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Wii Music reflects on Nintendo's past with playable Famicom

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 fro...

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Wii Music: UK date, minigames, and the daily instrument

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 univ...

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Wii Music captures the handbell lovers demographic

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...

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Wii Music breaks out the trumpet

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 y...

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Wii Music's drum and bass

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 e...

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Wii Music goes old school with the shamisen

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 ...

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Nobody knows the troubles Wii Music has seen

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...

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Wii Music introduces the cello

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 Nunchu...

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Rocking the harpsichord in Wii Music

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 Wiim...

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Go! Cool! Pretty! Wii Music's cheerleader in action

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 ...

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