Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles All right guys, welcome! Oh, the light's not on. Welcome to another episode of TwoSet Violin. It's been a chaotic morning. There was a huge bug outside. I just couldn't get in. And um, Discord was playing up. But we finally got it working, and now there are people that are waiting. So what we're gonna do is jump straight into it, - and ask these guys questions, - Mhmm. have a chat with all you guys. And we're also gonna do a quick instrument tour at the very end. So you get 2 in 1! (Alright!) - Hello. - You're first. (My question is, how do you balance between work and life? Because we feel like you guys are very busy, and have a tight schedule. And I think that you guys like, make videos on a daily basis. So I think, sometimes we think that you guys should take a break.) I mean, I think it's a little bit cliché, but I think that, you know that quote when it's like, "If you find something you love for work, then... - It doesn't feel like work," type of thing. - It's not... Yeah. I guess if we come across tired in some videos... Yeah, that might be true. Maybe we need to... ...sleep earlier, exercise a bit more. - But... - (Yeah.) Don't worry, we're very very happy doing what we do. (So, from a young age did you guys always want to be some kind of musician?) Uhhh.... Oof. - We decided when we were like, - Yeah. - 16, 17, actually. Yeah. - Yeah, we procrastinated. - (Ah.) (So did your parents like, push you guys to follow your dreams or were they like, just like the traditional Asian parents that are like, "you need to become doctor?") Yeah, doctor. Yeah, doctor. (Are they proud of you guys now? Would you say?) Yeah. I would say so. I hope so! (What is a great piece or the best... It is to... ...practice 40 hours a day and follow the way of Ling Ling. Yeah, I would say so. Actually, it's not actually advice per se, in the sense that it's more seeing how great musicians practice. The effect, the kind of advice that I basically got from that was... I don't know. How about you? Slow practice. Yeah! - Simp Sibelius! - (Is it coming?) (Yes!) (What is the best compliment you have ever received?) Oof. Whoa. - Just the silent look of approval from my teacher. - I was thinking that! I was thinking that! The teacher goes, just nods like, "Mmm." You know that feeling when they just - don't roast you for once - Yeah. - after playing through the piece? - Yeah. - (Yeah.) (What is an instrument that you don't play, but you wish you knew how to?) - Ooh. - Bass. Jokes! I wish I could play one of every family. - Yeah. - Like one wind instrument, - (Mmm.) one brass, one percussion. I wish I could play piano better. - Oh yeah. I... - (Oh, I'm piano gang.) - Yeah. Piano gang, piano gang. - Piano gang. Yeah. - And maybe some like, folk instruments or like, - (That's funny.) traditional instruments would be cool. - Like the guzheng. - Oh, that would be cool. - (Oh yeah.) (Um, so sometimes like, in the back of your like TikTok stuff like that, like we can see like a guitar in Brett's house.) (Um, do you like actually play guitar? And like, what's your favorite piece on it, if you played guitar before?) Wonderwall. I'd forgotten the guitar was there until you guys mentioned it. Why do you even have a guitar? Yeah, why do I have a guitar? Well... Actually, my father played guitar a long time ago. - Oh, no way. I didn't even know that. - And then... Yeah, and then he just, "Well, I'll get a guitar," but of course he doesn't practice. And so I don't play guitar. But it's the room where I kinda, practice and stuff, - and the instruments are there, hey. - Mmm. (When it comes to practicing, or anything, um, which composer is kind of like, your greatest inspiration? I'll answer that. I enjoy practicing Bach. Musically aside, like, violin technique-wise... - Actually, yeah, yeah. I'd agree. I'd agree. - ...you develop so many different types of skills. And nuanced skills that you don't really develop elsewhere. - I feel. - Yeah. Because it's so subtle, and nuanced. And the tone, the phrasing. (both) Musically. The bowing techniques you need. - The intonation you have to kinda hit. - Yeah. I feel like practicing Bach has taught me a lot about violin playing. (My friend wanted me to ask you, what is your favorite bubble tea flavor?) So for the longest time my answer to that was, has always been, original. - Go original. - Yeah. None of this taro, none of this matcha, like bougie... It's like, if you truly appreciate bubble tea, you go to the core. And that used to be my answer. But! Then came along - black sugar bubble tea. Brown sugar, brown sugar. - Brown sugar. And also the cheese one. If it's done really well, it's pretty epic. - It's gonna be the cause of my diabetes, I swear. - I know. It's not healthy, but ... All in moderation. - (Whoa!!) - (Wow!) - Whoooa! - (Hi!) - Oh, it's 2 for 1! - (Hi!) - Oh, nice! 2 for 1 here as well. - (Yeah.) (So, I'm applying to music schools in the fall.) (both) Oh, nice! (Yeah, I wanted to ask you guys if you had any tips about preparing for auditions.) Definitely preparation is... ...one of the most important things you can do. For myself, if I was really really like, super serious about an upcoming goal, I would actually try to break it down methodically and kind of plan out like, milstones leading up. You know, every week, like... You kinda work your way back, right? - It's like, if I need to have - (Yeah.) everything perfect by then, you know, give yourself a 2-week buffer. So you wanna aim to have things prepared by the last 2 weeks. So the last 2 weeks ideally you're kind of just going through and being able to perform everything. - Practice is such a slow process. - Yeah. - We don't really see the results until like, months later. - Yeah. And so it's, that's often actually the most difficult part, to have the patience to go through it. Lucky last! Hi! (Russia.) - Oh, Russia! - Oh, hello! Hello. (You both played violin, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto?) (So my question is, if you had a chance to go back in time and meet Tchaikovsky, what would you say to him?) Brett, you did the Tchaik. 2 mil. What would you say to him? Um... I don't know how to say it. - I love Tchaikovsky, actually. - Yeah. - Just, I love the Russian composers. - (Same.) - Actually. Russian composers are really like... - Yeahh, yeah. Oh, they're so good. You guys got the Romantic, like BANG, - Yeah. - Oh, you guys got it down. I don't know if I can think of one thing, but I would love to like... ...just have a conversation. And I would love to hear what kind of person he was in real life. Yeah, I'd love to just have bubble tea with him. - Or coffee, or tea. Whatever he has. - Yeah. Yeah. - Have chai coffee! - Yeah, Tchaicoffee! I love the way you pronounce Tchaikovsky, by the way. - Yeah, how do you say it? In Russian? - Like, properly. (Mmm, I say it "Tchai-kohv-sky.") (Both) "Tchai-kohv-sky." - My very first proper violin teacher was Russian. - Yeah. - He was from St. Petersburg. - (Oh.) - And I remember one - - (Did you learn "dasvidanya" from him?) Yeah yeah yeah yeah! That was from him. I would just hear him like, speak Russian with his wife. And that was the one word that I remembered. (Both) "Dasvidanya." All right, that's it guys! There you go. The promised 2 mil sub call. Little bit late. - It's been 2.5, 2.6 mil subs. - Yes. Yeah, it's a little bit late. But! I'm glad we could talk to you guys. It's crazy how everyone is from different parts of the world. 2 in 1, because last time we said if this video hits 100k, we will do draw my life, call fans, and instrument tour. - I know it's such a good package. - Yes. Very good, good value. - And uh, you guys actually hit 100k. - I know. It's crazy. You guys did it. - So we're gonna also - - And in one day as well. - Yeah, in one day. - In one day. I was like, Whoa!! So we're gonna throw in a really quick instrument tour, because to be honest, there's not that much to talk about. - Yes. - We have the recorder. Yes. We have a triangle. We have this bass that we've been using for this war that you guys have probably been seeing, but actually, it's not our bass. It is, um... You guys know Shaun, right? From our videos. - Producer Shaun! Producer Shaun's bass. - Producer Shaun. He kindly lent it to us. There's guitar, back at Brett's. Eddy: There's the piano, here. Eddy: Yeah yeah. Eddy: Oh, yeah. The very best. - Brett: Oh, it doesn't do the... - Eddy: The superior instrument of them all. - Brett: Ta-da!! - Eddy: The vio... Eddy: ...la! Sike! Eddy: Viola! Eddy: Viola gang! (both) Just kidding. Eddy: Respect all instruments. Eddy: That's my old violin there. Eddy: This is my new violin. Brett: And this is my violin. Eddy: All right, that's it. That's the instrument tour. Don't forget to like and subscribe. Accent the like button. And we'll see you next time. Bye-bye!