Harmonix, in several interviews, has stated that their next rhythm based game, Rock Band 3, will actually teach people how to play music. In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Harmonics consultant Dhani Harrison states,
“I’m working on Rock Band 3 and making the controllers more real so people can actually learn how to play music while playing the game. Give me a couple years, it’s going to happen”.
He further iterated the idea to the Boston Herald, which netted this response, “Now Harrison is working on Rock Band 3 to make it even more realistic. His goal: to get the game to actually teach people to play music, not just to pantomime in rhythm.” Rock Band 3 is to include teaching tools that will help with real world skills by tutorials presented in the game.