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post Apr 12 2009, 09:54 PM
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what are your thoughts on guitar hero?

on one hand i could see how it could lead kids to a real guitar but ... on the other i've seen seriously obsessed kids with that game that have stopped playing their guitar to play guitar hero more!!!

tell me your thoughts!!


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post Apr 12 2009, 09:59 PM
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It's a fun game but I sometimes find it annoying when I can play a song on a real guitar, but on guitar hero I'm just an epic fail!
Still, I get interest from kids wanting to play the real thing - I've not had a phone call or email asking whether I could teach someones son/daughter the guitar hero controller.. always seems to a real guitar with strings and the likes that people want to learn.. hmm


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post Apr 12 2009, 10:03 PM
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guitar hero is one of the reasons that I got interested in playing guitar. I was really proficient at it much before I picked up a real guitar, and now I try to practice at least 2 hours a day, but lately (past few weeks) I've barely been playing at all sad.gif. Anyway that's a different story.

bottom line is I think it's great that kids can get into music like that, it somewhat connects them with it, and having "control" (I wish to use that word loosely) over the music is a great way to introduce someone to creating real music.


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post Apr 12 2009, 10:09 PM
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I think it is good because it introduces music to kids who may have never heard any of it before. I personally don't play it because I'd rather practice real guitar than a video game that I probably won't be playing in a year.
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post Apr 12 2009, 10:11 PM
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I really like to play guitar hero but i prefer the real thing because i can do so much more with it......

I would like to encurage people to play real guitar instead of a fake plastic one.....


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post Apr 12 2009, 10:33 PM
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post Apr 12 2009, 10:35 PM
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QUOTE (Artemus @ Apr 12 2009, 10:33 PM) *
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post Apr 12 2009, 10:38 PM
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I think this is a good thing! It introduces kids to guitar music (rock , metal and all the quality genres/songs that are featured in guitar hero games)...It introduces them to idea of starting to play the real thing...I'm sure many won't progress to a real guitar (but I don't think they would play anyway even if they never played guitar hero) and I'm also sure that many kids will get inspired to start playing the real thing! I don't think kids that played guitar somewhat seriously would stop practicing in order to get good at guitar hero.Even if they did I'm sure they didn't see the guitar hero as substitute.If they wanted to play sports more they would surly stop playing the guitar anyway.
Its a good thing I guess.


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post Apr 12 2009, 10:42 PM
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post Apr 12 2009, 10:48 PM
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Its a great addictive game with some good songs, one of my friends is real pro at it and can finger tap, etc in the game! Got into playing the real guitar, so it's all good. Helps with ya timing?

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post Apr 13 2009, 12:10 AM
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I really like GH, addictive gaming with awesome rocking tracks!, I'm all for this new wave of games and I believe they make many people start playing the real thing. cool.gif


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post Apr 13 2009, 12:27 AM
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I think these games are AWESOME.

I'd rather see kids playing this than Grand Theft Auto or Halo.

And it can only lead them to the real thing.

It wont always do that, but if they had any interest anyway it will.



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post Apr 13 2009, 12:30 AM
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I think playing guitar hero is helpful to your real guitar playing. You really need to have good timing to hit the notes in guitar hero. So by playing guitar hero, you are getting better at rhythm and also syncing your left hand to your right.
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post Apr 13 2009, 12:32 AM
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It cant hurt, thats for sure.

I like rockband better. I prefer drums to guitar.

It feel like I am doing something more useful.

When I get a song down on drums I try to sing it also.



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QUOTE (jer @ Apr 12 2009, 07:27 PM) *
I'd rather see kids playing this than Grand Theft Auto or Halo.


I agree 100%. Plus, if it leads a kid to pick up a real guitar, then great! If it leads a kid to broaden his scope of music, then great! If it doesn't lead a kid to play real guitar...then like you say...it is better than him playing a game where he is killing people.


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post Apr 13 2009, 03:26 AM
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It sucks.

I have kids and 2 are teenagers. They spend more time trying to push buttons than plucking strings.
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If they spent as much time on a real guitar they would have learned to play a song or 2, getting them into making real music.

Ive tried to teach them but when they hang out with their friends (who dont have a coach) they would rather play guitar hero.

Its poser. Pretend stuff.

And I dont think it gets anyone into the real thing coz, playing real guitar is much harder and more time intensive.

Did u know slash is an epic fail on guitar hero, even his own riffs!! lol

Guitar is all about making your own music, and being a musician, guitar hero is all about playing a game.
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post Apr 13 2009, 03:32 AM
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are there people really giving up guitar for the game instead?

Or choosing one or the other.

I'm willing to bet that guitar hero gamers who arent into playing for "real" wouldnt have been into playing for real if the game hadnt been invented.

Its weird, if people would have asked this question 5 years ago: "what if kids spent their game time listening to a wide array of music and simulating rock stars instead of shooting everything and killing hookers?

People would have praised it to no end.

Now its here and some people are complaining.

As games go its by far a better way to go than most others.

Its as close to accomplishing something real as you can get in a game.

But in the end, its a game. And there will always be game haters.


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post Apr 13 2009, 03:47 AM
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QUOTE (jer @ Apr 12 2009, 10:32 PM) *
are there people really giving up guitar for the game instead?

Or choosing one or the other.

I'm willing to bet that guitar hero gamers who arent into playing for "real" wouldnt have been into playing for real if the game hadnt been invented.

Its weird, if people would have asked this question 5 years ago: "what if kids spent their game time listening to a wide array of music and simulating rock stars instead of shooting everything and killing hookers?

People would have praised it to no end.

Now its here and some people are complaining.

As games go its by far a better way to go than most others.

Its as close to accomplishing something real as you can get in a game.

But in the end, its a game. And there will always be game haters.


As far as it goes being a game, and not musically inclined or suggest "talented" players; yeah, sure, waste your time away.
But it can never be remotely respected in the same field as music.

I would rather blow away armed opponents who are skilled with a gamepad than pretend to be a real musician with a push button guitar.
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QUOTE (ParalyzedHorse @ Apr 13 2009, 01:30 AM) *
I think playing guitar hero is helpful to your real guitar playing. You really need to have good timing to hit the notes in guitar hero. So by playing guitar hero, you are getting better at rhythm and also syncing your left hand to your right.

I agree with you.

It's a fun game and it introduces kids (and adults as well smile.gif ) to guitar, and that's definitely a good thing.



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