April 28, 2012

National Anthem on an Electric Violin Made Out of a Bat: If you were watching the Orioles-A's game from Camden Yards tonight, you saw a guy playing the National Anthem on an electric violin made out of a baseball bat. This is how that looks and sounds. This is the guy talking about and showing off his Louisville Slugger violin. And this is the Washington Post profile of Glenn Donnellan, a violinist with the National Symphony Orchestra and the maker and player of the world's only electric baseball bat violin (via MetaFilter).

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:36 AM - 2 comments

Very, very cool.

But he did start out at too fast a tempo and rushed the first part of the anthem.

Presumably to leave more time for the flourishes and embellishments at the end.

Does anyone know if performers are given a time limit for renditions of the anthem by MLB or any other US pro sports league?

posted by beaverboard at 11:27 AM on April 28, 2012

Needs more vuvuzela.

posted by owlhouse at 11:51 PM on April 28, 2012

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