@dynomitemasta I definitely agree, but the games do help with hand-eye and basic finger coordination. So on a very minor scale (no pun intended) the games may at least help them become interested in learning to play.
As someone who has been playing professionally for 20+ years and now makes a living doing studio work and teaching, I can honestly say this looks very promising. It used to drive me crazy when I would hear kids talking in a store saying that GH really helps you for playing real guitar... oh really? lol ... not really A game like this can really take the boring out of that first year or so of guitar playing, though I don't know how they are going to get past the latency that usually bogs down midi guitar. When using a real midi unit like the vg-88 like matt bellamy of Muse, you must adjust your playing to stay in time, though only a fraction of a second it can make a pretty big difference. Anyway, this looks to be a very cool teaching tool for all those wannbe rockers out there that don't have the time to jam with a few friends every week. I never liked GH or RB, but this is the real deal.
i remember when I was in like, 10th grade and I'd sit at home after school for like 8hrs just doing scales and repetitive crap to make it sink in.....this is such a great way of taking the mundane boredom of practice and turning it into...well....a game!
I wonder if the game at 2:40 will let you use 3 note per string scale shapes. That would be a cool option.
the ad looks great, as did rise of nightmares ... i'd like to see it reviewed, what will it cost ... how come the 'military grade' voice recognition of kinect can't handle this ?
this is the most ingenious way I have ever seen to help someone to understand and play an instrument. This will work!