On what appeared to be a whim this week, my son dug out Wii Music. A game we’ve owned for quite some time, but I don’t think we have ever actually played.
The basic concept of the game is that you use the Wii Remove and Nunchuck to simulate playing various instruments (66 different instruments to be exact). You choose a song and can play percussion or harmony or melody on a wide variety of things in a wide variety of styles. From the “Galactic Horn” to the Japanese Taiko Drum to the Beatboxer to the Cuica. The possibilities are huge.
He began by actually doing what you are supposed to do. Now, he is the first to admit he struggles with rhythm and we talked about how this could help him with that. However, the entire thing quickly devolved into a game of “how bad can I make this song sound.” He discovered that his subtle rhythmic irregularities, when doubled or tripled or quadrupled by layering several instruments on top of each other, each just a little off in a different way, resulted in some seriously horrific stuff. Hysterical and horrific.
So now, I give you, the first two editions of “Failing at Wii Music”
I can only hope he will continue to build his library of awful music. We’ve never laughed so hard!