Here are some questions Jumpman and Robinhood are asked very often. We hope you’ll find the answers you expect.
If you still have questions after reading this section, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Where did you find your tabs? Can I have tabs, music scores?
Generally we don’t use tabs because we make our own arrangements. We play most of our songs by ear, and when we have time, we write tabs. However, we happen occasionally to use tabs that already exist. You’ll find all the tabs we wrote or we use, in the scores section.
If one of our music scores is taken from a book and you want it, well, just buy the book. For legal reasons, we don’t send scans or copies of commercially sold sheet music.
If the music score you are looking for is not on this website, that means we don’t have it. We play the song by ear, and we didn’t write down anything. We may do it one day if we have time, but we prefer to make new videos.
Can you make a video of my favourite movie/game song?
We receive request from many people. Sometimes we fulfil them, but generally we prefer to follow our passions. That’s how we play the best! If we play a song from a movie/game that we don’t love, just to fulfil a request, the result won’t be great.
Anyway, you can still send requests. Sometimes you give us good ideas, that we like, then we fulfil them and we dedicate the video to you! We read all your messages, so don’t hesitate to ask!
How do you put multiple videos in one? Which program do you use?
We are both Mac users, so the programs we use are compatible with Mac OS X. For simple video editing, we use Quicktime Pro, but for more complex editing we have iMovie and Final Cut. For audio editing, we use Logic Pro.
Jumpman, why do you call your recorder a “flute”?
Sometimes, English-speaking people are upset because for some of my videos, the title says "flute" whereas the instrument I play is a recorder.
The problem is that for French people that I belong to, the word "recorder" clearly evokes a recording device. Plus, the French word for recorder is "flûte", so the "flute" word is more evocative for French people when they watch my videos on American/international websites such as YouTube.
In English, calling it a "flute" is not a problem: the recorder belongs to the flute family, so the word "flute" is fine. The recorder is a kind of flute. It’s internationally a flute: called "flauto dolce" in Italian, "flûte à bec" in French, etc., so the word is appropriate after all.
What will be your next video? When will you post it?
We always have many ideas, but unfortunately they don’t always come to life. If one of them is really good, realizable, if we have time (not so easy, we have busy lives!) and mood for it, we start recording a video. But we decide at the very last moment! So it’s hard to say. Plus, we want to keep it a surprise…
Can you make a tutorial for this song please?
We don’t make tutorials, simply because it’s not our goal and it won’t help you anyway. You’d rather learn music from the ground, and the best way is to be fully involved. We won’t make you a musician with a 5-minute video.
Where does your ocarina come from, Jumpman?
I bought it online, on the website Songbird Ocarinas. The model is: Sweet Potato Ocarina, Extended Range. The XL model is bigger but it’s a transposing instrument. They are all sold with a booklet, which explains how to play the notes and some Zelda songs (with a few mistakes though).
I’m rather satisfied with it, it’s nice and fun to play, but a bit small and sometimes a bit out of tune. I don’t know what to suggest you, as I didn’t try other models.
What model is your piano/guitar/recorder/trumpet?
My main piano is a Seiler straight piano, but I’ve got a Yamaha Clavinova digital piano too, for my little apartment. I also have two trumpets: a B-flat Selmer model, and a C Jupiter Yamaha hybrid one.
I’ve got two guitars: a classical Alhambra guitar, and an electric acoustic Takamine guitar. My recorder is a basic Yamaha model.
Where did you buy game-related stuff like the cap, tshirt, figurine, poster I saw on your video?
We buy many things at the Japan Expo in July in Paris, such as Jumpman’s Mario cap, or some of Robinhood’s figurines. Or sometimes we find them at some events, shops, or websites.