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Nintendo has been happy to think outside the box when selecting Wii Music's line-up of instruments, and over the weekend, the company revealed another unconventional choice: the Famicom. This isn't as weird as the dog suit -- there is, after all, a whole scene dedicated to making music from...

September 29th 2008 at 4:24pm 0 Comments
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The biggest Wii Music news today is that it's been dated for the UK. Nintendo has announced that the game will be in stores on November 14. Of course, being a day, there's also a "Today's Instrument" video! Today's featured Wii Music instrument is one that is, in our estimation, almost univer...

September 25th 2008 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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The handbell, an instrument that is surely only one grade of difficulty up from the triangle, is the focus of the latest Today's Instrument video. It comes across as cheery and Christmassy, an ap-peal-ing sound which contrasts sharply with the model's gloomy-as-a-wet-Monday expression. Not t...

September 24th 2008 at 8:03pm 0 Comments
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Another day, another playable instrument for Wii Music is revealed. Today is none other than the trumpet, that instrument that is the scorn of so many soldiers lives. Other than rousing soldiers from their sleep, the thing is able to produce some sweet sounds, as evidenced in the video above. And yo...

September 23rd 2008 at 4:23pm 0 Comments
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The Wii Music "Today's Instrument" videos from the last two days feature instruments which produce sounds on the low end -- the kind of instruments that are so dedicated to producing bass noise, one of them is called the bass. Yesterday's video demonstrates the timpani, which is apparently es...

September 22nd 2008 at 10:46am 0 Comments
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You know that instrument you always hear during those awesome kung fu movies? Yup, it's a shamisen. You can check it out in Wii Music above, courtesy of the Today's Instrument marketing plan from Nintendo. It, uh, pretty much sounds like it should: a string being plucked. We're sure there are more s...

September 20th 2008 at 4:14pm 0 Comments
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We're starting to look forward to that pleasantly bouncy Wii Music "Today's Instrument" intro music every day. The actual music played by the instrument of the day doesn't really stick with us. Maybe that says something about the music in the game, or (more likely) the theme has been drilled...

September 19th 2008 at 10:50am 0 Comments
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Another day, another Wii Music instrument to talk about. Today's instrument is none other than the cello. And, in the video above, you can see it in action. What we'd like to know is whether or not her left hand affects the game? You see how she keeps pressing the two shoulder buttons on the Nunchuk...

September 18th 2008 at 1:37pm 0 Comments
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Wii Music's today's instrument campaign has just hit 21 and its latest instrument, the harpsichord, doesn't look all that bad. Forget all of the negativity surrounding the game, because the harpsichord actually looks like an instrument you can have an impact on. The way the model is moving the Wiimo...

September 17th 2008 at 4:21pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo is at it again, stretching the definition of "instrument" to breaking point. Today's Wii Music instrument is the Cheerleader, though it could just as easily be called Excitable Human Being. It works by punching the air with your Wiimote and Nunchuk, and creates the kind of sounds la...

September 16th 2008 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Once again, Nintendo dutifully spent the weekend uploading Today's Instrument videos, and we have returned to scoop them up and use them to attract your scorn (or the interest that you're secretly cultivating). We're presenting them in reverse chronological order, so the latest one, from toda...

September 15th 2008 at 9:55am 0 Comments

We've all seen a fairly spastic, embarrassing live demonstration of Wii Music's drum kit -- or at least the GIF version. Honestly, it seemed pretty cool from inside the theatre, with the strobe lights flashing and the volume turned way up. It was only after arriving home and seeing Ravi Drums...

September 11th 2008 at 11:55am 0 Comments