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04-07-2017 08:54 PM  4 months agoPost 1
spaceman spiff

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Hi Guys, A couple days ago I picked up Rocksmith for Playstation, and a cheap Epiphone "Slash" guitar performance kit with a little amp. (Kinda like Guitar Hero except real guitar...)

Seems like a good way to start. Anyone else learning this way?

Also I have been dinking around with the overdrive feature on the amp. Kinda fun. Thinking of buying a signal processing pedal of some sort. What is a good one to start with?

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04-07-2017 10:32 PM  4 months agoPost 2
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Ive been thinking about getting one for my son... what or rather how does that all work and cost?

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04-07-2017 10:42 PM  4 months agoPost 3
spaceman spiff

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The game and cable is around 50$. You don't need the amp, so a 150$ electric guitar would do just fine.

I was poking around a little last night, they have a series of short lesson videos, and a jam session mode. You pick a key and a style, and start playing, Drums and other instruments jump in to accompany you. I stink, but it still was fun.

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04-07-2017 10:48 PM  4 months agoPost 4
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am I to assume that the game has only a limited number of "lessons" and additional songs come at a cost like an add-on/expansion pack

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04-07-2017 11:07 PM  4 months agoPost 5
spaceman spiff

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Those are available. Seems a bit like real flight simulator. It has a ton of bands built in, and you can add new ones for about 10$ if you want to.

They don't sell the add on bands anywhere in town. I imagine that is because there is a pretty good selection that comes with the game already, and the 10$ only gets you about 5 songs... (?)

Edit: There are different modes, one of them is a lot like guitar hero.

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04-07-2017 11:38 PM  4 months agoPost 6
outhouse

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Anything that build and keeps interest is great when starting.

I like acoustic guitars more then electric, electric are easier for your fingers when new.

Not going expensive is sage advise when starting out. If skill develops then buy more.

I bought a sound processing unit when I started out because you can make cool sounds with little skill. But it will slow down your over all progress.

Just keep after it, practice and if you can get lessons DO IT

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04-08-2017 03:01 AM  4 months agoPost 7
kamlooper

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I used to play many years ago as a kid, then I decided to give it a try again. I bought the rocksmith 2014 edition and immediately had fun with it . Its a fun way to get started without it being a chore. There are videos on that that show you all the basics, how to hold the guitar, the pick, strumming ect. I used it for about 6 months, then went on my own, learning songs by ear. I think i progressed very well that way, and reffering to youtube for a few things here and there.
Get the 2014 edition, much better then the first one imo.

BTW, I moved away from it because I didnt care for the way the notes coming at you on the screen for learning songs ect. I believe learning by ear teaches you where the notes are on the fretboard...its the old school way of learning. Once you get to a level where you can freestyle, theres a play along band section that is really cool....you play along to a backing track type thing, but it listens to your playing and speeds up the tempo when you do amung other things.
The 2014 edition should be farly cheap now, I bought mine withing a few days of its release.
As for buying a guitar, go to a shop and try a few out, they all have a different "feel", and finding one that your comfortable with is important. Be sure it is set up properly, if the strings are too high up you will hate trying to learn on it. Also expect sore finger tips
Have fun

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04-08-2017 11:03 PM  4 months agoPost 8
spaceman spiff

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Thanks, I lowered the bridge a bit, the fingers are only slightly sore today. After a couple days i still stink. This might take a week or two.

Spoke to a cool guy at a music shop this morning. One of the teachers who works there uses Rocksmith part of his curriculum.

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