#1
Well, the title says it,

If someone plays loads of Rock Band/Guitar Hero (Guitar Instrument) do you think they would help or disadvantage them on real guitar?

Ive been playing real guitar for about 3 weeks - 1month, but ive been playing guitar hero for just over a year. I can 5* every song apart from dragonforce on guitar hero 3, and 5* all but 5 songs on rock band 1 and 2 combined so if i play rock band alot still will it harder for me to learn real?
#4
It won't hurt you unless you devote all your time to it, rather than playing the real thing.

That said, the only thing it can really help you with is finger coordination.. which even then probably isn't that much help..
#5
It depends. If you devote more time to the game than practicing you may not improve and might even get worse.
#6
as long as your ego doesnt get in the way eg. flashing off ur raock band acheivments, it should just be the same. the may be a few differences but it should effect you noticably
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#7
I agree with dark&broken, it's only going to be detrimental if you spend more time playing Rock Band than you do guitar. And I suppose it could help with your sense of rhythm a little.
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#8
Guitar Hero helps me a bit in keeping in time and a little legato but thats about it.
I play it for fun mostly.

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#9
yea i think it hurts for sure if you do it a lot....but it helps you hear how music is written a little better, at least i hear some parts when i do it that i didn't konw where there but may use something similar one day over a part....maybe its just me
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#10
ummm no. you're are just fine if you play either of them...

does playing guitar make you bad at rock band? its just the same the other way around.
#11
I wouldn't worry about it. If anything it will build muscle in your fingers. It isn't a suitable replacement for actual practice though, as said before.
#12
It doesn't make you any better.
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#14
I can play guitar like a mother****er, and yet I suck at Guitar Hero.
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#15
i say a definitive NO!

it works on one dimension... length, as in only has 5 frets and no strings. so when it comes to playing real guitar not only have you gotta remember more than 5 friggin buttons but finger placements up and down on strings too.

i just can't stand them type of games, defeats the point of an instrument, to learn and appreciate.

i don't like it when people say things like.. "i can play a dragonforce song on guitar hero bet you can't on your guitar"

well 1 no because herman li is ridiculously more talented than me
and 2 i'm not into that kinda music so don't even bother practising
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#17
It doesn't make you better, and by wasting your time with that plastic contraption thats less time you'll spend on actual music so...yes, yes it does.
#18
I liked guitar hero not because it simulated the instrument (it doesnt) but because it has a variety of music. Before playing one on gh3 i had hardly heard any metallica, but now i have all their albums except from load to st. anger. all because of guitar hero... o god how lame am i?
#19
It doesn't make them bad, I think it can only be good, as the guitarists playing those games are also keeping their finger muscles working, which can only benefit their playing.
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#20
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I liked guitar hero not because it simulated the instrument (it doesnt) but because it has a variety of music. Before playing one on gh3 i had hardly heard any metallica, but now i have all their albums except from load to st. anger. all because of guitar hero... o god how lame am i?


You're not that lame, just a bandwagoneer

OnTopic: It depends. If you spent way more time on GH than actual guitar, then yes, it will affect your guitar skills. But that can be said about anything that is possible to do in this world. School, work, TV, books, The Pit, it's all making us just a tiny bit worse at guitar But just a tiny bit, so we can live with it.

But as I said, spending 3 hours on GH and one hour on real guitar will of course affect your skills more negatively than if it was the other way around.


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