above: Sousaphone rehearsal joypad controllerHere is an interesting idea. How do you get children who are very interested in video games more interested in practicing their instruments? Incorporate elements of video games into the practice with a rehearsal joypad!
The concept is basically Guitar Hero. I am for this idea. While it isn't ACTUAL practice, it may generate interest and at the very least flex the part of the brain that does musical work. Another side effect could be a renaissance for brass instrument playing. That is just wishful thinking...
The creator of this made a Trumpet, French Horn, Euphonium, Trombone and Sousaphone controller.
It is an interesting idea. Check it out at:
Irvine Brown - Rehearsal Joypads