ANSWERS: 56
  • If not, at the very least a great air guitar player.
  • No, but you can sure waste a lot more of your life yo...
  • Only if youve never played guitar and your hand eye cordination is so pathedic you cant walk and move you arms at the same time. No
  • I don't think so because the way a guitar and guitar hero is set up is very different; I actually like to play both guitar hero might help you improve you rhythm, but not a better guitar player.
  • No. It makes me wish it was around when I was a teenager... ...before I burned out my air guitar.
  • No, but if the average guitar hero player spent as much time practicing the real guitar as he did with a guitar controller he would be a master.
  • Unless a Realy Guitar has 5 buttons and a thingy to make the notes, then, no >.>
  • Not me I don't know one end of the guitar from the other, although I think it makes everyone in my family think that they are a rock star.
  • Not alone, but if you already know how to play, I suppose it could be decent training for following rhythms, which some musicians do have trouble with when transitioning from practicing solo to playing as part of a group.
  • Well coming from an alright guitar player well lets first look at a real guitar 19-24 frets as well as 6 strings which means infinite possiblitys secondly its a lot bigger than a guitar hero guitar and is plugged into an 8 pound amp or so (Depends some bands have up to 50 pound amps orso what ever a few marshall amps weigh but now the guitar hero guitar hero has 5 buttons a toggle switch for strumming and a whammy bar whammy bar is good for holding notes they got that right any ways you can work on your rhythm so that if you do start to play a guitar and learn the full song you'll know the rhythm to the song as well if you play on expert possibly the speed (Minus raining blood by slayer that is about 350 bpm) hope this helps
  • I hope so:) And I hope it makes my kids too:):) My two year old has already started playing guitar hero, and my daughter is an expert:):)
  • I would say it is a completely different set-up....THe only thing it could possibly be considered "good" for is building pinky muscle strength.
  • No, although I'm sure lots of people would like to think it does.
  • i guess i did offend you
  • It won't do anything of the sort. However, playing the drums or vocals on Rock Band is supposed to be helpful for doing those things for real. Also, from what I've seen, people who play the bass guitar tend to be better than people who don't at Guitar Hero....don't know why that is...
  • nope... not even played the same way
  • Not in the least; I've had friends that actually play and couldn't even play Guitar Hero or Rock Band.
  • Guitar Hero will make you a better Guitar Hero player. The only non-guitar tool I've ever used to improve my playing was a hand strengthener. Other than that playing guitar is the only thing that will improve your guitar playing.
  • Let's think about this for a minute: An 'instrument' without any strings, no frets, and which requires NONE of the digital coordination and dexterity required to play a stringed instrument and also does not require you to read music of any type? I can't see it.
  • Hell no
  • actually, coming from a bass and guitar background, the basic principles applied in guitar hero do actually help you to play the bass, just not the guitar itself. so the answer would be: for bass guitar, yes!
  • Unless I'm mistaken, I only see buttons on it. So maybe you may become a faster button pusher - but I doubt it can truly apply to a real guitar with strings
  • I would say playing a lot of Guitar Hero can give you a VERY slight advantage when it comes to learning guitar. It'll build up finger speed and dexterity in your fretting hand, and help you learn to keep a rhythm. But that's about it. GH and real guitar are just too different for either one to really help the other very much.
  • NO more than Singstar can make you a better vocalist. YOu might be able to increase your dexterity, but it is only imitation. To be a truly good guitar player, you need inspiration and innovation.
  • Yes, of course. Much like playing golf on your Wii will lower your golf score on a real course. And Grand Theft Auto will help you with your terrorism and crime skills.
  • If you would have asked me this 2 years ago I would have gone on a 1000 word rant about how guitar hero is ruining the chances of kids picking up real instruments and does nothing to help a person learn an instrument and in a way I still believe that if you do not play any instruments at all guitar hero will not help you learn guitar. But then I played guitar hero and I have come to the conclusion that if you play guitar it could help out in one sense; rhythm. Hitting the notes like you have to do on the guitar hero game would definitely help make someone build up a better sense of timing and accuracy. But I don't think it will make you riff any better or play faster or technically better, you just might get a better sense of timing and accuracy...and maybe endurance, I have played guitar ( a lot of metal and rock as well as other styles) since I was 12 (thats that's almost 23 years playing guitar now) and I still had a sore arm after playing guitar hero for the first week.
  • Hell no i play guitar and after playing guitar hero i started getting worse at it, plus i've heard that if you play guitar hero it makes learning how to play a real guitar harder. that's my experience with it and what i've heard
  • No people say real guitarist are at an advantage when they play Guitar Hero but its harder for them cause when playin the real deal guitar it has your fingers all over the place
  • Lol! Two completely different things. One is not even an instrument.
  • No, but it helps you move your fingers faster and that helps if your a beginner in a string instrument.
  • It is said that it can increase your talent by 5%.
  • not unless you want to make a bunch of clicking sounds with a real guitar
  • It helps as far as hand eye coordination and reaction time, but I think overall it does not help actual guitar skills. So many people like it though (http://www.everhype.com/?utm_source=bc)it's crazy!
  • If real guitar playing had 5 buttons and a one-motion strum switch, then yes.
  • I think it might improve your basic technique a bit but not much more. Basically, if your just beginning it will get you used to pressing down on the neck and plucking (or hitting for guitar hero) the section on the body but won't do much else.
  • No...i play real guitar and it doesnt help...it helps if u are a drummer though cuz u have the rythum down in gh3 and u need it 4 drummin
  • No, it might help your rhythm a bit, but not actually your musical rhythm, just your hand eye coordination rhythm.
  • No, your not even strumming!!!
  • no i dont think it will , i have a few friends that play a real guitar and they said that it makes it harder for them . My little brother was really good at guitar hero , he could beat me bad on it , but he has been playing a real guitar for a while and i can beat him really bad now
  • No it may help you dance better..but not play the guitar!!! lol
  • No, but it will make you more energetic and healthy with exercise.
  • It might give you a better feel for the rythem but note wise. No.
  • id have to say it wont make u better at the actual guitar but in ways it will help...ive only been taking guitar lesson for about a month and alot of people say im doing really good and before i tried this i played alot of guitar hero which got my hand eye coordination good and limbered up my hands and gave me speed so id like to think that helped but that my opinion feel free to disagree
  • you wish but have fun anyway
  • nope its a different technique only way to get better on guitar is good old practise ( on ur six string) best of luck
  • if your guitar has buttons rather than strings.
  • NO. It will make you more likely to get carpal tunnel though.
  • Surprisingly enough, it did help me with guitar. I never touched a guitar before I played GH. After I hit Expert and was beastin' every song, I started playing an actual guitar and was good at strumming (I had to switch from one strum bar to 4 since it's a bass guitar) and being able to shred a GH guitar helped a lot with moving along the actual fret board. So, in a sense, it does help; not a whole lot though.
  • NO. entirely the wrong sort of actions. What I'd like to see is a game like Guitar Hero that's played on a real guitar (probably electric) and as you progress through the game you actually learn to play. Different versions could teach different styles of play - or maybe each round tackles a different style, or perhaps both. The base game introduces all major styles, with extension modules to master jazz or rock or classical (obviously a narrow market here) and specialties like flamenco. Anyone who spends as many hours on a real trainer as they spend on the finger dancing game will make a lot of progress.
  • yes it can with practice and patience.
  • Yes,I heard that's how Eddie Van Halen got started!!!
  • No. But their supposed to be making a Guitar Hero Movie! LAME-O!!!
  • nope, not at all. may help with dexterity a bit
  • Not really, maybe with strum but pressing buttons on a plastic guitar controller won't help you move through frets and make chords.

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