Guitar Hero

Game Overview: The Guitar Hero series  is a series of music video games first published in 2005  in which players use a guitar shaped game controller to simulate playing lead, bass guitar and rhythm guitar across numerous rock music songs. Players match notes that scroll on-screen to colored fret buttons on the controller, strumming the controller in time to the music in order to score points, and keep the virtual audience excited. The games attempt to mimic many features of playing a real guitar. Most games support single player modes, typically a Career mode to play through all the songs in the game, and both competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar_Hero)

Useful links to blogs and websites:

An extensive Innovative Teachers Network presentation  guitarhero
Huge range of planning for all subjects  https://sites.google.com/a/edubuzz.org/guitarhero09/Home/planning-page
Fantastic array of plans for this game  http://edubuzz.org/blogs/mgsguitarhero/

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/sharingpractice/g/guitarhero/introduction.asp?strReferringChannel=sharingpractice&strReferringPageID=tcm:4-447821-64

http://ltsblogs.org.uk/consolarium/2011/04/25/school-of-rock-110-epic-with-immortal-love/

http://ltsblogs.org.uk/consolarium/2010/06/16/falkirk-guitar-heroes/

http://dobeltd.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/schools-rockin-at-gavinburn/

http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=531

http://www.robertfdrummond.com/creative-arts/using-guitar-hero-in-the-classroom/

  1. Rats! I was all set to add the edubuzz site compiled by @sutmae, and I see you’ve got it already. If it helps, http://edubuzz.org/guitarhero will also take you there, and rolls more easily off the tongue. 😉

  2. … also, if you search edubuzz.org for “guitar hero” you’ll trawl up over 3000 blog posts from classes all over East Lothian which have been using it as the context for a primary / secondary transition project for a few years now.

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