Tuber of the Week #49: Diverse

Diverse musical talent.

What is an example of an individual with diverse musical talent?

Hmmm...

How about this for diverse.

This musician performs the early 20th Century ragtime love song "Oh You Beautiful Doll" in a cello-piano duet with her mom.



And then dons a black t-shirt, shades, props her Fender amp in front of a dilapidated building, and blazes on her electric cello to the 1980s metal tune by the Scorpions "Rock You Like a Hurricane"--hair flying everywhere and all.



Yep, Rebecca Roudman is an excellent example of a diverse musical talent.

When not having fun with music videos, she is a member of the Oakland East-Bay Symphony and the Santa Rosa Symphony and also performs with the groups the Jazz Mafia and Dirty Cello.

Makes me wish I had learned to play the cello.

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Have a good weekend everyone.

Note: I got the idea for this post indirectly from reading talented writer and musician E.C. Stilson's book entitled The Golden Sky.

25 comments:

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

It is truly amazing how talented some musicians are. I LOVE listening to different people on Youtube ;)

Thanks for the mention--that was so nice :0)

Bob G. said...

Slamdunk:
Now THAT is cool...!
Love the range of diversity there.
(Wish I learned to play the piano instead of the guitar..rhythm guitar, that is...lol)

Great videos.

Stay safe.

Jax said...

I love Elisa! She's so sweet and an excellent writer. :)

To be that diverse when playing music can be very difficult. I play piano. During one competition I had to play Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and then end with Memory from Cats. Not easy to switch your mind up like that!

Happy Weekend!!

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

wow... just wow!
i have to say that i preferred the rock one, but...
jiminey christmas! that chicky won't conform to the fit-in-a-box mentality huh? go girl!

Expat From Hell said...

I loved this! Was waiting for her to slam the electric cello on the patio floor when she was finished! Thanks for making my day, SD. EFH

Bonnie said...

I love the "Rock You Like a Hurricane" video. One of my friends sent it to me, and I think I watched it three times in a row.

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Rachna Chhabria said...

I have always wanted to learn how to play the piano, but somehow just never got to learn it. Great videos :)

Jen Chandler said...

THAT was beyond cool. I took cello lessons but I NEVER heard anyone play like that!!

Thanks for sharing!
Jen

Brian Miller said...

that is really cool...i love to watch those that are really talented in any art...that second vid is my fav...

AB HOME Interiors said...

I LOVE the cello cover!

xo,
amanda

Carol Kilgore said...

Rebecca totally ROCKS! Thanks for introducing us to her.

Happy Weekend!

Lydia Kang said...

I had no idea a cello could sound like that! I'm in awe of people with that level of talent.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Wow, I never would have guessed they were the same girl had you not told us. Loved the second clip. I didn't know there was such thing as a electric cello.

Amie Kaufman said...

Oh wow, get out. My sister's a cello player, but I ended up on the flute. I always thought she got the instrument with considerably more potential for rocking out -- though it was a lot harder to lug back and forth from school! She'll love these clips.

oceangirl said...

Loved the Hurricane video! Made me want to get up and dance hair flying everywhere :)

Maxi said...

Rebecca Roudman is a classic example of one who loves her instrument and loves to rock out.

Blessings - Maxi

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

What a great post and what a talented musician. I was out enjoying live music last night and I love seeing the string instruments taught "classically" in school being used for more "contemporary" music in a bar.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Very cool :)

Jeanette Levellie said...

So inspiring! Thanks for sharing. You always come up with interesting & unique items.

Lisa said...

Electric cello? For me, that's quite a disconnect. We almost encouraged our youngest to go with the cello, but she chose the clarinet. Two years later, she quit! Woulda, shoulda coulda...

Ciara said...

Now, THAT is totally cool. I need to show this to my eldest. He is lead singer and guitarist in a rock band, but we hope he'll consider some diversity.

Beth Zimmerman said...

Somehow your title made me think this was going to be a post about someone using a potato as a musical instrument!

Miranda Hardy said...

The talent is amazing. I love this. It puts a smile on my face. Thank you for sharing.

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm sharing this with a friend of mine who is always looking for interesting music videos. Thanks!

Pat Hatt said...

Somehow missed this one, stupid blogger and glitchy blog roll. They were truly diverse indeed, can't imagine how tough it must be to switch it up on a whim.