There are a few reasons why I thought learning sounds needed to be
there even for drums, if you've got a sec I'll run them by you.
>From the breif bit of playing I did on Rock Band it seemed that the
buttons you were expected to press often didn't match what I was
hearing on the song exactly. I know a few drummers who actually make
their livings out of being behind kits everyday and have heard them
moaning about the same thing, that they mimic complex fills exactly
and don't make the cut because the game is expecting what's been
mapped out instead and that's not always an accurate interpretation.
It's understandable of course, because the poor souls who map the
songs out for the game have to try and express a whole bodies worth of
movement and subtle grooves on a couple of plastic buttons, I wouldn't
fancy their job much. In situations like that though, the learning
sounds would be mega helpful. I was also thinking that because we've
got the opportunity here to represent a snare with a snare or a crash
with a crash, these would be the easiest set of sounds for people to
start learning on, particularly whilst they get used to the scrolling
system and how that relates to the song. The third consideration is
for the folks who have a good sense of rhythm but a less than useful
sense of pitch, because they do exist. People like that are going to
struggle with the guitar beepy system no matter how wide the
intervals, and it seems unfair that they'd have no hints available to
learn the songs they want to jam online or whatever with their drummer
Make sense? Feel free to tell me I'm talking rubbish if I'm talking rubbish.
On 1/6/10, clement chou <chou.clem...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Okay... here's y take on it, and I want to know what you all think... cause
> I'm curious, having thought about this for a while.
> Yohandy's right. The notes scoll down and hit a line, and you have to hit
> them as they either get close to or actually hit the line.
> as for learning it... let's tackle drums first, since it is indeed easier.
> With drums, you really don't need any extra learning sounds imo because of
> the fact that the drum representation is always the same. The pads represent
> the same drums every time you play a song, regardless. Red is always the
> snare. Yellow doubles as a highhat or high tom. The blue doubles as a ride
> symbol and mid tom, and green is the crash symbol and low tom. So long as
> you have that down, you're pretty much good with drums and all you have to
> do is listen to the actual song.
> Guitar is a bit more complicated. To Scot, I like yoour idea of trying to
> figure out what bar and beat the noe comes down in. The only complication I
> have with guitar in is that fact that when playing crds I haven't figured
> out a musical way to match cords. Individua notes I can do fine, but some of
> the cord color combinations make no sense to me.
> I think shredding has to be done just the way you say, with training mode
> slowed down and beeps in place. I can say that if there's one thing I like
> though it's the fact that when you slow down the song it brings focus on the
> instrument that you're playing, but I often find half speed is a bit too
> distorted to make sense of anything.
> There's my take on it. I figured it's about time I joined this discussion..
> as I'm a rock band enthusiast as well, and haven't had the chance to drop my
> two-sense yet. So, what do you guys think?
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