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My New Obsession...

By: Allison Rhea
By: Allison Rhea

Allison Rhea blogs about her new obsession with the game Rock Band.

Ever since I was little I've been interested in playing instruments.  In fourth grade I started playing the flute.  The flute left me dizzy and out of breath, so i stopped playing.  In fifth grade I switched to the clarinet.  I played the clarinet for a few years and actually got pretty good at it.  In high school I stopped playing, but borrowed my friends viola and really fell in love with it, but not enough to take lessons.  In college I took a guitar class and loved playing it in my dorm room...annoying my neighbors, but it was too big of a stretch for my little fingers!  and caluses? no, thanks!  My flute, clarinet, viola and guitar career was officially over!.....UNTIL NOW!

Over the weekend, I visited my friend Erin in Akron.  She has confessed to me on multiple occasions that she just loves the game called "Rock Band"...and a few times she has even answered my call while playing...and we had to talk over the loud rock music.  For those of you that don't know....Rock Band is a video game that comes with a guitar, drum kit and even a microphone.  Now, you don't necessarily need people to play every instrument, you can play alone, but it's just a lot more fun to have a "full" band.  So, the game offers tons of rock songs to choose from.  Each instrument has different color-coded keys or pads, in the drum's case, that you hit whenever that same color pops up on the TV screen during the game.  I knew I would like the game because of my history with instruments...but I didn't realize how much I would absolutely LOVE IT!!! I love it so much that now I intend on buying the game and all of the instruments to go with it! I can't wait!

By the way, if you're wondering what my favorite instrument is to play on Rock Band...it's the drums! I haven't made it past the Easy level...but I'm working my way up!  My favorite song to play, so far, is "That's What You Get" by Paramore.

Leave a comment and let me know if there's other people out there who are just as intriqued as I am!!!

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