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COFFEE BREAK | Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture (the game!)

By Michael Vincent on November 19, 2014

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(via) When you think about Tchaikovsky’s bombastic 1812 Overture, you might think US Independence Day celebrations with fireworks and cannons galore! But have you ever wanted to be the percussionist during the last few final measures of the score?

We here at the Musical Toronto office have been obsessed with this game from Us vs Th3m for a little over a week. It’s not fair that we hoard all the fun for ourselves, so give it a try.

To get started, grab some earphones (especially if you are at work) and click the image below.

Tips:

1: Keep your eye on the conductor.

2: Listen closely for the right beats.

3: Watch the visual cues to help you.

4: Use the “L” to play the crash cymbals, and “A” to fire the cannon.

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Don’t forget to post your best score below in the comments. The prize? Bragging rights, of course!

This is how we did:

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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. He has worked as a senior editor for over fifteen years and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. He has worked as a senior editor for over fifteen years and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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