Over the weekend, I watched my brother playing “Rock Lobster” on hard pro keys. He took piano lessons many years ago, but hasn’t played piano seriously in a very long time. Part of his desire to get Rock Band 3 was to use it to get back into piano and as a means of extending his learning.
Before he finished the song, I left. A few minutes later though, I heard (and then saw) something very cool that probably wouldn’t have happened without Rock Band 3.
From where I was in the house, I could hear someone playing the piano in the other room. It was actually my brother, taking what he had learned from the game and applying it in real life. He was actually playing “Rock Lobster”. Awesome.
I’m not saying that playing Rock Band 3 will actually make you a rock star, but there’s definitely something to be said about the way pro keys tries to lead you down that path.