Guitar Hero that teaches you to play the guitar

Guitar enthusiasts will soon have a way to learn to play the real guitar, not just the game of Guitar Hero.

Despite being a lot of fun, Guitar Hero is likely causing a generation of kids to not learn to play real instruments. I completely suck at playing the real guitar (I am a drummer and I practiced endlessly as a tween/teen) but the game makes you feel like you know what you are doing though you clearly cannot apply your game skills to the real world guitar.

With my limited guitar abilities (Black Flag, Black Sabbath and the Misfits) I found that Guitar Hero actually made my playing worse.

Fortunately, we'll soon have Disney Star Guitarist, which trains you on the guitar by displaying Guitar Hero-like note information that applies to the frets and strings of an actual guitar. From what I gather you simply change the strings on an electric guitar to play the game. Genius.

Check out this video from Wired for a sneak peek.

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Dave Rosenberg has more than 15 years of technology and marketing experience that spans from Bell Labs to startup IPOs to open-source and cloud software companies. He is CEO and founder of Nodeable, co-founder of MuleSoft, and managing director for Hardy Way. He is an adviser to DataStax, IT Database, and Puppet Labs.

 

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