Thursday, September 9th, 2010

“Most people play video games to escape from reality for awhile and maybe do things they couldn’t do in real life (Madden, Grand Theft Auto).  The next step in video games is to have them evolve into teaching you actual skills.  While trying to make their game different the makers of Rock Band 3 claim they have somehow managed through a PRO game mode to actually teach you how to play the drums, keyboard and guitar.  Is this a good way to learn how to play actual music instruments?   What would critics of this video game have to say about not needing music classes or lessons because you could learn from a video game?  Or could you REALLY learn how to become a great player from a video game?  Why or why not?” (You MUST write 5 sentences or you will get ZERO CREDIT)


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  1. {*♥Sierra Valentine♥*}
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 08:20:03

    Well i watched the video and i don’t look like he teaching them anything i just looks like they playing it. But if there are games that help you be able to understand the guitar better i think that’s great but from the looks of the video he didn’t learn anything.

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  2. Kayla Shelburne
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 08:20:46

    Yes it could be but I would already go ahead and get my classes / lessons. The video game can help you practice but not teach you. The critics would be like this is stupid because you can’t learn from a game. It’s just a game. You can be a pro from the game but not in real life on a guitar.

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  3. David Romero
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 08:21:45

    i think that nobody can learn from this video game because it is not in real life. Playing video games are just to make you have a little fun. You can not learn actual music from a video game. People can not become real instrument players by just playing a little video game. if they practice real music they can. I think that technology has gotten people too much. a video game does not tell you step by step on how to play real music. if somebody goes to a real teacher they might be able to learn music there.

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  4. Amani Marshman
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 08:22:17

    Yes it kinda is a good way to learn how to play a instrument. Some people could learn from looking at the video games because i can do it. I don’t need no game or no person teaching me how to play a video game i am 14 years old and don’t need help with nothing only expect my school work that i don’t get. I like rock band and i am sure not a great player my cousin is but i am not.

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  5. kara 1st period
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 08:22:44

    yea you could probably learn how to play instruments from the game. I have heard of people before who have learned off of it, but i never new it was true. Maybe it is true cause why would they talk about it so much. But many people probably wouldn’t go by the whole entire game system when you can probably get lessons for cheaper.

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  6. -Yohana Elliott ;;*
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 08:23:16

    i think you could learn as long as they really teach you the right way. it would be good . because alot of kids like to listen to music as well as make it. and if they have the oppertunity to learn to play something then they can do something more productive with there time. But critics still might say that you should take professional classes.

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  7. Aaron king
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 08:23:32

    I think that nobody can learn from this video game because it is not in real life. Playing video games are just to make you have a little fun. You can not learn actual music from a video game. People can not become real instrument players by just playing a little video game. if they practice real music they can. I think that technology has gotten people too much….. 🙂

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  8. Devon
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 08:23:37

    Yes because it plays real songs and might have the right notes to play

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  9. **Deion Sanders**
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 08:24:18

    I think that you can become a good player from it because you can learn as you go.

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  10. Kaylinn Roby
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 08:24:27

    I think that it teaches you how to learn to play the instruments but not real instruments. You can play the ones on the game but i don’t think it teaches you how to play the actual instruments. I don’t think it teaches you how to play an actual instrument because i don’t think people can learn from a video game unless it’s a video game that is supposed to help you learn. The video game might give you an idea about how the instrument is played, but it doesn’t teach you. I don’t think that you can become a good player on an instrument from a game.

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  11. nautica
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 08:24:59

    i think this is a good way to teach people how to play the music instruments.and i think the critics would’nt agree because they won’t be making money and you could become a great player because if you keep playing it the game would be easier and the more you play it the better you will get and whatever you do on the game you can do on a regular instrument

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  12. juan
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 08:25:07

    I think that teaching through rock band is a good thing but not through all games. Yeah its a good way to play instruments but will it be the same with a rill guitar. Some video games u wont be able to learn from like kung fu games. people would play rock band more than any other video games because they want to play. will other games go out of buissness .

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  13. ♥brittany morgan♥
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 08:25:41

    I think people can learn from this things just because it not real life but it makes you learn more things and teach you how to do things in life if you want to make them like that. But you really can’t learn from actual music on a video game there certain games that teaches stuff like that. so i do think but then i don’t really know.

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  14. dylan hall
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 08:26:48

    i think itll be a good way to learn how to play an instrument. and itll be a way funner way to learn how to play an instrument

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  15. jimmy mefford
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 08:26:58

    it is a really good way to get into the game but that aint going to teach you how to play an instrument. you learn how to play an object by practicing at it not by playing a game.it can maje u a good player of the game but it isnt going to make you any better in real life

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  16. Taylor Carswell
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 08:27:36

    I think that it will most likely be like this,
    Because the rock band gear look and feel like the real things, most kids will learn how to play the real instruments. The more you play it the better you get. If you practice on the real keyboard,guitar,drums,e.t.c after you play the game, You most likely are able to play the song right. The thing about it is that the more you practice the better you get at it.

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  17. Ezait
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 08:29:15

    The game looks like it can help but it would be better to take lessons because you start of slow and you’ll learn more from it. On a video game you really don’t learn much. plus on the video game you should have fun. then when you to take your lessons you should learn.

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  18. taya barber ☺☻♥
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 08:30:18

    Yes, i think it is. If they do this they have fun while actually learning to play these instruments. I think critics would like it. They wouldn’t know if it worked. And if it didn’t and they knew they would probably still say yes to get more money.

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  19. kirsten shearer 3rd
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 11:01:35

    i think teaching rock band is a good thing.

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  20. brianna bristoe
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 11:03:10

    yes because its easier and you only have to pay what the game cost and then you can play as much as you want to. if you get real lessons you pay like for every hour. i think that you could really go far in learning and playing for really big parties and stuff.

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  21. alexis jarboe
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 11:03:47

    i think yes because of 2 reasons=
    they will have the capability to move there fingers fast .
    and know were to put them u wish u could have a real guitar but an electrical one that has to be plug into the Wii for the games!

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  22. teaira swazya
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 11:03:49

    yea because when you play it over an over again you get better an get the hang of the game you was playing are played so the will make you a great play.

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  23. alexis jarboe
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 11:04:29

    i think yes because of 2 reasons=
    they will have the capability to move there fingers fast .
    and know were to put them u wish u could have a real guitar but an electrical one that has to be plug into the Wii for the games! so that’s what i think!

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  24. john minton
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 11:06:45

    I think that it maybe because it can
    can help you express yourself in
    different ways drums, guitar, pianao
    and for people who want to become
    rock stars can

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  25. Catherine Geary
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 11:07:13

    I think so.
    Because you don’t have to pay for lessons or pay to handle a guitar.
    They would probably say the same thing I am saying.
    Some people think it might be impossible.
    But then again some people might not.
    I don’t really know at the moment.

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  26. Jonathan Davis
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 11:07:32

    The video game that has lessons could help make you actually play. An instrument is learned in different ways. The way of using a game will work like other things like a DVD. I believe that a game could teach you because it would have all the techniques to teach. I would also think it’s like a music class but cheaper.

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  27. samantha robinson
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 11:07:53

    i think teaching rock band is easy. i leaned how to play it 2 years ago but now i know how to play an teach it. i became a good palyer and i started out on easy and i worked my way up. it takes alot of pratice to get good. but it is good to get away from the real world for a while. it is so relaxing

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  28. samuel
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 11:08:13

    i think that you would not be good in this game. i think some people would or mite be good at it. i think that this game is not that fun but some people mite like it.so people should not by this game. so i think that rock band is not fun to me.

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  29. obed bautista
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 11:08:39

    i think it will be good. because your using your skills and knowledge. i think critics will like it a lot. i think people will like it they’ll have fun will playing a video games.

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  30. autumn brown#1DIVA
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 11:09:03

    i think that you can learn how to play a instrument because when your on the game you do the same thing as if you were playing a actual instrument.i think they would like it a lot. plus this game can teach you how to play real notes. plus when you playing you will have a lot of then taking boring old music lesson.

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  31. Jaython Elliott 3rd
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 11:09:57

    Yes it will. Some people want to learn guitar, but they like to play video games. If they play rockband 3 they could play drums, keyboard, and guitar. The critics will love it. They could be one of the best. 😀

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  32. elizabeth
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 11:11:05

    You can learn how to play instruments by playing the WII. You can also lean by playing real instruments. It works both ways. on a video game you can save your progress. On an actual instrument you have to practice to get better.

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  33. Nickolas Darnell
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 11:11:28

    i think it isn’t a good thing because if you are going to learn from a video game and not learn from somebody that would teach you, it might affect the way you understand the notes in the video game rather than letting somebody teach you were you would understand the chords, frets, strings, etc. it would be a lot of money to buy the real guitar, keyboard, and drum set all together. That would probably add up to about $325 dollars.

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  34. Ju$tice chadwell
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 11:11:47

    It is genius it is insane. I like it because it can teach you how to play a real instrument when its also in the game. I think this is a good way to learn how to play a real instrument because you interact with the game and its fun to enjoy. I think that critics of this game will think that is a great game because you having a great time doing something fun and you may learn how to play an real instrument in process. It is revolutionary because you learn a skill while playing a video game. I like the new guitar controller best because you can actually play it like a real guitar with an amplifier.

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  35. JESSICA PAYNE
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 11:12:27

    i think teaching rock band is a good thing because people like to play music and some people want to play some music so this would be a good idea for those people and some people want to learn more about people music so people teaching rock band are cool and the person who thought of it is all some.

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  36. Mariah Segevan- 3rd period
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 11:13:16

    I don’t think you can become a great player from a video game. You have to play the actual instruments to become a great player. But if you play the game over and over you can play it great on the game. But it does take a lot of practice to play instrument. But you probably can learn how to play a game using technology and games.

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  37. Johnathon wood
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 11:14:42

    I think you could learn about the real thing if a video game if the game has similar playing systems to the real thing. i mean you could not learn from playing guitar hero i mean they use colored buttons not strings but you could learn from rock band or that game that features kiss, the beatles, led zeplen ect…………. because they acually have picks not buttons.

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  38. shyanne
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 11:16:01

    i think that you can become a good player by a video game. because it is designed like a real video game. plus when people play the game they get used to it like rock band. and they just transfer the skills of playing a fake guitar to a real guitar. and they learn how to play whit out following the notes. so if you keep playing and practicing on the game you will learn how to play professionally.

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  39. LEVI MOORE
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 11:16:38

    ITS A GOOD IDEA BECAUSE THEY CAN LEARN HOW TO PLAY A GUITAR AND DRUMS.

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  40. beckham herron
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 11:18:18

    i think this is a good way to learn how to play guitar and drums. i think that because some people like video games like that and if they know that it will really teach you then they would keep playing it every day. also, kids that wanna grow up and play that stuff then they could play that game and learn the right way. for those who likes these games , cool, that’s good for you just keep playing and playing!

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  41. jesse
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 11:18:49

    i think that you cant learn to play the guitar or other instruments by playing games because you need to learn the string tuneups and how to use witch string to make the sounds. nether the drums to. that’s what i think. also guitar hero won’t work ether. from jess.

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  42. Breanna Hardy
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 13:23:28

    I dont think it is a good way to play intsruments because your not actually learning it in the real way that it actually would be tought in.Even though people may think playing a video game to learn how to play something is fun or whatever your still not learning the proper Material. But who knows for sure anyone can do or make themselves suceed in what they put their mind to.

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  43. Chloee (:
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 13:23:42

    I think that you could possibly learn from Guitar hero. But i don’t think that it will be easy. I think that some people will try it. But im not sure how good it will be.

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  44. George Morris
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 13:24:13

    i think that it its a good idea. i think that lots of people would learn from it

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  45. @ndre@ V@rg@s
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 13:26:31

    yes because if you learn how to play an instrument it could get you a great career in your life. Also you can win the talent show for your school or even get into the genesis world record book. But its like your not really learning anything so yeah.

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  46. kyle hatler
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 13:27:01

    yes it could be a good idea. they would probably not like it. they would say it doesn’t teach enough. i don’t think it would teach you right either but it looks fun. it could get you better at just playing the game.

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  47. @ndre@ V@rg@s
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 13:27:31

    yes because if you learn how to play an instrument it could get you a great career in your life. Also you can win the talent show for your school or even get into the genesis world record book. But its like your not really learning anything so yeah. but thats my thing now to others it maybe different so yeah

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  48. Alexa Stewart :)
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 13:28:59

    I think that it wouldn’t teach you how because its just a game. I think that you would have to play a real guitar to learn. But the way the buttons are poisoned it can help you with the hand potions but only that. But the more you okay it the better you will get.

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  49. Kara Allen 5th period
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 13:29:07

    i mean i think that you could learn from it but it would be different from playing an actuall interment.

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  50. !$^MARY LINEHAN !$^
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 13:30:27

    i think that nobody can learn from video games, because they are not in real life. Playing video games are just to make you have a little fun. You can not learn actual music from a video game. People can not become real instrument players by just playing a little video game. if they practice real music they can. I think that technology has gotten people too much!!!!!!

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  51. William Fogle
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 13:31:01

    I think this will be AWESOME! The game teaches you to play real instruments. That saves lesson money. Plus, a KEYBOARD! This makes more player slots available. Which means more awesome players.

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  52. sean cole
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 13:31:22

    it is a good idea but i don’t think its possible. the game could not teach you how to play an instrument because the game is fake. if it actually is really able to teach you how to play guitar then, i am so buying it! i still think it wont though cause even though its the real instrument, the notes on the game are still fake.

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  53. cr3tia May$
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 13:31:42

    I LOVE VIDEO GAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To honest i don’t think you can actually learn from any games except rock band, guitar hero, madden or UFC. I think because those games teaches you how to do stuff. Other games that involve shooting are awesome to play but cant teach you nothing.

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  54. senia rascon
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 13:32:22

    i think that seems like a great a fun idea. I think a lot of people are going to want to learn how to play insturment. they will get involved in school by playing an insturment. and it coud help them in the future.alot of kids like rock band so its a great way to learn an insturment

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  55. GABRiELA PARGA
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 13:33:48

    umm personally i am not a big fan of video games. i think that you cant learn how to play an instrument from a video game even if it is in pro mode. the best way to learn how to play an instrument is to like learn the way people usually do. i love guitar herp tho :p awesome gamee

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  56. ステファニー・ギルバート"Stephanie Gilbert"
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 13:34:39

    I am all for this! the only instruments i play are the piano, guitar, and drums, and i am good enough, that i can play some Beethoven, shine down, ect. i for this because i think that music is the key to your emotions, and when i hear that they are giving the opportunity of learning to play, i get excited. When people get in to this, i think that it can be educational and fun at the same time, and as a fan of guitar hero, i would be interested in this…..I think that this can be able to teach you how to play.=) (>’_'<)

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  57. Derek Emerson
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 13:35:11

    I think this is a good way to teach people how to play the music instruments.and i think the critics would’nt agree because they won’t be making money and you could become a great player because if you keep playing it the game would be easier and the more you play it the better you will get and whatever you do on the game you can do on a regular instrument

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  58. Derek Emerson
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 13:37:28

    I think this is a good way to teach people how to play the music instruments.and i think the critics wouldn’t agree because they won’t be making money and you could become a great player because if you keep playing it the game would be easier and the more you play it the better you will get. Whatever you do on the game you can do on a regular instrument so it helps.

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  59. cailyn
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 13:38:14

    I don’t like games. I don’t like any type of video game. So that is a bad idea.

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  60. Devin T. 5TH
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 13:39:15

    I think it would be awesome!!!! Because one you learn but you also get to rock out! The credicks should realize how good of an idea this is. I mean you could trick kids into playing this and learning how to play instruments. Thats what i think.

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  61. JESSICA PAYNE
    Sep 10, 2010 @ 11:57:34

    nothin
    to
    say
    about
    that

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  62. Juan Fuentes
    Sep 10, 2010 @ 15:32:20

    i think thats a good idea. its like the real thing. you can learn the same way. and its better then the real thing because your learning at your house. but the real thing is the real thing.

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  63. tre saurer
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 08:22:09

    Rockband was col from the start. But now your adding things too it. So now i see you can us an actual guitar. I think its awesome that you can use the guitar for real. Its a real guitar all 6 strings.

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  64. Hannan Haji 5th pd
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 13:22:49

    yes i think this is a good way to learn how to play actual music instruments you play the games a lot and when you play it so many times you get really good at it and you might have learned how t play an actual instrument really well but at the same time it might be different from playing it on the game to actually really playing the instrument.

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    Sep 17, 2010 @ 08:05:38

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