I have to admit here and now that I have an obsession with YouTube demonstrations of musical gadgets—videos which my ex affectionately dubbed “Gear Porn.” I also am quite taken by the Omnichord. The Omnichord is a monstrosity of the 1980s brought to us by Suzuki musical instruments. It is a cross-pollination of an autoharp and a cheesy-ass Casio keyboard. To demonstrate my fascination with the Omnichord and with YouTube gear demos, I present to you this haunting rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro” performed by YouTube user “beezzzart” performed on the Q-Chord, a modernized version of Suzuki’s classic Omnichord.
VideosPosted on May 17, 2016