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  1. Steven Tarlow

    A nice post! I think people should keep it all in perspective, musicians included. Those are video games, not a replacement for music education. And that’s fine.

    Video games are a valid form of entertainment, even a skill. Same with actually playing and making music. The technical demands differ for each; they’re different skillsets with different degrees of difficulty. Yet there is hand-eye coordination and rhythm crossover.

    I seem to recall musicians like Prince and others trashing those games out of hand, probably never having played them. And plenty of poseurs who mastered the games have probably claimed that they’re on the “same level” as great guitarists, etc. Maybe Prince, et al, are reacting to those clowns, I don’t know. Regardless, can’t we all just have some fun?

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