Guitarist duets with piano-playing cat, and a soothing jazz masterpiece unfolds

17 December 2020, 12:05 | Updated: 25 October 2022, 17:53

Guitarist duets with his piano-playing cat
Guitarist duets with his piano-playing cat. Picture: Marsel Gilmanov

By Sian Moore

After he caught his ginger cat tickling the ivories, one musician decided to add his own guitar chords. The result? A pretty pawsome duet.

When inquisitive, musically-gifted cat Barney pawed the keys of an electric keyboard, it almost carried a melody.

And it didn’t go unnoticed by Barney’s guitar-playing owner.

In fact – as any self-respecting, pet-loving musician would do – Marsel Gilmanov decided to create a duet from it.

By strumming slowly on his guitar, Gilmanov adds a subtle backing track to Barney’s sporadic notes, and it actually sounds quite nice (watch below).

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Unsurprisingly, the video has created quite a storm on the Internet.

It is, after all, a cat playing the piano.

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It wasn’t long before somebody else got involved and added some gentle vocals to the duet, creating an elegant jazz arrangement that wouldn’t feel out of place in a cosy piano bar.

We think a round of a paws is needed for everyone involved in this brilliant paw-formance.