OK, OK, I shouldn't have suggested "Here Comes Your Man"

Having now played Rock Band, I can say that while the drums may be more realistic than the guitar or bass, it’ll still little like playing the drums. I almost think I should have cranked it up to advanced as that would be more like playing the actual drum part to a song. Anyway, fun thing to do with co-workers.

.:.

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0 responses to “OK, OK, I shouldn't have suggested "Here Comes Your Man"

  1. Guitar hero had me feeling the same thing; the game was more pattern recognition than guitar playing. Although I was pretty impressed with the noise that was played when you miffed a note (and they had “Paint It Black”).

  2. Here’s a video of a guy playing an expert Rock Band drum chart on a real set:

    The guy in the video admits he’s nothing better than a mediocre hobbyist drummer, just doing it for fun, but it gives you an idea of what the expert level is like.

    I’ve had the game at home for a few weeks now, and from my experience the drum difficulty is set up in a pretty good progression in the solo tour:

    Easy = people who have difficulty walking while holding something in their hands.

    Medium = teaches basic limb independence. The harder songs in this level (Tom Sawyer, Run to the Hills) give you a bit of an idea of what it’s like to play a drum part.

    Hard = Very close to playing an actual song, the major difference being no hi-hat pedal. Granted, there are a few other liberties taken in the translation because the most of the songs you’re playing use much larger kits.

    Expert = You play the exact same notes as Hard, but you can only see about 2 beats ahead on the screen, so you have to learn the song.

    So yes, it’s not exactly like playing a real drum part, but it’s certainly not a bad way to determine if you’ve got an affinity for it before laying out the scratch for a kit and a soundproof room.

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