Amplitude Aptitude

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I’ve been living up the Amplitude, and I’m finding that the more I play, the better I get (as you would hope but not necessarily expect). It being a musical game and me with [what I would like to think is] a decent sense of rhythm, the only real thing you have to figure out is how to get your fingers to move in the appropriate pattern.

Jenn was watching me last night as I was going through a pretty complex set of tracks and was saying that she didn’t think her brain could work that fast. That’s when I realized the key to the game: You can’t think about what you’re doing, you just have to do it. If you take the time to analyze and cogitate the pattern, you’ve already taken too long and you’re done. I guess it’s sort of like any other inherent sort of talent, kind of like riding a bike - you don’t think, “Okay, now I balance this way, now I step on this pedal…” You just ride the bike. I think that’s one of the things I like best about the game - no analysis, just raw action.