Here is a poll to see where everyone has come to enjoy Rocksmith as far as your experience in guitar/game background:
1) I came from playing Rock Band 3 Pro Mode with the Fender Squier real MIDI guitar controller and now trying Rocksmith with a real guitar.
2) Im coming over from the "gaming plastic guitar only game world" (RB/GH) but never played a real guitar before I tried Rocksmith. (RB3 Mustang owners would fall in this category as well since its not really a real guitar / still just buttons).
3) I have tried playing a real guitar before but just for fun/hobby. Never seriously or didnt put enough time and effort into it.
4) I am an intermediate real guitar player.
5) I am an experience/advanced real guitar player.
6) I am brand new at real guitar. Never touched one before Rocksmith
7) Other... explain
Very interested to see where we all fall in place
For me : I'm a #3 mainly and also a #1 but haven't played the Squier that much.
#4 - I'm 53, been playing since my teens, but no lessons, just books, internet and jamming with friends. Sometimes I'll play every day for a month, sometimes I won't pick up a guitar for 3 months.
Really enjoying Rocksmith, having fun and looking forward to playing all the time.
#5 - Been playing every day for years, and i love what rocksmith is doing.
I just need to make sure i keep up my improvising and memorization as much as i play the game haha.
i dont want it turning me into some robot.
Option 1 here. Has been playing RB3 pro on drums and then I finally got hold of the Fender this summer, so I started playing around with that.
About the same time I heard about Rocksmith. So it was always sort of the goal to also try that out just to see if it could actually work.
Turns out that while there are some major frustration with Rocksmith detecting wrong notes from time to time (got some real issues with fret 1 if I play it too hard. Especially on low E).
So far it seems Rocksmith is the better training tool though. As it allows for more technique that just does not come though the MIDI interface for RB3 to use (like muting and pitching).
I mostly come from just the plastic guitar world. I spent maybe a week playing RB3 Pro before I hit a brick wall.
4)I have been playing on and off since 1980. I didn't realize that I have a bad habit of watching my fingers on the fretboard while playing this will kill you in this game, when I overcome this, I should be in good shape, I am usually one fret off when not looking. Love the game, but the navigation and load screens are annoying. Looking forward to DLC.
4) I have played guitar since 1994, but never really focused on it as my main hobby. Also just noodled around and played a few covers with a band for a few months.
I have been playing for 2 years and consider myself beyond beginner, but too humble to say intermediate. I take formal lessons each week, so I'd say I am serious.
Played Rock Band (and loved it), but never graduated to Pro guitar because I couldn't get over the "gimacky" feel to it. Thought about buying the squire, but just couldn't justify a $300 game controller (I'd never use it outside the game as I have other guitars).
Although not without its warts, RS has upped the expectation for music games. Don't get me wrong, I feel there's still a place for Rock Band from a social/party perspective, I am using this more as an additional training device.
6)Sort of.....I'm new, but I started about a month ago and ran into this.
I'm a 3/7
Took a class at school in 7th grade
Took lessons from a music shop in 12th grade
Took lessons from my boss when I was 21
Took lessons from a friend when I was 35
Took lessons from another friend when I was 37
Never got past beginner level any of those times
Started playing bass and taking lessons around age 39. That kinda stuck. I would consider myself an intermediate, barely, bass player. I play at church and with another music ministry group. Play or practice 3 times a week. People that hear me play seem to think I am much better than I think I am. The leader of the other ministry group says I'm a good player but need refining. Got soooo excited the first time I heard about Rocksmith and got even more excited hearing all the positive preview news over the last few months. I hope that I can become an adequate guitarist and a better bass player by "playing" Rocksmith in addition to the other playing I do.