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LOUD Cover Contest: Playing Maroon 5 with Chinese instruments

September 18, 2012 - 2:39am


PHOTO: Courtesy of Nelson Tan

HOW many people can say they’ve mastered nine instruments?

Mr Nelson Tan Yan Cong can.

He submitted a unique nine-piece instrumental take on Maroon 5’s Payphone to this month’s LOUD Cover Contest and caught the attention of our judges.

“I decided to submit my videos just to try my luck and see how it goes, even though it’s not your typical cover,” said Mr Tan, 22, a second-year student in Arts, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University.

His room is filled with a range of musical instruments such as the harmonica, ukelele, melodica, keyboard, drums and violin. There are traditional Chinese instruments such as the transverse flute dizi and the two-stringed spike fiddle erhu.

Watch his video below!


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