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How to Play Keyboard in Rock Band 3

Learn to tickle them ivories!

Sep. 8 2010

Posted by: Brad

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Rock Band 3

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Cool

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fun EDIT: well damn. Oh well. Also: the Dave Schnieder(sp) big live live show ad is amazing.

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Broken?

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YES!
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Appears to be broken.

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I'm pretty stoked for this, actually.

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I'm very excited but worried I will suck at these like the drums.

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Who else is gonna play this like a Keytar? 

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Does anyone know if this will be more difficult than previous Rock Bands?

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The more I see of Rock Band 3 Promode the more impressed I get. Dance Central and this may be the games that finally make me get a 360.

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@Laxaloot said:
" fun EDIT: well damn. Oh well. Also: the Dave Schnieder(sp) big live live show ad is amazing. "
lol
You might wanna go with 'Snider' on that one, bud. xD
 
I haven't seen it yet, but now I want to!
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@Sune_Slask said:

" Broken? "

@Aerobie said:

" Appears to be broken. "

works for me
 
@ShinyD3mon:
 
  from 0:46 is Dave
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Rock band 4 keytar

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I am excited about the keyboard, it seems like a pretty cool peripheral

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i heard you could play the guitar parts with the keyboard. is this true?

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so hyped for Keyboard, gonna be so bad at it

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@salad10203 said:
" Does anyone know if this will be more difficult than previous Rock Bands? "
I'm guessing yes. Pro-mode will be at least. I'm guessing normal Rock Band is just more of the same.
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tom sawyer is gonna be in this, right?

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I wanna see a compilation of all the BLLSL ads, all I've seen is 2x ryans 2x jeff's 1x brad 1x drew 1x snide 1x alex 1x greg kassavin, and I think that's it haven't seen any top men.

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Dubrofsky can tickle my keys anytime.

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Sheesh.. that "stage" is going to be fucking packed if you use everything. Looks cool though. 

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Seems like it's worth putting up with the pain of starting with pro mode and working up from there.

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Edited By 234r2we232

Looking forward to this. But the one thing I couldn't help but notice during this video was how badly the calibration was for most of the playing. Strange.

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First I was like "okay good an instrument I can use five fingers with to play each lane" then they go to 10 key range "oh fuck"

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Can't wait to play pro-mode Keys!! Definitely want to play the regular keys style as well, just so I can play it Keytar style.

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So, I already play piano really well, so will this be a breeze for me?

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Where did the medium quality button go?

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Too hard for my lack of music skills.

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Edited By cookiemonster

Arrr man, I really want to get this, but I'm not liking the track list...What should I do? 
 
Also @f33r_mai_ch33tz
said:

" Where did the medium quality button go? "  
This man raises a very good point.
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Hmm looks cool but the tracklist? eh.

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Pro mode looks awesome.

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Shirtless Dave makes anything better <3

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@f33r_mai_ch33tz said:
" Where did the medium quality button go? "
This.
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Please don't continue the practice of insisting any instrument that has finger keys such as piano/keyboard be referred as 'ivories'.  It cool and I understand where you are coming from, but backwards people actually have shit made out of ivory, and i'd rather have an elephant walking around shitting in the woods than some asshole playing chopsticks.

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Can I play it mounted on  a wall as seen in the Journey - Separate Ways video?

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@TehBuLL said:
" Please don't continue the practice of insisting any instrument that has finger keys such as piano/keyboard be referred as 'ivories'.  It cool and I understand where you are coming from, but backwards people actually have shit made out of ivory, and i'd rather have an elephant walking around shitting in the woods than some asshole playing chopsticks. "
I hope I missed the /sarcasm in this post.
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I have absolutely no interest in these music games, but having Tears For Fears makes them okay with me

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@Computerplayer1 said:
" @TehBuLL said:
" Please don't continue the practice of insisting any instrument that has finger keys such as piano/keyboard be referred as 'ivories'.  It cool and I understand where you are coming from, but backwards people actually have shit made out of ivory, and i'd rather have an elephant walking around shitting in the woods than some asshole playing chopsticks. "
I hope I missed the /sarcasm in this post. "
No kidding, it's just a figure of speech.  Get over yourself.
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that sux

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apple juice farts

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Can I play classical music with this keyboard?

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Excited for Rock Band once again.

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This will probably be the first Rock Band I own.  Nice work.

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Saw the keyboard and was like "meh". Heard 'The power of love' and was like "i can has game now?"

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@HeghmohQib: 
Work "dead elephants" into your conversation today.  Also /sarcasm.   #+H
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@TehBuLL said:
" Please don't continue the practice of insisting any instrument that has finger keys such as piano/keyboard be referred as 'ivories'.  It cool and I understand where you are coming from, but backwards people actually have shit made out of ivory, and i'd rather have an elephant walking around shitting in the woods than some asshole playing chopsticks. "
You aren't allowed to say ivory? By that logic I better not mention meat, because you would rather have a Bison rambling around shitting on the prairie than on some colonist's dinner table.  
 
About RB3, I know it's a fun party game, but pro mode in this looks way too deep to be played on that keyboard. They should be selling a pro keyboard with at least 49 keys just like they are selling the pro guitar. I know you can use MIDI keyboards, but without markings on the keyboard the newcomers get scared away. 
 
I have only ever played RB/GH games at parties, and people what go to the party buy the stuff because I don't want to spend my money (and more importantly floor space) on plastic instruments... and they totally do. When I'm by myself I already own a guitar and digital piano and I don't need a high score to enjoy playing music. Needless to say, I have no interest in buying this but I will prolly end up playing quite a bit and I have no doubt it will be as fun as the last one.
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Am I the only person who thinks this looks hard as hell? I've got at least some musical experience in the real world (bassist by trade, but I've played drums and done vocals in various bands before as well as some minor, terrible rhythm guitar) and yet the keys look fucking terrifying. 
 
And as for the whole plastic vs real instrument argument, it's nonsensical. They're different animals. I like playing games and I like playing bass. I'm not going to confuse a tomato for a bottle of ketchup any time soon.

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Kind of annoys me how easy mode actually sets you up for a fail. When they showed it., they showed lots of parts where you press two keys, and those keys were adjacent to eachother, that being for example a C and a D. If you press down two adjacent keys, for the most part, that will sound pretty horrible. Would make more sense if they just did like a two key chord with one note in between, like a C and an E. At least that sounds good on a real piano/synth, and it would be acceptable for easy mode. 
 
I was hoping for more with this version of rock band, to be honest. Especially when they are fronting that whole "it's for reals this time" attitude. At least pro mode seems to be more realistic.

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Never was interested in the keyboard but I got my eye on that pro mode for drums and guitar.

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Keyboard might be disappointing for me since I can actually play Piano at a decent level... but it looks so meh. It doesn't really match up to a real keyboard realistically at all since the keys are displayed rather than finger numbers or even notes. I wish they would have a pro mode that actually catered to people who can play piano.