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15 August 2017, 12:40
Helium and the flute
From The Flute Channel
What happens when a woodwind player inhales helium and then plays some Mozart? These absolute superstars of the music world gave it a go…
Recently, there's been something of a trend online for musicians inhaling helium before playing famous pieces. Because helium is lighter than air, the sound waves travel through it faster, with hilarious consequences when there's a voice box or instrument involved.
Here are some of our favourite videos.
We should point out doctors don't recommend inhaling helium. In sufficient quantities it can have adverse affects on health and has on occasion caused death.
Mozart's Oboe Concerto - on helium
Only experienced musicians should try this...
Mozart's Bassoon Concerto... on helium
This is what happens when you inhale helium before playing a Mozart Bassoon concerto.