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Guitar Hero and MIT

Upon reading Chapter seven of the book Musicophilia found information about the artist composer and creator of the Video Game guitar hero.
The story of Tod Machover the creator of Guitar Hero and his work at MIT Media Lab. Bringing music to a younger generation in non traditional ways. Machover and his team are also responsible for the Brain Opera, The Toy Symphony and of course guitar hero. MIT has been studying how music effects the brain at and early age. In the book Musicophilia the stories of musical intellect are found in the most unlikely people.

Many different studies have been done with the game guitar hero to see if the playing of this video game actually transfers into any ability to help learn music. There have been many skeptics but I always figured there must be some contribution to the ability to play actual music.

Found an article that list just that and on google there are many more studies like it.
http://makeshiftmusician.blogspot.com/2008/02/guitar-hero-vs-actual-musical-skills.html

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