Rousseau, a YouTube channel, creates artistic videos with a reactive visualizer. The result is a mix between Rock Band (or Guitar Hero, depending on which camp you fall into) and a live piano concert.
Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata
A memorable piano piece that encourages many students to begin learning piano, the Moonlight Sonata is even more dynamic when you add light and smoke effects.
Of the Moonlight Sonata visualizations, movement 3 is our favorite. The rapid hand movements racing to catch up to the falling light give us heart palpitations just like Guitar Hero. While the tempo is a little off from a truly emotional performance (see second video below), this truly is a spectacular sight.
Beethoven – Für Elise
Bach – Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Colloquially known as “Dracula’s Theme,” Toccata and Fugure gets a facelift with this visualization.
This YouTube channel doesn’t just visualize famous classical pieces. It also does a great job with pop music.
John Lennon – Imagine
Coldplay – Clocks
Other Great Piano Visualizations by Others
The Lord of the Rings – Main Theme
Pirates of the Caribbean – He’s a Pirate
Mozart – Fantasia in d minor, K. 397
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