Girl with Too Much Time on Her Hands Plays Star Wars ‘Cantina Theme’ with Nothing but a Pencil

Girl Plays Star Wars 'Cantina Theme' with a Pencil.

Any Star Wars fan recalls the infamous ‘Cantina Theme’ playing as Luke and Obi-Wan Kenobi enters the elusive Mos Eisley bar on the planet Tattooine. While it’s easily played on the guitar, keyboard, or other instruments, you probably never heard it played with a pencil.

Dani Ochoa, a 19-year-old Pima Community College student from Tucson, Arizona was finishing up some math work when inspiration struck. As she started writing the math equation (x + 4), she noticed the pencil lead gliding across the paper sounded a lot like a familiar tune. As she proclaims on her YouTube page that the Cantina theme is ‘played by a pencil and a girl with too much time on her hands,’ but I personally think it’s brilliant!

Note: Don’t be afraid of turning the volume up to hear every glorious note. 🙂

Watch and hear the ‘Cantina Theme’ played by a pencil and a girl with too much time on her hands…


Who would have known a pencil and paper would turn into a musical instrument with a little creativity! If you love Star Wars themes, don’t miss this Star Wars ‘medley’ by Jimmy Fallon and The Roots! Dani also has an impressive version of the ‘Imperial March’ or Darth Vader’s theme on her YouTube page and her Twitter account.

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