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Classical Notes: October 24, 2008 Archive

A Video Game for the Classical Music Crowd

Posted at 11:49 AM on October 24, 2008 by Gillian Martin

My interest in video games pretty much ended circa 1979 when I realized just how many quarters it would take before I got good at Asteroids. But a new music game has just come out that sounds like a whole lot of fun.

It's a collaborative game that lets you and a group of friends improvise around preprogrammed tunes. You get a choice of 60 different instruments, from trumpets to barking dogs. It even lets you record a music video of your results.

Plus, it contains "mini-games" that let you conduct, or even test your listening skills. Read more about it here. (And no, no sponsorship dollars were received for this plug.)

Thanks to Performance Today intern Shuohan Fu for the tip!