Monday, November 29th, 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. [MELISSA.FELIX)
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 08:14:34

    ii think thats prettyy cool i thinkk that people that teach you how to play instruments would be pretty upsett because if kidss buy thiss they will convince they’re parents to not make them go to music class’s because the game shows you how to playy.
    ii think that if you really tried that you can learn if you really tried.

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  2. Dalton Hall
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 08:15:05

    I think it would be a great idea it wouldnt take as long to learn if you are playing a video game and you dont need any one to teach because you are play by yourself. you don’t have to pay for lesson every day or week you can just keep playing your game and get better so you will also save alot of money.

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  3. shaelyn waller
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 08:15:13

    I thinks its good because you can learn how to play instruments through a video game. But i don’t think you can be good at it until you get lessons on how to play something. because you cant really learn stuff from a video game. I think you have to have a real person in telling you what to do and how to do it. its a good idea but i don’t think people would really learn stuff from things like that.

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  4. mia barbee 1st period
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 08:15:17

    I think it’s a good idea because no one has came up with the idea before, kinda because there already games that are made for you to learn. kids/students will practice more and enjoy it more. you can get extra help. and more people would do it. but some people might just do it just because it’s a game but when it comes to playing it foreal you might not feel the same about it.

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  5. Andrea Matthews
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 08:16:27

    Yes it is a good way to play actual music instruments. I think you could really learn from playing a video game, you just would have to work really hard.

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  6. jasmine skinner
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 08:17:26

    I think it is a good/bad way to learn an instruments. It is a good thing cause it is a faster way to learn an instruments. The bad thing is that you might not know haw to play.

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  7. → Kaylinn Roby ←
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 08:22:40

    I think its a good idea. Its a good idea because people can learn how to play actual instruments while their playing a game having fun. I think critics would say its an ok idea. Some people would like to just play their regular instruments, but some also like to have fun and would probably like to learn from a video game. I would rather play and learn from a game, rather than actually trying to learn the regular way.

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  8. Pamela Goodin
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 08:22:43

    I think for people who are easy learners like myself would find it easier to use video games to learn how to play real instruments. It would also cost them less money to learn from a video game then taking lessons. But for people who find it harder to learn should just spend the extra money to get lessons. For the ones who are stubborn and have a hard time learning will probably will try the game and then take lessons which will waste more money if they just would have listened they would have only spent money on the lessons and not both the video game and the lesson!

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  9. austin cross
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 08:23:23

    i think it would be a great idea it would take as long to learn if you a video game and you dont need any one to teach because you are play by your self

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  10. austin tucker
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 08:23:28

    its a good idea because, what if you are in band and you need to practice maybe this game can help you get better and more experience with music. and people can learn to play real instruiments and get better at them. i would like to have this game because i dont know how to play a gutiar i can only play drums so i would learn to play that. so i guess its a great idea.

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  11. Taylor Queeno
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 08:23:50

    Don’t get me wrong, anything is possible. But I don’t think it’s a good idea. Personally, I think a real music teacher is so much better than a video game. When I’m trying to learn something new, it’s much easier for me to watch someone do it IRL. If they teach me and interact with me and show me how to overcome my unique obstacles, I can learn it easily. But if I watch some person do it on YouTube or a video game or whatever, I can’t tell them what I’m having problems with, or say, “Hey, could you please slow down a little?”, or even ask them something like, “How do you do that last part? I really don’t get it!” It’s really annoying because you find yourself screaming at an unresponsive video game system or TV.
    -Taylor Queeno

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  12. Anonymous
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 08:24:47

    i think it can teach you how to play real instruments. You really can learn to play real instrument’s from playing video game’s . This can be a good idea because i never heard of it before but i don’t play video game’s ! so i would never actually try this out.

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  13. Chris Fortwengler
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 08:25:11

    no this not a good way to learn instruments because it is way hard learning the rill thing.

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  14. BrAnDoN sQuIrEs 1st PeRiOd
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 08:26:53

    i think it is pretty cool but it looks hard so i don’t think that that a lot of people will not buy this because it loos to hard so not that many people will get it for their children that are young so grown ups will just buy it or people that play in bands will buy it. but not just your regular people will buy it i think i would buy it it seems to hard to me because i don’t play the guitar that much

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  15. Darien martel
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 08:27:20

    i think it would help because most people have to pay like alot of money for music lessons so now they only need the guttier in the game not have to pay every moth for music lessons

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  16. Jacob Williams period 1st
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 08:32:59

    i think that some people will be able to be a great player.But some people might not be able to be come a good player.i don’t play guitar hero so i don’t thank that i could be a good guitar player.

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  17. shane starkey 1st period
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 08:46:07

    i think it will give basic lessons. only some of those things on there are like real life guitars, pianos, and drums. but on the guitar you have to use buttons instead of strings like a real guitar. but the piano and drums are almost as realistic as it can get because the drums are just like real drums, and the pianos are the same as real life but alittle smaller. so basically it is the same and will help out in the music life.

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  18. ***bRiAnNa***v0gell***
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 11:00:46

    i personally dnt karee bout video games or playing instruments so i guess it would ne okay i really dont know

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  19. shelby mccoy
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 11:02:50

    i dont think you could learn pro from that because its not on point it wont be a good thing to learn because it wont always be that way you have to have a pick and learn how to strum strings not how to strum buttons that is a major reason it wont help

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  20. daja mcatee
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 11:04:37

    i think it’s awsome because you dont have to pay any money for lessons all you have to do is pay for the game once. also i think this is great because some people whould love to learn how to play and they could learn by using this game i love it and i think others well to….

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  21. Lewis Brown 3rd period
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 11:04:52

    No because i think you need actual lessons to learn how to play actual instruments. A game cant teach you how to play an instruments. Some games can. But they have to be educational games though.

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  22. Damion.Abell
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 11:05:42

    I think that u could from some video games but some of them r just about gore or shooting or killing but i think that u could learn from a video game but It would be hard 2 find 1 some people like moms dont like kids playing video games so some would probably not buy it i would buy it because i like rock band

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  23. $$Michael Mudd Jr$$
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 11:05:45

    I think it would be a good opportunity to learn how to play complicated instruments.

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  24. NaThAlY hErNaNdEz
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 11:07:14

    i think it could be a good idea to learn how to play an instrument. because i think u would learn the right tunes and notes right i guess. but i think it would be for real if it was actually with real instruments………… 8 D so yeah i think its could be a good idea………..

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  25. ******RaNdI***sNoWdEn***********
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 11:08:34

    “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)

    i think ita a bad thing to bottel things up i think u need to express your self a let it loose on a pillow or talk to an adult

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  26. dyllan pairez
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 11:09:32

    i think it would be awesome because kids might find this better than having a real person teach them. the kids might feel more confident this way.

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  27. Brian Paige
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 11:10:33

    Yea i think it is a good idea to get it. I like the idea of it. If i get this i will be the first one to get it so yea thats mine.

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  28. ~jAi'LeIgH hAtHaWaY~ 3rd
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 11:12:18

    i think its a good idea cuzz if they want to play something they can learn by guatair hero

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  29. Hunter Trueman
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 11:12:27

    I think the video game can teach u how to play real music. It’s a good idea and it may teach u a real lesson about music. It may start off a little hard but i will come to most ppl. If u get really good at playing u can start on a real guitar. It’s a good idea and it teaches u how too play guitar.

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  30. kamron hurt
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 11:12:33

    i think that is cool. people can really learn. they are great teachers. i play them alot and now i can really play the real tyhing. im deadf serious.

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  31. Tyler W
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 11:12:36

    Yes, I think it is good. I think it is good because some kids that want to learn to play instruments can. It would also be fun because it would be a video game. It would be fun too.

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  32. -$impley Jazzy*]
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 11:12:45

    -$impley Jazzy*]
    i think that it is a good idea beacuse it would
    be a good way for kids to learn how to play
    certain insteraments and it would be easier

    i think it could be a good idea also beacuse
    maybe wat they learn they migth not be
    able tew learn it forreal

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  33. dyllan pairez
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 11:13:59

    i think that it would be a good idea kids might find this better to play because your by your self and nobody to laugh at u if you mess up. kids might have more confident s playing this way. i know for one that i do not like it if i mess up and some one laughs at me when i make a mistake.

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  34. SAVANNAH COOPER
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 11:14:30

    I THINK THEY WOULD THINK IT WAS A BAD IDEA. BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WHO GET MONEY FOR TEACHING PEOPLE TO PLAY WONT GET PAYED CAUSE EVERYONE WOULD JUST BUY THAT SO THEY WOULDN’T NEED TO PAY FOR CLASSES THEY COULD JUST BUY THE GAME AND TEACH THEY’RE SELVES.

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  35. AUSTIN ATCHER
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 11:18:51

    I THINK IT WILL TEACH YOU TO PLAY SOME SONGS BUT NOT ALL THE SONGS. THIS GOES FOR THE PIANO, GUITAR, AND DRUMS. I WANT PLAY THE DRUMS BUT I DONT HAVE THE GAME SO SHOULD I BUY THE GAME OR TAKE LESSONS. YOU CHOOSE FOR ME I DONT KNOW. THAT IS WHAT I THINK OF THE GAME.

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  36. Latrell Streater
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 11:40:16

    its great becuz I LEARN HOW TO USe a instrament. well some games do teach u things. like all the football games. they teach about diffrenet players and teams. cooking mama for example. it sometimes teaches u how to cook. now i can c rock band teach me how to make music and how to play an instrament. thats awsome as heck.

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  37. tiffany freibert
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 13:19:19

    i think it is a good idea. it would probably get more people to start learning how to play instruments. it would make learning to play more fun and maybe easier for some people. critics would hate it. they would probably think it is just people getting lazier b/c they aren’t playing an actual instrument. they are using a video games.

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  38. shaylynn moore
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 13:19:27

    It could teach I guess. Critics might say that this does not give kids the actual experience with a real instrument. But the equipment is similar to the real thing in my opinion. I think it could teach people if the people really want to learn to play. I don’t think I would be able to learn though.

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  39. anastasia phillips .4
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 13:20:13

    I PLAY ROCK BAND, AND I FIND IT VERY FUN. BUT IT DOES NOT TEACH ME HOW TO PLAY THE INTRUMENTS. BUT SINCE IT DOES NOT TEACH I THINK PEOPLE WILL STILL PAY FOR LESSONS IF NEDDED. I DONT SEE HOW IT COULD TEACH YOU IF IT LOOKS NOTHING OF PLAY LIKE A REAL INTRUMENT. BUT YES IF VIDEO GAMES OF ALL KINDS COULD ACTALY TEACH I THINK THE PARENTS OF MOST KIDS WILL BUY THEY INSTEAD OF THE OTHER KIND.

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  40. venera gashi [= 5th
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 13:21:33

    i think its good because some people learn how to play a instrument. on the game thing wateve. but i dont think that its going to help know how to play the instrument in real life because a game instrument and the real instruments are different thing the game ones and. they will have different buttons and all that abut i think is good to learn how to play guitar hero because i play that at home and its addicting . well thats all i gotta sat well byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !

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  41. danielle nic0le(:
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 13:22:04

    i think that it w0uld be a g00d thing because it could teach pe0ple to actually be able t0 play a instrument instead 0f 0nly being able t0 play guitar her0. s0me pe0ple want t0 kn0w h0w t0 d0 0ther things instead 0f vide0 games. i d0nt really play vide0 games, but if i did, i w0uld want to d0 m0re than just play them. i mean if i played guitar her0, i w0uld want t0 actually be able t0 play drums 0r guitar. s0 like i said this w0uld be a great thing t0 have.

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  42. Daphne X{D
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 13:22:05

    It sounds fun. I don’t actually think it could teach you the skills to be an awesome guitar player. On real guitars, there aren’t certain colors that match the chords. So just that would make it more difficult to understand and gain the skills of a professional. Because of the similarities with the game controller and an actual guitar, the new rock band will successfully sell millions of copies.

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  43. destin hopper :) 4th period hehehe
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 13:22:08

    well i mean do you think this would work ? i mean i really doubt that people are going to take the time to learn how to playt something on a game whne they coul drathger be playing the game. im not saying that will be the outcome but i know i woul drather play the game then learn something. other people have different interestest so they might love the fact that just by playing A GAME the could learn how to play an actuall instrument but i know that in my mind i would rathger have fun being told the keys and getting a hig score then haveing to learn to get a high score. !!

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  44. JORDAN
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 13:22:40

    i dont think playing games helps with real interments because i have played rock band and i play guitar and they are a lot different. it can teaches people how to cook and and read but a lot of things it cant teach you. i think that some people will be able to learn from games. and some people will think it is difficult to learn from it.

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  45. Roger young mo$ey Keen
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 13:22:54

    I think it is a good and bad idea. I think it is good bc it gives u mor of a chalenge wit a rel guitr. But i think it is bad bc kids might hav a hard time understandin it bc all the notes and #. It is also bad bc maybe kids mite hav les fun. Maybe dey mite lik it bc it could sort of help u play the rel thing.

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  46. shane roberts 5th period
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 13:23:56

    this is an awsome way to leran how to play musical instruments like guitar, drums and keyboard!. i love video games and i love music so i will deffinatly want to play it. and im a keyboardist and a drummer and the r not very easy instrumeants to play, but if u have rockband 3 to help u out im sure u might accell in no time! 🙂 but yea this video game looks Awsome. i think i might ask for it for christmas…!!

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  47. Sean Roberts
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 13:24:26

    5th period
    I think this is a really good way to learn how to play real instruments. There is so much you could learn like how to play certain songs, while playing a game and increasing your skill on the instrument. Also i think a critic would rate this game really good saying its a cool game that is worth buying. Its a really good game because it actually teaches you how to play and to learn it. So yeah i think if you played it long enough you probably could become good at that instrument.

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  48. Stephen Edmonson 5th
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 13:26:30

    I think it would turn people to playing guitar hero, Soon people will be playing those games and will become really good and be able to play the guitar and drums.

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  49. Charles Davis Period 5
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 13:27:08

    I think you could learn how to play guitar from this video game. I don’t think you could learn how to be a professional. You could only learn that from lessons in a class. Some critics might say this is a good game, and some might say it is bad. The gamers really like it so it will continue to sell.

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  50. -Angie Goldsmith
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 13:27:34

    Its fun but it dont help you learn how to play an instrument. all you do is press keys thats all . it dont teach your where to put your fingers on the string or how to move them to make it play a note .

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  51. jordan S (yeah Boiiiii!!!!!!!)
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 13:29:06

    i don’t think playing rockband can teach u how to play instument, but the is is very fun.

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  52. Sarah Noellee ♥
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 13:31:56

    Yes , actuallyy , ithinkk thiss is a qoodd way of teachinqq someonee how to playy thee drumss & stuff like thatt ! ithinkk peoplee wouldd be moree interestedd in it becauseee it’s hands on andd it’s a qamee . most peoplee probablyy wouldn’t want to qo to a school or somethinqq andd learnn how to playy thee drumss & thinqsss .

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  53. garrick mcfrump
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 13:33:37

    i think it would make school days shorter. but yeah this kind of game could inspire young artist to write music and play. it would revolutionize the gaming world. i think a gaming critic would say that this could be one of the most creative game ever and you could learn while you play.

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  54. Da'Zarie Logan
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 13:35:52

    ii think thizs would be auh qreat idea .people ckould realli benefit from thizs .i’m not sure if it wilL actually work but ii qeuzs tryinq iht out wouldn’t be auh qood idea. andd if iht is efficient then i qeuzs we reali would’nt need lessons anymore .andd the critics shouldd like the idea to ii mean it’zs auh fun andd creative new way to do thizs .

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  55. rashaun tucker
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 13:44:58

    i liked the video.

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  56. (=*dazijaa.Ruff
    Nov 30, 2010 @ 08:20:39

    ii think this is a good idea because you can have fun while learning and playing on a video game. Also ii think it is a good idea because you can get a lot of time on the video with out any cost for the lesson.

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  57. MELiSSA ( 5th PERiOdd ! ]
    Nov 30, 2010 @ 13:18:47

    I thinks its good because you can learn how to play instruments through a video game. But i don’t think you can be good at it until you get lessons on how to play something. because you cant really learn stuff from a video game. I think you have to have a real person in telling you what to do and how to do it. its a good idea but i don’t think people would really learn stuff from things like that

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  58. diamond ♥
    Nov 30, 2010 @ 13:22:01

    you can not become a great music player just by playing games, becuz there are so many different things that a real drum set do than a video game. u have toh knw the tempo and many more things toh play a real drum.

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