Originally Posted by 805Drummer
Well, my little cousin wants a guitar for Chanukah, not to play it, but just to be cool. He's 6 years old. In conclusion, Guitar Hero can dilute the act of learning guitar, and transform it into the mere act of playing it. Same with drums.
I would say that there are some negative effects with some people. I was in GC and the guy who did well on "drums" honestly thought he could play the drums. We brought him in the drum room and said "go for it."
He learned that it wasn't the same at all...the embarassing way.
If it does help people get into playing, that's a good thing.