Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Youngsters encouraged to buy real electric guitars

Jimmy Page playing a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar
Great deals on musical instruments
Buying a real electric guitar can be far more rewarding than playing games such as Rock Band, a newspaper has stated.

According to Sun columnist Bill Leckie, young people who spend time indulging in video games of this type are wasting any chance they have of experiencing the genuine buzz of performing live.

He has therefore encouraged children to dispense with computer games, learn a real musical instrument and join a real-life rock band.

"Why would anyone choose to spend hundreds of pounds kidding on they're making music when for the same money they could buy a guitar or a drum kit and do it for real?," Mr Leckie commented.

This comes in the wake of criticism from bass guitar player Bill Wyman, who told BBC News that he believes games such as Rock Band are stopping people from playing real musical instruments.

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin and Jack White of The White Stripes have also been among those to question the merits of playing the game in recent months.

Buy an electric guitar nowADNFCR-2133-ID-19361135-ADNFCR

Posted on 15 Sep 2009 11:43 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Short on space? Need a whole library of tones at your feet? BOSS' new GT-1B Bass Effects Processor has all bases covered.

23 Jun 2017 10:54
thumbnail

The first synth entries of the Roland's 'Future Redefined', the FA-07 Workstation and SE-02 Synthesizer promise the user complete expression and onboard versatility.

20 Jun 2017 08:48
thumbnail

Boasting the best of days gone by the Eric Clapton Signature Strat expresses classic Fender personality completed by a number of quirky modern tidbits.

19 Jun 2017 16:32
thumbnail

You've seen ROLI's Seaboard Grand and you've seen their Blocks controllers... prepare yourself for the most innovative pairing this summer.

8 Jun 2017 12:00
thumbnail

Building upon the success of their Cutlass entries, Music Man take a tried and tested favourite and make it more versatile than ever with an extra pickup.

6 Jun 2017 16:08
thumbnail

Featuring a brand new update to the original firmware, KORG's Gadget receives a complete makeover as well a brand new 'lite' version.

5 Jun 2017 16:34

Recent Music News

thumbnail

The latest addition to the illustrious range of Katana Amplifiers, the Katana-Mini guitar amplifier brings classic BOSS tone in a portable and lightweight design

23 Jun 2017 10:23
thumbnail

Today's second pedal release from BOSS for Roland's 'Future Redesigned' campaign, the MD-500 is the latest comprehensive workhorse for the modern musician.

23 Jun 2017 09:49
thumbnail

The most advanced reverb pedal to come from BOSS to date, the RV-500 pedal promises a wealth of tone shaping options and professional grade versatility

23 Jun 2017 09:14
thumbnail

Using the feedback from the guitar player community Walrus Audio has devised a new and improved pedal that eliminates the pitfalls of its predecessor.

22 Jun 2017 16:09
thumbnail

After the release of the Hall of Fame 2 and Pipeline Tap Tremolo Pedals, TC Electronic's Flashback 2 promises for unprecedented expression and otherworldly tone.

21 Jun 2017 15:29
thumbnail

Looking to get that perfect take? M-Audio's M-Track 2X2 Vocal Studio Pro gives you professional standard recording capabilities in a robust and compact format.

20 Jun 2017 15:01