Me and My Cello - Happy Together (Turtles) Cello Cover - The Piano Guys





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Published on Mar 30, 2012

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Many people ask why Steve is SO HAPPY when he plays the cello. We followed him around with our cameras on his day off. We think we now understand why... :)

**NO INSTRUMENTS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS VIDEO** -- we used a "stunt" cello for these scenes just in case -- and we were really careful out of respect for the instrument. After all the filming, "Jackie" (named after Jackie Chan since he does all his own stunts) only had one minor scratch inflicted by a shopping cart... (this proves the saying that statistically there are more shopping cart accidents than skydiving accidents)

Story behind the song:
This music video was one of our very first ideas as ThePianoGuys. It originated when we were filming "The Cello Song" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry4Bzo...) -- the first project that Steven Sharp Nelson, Al van der Beek and Paul Anderson did together (which is also the first time they all MET!) As we were finishing the all-night film session, we starting talking about the many "uses" of the cello and before we knew it we were laughing about how funny it would be to make a movie about "cello bonding" -- spending quality time with the cello. We didn't feel like we could ever get away with making this video, but we just couldn't help ourselves :) For a while, Al and Steve tried to write an arrangement of two Bob Marley tunes for the background of the video. It wasn't flowing, so the project was abandoned for several months. Since the making of "Cello Wars" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgAlQu...) we haven't really had the opportunity to throw "funny" at our audience. And to be honest, we've missed it. We all love to laugh -- especially at ourselves. :) It keeps the pressure of producing videos every other week bearable...so we revisited this concept, but this time with a new tune -- the Turtles "So Happy Together." It fit perfectly. We ended up with a lot more scenes than we could use-some of which we were sad we couldn't fit it. Maybe we'll make an "extended version" one day...

"This video is dedicated to all of my music teachers that taught me to have FUN with music -- to let it live and breathe rather than insist it be dead and dissected. As for my other music teachers that didn't teach me to have fun...I'll try to make a video for you some other time." :) --Steven Sharp Nelson

Special Thanks:
The Dotty's for letting us use their Yellow Tandem bike. The Neilsons for the use of their home where we filmed the Disco Scene. Will Stucki for the use of the Bass

"Happy Together" originally written by Garry Bonner & Allan Lee Gordon and performed by The Turtles
Published by EMI Glenwood Music Corp
Arrangement written and produced by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson
Performed by
Steven Sharp Nelson: cellos, percussion, vocals
Al van der Beek: vocals
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios
Video filmed, edited, and produced by Paul Anderson
Steve's skydiving stunt man: Phil Liu
Skydiving footage shot by Jeff Agard

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Kєj Wσиg 黄莺
I love the way they went into a buffet with a cello and came out with a double bass XD
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Emily Hisel
I hope no cellos were harmed in the making of this video.
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Stephan Salvatore
This is Real Life Mr. Bean, only with Tedy as a Cello!
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Kerigan Williams
This is how every musician should feel with their instrument <3
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Lynzi Oliver-Musto
I'm surprised people need to ask why he's so happy. Wouldn't you be happy if you could make an instrument sound that good??? I'm glad people asked though, or we wouldn't have this video.
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Samara Duffie
i'm not sure how much cuter this could get.
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Hanna and Cat
Lol! This makes me want to go to Walmart with my violin in one of the baby seats. Imagine the looks I'd get.
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María Monestel C
Still a better love story than Twilight
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Elise Day
And then he walks out with a Bass. XD That was beautiful! :p
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Michelle Harvey
the double bass is just a fat cello apparently +Marky Singzon
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