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The "KIDS" got Guitar Hero 3 for Christmas.. Man, it is addicting.. :ugeek: Anybody else??
As George Harrison said... "I got BLISTERS on my FINGERS"
 

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Yeah, my daughters got it too, and I like it. But it kinda messes with my actual guitar playing, so I'm not sure it's good for me. I played it for like 3 hours then picked up my guitar (which I've played for 30 years) and it felt kinda strange for a few minutes. Playing the game is nothing like playing the guitar, but it is a lot of fun!
 

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Ya I love that game. I have beaten it on hard and am halfway through expert :) i have been told I am the guitar hero hahah just playin but its a great game
 

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I cant get on with that thing at all..the scrolling thing hypnotizes my eyes
 

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reelinanrockin said:
I cant get on with that thing at all..the scrolling thing hypnotizes my eyes
Totally! Stare at the screen for a while then look away and everything appears all melty and wavy. Kinda like when you look at a river for a while then look at the trees - same effect
 

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I always used to make fun of one of my friends for about a year for playing and I gave it a try and i have been addicted ever since!!!!! I play almost everyday. I could play for hours and not get sick of it. I do have the guitar hero addiction like many others that actully gave it a try.
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Fluffhead said:
Yeah, my daughters got it too, and I like it. But it kinda messes with my actual guitar playing, so I'm not sure it's good for me. I played it for like 3 hours then picked up my guitar (which I've played for 30 years) and it felt kinda strange for a few minutes. Playing the game is nothing like playing the guitar, but it is a lot of fun!
Hey Scott,

Curious you would say that. I'm still a bit worried by this game screwing up my son's REAL guitar playing. He's been taking lessons for about 8 months now and is getting pretty good. Do you think someone who is learning could be hampered by this?
 

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MAD.CAM.AL said:
Fluffhead said:
Yeah, my daughters got it too, and I like it. But it kinda messes with my actual guitar playing, so I'm not sure it's good for me. I played it for like 3 hours then picked up my guitar (which I've played for 30 years) and it felt kinda strange for a few minutes. Playing the game is nothing like playing the guitar, but it is a lot of fun!
Hey Scott,

Curious you would say that. I'm still a bit worried by this game screwing up my son's REAL guitar playing. He's been taking lessons for about 8 months now and is getting pretty good. Do you think someone who is learning could be hampered by this?
I've given it a lot of thought and I've discussed it with other accomplished guitarists, and here's my thinking at this point. The game can help with timing, rhythm, accuracy, and coordinating left and right hands. But for a burgeoning guitarist I do think it can slow down the learning curve. My theory is that the game creates neural pathways in the brain that are inconsistent with the pathways created by plaing real guitar riffs. Not that the two are mutually exclusive, but if someone learns, for example, "Sweet Child of Mine" on guitar hero, it will take them longer to learn it on a real guitar because they will have to un-learn the fingering patterns of the game. That's what I think.
 

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Fluffhead said:
MAD.CAM.AL said:
Fluffhead said:
Yeah, my daughters got it too, and I like it. But it kinda messes with my actual guitar playing, so I'm not sure it's good for me. I played it for like 3 hours then picked up my guitar (which I've played for 30 years) and it felt kinda strange for a few minutes. Playing the game is nothing like playing the guitar, but it is a lot of fun!
Hey Scott,

Curious you would say that. I'm still a bit worried by this game screwing up my son's REAL guitar playing. He's been taking lessons for about 8 months now and is getting pretty good. Do you think someone who is learning could be hampered by this?
I've given it a lot of thought and I've discussed it with other accomplished guitarists, and here's my thinking at this point. The game can help with timing, rhythm, accuracy, and coordinating left and right hands. But for a burgeoning guitarist I do think it can slow down the learning curve. My theory is that the game creates neural pathways in the brain that are inconsistent with the pathways created by plaing real guitar riffs. Not that the two are mutually exclusive, but if someone learns, for example, "Sweet Child of Mine" on guitar hero, it will take them longer to learn it on a real guitar because they will have to un-learn the fingering patterns of the game. That's what I think.
For me, a bass player I feel that it has actually improved my playing. my left hand play has gotten faster and has improved my ability to play without having to look at my hand all the time. It also has helped my right hand techniques in that my being able to switch from different playin styles (i.e. thumbing to finger ppicking) has improved as well. I think for a kid it will not hinder his playing ability much especially for a begginner still learning so make his fingers move iin the right way when his brain tells him to move them. Just my opinion
 
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