Just saw that a new version of the Rocksmith software is out, and it looks absolutely amazing.
A lot of the reason I got back into music was those video games. I had played around with guitar in my teens and 20's, then life got in the way. Fast forward about 15 years, and I found myself playing the Guitar Hero game at a party one night. It was fun, so I bought some of those games and we had a good time playing them. After a bit, I realized how much I missed my guitar, so I bought a real one. Then Rocksmith came out, and it really got me going. Made practicing fun.
This 2014 version has some pretty amazing looking features. They claim that they can hand a guitar to someone who has never played a chord, and they will be playing in 60 days if they only play the game 1 hour a day.
I have to say, I think it may be something that could put a lot of guitar teachers out of business. It also seems like Epiphone/Gibson is one of the big partners in this with Ubisoft.
Here's the link to the site. Check it out if you haven't seen it.
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