The Rocksmith system boasts that you can learn to play the guitar in 60 days. 95% of people who tried improved their guitar skills after using Rocksmith. What I think it looks like is an awesome video game. This is on my list to buy my kids. Rocksmith can be used for the Xbox 360, Play Station 3 and any Mac or PC.
There are exercises in Rocksmith disguised as games to improve skills so you learn while having fun, which really is the best way especially for children. Rocksmith is not yet available for the Wii system but hopefully it will be soon. The main difference between Rocksmith and other guitar games like Rockband or Guitar Hero is that Rocksmith requires a real electric guitar. So if you already have one that part is easy. If you don’t it is a significant expense but with Rocksmith you don’t need guitar lessons so you save that money and you also save money on driving to the lessons.
From the Rocksmith site:
A PROVEN METHOD
Rocksmith teaches you how to play fast and effectively by letting you plug any real guitar or bass* directly into your Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Windows® PC or Mac.
Rocksmith becomes your personal guitar teacher as it monitors how you play, dynamically adjusts the difficulty to your skill level, then slowly introduces more notes and phrases until you’re playing your favorite songs note-for-note.
Now that I have the children taken care of it is time for Mommy, she would like, coach signature bags, what do you say Santa? I have been a very good girl.