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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tom Brier's Ragtime Piano VGM



Born on October 1971 in Oakdale, California, Tom Brier has been playing the piano since he was five years old. Specializing in the style of ragtime, a ragged form of rhythm, Tom's skills on the keys are legendary and until a few days ago, I didn't even know the man existed. With an epic neck beard like that, how could I miss him?

But in all seriousness, Tom has got to be one of the greatest pianists on the face of this Earth. In addition to his uncanny ability to play play classic songs, Tom is very gifted at sight reading, playing a piece of music when the sheet is placed in front of one's eyes for the very first time.

Tom knows very little if anything about video games. This hasn't stopped him from playing well known VGM like the Ending theme to Super Mario World and the classic Ghosts 'n Goblins theme and wowing many. Combine his adeptness at playing the piano with is sight reading talents, Tom can blow the mind of even the most jaded individual. Tom's also sight read lesser known songs like Mario Party's Faster Than All.

To see the full list of VGM ragtime that Tom has played, go here. Interested in seeing the sheet music for a particular song? Just check the video description of each video.

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