Guitar Hero

I have to admit, I was sucked into guitar hero for a little while. I halfway convinced myself that playing guitar hero was actually helping my guitar-playing skills.

I’m wondering how much time is spent by pre-teens, teens, and even college students on a game that mimics reality like guitar hero. With a little patience, some good instruction, and probably the same amount of time, who knows what could happen.

One of my favorite guitar-player-singer-songwriters, Jonny Lang, first picked up a guitar at 12 years old and by the time he was 16, he had a Grammy nomination (you should check him out in this streaming video, by the way).

Will you encourage your kids to create more and consume less? How will you encourage your kids to create (like playing guitar), rather than consume (like playing guitar hero)?

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