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81. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 00:00 BST
I'm up for it, who wants to start?
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82. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 02:52 BST
On that note, what have your experiences been playing this in a group / party setting? I've had great fun with it a few times with just a couple of friends, playing twice through to fill all the spots, but it really depends most upon the willingness of everyone to think about what they're doing and to try to fit everything together nicely in the ensemble. I always have to warn new players that less is more, or we'll all be playing on top of each other with no texture. Usually I end up being a bit of a band leader and shout different orders as we go through (like Paul McCartney on the Let it Be documentary), but hey, someone has to do that or it all falls apart into mayhem.
That's what I've been doing, but I tend to...um...throw them into the fire first, so to speak? Let everyone play however the heck they want the first song or two. It serves two purposes. 1) It gets it out of their system. 2) The song ends up sounding horrible and they learn, first-hand, WHY we can't all be improvising and crashing like mad at all times.
After they see/hear an example of such an awful racket, they'll be more receptive to guidance. I tend to just open up simple points in the song for improv. I'll count them in ("three, two, one, and GO!") and then back off and let them do a few bars solo with percussion or something equally simple behind them, and then count in when I'm going to join back in. That kind of thing. If I had friends who were interested in creating something more serious I'd probably work with more structure, but yeah, playing informal bandleader is usually enough to get people satisfied by the product. And "less is more" has never been easier to demonstrate than with a game like this.
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83. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 19:59 BST
ok, i can start with a song. I'll send one to you Sean.
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84. Posted: Tue 9th Jun 2009 13:45 BST
I've added some timbales or whatever the drums with the little cymbal are called and passed it on to Mr. Brutus. I'm expecting great things!
85. Posted: Tue 9th Jun 2009 15:05 BST
86. Posted: Tue 9th Jun 2009 17:54 BST
I cannot wait to disappoint you! As mentioned earlier in the thread I don't have my Wii on a permanent connection, but I'll try to get the vid and work on it within the next day or so, then pass it on to Mr. Woods.
87. Posted: Wed 10th Jun 2009 01:43 BST
Done and sent out. It's all yours, Wario. Though something tells me a minor embellishment from a 5th instrument will be welcome.
88. Posted: Wed 10th Jun 2009 01:51 BST
Oh, so that's why I'm glowing blue. I'll have a look and see what I can do, hopefully this evening, but if not, tomorrow.
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89. Posted: Wed 10th Jun 2009 02:44 BST
Done; at first I started thinking too much about my part, then I realized I should just keep with the spirit of the jam and do what comes natural.
So, I just sent the finished product back to everyone. Hooray, a collaboration! There are still those last 2 spots open, so I say that each of us can come up with whatever we want for those, if we choose, and send those versions around if they turn out nicely.
90. Posted: Wed 10th Jun 2009 02:59 BST
Hey up all - really enjoying reading this thread and hearing about all your musical adventures. Its driven me to pick up Wii Music today - I'm a lapsed clarinet player so hoping to rekindle my love of this instrument. Thanks for bringing this software to my attention guys .
91. Posted: Wed 10th Jun 2009 03:28 BST
Hi Richard, that's good to hear; I'm sort of an evangelist for this game, as you can likely tell. If you do buy it and post your friend code, I believe we'll all be more than happy to add you and eventually have a fifth for our little jam circle, as well as listen to anything you come up with.
92. Posted: Wed 10th Jun 2009 11:03 BST
Chatham plays bass, so I'm trying to get him to at least check out this thread for vids and such. I'm looking forward to seeing that video tonight and see what else may need adding (if anything). I don't want to say how many times I did my drum bit before I was happy with it!
The collaborations are great; otherwise I've got so many games on the go I don't know when I'd get to noodling about. There's loads more lessons than I thought there would be with Jam Mastery and then ones on the different styles that go more into musical theory and arrangement which is one thing education-wise I was hoping to get out of this. I do listen to the individual instruments in music more than I used to!
93. Posted: Thu 11th Jun 2009 01:27 BST
So, no reactions to the finalized, 4-man, collaborative video? I'm pretty happy with it; it's certainly a combination none of us would have come up with on our own. Of course, being last meant that I got to create the album cover and generate the band name, heheh.
94. Posted: Thu 11th Jun 2009 01:38 BST
Is there a way for you guys to share your collaborations with the world? I'd love to hear how it worked out.
It sounds like a fun game. I'll probably pick it up someday, but still have a few other music-related purchases to make before I can justify getting it.
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95. Posted: Thu 11th Jun 2009 02:06 BST
I've been meaning to get a usb-video-capture cable for some time, so I should probably just go ahead and order one. I'm guessing none of the other three of you have something to perform that function, no?
96. Posted: Thu 11th Jun 2009 10:59 BST
hey! i'm very happy to see the end of the song and that we could have new team members! you're welcome!
but, i've recieved just a three men song, it misses someone: i see just the little drum (Sean), myself and a piano. who's missing?
97. Posted: Thu 11th Jun 2009 11:05 BST
edit. ok i've seen now the last team player mongo! the result is very nice! i like it
we just need a bass player and we're ok. Then just the final touch and we've the first song. good work to everyone!
98. Posted: Thu 11th Jun 2009 12:12 BST
Technically my banjo was in the bass slot on that recording -- even though I certainly treated it more as a melodic instrument -- so really the open slots on that first recording are melody (oddly enough) and the second percussion.
99. Posted: Thu 11th Jun 2009 12:23 BST
I haven't watched it yet...but I will. I'm sure it's a masterpiece.
100. Posted: Thu 11th Jun 2009 15:26 BST
I enjoyed it though I thought the finale was a little weak. It was cool seeing the evolution as more pieces were added. Love to do it again!