It’s all thanks to the success of music games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, which have triggered a massive surge in the number of kids learning to play musical instruments. The Times says a survey by Youth Music found that over half of the UK’s 12 million 3-18-year-olds have played a music game of some sort – and a fifth of them have been motivated to learn how to play a proper instrument as a result.
So if you’re after a cheap guitar or drum kit, you might want to check out eBay in the new year – after the kids have realised proper music’s a bit harder than pressing a couple of big buttons when a red circle appears and flog off their Argos gifts in disgust.
(Via The Times)
By Gary Cutlack | December 1st, 2008