Violin Music Game - "Tune After Tune"

December 3, 2021, 4:52 PM · Towards the beginning of my time blogging on this site, I enjoyed writing about "Violin Games" I made up as ways to take breaks from practicing. Today, I uploaded a video with a brand-new "Violin Game" I thought I'd share with you here! I'll post links to everything at the end of this post if you want to check out more. Enjoy!


This game is pretty simple in terms of the rules, but fairly difficult (for me, at least) when it came to execution! The first step is to pick some repertoire you feel you're knowledgable in. It could be moments of Beethoven symphonies, or music found in the Suzuki books, or any and all Disney songs. I chose my top-three favorite video game franchises for my video (see below), since I've been focusing on gaming covers on my channel.

Next, just start playing your first melody that matches your topic, and go from one tune to the next! Your goal is to play as many pieces or musical sections that fit your topic without repeating one of them as you can. The catch is that you have to switch to the next melody WHILE you are playing the previous one - no stopping allowed! If you stop, or if you repeat a melody, it is game over! You have to play enough of the melody that it is recognizable. You could record yourself and watch it back as I did, or have a friend call out the scores as you play in order to take down scores.

That's really all there is to it! If you have any suggestions to improve the game or want to share how you did on the challenge, please let me know in the comments! I'd love to hear how the game went for all of you. It would be neat to one day try a multiplayer variant where you ping-pong melodies from your friend to work together, trying to 'rally" greatest hits from your topic back and forth. (Music Ping-Pong? Working title #2... :P)

Anyways, thanks for reading! See you next time!

My first "gameplay" video

Violin Games from September 2012


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