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playing real guitar with Rock Band/Guitar Hero

homargoodnesshomargoodness Registered User regular
edited December 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
So I've been playing guitar for about 6 months now and I can finally make noise that sound like music!

I was just wondering if on Rock Band or Guitar Hero you can set it to practise guitar and play a real guitar along with it instead. It doesn't cut out if your doing really badly cause you're not playing the controller does it?

Will that work? Am I being silly? Seems like a really easy way of getting hold of backing tracks for a lot of songs I like.

If it works, which game is best for it?

Thanks

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    davidbarrydavidbarry Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Luckily for you there is a practice mode built into all guitar hero/rockband games since guitar hero II. You can even slow down the tempo and single out specific sections to play along with.

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    musanmanmusanman Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I think Guitar Rising is what you're looking for, but I'm not sure if it ever came out / isn't garbage.

    Couldn't you just learn the tab for the song and then turn down the volume on rock band? You can't hook your guitar up to the game in any real way.

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    matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I think what he means is, he wants to start a song in Rock Band or GH, but not play in the game (so he can hear the song and try to play it on a real guitar), without it failing him because he's not playing.

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    homargoodnesshomargoodness Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Thanks for the replies so far but I think I'm terrible at explaining things!

    I meant start practise mode, so the game drops the guitar track unless I'm using the controller so that way I can still play along (on a real guitar) with the drums, vocals, bass etc that will still be playing. So basically the song in the game plays as normal but the guitar track isn't playing but the rest of the instruments are.

    Edit: Yeah, that's the gist of what I'm asking matthasaproblem, but i want to know if the rest of the intrument track (drums etc) still carry on playing in practice mode too

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    KevdogKevdog Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    In Rock Band 1 and 2 (not sure about the Guitar Hero games), if you practice at full playback speed, the rest of the song plays as normal. If you practice at reduced speed, the other tracks don't play.

    Another way to do this would be to use No Fail mode in Rock Band 2. If you go this route, you might also want to go into the sound settings and turn off crowd sounds so that you're not getting booed throughout the song for "not playing" :P

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    homargoodnesshomargoodness Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Awesome! That's exactly what i needed to know! Thanks

    I'm surprised i couldn't really find that info anywhere else (probably terrible Google skills) cause it seems like a great way of learning a song on the guitar.

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