Summary: Awesome way to learn guitar. I've had zero issues with the software. The songs are presented in a fun way and adapts to your abilities. Setup was pretty easy. My one gripe is the song selection is not that great...there just aren't very many good songs on here. The vast majority of them I've never heard of. I've lost interest largely due to this..
It teaches you guitar quickly, but only if you want to impress friends...
Jose Valjean "Jose Valjean", Amazon
17 July 2014
Summary: I was surprised how in depth Rocksmith is. I am an avid piano player, but had never picked up a guitar before. I got this after my brother recommended it to me. After playing it for over 40 hours, I can say that yes Rocksmith can teach you to play guitar, but not in a "complete" way. I was able to pick up my play speed and build up my calluses by playing this game. However, it focuses too much on just covering songs, so that you only learn to play a wide array of licks.
Summary: TL;DR: I gave it a four star rating as if Rocksmith 2014 never existed. In reality the only reason to buy Rocksmith 1 anymore is be able to import the songs into Rocksmith 2014 which cost another 10$ on top of purchase price. Both games are great for making use of that guitar you have lying around the house. I purchased the original Rocksmith on my Xbox360 when it first came out (I picked up the PC version as my 2014 version is also on PC).
Summary: The playlist wasn't as good as the one I read about, I believe the expansion to the game had the songs I wanted. That being said, the original playlist wasn't bad though, it just lacked more songs I liked.
Great as a game, slightly lacking as a teaching tool
Virkkala Timo, Amazon
27 January 2014
Summary: If you already know how to play and just want to play for fun, this game is great. It can also be used as a guitar "teacher", but in that role it is slightly sub-par, due to a lack of a clear path of progression. The best results will be achieved by getting lessons from a real human teacher combined with playing around in this game.
Summary: Got this for my son who has been using you tube videos to learn different riffs and this proved so much better. The software has taken him from the basics to much more advanced areas. His favorite has become the bass chords and he especially likes the fact that he can lean at his own pace.
Summary: It would be unfair to give this product a 5 because at the moment I am incapacitated and unable to play my guitar at all. However, I am giving it a 4 because it looked amazing when I checked it out without playing.
Summary: I purchased this after I watched my son, who plays in a band in Chicago, using it. It is a heuristic guitar teaching machine. I thought it was the greatest most enjoyable way to learn the guitar I have ever seen, and I have played the guitar for 40 years. The software is picky about the guitar. My Gretch Electromatic works great, but it does not recognized the notes very well on my Fender Jag.