Get Lucky In Mario Paint Is Humanity's Greatest Achievement

I don't want to exaggerate here, I don't want to indulge in hyperbole, but I truly believe that this cover of Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky', made completely in the music editor from the SNES game Mario Paint, is humanity's greatest achievement. Will someone just give this person the Nobel Prize for everything?

If you ever owned a copy of Mario Paint, you know. You know how hard it is to make anything with that goddamn music creator. All of the icons are Mario characters. They're just faces or coins or some crap. Do you know how hard it is to make music when you don't even know what the hell sound each icon makes? It's a logistical nightmare.

If this person can make a very passable version of Get Lucky on Mario Paint then, as far as I'm concerned, there is nothing he or she cannot achieve. Tony Abbot, Kevin Rudd. Please stand down. We have found the new President of the World.


    I've sadly never owned a copy of Mario Paint (only got the mouse, for some reason) but I can't imagine the music editor being harder to use than the Guitar Hero one.

    I have to say, this is one of the few times I've listened through one of these kinds of things from start to end. Pretty damn great.

    I have Mario Paint.

    I need to do this. It's awesome.

      As good as that was, you more than likely wouldn't be able to do it with the Snes version, this was done on a webbased version with better and more options.

      Still incredibly impressive but yeah... not true mario paint.

    Still got my copy. I could never make something anywhere near as good as that though.

    Well done, I doff my cap to you sir.

    It's not hard to make music in Mario Paint if you have a basic understanding of music theory. You just have to remember what sounds the icons make.

      Music theory is the main reason I gave up learning any kind of instrument. It's so hard and boring.

        You should stick with it. There's some incredible musical artists that lack even the most basic music theory. Tommy Emmanuel is an example.

          Yeah, he's a great guitarist, still got his album "Dare To Be Different" on tape.

          I'm hoping Rocksmith 2014 Edition will reinvigorate my interest in learning an instrument, when it comes out in October. Got the guitar bundle with the Epiphone Les Paul Junior pre-ordered.

            I taught advanced guitar theory and I love music theory. But it all comes down to how it's taught. If you don't give a student a reason for why this stuff is important and don't constantly give the student ways in which they can express and utilize every bit of knowledge they've learned then music theory is boring.

            But let me encourage you, stick with it. When you start to learn all the things that make music tick and when you start to understand why things sound good and you're able to manipulate that knowledge you will find a satisfaction FAR beyond just tinkering and imitating until you manage to squeeze a catchy riff out of the guitar. You will eventually learn to play music like you're speaking words or drawing with a pen and you can weave incredible tales with this knowledge. The theory behind music is absolutely majestic and when it begins to click you'll cherish every little thing you learn about it.

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            Yeah piano theory is actually really beneficial. I'm currently up to Grade 7 in practical (piano) but I'm taking a break (because I really dislike piano sometimes, more the grade/assessment part) and just playing pieces I like. I'm up to grade 5 theory but personally I think its gotten to the point where it seems pointless. That doesn't negate the fact that it really does help, I find I can easily see what notes Im playing and how they relate to each, helps me make up my own stuff and modify pieces to my liking.

        You don't really need theory knowledge to play the guitar.

    I had no idea Mario Paint has a music editor.

    It's actually an online version. Mariopaint composer. It doesn't make it any less awesome, but I thought you should clarify because mario paint doesn't allow for sharps or flats which this music has. Also, in the snes version of mario pant, you're only allowed 3 items (so a face, a star and a plane) on one vertical line.
    Just in case anyone does try to replicate it on the original snes one and ends up disappointed.

    Load Arr? Save Arr? This Mario Paint is obviously pirated.

    Great work.

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