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Rock Band - How to Improve your Guitar Skills

GameAlmighty.com's Chris Jensen writes, "It wasn't an easy learning process, especially having no formal background in music, so all of my evolution was based on trial-and-error. Fortunately for you, I can now offer some guidance that will cut some considerable time from your own learning process and hopefully inject some good habits in place of bad."

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CRIMS0N_W0LF3284d ago

god.

Rock Band does NOT teach you how to play guitar. It has nothing to do with guitar. The only thing that might help you is in timing and tempo.

xsteinbachx3284d ago

it's a GAME stop crying, and enjoy it.

Prismo_Fillusion3283d ago

So true. I've had fun the last month playing Guitar Hero III and Rock Band on friends' consoles. It's definitely enjoyable to pretend that you know how to play a guitar and be in a band, there's no doubting that. About a week ago I realized that what would be even *more* fun was to actually be able to do those things. I took a couple trips to a local guitar store earlier this week and consulted with knowledgable friends. Two days ago I bought an electric guitar and all the accessories and now I'm ACTUALLY going to learn how to play it. After my first day of practice today I'm already more satisfied than I've been after five stars on some random pop-rock song.

RevN8r3284d ago (Edited 3284d ago )

I don't know if I agree with the one finger technique. It seems to me that it is smarter to stay away from that, as it's more of a bad habit than learning to use all of your fingers. I use all of my fingers, for instance, and I'd say it's more like 9 times out of 10 that I hit the hard runs with that technique rather than 9 out of 10 missing it like he said in the article.

Mr_Kuwabara3283d ago

Big deal; Rock Bands Expert is Guitar Hero's 3 Normal. =P

Frances-the-Mute3283d ago

yup, how bout sum techniques for actual guitar, cuz i need to improve my pitch harmonics

Ravenator5293283d ago

I just picked up Rock Band yesterday and while I am hitting 5 stars "drumming" on medium, I decided to play a few guitar tracks with the new guitar to see the comparison to Guitar Hero III.

Well, after playing through 3 full sets of songs on "hard", there really is no comparison. "Hard" mode on Rock Band is "elementary" when compared to Guitar Hero III "hard mode". By the third track list, I am hitting 99%'s. It shouldn't be that easy.

And BTW, I don't know why people are hating the new guitar so much. I really like it. I like the silent strum bar because it lets you hear more of the song. The only "clicking" you get is from the push of the buttons.

As for the drums, I have already ordered my "noise reduction" pads. When playing on hard, it's too easy to lose track of what you are doing because you can't hear the song over the noise of the drums.