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  1. After Ludwig van Beethoven went deaf, he found he could attach a metal rod to his piano and play while biting on it: this enabled him to hear through vibrations in his jawbone. This process is called bone conduction

  2. Ludwig van Beethoven's teacher wrote about him that, "If he continues like this, he will be, without a doubt, the new Mozart" when Beethoven was only 13

  3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig Van Beethoven, and Joseph Haydn all used the triangle in compositions.

  4. Ludwig Van Beethoven wrote a "will" to his brothers where he explained why he was so angry at society, and apologized for it.

  5. Many composers have written parts for the bassoon including Johann Sebastian Bach, and Ludwig van Beethoven.

  6. Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Georg Friedrich Handel and Johann Sebastian Bach were all famous composers from Germany.

  7. Bowser's children in the Super Mario Bros. world are named after famous celebrities and musicians, including Iggy Pop, Lemmy from Motorhead, and Ludwig van Beethoven

  8. Ludwig van Beethoven brewed each cup of his coffee with exactly 60 beans.

  9. Ludwig van Beethoven was dragged from his bed to play the keyboard when he was a little kid

  10. After losing most of his hearing, Ludwig van Beethoven used bone conduction by placing one end of a rod in his mouth and resting the other end on the rim of his piano, which enabled him to hear music through vibrations in his jawbone.

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The Beethoven family is not German, but Belgian. The grandfather was a talented singer and later became music master (Kapelmeister) at the Court of Bonn. His talents jumped a generation to manifest in the grandson, who had the same name as the grandfather: Ludwig van Beethoven!

Bone Conduction is when sound moves to the inner ear through the bones of the skull. Ludwig van Beethoven used bone conduction after losing most of his hearing, by placing one end of a rod in his mouth and resting the other end on the rim of his piano.

When Ludwig van Beethoven went deaf, he found he could attach a metal rod to his piano and play while biting on it. This enabled him to hear through vibrations in his jawbone and continue working. This process is called bone conduction.

Ludwig van Beethoven had a habit of immersing his head in cold water in order to stay awake, which might have been a contributing factor for his deafness.

Ludwig Van Beethoven took his coffee with exactly 60 beans per cup.

Ludwig van Beethoven’s father pulled him out of school at the age of ten in hopes of earning some money on the shoulders of his talent and as a result, his handwriting was so bad that musicologists still struggle to authenticate his signature.

Ludwig van Beethoven started everyday by pouring large pitchers of water over his hands bellowing the scales or humming loudly.

The standard set to make the Compact Disc be able to hold 74 minutes of audio, was so that one CD could hold Wilhelm Furtwangler's recording of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony no.9 from the 1951 Bayreuth Festival

After Mrs. Van Beethoven saw Mozart in concert she had a dream that should she ever have a child herself, it would grow up as a child genius. Ludwig van Beethoven, her son, became one of the greatest composers of all time.

Ludwig Van Beethoven overcame deafness by biting a metal rod attached to his piano to hear his work

Ludwig van Beethoven, who was almost completely deaf, discovered Bone Conduction. Beethoven found a way to hear the sound of the piano through his jawbone by attaching a rod to his piano and clenching it in his teeth. - fact check

Ludwig van Beethoven was of African descent. “The truth of his ethnic origins was covered up through a mix of white powder worn on his face in public, the use of body doubles for portraits, and “euro-centric” historians.”

Ludwig van Beethoven puts the finishing touches on the String Quartet in C sharp Minor, Opus 131, the jewel in the crown of his late string quartets around the date of the death of both Presidents Jefferson and Adams, July 4 1826.