Originally Posted by Mr. Flopnuts
I have to get ready for work. I actually bought a pretty extensive set up made by Ion for the Rockband game. I'll post pics. It's pretty cool. You can plug a brain into it and take it on stage. It's really how I learned the concept of playing the drums. People can laugh all they want, I went from beginner to expert and playing nightmare level songs. It's a legit start.
Real musicians knock rockband/guitar hero a lot, but they are idiots.
I can play real guitar/bass/drums and have to say that Guitar Hero/Rockband are hands down THE BEST noob learning method to help teach hand-eye coordination, rhythm, and breaking down the structure of songs to help you learn about playing REAL instruments.
If someone wanted to learn to play guitar or drums and I was their instructor, I would simply tell them to play those games until they reach hard/expert difficulty, and then come back to me.