6 Insane Ways to Play the Piano


If you’ve ever tried to learn to play the piano, or any instrument for that matter, you know that your teacher constantly harped on you to sit in the right position, make sure your hands and fingers were at the exact right angle in relation to the keys, your breathing was precise and perfect, etc.

Well, we bet you’ve also heard that rules are meant to be broken and we’ve tracked down the rebels of the piano world to show you that once you’re an accomplished piano player, or at least have put in a bit of practice time, you can play the piano any which way you want.

Here are some of the most insane ways to play the piano:

1. Got a Bottle of Water?

It turns out that a bottle of water is a truly beautiful way to play, both visually and musically!

2. How About 2 Pencils?

This same uber-talented player can also play the black and whites with two pencils instead of his fingers.

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3. Playing Backwards…

Now, we know that rebels like to do things backwards and this guy totally flips things around.

4. And Upside Down

Okay, so you are probably tired of hearing winter song but this girl mastered Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.

5. Who Needs Fingers?

Nothing will stop this man! After losing both of his arms in a childhood accident, Liu Wei would not be deterred when it came to fulfilling his lifelong dream of becoming a musician. With a lot of practice, sometimes 7 hours a day, Wei taught himself to play piano with his toes.


6. And finally, don’t try this one at home… unless you have double jointed shoulders AND elbows – ouch!