Steven Sharp Nelson – The Cello Song – Bach is back (with 7 more cellos) The Piano Guys

by HART (1-800-HART) on January 12, 2012 · 25 comments

in YouTube Videos

call HART crazy .. but

I just found this on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

Note: information from YouTube
Want to become a Piano Guys founder? Click link for all the exciting details Be first to receive our Limited Edition PianoGuys album! (Youtube hits) here: Download this song from iTunes here Download off Amazon here: Sheet music and minus track available at: Also make sure to go and “like” The Piano Guys on Facebook at: Bow Cam: Thanks to the GoPro camera we were able to get this shot, you can check them out here.. Be sure to watch for the bow throw around 2 Every sound you hear was created by Steve playing his acoustic cellos (with one exception — a subtle “hi-hat” noise made by his voice). The Cello Song is based on one of the most recognizable classical pieces ever written, JS Bach’s Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1: Prelude. (Hint: Say Bach’s title with an English accent and it sounds a lot better). It’s been featured in a lot of movies (and car commercials)…Steven Sharp Nelson decided that this piece needed some accompaniment (Bach must have been busy and never got around to it? 🙂 Adding some original material and 7 more cello parts stacked on top of each other, Steve has created a cool new sound that embellishes all the features that have made Bach’s work so popular. The 7 new parts include drawn-out melodies which soar above fast arpeggios, strumming chords from a guitar-like part, shaker sounds (accomplished by rubbing the sides of

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Vistalavista123 January 11, 2012 at 8:22 am

and I wonder how many bows have he broke?


Cazwells January 11, 2012 at 8:24 am

@coolerthings he could’ve just meant the piano guys in general since it is more then just steven….


Marc180592 January 11, 2012 at 9:25 am

thumbs up for the bow throwing at 2.36


CubedEgg January 11, 2012 at 10:06 am

The reason I want to play violin now. THIS GUY.


headbangingprick January 11, 2012 at 11:08 am

@CubedEgg its not violin, its cello


4soulless January 11, 2012 at 11:27 am

totally creapy…your multipling =)


Irasys January 11, 2012 at 11:43 am

I love you.


ptitemelli18 January 11, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I’m throwing up rainbows right now…


benjiface1 January 11, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Where would classical music be without Bach? Would there be classical music? Would there be music? Bach is amazing


princesshyrule January 11, 2012 at 2:34 pm

@heyrhianne LoL , I agree


ConsiseRage January 11, 2012 at 3:04 pm

The beat this guy does is amazing… make some more vidz your great:)


qwertyzz7 January 11, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I think the shot at the end there was unnecessary and kind of ruined the ending.


JAMDRO22 January 11, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Awesome!! Fun, but still so beautiful =)


9zafira January 11, 2012 at 4:07 pm

End is the best 😀


DrummingAMilkshake January 11, 2012 at 4:12 pm

@eiros147 Yeah you are right. I really appreciate the music The Piano Guys make, and I play the drums.
You don’t need to play a certain instrument just so you can listen to this beauty 🙂


sammimendenhall January 11, 2012 at 4:57 pm

I’m seriously addicted … ADDICTED. I wish I would have stayed with the cello!!!


JrBeatBoy January 11, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Jesus + Cello = This Guy


igiveup851 January 11, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Very beautiful, but I still prefer the solo cello prelude 🙂


StrawberryJungle January 11, 2012 at 7:33 pm



lajecel31 January 11, 2012 at 8:18 pm



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Wizzardcat1 January 11, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Just in case you’re wondering, thomasberkey421’s comment was, “351 people play the guitar.”
probably makes a lot more sense now.


eureka7ex January 11, 2012 at 9:22 pm

tiger cello?


rhinomason January 11, 2012 at 10:22 pm

steven has a cloning machine built into his cello


salbammm January 11, 2012 at 10:56 pm

I have listened to him everyday for the past like two weeks and I just love it so much that I can’t stop listening!!!! Sooooooo amazing :):):)


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