From Faux Rockstars to Cowbell Neckwear

By: Brian G Randles - Oct 26, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
'Guitar Hero' and 'Rock Band' have revolutionized not only video game entertainment and may have also rained on the parade of many aspiring musicians. Why play a real instrument when you can accumulate thousands upon thousands of points on a video game?

Check out all of the 'Rock Band' and 'Guitar Hero'-inspired innovations by clicking on the links below.

Implications - Criticisms of Guitar Hero and Rock Band often involve accusations that gamers claim they can drum and have the dexterity to run fingers down a fret board. Companies have taken notice, developing programs that actually teach the player how to play the instrument. Rock Band may not teach you how to play bass, but it's because of this critique that businesses are looking for new ways to educate younger generations on music. Innovative music ideas will only continue to evolve from here.