Movie piano battle scene DESTROYED with FACTS and LOGIC

Movie piano battle scene DESTROYED with FACTS and LOGIC


So… So dumb… Hey guys! Didn’t know you guys are there! Welcome back to another episode of TwoSet Violin. As musicians, it’s always fun and interesting to see when classical music is portrayed in movies. You may have seen us in a video recently where we talked about how bad the violin acting was in a movie called “High Strung.” Particular… the ridiculous violin battle “duel” where they literally go sword fighting with their bows. Well, today we’re watching another movie, and another battle. Another one! And this time, it’s called “Secrets” with 2 pianists dueling each other. So let us begin. Yeah, cuz that’s what happens all the time, guys. Yeah, didn’t you know? It’s a piano battle! Of course we’ve heard. If someone’s playing after you, it’s a battle! In your… 20… How long have you played the violin for? 20 years? 21 years. 21 years. 20 years of playing violin. You played the piano as a kid, right? Yeah. I played the piano for like 7 years. Have you ever heard of something called a piano battle? Well, it’s a piano battle, don’t you know? Don’t you know? Oh, no wonder I was in those places! It’s called the piano battle! It’s just getting started. Did that guy just… only address the ladies? What about those poor guys in the audience that just responded? Mr. Ice! Equality!! Why is this guy called Mr. Ice sitting on the piano? Mate, you’re gonna dent it! Just don’t mess up the wood! And also… What is a Prince of piano? I mean… Okay, apparently this film was filmed in Taiwan, and… We grew up in Australia. I don’t know what school is like in Taiwan but… In Australia, if you play an instrument, you’re kinda like that nerdy kid that went to band camp. I know. They do not treat you as the Prince of piano. I wish I was a Prince of piano. I know right? Maybe I would’ve had a career then. Damn it! Could’ve gotten all the ladies! Both: Damn it! Should’ve gone to school in Taiwan and be the Prince of violin! Damn it! Damn it! What was I… I’m not gonna say it. Dude, why… Why does the bad guys always have to look so gangster? I know. So much swag, man. Yes. Just #$%@#^%&!! I’m so not flexible. Ohh!! Let us begin. Ohh!! Let us begin. I’m so badass! Oh! At least this time it looks semi-realistic. Looks like they found actors that kinda know how to play the piano. But then again, they are Asians, so they’re probably all forced to play the piano when they were 5. Doesn’t count, it’s cheating. Can I say that? Am I being racist to my own- I don’t know… I don’t- Ah, what do you guys think? Oh my god, is this going to far? It’s a joke! It’s just a joke. We’re kidding! It’s kind of true though. It’s… yeah. Turning black keys… Oh my god. Is… is that racism? No, no, don’t go there. It’s a joke, it’s a joke! For those of you that don’t play piano, you should know that turning the black keys to white keys is not something impressive or to be marveled at. Yes. It is literally just pointless. Who is this guy? – Don’t-
– I’m Mr. Ice! Don’t miss a key! Apart from how ridiculous it is, that they portrayed music as not messing up a single note. It is kind of… sad… that- – Yeah.
– Certain people in the classical community – still hold on to that kind of thought.
– Yeah. It’s cuz you played a wrong note. Playing music is all about not playing a single wrong key. Don’t miss a single note! *sighs* Here we go… Here we go. His hands are a bit- A bit flat. Is he double-jointed? I N T E R E S T I N G ! Is that possible? I don’t know. I actually can’t figure it out- It looks like he’s kind of playing it. But judging his technique, it looks like it’s not possible. What do you guys think, pianists out there? Does that look legit? Comment below. *gasps* He just changed the black key to the white key! Wow… See! You can find actors that can… play music. Dude, Chopin Waltz is too easy, man. Mr. Ice… It’s all about how difficult it can be while still not missing a key. Like never mind phrasing, never mind how this guy is playing it really heavy right now. – potentially with too much pedal and…
– Yes. – accenting the last note in every phrase.
– Every… accenting like every beat as well. And it’s all sounding uneven. Never mind all of that. For those of you out there that might not be musicians, here are some musical insight for you. Music is not just hard because of a lot of hard notes. Music is hard because… To create a good interpretation, there’s so much subtlety involved. So without us going too deeply into the details, I suggest you just compare it with, say, a recording by Rubinstein. – And uh-
– Mhm. Mhm. – And see if the Chopin Waltz is still easy.
– Yeah. If you need something else to help you here, imagine every painter has the same canvas, and has the same set of rules. There’s always gonna be a painter that can express it better. – That’s a good one. Yeah.
– Colours. It’s how you use the colours, how you paint. Mm. Yeah, that’s right. Ah yes, isn’t he cute? So cute. Play the piano and you’d be cute. Well, I wish someone called me cute when I played violin in high school. No one called us cute… in high school! I was always the nerdy Asian violin guy. Yup. Anyway, on another note- So sad… What is with that adjudicator? He’s pissing me off. Yes, I knew It wasn’t gonna be that easy! Mate, you’re not even playing! You’re destroying a piano. Not to mention that second bit was probably easier. I know, yeah, probably yeah! Let’s keep going. AHHHH!!! *sighs* I give up. Such improvisation skills. Even Chopin didn’t know how to write music like that apparently. Oh yeah. It’s apparently so hard to improvise… something in under 1 minute, right? Do you think it’s real? I can’t tell. Can’t tell? But the fact that we can’t tell means it’s already a pretty good job. Yeah. But also the camera moves in and out, it’s not cutting so it’s like it’s him. Yeah. – Unless it like digitally replaced-
– No, that’s impossible. Maybe he can play. That’s good. Brett: Oh yeah gangsters! Yeah yeah, just why not? Social validation. That’s my friend now, yeah. Are you a musician struggling to make friends? It’s okay. Don’t bother going outside and forming real meaningful relationships. Just practice a lot in a practice room and… And once they hear how well you can play, you will have a lot of friends! Play fast! And also play fast, you make more friends. You can make friends fast. Mm. Yeah, that’s right, Mr. Ice. Bro, that’s gangster! Woah!! I love how there’s a freaking painting behind them two. I know. Is that Mozart’s dad? It’s kinda cool that how they depict musicians as like… the coolest thing. I know. I’ll take that. Guys- We’re actually really cool, haha. We’re cool! Ladies, we’re the Prince of- I was gonna say Princes. Princes of violin! – Yeah! That’s right!
– Ladies, line up. Brett: Ohh… Eddy: Is that real? Brett: I can’t tell… Eddy: Woah! Brett: Woah… Eddy: CGI! Amazing! Yes! So who won the battle? I don’t think there’s a- Come on, Mr. Ice. The prize of the battle is like some rare manuscript. That’s so nerdy. I love it! Here, Bach’s original urtext. Thank you man, the knowledge! All that Ling Ling knowledge. Aww, change the black keys to the white keys as well! See you in class! Guys, that’s how you do it. That’s how you get the ladies, and the gentlemen. And that’s how classical music is represented. Yeah! Battle time! All in all, I thought… I mean, it’s kind of funny. There’s some pretty weird things, but – I’d say it’s a lot better than the other one.
– I think it’s much better. Much better. High chance they could play. Mhm. Even if it’s dubbed over, it’s still really good. And had good music playing. They didn’t need to rely on hip-hop. – Oh no…
– and dancing. Oh no… And sword fighting. And there was not so much like extra sound effects. Yeah. Cool! Let us know what you guys think. And if you went to school in Asia, please comment. I’m actually curious. Is that what it’s like? Yup. Do you guys have competitions everyday? And girls, if you have competitions as well, tell us how that goes as well. Do you get all the guys? Please smash the subscribe button. See you guys next time!

100 thoughts to “Movie piano battle scene DESTROYED with FACTS and LOGIC”

  1. Dou you guys even know who Jay Chou is???

    He is legit a real dope pianist.
    This whole movie was directed by jay chou & songs too.

    Saying that he's "semi realist" is a bit disrecpectful.
    Before making review vids like this, Plz search sources FIRST! Google is easy u know

  2. i go to school in japan. there is no competition but people who can play piano(or others insturment) are respected so much. I play piano(and viola) too,but students in my school are girl all of them so i can't get boyfriend…🤯

  3. That’s really how students who can play instruments being treated at school in Taiwan even if they can only play one song( well maybe not so much like in the video because in the movie words showing a bit earlier than this generation and during that time not many people can play instruments only if their parents are rich and willing to do let them learn it .) because it’s not very often to have classmates or someone in school that can play instruments. Girls maybe will like the boys who can play instruments there’s a very big change for the boys, and girls who can play instruments are also treated the same as the boys and teachers love them too.
    It’s just my personal opinions it doesn’t mean that everywhere in Taiwan has the same situation.

  4. yeah I went to school in Korea and there was one dude who could play the guitar very well and all the girls sat around him at lunch to listen to him showing off his skills lol

  5. I thought it was real when I watched the movie then I saw this video. So I searched for some evidence.
    https://youtu.be/7ZCwXpTDmPk

  6. Me on the bus with friend who also plays piano: bruh, he’s flapping those fingers
    Her: he’s literally mf flaPPING them
    Her: HEY BAND PEOPLE, DO U TUYS FLAP UR FINGERS WHEN UR PLAYING
    Me: ORCHESTRA FOLKS, DO YALL FLAP UR FINGERS ON TO THE STRINGS? DOES THAT EVEN WORK

  7. Flirty gal: SeE u In ClAsS

    Me: damn I wish 12 yr old fortnite playing dudes did that to me when I played Chopin waltz at the piano in Costco 8 months ago

    ;-;

  8. Yes, the flat hand guy, Jay Chou, is a popular, well known, legit genius musician in Taiwan. He’s also a famous singer. The piano battle scene in the movie is 100% real.

  9. Try to catch the movie, Secret (不能說的·秘密) 2007.

    Jay Chou is an acclaimed Taiwanese musician in the Mandarin pop industry.

    He directed, co-wrote and acted in this movie.

    He wrote most of the music pieces, soundtracks in the movie (except the classical ones of course).

    I watched it in 2007 in a cinema, was a magical enchanting love story movie. I still love this movie till date. 💖

  10. I do actually play piano like the second guy. Yes, it's possible, but I do have reasons why I do that. The middle joints of my fingers are very weak, so if I try to keep the "bubble" shape, my joints collapse inward. I find it easier to play with my fingers flat than to have to correct my collapsed joints every few seconds.

  11. I learned about Fredrick Chopin from a video game called Eternal Sonata. And because I'm a huge Dragon Ball fan and musician I have named every single one of my pets after music. For example, my cat's name is Aria, pets before her have been named Polka, Jazz, Banjo, Tom, Minnie (minuet) and so on.

  12. Jay Chou started playing piano when he was four and went through music school majoring in classical piano. Pretty sure he can play piano as well as you guys can play the violin 🙂

  13. I think its real. At least I know the actor wearing the black uni that is playing the piano can actually play the piano. He is Jay Chou, very famous taiwanese musician, singer, songwriter, etc. The other one probably can play too, judging by the fingering…

  14. Your hands needs to be like they are holding a ball not flat. Of course your hands could be falt but it's not practical. From the looks of it I think it's real.

  15. Challenger's name is Jay Chou. He really plays piano. And the school is a musical school. And the girl who asked "what they're going to do?"… i dont want to spoil. Just watch the whole movie

  16. They both real. I know for sure. Watched the movie in Taiwan and bought the original soundtracks. The proofs are all there. Plus if you haven’t seen the film in Taiwanese then it’s actually hard to review, not really fair to comment cause the translation sucks. It was really successful movie. And Jay Chou did a bloody amazing job there!

  17. I think the battle idea is from the movie”1900”. It’s like the other interpretation to respect the battle scenes. In the other hand,the story is so good that you must watch to the end. By the way, the movie is successful and popular in Asia in the age.

  18. Ya’ll should do your research before making conclusion.Jay Chou is a singer, composer,song writer, and most importantly a very well known pianist back in the days.People started to notice him because of how well he play the piano. So please do be reminded that he’s not an actor that’s faking his skills.Btw shame on you guys who don’t even know who Jay Chou is

  19. The Mr. Ice guy sounds a lot like that voiceover in rhythm games. The criticising voice. The one that goes "You're missing a lot there!” "Oooooh?!" "You're on Fire today!"

  20. You can play piano with flat fingers you just get hyper extended last joint. That chopin etude is easier to play with a flatter hand though.

  21. As a pianist the "new guy" had really weird playing, his hands are way too low. I wouldn't be surprised if the actor damages his hands eventually.

  22. 7:31
    plays violin for 20 years
    Someone, complimenting a painist: isn’t he cute?
    Eddy and Brett:
    YEARS OF ACADEMY WASTED!!!

  23. ICEMAN – YOU KNOW I'M NOT PLAYIN, DEVASTATE THE SHOW WHILE THE TURTLES ARE SAYIN: NINJA, NINJA, RRRAP. I wonder if the MC is like Taiwan's Vanilla Ice. Probably not.

  24. Well in here, u are awesome if u can play musical instruments. Especially if u play a rare and difficult one.
    U won't be called nerd. Instead friends in class would keep asking u to play when u can.

  25. It's definitely possible to play piano flat-fingered. My boyfriend is an amazing pianist and when he plays fast passages he does it flat-fingered so it looks like he's not even playing the piano.

  26. Omg it's interesting to see people go sensitive. You should know the fact that there are many kinds of musicians. Brett and Eddy are pure classical musicians and Jay Chou is more like a pop musician. There is no deny that Jay Chou has produced very good pop music while Brett and Eddy are absolutely professional in classical music.

  27. Personal recommendation, it could be a good idea to do some research before posting :). This person is probably the most famous idol/song writer/singer in the past 20 years in China. He majored in Piano in school and he does play piano pretty well (of course not as well as Lang Lang , but that’s not what he does for living anyways). Movies usually exaggerate life events, same as you could exaggerate your reaction to entertain your audience and get more views. But just saying, it might be better to be “nicer” to those who has huge fan bases.

  28. To be honest we can hate and make fun of all these dramas but you can't lie they make us want to do it (especially for noobs that know nothing about music or classical music)

  29. I'm from Singapore and like 50% of us can play at least 1 instrument so being able to play an instrument doesn't make you more or less attractive. And that battle is real and definitely inspired some of us who play the piano in my class at least.

  30. "Movie piano battle scene DESTROYED with FACTS and LOGIC":
    "u ain't gonna get called cute for practicing music"
    end of the video

  31. I quite liked the nerdy Piano 🎹 battle. 🙌🏻
    I live in England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 and we have quite a few pubs with pianos in them you can play.
    And yes, I would often have a competition with my sisters in playing the piano, and I tend to attract guys and girls to me who want to see if I can play something they like, but the piano isn’t a sex magnet 🧲 or anything, rather a tool to lighten the mood.

  32. To critique Jay Chou; a famous musician, actor, and director of this movie who also composed some of the pieces in the movie, with over the top reactions is cringe worthy. Please stop with the elitist attitude. It makes both of you look immature.

  33. The movie was in a I think music high school most dramas are like that. Like for say, a school for rich people where a uniform is 1,000$

  34. I really love this clapping in random moments during Chopin piece <sarcastic>
    And guys, you are both cute <not sarcastic>

  35. 2:30 my friend called me a nerd because we were doing music theory and I knew the answer and he didn’t. Please note he didn’t know because he was a guitar player and he doesn’t listen in class

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