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Caught my in an instant >>66. I stumbled on FnF and tried it out in curiosity, then quickly heard about Stepmania in discussions about that game.
Stepmania being an open source game that relies on its community for content, I had to do some digging to find songs and maps that weren't aggressively technical. Even maps said to be easy often opened up with a dense flood of notes I couldn't read. After finding appropriately newbie friendly stuff, I was actually able to start learning common patterns and how maps are built.
It seems, for Stepmania in this case, the notes are set to some part of the song, it's just that designers often pick parts of the song that have a bunch of notes to play, especially for hard songs, but this is still true in "easy" songs. I have a mechanical keyboard, so I can actually hear the stuff I play matching with the song...though this doesn't make it anymore welcoming.
With all that said, I ended up having fun, and my interest in the genre increased.