28 November 2007

'Hero' Effect?

Will 'Guitar Hero' push kids to pick up a REAL guitar?

Yesterday's link about the Extreme reunion cited 'Guitar Hero's' inclusion of the song "Play With Me" (side note: astute readers will remember "PwM" from the "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" mall chase scene) in the game as one reason there is new interest in the band.

I know when I started playing, I went through a big classic rock phase. I think this happens to almost every kid who picks up a guitar. Inevitably, Skynyrd, Zeppelin, Hendrix, AC/DC, etc. will come out of their fingers on to the fretboard. I've never played 'GH' but I'm pretty sure this is a continuation of that trend.

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