A Crisis of Conscience

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Should Collin get Rock Band?

Yes, and invite me over when you get it.
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38%
No, learn to play a real instrument.
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56%
What's Rock Band?
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6%
 
Total votes : 16

A Crisis of Conscience

Postby Collin » November 8th, 2008, 10:39 am

Should I buy Rock Band? I can get a used Guitar Hero guitar and the original Rock Band and get out under 40 bucks. I like the songs in Rock Band, but I feel like the more I play Rock Band, the less I'm learning to play a real guitar. It's like an anti-skill.

I'm on the fence and I need some opinions to push me over to one side or the other.
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Postby kristin » November 8th, 2008, 12:50 pm

I've heard it said that playing the drums in Rock Band builds up your real-life drum playing skills.
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Postby mpbrockman » November 8th, 2008, 4:34 pm

Playing RB drums would have some analogue to their real life counterpart, but that controller thing bears little resemblance to a real guitar.

Play Rock Band the old-fashioned way - crank up your favorite music and do your best to play along with it. Lather. Rinse. Repeat a hundred times. Walk away with some actual skills.
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Postby arclight » December 2nd, 2008, 8:47 pm

mpbrockman wrote:Play Rock Band the old-fashioned way - crank up your favorite music and do your best to play along with it. Lather. Rinse. Repeat a hundred times. Walk away with some actual skills.


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Postby mpbrockman » December 2nd, 2008, 11:58 pm

arclight wrote:
mpbrockman wrote:Play Rock Band the old-fashioned way - crank up your favorite music and do your best to play along with it. Lather. Rinse. Repeat a hundred times. Walk away with some actual skills.


Truer words were never spoken, except perhaps "AIIIEEEEEE!!!! HELP! I'M ON FIRE!!!"


or "I was kind of a lonely kid".
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