Beyond the Jam
Wii Music includes many other modes besides the main band jams,
including several musical games and an enhanced video playback mode for
Play it again: Use the playback mode to see your jam recordings
brought to life with dramatic camera angles.
Pick up the baton: Command an orchestra in the conducting game
where you’ll wave the Wii Remote controller like a conductor’s baton
to lead a Mii orchestra through orchestrated music. Make them play
quickly, slowly, strongly or gently.
Ring a bell? Play a handbells game where you’ll swing your Wii
Remote and Nunchuk controllers to play your two handbells as part of a
larger ensemble. Everyone on the team has a job to do: Play one of
your notes only when the tune demands it.
An ear for music: Take a tone quiz that tests your musical ear
by giving you challenges, like putting note-playing Miis in order from
lowest to highest pitch.
Bang the drum: Play a virtual drum set in the drumming mode,
the one mode in Wii Music that also uses the Wii Balance Board
accessory (sold with Wii Fit™). You’ll use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk
controllers as drumsticks, and place both feet on the Wii Balance
Board—which work as virtual pedals for the bass drum and hi-hat cymbal.
Create a musical masterpiece with up to four players. Anyone can play
the huge selection of instruments in Wii Music with simple
motions—like strumming and drumming.
It’s easy to play improv jams. 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. There are no mistakes—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 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
Wii Music offers 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.