Girl Plays Super Mario Theme On Ancient Chinese Instrument, It Sounds Like It Was MEANT TO BE

February 24, 2014


This is a video of a girl performing the Super Mario theme on a sheng, an ancient Chinese instrument that dates back as far as 1100 BC. It sounds like it was MADE to perform the theme. It wasn't though, because the Super Mario theme didn't exist until 1985. That's a 3,085 year difference. Unless -- UNLESS, the Super Mario theme is actually a riff on an ancient Chinese song. Boomshackalacka -- you like that?! "How you got so dumb so quick?" What? No, I was going to say how HARD I was thinking outside the box.

Keep going for the worthwhile video.

Thanks to Matticus, who once performed the Super Mario theme on a yo-yo. A YO-YO -- that isn't even an instrument! Mad skillz.

  • Closet Nerd

    I would play "Free Bird"

    With my ass

  • Kay

    Is no one else going to point out the fact that this instrument closely resembles the Burj Khalifa?


  • Nathan Klassen

    Sounds surprisingly like steel drums.

  • Crackredactie

    What a great job, nice version.

  • RareAwesomeman

    I want one, and by that I mean an Asian to follow me around playing this instrument...I'm so lonely

  • AncientOracle

    To the author: It's called a Sheng - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

    Sheng with 17 pipes, height is 55cm (22 inches)
    The Chinese sheng (Chinese: 笙; Pinyin shēng) is a mouth-blown free reed instrument consisting of vertical pipes.

    It is one of the oldest Chinese instruments, with images depicting its kind dating back to 1100 BC,[1] and there are actual instruments from the Han era that have been preserved today.[1] Traditionally, the sheng has been used as an accompaniment instrument for solo suona or dizi performances. It is one of the main instruments in kunqu and some other forms of Chinese opera. Traditional small ensembles also make use of the sheng, such as the wind and percussion ensembles in northern China. In the modern large Chinese orchestra, it is used for both melody and accompaniment.

    The sheng has been used in the works of a few non-Chinese composers, including Lou Harrison, Tim Risher, Daníel Bjarnason, Brad Catler, and Christopher Adler. Some believe that Johann Wilde and Pere Amiot traveled to China and brought the first shengs to Europe in 1740 and 1777 respectively,[2] although there is evidence that free reed musical instruments similar to shengs were known in Europe a century earlier.[3]

  • baal

    The instrument looks like it should be used to summon demons. Or that it's an architectural model for a building that should be used to summon demons. Or that it's a sex toy that should be used by summoned demon. Or that it could be useful to make breakfast for summoned demons.

  • Matticus Morgan

    mad skillz indeed

  • Whoa, did not expect this to be so spot on rad. It even makes the the coin sound perfectly.

  • Seth

    That was kinda cool. I dont have a job.

  • Bastardo

    But can you f*ck it?

  • Jacques-André Langelier

    This is the best thing that ever happened to me. my life sucks

  • Swan

    Is this the Cosmic key from "Masters of the Universe"?

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    I thought the same thing.

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  • RhetoricalQuestion

    It's too bad she can't keep a steady tempo though.

  • ShartInYourJacuzzi

    Not sure who shat in your cornflakes today, but I sincerely wish it had been me.

  • RhetoricalQuestion

    Congrats, you're the winner for 'biggest-loser-who-gets-butthurt-on-the-interwebz-for-no-darn-reason.'

  • Littletroubleshooter

    Please, O master of ancient Chinese instruments; tell us how you would play the Mario theme song on an instrument that looks like Saurons tower, better.


  • RhetoricalQuestion

    That's just plain unnecessary. I sure hope you don't kiss your mother with that mouth. It's butthurt trolls like you who make the Internet a shitty place.

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