Precocious Kid Nails "Sovngarde Song"

Precocious Kid Nails "Sovngarde Song"

You've heard our own Miracle of Sound's Skyrim-inspired "Sovngarde Song," now watch a kid one-up the original with only a piano.

Okay, maybe that's not fair. I'm no Lester Bangs, so none of my professional credentials allow me to comment on the technical quality of either the original version of "Sovngarde Song" or the adaptation you can see in the video embedded at right. That said, I do know what I like, and the kid in that video (nom de YouTube "ChoskerChulian") has some skills when it comes to tickling the ivories.

This being a democratic medium however, you don't have to take my word for it. Instead you can click through to the original, created as part of The Escapist's ongoing Miracle of Sound feature and absorb the lilting yet epic tune alongside imagery from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Then, once the five-minute video comes to an end, return here and compare that aural experience to the young gentleman's piano rendition above.

Well? Go ahead. I'll wait.

So? What say you? If you want to argue that technically the Miracle of Sound version is superior, I won't stop you. That version has the benefit of professional recording equipment and, presumably, musicians who have finished puberty.

That aside though, the kid has chops!

No, hush! I don't care to hear any more of your arguments. I'm right and you're wrong. Unless you agree with me, then you're also right. And probably attractive and wildly intelligent. Congratulations on being so awesome.

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That was impressive! Kudos to you :)

The song's not been out for a week yet and he's got it memorised and adapted.
I had Gavin singing along in my head to it.

Good job.

Well, this guy's got one advantage over the original:

He's not singing.

Other than that, it's rather cool that he could make an otherwise rocking song into his own cover. It usually doesn't work well for others, so... yeah. Good stuff.

Earnest Cavalli:
That aside though, the kid has chops!

No, hush! I don't care to hear any more of your arguments. I'm right and you're wrong. Unless you agree with me, then you're also right. And probably attractive and wildly intelligent. Congratulations on being so awesome.

This was perhaps the most awesome thing I have read all day. Indeed, I am awesome. Thank you for recognizing it. Almost as awesome as you, in fact.

Ah, he did a good job. Quite impressed by his cover.
Of course I still like Gavin's original better but that's not the point.

Yes, the kid is awesome. But I have seen a lot of these kinds of movies posted on YouTube. So, nothing special, but still awesome.

Also, I summon thee to my command to counter this song:

It's pretty good, though I do prefer the original.

I also have the 4 disc official Skyrim soundtrack. Between that and all the other Skyrim inspired music I've been listening to, I've barely listened to any Christmas music this year and I don't care.

I think I like this version for the first half and Gavin's for the second (more rock) half.

This is song is so... So...

*sniff* Why can't I stop crying? D':

Eh. He's good, but nowhere near the original or other piano covers. Maybe in a few years we'll be getting some serious shit from him.

Beautiful song, still prefer the original, sorry Earnest.

This guy could certainly use a good vocalist, like this girl:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z9TdDCWN7g

Kid needs a metronome. If he was intentionally changing the tempo at some of those points... then I just... why?

Damn good version regardless.

It's impressive enough, certainly. But there were tempo changes, he hit a wrong note a fair few times, I'm not sure if it was ever intentional or not though... Anyway, seems like he needed a bit more practice before recording a video. Kid has talent, I'll give him that.
I still prefer Gavin's version.

4RM3D:
Yes, the kid is awesome. But I have seen a lot of these kinds of movies posted on YouTube. So, nothing special, but still awesome.

Also, I summon thee to my command to counter this song:

That guy is incredible, although I prefer his "Cruel Angel Thesis".

Respect. That kid in OP vid is really enjoying himself.

brunothepig:
*snip*

Yeah, pretty much all of his videos are awesome. Uninstall is still my favorite, though.

clever boy

Tip of the hat
(Kudos for just learning it in under a week with no sheet music)

Pretty impressive with no sheet music and just going by memory. Kudos my friend.

I realy like pianos, and he plays well. I just don't like the extra notes he throws in. Although without them it may end up sounding like something was missing...

Too mayn high notes, I'd shifted it at least 5 notes lower, maybe a whole octave shift. All those high plim-plims make me cringe.

Earnest Cavalli:

So? What say you? If you want to argue that technically the Miracle of Sound version is superior, I won't stop you. That version has the benefit of professional recording equipment and, presumably, musicians who have finished puberty.

Actually I have neither musicians nor professional recording equipment at my disposal ;)

I recorded Sovngarde song by myself on my laptop.

My studio is very humble and I do it all myself. Just clearing that up, lol.

EDIT: Also, this kid did an awesome version of Commander Shepard too... he has got a lot of talent :)

MiracleOfSound:

Earnest Cavalli:

So? What say you? If you want to argue that technically the Miracle of Sound version is superior, I won't stop you. That version has the benefit of professional recording equipment and, presumably, musicians who have finished puberty.

Actually I have neither musicians nor professional recording equipment at my disposal ;)

I recorded Sovngarde song by myself on my laptop.

My studio is very humble and I do it all myself. Just clearing that up, lol.

EDIT: Also, this kid did an awesome version of Commander Shepard too... he has got a lot of talent :)

Overall I didn't see much "technical" variety, you had a guitar and vocals this kid had a piano. Both stand out in their own ways.

Deadpool062:
Overall I didn't see much "technical" variety, you had a guitar and vocals this kid had a piano. Both stand out in their own ways.

Indeed they do and his version is awesome, I plugged it on the MOS Facebook earlier today. I was just clearing up the facts about the original.

ChoskarChulian here! :D
Thanks ALOT to the Escapist for featuring my video, Gav for the Awesome Song n featuring me on his Twatter and Facebook AND Bethesda for an Awesome game.
PS: About the false notes...Blame Puperty.
PPS:...snief...Did I say thanks?? ;)

Sober Thal:
Kid needs a metronome. If he was intentionally changing the tempo at some of those points... then I just... why?

Damn good version regardless.

He's a pianist, it's what they do.

Also, awesomeness.

 

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