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One must keep in mind that the good folks at Harmonix are 'real' musicians too. Their goal has always been to bring the *feeling* of making music to everyone. I think they have succeeded beautifully. 'Real' musicians shouldn't bash Rock Band as being fake. We all know it's fake, but it truly does give a non-musician a glimpse into what it could be like in real life.
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2010 on a quick one while i'm away... at WWdN: In Exile
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I had an interesting conversation with Jonathan Coulton and Marty Beller over dinner one night with my husband who works for Harmonix. It was about what Rock Band feels like to 'real' musicians. We talked about how playing Rock Band drums can help with your coordination for real drumming and Marty blasted this point. Once, after drumming with Rock Band, he had to go to a recording session and said he was "ruined" for real drumming (clearly this wasn't permanent). Jonathan said he hated the singing part the most. I weighed in with how good it feels when you're a talentless normal person and Jonathan at least admitted he could see the draw while Marty just shook his head sadly. Their perspective was fascinating to me. And then I offered to hand Coulton his ass on Skullcrusher Mountain. I could do it, too.
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2010 on a quick one while i'm away... at WWdN: In Exile
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