My friend showed me Guitar Hero (1) at a party of his and I was HORRIBLE. I was so bad I didn't even try it my first time, but instead was in awe of them rocking out to Iron Man and Smoke on the Water on medium. After everyone left I tried it out for myself and failed a ton. I didn't pass a single song that night.
The next day my brother comes home with a PS2, 2 Wireless RO Guitars and GH1. I watched him for a while, and noticed he was a ton better than me. I just watched him play for a while, and when he was gone I picked up the game. I practiced so long and hard that the next day I was on medium and could beat my brother with ease.
After I beat medium I tried to move up to hard, got a few tiers and and was stuck. I decided it was time to get Guitar Hero 2.(We got GH1 When GH2 had been out for a a few months)
I brought my new game downstairs and thought "I should start on hard mode." That day I played through the entire setlist only failing on a few songs and ended up beating Freebird.
After that I discovered the song Jordan and I made the goal right then and there. I would beat the song. I played through the expert setlist in a few weeks getting stuck a few times and ended up beating it. I started practicing Jordan a TON. Months later I beat the song with a 4 star. A week and 8 passes of the song later, I 5 starred the beast.
(In between here 80's came out.)
Then I started my goal of getting all 5 stars. I got all of them but Physcobilly Freakout, Misirlou, and Freya.
Awaiting the arival of GH3 I started playing 80s and got all 5 stars on the songs.
When GH3 came out, I bought it for the Wii. Beat Through the Fire and Flames the night of the release, and learned to tap for the first time on any song. I got around 15 FC's and all 5 stars except for Raining Blood, TTFAF, and TTL before I got bored and went back to GH2.
Then I got a Xbox 360 along with GH2 and GH3. Practiced like crazy, claimed all 5 stars on every Guitar Hero game I own and got 58 FC's on GH3.
After I got bored of GH3 I played Jordan for the longest time, Achieved 402k on it and then got 607k on TTFAF.
Currently I am playing Guitar Hero World Tour, but I plan on returning to Jordan after I get bored. I have a goal to FC it before 2012, made a $5 bet with a friend of mine that I would.
4 years of practice for 5 dollars? Good pay eh?