Monday, November 16, 2009

Tirelat's Wii Music - Sgt. Pepper's Ode to Joy

"Tirelat" is a master at Nintendo's Wii Music.  He has been posting videos to Youtube on an almost weekly basis since the game was first released last year.  For all the doubters and skeptics of this much-maligned music game, all I can say is: Watch Tirelat's videos.

This is his latest creation.  It's Beethoven's Ode to Joy, played by The Beatles, and rearranged to sound like Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.  It's really quite remarkable how closely he matches Sgt. Pepper's rhythm in the verse.  The closing verse returns to Beethoven, playing to the same rock beat.

You see, this is what Wii Music is really about.  It's a music program that inspires you to create music.  There is a genre of videogames called "music rhythm," but there's nothing truly musical about them.  Shigeru Miyamoto has crafted another groundbreaking masterpiece.  Not many people realize this yet, but these things happen.  Give it time.

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