No, the ancient Chinese instrument called a "sheng" wasn't created to perform the theme song to the "Super Mario Bros." video game, but it sure sounds like it was.
At a recent concert in Taipei, Taiwan, a young woman performed the theme (complete with a trip down the pipe and completely authentic sound effects.)
Sure, she rushes it a bit, but who can blame her? She's excited!
Britannica.com says the sheng is a "Chinese free reed wind instrument usually consisting of 17 bamboo pipes set in a small wind-chest which a musician blows through a mouthpiece."
Now if she really wants to get her fingers moving, she should perform the theme from Bowser's area where the lava and fireballs are (world 8).
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