This is a video of pianist Hayato Sumino (aka Cateen) performing Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘Flight Of The Bumblebee’ on a toy piano, at an ever increasing tempo, from 160BPM all the way to a blistering 250BPM. For reference, the original is typically played between 144 and 160BPM. In his own words while I call the Peanuts and ask if Shroeder can play this fast:
BPM190: OK, I can play
BPM220: My fingers will cramp…
BPM250: I don’t understand why my fingers are moving so fast
Did anybody else feel like they just had their second heart attack around the 1:45 mark? Also, not to brag or anything, but I just took an online typing test and crushed 35WPM with only 18 mistakes. So, yeah, I could probably do this.