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Wii Music

Use your Wii Console with Wii Remote & Nunchuk controllers to make music. Also the Wii Fit Balance Board can be used as pedals for a drum.

When it comes to music and rhythm games, Wii Music stands in a class of its own. Unlike other music games, which penalize players if they don't play perfectly, Wii Music is a musical playground where there are no mistakes. Here anyone can pick up and master the huge array of instruments available, through simple motions like strumming and drumming. Musicians in your band jam by simply playing their instruments to the beat of a song or by improvising to their heart's content. Play faster. Play slower. Skip a beat, or throw in 10 more. No matter what you do, Wii Music automatically transforms your improv stylings into great music.


Gameplay: Getting Your Band Together
In Wii Music every band has six members: Two play the main melody, two cover the percussion beats, one covers the bass groove and one uses the song's chords to support the melody. As a band, the six members often play their special parts at the same time, though each player can jam however and whenever he or she wants. Play all at once. Take turns in the spotlight. Pair up in creative ways throughout the song. You can bring the band to life by yourself, playing one part at a time-or with up to four players. See game mode below:
  • Solo Play: When you play by yourself, you can add one part at a time to arrange the whole song exactly how you want. The Tutes are on hand to back up your band in any parts you need filled.
  • Multiplayer: When in a band with friends, up to four people can be band members.
  • Wii Friends: Using WiiConnect24, you can send your jam videos to Wii Friends who own Wii Music. They can then watch your performance, modify it to their liking and send their jam videos back to you.
Tutes: Your Own Private Back-up Band
When not playing with friends, you can invite jam masters known as Tutes to play with you. They'll join a session playing an instrument that each thinks is strong for a specific song. You can simply enjoy the musical camaraderie, or pick up instrument tips by watching them jam. If you choose to watch, the Tutes will show you lots of techniques for many of these instruments, then ask you to follow their examples. They'll start with the simplest techniques, then as you master each one, show you even more nuanced ones.

Key Game Features:

  • Easy to Play Improv Jams - All members of your band jam by simply playing their instruments to the beat of a song or by improvising to their heart's content. Play faster. Play slower. Skip a beat, or throw in 10 more. Wii Music challenges you to transform your improv stylings into great music. There are no mistakes and no game scores-just playing for the pure joy of playing.
  • Wii Controls Immerse You in the Music - You can play most of the 60-plus instruments in Wii Music using simple motions with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers. Strum to play guitar, banjo and sitar. Drum to play jazz drums, congas and snare drums. Hammer away to play piano, vibraphone and marimba. Unlike most music games, Wii Music doesn't make you use many complex buttons. You only need to imitate playing the instrument.
  • Virtually Endless Ways to Make Music - You choose the song and instruments and decide whether to blaze through a rock take on classical songs, put a jazzy spin on folk tunes or transform Nintendo classics like the Super Mario Bros. theme into Latin-flavored numbers. The song list is only a takeoff point-it's how you improvise with the songs that matters.
  • Share Your Band Jams With Friends - They'll see your Mii band members, your players' improv styles and your instrument selections. They can watch your recordings, or play over parts of your song, then send their modified recording back to you. So you can send improv jams back and forth over WiiConnect24, changing them again and again.
60+ Instruments
You can play most of the 60-plus instruments in Wii Music using simple motions with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers. Strum to play guitar, banjo and sitar. Drum to play jazz drums, congas and marching drums. Hammer away to play piano, vibraphone and marimba. Unlike most music games, Wii Music doesn't make you use complex buttons. You only need to imitate playing the instrument. Wii Music offers virtually endless ways to make music.

Fun Beyond the Jam
Designed with classic Wii gameplay in mind, Wii Music includes many other modes and play options besides the main band jams, including several musical games and an enhanced video playback mode for recorded jams.

  • Videos Mode: Watch your jam videos in an enhanced playback mode that brings your jams to life with fun environmental effects and dramatic camera angles.
  • Mii Maestro: By waving the Wii Remote like a conductor's baton in this mini-game, you'll lead a Mii orchestra through orchestrated songs, such as The Legend of Zelda theme. Make them play quickly, slowly, strongly or gently-the orchestra is at your command.
  • Handbell Harmony: In this musical mini-game, you'll play in a handbell ensemble by swinging your Wii Remote and Nunchuk. Everyone on the team has a job to do: play one of your notes only when the tune demands it.
  • Pitch Perfect: How good is your musical ear? In this whimsical musical quiz, you'll have to solve challenges, like putting note-playing Miis in order from lowest to highest pitch.
  • Drum Mode: In the one mode that uses the Wii Balance Board accessory (sold with Wii Fit), you can feel what it's like to play a real-life drum set. You'll use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk as drumsticks, and place both feet on the Wii Balance Board-which work as virtual pedals for the bass drum and hi-hat cymbal.

Note: Wii Console and Wii Remote Required. (Sold Separately).


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Customer Rating: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 4 Write a review

 
 
Wii Music is a great game February 8, 2011
Reviewer: Heather the shopper from Sewell, NJ  
I received Wii Music on Christmas and I've enjoyed playing it everyday since. My husband received guitar hero and I've played that too.

Here's the scoop. Guitar hero is NOT the same type of game. If what you are looking for is a game that tells you what to play/press, then get guitar hero. If what you want is a game to teach some fundamentals of music (if you are a music novice) or a way to creatively express yourself then this game is for you.

I haven't unlocked most of the game yet but I'm 29 and I enjoy the games and the jam sessions. I also enjoy the drum lessons that use the wii fit (as I don't have too many games that use this technology).

Overall it's a great game for all ages, just do some research and try to be an informed consumer about the type of music game you desire- and you'll be a happy camper.

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A Very Fun Musical Experience! February 7, 2011
Reviewer: V. Hutson from Duluth, MN  
This is a very fun musical game/experience. I just bought the game and my 12-year old son and I played for almost three hours. I don't know why two earlier reviewers made comments like "what a joke" or "not for anyone over 5" unless they were expecting a playing experience similar to Rock Band or Guitar Hero. This game is very different--and that is why I like it. You actually have some input into the sounds, rhythm and style. Plus, it's fun using the Wii remote to mimic the playing style of the different instruments.

Five-year olds will love it--but so will a lot of other ages. And, while you can keep things simple (for the five-year olds), you can also make things quite complex if you want. Plus, my son loves watching the videos we create. Overall, this is one of the best Wii games I've purchased or rented.

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My Grandkids love it January 29, 2011
Reviewer: Jessie Carlson from California  
My grandkids have all of those games at home where there is fighting and killing. I don't like them at all. I got this for them and they really enjoy and they get up and get some exercise too.

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Pleasantly Surprised January 6, 2011
Reviewer: Elizabeth A. White  
When we received Wii Music for Christmas, I thought it would be a hit for the younger set in our house, but not hopeful for the teens. I was pleasantly surprised to find my 13 yr old son (Guitar Hero enthusiast and musician) and his 12 yr old cousin (star athlete) completely engrossed in the game for hours. They loved it! We all love it. It's completely different from Guitar Hero, which we all like as well. It stretches the kids in authentically musical ways, and yet there is still a fun game-playing component. They've created many videos of their musical compositions, too. Don't expect Guitar Hero, be ready for the option to improvise, compose and try your hand at "playing" a new instrument.

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