One Game of Thrones fan created a unique rendition of the show's iconic theme by using calculators.
Who knew calculators can be very handy as a musical instrument? This one Game of Thrones fan did, and she clearly knows how to transform the numeric keypads into keyboards.
YouTube user It's a small world shared a video showcasing her talent in transforming calculators as musical instruments. In the one-minute-and-a-half clip titled "Game of Thrones Theme covered by Calculators," the user played Ramin Djawadi's famous title theme for the HBO drama series by lining up four calculators. She uses all keys to create the different tones and tempo of the original music. The outcome gives the song a synth-like quality.
The video has 61,834 views and 2,000 likes as of this writing. It was published on YouTube on Jan. 10, but it only recently went viral. Commentators praised the user's unique rendition of the Game of Thrones title theme, and some requested for more calculator covers of other songs.
In the video description, the Game of Thrones fan said that she plans to cover themes using Launchpad and PC next. She is saving money to buy both so she can upgrade from using calculators as musical instruments.
"You'd be amazing with a launchpad! But at the same time, what a pity, I really like your calculator arrangements, maybe you can still upload some calculator songs although less frequently. You know, once per 2 months or something. Just think about it. And keep going!" one commentator said.
"[C]ould you play classics like Erik Satie — Gymnopedie no 1 someday? Would love to hear that on calculators," YouTube user #smokedoutpositivesquad said.
This is not the first time that It's a small world covered movie or TV soundtracks using calculators. She previously also played the iconic theme of Star Wars, Super Mario, and Pirates of the Caribbean. A look at her YouTube page also reveals she previously played "Despacito," "Pokémon," "Friends" from Justin Bieber, and Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" using two calculators. She also experimented with music using toy pianos.
In related news, HBO has confirmed that Game of Thrones season 8 will not air until 2019. The network has yet to announce a release date, although filming is rumored to end this summer. Showrunners D. B. Weiss and David Benioff previously said that there will be multiple finales filmed to avoid spoilers. It will be the show's final season, which will contain only six episodes.