A simple entertaining pass-time that is the subject of much controversy among guitarists and video-game players. Being able to play a song on "expert" in Guitar Hero does not mean you are good at playing the guitar. However, that does not make the game less fun. Guitar players use it to bash video gamers, and video gamers use it to show off their "skills". However, a happy medium enjoys the game for what it is - a game.
Guitar Hero Player: Dude, this game rocks! But I'm smart and I know this is nothing like a real guitar . . . !
by JMBFallen November 18, 2006
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A Guitar Simulation game. Utilizing an included Gibson SG shaped controller, players can play over 30 different songs in both Metal and Classic Rock categories, including David Bowie, Megadeth, Creme, and Jimi Hendrix. Avaliable for Playstation 2.
"Guitar Hero is a fantastic game, and great at parties!"
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A game people love to buy for any console Ps2 and up great way to have fun when your bored and to listen to great music may even make you want to get a real guitar.
"Hey, can __________ come over?" no he is playing guitar hero
by Gamerman1337 November 22, 2011
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A game. That's all it is, a game that gives you the feeling of being able to play guitar. While a money worthy game, tends to be annoying to people who play guitar *coughmecough* when people think that being able to play expert means they can play guitar...

*Note* Find a good medium
Guitarist: Guitar Hero is for fags
Me: I can realize that it's just a game and I'm better off playing real guitar and playing Guitar Hero every now and then.
by Les Paul Man April 7, 2009
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A very fun game that simulates the actions of playing a guitar, meaning that any schmuck can feel like a rock star. However, contrary to popular (idiotic) belief, this does NOT make you able to play real guitar. That takes lots of time and hard work. Those who calim to be guitarists de to their Guitar Hero skills should be snubbed and mad fun of.
Guy #1: "Man, I totally nailed Free Bird on expert. Thanks to Guitar Hero, I'm better than Hendrix!"

Guy #2: "Yeah, and masturbating all the time makes you better than Ron Jeremy. Get real!"
by Random Guitarist August 16, 2007
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Guitar simulation game that you tell your parents your playing when really your getting totally shitfaced.
Mom: What did you do at Stevens house?
Daughter: We played Guitar Hero.
by female. March 5, 2009
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A video game, somewhat of a guitar simulation. Players use a controller shaped like a guitar, though only 3/4 the size, and 1/4 the weight. There are 5 "fret buttons", and a "strum bar." The game is played by holding down corresponding fret buttons and then "strumming" the notes as they scroll by on the TV screen. Hammer-ons and pull-offs are also possible. The songlists usually consist of popular classic rock songs like Ziggy Stardust and Killer Queen, or 80s hard rock/metal like Sweet Child O' Mine and Madhouse, though occasionally you'll find some modern stuff like Laid To Rest (Lamb of God) and Beast and the Harlot (Avenged Sevenfold)

While it's a great game, many elitist real guitar players see it as a lazy man's alternative to the real guitar, often expressing their dislike for the game and saying at the end "go get a REAL guitar!1!" The thing is, IT'S JUST A VIDEO GAME. I'm pretty sure neither of us has ever seen a person who, after 5-starring a song on Expert, truly believes he can play it on a real guitar.

And either way, what's wrong with enjoying it? I have the game, both GH1 and GH2, AND I have a real guitar. I practice it every day. Why should I not be able to enjoy the GAME? It's just a hobby. Who says that, by playing a video game about playing a musical instrument, that means you HAVE to go play the REAL thing? Face it, some people just want to have fun, not feel obligated to spend thousands of dollars and years of their life in practice and devotion. The two are completely different.

You might as well say "why play NFL Madden when you can play football for REAL?? Why play Flight Simulator when you can fly a REAL plane?? Why play Halo when you can shoot down aliens for REAL??" Notice how the last one makes very little sense? It's the same with Guitar Hero.

If you honestly hate the fact that people can attract audiences with this game, then why don't YOU play YOUR real guitar? And if you do, why waste your time coming up to people who play this game? you focus on your stuff, and they focus on theirs.
Guitar Hero Hater: Man Guitar Hero sucks! Who wants to play with a stupid plastic toy guitar when you can play a REAL guitar?!? All you n00bs are gay!

Guitar Hero Player: Yea, ok... what if I told you I just want to have fun? I don't think I can play the real guitar, but I truly have no interest in it. Is that such a bad thing?

Guitar Hero Hater: Pff you're such a fag. Guitar Hero shouldn't even exist. Only REAL guitar players should get any recognition!

Guitar Hero Player: Oh really? And what about you? Do YOU play real guitar? I want to see your "skills"

Guitar Hero Hater: Uhh.. fuck off, man. I got a Gibson Les Paul. I can play.. uhh... Seven Nation Army. Yea, there you go. I'm better than you.

*at this point, the guitar hero hater has fallen to the floor with a bullet in his head*
by Someone who likes metal June 24, 2007
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