Guitar Hero, is it having a positive effect or negative effect on music society?

Poll: does guitar hero and rock band have a positive or negative effect in music society
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View poll results: does guitar hero and rock band have a positive or negative effect in music society
yes
43 57%
no
33 43%
Voters: 76.
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#1
hello fellow ug persons,
i set up a poll but i do not know how to label them so the one that is on the left or top is yes, the second one is no
do you think that the guitar hero franchise has done good or bad for the music community. you could yes, in that it has brought along people who dont know music and that begin the interest of guitar, or no, that it limits peoples expierences in that they waste there time hitting buttons instead of picking up a real axe

my vote is yes, because i currently have 4 students in which 3 of them wanted to pick up guitar because of the game. i also like it because it also exposes new music to me and my students
#4
You realise the music community extends beyond playing guitar? It has no effect at all.
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#5
hmm i dont think so, even if the guitar heroes pick up a real guitar they won go far.
unless..


no they wont
#7
I have no problem with guitar hero, except for the people who want to learn guitar because of it. I have a friend who only got it because of guitar hero and he sucks horrible ass. And the only songs he knows are on guitar hero.
#8
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that poll makes no sense.


True dat.
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#9
it teaches people rhythm.

there i said it! now close the thread!
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#11
i dont see the harm in it, it's introduced me to a few new bands, and gets kids into some good music, so yeah, i guess its fine
#13
I think its having a positive effect. Its allowing people to start appeciating good old guitar rock, not this mainstream crap.



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#14
Quote by Bullethead
I have no problem with guitar hero, except for the people who want to learn guitar because of it. I have a friend who only got it because of guitar hero and he sucks horrible ass. And the only songs he knows are on guitar hero.


So what if he sucks ass and only plays songs from guitar hero? If he's enjoying himself, then more power to him.
#15
Type in 'guitar' on youtube and you get slammed with Guitar Hero vids... However it's not ruining the music society, just lots of guitarists frown upon it. In reality it's just another video game.
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#17
Quote by Deliriumbassist
So what if he sucks ass and only plays songs from guitar hero? If he's enjoying himself, then more power to him.



+1 whats wrong with him playing guitar, even if he does 'suck ass'
#18
Quote by Bullethead
I have no problem with guitar hero, except for the people who want to learn guitar because of it. I have a friend who only got it because of guitar hero and he sucks horrible ass. And the only songs he knows are on guitar hero.

lol why do you think gibson endorses it, so the rich assholes who play it will go "i wanna SG and a Les paul" and go buy their guitars even if they never play them
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#19
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It's a game for Gods sake. It's not going to make your guitar useless to play, and this thread has been made numerous times - the threads keep getting closed for a reason, you know?
#20
Well, I voted no, but I'm somewhat inbetween in it.


It annoys me how sometimes people act like some band on Guitar Hero is the best thing to ever happen to music ever (*cough*Dragonforce*cough*), but I think it's good how it gets some people into guitar.

I know some people who started playing because of Guitar Hero, and they're actually committed to it, and they're having a lot of fun with it.

Edit: I don't mean just GH songs.
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#22
can you explain the poll please?
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#23
whats so funny about the poll?
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#24
Quote by Deliriumbassist
Guitar hero has in no way ruined music, and anyone who thinks otherwise is just being silly.


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#26
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whats so funny about the poll?


The question is not a yes or no question, but the answers are yes or no. You moron.
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#27
Quote by Deliriumbassist
Guitar hero has in no way ruined music, and anyone who thinks otherwise is just being silly.

+1

Also your poll is retarded.
#29
yes and no, yes because its shows people new music and no because if i ever bring a magazine to school with slash on the cover like 10 people come up to me and say "hey thats the guy from guitar hero" and i ask them if they no anything about him and they say "no, i just know him as the guy on guitar hero", that really pisses me off.
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#30
Quote by Deliriumbassist
So what if he sucks ass and only plays songs from guitar hero? If he's enjoying himself, then more power to him.


I don't know if he likes it or not, he hardly plays it.

Guitar Hero actually opened my eyes to softer music to, so instead of just Metal, I like classic rock now. It has some good and some bad effects.
#32
Quote by metaldud536
I think it has affected the Violin community in a negative way

Violin Hero anyone???

i would play it
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#33
Quote by everlong12
yes and no, yes because its shows people new music and no because if i ever bring a magazine to school with slash on the cover like 10 people come up to me and say "hey thats the guy from guitar hero" and i ask them if they no anything about him and they say "no, i just know him as the guy on guitar hero", that really pisses me off.


Why? I'm sure Slash doesn't care so why should you?
#34
Quote by everlong12
yes and no, yes because its shows people new music and no because if i ever bring a magazine to school with slash on the cover like 10 people come up to me and say "hey thats the guy from guitar hero" and i ask them if they no anything about him and they say "no, i just know him as the guy on guitar hero", that really pisses me off.

Hey at least they know about him instead of not knowing who he is at all.
#35
sorry bout that i meant just positve effect forget the negative, my mistake fellas
#37
Presumably "no" means "guitar hero and rock band do not have a positive or negative effect in music society"
#39
Guitar Hero has ruined the music industry like Sims has ruined real life.
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#40
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The question is not a yes or no question, but the answers are yes or no. You moron.



what are you talking about? it is a yes or no question. then you post your explanation in here.
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