Guitar Rising will do for your real guitar playing skills what Guitar Hero and Rock Band did for your fake guitar playing skills. It’s a game/lesson teacher (“lesson teacher” sounds vaguely sadomasochistic) that uses electric guitars—everything from MyFirstElectricGuitar to the double necked Gibson Jimmy Page used—instead of toy ones. That way, amazingly enough, you’ll actually learn how to play the real instrument. What a novel idea.
The software, which is planned for both PC and Mac, should be available by late 2008. No question about it, Guitar Rising sounds 100 percent endorsable.