Watch this truly virtuosic double bass monologue that’s almost impossible to play

Bassist Corey Schutz grapples with this insanely difficult piece that requires the soloist to narrate his own struggle in real time.

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Normally, when a musician performs a particularly difficult piece of music, they are not required to read out a text at the same time.

And when that text is a meta-commentary on exactly how tricky the performance is, and how badly it might be going, then things become dazzlingly difficult.

Here’s bassist Corey Schutz performing Tom Johnson’s ’Failing - A Very Difficult Piece for Solo String Bass’:

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