The party’s over.
Probably the worst part of playing alto sax in middle school band (besides having to play on braces-tightening days) was rhythm practice. If you’re not familiar, there are entire books of rhythms written out – no notes, just the rhythms – which kids have to sit and verbalize. “Ta ta tee tee tee tee rest ta-a-a-a-a tee tee tee tee ta ta” can be heard coming from the mouths of dreary band halls across the country as kids prepare for that next chair test or concert. This despised exercise is what is at the core of Rock Band Blitz, and somehow they almost made it fun.