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DJ Satan UK
04-11-2010, 09:38 PM
I was surprised that nobody had done a guide to the challenges before. The main game guide presumes that everyone can play Expert on all instruments and that Diamonds are easy to get - but quite often they are not possible on the lower difficulties. I can hit 100% on medium difficulty for most songs but sometimes there are just not enough notes in the song to get Platinum or Diamond.

I've split all the songs up here by instrument to make them easier to find. It would help if people can post the minimum difficulty that is required for each challenge, and any tips they may have.

Guitar
01. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me - Culture Club (Notes in Breakdown)
Must be done on Hard (But easy with No Fail).
02. Lips of an Angel - Hinder (Solo)
Must be done on Hard
02. Daisy Rock Music Festival Star Search (Score)
Expert?
02. L.E.S. Artistes - Santigold (Notes)
Must be done on Hard
03. ESP Guitars: 'Exalted' (Score)
Can be done on Medium - Dirty Little Secret - All-American Rejects.
03. EMG is Picking Up Guitarists (Notes)
Can be done on Medium - Dirty Little Secret - All-American Rejects.
04. Pictures of You - The Last Goodnight (Piano Notes)
Can be done on Medium
04. Mr. Roboto - Styx (Whammy Time)
Can be done on Medium.
05. Love is a Battlefield - Pat Benatar (Yellow Notes)
Can be done on Medium.
05. BC Rich in Tokyo (Streak)
Can be done on Medium - Dirty Little Secret - All-American Rejects.
06. When I'm Gone - 3 Doors Down (Solo)
Can be done in Medium
06. In a Big Country - Big Country (Solos)
Must be done on Hard
06. Ibanez Virtuoso Challenge (4x Combo)
Can be done on Medium - Dirty Little Secret - All-American Rejects.
07. Beautiful Soul - Jesse McCartney (Riffs)
Can be done on Medium.
07. Seymour Duncan's Looking At You (Score)
Can be done on Medium - Dirty Little Secret - All-American Rejects.
08. Hands Down - Dashboard Confessional (Outro)
Must be done on Hard.
08. Guitar Store PRS Giveaway (Streak)
Can be done on Medium - Dirty Little Secret - All-American Rejects.
09. Black Horse and the Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall (Red Notes)
Can be done on Medium.
09. Back Again - Parachute (Marked Sections)
09. McSwain Guitar Workshop (Mulitplier Time)
Can be done on Medium - Dirty Little Secret - All-American Rejects.
10. You Had Me - Joss Stone (Marked Sections)
Can be done on Medium

Bass
01. A Million Ways - OK Go (Up-strums)
Can be done on Medium.
01. Let's Dance - David Bowie (Notes)
Must be done on Expert.
02. Believe - Bravery The Bravery (Intro)
Can Be done on Expert
02. ABC - The Jackson 5 (Note Streak)
Can be done on Medium
03. Dirty Little Secret - The All-American Rejects (Up-strums)
Can be done on Medium.
03. Santa Monica (Watch the World Die) - Everclear (Green Notes)
Must be done on Hard.
04. Whip It - Devo (Star Power Score)
Can be done on Medium.
04. Steal My Kisses - Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals (Streak)
04. Schecter's Got Swag (Score)*
05. Black Cat - Janet Jackson
Can be done on Medium
05. BC Rich in Tokyo (Streak)*
07. Take a Picture - Filter (4XCombo Time)
Can probably be done on Easy. (Confirmed on Medium)
07. Getting In With Ernie Ball (Streak)
Can be done on Medium - Dirty Little Secret - All-American Rejects.
08. Like Whoa - Aly & AJ (4XCombo Time)
Can be done on Medium.
09. Kids - Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue (Up-Strums)
Can be done on Medium.
10. Na´ve - The Kooks (Notes)

Vocals
01. Hang Me Up to Dry - Cold War Kids (Points)
01. Bring Me to Life - Evanescence (4X Multiplyer Time)
Can be done on Easy.
01. Audio-Technica Sponsor Challenge (Star Power points)
02. So Yesterday - Hilary Duff (Score)
02. Our Lips Are Sealed - The Go-Go's (Crowd)
03. Wannabe - Spice Girls (Streak)
04. Love Story - Taylor Swift (Star Power)
Can be done on Medium
05. Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison (Streak)
Can be done on Easy.
05. She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5 (Score)
06. Paralyzer - Finger Eleven (4x Mulitplyer)
Can de done on Easy
06. I Want You to Want Me (Live) - Cheap Trick (Score)
07. Don't Speak - No Doubt (Score)
Very comfortable on Hard. (Got it half way through)
07. Y.M.C.A. - Village People (Marked Sections)
Can be done on Easy.
08. Picture to Burn - Taylor Swift (Star Power Score)
08. You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift (Streak)
09. Just a Girl - No Doubt (Score)
Can be done on Hard
10. Gasoline - The Airborne Toxic Event (Streak)
Can be done on Easy.
11. American Pie - Don McLean (Score)
Scraped through on Hard with a guitarist feeding extra star power. :woop:

Drums
02. I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye (Toms)
Can be done on Expert with No Fail
03. Bad Reputation - Joan Jett (Kicks)
Can be done on Expert with No Fail and Auto-Kick
04. Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones (Streak)
04. You're a Hit With Zildjian (Notes)*
05. Ocean Avenue - Yellowcard (Score)
05. Sugar, We're Goin Down - Fall Out Boy (Kicks)
Can be done on Expert with No Fail and Auto-Kick
05. Pork Pie...Still Tasty (Mulitplier)
Can be done on Easy.
06. The Adventure - Angels & Airwaves (Streak)
06. Win a TMA Kit by Nailing First Place (Star Power Score)*
07. Fascination - Alphabeat (Star Power)
Can be done on Easy.
08. Rio - Duran Duran (4x Combo Time)
Can be done on Easy.
08. Getting Ahead (Snares)
Can be done on Expert with No Fail.

Band
01. Happy Together - The Turtles (Score)
Must be 4 player band.
01. Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison (Score)
Must be 4 player band.
02. Rock Star - N.E.R.D. (Star Power Score)
03. If You Could Only See - Tonic (Score)
03. Take What You Take - Lily Allen (Score)
04. Take Back the City - Snow Patrol (Note Streak)
05. Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae (2X Band Multiplier Time)
2 Players on Medium.
06. Warwick Avenue - Duffy (Score)
06. Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves (Streak)
07. Angels of the Silences - Counting Crows (Star Power Score)
07. Turn Off the Light - Nelly Furtado (Score)
08. Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas (Streak)
09. Lifeline - Papa Roach (Star Power Banked)
10. The Impression That I Get - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (2x Band Mulitplier Time)
Can be done with 2 guitarists on Easy.
11. You Are A Band Hero Superstar! (Score)

*Can't remember how I did it but probably on Medium.

DJ Satan UK
04-18-2010, 07:45 PM
I've finished with this game now so probably won't be updating. But if you see any mistakes or want to add updates just post here and message me and I will update it. :woop:

MaxPayne1080
05-03-2010, 02:12 AM
Nice list thanks! I was just going to look for one and then I saw yours. Good tips on the auto kick and no fail for drums too, I didn't even think about that.

Hokie92
05-03-2010, 04:45 AM
on some of the drum challenges you say you can use no fail and auto kick which disable achievements. . .

MaxPayne1080
05-05-2010, 12:01 AM
on some of the drum challenges you say you can use no fail and auto kick which disable achievements. . .

Really? That sucks... but it's good to know before I start going for this

rrushn
05-17-2010, 08:25 PM
on some of the drum challenges you say you can use no fail and auto kick which disable achievements. . .

I really doubt they disable cheevos. If a 'harder' game (they're both easy though) like GH5 allows those cheats, why wouldn't BH ?

MaxPayne1080
06-08-2010, 10:13 PM
I was thinking the same thing. I haven't gotten around to trying it but I figure a "Achievements Disabled" message of sort would pop up if I enter a cheat so I guess I will try it and find out.

Aki2403
06-09-2010, 05:44 PM
I was thinking the same thing. I haven't gotten around to trying it but I figure a "Achievements Disabled" message of sort would pop up if I enter a cheat so I guess I will try it and find out.

The no fail cheat brings up a message saying something about cheats disabling achievements. So yeah, I think it'd warn you if the one you were using would disable them.

DJ Satan UK
06-10-2010, 01:04 AM
on some of the drum challenges you say you can use no fail and auto kick which disable achievements. . .
They don't disable offline achievements. I used them for several achievements, including the challenges listed above.

They only disable achievements where you have to play online against another player.

Killswitch9000
07-10-2010, 02:47 AM
you've got "L.E.S Artistes - Santigold" under guitar challenges as "must be done on hard". In hard this song only has 659 notes which will only get you platinum. If you want diamond this must be done on expert!

For Big Country - In a Big Country you've also got "must be done on hard". There are not enough notes in the solo sections on hard to get diamond, only platinum. If you want diamond you must do it on expert.

Same deal on Dashboard Confessional - Hands Down. Hard will only get you platinum, you must do expert to get diamond.

Similarly for KT Tunstall - Black Horse and the Cherry Tree, medium will only get you platinum. For diamond you must do hard or expert.

Now for bass challenges:

For OK Go - A Million Ways, medium as you recommended will only get you platinum. You need to do it on at least hard to get diamond.

For All-American Rejects - Dirty Little Secret, hard will only get you platinum. You must do expert to get diamond.

For Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals - Steal My Kisses, medium will only get you platinum. You will need to do it on at least hard (expert?) to get diamond.

For Janet Jackson - Black Cat, medium will only get you platinum as the song only has 443 notes. You must play on at least hard (expert?) to get diamond.

I can confirm Filter - Take A Picture (and all the other challenges to hold a 4x multiplier for a certain length of time) can easily be done on easy for diamond.

For Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue - Kids, you can easily get diamond on hard as there are 1015 notes.

For The Kooks - Naive, you can only get platinum on hard (there are only 325 notes). To get diamond you must play on expert.

For 3 Doors Down - When I'm Gone, you can only get platinum on hard (not enought notes in the solo for diamond). To get diamond you must play expert.

freeleeday
10-15-2010, 02:29 PM
you've got "L.E.S Artistes - Santigold" under guitar challenges as "must be done on hard". In hard this song only has 659 notes which will only get you platinum. If you want diamond this must be done on expert!

For Big Country - In a Big Country you've also got "must be done on hard". There are not enough notes in the solo sections on hard to get diamond, only platinum. If you want diamond you must do it on expert.

Same deal on Dashboard Confessional - Hands Down. Hard will only get you platinum, you must do expert to get diamond.

Similarly for KT Tunstall - Black Horse and the Cherry Tree, medium will only get you platinum. For diamond you must do hard or expert.

Now for bass challenges:

For OK Go - A Million Ways, medium as you recommended will only get you platinum. You need to do it on at least hard to get diamond.

For All-American Rejects - Dirty Little Secret, hard will only get you platinum. You must do expert to get diamond.

For Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals - Steal My Kisses, medium will only get you platinum. You will need to do it on at least hard (expert?) to get diamond.

For Janet Jackson - Black Cat, medium will only get you platinum as the song only has 443 notes. You must play on at least hard (expert?) to get diamond.

I can confirm Filter - Take A Picture (and all the other challenges to hold a 4x multiplier for a certain length of time) can easily be done on easy for diamond.

For Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue - Kids, you can easily get diamond on hard as there are 1015 notes.

For The Kooks - Naive, you can only get platinum on hard (there are only 325 notes). To get diamond you must play on expert.

For 3 Doors Down - When I'm Gone, you can only get platinum on hard (not enought notes in the solo for diamond). To get diamond you must play expert.

I understood this guide to be just to get the achievement the easiest way possible. To get it you have to just have 50 challenges at platinum or diamond. You don't have to diamond all of them. That would be why he put the easiest difficulty you could get platinum on and just be done with it.

batteredbrick
10-21-2010, 10:09 PM
Great list i think i'll be using this later.

tyder21
10-24-2010, 06:46 PM
Thank you for this guide! It will totally help me out when doing this later.

Lord Chabelo
12-01-2010, 08:25 PM
AWESOME GUIDE!
Thanks for the effort!

Lord Chabelo
12-07-2010, 10:54 PM
I can confirm that Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones (Streak) has to be done on Medium since on easy the FC is 353 and the platinum star challenge is a 400 note streak

Lord Chabelo
12-21-2010, 05:06 PM
Are these challenges like the Guitar Hero 5 challenges where if you do an individual instrument challenge you can have another non-challenge instrument on beginner feeding you star power?

Toams07
06-12-2011, 09:27 AM
I hate those challenges.
I've got nearly every bass/guitar challenge at platinum/diamond but there aren't 50 of those and I suck at drumming/singing