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madgoose6

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080120/wr_nm/videogames_dc


Interesting article.

It would be interesting to see how much of an impact 40 Year Old Virgin, South Park and Guitar Hero.   I happened on the Asia videos on You Tube and you see a lot of young people crediting the above for introducing them to go look for Asia. 

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Very interesting, madgoose6! My 7 year old has become somewhat addicted (and pretty good!) to Guitar Hero 3! Perhaps I have another Lita Ford or Ann Wilson! Or perhaps she will kick Rock butt with her own style!

Funny how a game can influence the sales of music, though I guess it is an AWESOME way to get exposure to people who have never heard your stuff!
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While trawling the local Toys'r'us at new year,trying to locate the Lego Bulldozer,we (my family and me)came across a genuine geek demonstrating the GH3. He was absolutely awesome,especially 'Black Magic Woman'---note for note! When I asked him if he had to practice much,he said 'About 2/3 hrs a day for 3 months". Might as well learn the real thing, I said. He does that as well,apparently--in his spare time.
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WoW! Crazy stuff! My daughter LOVES the game, but NO WAY is she playing 2-3 hours a day! Hey! She's only 7 ~ she still has lots of time to master!
But my GOSH !~ that IS wild! Thanks for the info!
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As a musician buddy said to me, it is a great way to introduce kids to music and it at least teaches basic coordination.  It is a nice beginning bridge to move on to the real thing.

He loves walking into parties and playing "Johnny the dunce" as someone challenges him to play.  You think they would get it when he takes the challenge and asks for expert level.   

For those of us that are somewhat musically challenged, it's great.

How times have changed:

1980's + Air guitar =

Guitar Hero/Rock Band + 2000's =

Someone would probably take it the wrong way.  If Johan ever comes across someone playing the 80's edition he should just say:  "You may be good at playing the game kid, but I wrote the song." 


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My kids love GH3! Youngest has been taking "real" guitar lessons for a while... funny thing is that GH is introducing him to several tunes that I learned when I first picked up a guitar around 1984 - Scorpions, SRV, ZZ, Heart, etc. Cracked me up to watch my daughter mastering the rhythm to Barracuda the other night. I always know when they've been playing GH because they'll invariably ask "Dad, do you know <insert song title here>?"

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Oh, Johan, you can tell us the truth....twas you and Horace trawlin' for that big Lego bulldozer, wasn't it?  HarHar. I kid.

My nephew spent about 3 hours straight each day with his GH3 when I was there over Thanksgiving, and he doesn't play an instrument yet.  There's always hope, though...I know my brother's been working on him for years to learn to play SOMETHING.  Both my brother and his wife are lifelong passionate musicians, so methinks my nephew is just being a rebel. Maybe GH3 will push him over the edge, who knows...


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1980's + Air guitar =

*sigh*  well, I was supposed to be in an air band at my church's talent night next weekend.  (We're "AmAsiA"!)  But now I'm too embarrassed.... 
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1980's + Air guitar =

*sigh*  well, I was supposed to be in an air band at my church's talent night next weekend.  (We're "AmAsiA"!)  But now I'm too embarrassed.... 

I think of all the crap I took in the 80's.  If I only created a wired LED board, that looked like a guitar, and plugged it into my Atari 5200 I'd be rich!



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If I only created a wired LED board, that looked like a guitar, and plugged it into my Atari 5200 I'd be rich!

I hear ya.  In the early '90s, I wrote a futuristic novel that, sadly, failed to sell.  One character was a librarian who carried his book collection on thumbnail-sized disks that fit into an electronic device the size and weight of a paperback, onto which his books were projected on a page-like display.  We now know those things as the SD card and the Sony Reader.  Ah, if only....
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I think of all the crap I took in the 80's.  If I only created a wired LED board, that looked like a guitar, and plugged it into my Atari 5200 I'd be rich!

You must of been rich.  I only had the Atari 2600.


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