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The Legend of Zelda violin girl that brought a crooked little smile this NerdBastards face, then set his heart beating to the rhythm of the beautiful music she coaxed out of that magical violin, has taken on the Skyrim theme.

Lindsey Sterling (Zelda Violin girl) found that she needed a hand to complete this video and found it in the voice of Peter Hollens. Together they brought their combined musical talents to bear on the Skyrim theme using ONLY Peter’s voice and Lindsey’s violin to create 120 tracks to combine into this fantastic video.

Devin Graham also deserves a shout out for the cinematography and location shots that really take this video to a higher level than the usual YouTube posts.

Download the song off itunes http://bit.ly/SkyrimTheme

You have to check out Peter Hollen’s channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/peterhollens?ob=0

Thanks to Devin Graham for his cinematography:) He is amazing and you have to check out his channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/devinsupertramp

BIG thanks to Warialiasky’s channel for their special effects work. Please subscribe to them as well
http://www.youtube.com/user/Warialasky

This was our own arrangement of The main theme from Skyrim Elder Scrolls which was composed by Jeremy Soule. He is an amazing artist and it amazing to work with such fantastic music.

Arr. Tom Anderson – http://www.random-notes.com
Edit: Ben Lieberman – http://audiogenix.net/
Mix: Bill Hare – http://www.dyz.com

Skyrim Violin Cover

I wanted to learn to play violin like this…. but then I took an arrow to the knee (sorry, I can’t stop making arrow to the knee jokes)

Skyrim has gone classic. The theme from the epic fantasy game got a makeover this week when Jason Yang arranged the score, playing each part himself on both electric and acoustic violin and then assembling the video with harmony intact. It’s beautiful. I will touch a boob to this music.

Today the internet was gifted yet another version of Game of Throne‘s opening theme. Up until now we’ve heard the heavy metal version, the violin version, the 8-bit version and even a techno remix. But now, we’ve got one with lyrics. Granted, there aren’t a lot of lyrics. In fact it’s only four words repeated over and over, but they work beautifully with the music. And I don’t think any other lyrical composition could so perfectly capture the show’s epic and equally frustrating style of storytelling.

This version of Ramin Djawadi‘s theme is fucking awesome. But what are some of the other great covers of Game of Throne‘s theme?

 

There’s this equally fucking awesome and hardcore heavy metal version from whitenoiselab,

 

Going for more of the rave, nightclub mood? Betcha never thought this sweeping theme would transition so well into trance. Just replace broad swords with light sabers.

 

If you’d like something softer, here it is on violin with all sections performed incredibly by Jason Yang,

 

What could be better than the theme performed beautifully on violin? How about the theme performed on violin and piano by the beautiful Lara, of Lara Plays Video Game Music. You might remember her from such internet videos as Lara Plays Might Morphin Power Rangers and Lara Plays Tomb Raider Theme and many more! Also, she performs many of these in costume. Shame she couldn’t find a dress or a suit of armor for this this video.

 

Speaking of video games, can you only imagine how awesome Game of Thrones would be as a classic, 8-bit or 16-bit video game? Just like the original Zelda or Gauntlet! It’d be so badass. Like these 8-bit and 16-bit versions of the theme,

Bonus! This 16-bit video comes with animations of just what a classic video game version, a la Final Fantasy, would look like were it based on Game of Thrones.

 

Stepping away from the tech world, here is a haunting rendition of the theme on nothing but a good ‘ole acoustic guitar from OggirtMoonfrad.

 

And finally, on what might be the nerdiest cover yet, I present the Game of Thrones theme on a recorder,

Well, it’s the nerdiest cover until someone performs the theme with a theremin. Come on, music nerds, get on this! Can’t believe I searched the web and didn’t find one version of the Game of Thrones theme on a theremin. I’m disappointed in you, internet.

Which was your favorite cover from our Game of Thrones Mixtape?

Every week the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut.

On Mondays we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

This week’s edition: Creepy weird Batman and Superman statues, Terminator meets Toy Story, Steampunk Mac, Wonder Woman bathing suit, Super heroes need a shrink, Riddick 3 concept art, Two The Dark Knight Rises trailer parodies, Batman movie trifecta poster, 10 Deleted Scenes That Would’ve Ruined The Film, Achievement Unlocked, 10 Deleted Scenes That Would’ve Ruined The Film, Achievement Unlocked, Adam WarRock’s Browncoat’s Mixtape, Mordor – happiest place on Middle Earth, Iron Man arc reactor t-shirt, Spock in 13,824 LEGOs, 8-bit sand castle, R2-D2 lunchbox, What’s it like to date, Vader?, Harry Potter album covers, guillotine slinghot, the iron pedi-cab, Sam Eagle is Captain America, Lucas Lee is Captain America, Samus plays the Metroid theme on violin, Shatner leads Comic-Con in “KHAAAAAAAN!”

 

So, this is a real statue in Rome. Maybe this is commemorating when Clark revealed his secret identity to Batman. And Batman’s all like, “I already knew, bro, I’m Batman.” Either way, this is awesome, I wonder what other odd super hero statues are hidden around Europe. Is there a Batman and Robin, Jason Todd, pieta? (GeekTyrant)

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Every week the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut.

Every Monday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

This week’s edition: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Dicks, buy your own Marauder’s Map, X-TREME DC Comics commercials, Doctor Who plushies, video games and smokin’ reefer might improve your memory, Darth Vader hair dryer, Call of Duty: Galactic Warfare, Tron: Legacy 8-bit, the surfing trooper, Ewan McGregor, Chris O’Dowd & Graham Norton play w/lightsabers, Leia comes to the logical conclusion, Gremlins tattoo, Hey! Listen! (stfu navi!), flying car, Millennium Falcon guitar, Game of Thrones theme on violins, sew your own Facehugger, Caution: adam WEsT FLOOR, leather Cyberman mask, first-person Pac-man, Ewok village mural, Poke-cake, Tony Stark of Winterfell, Pink Ranger the violinist, Admiral Ackbar’s plates, zombie bikinis.


Mmm, dude I love pickles. Wait, they’re really what? Barf. (Imgur)

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