop it.

  • I can't stop it.

  • 17!

  • Yeah, I wrote 16.

  • She can't be that young.

  • It's like... that is not possible.

  • Who the...

  • *ding*

  • ...plays Ernst's Last Rose of Summer at 12?

  • Have you guys seen like,

  • our ABRSM video where we're like,

  • "Okay, after Grade 8 there's like,

  • those 3 diplomacy levels?"

  • And you know how we were like,

  • said how we did that when we were around 13?

  • - The diplomacy level? And everyone was like, - Yeah.

  • "Oh, Brett and Eddy flexing the fact

  • that they did that when they were 13!"

  • This Last Rose of Summer is at least like,

  • 10 grades above that diplomacy level.

  • Yeah, well, if diplomacy had grades above,

  • it would be 10 grades above.

  • I wanna see it.

  • I wanna see the 12-year -

  • I wanna mess my head up.

  • Can I just say, that looks a full size violin.

  • - I think so. - She's like, just got it.

  • You can tell by 12, they start moving a bit.

  • Yeah! Yeah yeah yeah, she's moving.

  • But do you think that's an age thing?

  • Or do you think that's a character thing?

  • Probably character, actually. Yeah.

  • - Damn! - Oh my god.

  • Respect!

  • Next one.

  • I feel very not confident with this game. At all.

  • Why are we doing five? Three is enough to destroy -

  • I know!

  • Five is like, really putting salt to the wound.

  • It's like, just so you know,

  • you need to go practice!

  • You know, I'm picturing like,

  • some 8-year-old kid in his living room.

  • Dude, I picture a fetus.

  • I'm gonna guess.

  • (both) Three, two -

  • I thought you meant 3 years old!

  • What is that piece? Is that Paganini, right?

  • - Yeah. - Caprice.

  • Himari Yoshimura!

  • Oh, it's her!

  • Oh, we've seen her before.

  • Yoshimura! Flex.

  • - Yoshimura flex! - Yoshimura back with a flex-su~

  • Wait, what did you guess, the one before?

  • (both) 17.

  • So I'm on 2 and you're on 1.

  • Dude, that accompanist is me, man.

  • Yeah! It's like,

  • "What happened to my life?"

  • Dude, that's like the Menuhin accomp -

  • Yeah, I remember! He was like,

  • "I had dreams."

  • Dude, her octaves!

  • How are her octaves so good?!

  • At 7?

  • Can I just say?

  • Finding that note...

  • dun, dun

  • - ...is very hard! - She even breathes! She's like...

  • She still has 4 fine tuners!

  • (Why are we still here? Just to suffer?)

  • That's how young she is!

  • - She can't even tune her... - Her violin is -

  • She probably can't even tune the instrument!

  • But plays it better!

  • She can't tune the pegs,

  • 'cause the pegs are very hard.

  • But! She can play Paganini.

  • All I know is I'm simping for all of them right now.

  • - Prodigy simp! - Prodigy simp, yep!

  • Simp for real talent!

  • I wonder like,

  • if their teachers have their self-esteems destroyed?

  • Or were the teachers just as talented?

  • I feel like their teachers

  • would be talented in different ways.

  • - You're really good at teaching. - Yeah, really good at teaching.

  • And the teacher would be like,

  • "Yeah. I'm good at teaching.

  • I made this 5-year-old become a prodigy."

  • "Next goal, make a 4-year-old."

  • - "Next goal, 3-year-old." - Oh, my god.

  • Next goal:

  • L i n g L i n g .

  • Dude, that rip!

  • It's really good.

  • Boxing.

  • Dude...!

  • - It had like, the whole vibrato... - I know! That...

  • You know, if I didn't know these were like, prodigies,

  • I would've thought this was like, a...

  • - 20-year-old. At least 20, yeah. - At least 20. At least 20.

  • And like, better than all the 20-year-olds at my uni.

  • Dude, better than every single uni student at our uni!

  • I've got mine.

  • Only 'cause I know it's prodigies,

  • and they have all been consistently

  • - lower than I expect... - I know! Yeah.

  • - So I'm pushing it down now. - You see the one before, 6, I thought I was pushing.

  • I was like, "Maybe Eddy's right. I think it's really 9."

  • It's like, 7. "Ohoho..."

  • Alright, what'd you get?

  • - I put 14 as well! - Oh, really?

  • Three, two, one.

  • AIYA!!

  • Even younger!

  • What, is 14 not a prodigy anymore?!

  • Bro, he doesn't look 13.

  • This guy looks 20.

  • Yeah!

  • He looks and sounds 20!

  • Okay.

  • - Okay, no, yeah yeah... 13. - Yeah, nah. Now he looks 13.

  • - Just that close-up shot. - Yeah.

  • - He had a mature expression. - Yeah.

  • Like a man that's been through life.

  • - Eddy: Dude, look at these musicians here. - Brett: They're all like us.

  • Brett: They're like, "We all had dreams."

  • Bro, 13!

  • It's very interesting,

  • 'cause Ysaÿe's not just the type of piece

  • where it's about technical flex.

  • Ysaÿe requires more musicality than...

  • - It's a lot of music, really subtle - ...say, Paganini.

  • - amount of musicality inside it, as well. - Yeah.

  • The way he's taking time, it's impressive.

  • Obviously, no fake talent shows will understand

  • what real talent is like.

  • Unfortunately. But it's okay!

  • We're here to show them to the world.

  • So what's this guy's name?

  • Man, these are crazy.

  • Last one!

  • Dude, those harmonics were brighter than my future!

  • Those double stops were more supportive than my teachers!

  • And the worst part is, you can tell by the recording,

  • a) The reverb, like it's live. It's, ****,

  • like, it's fully live.

  • The violin doesn't sound that expensive.

  • Yeah!

  • Alright. You know what?

  • Three, two, one.

  • 9.

  • 5.

  • - No. Nah nah nah... - I'm going that low.

  • Nah! Nah, nah I refuse!

  • If it's 5, everything I've known

  • about this world and about violin will collapse.

  • (Are you sure about that -)

  • Well, I'm just doing it so I feel better about myself.

  • It's like, "Oh, it's not that low yet."

  • - Let's see. - Ready?

  • Here.

  • I was like, "Nooo, there's no way. No way."

  • - But it sounded like a small violin! - It did.

  • Oh my god, she looks so young!

  • She doesn't look 10. She looks like, 5.

  • - Okay. - She's got four fine tuners.

  • - Hence the violin sounding... Yeah. - Yeah. That's probably why, right?

  • Dude!

  • And like...

  • The piano's as tall as her.

  • - It's not even on full stick. - It's not even on full stick!

  • Can I just say like, the way she moves her bow.

  • It's very good!

  • - It's very, very good. Yeah. - It's just, she's just drawing the sound out!

  • She knows how to, um...

  • push and pull the sound, the phrase.

  • Um...

  • Yeah, she's better than us.

  • At 10 years old!

  • - At 10!! - Wait, can you imagine

  • We're almost 3 times her age.

  • Some people subscribe to the...

  • school of thought...

  • ...of practice.

  • There's times like this,

  • that I wonder if you're born with it.