Rock Band 3 Adds the Piano

Surprise!  There’s going to be a new instrument in “Rock Band 3”.  If you check out the demo section on Xbox Live today, you can download the demo for “Green Day: Rock Band”.  If you download the demo for “Green Day: Rock Band”, you can get a tiny taste of Rock Band 3.  When you quit the “RB:GD” demo, a teaser for Rock Band 3 pops up.  “Ebony and Ivory”, playing as the teaser pops up (shown above), highlights what I’m assuming is the game’s biggest new feature – Keyboards.  The “Rock Band 3” logo features a new keyboard logo and a new triple mic vocals logo, representing the harmonies feature from “Beatles Rock Band.”

Keyboards seem a logical addition to the repertoire, even though not every rock song is going to use them.  Given that, will “Rock Band” fans who haven’t had to shell out the big bucks for a new instrument in a long time be willing to pay for an instrument that they won’t be able to use in every song?

Personally speaking, I think keyboards are a little to0 obvious.  I would have preferred something a little more exotic.  Maybe it’s too late for “Rock Band 3”, but  here are a couple of instruments that I’d like to see…

Rock Tuba

Rock Fiddle

Rock Didgeridoo

Yea sure, I mean the odd instrument “hero” parodies are all played out, but the guys at Harmonix are going to need to spice up the lineup sooner or later.  Face it, adding the keyboard has opened the door, even if it’s just a crack, for obscure music-makers that deserve their due.  Alright, even if none of those weird instruments work out, Harmonix, I would like you to seriously consider making a special “rock-ready” version of the keyboard…

ROCK OUT WITH YOUR KEYTAR OUT

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