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Gaming 2011/11/23 17:00:00
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Bethesda's "Elder Scrolls" series, recently expanded by this year's fifth installment, "Skyrim," is probably best known for its open-ended gameplay and enormous interactive world. That means players can while away hours upon hours of gametime outside of your given quests, and anyone who's spent more than a couple of hours immersing themselves in that world now has the game's fully orchestrated original music permanently burned into their skull.

Kotaku posted a video of two young women, Taylor and Lara, who made their own medley arrangements of theme music from "Morrowind" and "Skyrim," and filmed themselves performing the arrangements separately on piano and violin. The videos were joined together in split screen for an impressive display of medieval musicianship.

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  • Redskin 2011/11/24 01:08:00
    Brilliant
    Redskin
    +9


    A Magneficient display of music that surpasses anything I have heard from any person of our age!

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  • shindogg 2011/12/22 08:52:09
  • Xion Guest 2011/12/04 20:19:30
    Brilliant
    Xion Guest
    its .... OvO ... AWESOME ... thats quality
  • Maci 2011/11/30 17:28:26
  • coach k 2011/11/29 13:07:44
    Boring
    coach k
    i don't care for that kind of music
  • OL69 2011/11/29 01:17:30
    Brilliant
    OL69
    Very nice. Im not very classical music but this gives u the shivers..brrr
  • cameron wright 2011/11/28 17:32:58
    Boring
    cameron wright
    the World of Warcraft music is much more epic and has been around for much longer
  • exsecrare cameron... 2012/05/15 17:02:53 (edited)
    exsecrare
    You're kidding, right? Morrowind came out in 2002, while WoW was released 2004.
  • Jenna Smith 2011/11/27 22:54:14
  • Hales 2011/11/27 16:16:46
    Brilliant
    Hales
    In my opinion video games tend to have the best music then in movies, whether it's fantasy or horror-survival, they always catch the atmosphere of the game.
  • Vipor_GG 2011/11/27 12:02:50
    Brilliant
    Vipor_GG
    To be recorded separately and combined and sync that good is assume.
  • heart gal 2011/11/27 06:54:51
    Brilliant
    heart gal
    +1
    Loved it!!!
  • Geepsterss heart gal 2011/11/28 02:26:00
    Geepsterss
    i did too!!!(:
  • JazzyBlitz Geepsterss 2011/11/29 13:39:57
  • Geepsterss JazzyBlitz 2011/11/30 00:25:50
    Geepsterss
    thats cool((:
  • indigoeyes57 2011/11/27 04:21:06
    Brilliant
    indigoeyes57
    Take this over lady gag and rappity hoppity.
  • Angelinak98 2011/11/27 03:06:31
    Boring
    Angelinak98
    It was pretty lame. I watched it and I could tell the chick at the piano was playing it wrong. She seemed to be faking emotion. Her shoulders were not relaxed as they should be, and her sound was bad. I showed this to my father (who is a successful composer and has been in professional music for about thirty years) and he said it was pretty bad. I agree..
  • heart gal Angelin... 2011/11/27 06:51:11
    heart gal
    She's doing way better then what some of us would be doing and I think that the girl playing violin is really good!!!
  • Angelin... heart gal 2011/11/27 17:06:47
    Angelinak98
    They just need to work on their sound, including the violinist. Her vibrato is pretty good though (:
  • Xed0 2011/11/27 02:43:22
    Brilliant
    Xed0
    I have been following her uploads for quite some time now, iirc it was her cover of cosmo canyon that snagged me :)
  • Lawnmowerman~PWCM~JLA 2011/11/26 22:02:21
    Brilliant
    Lawnmowerman~PWCM~JLA
    Love the music goosebumps! Excellent performance.
  • El Prez 2011/11/26 21:00:34
    Brilliant
    El Prez
    If you don't lke it, turn it off.
  • Angelika Insomniac 2011/11/26 19:10:07
    Boring
    Angelika Insomniac
    +1
    No idea what this music is, but it doesn't sound bad. Violins give me migraines, as does any high pitched noise.
  • Angelin... Angelik... 2011/11/27 03:07:53
    Angelinak98
    My sister practiced the stupid violin for six hours straight last year. She's going for her bachelors degree and I'm really glad to have her in college. I have high pitched instruments -_-
  • Angelin... Angelin... 2011/11/27 03:08:14
    Angelinak98
    Hate*
  • Angelik... Angelin... 2011/12/02 16:01:57
    Angelika Insomniac
    :-)
  • Sakus<3 2011/11/26 18:50:08
    Brilliant
    Sakus<3
    Simply amazing! I love it!
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  • Melody 2011/11/26 17:52:06
    Brilliant
    Melody
    +1
    Anyone who says otherwise has no heart for music.
  • er54c 2011/11/26 17:40:34
    Brilliant
    er54c
    Great! Second only to toby's
  • Andric Lucid 2011/11/26 17:15:54
    Brilliant
    Andric Lucid
    Elder Scrolls' music is awesome, performing the arrangements is simply brilliant
  • Sunnydaydreamer 2011/11/26 17:14:49
  • TiffanyBelle 2011/11/26 16:38:08
    Brilliant
    TiffanyBelle
    +1
    piano and strings will always speak to me...
    and although i don't know the score from the game, i respect these musicians and feel that they have this down brilliantly.

    BRAVO!!!! bravo
  • dogs voice 2011/11/26 15:22:03
    Brilliant
    dogs voice
    Nice job by both! Matters not if for a game. They obviously know their music.
  • Dean Butler 2011/11/26 13:51:47
    Brilliant
    Dean Butler
    +3
    In my opinion if they master this kind of music anything else will be a cinch. Besides if you watch any movies at all you'll notice the majority of the theme or background music is classical or similar. It was beautiful I'm a rocker and I loved it and could listen to it over again and again
  • Illjwamh 2011/11/26 11:46:05
    Brilliant
    Illjwamh
    +2
    I don't even play Elder Scrolls and that was awesome.
  • U Mad Bro? 2011/11/26 08:52:41
    Boring
    U Mad Bro?
    Elder Scrolls is boring. I'll stick to classic FF games and the Zelda Series. =]
  • SpOoKs! 2011/11/26 07:32:11
    Brilliant
    SpOoKs!
    +1
    Well it's a Yes from me.... That's 274 Yes', You just made it through to Lagos!

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  • alex 2011/11/26 06:21:19
    Brilliant
    alex
    +1
    Listening to this while listening to skyrim battle music (while playing of course) is AMAZING!! Flows so well!
  • 2011/11/26 05:04:37
    Brilliant
    +5
    People stil have a bad habit of looking down at games as childish or immature, or unworthy of adult attention, but those people never get the opportunity to listen to truly beautiful works of musical art.

    You will NEVER hear this played on you local pop station, or on the hard rock station. People call this style of music a lost art, but it's not lost on us gamers. We appreciate it dearly!
  • NativeNH1 2011/11/26 04:24:56
    Brilliant
    NativeNH1
    +2
    Wow! It's as though they arranged their music together. I love it!
  • Diane 2011/11/26 03:33:53
    Brilliant
    Diane
    +1
    I liked it- they are very talented and lets face it, the music and game are well enough orchestrated enough to create paradigm and psych shifts over time.

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