me and guitar hero have a troubled past
its incredibly frustrating to be able to play songs irl, but not be able to play them on guitar hero. the two skill sets are almost entirely at odds with one another, and having a song under your fingers irl can trip you up more often than not, ive found.
on the bright side though, me sitting out on countless rounds in favor of an actual guitar has greatly improved my repertoire of boomer-tier rock songs. i know a solid half of the first 3 games songs, just from having to hear them over and fucking over again
but i digress
the one thing that ive found that irl guitar skillz translate to in game is in regards to alternate picking. folks who can play guitar generally have a much easier time utilizing alternate picking which is mostly irrelevant anyways, as many good players ive seen downstroke almost exclusively