A closer look at Rock Band 3’s keyboard

Rock Band 3 is coming soon. Are still you full of keyboard curiosity? Wonder no more and watch the latest Rock Band 3 video from Harmonix. Senior designer Sylvain Dubrofsky demonstrates how keyboard play changes depending on the difficulty level, giving you a better idea of how the keyboard will feel once you get your hands on it.

Above: The latest Rock Band 3 keyboard trailer


Above: Check out another in-depth look at the keyboard from E3 2010

Sep 8, 2010


  • sleepy92ismypsn - September 8, 2010 11:45 p.m.

    This monday was my 18th Birthday and my dad pre-ordered me the RB3 keyboard bundle and I can't wait to get it. My dad plays piano for a living. He's been playing for over 40 years and he want's me to learn how to play too. I took lessons for 6 years and quit and forgot pretty much everything but I've been practicing lately. I Love Rock Band and I think this is the best setlist yet so I am so excited to get my hands on this game.
  • BadCompanyBrik - September 8, 2010 10:55 p.m.

    Chris, you're not supposed to lift your entire hand off the keyboard and bring it back down to play each individual note... I probably won't buy it, simply because I know Reach will hold my attention for at least 3 years, but I'll be really interested to try the keyboard at a friend's house.
  • SeattleSound - September 8, 2010 9:55 p.m.

    I see the Screaming Trees and the setlist board, one of the greatest grunge bands ever.
  • Gex4212 - September 8, 2010 8:45 p.m.

    Maybe I'll finally get some maroon 5 songs on there :P
  • n00b - September 8, 2010 8:20 p.m.

    looking forward to the pro-mode guitars
  • BlackKraken - September 8, 2010 7:58 p.m.

    The difficulty of it actually looks like being able to see which keys the scrolling bar is referring to, i struggled to see that just on this video. Considering ive played piano for 13 years (since I was 8, work out my age from that maths fans!), this isn't really for me anyway, I was just interested to see how they approached it.
  • Jordo141 - September 8, 2010 7:15 p.m.

    I'll probably be getting the keyboard bundle with the game. Still not interested in pro mode (for any instrument). I can already play an instrument IRL and don't feel like shelling out just to play certain songs (as good as the majority of them are)
  • Geminiman82 - September 8, 2010 7:02 p.m.

    I'm gonna break down and buy the bundle and replace my dying GH3 controller
  • Baron164 - September 8, 2010 6:53 p.m.

    I'll be getting Rock Band 3 and I'm looking forward to the new Fender guitar so I can play pro-mode. But I don't think I'll be getting the keyboards anytime soon. I just can't buy a new guitar AND a keyboard.

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