The Cup Song From Pitch Perfect Tutorial!

Introduction: The Cup Song From Pitch Perfect Tutorial!

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This is a tutorial on how to do 'the cup song' from Pitch Perfect (You're gonna miss me when I've gone)!
If you don't know what it is, go check out this video which is a cover of the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oqsc6ahHVI
This video is useful for learning the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLF5zDBehPE
I own no rights to these videos.
So... If you have heard of the cup song, and wanted to know how to do it, here is a tutorial on how do the cup part! :)
I have spilt it into two parts because it sounds WAY better if you 'split' it!
:)ENJOY!(:
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Step 1: You Will Need:

A cup (no duh)
And a iPod to play the music on either when you get really good or to check if you're doing it right.
I will teach you the song in two parts and will tell you when each part is over. When you do it in two parts it sounds better!
:) enjoy :)

Step 2: Clap Clap

Okay so the first thing you need to do is to clap twice above the cup!
so....
CLAP CLAP

Step 3: Tap Tap Tap

Now you need to tap on the cup 3 times with alternate hand each time like: tap (right) tap (left) tap (right) OR tap (left) tap (right) tap (left)
Now put it all together:
CLAP CLAP
TAP TAP TAP
:D

Step 4: Clap

This part is easy! Clap once
CLAP CLAP
TAP TAP TAP
CLAP

Step 5: Pick Up and Move

Now pick up the cup with your right hand and move to the right (if you want to do it with your left hand, look at the second picture!

CLAP CLAP
TAP TAP TAP
CLAP
PICK UP AND MOVE

Step 6: Clap

Just clap once to complete the first part of The Cup Song!
Repeat the whole sequence until you are comfortable with it!

CLAP CLAP
TAP TAP TAP
CLAP
PICK UP AND MOVE
CLAP

Now it starts to get difficult!

Step 7: Part Two: Pick Up the Cup!

Okay so this sounds easy, yeah? Well it is is but you have to pick up the cup in the same position my hand is in or it won't work :)
sorry about that.
So now we have:
Part one:
CLAP CLAP
TAP TAP TAP
CLAP
PICK UP AND MOVE
CLAP
Part Two:
PICK UP FROM SIDE

Step 8: Tap the Cup on Your Other Hand

Twist the cup so you can tap the open end onto the palm of your free hand!
This creates a really nice sound :)
Part one:
CLAP CLAP
TAP TAP TAP
CLAP
PICK UP AND MOVE
CLAP
Part Two:
PICK UP FROM SIDE
TAP ON PALM

Step 9: Tap the Corner

Now move the cup diagonally So the 'corner' of the Cup's bottom is on the table. Leave your other hand where it is!
Part one:
CLAP CLAP
TAP TAP TAP
CLAP
PICK UP AND MOVE
CLAP
Part Two:
PICK UP FROM SIDE
TAP ON PALM
TAP CORNER

Step 10: Swap the Cup

Swap your cup from your current hand to your free one that stayed still!
Part one:
CLAP CLAP
TAP TAP TAP
CLAP
PICK UP AND MOVE
CLAP
Part Two:
PICK UP FROM SIDE
TAP ON PALM
TAP CORNER
SWAP

Step 11: Slap Your Hand Onto the Table

Now take your free hand and slap it onto the table!
Part one:
CLAP CLAP
TAP TAP TAP
CLAP
PICK UP AND MOVE
CLAP
Part Two:
PICK UP FROM SIDE
TAP ON PALM
TAP CORNER
SWAP
SLAP

Step 12: Flip the Cup Upside Down

Flip the cup next to your hand onto the table.

CLAP CLAP
TAP TAP TAP
CLAP
PICK UP AND MOVE
CLAP
PICK UP FROM SIDE
TAP ON PALM
TAP CORNER
SWAP
SLAP
FLIP THE CUP ONTO THE TABLE!

Step 13: You're Done!!!

Wow!
You've done it! Please leave comments below and please tell me if you want me to put up a video so you can see clearer what you need to do!
;) Hope you enjoyed this instructable :D
CLAP CLAP
TAP TAP TAP
CLAP
PICK UP AND MOVE
CLAP
PICK UP FROM SIDE
TAP ON PALM
TAP CORNER
SWAP
SLAP
FLIP THE CUP ONTO THE TABLE!

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13 Discussions

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Wingedflightfall
Wingedflightfall

3 months ago

How? I couldn’t! I kept forgetting to swap and smack that tabLe

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ecf24
ecf24

2 years ago

AWESOME

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emmalittleducks
emmalittleducks

2 years ago

omg this was sp helpful and now i can do it!!!!!

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TiaRiaa
TiaRiaa

4 years ago

i know the cup song with my hands too!

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VMarzeva
VMarzeva

Reply 3 years ago

Me too!!!!!!!

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VMarzeva
VMarzeva

3 years ago

It's really good I'll now teach it 2 my sister.

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KittykitM
KittykitM

5 years ago on Introduction

Oh em geeeeee! This is so fun to follow. I love Pitch Perfect so much and I'm even looking forward for the Pitch Perfect 2. Donald is my crush <3

http://meowchie.snydle.com/pitch-perfect-songs.html

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helenlam
helenlam

6 years ago

Can you make one with your hands not with a cup?

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xLaurieClarkex
xLaurieClarkex

7 years ago on Step 13

Awesome tutorial!! Let me know if/when you post a video :-)