Do games like Gtr Hero and Rock Band ultimately inspire true musicianship or are they simply gimcks?
They were canceled by Activision recently. They might serve to get a few youngsters interested in music, but I am doubtful that number is very large.
I don't really think they do much. Personally, I've always felt like it was a way to make music overly easy. You get the illusion of playing a song, but you're not actually doing it.
I actually think that it made people look down on how hard playing real instruments actually is!
I think they are gimmicks... while it might envoke the want to play in a "Rock Band", I don't think it makes a person understand how difficult those instruments really are.However, if a person doesn't know how to play the guitar and doesn't have the time to learn, I think it does serve a purpose of quenching that want... a little.
As it is a business for people to buy these games, I believe that they have no intent on inspiring musicians but to create a lazier way to play their favorite songs artificially and at a cost.
There is a newer game called PowerGig: Rise of the 6 String which features a more guitar-like controller (with frets and 6 strings). However, reviews look lukewarm at best.
Blue yellow yellow red blue blue red orange red red red red blue.Sounds like Crazy Train doesn't it?
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