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Theremin Guitar Hero

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the still-waiting-for-bassoon-hero dept.

Music 79

An anonymous reader writes "Greig 'Theremin Hero' Stewart has developed a way to play Guitar Hero with a theremin, like an air guitar. The results speak for themselves, in this rocking video complete with awesome costumes and some sweet artwork. It even has a Co-op mode. ROCK ON! This needs to be a real product!" The beginning is a bit annoying, but this has to be one of the coolest "projects" I've seen in a long time.

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Hey! (3, Funny)

Itninja (937614) | more than 4 years ago | (#32524076)

They stole my idea [unlettered...dinary.com] ! I am so calling the President of the Internet.

Re:Hey! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32524472)

I mis-read this. I thought the summary said it had a Cop Rock mode.

Re:Hey! (1)

QRDeNameland (873957) | more than 4 years ago | (#32528126)

They stole my idea [unlettered...dinary.com] ! I am so calling the President of the Internet.

I claim prior art [slashdot.org] , even if I shamefully misspelled 'Theremin'. Hmmm...I'd better file my patent on Ondes Martenot Hero [wikipedia.org] right away.

Saw the still frame of the video... (4, Funny)

IANAAC (692242) | more than 4 years ago | (#32524090)

and decided, no.

Re:Saw the still frame of the video... (2)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 4 years ago | (#32524218)

Yup, cool technology, lame application.

Basically, air guitar to guitar hero?

Meh.

Re:Saw the still frame of the video... (-1, Offtopic)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 4 years ago | (#32524316)

troll because I don't think this is cool?

Is this another typical -1 I disagree troll mod?

Re:Saw the still frame of the video... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32524398)

No, it's because you're an iDouche.

Fuck yourself applspa

But dude... (1)

RevWaldo (1186281) | more than 4 years ago | (#32525514)

The video has a *girl* in it!

Geek video + girl = double view count

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Re:But dude... (1)

msclrhd (1211086) | more than 4 years ago | (#32526728)

O_O

Activision - Sluggish Sales For Sousaphone Hero (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32524116)

http://www.theonion.com/articles/activision-reports-sluggish-sales-for-sousaphone-h,2246/

Re:Activision - Sluggish Sales For Sousaphone Hero (1)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 4 years ago | (#32525014)

http://www.theonion.com/articles/activision-reports-sluggish-sales-for-sousaphone-h,2246/

You know, back when Guitar Hero was made by Harmonix, Harmonix joked about the possibility of "Accordion Hero"...

I guess what I'm saying is, I love The Onion, but it's a very old joke. :)

Re:Activision - Sluggish Sales For Sousaphone Hero (1)

slashgimp (513115) | more than 4 years ago | (#32525932)

There were a few of us at my last job who wanted to take that idea and crank out a prototype USB accordion peripheral. Even more sad is how much time I spent researching the appropriate sensor tech to make this work :P

I think it still needs to be done, dammit! Break out the lederhosen! (and Pilsner)

-SL

Re:Activision - Sluggish Sales For Sousaphone Hero (1)

yes it is (1137335) | more than 4 years ago | (#32528812)

I play accordion in a band that does a Hawkwind cover fwiw.

Screw that! (1)

Pojut (1027544) | more than 4 years ago | (#32524156)

I'm still hoping for Shamisen Hero [wikipedia.org] .

Nice, but overly complicated (3, Interesting)

mbourgon (186257) | more than 4 years ago | (#32524254)

Looking at it, there's NO reason for him to move his fingers. Interesting mod, though. (Yes, I have played a theremin. No, it doesn't work like that. Yes, the movie is hilarious)

Re:Nice, but overly complicated (1)

cHiphead (17854) | more than 4 years ago | (#32524850)

Incorporate a theremin into an actual guitar hero guitar and use the buttons for real wtih 'air' strumming. Or Maybe a wireless powerglove deal for your other hand to play the notes

Re:Nice, but overly complicated (1)

dannycim (442761) | more than 4 years ago | (#32525152)

I think he's mapped the guitar hero accessory's buttons to glove sensors.

Re:Nice, but overly complicated (1)

Creepy (93888) | more than 4 years ago | (#32530808)

yeah - it looks like he's using the volume for picking (when the hand is lowest it picks - it may pick at highest volume too - I wasn't paying that much attention - too busy laughing - that part is the metal loop if you aren't familiar with a theramin) and the tone hand handles position (that is the rod, if you aren't familiar with a theramin) - the finger waggling is just for show, since it is air guitar in a lot of ways.

OMG WANT (1)

Chih (1284150) | more than 4 years ago | (#32524340)

You can't tell me that doesn't look like fun :P

Re:OMG WANT (2, Insightful)

jayme0227 (1558821) | more than 4 years ago | (#32524482)

Yes I can.

Re:OMG WANT (1)

Chih (1284150) | more than 4 years ago | (#32524726)

Well, you don't count then :P

Guitar Hero is a portal to get more kids interested in music, and not just listening to it in their iWhatever. Imagine if even 1% of those kids were shown this instrument. Regardless, I'd take a music game over many other popular genres of mehware.

Re:OMG WANT (2, Insightful)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 4 years ago | (#32525042)

Well, you don't count then :P

Guitar Hero is a portal to get more kids interested in music, and not just listening to it in their iWhatever. Imagine if even 1% of those kids were shown this instrument. Regardless, I'd take a music game over many other popular genres of mehware.

Hold on, there... I think he was saying that playing with this particular controller setup looked dumb - not that music games in general were dumb.

(Forget Guitar Hero... Rock Band is better.)

Re:OMG WANT (1)

e4g4 (533831) | more than 4 years ago | (#32525972)

Forget Guitar Hero... Rock Band is better.

....why? Do you prefer rectangles to circles? They're the same damn game. The differences between them are only the music selection (though they do have quite an overlap, at least across different, not necessarily contemporary, versions). Any other differences are indistinguishable from statistical noise. (I own several versions of both, and the controllers for either work on both).

Re:OMG WANT (1)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 4 years ago | (#32528462)

Forget Guitar Hero... Rock Band is better.

....why? Do you prefer rectangles to circles? They're the same damn game.

Different implementations of the same idea, yes. Of course, it's quite possible for one implementation to be better than another. I think Rock Band is better, that's all. :)

Wow, that's some excuse for the chord cheats (2, Insightful)

Rogerborg (306625) | more than 4 years ago | (#32524404)

If I hooked up a 1 axis motion sensor to my head, presumably it wouldn't be "cheating" either if I played all the notes by moshing in time and having the "bot" hit all the notes and chords for me?

Still, nerd chick in corset and candy wig, so partial credit.

Re:Wow, that's some excuse for the chord cheats (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32525444)

I think he just put the guitar electronics in his gloves and put the theremin there just to be funny....

Umm no (0, Troll)

Gen. Malaise (530798) | more than 4 years ago | (#32524426)

I can absolutely tell you that it doesn't look like fun. It actually makes Guitar Hero look more boring if that's possible. Wake me when someone creates M16 Hero....

You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (3, Insightful)

Fantastic Lad (198284) | more than 4 years ago | (#32524430)

I am at a loss for words.

I had that game on my old TRS-80 Color Computer.

I keyed it in from Rainbow Magazine. It was less than 1 Kb.

Things fell down from the top of the screen and you had to catch them. The end.

Later on they remade this game a few thousand times. Stuff comes down and you have to catch it. Or shoot it. Or bounce it. Or tetris it. If you made enough mistakes, the music would stop playing.

The only difference here is that the music happens to be licensed and your joy stick looks even dumber than a joystick.

I can't believe this is what all the fuss is over. People pay HOW MUCH for this? They made a South Park episode about this?

Okay. Thanks for that. I feel informed now. And rather silly for being human.

-FL

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (1)

Achra (846023) | more than 4 years ago | (#32524622)

Mod parent +1 insightful curmudgeon.

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (1)

Fantastic Lad (198284) | more than 4 years ago | (#32532610)

Mod parent +1 insightful curmudgeon.

Dang it! Yeah, I'm old. I don't take well to lots of ruckus no more! A good film is one about. . , row boats! Nice and smooth and quiet. But there better not be any splashin' or I'll want my money back!

-FL

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (4, Insightful)

TheSpoom (715771) | more than 4 years ago | (#32524804)

STOP HAVING FUN! [xkcd.com]

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (1)

dragonsomnolent (978815) | more than 4 years ago | (#32525004)

There really needs to be another rule of the internet: As a discussion forum thread goes on, the chances of an XKCD comic becoming relevant increases to 1 (I'm not a math nerd, I think that's how they say 100% likely, isnt' it?)

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (3, Funny)

honestmonkey (819408) | more than 4 years ago | (#32526052)

That's what Hitler would say, isn't it?

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (1)

dragonsomnolent (978815) | more than 4 years ago | (#32526384)

You owe me a new keyboard.

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (1)

cmiller173 (641510) | more than 4 years ago | (#32526500)

The phrase your looking for is "approaches unity"

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (1)

dragonsomnolent (978815) | more than 4 years ago | (#32526718)

Thanks for the tip, I shall have to remember it.

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32526982)

The word you're looking for is "you're".

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (1)

treeves (963993) | more than 4 years ago | (#32526988)

I suppose as a forum thread continues indefinitely, the chances of ANYTHING becoming relevant goes to 1. Asymptote.

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (1)

QRDeNameland (873957) | more than 4 years ago | (#32527922)

There really needs to be another rule of the internet: As a discussion forum thread goes on, the chances of an XKCD comic becoming relevant increases to 1 (I'm not a math nerd, I think that's how they say 100% likely, isnt' it?)

I guess you could call it the Munroe Doctrine.

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (1)

yourlord (473099) | more than 4 years ago | (#32524894)

I miss Rainbow magazine.. I keyed in many a game from that magazine on my trusty old coco2 and coco3.

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (1)

chronosan (1109639) | more than 4 years ago | (#32525768)

I may have been too young at the time, but I never could get the one-liners to work...

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (1)

jfengel (409917) | more than 4 years ago | (#32525140)

The key novelty behind Guitar Hero is that the objects aren't falling randomly. They fall in a predictable pattern, guided by the music.

For previous games, you're catching random things. The randomness is part of the fun. If it were predictable, it would be boring. The music is just there for entertainment; shut it off and you're not losing anything.

You can't really play Guitar Hero without the music. You need to be precisely on the beat, and the music guides you to that beat. Playing the game has a kinesthetic, integrative feel to it that previous games lacked, a new kind of fun. If you're not listening to the music, you will fail at the game.

And it's not just random music, either. It's music you know very well already. You already know what's coming up, but that doesn't mean it's trivial. It's a bit like the feeling of playing an instrument, only far, far easier. (In fact, actual musicians have some trouble with it; they're good at the beat but the arbitrariness of the chords conflicts with what they already know.)

You can even learn a tiny bit about how the music works. You'd do better learning a real instrument, but that means months of Mary Had A Little Lamb rather than jumping straight to thrash metal.

So it's a different game from what you're used to. No, not earth-shaking stuff, but in the end it's all just video games. You might give it a try.

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (1)

bickerdyke (670000) | more than 4 years ago | (#32529438)

You'd do better learning a real instrument, but that means months of Mary Had A Little Lamb rather than jumping straight to thrash metal.

But why?

Why not hook up a midi-converter to a regular guitar and have some Guitar-Hero-like "game" that guides you at least to "lady in black" on the first day?

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (1)

jfengel (409917) | more than 4 years ago | (#32530334)

That would make an interesting game, but it may not move quite fast enough to grab people.

A chord in Guitar Hero is a single button, at least at the early stages, and there are only 5 buttons. (Several chords map to the same button, and not in a particularly musical way.) You get big bang for very little effort, nothing compared to the effort of getting even from G to Am and back. That isn't terribly difficult, as guitar things go, but it still involves getting 4 different fingers to move to different places at the same time PLUS the that analog strings (even with frets) are harder to manage than digital buttons (not to mention having to miss the bass E on the Am).

Unfortunately, that ease is a trap. Nothing you learn on Guitar Hero translates to an actual guitar, except maybe a little very elementary musical concepts like "the beat". A real guitar has a longer lead time, and Guitar Hero offers a huge reward early. It's a good game; it's just a lousy way to learn guitar.

You can try to merge the two, but in the end a real guitar is a lot harder than a Guitar Hero controller and that's going to make the initial game-play less rewarding. (Too bad, because the guitar offers a lot more to do than 5 buttons.)

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (1)

bickerdyke (670000) | more than 4 years ago | (#32532548)

Thats why I didn't have a "game" in bind, but rather a guitar tutorial that uses a guitar-hero like feedback mechanism.

Of course it'll be harder than those 5 buttons, but you could use the usual game-mechanics ("levels", unlockable songs, online ranking, guitar battles) to increase learning motivation.

And unlike the book/cd guitar tutorial you get instant feedback or the accompaniment could react to your own style and tempo.

Rockband will ship with a full blown MIDI Keyboard. The Band Hero Drumset has a MIDI interface too, and Guitar-to-MIDI-converters are available too. (don't know the price tags, but it could go down in "mass" production. Up to now it's something for guitarists who need a keyboard but can't play the piano :-) )

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32530394)

It's a bit like the feeling of playing an instrument, only far, far easier. (In fact, actual musicians have some trouble with it; they're good at the beat but the arbitrariness of the chords conflicts with what they already know.)
 
Well I've been playing 20 years, and this looks harder.
 
Why bother perfecting the motor skills to nail these sequences every time when you can put fingers on real frets, and achieve something worthwhile? Seems to me you'd put similar amounts of effort in.
 
I get it with the yeah-instant-gratification-just-a-game...
 
But nothing worthwhile comes easy.

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (1)

phantomfive (622387) | more than 4 years ago | (#32525312)

You got it wrong, it's not a button masher, it's a sim game. They have bottled up the experience and excitement of being a rock star and put it in a game. This movie shows it a bit better [youtube.com] .

See the crowd? See the stage? It's hard to describe the feeling you get being on stage, but they do a pretty good job simulating it. If you mess up, the crowd boos, and it's really depressing, but if you do well, the crowd cheers. Then there is the awesome feeling that comes when amazing music comes from your fingers. They've done a decent job bottling that feeling up, too. If you don't play the notes right, then they don't come out on the stage. It isn't quite the same feeling as making awesome sounds on your own, but it's a pretty good simulation, and it doesn't take years of practice. They've taken as much of the good stuff as they can and gotten rid of the boring stuff. Like any good video game/movie.

The game makes you a hero. The guitar is incidental.

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (1)

schon (31600) | more than 4 years ago | (#32525850)

It's hard to describe the feeling you get being on stage, but they do a pretty good job simulating it.

From your post, I have a *very* hard time believing that you have any idea what it really feels like to be on stage.

there is the awesome feeling that comes when amazing music comes from your fingers.

Except it's not coming from your fingers. (And music doesn't come from the fingers anyway.)

If you don't play the notes right, then they don't come out on the stage.

See this - right here. Playing music has almost *nothing* to do with "playing the notes right", because "right" is subjective and dependent on the moment. There can be a hundred different ways to "play a note right", and often "right" wouldn't be the way it would be presented by a computer. The fact that you don't know this is what tells me you've never been on stage.

They've taken as much of the good stuff as they can and gotten rid of the boring stuff.

So interpretation and improvisation are "boring stuff"??!?!?!

No wonder recent music sucks.

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (1)

phantomfive (622387) | more than 4 years ago | (#32526038)

From your post, I have a *very* hard time believing that you have any idea what it really feels like to be on stage.

You're very wrong.

Except it's not coming from your fingers. (And music doesn't come from the fingers anyway.)

Duh, it's a simulation. DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT SIMULATION MEANS? How are you not understanding this?

No wonder recent music sucks.

Oh, you're a curmudgeon. Don't you realize people have been saying this kind of thing since the time of Beethoven? (probably earlier but that's as early as I've verified it). Seriously, the variety and depth of ideas in popular music recently is the greatest it's been since the 30s. If you don't realize that, you haven't been paying attention.

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (1)

schon (31600) | more than 4 years ago | (#32526780)

From your post, I have a *very* hard time believing that you have any idea what it really feels like to be on stage.

You're very wrong.

About what, exactly? You think I *don't* have a hard time believing it? How do you know what I have a hard time believing or not?

Duh, it's a simulation.

No, it's not a simulation. It's a game. I understand perfectly what a simulation is - it's you that seems to not understand. If it was a simulation, it would simulate. It would include expressive and improvisational elements, and include performer/audience interplay. Being on stage is *nothing* like sitting on your ass hitting buttons.

How are you not understanding this?

How are you not understanding what I wrote? I see you didn't actually address anything I said, which I can only assume is because you know I'm right.

Oh, you're a curmudgeon.

Because idiots like you don't understand what performing music really is? If that's your definition of "curmudgeon", then I guess so. (So what colour is the sky in your world?)

Don't you realize people have been saying this kind of thing since the time of Beethoven?

Yeah, you're gonna have to prove to me that this game has been around 200 years, because I don't believe you. (Or are you talking about the movie with the St. Bernard - which would also be wrong.)

Seriously, the variety and depth of ideas in popular music recently is the greatest it's been since the 30s. If you don't realize that, you haven't been paying attention.

What the fuck does "depth of ideas in popular music" have to do with mashing buttons and playing instruments on stage?

Why are you trying to change the subject? Oh right - because you know you're wrong.

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (1)

phantomfive (622387) | more than 4 years ago | (#32526980)

Hmmm, not only are you a curmudgeon, you also have trouble keeping track of different themes in a comment. You said specifically

No wonder recent music sucks.

The fact is, recent music doesn't suck, at least no more than any other music has for the past 60 years.

No, it's not a simulation. It's a game. I understand perfectly what a simulation is - it's you that seems to not understand. If it was a simulation, it would simulate. It would include expressive and improvisational elements, and include performer/audience interplay. Being on stage is *nothing* like sitting on your ass hitting buttons.

It's really hard for me to believe you've been on stage and connected with an audience. It is exciting to get in front of people like that. Sorry you seem to be devoid of this basic experience, even if you have been on stage.

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (1)

Fantastic Lad (198284) | more than 4 years ago | (#32532644)

Actually, I know exactly what you're talking about.

The best video game I've seen in almost a half decade was one about setting off fireworks by Popcap games. Here. . .

http://www.popcap.com/games/rocketmania [popcap.com]

Competing for audience appreciation (cheers for bigger explosions) was by far the happiest and most exhilarating reward system I've ever encountered. Very positive and very fun. We're tuned as a species to seek approval noises from people. I'm surprised it hasn't caught on more as a game reward feature.

Anyway. . , as per my reaction in my first post; I was just stunned when I saw the screen in action on that Youtube video. I'd never paid attention to how that game actually worked before It was a shock to realize just how little it takes to keep the human race perpetually entertained. I just figured there was more to it than Karaoke for your fingers.

-FL

Re:You mean THAT'S what the game is all about? (1)

DIplomatic (1759914) | more than 4 years ago | (#32526244)

And speaking of being at a loss for words....

I just played this game called Gears of War 2.

I had that game on a computer running DOS in 1985. I got it on a floppy from a shareware bulletin board.

You had a gun. Things came at you. You shot them. The end.

Later on they remade this game a few thousand times.

You shot Nazis, aliens, Bond villain henchmen, etc. If you got shot enough times, you would die.

The only difference here is that the graphics are better and the controls are more complicated.

I can't believe this is what all the fuss is over. People pay HOW MUCH for this? You can seriously regain all your health by SITTING STILL???

Okay. Thanks for that. I enjoy a good satirical rant. Cheers. :)

Hey!!! (2, Interesting)

NetNed (955141) | more than 4 years ago | (#32524494)

What Guitar Hero has the Zelda theme in it????

As a side note, it looks like it either makes the game too easy or it's impossible to master. Would have to see more to fully judge though.

Re:Hey!!! (1)

Fallen Kell (165468) | more than 4 years ago | (#32525092)

I was wondering that myself....

Re:Hey!!! (1)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 4 years ago | (#32525118)

What Guitar Hero has the Zelda theme in it????

Frets on Fire, I'm guessing?

I never really played the free implementations of the guitar games, so I can't say for sure...

Re:Hey!!! (1)

NetNed (955141) | more than 4 years ago | (#32525352)

I don't know, the screen looks like Guitar Hero and frets on fire doesn't. It does look like it's running on a PC though, so it must be a mod perhaps or maybe you can't create your own songs on the PC version? I have only played the console version, so I'm not sure.

Re:Hey!!! (1)

Tukz (664339) | more than 4 years ago | (#32529416)

Frets on Fire lets you customize your UI to look like GH or RB afaik.

But I searched around on the intarwebs, apparently Guitar Hero II had a Custom Song mode, where you could import custom songs and such.
I assume that's what he is using.

Theremin hero (1)

OldeTimeGeek (725417) | more than 4 years ago | (#32524564)

Having played - or having attempted to play - a song on on one of those, anybody who can make music on a Theremin is a hero in my book. It's easy to make random noise (very cool sounding random noise, but random nonetheless), but not so easy to play a recognizable tune.

Re:Theremin hero (1)

acheron12 (1268924) | more than 4 years ago | (#32527680)

Randy George [youtube.com] is quite the thereminer ... thereminist ... theremin player.

No thanks (1)

1000101 (584896) | more than 4 years ago | (#32524644)

Cool idea for a project, but a terrible idea for a game. Part of the allure of the Guitar Hero games and that genre is that you can sometimes get the sensation of actually being a rock star (a stretch, but work with me here). How many rock stars are on stage with a Theremin? Having the physical device in your hands is what makes everything more realistic.

Re:No thanks (1)

xororand (860319) | more than 4 years ago | (#32524946)

You're right of course, Theremins are not things that people associate with rock stars. However there's Jimmy Page with a modified Theremin [matthewjohnrobinson.com] .

Here's a Novel Idea (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32524828)

Learn how to play a real fucking guitar. Seriously, used guitars can be found even cheaper than the guitar controller that makes you look like a wanker.

The first number he plays (1)

Tukz (664339) | more than 4 years ago | (#32524970)

Kind of unrelated to the device, but the first tune he plays (from Final Fantasy), where did he get that?
Maybe I am looking for a different title on the music store.

Re:The first number he plays (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32525056)

Not Final Fantasy. Legend of Zelda. Leave your geek card at the door, thank you.

Re:The first number he plays (1)

Tukz (664339) | more than 4 years ago | (#32525084)

Hmm it sounded like One Winged Angel.
That's a nudge in my geek card.

Re:The first number he plays (1)

blueg3 (192743) | more than 4 years ago | (#32525582)

No, the first song is the Zelda theme. The second is "Those Who Fight Further" or "Fight On!" from Final Fantasy 7.

Re:The first number he plays (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32530664)

x) Still More Fighting if you like a certain band's cover of it (hint: it's Armcannon)(haha Powerglove does it too, called Omnishred(We're Gonna Need a Bigger Sword)

  Fight on! is the Killer Instinct Song x)

Re:The first number he plays (1)

aitikin (909209) | more than 4 years ago | (#32539094)

+1

Re:The first number he plays (1)

Tukz (664339) | more than 4 years ago | (#32525168)

Ah wait, I made a mistake.
I skipped the first song somehow the first time (that video loads extremely slow for some reason).

It's the SECOND tune he is playing I am referring too.

Re:The first number he plays (1)

FloodSpectre (745213) | more than 4 years ago | (#32525204)

It's Nobuo Uematsu's metal group The Black Mages. They do covers of Final Fantasy songs, and I'm pretty sure that one was off their first (self-titled) album.

Re:The first number he plays (1)

Tukz (664339) | more than 4 years ago | (#32525476)

Thanks a lot, never heard of these guys and I'm a huge Final Fantasy fan.

for real? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32526370)

why don't these kids just get a life instead, and learn to play guitar FOR REAL?
Not virtual enough for them? Or they don't like practicing for hours, and the sore fingers...

Well... as long as they're "virtually" happy who cares?

But does it include...? (1)

Nom du Keyboard (633989) | more than 4 years ago | (#32527488)

Remember that Theremin was an effective, and unsuspected, German spy prior to WWII. Does this hack include spying on your country as one of its play modes?

Is this just a video? (1)

mcfatboy93 (1363705) | more than 4 years ago | (#32530620)

i would love it if anyone could write down how to do that so others can recreate that. it would be so cool to show that off in front of your friends.

The chick, Jak (1)

hellop2 (1271166) | more than 4 years ago | (#32533072)

Seems like the best a nerd guy could hope for. A talented artist, gamer. Awesome. Also, fat chicks give the best head, because they're hungry. Trust me on this.. they're great!

Now that is a relief (1)

glutenenvy (1248588) | more than 4 years ago | (#32535054)

My idea for Accordion Hero is safe.

Just to screw around with the staff I went into the local game store attached to the Hollywood Video and asked for Accordion Hero. The kid actually started a stock check. His cohort was all excited because he thought such a product must be stock full of Weird Al songs.

How many keys and buttons are there on an accordion? How big of a TV would it take to effectively play Accordion Hero?

Now I want to get theremin lessons :) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32561010)

There are all these music lessons [numop.us] websites out there, I wonder if any of them have teachers for weird instruments like theremin. :)

Re:Now I want to get theremin lessons :) (1)

PixelSlut (620954) | more than 4 years ago | (#32561040)

There are all these music lessons [numop.us] websites out there, I wonder if any of them have teachers for weird instruments like theremin. :)

Hey, they probably allow violas on there right? Violists are crazy enough to use alto clef, so maybe theremins would be allowed there too!

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