One of the most popular things on this site is the arrangement I did of Tank!, the opening theme to Cowboy Bebop by Yoko Kanno. I did it about 10 years ago. I recently updated it to make it more “professional” I guess. Gone is the goofy Jazz Font. The drum part has been redone, and other little things have been tweaked. Hopefully it is a better and more playable arrangement now.
Tank! by Yoko Kanno (revised version) (1.7 MiB, 720 hits) You do not have permission to download this file. Go register first.
Nodame Cantabile is a Japanese Manga, a TV show, and Anime about a pianist and violinist of a famous pianist who wants to become a conductor. It is a very entertaining Anime. The TV Show, I didn’t care for. The Manga is good. If you went to music school, you’d like it. Brings back memories. Nodame is the name of this unfocused genius piano girl who is a total slob, but has a crush on Shinichi Chiaki (the pianist/violinist who wants to be a conductor).
Anyhow, there is a Wii game coming out that has some interesting things, and potential applications. It’s a little goofy in the beginning, but in the middle you’ll see what I’m talking about.
Wii controller used as a baton. The other instruments, probably not all that great for. But to use a Wii as a baton, now that is pretty darned cool. Can you imagine using this to practice conducting? Maybe some sort of music game where you have to conduct and if you don’t keep time or mess up, the audience starts heckling you. Or maybe the orchestra starts coming apart. Could be pretty cool thing for music people. Probably WAY beyond the scope of this game, but it is very interesting to see stuff like this coming out.