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Instruments

Some of the sixty-six instruments from Wii Music.

Wii Music offers a selection of sixty-six playable instruments, including the violin, drum, etc., as well as unconventional instruments such as dog and cat sounds made by singers in a suit, singers, karate shouts, cheerleader cheers, and 8-bit sounds by using the NES horn.

To play each of the instruments, the player mimics the required motions with the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk . Because of the varying techniques required to play different instruments, the instruments in Wii Music are divided into "groups" (trumpet, violin, percussion, piano, guitar) to which certain movements or button presses play single notes.

For example, instruments such as keyboards and percussion require the player to swing the controllers as if striking drums; and some string instruments such as the violin and the guitar are played by moving the Wii Remote as if drawing a bow or strumming the strings, while the Nunchuk is held as if the gripping the instrument's neck and fingerboard.

The Wii Balance Board can also be utilized in playing the various drum kits, emulating the foot-operated pedals. All instruments have extra playing options, where additional button-presses or restricted movements have different effects on the sound.

List of instruments

Image Name Type In-game description
Wii Music Piano

Piano

Piano

Wii Muisc-Piano-Percussion type

Eighty-eight keys make hammers strike separate strings inside a piano. But you only need to hammer your hands up and down to produce a wide range of notes!
No Image Available Galactic Piano

Piano

Wii Muisc-Piano-Percussion type

How could the rich range of the piano ever be topped? The galaxy's greatest engineers tackled this challenge and created this perfect piano just for you!
Wii music toy piano Toy Piano

Piano

Wii Muisc-Piano-Percussion type

Inside a toy piano, hammers strike metal rods instead of strings, making tinny noises. You'll still play it here like a piano: hammer away as if hitting keys!
Wii music Harpsichord Harpsichord

Piano

Wii Muisc-Piano-Percussion type

Harpsichords give a richer sound than pianos because their internal strings are plucked, not hammered. You'll still play it like a piano, so hammer away!
WiiMusicHarp Harp

Piano

Wii Muisc-Piano-Percussion type

The harp is one of the oldest known instruments, and a concert harp has nearly 50 strings. You'll only need to make piano-playing motions, fortunately!
No Image Available Dulcimer

Piano

Wii Muisc-Piano-Percussion type

The dulcimer's strings, stretched over a sounding board, produce bright notes when struck with small mallets. You'll play it here with hammering movements!
Wii music marimba Marimba

Piano

Wii Muisc-Piano-Percussion type

The marimba has dozens of wood bars that vibrate when hit with mallets. All you need to do to produce its rich range of sound is make mallet motions!
No Image Available Vibraphone

Piano

Wii Muisc-Piano-Percussion type

Metal tubes under metal keys give this percussion instrument its unique sound. Use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk like mallets to strike up a vibrating tune!
Steel Drums Steel Drums

Piano

Wii Muisc-Piano-Percussion type

Made from an oil drum, this instrument is unlike most drums because it plays specific notes. But you can still play it here with simple hammering motions!
Handbells Handbells

Piano

Wii Muisc-Piano-Percussion type

A handbell produces only one pitch, so a tune must be played by an ensemble. In Jam mode, however, you can play a range of notes with only two handbells!
Dog Suit Dog Suit

Piano

Wii Muisc-Piano-Percussion type

Sometimes a dog bark beats the whole world of music for sheer enthusiasm. In Wii Music, you can add barking to your tunes by simply pawing the air!
Cat
Cat Suit

Piano

Wii Muisc-Piano-Percussion type

Cats gave the world their high-pitched soprano voices long before the first opera. So, why not bring meowing into your music here? Simply paw to meow!
Wii-Music-Timpani Timpani

Piano

Wii Muisc-Piano-Percussion type

These drums consist of a plastic skin over copper bowls. Concert musicians play several to make a few notes; your drumming will make a wider note range!
No Image Available Rapper

Rapper (special type)

Wii Muisc-Piano-Percussion type

Check it out, yo! The rhythm and rhymes of rapping have had a huge impact on modern music. To flow in some phrases, make drumming motions!
Wii-music-0guitar Acoustic Guitar Guitar

Wii Muisc-Guitar type

An acoustic guitar isn't amped up, which is why it produces such sweet, folksy notes. You'll play it here with an equally folksy technique: simply strum!
Wii-music-guitar Ukulele

Guitar

Wii Muisc-Guitar type

Meaning "jumping flea" in Hawaiian, the ukulele is like a pint-sized guitar that's plucked and strummed. You'll play it just by strumming, though!
Wii-music-electric-guitar Electric Guitar Guitar

Wii Muisc-Guitar type

This guitar achieves its rock-god sound with an amp that converts string vibrations into electric signals. To play it here, use your "air guitar" techniques!
Wii-music-Electric-Guitar Electric Bass

Guitar

Wii Muisc-Guitar type

This guitar achieves its rock-god sound with an amp that converts string vibrations into electric signals. To play it here, use your "air guitar" techniques!
Wii Music - galactic guitar Galactic Guitar

Guitar

Wii Muisc-Guitar type

Looking for a guitar that beats all the others for sheer sci-fi sound? The galaxy's best engineers created this one just for Wii Music!
Banjo Banjo

Guitar

Wii Muisc-Guitar type

Innovated from African instruments, the banjo has become famous for its use in bluegrass and country music You'll play it here by strumming "air banjo" style!

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