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Rocksmith

Postposted on Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:44 pm

Anyone ever used this have any comments about it? Does it work for a beginner? Does any pluggable guitar work?
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Re: Rocksmith

Postposted on Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:56 pm

Yes, any pluggable guitar works. You'll just need the cable (1/4 in. to USB).

Unfortunately I have not given this a shot myself. I heard good things about it while I was at Gamestop, and I am sure that it's a good idea just in terms of feedback (tells you how accurate you were).
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Re: Rocksmith

Postposted on Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:04 pm

I've played guitar for a long time and so someone bought it for me. It works quite well for most guitars and the game is mostly fun, specially the 2014 version. It can teach at least a part of guitar playing if you aren't familiar though it doesn't cover the music and music reading portion of playing guitar.
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Re: Rocksmith

Postposted on Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:06 pm

I just ordered the 2014 version with USB cable from Amazon on Friday. I think it's a cool idea.
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Re: Rocksmith

Postposted on Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:02 pm

If your objective is just to have fun, then it does work fine for beginner. As a beginner guitar player myself, I found the starting skill levels on Rocksmith 2014 to be really easy. It does jump up quite quickly in skill level, though, if you don't know what you are doing. Admittedly, I just got the game myself and haven't spent much time with it.

If your objective is to teach yourself the guitar (without lessons), and you want a computer aid, then one of those online lesson sites is a better bet, in my opinion, as you will get more focus on technique and a bit of music theory (though I haven't seen too much of the latter). However, there are some crap sites out there. I've tried Jamplay.com and thought it was pretty decent for what it is. You can usually find the first month for half price ($10), so wait for a month you're not very busy and give it a try.

From my limited experience as a beginner, it seems that Rocksmith, while playable by a complete beginner, is probably better enjoyed after you've learned some basic technique (ie, fingering of a few basic chords/progressions, and a scale or two) and a bit of muscle memory. Though, technically, you can learn much of this with the lessons in Rocksmith, I personally found it easier to learn from an actual instructor video (ie, Jamplay) and with a bit of practice on my own.
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Re: Rocksmith

Postposted on Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:17 pm

superjawes wrote:Yes, any pluggable guitar works. You'll just need the cable (1/4 in. to USB).

Unfortunately I have not given this a shot myself. I heard good things about it while I was at Gamestop, and I am sure that it's a good idea just in terms of feedback (tells you how accurate you were).



I want to get this sooooo bad ($250 freaking cert exams comes before guitar... :cry: ). Brendon Small (Metalocalypse fame) swears that it's an awesome product, and he wishes it was around when he was learning to be a metal god *throws horns*, so it sounds like a lot of fun.
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