Super Mario Bros. Theme – Arkansas Bluegrass-Style


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Check out this interpretation of the original Super Mario Bros. Theme by bluegrass covers band The Cleverlys.

[Via Technabob]





9 Responses to Super Mario Bros. Theme – Arkansas Bluegrass-Style

  1. But did they need to be so off key? I've seen videos of children playing it on guitars and pianos that nail it perfectly.

    • I'm guessing it's mostly due to the fact that the banjo player has to use the highest frets to hit the high notes. On that part of the fretboard, the frets are so close together, that it's difficult to properly play notes quickly. Let alone in a bathroom.

      On a guitar, this wouldn't be as much of an issue, as a guitarist can just use the highest pitched string, and on a piano, the keys are the same width.

      Of course, it could just be that the banjo player didn't practice enough. Personally, I think those parts sound cool off-key, anyway.