On another Rockband Note.
I went out and excitedly bought RB II yesterday because Saturday night I sat behind a real set of drums for the first time ever. Much to my surprise, after a few exploratory bangs to get used to the 'real' positioning, I was able to tap out some basic rock beats and even throw in a few fills that actually sounded like the real thing.
I even played along to a couple of more simple AC/DC tunes. I wasn't always using the same beats they were as I didn't know the song, drumwise. But it was a lot of fun and I threw in some fills when I knew they were coming. Not the correct ones, but they seemed to work well enough to give us all a good laugh!
I know I'm not learning proper technique, and my timing would suck for anything complex but but I have to say it's pretty cool that I developed a few basic skills from playing a video game. Of course I learned to type fast from an old DOS game called "Letter Invaders" so it's not that much of a stretch, I guess.
I almost bought a real set yesterday but luckily the music stores don't open on Sunday's and I really need to focus on Christmas presents, not presents for myself. I'm always a danger to our bank account when left alone for the weekend.
I'm Riffing. People usually stop me when I'm riffing. Or carry on without me. That's also an option.