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Ed Sheeran And Jimmy Fallon Prove 'Shape Of You' Sounds Just As Good On Classroom Instruments

Shake it like a banana.

Ed Sheeran has shown off his creativity as a performer quite a few times in the weeks leading up to his new album's release. We've seen him rework a girl group's dance track in the Live Lounge and turn himself into a one-man band at the Grammys with the help of a loop pedal

Monday night on The Tonight Show, Sheeran simplified things even more with the help of Jimmy Fallon and The Roots as they performed his single "Shape of You" using classroom instruments.

Fallon has taken this youthful approach several times before, with artists such as Adele and Metallica. But it might be more suited to Ed Sheeran than anyone else. The singer takes lead vocals while shaking a toy banana, and he sounds just as good as you would expect — and looks to be having a blast at the same time. Fallon and The Roots back him up on wooden blocks, rainbow xylophones, kazoos, and more.

It's all the proof you need that even with the most basic tools, you can make musical magic. It's also a nice reminder of the value of music classes. Not every kid will grow up to be the next Ed Sheeran, but you have to start somewhere.


Check out the full performance in the video below:


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