The Game Of Thrones Theme Performed On Musical Calculators

January 11, 2018


Musical calculators: what are they and why do they exist? "Japan." RIGHT YOU ARE. This is a video of Youtuber It's a small world performing the Game Of Thrones theme on four musical calculators (previously: her covers of the Star Wars theme and Smash Mouth's 'All Star'). You know you can buy one of these same calculators (the Senbonzakura AR-7778) on Amazon for around $25. I know because I just looked them up. I do RESEARCH. "No, you do everything you can to not work." That too.

Keep going for the performance as well as the original for reference purposes.

Thanks to Leslie A, who agrees schools should start teaching courses in musical calculators.

  • Mr. Roboto

    GW, no more calculator music posts, please.

  • Geekologie

    come on, just one more?

  • Don't listen to him!!!! AAAAHAHHHHHHHAHHAHAHH!!!

  • Daniel Holstein

    And we get excited when a parrot mimics a zipper. Look at the oddball shit we can do.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Why would someone take all that time to get good at this? I don't get it.

  • christopherseanjohnson

    It's really not that hard. All you have to do is find the sheet music for the theme song and know how to read it. This person more than likely already knew how to play an instrument, had 2 different calculator models that played at different octaves, found out what numbers corresponded to one of 12 different notes, then they just wrote out the song as numbers instead of notes.

  • TheQiwiMan
  • I don't know.
    Why do people climb mountains?
    Why do we do anything?

  • Wait... you are putting this on par with climbing mountains?

    My question is... why do "musical calculators" even exist?

  • I just meant it was something to do - a challenge.
    As for the second thing... I don't know.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Sure but climbing mountains is an excellent way to stay in shape while also enjoying the gorgeous views of Mother Nature. The skills that take a ton of time to perfect translate to other areas of life.

    Whereas someone who dumps hours and hours into practicing a song on musical calculators.... can get good at playing that song on musical calculators..? I just don't see the cost-to-benefit analysis working out there.

  • TyDurd

    Why do you sit at a computer and watch videos on the internet when you could be climbing mountains?

  • TheQiwiMan

    Cuz I get paid to make 3D characters for video games and can watch videos on the internet while I work.

    But hey, if investing hours and hours into learning how to play a song on musical calculators can (eventually, somehow) be monetized into a salary + benefits or whatever, more power to em I guess. Just seems like an awful lot of work for very little payoff to me.

  • TyDurd

    The guy started his YT channel July 2017 and already has 168k subs, social blade estimates $712 - $11.4K mo earnings. So you were saying?

  • TheQiwiMan


    Pretty big difference between $712 a month and $11.4K a month, wouldn't you agree?

    Why does my comment bother you so much? Calm your tits, sweetie.


  • TyDurd

    Those are social blade numbers I don't control the math, regardless, your comment doesn't bother me, you're the one you made the comment in the form of a question "Why would someone take all that time to get good at this? I don't get it". Do you get it now? lol

  • TheQiwiMan

    I refuse to get it. New information scares me.

  • TyDurd

    Hahah, fair enough. You're alright TheQiwiMan.

  • TheQiwiMan
  • People do things for something to do. Because they're bored.
    Also, it's surely not really too different than learning to play a piece of music by ear on a proper instrument.

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