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theshieguy
10-27-2010, 10:27 PM
Achievement Guide

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See these two posts for the complete Road Map:

Post #1 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showpost.php?p=3902622&postcount=230)

Post #2 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showpost.php?p=3902625&postcount=231)

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPncc6Y=.jpg Tune Up - Calibrate your audio/video setup for the optimal Rock Band 3 experience. 4:gsicon:

Upon starting Rock Band 3 for the first time, you will have the option of calibrating your audio/video setup with the game. If you skip this option, you can calibrate your settings from the main menu. Press Start>Options>System Settings>Calibration

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UP-qIl0=.jpg Self-Made Dude or Lady - Create a Character. 5:gsicon:

This is a very simple task to complete. From the main menu, select Customize>Create Character. Once you have created your character, the achievement will unlock. Please remember, once you have saved your character’s body type, height, skin tone, etc. it CANNOT be changed.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UP4K2s4=.jpg Best. Name. Ever. - Rename your band. 5:gsicon:

From the main menu, select Customize>Customize Band>Edit Band Name

Enter a name for your band and the achievement will unlock after you have changed the name.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPoO6uo=.jpg Well Connected - Connect your Rock Band 3 Band with rockband.com at http://www.rockband.com (http://www.rockband.com/). 6:gsicon:


*This achievement appears to be glitchy for some players*

For this achievement, you will need a computer with internet access and an internet connection to connect to Xbox Live. From the main menu, press Start>Options>Extras>Account Linking Code. Write down your unique code and enter it at rockband.com by clicking the “enter code” option from the website’s main page along with you Xbox Live gamertag. You will then have to create a rockband.com profile if you do not already have one. The achievement will unlock after your account has been uploaded to Rock Band's Rock Central servers and you have started the game up connected to Xbox Live.

If you have a previously created rockband.com account that had a Rock Band 2 manual code applied to it, you will only need to "unlink" your old Rock Band 2 code and "link" your Rock Band 3 game code to the same account. If you are having trouble trying to link your code to an account, try "unlinking" and "relinking" on the Rock Band website. Creating an additional account and attempting to link your code to the newer account may also work. Please be aware that your account data (goals completed, most played instrument, number of fans, etc.) may be up to date on the website, but the Rock Central game servers may not immediately update to your Xbox Live account. Try plugging in an Xbox 360 controller if you have issues trying to unlock this achievement with other instrument controllers.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPwr03s=.jpg You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Maintain overdrive for 60 seconds. 20:gsicon:

For this achievement there must be a constant 2X or higher overdrive multiplier active for at least 60 consecutive seconds. This achievement will most likely unlock while playing with at least one other player. When playing in a band with other players, be sure that at least one player is in overdrive (this is easily done if all players can hit band overdrive unison bonuses). Coordinate with bandmates and take turns deploying overdrive if necessary. This achievement can also be obtained in solo play.

If you have exported Rock Band 1’s songs, “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” is the easiest way to get this on guitar or bass (any difficulty). Deploy your overdrive once your bar is completely full (about 10 seconds after you hit the second set of overdrive notes) and keep a maximum multiplier in the first 2 minutes of the song.

For drummers, "Wanted Dead or Alive" from RB1 is easy to get 60+ seconds on drums. Simply skip the first overdrive activation to fill your bar 3/4 and then immediately use overdrive during the second OD activation. If you are interested in purchasing a downloaded song to unlock this achievement, "The Kill" by 30 Seconds to Mars or "Sorry" by Guns N' Roses will easily net you this achievement on any instrument (both songs are 160 Microsoft Points each).

This achievement will unlock at the end of the song selected. If you are having trouble keeping track of the time, you can select the goal from the Career section of the game and a counter will keep track of your overdrive time while you play the song. From the main menu: Career>My Goals>Rock Band>Overdrive>You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet. After selecting the goal, choose the song that you want to play.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UP3LK+g=.jpg Millionaire Club - Get 1,000,000 on one song. 25:gsicon:

This achievement is easily unlocked while playing with at least 2 other players. Make sure that everyone hits as many overdrive notes as possible. As long as all band members can complete unison bonuses and deploy overdrive at the same, this achievement should be no problem. Try playing an 8 or 9-minute song in a band (like "Freebird" or "Green Grass and High Tides" from Rock Band 1's export ) if you are having trouble with this achievement.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPpIyaQ=.jpg Rock Band Master - 5 Star on Medium (or 3 Star on a higher difficulty) any 50 Rock Band 3 songs. 25:gsicon:

This is a very straightforward achievement. Play 50 Rock Band 3 songs and score 5 stars on Medium difficulty or 3+ stars on Hard or Expert difficulty. To check your progress, from the main menu select Career>My Goals>Rock Band>Band Song Progress>Rock Band 3 Medium Master. Press :xbut: (or the blue button on guitar controllers) to check the songs that have been completed. The achievement will unlock once 50 songs have been 5-starred.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPuoMTc=.jpgRock Band Legend - 5 Star every song in Rock Band 3 on Hard. 30:gsicon:

*See Rock Band Immortal*

To check progress, from the main menu: Career>My Goals>Band Song Progress>5* Rock Band 3 Hard

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPmJOII=.jpg Rock Band Immortal - 5 Star every song in Rock Band 3 on Expert. 50:gsicon:

There are 83 songs on-disc that you must 5-star on Expert difficulty to unlock this achievement. The 5-star score can be combined among all instrument scores (guitar, bass, drums, vocals and keyboard). To see your progress, from the main menu: Career>My Goals>Rock Band>Epic Rock Band 3>Rock Band Master.

Each song that has been 5-starred will have a check next to its name. The achievement will unlock once all 83 songs have been 5-starred on Expert. This can be earned in Quickplay or in Road Challenges.

*This achievement counts the final band score for each song. The final band score will be the same as an individual score when playing solo. When playing with additional players, your individual score does not matter. As long as your final band score is a 5-star Expert score, that song will count toward this achievement*

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPhpwBE=.jpg Alex's Luggage Combination - Beat a Rock Band 3 score of 12,345,678. 30:gsicon:

Don’t be fooled by the achievement description. You DO NOT have to score 12 million + points in one song. This achievement refers to your combined career score among all the instruments (guitar, bass, drums, vocals and keys). This achievement unlocks once your combined career score reaches 12, 345, 678+ points. To check your career progress, from the main menu: Career>My Goals>Rock Band>Epic Rock Band 3> Alex's Luggage Combination.

theshieguy
10-27-2010, 10:28 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPlv3ao=.jpg Hometown Threwdown - Complete the "Hometown Throwdown" Road Challenge. 20:gsicon:

Road challenge is a new mode in Rock Band 3 that replaces the old Band World Tour mode. To access Road Challenges, from the main menu: Play Now>Start A Road Challenge>Choose A Road Challenge. There are a total of 10 road challenges in Rock Band 3. Each road challenge contains a certain number of songs that are played in multi-song setlists. Spades are part of each challenge and they are awarded for the number of stars attained in each song played as well as specifc goals completed during each song for every setlist.

List of setlist goals:

All For One: Earn spades by achieving a high accuracy rate in each section of a song. The accuracy rate applies to all band members, so if one or more players misses too many notes, no spades bonus is earned and everyone must retry in the following song section.

Overdrive Chain: Earn spades by deploying your overdrive for as long as possible. Higher overdrive times equal higher spade bonuses. As long as one band member is in overdrive, the timer will continue to run.

Overdrive Overload: Earn spades by deploying overdrive as many times as possible.

Overdrive Streak: Earn spades by deploying a full bar of overdrive. A spades bonus is only awarded if you deploy a FULL bar of overdrive. Deploying it before the bar is full will not advance your bonus spades progress.

Share The Spotlight: Reach a target streak when you're in the spotlight to hand-off to the next player (if you are playing solo, you will be in the spotlight for an entire song). More note streaks maximize your bonus spades.


The goal of each challenge is to earn enough spades to earn fans that will eventually reward you with better transportation to unlock more road challenges. Each song can net you a maximum of 10 spades (1 spade for each star earned in each song and 1-5 spades for your goal completion progress throughout a song).

Custom challenges can be changed to fit your setlist wants (Rock Band 3 songs only, DLC only, etc.) This is a great way to easily complete any DLC or instrument-specific achievements. Once you select a custom challenge, just press the BACK http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/back.png button on your controller to change or completely reset the setlist filters. For random setlists, the top of the screen will tell you what songs have been randomly chosen. So you can select a set or back out to the setlist choices and keep choosing a setlist until you get the song(s) you need to play for achievements.


The Hometown Threwdown challenge contains three 2-song setlists for a total of 60 maximum spades. The highest challenge reward requires 55/60 spades earned.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPiPJTk=.jpg Real Nor'easter - Complete "The Wicked Awesome Tour". 20:gsicon:

*See "Hometown Threwdown"* This is the third challenge to complete. There are a total of 9 songs. The highest challenge reward requires 80/90 spades earned. This achievement will unlock after the challenge has been completed.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UP1S0ic=.jpg Hell Defrosted - Win all rewards on the "Hell Freezes Over" Road Challenge. 25:gsicon:

*See "Hometown Threwdown"* This is the fourth challenge to complete. There are a total of 12 songs. The highest challenge reward requires 110/120 spades earned to unlock this achievement.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPsxyPg=.jpg Wilderness Survival - Complete the "Through the Wilderness, Eh?" Road Challenge. 20:gsicon:

*See "Hometown Threwdown"* This is the fifth challenge to complete. There are a total of 6 songs. The highest challenge reward requires 55/60 spades earned. This achievement will unlock after the challenge has been completed.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPyyKrQ=.jpg Major Mileage - Get 90 or more spades on "The Long Drive South" Road Challenge. 25:gsicon:

*See "Hometown Threwdown"* This is the seventh challenge to complete. There are a total of 12 songs. To unlock this achievement, you must earn 90 spades out of a possible 120.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPkQwU0=.jpg Party Animal - Completed the "Total Debauchery" Road Challenge. 20:gsicon:

*See "Hometown Threwdown"* This is the eighth challenge to complete. There are a total of 9 songs. The highest challenge reward requires 80/90 spades earned. This achievement will unlock after the challenge has been completed.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UP6TIwE=.jpg The Connoisseur's Connoisseur - Get 90 or more spades on "The European Connoisseur" Road Challenge. 25:gsicon:

*See "Hometown Threwdown"* This is the ninth challenge to complete. There are a total of 12 songs. The highest challenge reward requires 110/120 spades earned.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPjwOd4=.jpg Mile High Club - Complete the "Really Frequent Flyers" Road Challenge. 25:gsicon:

*See "Hometown Threwdown" and "Ultimate Road Warrior"*

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UP34EvQ=.jpgUltimate Road Warrior - Win all awards on the "Really Frequent Flyers" Road Challenge. 30:gsicon:

This is the final road challenge. There are a total of 20 songs to complete. To unlock The "Ultimate Road Warrior" achievement, you will have to earn 180 spades out of a possible 200. "Mile High Club" will unlock after this road challenge has been completed.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPm6AZ4=.jpg HOPO-cidal Maniac - Kill 53,596 Hammer-ons and Pull-offs. 25:gsicon:

The description suggests that bass AND guitar HOPOs will count toward this, but this achievement can ONLY be unlocked while playing guitar. Also, this achievement counts Hammer-ons and Pull-offs that are NOT strummed. Rock Band Network trial songs and Practice mode notes do NOT count. Songs played must be completed for HOPOs to count. Rock Band 3 disc songs, exports and downloadable songs all count toward this achievement. However, songs played online DO NOT count toward this achievement. "HOPO-cidal Maniac" will unlock once you finish the song that totals your cumulative HOPO count to 53, 597+. To check your progress, from the main menu: Career>My Goals>Guitar>Epic Guitar Goals (First icon in the second column).

Check THIS (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=273583) thread for a complete list of songs that will make this achievement easier to unlock.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPha+Q0=.jpg Bleeding Fingers - Get 85% on all Guitar Solos in Rock Band 3 on Hard or Expert. 30:gsicon:

There are a total of 37 Rock Band 3 songs that have guitar solos. At least one solo in each of these songs must be finished with a percentage of 85% or higher. The average Rock Band player should be able to complete at least half of the 37 songs on Expert difficulty without much trouble. For any songs that present a challenge on Expert, drop down to Hard difficulty to get the 85% needed. To check your song progress, from the main menu: Career>My Goals>Guitar>Guitar Solo Goals (the icon with the two guitars and the blue background on the second row)

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPt97QM=.jpg Guitar Perfectionist - Get 100% accuracy on Expert Guitar. 25:gsicon:

This achievement may be confusing to some. You must get a 100% accuracy score on any song on Expert difficulty. Unlike previous versions of Rock Band, over strumming will cancel this achievement, since the percentage is based on your accuracy and not your final song score. So it is possible to have a 100% score with over strums but not 100% accuracy. Simply play a song on guitar on expert difficulty and don't make any mistakes.

"Low Rider" is the easiest Rock Band 3 song to get a 100% accuracy score on guitar. There are no chords to play (only single notes, including some orange notes). If you exported Rock Band 1’s setlist, warm-up difficulty songs like “Say It Ain’t So” and “Maps” are easy to get 100% on. Free downloadable songs like “Charlene (I’m Right Behind You)” and “Still Alive” are also to easy 100%.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPqdFZA=.jpg Guitar Apprentice - 5 Star on Easy Guitar (or 3 Star on a higher difficulty) any 25 Rock Band 3 songs. 20:gsicon:

This is very simple. 5-star any 25 songs on the Rock Band 3 disc on Easy difficulty or 3+ star on Medium, Hard or Expert. The achievement will unlock once you complete the 25th song.

theshieguy
10-27-2010, 10:28 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPwY6mc=.jpg Bass Streaker - Get a streak of 500 notes on Bass. 10:gsicon:

Most players will unlock this achievement naturally while playing through the game. If you are having trouble with this achievement, try to choose a song with lots of bass notes. This can be completed on any difficulty.

Some suggestions on Expert difficulty:

Du Hast
Everybody Wants To Rule the World
I Wanna Be Sedated
The Look
Promised Land (free to download in the Rock Band Music Store)

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UP4549I=.jpg Most Authentic Strummer - Hit 100% of the notes, only strumming up, on Hard Bass. 10:gsicon:

This is easy to complete by playing “Charlene (I’m Right Behind You)” on bass. The song is free to download in the Rock Band Music Store. This achievement also unlocks on Expert difficulty. Remember, you must UP-strum all of the notes. Strumming in any Big Rock Endings may cancel the achievement, so avoid hitting Big Rock Endings notes altogether. "Imagine," "Du Hast" and "I Love Rock N' Roll" are also easy Rock Band 3 disc songs on bass. If you are having trouble with this achievement, check to make sure that your guitar's strum bar is not registering any extra/down strummed notes.

*This achievement can also be unlocked by down strumming while in Lefty Mode (use a mirror if necessary)*

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPg8izU=.jpgBass Apprentice - 5 Starred on Easy Bass (or 3 Starred on a higher difficulty) 25 Rock Band 3 songs. 20:gsicon:

This is very simple. 5-star any 25 Rock Band 3 disc songs on Easy difficulty or 3+ star on Medium, Hard or Expert. The achievement will unlock once you complete the 25th song.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UP-ZG0E=.jpg Drum Roll, Please! - Nail a drum roll. 10:gsicon:

A drum roll in Rock Band 3 is a highlighted tube of notes that are grouped together. Anyone who has played Guitar Hero on drums will probably be familiar with this. Drum rolls only appear on Expert difficulty and this achievement CANNOT be unlocked on Pro drums.

Below is a list of all disc songs with drum rolls in them. The parenthesis indicate how many drums rolls are in each song and the sections where they can be found in practice mode:

* 25 or 6 to 4 (1--Ending)
*Beast and the Harlot (4--Intro A, Bridge~2 drum rolls, Outro)
*Bohemian Rhapsody (1--Verse 1)
*Caught In a Mosh (1--Bridge)
*Cold As Ice (2--Chorus 1, Bridge)
*Foolin' (2--Verse 1, Chorus 1)
*I Feel Good (1--Bridge)
*Lasso (1--Chorus 1a)
*Llama (5--GTR Solo C)
*Low Rider (4--Intro, Chorus 2, Chorus 3, Chorus 4)
*Roundabout (2--Bridge B, Guitar Break)
*Space Oddity (2--Bridge 1, Bridge 2)
*Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before (2--Outro)
*Walking on the Sun (1--Intro)

If you are having trouble with this achievement, turn on No-Fail mode and try to hit the drum roll at the beginning of "Walking on the Sun." Restart the song as many times as you need to until you successfully hit the drum roll. Let the song finish and the achievement will unlock at the score display screen. You can also try hitting the drum roll at the very beginning of "Low Rider."

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPp78Lg=.jpg Fastest Feet - Hit 90% of the Kick notes in a song on Hard Drums. 15:gsicon:

This is easy to complete by playing “Charlene (I’m Right Behind You).” The achievement CAN be unlocked if you choose to save your overdrive for the entire song. Have someone press the bass pedal notes, if getting 90% of the kicks is a problem. "Fastest Feet" can also be unlocked by playing on Expert difficulty.

*This achievement CANNOT be unlocked on Pro drums*

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPubCCs=.jpgDrums Apprentice - 5 Star on Easy Drums (or 3 Star on a higher difficulty) any 25 Rock Band 3 songs. 20:gsicon:

This is very simple. 5-star any 25 Rock Band 3 disc songs on Easy difficulty or 3+ star on Medium, Hard or Expert. The achievement will unlock once you complete the 25th song.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPkj+FE=.jpgKeys Streaker - Get a streak of 350 notes on Keys. 15:gsicon:

This achievement can ONLY be unlocked with a keyboard controller. Play the keys part on a song on any difficulty and get a 350 note streak. The achievement will unlock at the end of the song. If you play a song on keys with a guitar and get a 350+ note streak, the achievement will unlock if you switch to a keyboard controller and finish another song with the keyboard peripheral. If you are having trouble with this achievement, try playing "Antibodies" on Pro Keys Easy difficulty.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPsC8eQ=.jpg Keys Apprentice - 5 Star on Easy Keys (or 3 Star on a higher difficulty) any 25 Rock Band 3 songs. 20:gsicon:

Songs for this achievement can be played with a guitar controller or a keyboard controller but it can only be UNLOCKED with a keyboard controller. 5-star any 25 Rock Band 3 disc songs on Easy difficulty or 3+ star on Medium, Hard or Expert. The achievement will unlock once you complete the 25th song with a keyboard. If you play all 25 songs with a guitar on keys, simply replay one of the 25 songs with a keyboard controller and the achievement will unlock at the end of the song.

*This achievement DOES NOT stack with the "Pro Keys Apprentice" achievement*

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPriCXc=.jpg Pro Bass Apprentice - 5 Star on Easy Pro Bass (or 3 Star on a higher difficulty) any 25 Rock Band 3 songs. 20:gsicon:

This achievement requires a Pro guitar controller. 5-star any 25 Rock Band 3 disc songs in Pro mode on Easy difficulty or 3+ star on Medium, Hard or Expert. The achievement will unlock once you complete the 25th song. Try playing songs with additional players for a higher individual score if you have trouble with this.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UP9A4o4=.jpg Drum Trainer Initiate - Complete the introductory Pro Drum Trainer lessons. 15:gsicon:

From the main menu, go to: Training>Learn An Instrument>Pro Drums>Easy Lessons

For this achievement and “Drum Trainer Graduate,” you will need a Rock Band 3 drum set or you will have to buy the Pro cymbals expansion for a Rock Band 2 or a Beatles Rock Band drum set. This achievement CANNOT be unlocked with a Rock Band 1 drum set.

There are 3 sections of lessons that must be completed:
*Introduction To The Kit (5 lessons)
*Basic Beats (5 lessons)
*Basic Fills (10 lessons)

These lessons must be done at full speed with no overhits. After the last lesson is completed, the achievement will unlock.

*See “Drum Trainer Graduate”*

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UP6gGh0=.jpg Drum Trainer Graduate - Complete the final Pro Drum Trainer lessons. 30:gsicon:

Again, this achievement requires a Rock Band 2 model drum set and the Pro cymbals expansion. This achievement CANNOT be unlocked with a Rock Band 1 drum set. From the main menu, go to: Training>Learn An Instrument>Pro Drums>Expert Lessons. There are 3 sections of lessons that must be completed:

*Advanced Techniques (22 lessons)
*Advanced Beats (40 lessons)
*Advanced Fills (15 lessons)

Anyone familiar with “Tre’s Greatest Hits” from Green Day: Rock Band can breath a sigh of relief. These beats should be fairly easy for most players. There are a few tricky beats to master, but nothing too impossible. If you are having trouble with any lessons, try slowing down the speed of the track to figure out how to play the beat at full speed. You can also assign a friend to do the bass pedal parts for you.

Once all expert lessons have been completed at 100%, the achievement will unlock.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPyBE6g=.jpgPlay a Real Guitar Already! - Play "The Hardest Button to Button" on Pro Guitar. 15:gsicon:

This achievement requires a Pro guitar controller. From the main menu: Career>My Goals>Pro Guitar>Introducing Pro Guitar>First Real Song. This can be completed on any difficulty and No-fail mode can also be used. The achievement will unlock at the end of the song.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPt367Y=.jpg Pro Guitar to the Max - Max out your Score Multiplier meter on Pro Guitar. 15:gsicon:

This achievement requires a Pro guitar controller. For this achievement, you must earn a 40+ note streak during a song; difficulty does not matter. Most players should earn this achievement while playing songs to unlock Pro Guitar Aprentice. If you are having trouble, try playing "The Hardest Button To Button" on Easy difficulty. If you need help keeping track of your note streak, simply play in the Goals section. From the main menu: Career>My Goals>Pro Guitar>General Pro Guitar Goals>Pro Guitar To The Max.

theshieguy
10-27-2010, 10:29 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPqXEyU=.jpgPower Chords - Complete the "Power Chords" lessons in the Pro Guitar trainer. 15:gsicon:

*See Pro Keys Graduate*

From the main menu, go to: Training>Learn An Instrument>Pro Guitar>Medium Lessons>Power Chords. There are a total of 8 lessons that must be completed. The pause method used in Pro Keys Graduate can also be used for Pro Guitar lessons. Remember, ONLY the first run of a lesson will count using this method. So be sure to press left and right on the d-pad to reset the lesson if you make a mistake.

Fender Mustang players
If you are right-handed, try to strum each note with your thumb and keep your strumming hand as close as you can to the STARThttp://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/start.png and BACKhttp://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/back.png section of the guitar. Once you strum each note, IMMEDIATELY use your pinky finger to pause the game. Make sure that your pinky finger is ALWAYS hovering over the START button before and after each note that you play. This will take a little getting used to. If you are left-handed, try pausing with your thumb and use your index finger to strum. This may feel awkward in either case and assigning a friend to press START for you is recommended.

Fender Squire players
You will need an extra person to pause the game between notes for you on your Xbox MIDI adapter. You can also try pausing with your foot if that doesn't seem awkward.


Below is a list of the chords that must be played for each lesson. This may look VERY intimidating, but it is pretty simple to understand. The numbers have been written to help players understand what must be played if the in-game instructions don't seem clear enough to follow.

The first number is the fret number (the number found on the top and at the bottom of the guitar). The second number is the string number within that fret that must be held (1 being the first string from the top and 6 being the last string). If there is a plus (+) then the fret numbers "added together" must be played at the same time. The third number (following the equal [=] sign) is the string that must be strummed to register the individual note or chord. Each set of notes that must be played is separated by an asterisk.

Lesson 1 (strum all on the first string):
*2-2 *2-2 *2-2 *2-2

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--2---2---2---2--
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Lesson 2 (strum all on the third string):
*2-3 *2-3 *2-3 *2-3

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--2---2---2---2--
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Lesson 3 (strum all on the first string):
*5-1+7-2 *5-1+7-2 *5-1+7-2 *5-1+7-2 *3-1+5-2 *3-1+5-2 *3-1+5-2 *3-1+5-2

--5---5---5---5----3--3---3--3-
--7---7---7---7----5--5---5--5-
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Lesson 4 (strum all on the second string):
*1-2+3-3 *1-2+3-3 *3-2+5-3 *3-2+5-3

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---1----1----3---3--
---3----3----5---5--
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Lesson 5:
*3-1+5-2=1 *3-1+5-2=1 *3-1+5-2=1 *3-1+5-2=1 *5-2+7-3=2 *5-2+7-3=2 *3-2+5-3=2 *3-2+5-3=2

--3---3---3---3---------------------
--5---5---5---5----5---5---3---3--
---------------------7---7---5---5--
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Lesson 6:
*2-4+4-2=1 *2-4+4-2=1 *2-1=1 *4-2=2 *2-2=2 *2-2+4-3=2 *2-2+4-3=2 *2-2=2 *4-2=2 *4-2=2

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--4---4-----4---2---2---2---2--4---4--
----------------------4---4--------------
--2---2----------------------------------
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Lesson 7 (strum all on the first string)--open notes have a "0" next to them(only strum the string indicated after the asterisk "*"):
*first string *3-1+3-2=1 *first string *first string *3-1+3-2=1 *first string *first string *3-1+3-2=1 *first string *first string *3-1+3-2=1 *first string *1-1+1-2=1

--0---3---0----0---3---0-----0---3---0----0---3---0----1--
------3-------------3--------------3-------------3--------1--
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Lesson 8 (blue notes are open notes--first and second strings must be strummed...strum the first string to register both strings):
*3-1+5-2=1 *5-+7-2=1 *first string *first string *first string *3-1+5-2=1 *5-+7-2=1 *first string *first string *first string

--3-------0--0--0--0---3------0--0--0--
--5---5-----------------5---5------------
------7----------------------7------------
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After all 8 lessons have been completed at 100%, the achievement will unlock.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPi2GpA=.jpgComplex Chords - Complete the "More Chord Holding and Arpeggiation" Pro Guitar lessons. 25:gsicon:

*See Power Chords*

From the main menu, go to: Training>Learn An Instrument>Pro Guitar>Expert Lessons>More Chord Holding and Arpeggiation. There are a total of 5 lessons that must be completed. Below are two lists of notes. One list is chords-only for players who have learned how to read the individual notes between each chord. The second list is a list of all notes for each lesson:

Chords Only
Lesson 1: *2-3+2-4+2-5=2
Lesson 2: *1-5+2-3+3-2=2 *1-5+2-3+2-4=2 *1-1+1-5+1-6+3-2+3-3=1 *2-2+3-1+3-6=1
Lesson 3: *2-4+2-6+3-5=3 *2-2+3-1+3-5=1 *2-4+2-6+3-5=3 *2-2+3-1+3-5=1
Lesson 4: *1-6+2-4+3-5=3
Lesson 5: *3-1+4-4+5-2+5-3=1 *3-2+5-3+5-4+5-5=2 *5-2+7-3+7-4+7-5=2

All Notes (all chords BOLDED)
Lesson 1: *2-3+2-4+2-5=2 *2-3 *2-4 *2-3 *2-5 *2-4 *2-3 *second string *3-5 *2-4 *2-3 *2-5 *2-4 *2-3 *fifth string *2-4 *second string *2-3 *2-4 *2-3 *2-5 *2-4 *2-3 *second string *3-5 *2-4 *2-3 *2-5 *2-4 *2-3 *fifth string *2-4

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--2-----------------0-------------------0---------------0---------------------
--2---2---2------2--------2------2-------2---2------2--------2------2------
--2-----2------2--------2------2-----2-----2------2--------2------2------2-
-------------2--------3------2------0------------2--------3------2-----0----
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Lesson 2:*1-5+2-3+3-2=2 *2-3 *fourth string *1-5 *sixth string *1-5 fourth string *2-3 *3-2 *1-5+2-3+2-4=2 *2-3 *2-4 *1-5 *sixth string *1-5 *2-4 *2-3 *second string *1-1+1-5+1-6+3-2+3-3=1 *3-2 *3-3 *2-4 *1-6 *1-5 *2-4 *3-3 *3-2 *2-2+3-1+3-6=1 *2-2 *third string *fourth string *3-6 *fifth string *fourth string *third string *2-2

----------------------------------------------1----------------------3-------------------
--3----------------3----------------------0--3--3---------------3--2--2--------------2-
--2--------------2----2--2-------------2----3-----3----------3----------0---------0---
-----0---------0------2----2---------2---------------2------2--------------0----0-----
--1----1----1---------1------1----1---------1------------1--------------------0-------
----------0----------------------0------------1---------1-----------3---------3---------

Lesson 3: *2-4+2-6+3-5=3 *2-4 *2-4 *3-5 *2-4 *3-6 *2-6 *3-5 *2-4 *2-2+3-1+3-5=1 *fourth string *3-5 *2-2 *fourth string *3-5 *3-2 *3-5 *2-4+2-6+3-5=3 *2-4 *3-5 *2-4 *3-6 *2-6 *3-5 *2-4 *2-2+3-1+3-5=1 *fourth string *3-5 *2-2 * fourth string *3-5 *3-2 *3-5

Lesson 4: *1-6+2-4+3-5=3 *3-5 *2-4 *1-6 *3-5 *2-4 *3-5 third string *3-5 *2-3 *1-6 *second string *3-2 *2-3 *third string *3-5 *2-4 *1-6 *3-5 *2-4 *3-5 *third string *3-5 *2-4 *1-6 *second string *3-2 *2-3

Lesson 5: *3-1+4-4+5-2+5-3=1 *3-2 *5-3 *3-2 *4-4 *5-3 *5-2 *5-3 *3-1 *5-2 *5-3 *5-2 *4-4 *5-3 *5-2 *5-3 *3-2+5-3+5-4+5-5=2 *5-3 *5-4 * 5-3 *5-5 *5-4 *5-3 *5-4 *5-2+7-3+7-4+7-5=2 *7-3 *7-4 *7-3 *7-5 *7-4 *7-3 *7-4

This achievement will take quite a while for most players to finish. If you have learned the game's Pro guitar notation and can play and pause consistently without making mistakes or over strumming, this will take at least one hour to do. After all 5 lessons have been completed at 100%, the achievement will unlock.

theshieguy
10-27-2010, 10:30 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPlW4gM=.jpgPro Guitar Apprentice - 5 Star on Easy Pro Guitar (or 3 Star on a higher difficulty) any 25 Rock Band 3 songs. 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif

This achievement requires a Pro guitar controller. 5-star any 25 songs Rock Band 3 disc songs in Pro mode on Easy difficulty or 3+ star on Medium, Hard or Expert. The achievement will unlock once you complete the 25th song. Try playing songs with additional players for a higher individual score if you have trouble with this.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPz0Cfo=.jpgPro Keyboardist - Hit at least 90% of the notes in 3 songs on Expert Pro Keys. 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif

This achievement requires a keyboard controller. Score a 90% or higher in Pro keys mode in 3 songs on Expert difficulty. This is not a difficult achievement but it will take some time to unlock for most players. Here are a few songs that are easy to get a 90%+ score on:

*Devo—Whip It: This song consists of 2 sets of the same notes with one variation near the end. The track shifts between the two sets of notes, so be aware of your hand position and this song should not be a problem.

*INXS—Need You Tonight: This is, without question, the easiest song on keys in Rock Band 3. The entire song on Pro keys is one chord played over and over. This will be the easiest of the three songs needed for this achievement.

*Warren Zevon—Werewolves of London: For most of this song, you will be playing a set of eight two-note chords over and over. Extra notes will show up in the song a few times. But as long as you can consistently hit the eight chords over and over, you should have no problem scoring above a 90%. If the chords are giving you trouble, you can try playing the song using both of your index fingers or play one note of the chords and assign a second person to press the second note for all the chords on the keyboard.

*Slipknot—Before I Forget: This song's chart does not shift, but compared to the simplicity of the other three songs listed, some players may find this song's keys chart very frustrating to play. The notes span from one end of the keyboard to the other, so practice is recommended.

"Pro Keyboardist" will unlock at the end of the third song that you complete with a 90%+ score. To check your progress, from the main menu: Career>My Goals>Pro Keyboard>General Pro Keyboard Goals>90% Expert Pro Keys.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UP0U8Wk=.jpg Pro Keys Graduate - Complete the final Pro Keys trainers. 25:gsicon:

This achievement requires a keyboard controller. To find the Pro keys trainer, from the main menu: Training>Learn An Instrument>Pro Keys>Expert Lessons. There are 4 sections of lessons that must be completed:

*Advanced Scales (4 lessons)
*Popular 4-Note Chords (6 lessons)
*Advanced Moving Within Chords (7 lessons)
*Advanced Techniques (3 lessons)

This achievement will DEFINITELY be an annoyance for most players. Even experienced keyboardists might have a little trouble with the Pro keys trainer. Rock Band 3 offers helpful tips at the top of the screen for each lesson, but there isn't a visual reference for hand placement. So Pro keys will take some getting used to for novice keyboardists.

As complicated and intimidating as many of the Expert lessons look, there is a VERY easy way to complete all of these lessons. Simply start up one of the Expert lessons and IMMEDIATELY pause the game after hitting the first note of the lesson. When you are ready, un-pause the game, hit the following note (or chord) and quickly pause the game again. When you hit each note just before pausing, the game registers that note as being hit, so you will achieve a 100% rating for all the lessons as long as you pause and un-pause the game after playing each note. Be sure to play each lesson one note at a time to make things easy for yourself.

Only the first run of each lesson counts when doing this method. So, if you make a mistake, be sure to press left or right on the D-pad to re-select the lesson you were playing (to ensure that your 100% score gets counted toward the achievement). Some notes may need to be played a few times to register, so just pause and un-pause until you see the note gem disappear. For note chords, pause and un-pause the game as many times as you need to to figure out which notes need to be played for that chord.

This will take about 2-3 hours to complete solo and about 1-2 hours if you can get a friend to help with some of the more challenging 4-note chords.


Forum poster SK L4xX has made a video to show the simplicity of this method:

YouTube - Rock Band 3 Pro Keys Graduate Achievement Guide/Trick

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPgv418=.jpgPro Keys to the Max - Max out your Score Multiplier meter on Pro Keys. 15:gsicon:

This achievement requires a keyboard controller. Pick any song with a Pro key part and achieve a 30+ note streak. This achievement should unlock naturally while playing Pro Keys for the "Pro Keys Apprentice" achievement. If you are having trouble getting this achievement, turn on the No Fail option and play "Whip It" on Expert Pro Keys. Hit enough notes at the beginning of the song to get a 4X multiplier and let the song finish once you max out the multiplier. The achievement will unlock once the score screen is displayed.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UP81+Nw=.jpg Pro Keys Apprentice - 5 Star on Easy Pro Keys (or 3 Star on a higher difficulty) any 25 Rock Band 3 songs. 20:gsicon:

This achievement requires a keyboard controller. 5-star any 25 songs Rock Band 3 disc songs in Pro mode on Easy difficulty or 3 + star on Medium, Hard or Expert. The achievement will unlock once you complete the 25th song.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UP7VAE8=.jpg Triple Awesome - Get a Triple Awesome while playing with Vocal Harmonies. 10:gsicon:

*Please remember that vocal harmonies can ONLY be done locally. You CANNOT complete vocal harmonies with other players online*

You will need at least 2 microphones for this achievement. The achievement can be completed on any difficulty using any downloadable songs, Rock Band 3 songs or Green Day: Rock Band songs with 3-part harmonies. For most players, the easiest song to sing will probably be "Rock Lobster." Try to get at least one person locally to help you with this if possible.

At the very beginning of "Rock Lobster," there are two easy triple harmony phrases that can be hit. The backing "ewwww" vocals must be sung with two microphones for both harmony parts to register before singing the blue lead vocals. There are triple harmonies throughout the song, so you should have no problem getting at least one triple awesome by the end. If you are having trouble with "Rock Lobster," you can restart from the beginning and try to hit the first two triple harmonies until you get them. No fail mode can also be turned on from the options menu if you are worried about failing out of the song before it ends. No fail will not cancel out the achievement.

“Centerfold” is also an easy song to get triple harmonies with. The song’s second verse has two easy harmony phrases, the chorus after verse 3 has an easy harmony phrase as well and there is also one phrase near the end of the song that’s possible to hit (it’s a little more difficult to hit than the other three but doable). After the song break (just after “one, two, three, four”), there is a phrase “my blood runs cold” with 3 harmony parts in it. After the song that you have chosen has ended, if you have hit at least one triple awesome, the achievement will unlock.

theshieguy
10-27-2010, 10:30 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UP3yFEE=.jpg Is This Just Fantasy? - Hit all triple awesomes in "Bohemian Rhapsody" on Medium or a higher difficulty. 25:gsicon:

*Please remember that vocal harmonies can ONLY be done locally. You CANNOT complete vocal harmonies with other players online*

For this achievement, you WILL need 3 microphones. There are a total of 32 triple harmony phrases that must be sung perfectly in one single run of "Bohemian Rhapsody." If you miss any triple harmony phrases, you must restart the song to unlock the achievement. If you have two friends, you can assign each of them to sing a harmony part for this song. If you want to try this solo, you can sync up the two extra microphones with a vocal recording of the backing harmony parts and sing the lead vocals of the song. You can also use two sets of speakers for all three vocal parts.

Forum posters Shelton and RyRobo have been generous enough to share their vocal recordings that were created for this song so that everyone can get this achievement. Check the YouTube video below and click the annotation link for the Version 2 video (try to use external speakers for this if possible--be sure not to put the speakers too close to each other):

YouTube - Is This Just Fantasy? Rock Band 3 Achievement/Trophy One Player (READ DESCRIPTION)


This video is a recording that will sing the Yellow and Brown vocal tracks. For the Blue vocal track, download this file below:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BX644FQT

You can either play that file on another computer or on a CD/mp3 speaker. Place a microphone in front of each speaker and sync the Blue track up with the song by pausing just after the fourth cymbal count (1*2*3*4). Depending on the speed of your stereo/computer, you may have to pause on the first second of the first note's sound. You will play the Blue track at this spot with the VERY beginning of the Youtube video so that all three vocal parts can be synced together.

When you select "Bohemian Rhapsody," be sure to select HARMONIES and Medium difficulty. Play both vocal recordings when you reach the beginning of first phrase of the song. This may take a few tries to master for some, but it should not be a problem once you get the hang of it. When you get to the phrase "Doesn't really matter to me" just after "Any way the wind blows" in the Intro A section of the song, you will have to sing the Blue vocal part (the recording will not register completely to achieve an AWESOME rating).

Once that is done, just sit back and let the song play. If you have any issues with a random phrase not getting a triple harmony, try playing the song again until you get the achievement.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPwS7NI=.jpg Vocals Showmanship - Deploy overdrive four times in a single song as a vocalist. 10:gsicon:

This achievement is very easy to unlock. Play any song on vocals and use your overdrive four times before the song ends. For most players, this achievement will naturally unlock while playing vocals.

This can also be unlocked while singing harmonies. *See “Triple Awesome”*

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UP+sARM=.jpg Tambourine Master - Hit 100% of the notes in a percussion section. 10:gsicon:

Percussion notes are the round notes that scroll by on-screen during certain sections of select songs. The easiest song to get this achievement in would be “Charlene (I’m Right Behind You).” Hit all of the percussion notes near the end of the song by either tapping your microphone with the notes you see on-screen or by pressing the :abut: button on your Xbox controller. The achievement will unlock after the song is finished. This can be completed on any difficulty.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UP2NCKY=.jpg Vocal Virtuoso - Earn an Awesome rating on at least 90% of the phrases in 6 songs on Hard Vocals. 15:gsicon:

Choose 6 songs that you are familiar with and get at least a 90% score. This can be unlocked by playing exported songs, downloaded songs or Rock Band 3 disc songs. This will also unlock if you play 6 songs on Expert difficulty.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPxt8DU=.jpg Vocal Apprentice - 5 Star on Easy Vocals (or 3 Star on a higher difficulty) any 25 Rock Band 3 songs. 20:gsicon:

This is very simple. 5-star any 25 songs Rock Band 3 disc songs on Easy difficulty or 3+ star on Medium, Hard or Expert. The achievement will unlock once you complete the 25th song.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPnPG8w=.jpgThe Endless Setlist III - Successfully complete "The Endless Setlist III!" 50:gsicon:

Unlike previous iterations of Rock Band, the Endless Setlist is available from the very beginning. To access this setlist, from the main menu: Career> My Goals>Rock Band>Epic Rock Band 3. It will be the second square in the row. This is one setlist of all 83 on-disc songs. There is no “Bladder of Steel Award” in Rock Band 3, so you will not be penalized for pausing the game. The setlist must be completed in its entirety in one sitting. If you choose to quit out to the main menu or the Xbox dashboard, the entire setlist must be restarted from the beginning. It will take 6 and a half to 7 hours to complete all 83 songs.

*This achievement can be unlocked with No-fail mode enabled. This can ONLY be unlocked from the Goals menu and Endless Setlist CANNOT be completed over Xbox Live*


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/+UVPyg==.jpg Downloader - Play a downloaded song. 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif
*See “The Perfect Drug”*

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/+2RGfw==.jpgMercurial Vocalist - Earn 5 stars on Vocals on a downloaded Queen song. 30http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif
*See “The Perfect Drug”*

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/-7+s2g==.jpg Live Free or Die - Beat all of the free downloadable songs for Rock Band. 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif
*See “The Perfect Drug”*

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/-l9USQ==.jpg Fistful of Awesome - Beat 5 downloaded songs. 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif
*See “The Perfect Drug”*

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/-sathg==.jpg Accountant's Dozen - Beat 12 downloaded songs. 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif
*See “The Perfect Drug”*

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/-H5d-A==.jpg Decent Collection - Beat 20 downloaded songs. 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif
*See “The Perfect Drug”*

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/-Z6lbw==.jpg I Want It All - Play a downloaded Queen song. 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif
*See “The Perfect Drug”*
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/-rmxYQ==.jpgShameless Self-Promotion - Download and play three songs from a band that has Harmonix team members in it. 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif
*See “The Perfect Drug”*

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/-1lJ8g==.jpg Just Another Band Out of Boston - 5 Star any Boston song. 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif
*See “The Perfect Drug”*

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/-yZVFQ==.jpg Face Melter - Melt faces by beating any three '80s Metal songs. 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif
*See “The Perfect Drug”*

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/-OekMw==.jpgDave Grohl Band - Beat 5 songs from any band that has had Dave Grohl as a member. 30http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif
*See “The Perfect Drug”*

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/+oS+7A==.jpgThe Perfect Drug - Get a 200 note streak on "The Perfect Drug". 30http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif
See THIS (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=278869) thread for details about all 12 DLC achievements.

NathAttack
10-27-2010, 11:23 PM
Lasso has a drum roll mechanic in it too, I believe its Chorus 1.

Now, off the record, as a big fan of Rock Band 3 -- Make sure this guide is DAMN good. So sick of seeing games I love being given disappointing guides by people who only care about getting their name on it. Don't do that to me. ;)

RealistIdealist
10-27-2010, 11:30 PM
Pro Keyboardist - Do INXS's "Need you tonight" It's the same 3 notes about 20 or so times. Also "Whip It" is pretty easy except it scrolls and "Before I Forget" is pretty easy and never scrolls sideways.

theshieguy
10-27-2010, 11:46 PM
Lasso has a drum roll mechanic in it too, I believe its Chorus 1.

Now, off the record, as a big fan of Rock Band 3 -- Make sure this guide is DAMN good. So sick of seeing games I love being given disappointing guides by people who only care about getting their name on it. Don't do that to me. ;)

I'm offically finished...for now (everything that I typed earlier :p). When I went through the drums songs, I stopped in the F-section, so I have a LONG way to go. Thank you for the Lasso mention. I LOVE that song. I'll be sure to add it to the list along with the practice section once I get to the L-songs.

And I am the LAST person looking for recognition. lol. A good amount of people got this game early, so I thought a guide was going up before Tuesday. I wrote out a lot of the above just playing in case someone didn't already have the info here. So when we hit Tuesday night yesterday, and a guide still wasn't up, I decided to make one. There are some really easy and fun achievements in here, but some of the descriptions might be big time wasters for players (I'm looking at you 200 note streak on "The Perfect Drug"). I'm hope all my descriptions are helpful to you guys. :)

Pro Keyboardist - Do INXS's "Need you tonight" It's the same 3 notes about 20 or so times. Also "Whip It" is pretty easy except it scrolls and "Before I Forget" is pretty easy and never scrolls sideways.

I got my keyboard by UPS about an hour ago, so when I play later tonight I'll be sure to check those songs out on keys. Thanks. :)

ctsoxfan
10-28-2010, 12:31 AM
Thanks for a great guide.

One thing, I'm not sure what's up with the Boston achievement, but I got 5 stars on Foreplay/Long Time on medium guitar and the achievement did not unlock. Maybe that song doesn't count?

zI CHR1S Iz
10-28-2010, 12:32 AM
Nice job. I'm on your friends list and this is gonna help me out once I get the game. Thanks! :D

Tee!
10-28-2010, 01:12 AM
Dave Grohl isn't a member of Tenacious D, Garbage, or Nine Inch Nails but apparently the achievement still unlocks for those bands. Weird.

RealistIdealist
10-28-2010, 01:21 AM
Dave Grohl isn't a member of Tenacious D, Garbage, or Nine Inch Nails but apparently the achievement still unlocks for those bands. Weird.

I think they just mean for bands he at one time or another played for.

theshieguy
10-28-2010, 02:14 AM
Thanks for a great guide.

One thing, I'm not sure what's up with the Boston achievement, but I got 5 stars on Foreplay/Long Time on medium guitar and the achievement did not unlock. Maybe that song doesn't count?

I sang "Rock and Roll Band" on Expert vocals when I got the achievement, but "Foreplay/Long Time" WAS on the in-game list. That's why I included it. I tested "FP/LT" out on my offline account (medium vocals) and the "Just Another Band Out of Boston" achievement unlocked when the song was finished. So it DOES unlock when playing that song, but it might be vocals only. Try guitar on another Boston song. If it doesn't unlock, try singing one of the Boston songs. I'll have to double check this achievement with another offline account and update the guide if necessary.

D4B0MB1N4T10N
10-28-2010, 03:18 AM
I sang "Rock and Roll Band" on Expert vocals when I got the achievement, but "Foreplay/Long Time" WAS on the in-game list. That's why I included it. I tested "FP/LT" out on my offline account (medium vocals) and the "Just Another Band Out of Boston" achievement unlocked when the song was finished. So it DOES unlock when playing that song, but it might be vocals only. Try guitar on another Boston song. If it doesn't unlock, try singing one of the Boston songs. I'll have to double check this achievement with another offline account and update the guide if necessary.

heres something u may want to add for the "road map" portion.

for any multi-song challenges (like the 12 in a row), if u end song or quit out, it will save your progress for completed songs.

for example, i was doing one of the 12 song expert challenges, i quit after completing the first song of the 12, and i still had a checkmark beside the song for that challenge.

so, even tho it says unsaved progress will be lost yadda yadda yadda, it really wont be, it will only credit songs completed to that point.

RealistIdealist
10-28-2010, 03:49 AM
For "Bleeding fingers" I don't think you need to beat every solo in every single song, solos with more than one solo you're okay as long as you get 85% on one solo. So far my checklist has Free Bird and Been Caught Stealing checked when I didn't get 85% on every solo in that song but I got it on at least one. I'll let you know once I have the achievement for sure.

Shelton
10-28-2010, 04:27 AM
For "Bleeding fingers" I don't think you need to beat every solo in every single song, solos with more than one solo you're okay as long as you get 85% on one solo. So far my checklist has Free Bird and Been Caught Stealing checked when I didn't get 85% on every solo in that song but I got it on at least one. I'll let you know once I have the achievement for sure.
In "My Goals" I went to that goal and played Free Bird. It is as you said, it seems to count if you hit 85% on any solo. I definitely didn't get 85% on all of them and at the end it showed that I made progress on the goal. Also, I had the tick next to the song.

Great job on the guide TC. Keep up the good work.

*Btw, Free Bird has an absolute shitload of hammer-ons/pull-offs.

muzykalscorpio
10-28-2010, 04:47 AM
I wish I had posted when I saw it unlock, so I had a little more information, but here we go -

Does anyone know if you can unlock "Keys" achievements via Guitar?

After unlocking the Rock Band Master achievement (something about 5*'ing 50 RB3 songs on Medium, or 3*'ing them on a higher difficulty), it unlocked this "Keys on Guitar" thing. I didn't really read it too clearly, since most of the unlockables have been aesthetics, but that one is sticking out now.

When I pick songs now, I can choose Guitar - Bass - or *Keys*. I'm just wondering if this can be used to unlock achievements normally requiring the keyboard? Mind you, I haven't bothered to check / test / see if these are actually harder or more difficult than using the actual keyboard, but...

If this is viable / possible, I dunno... that could save tons of money for a lot of people? ((I really should be trying to test it myself before posing this theory, but all of the related achievements take time - about as much time as it took me to get to this point, even.))

theshieguy
10-28-2010, 04:51 AM
heres something u may want to add for the "road map" portion.

for any multi-song challenges (like the 12 in a row), if u end song or quit out, it will save your progress for completed songs.

for example, i was doing one of the 12 song expert challenges, i quit after completing the first song of the 12, and i still had a checkmark beside the song for that challenge.

so, even tho it says unsaved progress will be lost yadda yadda yadda, it really wont be, it will only credit songs completed to that point.

I THINK I know what you're talking about...

I am aware of that (the game auto saves for challenges and quickplay setlists). I'm not sure if auto save also applies to Endless Setlist, since it didn't in past games. I guess I'll find out soon enough. :p

For "Bleeding fingers" I don't think you need to beat every solo in every single song, solos with more than one solo you're okay as long as you get 85% on one solo. So far my checklist has Free Bird and Been Caught Stealing checked when I didn't get 85% on every solo in that song but I got it on at least one. I'll let you know once I have the achievement for sure.

I had to drop down to Hard for "Been Caught Stealing" solo. That song is so tiring on Expert guitar. Oddly enough, I was able to do the bass chart on Expert without much trouble. :confused:

In "My Goals" I went to that goal and played Free Bird. It is as you said, it seems to count if you hit 85% on any solo. I definitely didn't get 85% on all of them and at the end it showed that I made progress on the goal. Also, I had the tick next to the song.

Great job on the guide TC. Keep up the good work.

*Btw, Free Bird has an absolute shitload of hammer-ons/pull-offs.


I could've sworn I played one song with 2 solos and it didn't give me the check when I 100% one of the two solos. I'll be sure to change that. Thanks guys. As for "Free Bird," I have no doubt that the outro solo has a ridiculous amount of HOPOs (I'm waiting to play that song last out of the 83). But I wanted to wait until I had some first-hand experience with it, just in case I needed to post a disclaimer--like "this song's last solo will be very challenging for most players" or something like that. Songs have to be finished for the HOPOs to count and the worst thing in the world would be failing out of a 9+ minute song at the very end of it. :p

And I'm not sure if you guys can believe this, but this is actually the first guide I've ever made. :o I've been checking this site for a few years now, so I have some idea of how descriptions are written out. But it honestly didn't look like anything of substance until I added the achievement pictures to all of them. There's still more info to be added...

theshieguy
10-28-2010, 05:06 AM
I wish I had posted when I saw it unlock, so I had a little more information, but here we go -

Does anyone know if you can unlock "Keys" achievements via Guitar?

After unlocking the Rock Band Master achievement (something about 5*'ing 50 RB3 songs on Medium, or 3*'ing them on a higher difficulty), it unlocked this "Keys on Guitar" thing. I didn't really read it too clearly, since most of the unlockables have been aesthetics, but that one is sticking out now.

When I pick songs now, I can choose Guitar - Bass - or *Keys*. I'm just wondering if this can be used to unlock achievements normally requiring the keyboard? Mind you, I haven't bothered to check / test / see if these are actually harder or more difficult than using the actual keyboard, but...

If this is viable / possible, I dunno... that could save tons of money for a lot of people? ((I really should be trying to test it myself before posing this theory, but all of the related achievements take time - about as much time as it took me to get to this point, even.))

The 350 keys note streak HAS to be done with a keyboard controller. But other than the Pro key achievements, if you already have keys for guitar unlocked or if you enable "All Instruments Mode" in the Start menu, you can play using a guitar to unlock keyboard achievements (like 5-star 25 songs on keys).

Playing keys in regular mode with a keyboard is basically like playing with the Rock Band solo guitar buttons...except the buttons are bigger. I honestly like playing keys parts more with the guitar in regular mode than with the keyboard. But I am warming up to the keyboard controller in Pro mode. I'm about one or two songs from hitting 50 out of 83 5-star scores. So if I get the on-screen message about keys on guitar once I unlock the "Rock Band Master" achievement, I'll be sure to make a note of it. :)

D4B0MB1N4T10N
10-28-2010, 05:38 AM
[QUOTE=theshieguy;3671132]I THINK I know what you're talking about...

I am aware of that (the game auto saves for challenges and quickplay setlists). I'm not sure if auto save also applies to Endless Setlist, since it didn't in past games. I guess I'll find out soon enough. :p


yeah, re-reading it now, i probably could have worded it better, but it seems you figured it out anyways. and i was in a rush to get to my friends place for a bit :p (for more RB3 obviously...)

for endless setlist, does it state in one sitting? it does for the Lego RB one, "complete all the songs in LRB in one sitting."
i would think that it does not auto-save for endless setlist, like you thought as well, becasue, again, the point is to do it in one sitting.

cuz i noticed there are other goals that simply state beat every song in such and such game, and thats just at some point you would unlock it.

TwistedFate
10-28-2010, 11:32 AM
for endless setlist, does it state in one sitting? it does for the Lego RB one, "complete all the songs in LRB in one sitting."
i would think that it does not auto-save for endless setlist, like you thought as well, becasue, again, the point is to do it in one sitting.

Auto-saving and an achievement are not mutually exclusive. It can save as you go and still require you to do it in one setting to get the achievement.

NoThru22
10-28-2010, 03:07 PM
You need to note that Fastest Feet and Drum Roll Please can only be unlocked on drums and not pro drums.

Also, Lasso has a drum roll.

dalton32389
10-28-2010, 04:47 PM
may be a glitch but i unlocked the 350 note streak achievement while playing easy pro keys. i did a terrible job and definitely didn't get a 350 note streak but it popped anyway.

seabassmonster
10-28-2010, 11:44 PM
You might wanna make a note that dlc songs work for the HOPO-cidal maniac achievement. I'm gonna make a list of dlc/rb1&2 songs w/ lots of HOPOs that are relatively easy to milk:
My Name Is Jonas
Joker & the Thief
Laid to Rest
The Metal
Tribute
Feels Like the First Time (decent amount in the solo)
Cherub Rock
Wanted Dead or Alive

These are just a few ideas and as there are thousands of songs available, some songs might not be listed. I may update every now and then.

institutions
10-29-2010, 01:44 AM
Looks good so far.

Llama by Phish has a few drum rolls in it. I don't know if they're exclusive to certain difficulties but I saw them on Expert Pro Drums.

Tee!
10-29-2010, 04:24 AM
You might wanna make a note that dlc songs work for the HOPO-cidal maniac achievement.
I'm gonna sound like a dick but...why wouldn't they?

Anyway, for the Guitar Perfectionist achievement you stated that over-strumming would still net you the achievement and in the past Rock Band games that has been true, but this one is a little different because your "accuracy" must be 100%. It is possible to get 100% notes hit while having 99% accuracy because of an over-strum or two.

xtreme2252
10-29-2010, 08:35 AM
stupid Perfect Drug achievement. I almost FC'd it on guitar and wtf'd when i didn't get the achievement. They should have specified drums.

Shelton
10-29-2010, 09:04 AM
For "Triple Awesome", Rock Lobster is by far the easiest. I did it by myself, got a triple awesome after 5 seconds. The "ewwww" part is both orange and brown, so it is dead easy. Also, there are so many chances throughout the song, it would be hard not to get it...

ccnz
10-29-2010, 01:39 PM
thank you for the guide! :)

Dan2102
10-30-2010, 12:51 AM
For "Triple Awesome", Rock Lobster is by far the easiest. I did it by myself, got a triple awesome after 5 seconds. The "ewwww" part is both orange and brown, so it is dead easy. Also, there is so many chances throughout the song, it would be hard not to get it...

Did you need to use 1 or 2 mics? I vaguely remember the harmony achievements in TBRB not actually needing more than 1 mic if you were quick enough to pull it off.

Shelton
10-30-2010, 01:54 AM
Did you need to use 1 or 2 mics? I vaguely remember the harmony achievements in TBRB not actually needing more than 1 mic if you were quick enough to pull it off.
You can get triple awesomes using one mic, but it is difficult. I tried it straight up, because I couldn't be bothered connecting another mic, but I couldn't quite get 3 at a time.

In the first part of Rock Lobster, the "ewww" is orange and brown, but with a single mic it only picks up one of them. You need to see all 3 colours to attempt it with one mic. I'm sure it is possible if you keep trying, but a million times easier just to use a second mic.

Treewaller
10-30-2010, 02:20 AM
I sang "Rock and Roll Band" on Expert vocals when I got the achievement, but "Foreplay/Long Time" WAS on the in-game list. That's why I included it. I tested "FP/LT" out on my offline account (medium vocals) and the "Just Another Band Out of Boston" achievement unlocked when the song was finished. So it DOES unlock when playing that song, but it might be vocals only. Try guitar on another Boston song. If it doesn't unlock, try singing one of the Boston songs. I'll have to double check this achievement with another offline account and update the guide if necessary.

Foreplay didn't work for me either. I have a hunch that Foreplay will only work if you have other Boston songs as well.

toolshuggah
10-30-2010, 02:39 AM
I just wanted to reply and say the foreplay/long time song did NOT work for me either.
You will need to have at least 1 downloaded Boston song from the marketplace. That should be clarified.

NathAttack
10-30-2010, 04:12 AM
It's a crime not to have More Than A Feeling in your library anyway... ;)

theshieguy
10-30-2010, 05:30 AM
Okay. I updated the "Pro Keyboardist" description yesterday and I'm still working on the 25 songs on Pro Keys (I need to know if that achievement stacks with the regular keys or not). I'm also still working on the drum rolls list. I have "Lasso" written out, so it just needs to be added (I know it looks like I skipped it with "Low Rider" on the list). The road challenges descriptions are also finished and will be updated Saturday evening.

For "Triple Awesome", Rock Lobster is by far the easiest. I did it by myself, got a triple awesome after 5 seconds. The "ewwww" part is both orange and brown, so it is dead easy. Also, there are so many chances throughout the song, it would be hard not to get it...

A 3-minute song that most people know the words to ("Centerfold") vs a 5-minute song that is probably awkward to sing for novice RB singers...even with the SUPER easy phrases ("Rock Lobster"). Which one sounds like it'll get the achievement unlocked faster? :p I plan on adding honorable mentions to that later on. But thanks for mentioning it.

Did you need to use 1 or 2 mics? I vaguely remember the harmony achievements in TBRB not actually needing more than 1 mic if you were quick enough to pull it off.

You can get triple awesomes using one mic, but it is difficult. I tried it straight up, because I couldn't be bothered connecting another mic, but I couldn't quite get 3 at a time.

In the first part of Rock Lobster, the "ewww" is orange and brown, but with a single mic it only picks up one of them. You need to see all 3 colours to attempt it with one mic. I'm sure it is possible if you keep trying, but a million times easier just to use a second mic.

Yes. You need at least 2 mics for "Rock Lobster." The combined 2-part vocals will only pick up one voice instead of the two needed to make it a triple awesome after singing the third harmony part. So the highest harmony bonus you can hit is a double harmony with the "ewwww" bits.

I sang "Rock and Roll Band" on Expert vocals when I got the achievement, but "Foreplay/Long Time" WAS on the in-game list. That's why I included it. I tested "FP/LT" out on my offline account (medium vocals) and the "Just Another Band Out of Boston" achievement unlocked when the song was finished. So it DOES unlock when playing that song, but it might be vocals only. Try guitar on another Boston song. If it doesn't unlock, try singing one of the Boston songs. I'll have to double check this achievement with another offline account and update the guide if necessary.

Foreplay didn't work for me either. I have a hunch that Foreplay will only work if you have other Boston songs as well.

Number of Boston songs you have? Which instrument did you play the song on? And what difficulty did you play on? These are things that are helpful. ;)

I just wanted to reply and say the foreplay/long time song did NOT work for me either.
You will need to have at least 1 downloaded Boston song from the marketplace. That should be clarified.

I can't clarify anything if you guys don't give me info to work with. :rolleyes: See my questions above this quote. I don't know if it's a vocals only issue (since both of my tests were on vox), or if it has something to do with having additional Boston songs downloaded (since I have RB1 exported along with the Boston 6-pack). "It didn't work" doesn't tell me anything. "I tried singing 'Forplay/Longtime' AND playing the song on guitar...I don't have any of the Boston DLC" is a different story.

I'm not trying to sound like an asshole, but I need specifics to go on for all of these if you guys have issues. I can't read minds, so I don't know if you guys have DLC or not, what instruments and difficulty you play, etc. And in a game with at least 4 instruments that can be used to unlock achievements, "It didn't work" is about as helpful as saying "I unlocked it." Neither phrase tells me the specifics behind why an achievement did or DIDN'T unlock. However, if multiple people post that they tried vocals or any other instrument without having any Boston DLC downloaded, I would have something to clarify. ;)

Shelton
10-30-2010, 06:32 AM
A 3-minute song that most people know the words to ("Centerfold") vs a 5-minute song that is probably awkward to sing for novice RB singers...even with the SUPER easy phrases ("Rock Lobster"). Which one sounds like it'll get the achievement unlocked faster? :p I plan on adding honorable mentions to that later on. But thanks for mentioning it.
I tried Centrefold first, granted by myself, and couldn't get the triple awesome. All I'm saying is, if you don't have a friend around to sing with you, you can get the "Triple Awesome" achievement on Rock Lobster with ease. You can hit a triple harmony within 5 seconds of the song starting, whereas in Centrefold, you need to wait till the middle of the song. If you miss in Centrefold, you maybe have one or two more shots at it until you need to restart. In Rock Lobster, nearly every phrase has a triple harmony.

Dan2102
10-30-2010, 02:52 PM
You can get triple awesomes using one mic, but it is difficult. I tried it straight up, because I couldn't be bothered connecting another mic, but I couldn't quite get 3 at a time.

In the first part of Rock Lobster, the "ewww" is orange and brown, but with a single mic it only picks up one of them. You need to see all 3 colours to attempt it with one mic. I'm sure it is possible if you keep trying, but a million times easier just to use a second mic.

Well I only have 1 mic so that achievement is out of the question for me.

To the OP. You might want to add that "Drum Roll, Please!" can be unlocked if you just stick no fail mode on and hit only the drum roll. Just unlocked it doing "Low Rider" as it had one right at the start and I'm no where near good enough to beat any song on expert.

Emo185
10-30-2010, 03:02 PM
Thanks for a great guide.

One thing, I'm not sure what's up with the Boston achievement, but I got 5 stars on Foreplay/Long Time on medium guitar and the achievement did not unlock. Maybe that song doesn't count?

Same here I just played it twice on hard and no achievement unlocked.

sadfez
10-30-2010, 06:55 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/-1lJ8g==.jpg Just Another Band Out of Boston - 5 Star any Boston song. 15G

This achievement can be completed on any difficulty with any instrument. The following songs from Boston can be played:

Foreplay/Long Time
Hitch A Ride
More Than a Feeling
Peace of Mind
More than a Feeling
Rock and Roll Band
Smokin’
Something About You

YES, “Foreplay/Long Time” from Rock Band 1 CAN be used to unlock this achievement.


"Foreplay/LOng Time" doesnt work for me. 5 starred it several times without the achievement unlocking.


Edit: looks like im a bit late. (:

Mopey
10-30-2010, 07:04 PM
I've got something to make Road Challenges easier.
Maybe you can add this to your guide? I'm sure people will have less frustration in some Challenges.
Took that from my thead here (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=271842):

Start a Challenge
Choose a playlist with "Custom" in its title
Choose Filter in the Music Library
Reset all Filters
Choose any song you want, no matter what the Challenge mission was

WNxXPegasusX
10-30-2010, 09:49 PM
Achievement Guide

http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/9/2010/05/500x_rock_band_3.jpg

Rock Band 3 is FINALLY here and we’ve got a whole new batch of achievements to unlock along with 83 on-disc songs, new Pro instrument modes, vocal harmonies and more. Please remember, that all song-related achievements (5-start a song, score 100%, etc.) unlock AT THE END of a song. So if you play a song and fulfill the requirements for an achievement, it will unlock once the song has finished.


Also, this guide is still a work in progress. I'm trying to get the keyboard trainer lessons finished and I don’t plan on getting a Pro guitar until next year. So any helpful information regarding those achievements would be greatly appreciated. I also plan to write out a Roadmap once I have finished with all the achievement details below. Enjoy.!


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPncc6Y=.jpg Tune Up - Calibrate your audio/video setup for the optimal Rock Band 3 experience. 4G

Upon starting Rock Band 3 for the first time, you will have the option of calibrating your audio/video setup with the game. If you skip this option, you can calibrate your settings from the main menu. Press Start>Options>System Settings>Calibration

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UP-qIl0=.jpg Self-Made Dude or Lady - Create a Character. 5G

This is a very simple task to complete. From the main menu, select Customize>Create Character. Once you have created your character, the achievement will unlock. Please remember, once you have saved your character’s body type, height, skin tone, etc. it CANNOT be changed.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UP4K2s4=.jpg Best. Name. Ever. - Rename your band. 5G

From the main menu, select Customize>Customize Band>Edit Band Name

Enter a name for your band and the achievement will unlock after you have changed the name.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPoO6uo=.jpg Well Connected - Connect your Rock Band 3 Band with rockband.com at http://www.rockband.com (http://www.rockband.com/). 6G

For this achievement, you will need a computer with internet access. From the main menu, press Start>Options>Extras>Account Linking Code. Write down your unique code and enter it at rockband.com by clicking the “enter code” option from the website’s main page..

*This feature has not been made available yet*

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPwr03s=.jpg You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Maintain overdrive for 60 seconds. 20G

This achievement will most likely unlock while playing with at least one other player. It can also be unlocked in solo play. If you have exported Rock Band 1’s songs, “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” is the easiest way to get this. Deploy your overdrive once your bar is half full and keep a maximum multiplier in the first 2 minutes of the song. The achievement will unlock at the end of the song.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UP3LK+g=.jpg Millionaire Club - Get 1,000,000 on one song. 25G

This achievement is easily unlocked while playing with at least 2 other players. Make sure that everyone hits as many overdrive notes as possible. As long as all band members can deploy overdrive at the same, this achievement should be no problem.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPpIyaQ=.jpg Rock Band Master - 5 Star on Medium (or 3 Star on a higher difficulty) any 50 Rock Band 3 songs. 25G

This is a very straightforward achievement. Play 50 Rock Band 3 songs and score 5 stars on Medium difficulty or 3+ stars on Hard or Expert difficulty. To check your progress, from the main menu select Career>My Goals>Rock Band>Band Song Progress>Rock Band 3 Medium Master. Press :xbut: (or the blue button on guitar controllers) to check the songs that have been completed. The achievement will unlock once 50 songs have been 5-starred.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPuoMTc=.jpgRock Band Legend - 5 Star every song in Rock Band 3 on Hard. 30G

*See Rock Band Immortal*

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPmJOII=.jpg Rock Band Immortal - 5 Star every song in Rock Band 3 on Expert. 50G

There are 83 songs on-disc that you must 5-star on Expert difficulty to unlock this achievement. The 5-star score can be combined among all instrument scores (guitar, bass, drums, vocals and keyboard). To see your progress, from the main menu: Career>My Goals>Rock Band>Epic Rock Band 3>Rock Band Master.

Each song that has been 5-starred will have a check next to its name. The achievement will unlock once all 83 songs have been 5-starred on Expert.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPhpwBE=.jpg Alex's Luggage Combination - Beat a Rock Band 3 score of 12,345,678. 30G

Don’t be fooled by the achievement description. You DO NOT have to score 12 million + points in one song. This achievement refers to your combined career score among all the instruments (guitar, bass, drums, vocals and keys). This achievement unlocks once your combined career score reaches 12, 345, 678+ points. To check your career progress, from the main menu: Career>My Goals>Rock Band>Epic Rock Band 3> Alex's Luggage Combination

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPlv3ao=.jpg Hometown Threwdown - Complete the "Hometown Throwdown" Road Challenge. 20G


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPiPJTk=.jpg Real Nor'easter - Complete "The Wicked Awesome Tour". 20G


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UP1S0ic=.jpg Hell Defrosted - Win all rewards on the "Hell Freezes Over" Road Challenge. 25G

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPsxyPg=.jpg Wilderness Survival - Complete the "Through the Wilderness, Eh?" Road Challenge. 20G

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPyyKrQ=.jpg Major Mileage - Get 90 or more spades on "The Long Drive South" Road Challenge. 25G


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPkQwU0=.jpg Party Animal - Completed the "Total Debauchery" Road Challenge. 20G

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UP6TIwE=.jpg The Connoisseur's Connoisseur - Get 90 or more spades on "The European Connoisseur" Road Challenge. 25G

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPjwOd4=.jpg Mile High Club - Complete the "Really Frequent Flyers" Road Challenge. 25G

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UP34EvQ=.jpgUltimate Road Warrior - Win all awards on the "Really Frequent Flyers" Road Challenge. 30G


*All challenge details will be added soon*

thnaking you so much for your guide it has helped
me out a lot :) big thanks again

Sn1gaaaZ
10-30-2010, 10:29 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPsC8eQ=.jpg
Keys Apprentice - 5 Star on Easy Keys (or 3 Star on a higher difficulty) any 25 Rock Band 3 songs. 20G

This achievement can be unlocked with a guitar controller or a keyboard controller. 5-star any 25 Rock Band 3 disc songs on Easy difficulty or 3+ star on Medium, Hard or Expert. The achievement will unlock once you complete the 25th song.

I think you have to do this also with Keyboard ONLY. My Goals screen show me 33 songs 5 stars easy or 3 stars medium+. And all songs were from the Rock Band 3 disc, no downloadable or rb1/rb2 song. Or it just want unlock while connected to a keyboard which I don't have.

NoThru22
10-30-2010, 11:26 PM
You still didn't update the drums achievements and also you can get a triple awesome on Cold As Ice with two mics.

theshieguy
10-30-2010, 11:34 PM
Well I only have 1 mic so that achievement is out of the question for me.

To the OP. You might want to add that "Drum Roll, Please!" can be unlocked if you just stick no fail mode on and hit only the drum roll. Just unlocked it doing "Low Rider" as it had one right at the start and I'm no where near good enough to beat any song on expert.

All achievements can be unlocked while No-fail mode is enabled (this is especially useful for HOPOs in crazy-hard songs where the notes hit go toward "HOPO-cidal"). ;) I'll be testing out Endless setlist next week to see if that applies too. I couldn't really find ONE spot to mention that, so I'll have to add that info to the road map soon.

I've got something to make Road Challenges easier.
Maybe you can add this to your guide? I'm sure people will have less frustration in some Challenges.
Took that from my thead here (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=271842):

Start a Challenge
Choose a playlist with "Custom" in its title
Choose Filter in the Music Library
Reset all Filters
Choose any song you want, no matter what the Challenge mission was

I already have it written out. I just need to type it on my computer so that it can be added under the descriptions. And I actually typed out a similar description Tuesday evening:

All challenges with specific custom setlists (like a "Country Custom Setlist") can be changed to meet whatever criteria you need to finish other achievements (Rock Band 3 only, DLC only, etc). The fastest way to get through the achievements would be to work on the DLC achievements in challenges...or whichever ones you want to knock out first. Either way, it's best to start with challenge mode off the bat. And players can work on the RB3 song-related cheevos when the only setlist choices include RB3 songs and random setlists.

And one note about random setlists--when you select one, the top of the screen tells you what songs have been chosen. So you can select and back out of a set until you get the song(s) you need to play for achievements.

Yeah...that's just a little example. It comes across as a bit that belongs in a Road Map, but I think you guys can get an idea of the descriptions with the above.

I've been trying to get so much info collected and verified this week. I should've pasted that in the description until I got a chance to update it. I didn't think people would have that much trouble snooping around to see what the game restricted your songs to. Or in the case of that one thread from earlier today--Where can I find the challenges? :confused:

Also, the game letting you change the setlist is NOT a glitch. ;) It's a suggested setlist that the developers left open for customization. If you try to change the DLC-achievement setlists under My Goals, the game will not change the song listing because it does not meet the necessary criteria. If Harmonix wanted to make the Road challenges the same way, they would have. Instead we got a *nudge nudge* type of listing that can be changed if a player wants to.

Thanks for a great guide.

One thing, I'm not sure what's up with the Boston achievement, but I got 5 stars on Foreplay/Long Time on medium guitar and the achievement did not unlock. Maybe that song doesn't count?

Same here I just played it twice on hard and no achievement unlocked.

"Foreplay/LOng Time" doesnt work for me. 5 starred it several times without the achievement unlocking.


Edit: looks like im a bit late. (:

For the SECOND time, I need you guys to fill me in with the specifics:

Number of Boston songs you have? Which instrument did you play the song on? And what difficulty did you play on? These are things that are helpful. ;)

I can't clarify anything if you guys don't give me info to work with. :rolleyes: See my questions above. I don't know if it's a vocals only issue (since both of my tests were on vox), or if it has something to do with having additional Boston songs downloaded (since I have RB1 exported along with the Boston 6-pack). "It didn't work" doesn't tell me anything. "I tried singing 'Forplay/Longtime' AND playing the song on guitar...I don't have any of the Boston DLC" is a different story.

I'm not trying to sound like an asshole, but I need specifics to go on for all of these if you guys have issues. I can't read minds, so I don't know if you guys have DLC or not, what instruments and difficulty you play, etc. And in a game with at least 4 instruments that can be used to unlock achievements, "It didn't work" is about as helpful as saying "I unlocked it." Neither phrase tells me the specifics behind why an achievement did or DIDN'T unlock. However, if multiple people post that they tried vocals or any other instrument without having any Boston DLC downloaded, I would have something to clarify. ;)

I added a little disclaimer in the guide and everything, so I'll post in the biggest size possible:
If you have an issue with "Just Another Band Out Of Boston" NOT unlocking while playing "Foreplay/Long Time," please list the difficulty and instrument(s) you played on along with the number of downloaded Boston songs you own.

I'll update the description once you guys give me some concrete info to go on...

I think you have to do this also with Keyboard ONLY. My Goals screen show me 33 songs 5 stars easy or 3 stars medium+. And all songs were from the Rock Band 3 disc, no downloadable or rb1/rb2 song. Or it just want unlock while connected to a keyboard which I don't have.

Okay...you confused me. :confused: How many songs did you complete with 5 stars on easy? And were they all played on keys with a guitar controller (unlocked through All Instruments Mode)?


You still didn't update the drums achievements and also you can get a triple awesome on Cold As Ice with two mics.

Which drums achievements? The drum roll one? I thought that I updated it mentioning Pro drums Wednesday, since I tested it out the same day that I posted the guide...but apparently I didn't. I updated the "Fastest Feet" description this morning and I updated "Drum Roll, please" a few minutes ago. You guys REALLY need to get in the habit of listing specific achievement names if a certain description needs to be updated or mention which specific instruments are being played if you are having issues with unlocking achievements.

I'm not directing that at you NoThru, it's just a general mention to everyone. I just need you guys to understand where I'm coming from. "Drums achievements" doesn't tell me anything. "___ achievement didn't unlock for me" doesn't tell me anything. I need the SPECIFICS! Names of achievements, the instrument/difficulty/DLC count you have when issues arise and so on...

And I listed the two easiest songs to get a triple harmony on...not the ONLY songs that have triple harmonies. ;)

8 posts above what you typed (bolded and underlined):

A 3-minute song that most people know the words to ("Centerfold") vs a 5-minute song that is probably awkward to sing for novice RB singers...even with the SUPER easy phrases ("Rock Lobster"). Which one sounds like it'll get the achievement unlocked faster? :p I plan on adding honorable mentions to that later on. But thanks for mentioning it.

The challenges descriptions obviously need to be addressed first, and then I need to finish up a few more things with keys so that those can be updated. The complete drum roll list probably won't be done until sometime early next week, since I still have more than 50 songs to go through. If you guys are having issues (like "Just Another Band Out Of Boston") I need the specifics on why the achievement isn't unlocking so that the description can be updated with the proper info. :) I'm gonna keep singing the "SPECIFICS" song until it happens...

Sn1gaaaZ
10-31-2010, 12:08 AM
Okay...you confused me. :confused: How many songs did you complete with 5 stars on easy? And were they all played on keys with a guitar controller (unlocked through All Instruments Mode)?

I played them all on a guitar controller cause I have no keyboard. When I go to 'My Goals' -> Keyboard (Beginner) -> Easy Song Progress -> 5 Stars Easy Keys ["Earn 5 Stars on any 25 songs in Rock Band 3 on Easy Keys (or earn 3 Stars on a higher difficulty)"]. It shows me 25/25 Songs. And no, I don't have played them on All Instruments Mode.
So I have the apprehension that you probably can play keys with your guitar, and they were shown transparent in the My Goals menu, but you just need a keyboard connected that the keyboard specific chievos going to pop up. I mean it makes no sense if we can achieve Keyboard relevant achievements with our guitar.

theshieguy
10-31-2010, 12:36 AM
I played them all on a guitar controller cause I have no keyboard. When I go to 'My Goals' -> Keyboard (Beginner) -> Easy Song Progress -> 5 Stars Easy Keys ["Earn 5 Stars on any 25 songs in Rock Band 3 on Easy Keys (or earn 3 Stars on a higher difficulty)"]. It shows me 25/25 Songs. And no, I don't have played them on All Instruments Mode.
So I have the apprehension that you probably can play keys with your guitar, and they were shown transparent in the My Goals menu, but you just need a keyboard connected that the keyboard specific chievos going to pop up. I mean it makes no sense if we can achieve Keyboard relevant achievements with our guitar.

Did you unlock the ability to play keys with a guitar WITHOUT having to unlock it through All Instruments Mode? I think that MIGHT have something to do with it. I'm still trying to figure out EXACTLY how that unlocks. I'm not sure if getting the "Keys Apprentice" achievement requires a keyboard controller or not. I'm in the middle of discovering that info, so I'll have first-hand results some time next week and I'll update the guide once I have more to go on.

Sn1gaaaZ
10-31-2010, 12:58 AM
Did you unlock the ability to play keys with a guitar WITHOUT having to unlock it through All Instruments Mode? I think that MIGHT have something to do with it.
Right. It's not just the Keys Apprentice achievement, I have a few goals for keyboard (beginner) completed but everything shows transparent and the stats say I have 0 goals done. I'm sure you need a keyboard to unlock them.

D4B0MB1N4T10N
10-31-2010, 01:08 AM
i got the Boston achievement, here's what i did:

My Goals > Rock Band > Downloaded Song Goals > Just Another Band Out of Boston > More Than a Feeling

I had these Boston songs to choose from:
-Foreplay/ Longtime
-More Than a Feeling
-Peace of Mind
-Rock and Roll Band

I was also playing Expert Drums at the time. Hope that helps!

theshieguy
10-31-2010, 02:05 AM
Right. It's not just the Keys Apprentice achievement, I have a few goals for keyboard (beginner) completed but everything shows transparent and the stats say I have 0 goals done. I'm sure you need a keyboard to unlock them.

I'll have to check it next week and let you guys know if guitar can be used or not. Stay tuned...

i got the Boston achievement, here's what i did:

My Goals > Rock Band > Downloaded Song Goals > Just Another Band Out of Boston > More Than a Feeling

I had these Boston songs to choose from:
-Foreplay/ Longtime
-More Than a Feeling
-Peace of Mind
-Rock and Roll Band

I was also playing Expert Drums at the time. Hope that helps!

Thank you. Now I just need to get that info from the people who are having trouble unlocking it.

Also, I FINALLY added the challenge info. I was over the post limit in the first post, so the info has been posted in post #5 until I can re-work the order of all the descriptions tomorrow. Enjoy! :)

potterscrow
10-31-2010, 03:46 AM
I can't unlock the Boston achievement and I have no down loaded Boston songs. I have tried it twice to no avail.

KutleryKing
10-31-2010, 03:56 AM
Yeesh, the Live Free or Die achievement was terrible, only because of Headphones on.

The only good thing about that was that it was humorous to hear a male singer sound like a 12 year old girl, or Justin Bieber on a good day.

Treewaller
10-31-2010, 05:03 AM
You can't get Keys Apprentice with a guitar. It'll add the songs you've played on Guitar Keys to the goal's progress, but when you meet the required number of songs the goal won't be marked as completed and the achievement won't unlock.

I just hope this doesn't break the goal completely since it obviously shouldn't be counting Guitar Key songs.


PS: If you really want to test if Foreplay only works if you have other Boston songs, erase your Boston DLC, make a new profile, play Foreplay and see what happens.

theshieguy
10-31-2010, 09:08 AM
I can't unlock the Boston achievement and I have no down loaded Boston songs. I have tried it twice to no avail.

And this is a good start. :)

Yeesh, the Live Free or Die achievement was terrible, only because of Headphones on.

The only good thing about that was that it was humorous to hear a male singer sound like a 12 year old girl, or Justin Bieber on a good day.

*Facepalm*

Miranda Cosgrove is a girl. There is no male voice in that song. Learn to troll better? Read what you write before you post it? Check the artist name and album art in quickplay? I don't know how exactly to respond to a post like that. :confused:

You can't get Keys Apprentice with a guitar. It'll add the songs you've played on Guitar Keys to the goal's progress, but when you meet the required number of songs the goal won't be marked as completed and the achievement won't unlock.

I just hope this doesn't break the goal completely since it obviously shouldn't be counting Guitar Key songs.

There are so many variables to that achievement. I'm hoping I can finish testing it out to update the description by Monday or Tuesday. Do you need to have keys playable with a guitar unlocked? Does the achievement unlock if you are playing guitar for the 25 songs and play an extra song with a keyboard controller? It's so open-ended in interpretation...

PS: If you really want to test if Foreplay only works if you have other Boston songs, erase your Boston DLC, make a new profile, play Foreplay and see what happens.

With a handful of people having the same issue, I figured it'd be easier to add together all of their info and put 2+2 together (everyone not getting the achievement doesn't have any Boston dlc, it's only unlockable on a certain instrument, etc.) rather then going through the trouble of having to test "Foreplay/Long Time" with all four instruments myself. It would be one less thing that I have to do in the middle of trying to finish up achievement descriptions.

Didi Mau
10-31-2010, 09:34 AM
I was worried about the Endless Setlist III not unlocking if I did it on guitar because the game warns you that there isn't a guitar part for one of the songs, but I'm happy to say I've just been thrown into Imagine despite not having a chart to play. Could you add to the guide's description that it can be done with Guitar/Keyboard even though there's not charts for all 83 songs, just for piece of mind's sake? The HOPO/cidal thing being a guitar specific achievement meant I wasn't going to be too frustrated if the Endless Setlist didn't unlock, but it's nice to know it works out fine.

Awesome Tree
10-31-2010, 09:37 AM
*Facepalm*

Miranda Cosgrove is a girl. There is no male voice in that song. Learn to troll better? Read what you write before you post it? Check the artist name and album art in quickplay? I don't know how exactly to respond to a post like that. :confused:

I believe the individual was saying that his character was a male, which was producing a feminine tone.

theshieguy
10-31-2010, 09:43 AM
I was worried about the Endless Setlist III not unlocking if I did it on guitar because the game warns you that there isn't a guitar part for one of the songs, but I'm happy to say I've just been thrown into Imagine despite not having a chart to play. Could you add to the guide's description that it can be done with Guitar/Keyboard even though there's not charts for all 83 songs, just for piece of mind's sake? The HOPO/cidal thing being a guitar specific achievement meant I wasn't going to be too frustrated if the Endless Setlist didn't unlock, but it's nice to know it works out fine.

Endless setlist III unlocks for all instruments. I'm not sure why you were worried. :confused: I'll update that description once I play through it with No-fail enabled some time this week.

I believe the individual was saying that his character was a male, which was producing a feminine tone.

Well, if that's the case, it was written in a "you have to know what I'm talking about" kind of way. I couldn't tell if he/she was talking about a RB character or the vocalist of the actual song. And if seeing a male character sing female vocals is funny, then the individual in question must be the one who's 12 years old. :cool:

Didi Mau
10-31-2010, 10:01 AM
Endless setlist III unlocks for all instruments. I'm not sure why you were worried. :confused: I'll update that description once I play through it with No-fail enabled some time this week.

The goal's description in-game says something along the lines of "complete an 83 song setlist", so when I picked Guitar and it warned me that not all parts had a Guitar chart, I felt there was a possibility that it'd generate an 82 song setlist and as such, not unlock the achievement. It plays "Imagine" regardless though, so it works out fine- I could've played it safe and gone with Bass, but then I'd miss out on a bunch of hammer ons for the HOPO/cidal achievement.

A CATSHOVEL
10-31-2010, 04:47 PM
Can I get the Endless Setlist achievement on Guitar even though "Imagine" doesn't have a part?

RealistIdealist
10-31-2010, 05:05 PM
For HOPOcidal maniac list the song "Something Bigger, Something Brighter", pretty much most of this song is HOPO's.


Also for the "Just another band out of Boston" achievement I got it while doing Foreplay/Long Time on Guitar and got 5 stars. Just am saying that it does work but I have no clue why it won't.

Sn1gaaaZ
10-31-2010, 05:31 PM
Can I get the Endless Setlist achievement on Guitar even though "Imagine" doesn't have a part?
Yes, I've just completed the Endless Setlist for 5 min. with guitar.

Gravedigger31133
10-31-2010, 06:09 PM
Can i use no-fail for the endless setlist and still get the achievement?

HamKet
10-31-2010, 06:43 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPkj+FE=.jpgKeys Streaker - Get a streak of 350 notes on Keys. 15G



The bst song I have found for this is "Antibodies" by Poni Hoax. It has over 350 notes on Easy, and no chords.

Sn1gaaaZ
10-31-2010, 07:21 PM
Can i use no-fail for the endless setlist and still get the achievement?
Can't tell ya, I've played it normally on hard.

Venge
10-31-2010, 07:30 PM
For the list of all disc songs with drum rolls in them:

* Walking On the Sun (1--Intro)
* Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before (2--Outro)

sadfez
10-31-2010, 08:22 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/-1lJ8g==.jpg Just Another Band Out of Boston - 5 Star any Boston song. 15G

This achievement can be completed on any difficulty with any instrument. The following songs from Boston can be played:

Foreplay/Long Time
Hitch A Ride
More Than a Feeling
Peace of Mind
More than a Feeling
Rock and Roll Band
Smokin’
Something About You

YES, “Foreplay/Long Time” from Rock Band 1 CAN be used to unlock this achievement.


It did not unlock for me on two occasions, while playing “Foreplay/Long Time”.
Played expert, then hard bass. Haven't tried it out with guitar.
However i do not own any other boston dlc and it seems like all of the other "play this" is dlc related, so i guess this one is aswell.

Better? (:

theshieguy
10-31-2010, 10:45 PM
Can i use no-fail for the endless setlist and still get the achievement?

Either try it yourself and see what happens or you can wait a few days until I test it out this week. Your choice...;)
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPkj+FE=.jpgKeys Streaker - Get a streak of 350 notes on Keys. 15G

The bst song I have found for this is "Antibodies" by Poni Hoax. It has over 350 notes on Easy, and no chords.

I believe that this does not have to be all gotten without breaking your multiplier. So you could play a song on Expert with No-fail enabled, hit most of the notes and still get it. I unlocked it on "Here I Go Again" and I butchered that poor classic song. :p I played "Antibodies" on keys but I didn't double check it with an offline account to see if the achievement could unlock. I'm still testing out the specifics for this one, so I'll update the description once I have all the details. Thank you.

For the list of all disc songs with drum rolls in them:

* Walking On the Sun (1--Intro)
* Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before (2--Outro)

I played "Walking On the Sun," so I was aware of that one (it's in a word document I typed up, so I'm not sure how it didn't get added :confused: :p). But I didn't get to the S-songs yet for "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before." I'll update the description once I get home and can double check on my Xbox. Thanks.

It did not unlock for me on two occasions, while playing “Foreplay/Long Time”.
Played expert, then hard bass. Haven't tried it out with guitar.
However i do not own any other boston dlc and it seems like all of the other "play this" is dlc related, so i guess this one is aswell.

Better? (:

Yes. :)

I updated the description about 12 hours ago, but thanks anyway.


And if anyone is wondering how to unlock keys with a guitar, you have to play 50 Rock Band 3 songs on guitar on medium or harder difficulty. There is a goal called "Guitar Immortal" that this is tied to. It can be found under guitar goals in the My Career section. I'll have to find a spot in the guide to mention this info.

HamKet
10-31-2010, 11:15 PM
I believe that this does not have to be all gotten without breaking your multiplier. So you could play a song on Expert with No-fail enabled, hit most of the notes and still get it. I unlocked it on "Here I Go Again" and I butchered that poor classic song. :p I played "Antibodies" on keys but I didn't double check it with an offline account to see if the achievement could unlock. I'm still testing out the specifics for this one, so I'll update the description once I have all the details. Thank you.

I am fairly certain that it has to be a streak without breaking your multiplier.

Before I got it on Easy, I tried it out on Medium, which has over 500 notes. I missed one note halfway through the song and did not get the achievement.

CGACE
11-01-2010, 02:05 AM
For the David Grohl achievement...im still waiting ona list of songs for this achievement ..i know all Foo Fighter songs work for it, but im not a big FF fan..i have 3 of the DLC from FF, so i was wondering if maybe i own 2 others that would work to unlock the achievement.. i do have have "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "The Perfect Drug"..but i dont know if he's part of them..help me out here please

JQTNguyen
11-01-2010, 02:32 AM
For the David Grohl achievement...im still waiting ona list of songs for this achievement ..i know all Foo Fighter songs work for it, but im not a big FF fan..i have 3 of the DLC from FF, so i was wondering if maybe i own 2 others that would work to unlock the achievement.. i do have have "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "The Perfect Drug"..but i dont know if he's part of them..help me out here please

Just go into the Goals, select the DLC Goal under the general Band Goals that corresponds to the Achievement, and it will bring up a list of any and all songs you have that will qualify.

Flame Sama
11-01-2010, 03:01 AM
Posting to say that the note under Most Authentic Strummer - "*This achievement CANNOT be unlocked by down strumming while in Lefty Mode*" - is completely false because this is exactly how I unlocked the achievement. Lefty flipped standing in front of a mirror on Charlene...

theshieguy
11-01-2010, 03:03 AM
For the David Grohl achievement...im still waiting ona list of songs for this achievement ..i know all Foo Fighter songs work for it, but im not a big FF fan..i have 3 of the DLC from FF, so i was wondering if maybe i own 2 others that would work to unlock the achievement.. i do have have "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "The Perfect Drug"..but i dont know if he's part of them..help me out here please

Yes, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "The Perfect Drug" both work for that achievment. To check the goal from the main menu, Career>My Goals>Rock Band>Downloaded Songs>Dave Grohl Band (it's in the second row). When you select the goal, a song list will show all of the songs you have that can be used to unlock the achievement.

And I have the song list typed up, but I wanted to alphabetize it before I posted. It makes looking at all the song titles much easier to follow.

Posting to say that the note under Most Authentic Strummer - "*This achievement CANNOT be unlocked by down strumming while in Lefty Mode*" - is completely false because this is exactly how I unlocked the achievement. Lefty flipped standing in front of a mirror on Charlene...

I actually suggested that people do lefty flip with a mirror last week. I only changed the description yesterday when I double checked it on an offline account and the achievement didn't pop after two separate runs. I just tried it again with another account and it unlocked the first try. I'm not sure what was going on but thanks for the heads up. The description has been re-updated.

theshieguy
11-01-2010, 07:34 PM
Can i use no-fail for the endless setlist and still get the achievement?

I have good news for you. The Endless Setlist achievement CAN be unlocked with No-Fail turned on. I tested is this morning and the achievement popped with no issues. You can essentially plug in a wired guitar OR a controller with a microphone and a plug-and-charge kit and press :abut: at the end of each song. It unlocks after "Free Bird" ends and it takes about six and a half hours to do the whole setlist without breaks. :)

The achievement description has been updated.

EverVexxed
11-01-2010, 11:52 PM
"Give" by The Cold Goodnight counts towards the Shameless Self-Promotion achievement.

CGACE
11-02-2010, 12:37 AM
Yes, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "The Perfect Drug" both work for that achievment. To check the goal from the main menu, Career>My Goals>Rock Band>Downloaded Songs>Dave Grohl Band (it's in the second row). When you select the goal, a song list will show all of the songs you have that can be used to unlock the achievement.

Thank you very much..its nice to know that i dont have to go and add any songs that i might hate just to get an achievement .. but yea i havent explored all of RB3 yet so i didnt know about that in the goals section..so thank you once again


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potterscrow
11-02-2010, 01:10 AM
[QUOTE=theshieguy;3683644]And this is a good start. :)



*Facepalm*

LOL Sorry man.

For the Boston song I played the song on Lead Guitar and my cousin was on Bass. I was on medium and he was on hard and we both did very well and 5 starred the song and it didn't unlock.

RealistIdealist
11-02-2010, 03:51 AM
Does anyone have "Is this just fantasy"? If you have, do you have to get it in one go or can you just get triples over time?

Shelton
11-02-2010, 04:00 AM
Does anyone have "Is this just fantasy"? If you have, do you have to get it in one go or can you just get triples over time?
It needs to be done in one go. I hit 31/32 several times, missing different sections, but didn't get the achievement until I hit all 32 in one run.

RealistIdealist
11-02-2010, 06:31 AM
did you do it by yourself or with 2/3 people?

Shelton
11-02-2010, 06:57 AM
did you do it by yourself or with 2/3 people?
By myself, same as with the Beatles harmonies. Audacity is a good recording program to use. This was a total pain in the ass compared to "She Still Sings it With the Band". Even if I got 100% in the game, on playback, most of the time it would miss 1-5 phrases, for no apparent reason. I was forced to re-record many times. I had to sing certain parts which the game wouldn't pick up regardless of how many times I recorded it. One of the tracks would randomly speed up in the middle of the song, so it required me to pause and press play quickly, to try and get it back into sync. Took several hours, but I finally got lucky.

theshieguy
11-02-2010, 08:54 AM
Does anyone have "Is this just fantasy"? If you have, do you have to get it in one go or can you just get triples over time?
It needs to be done in one go. I hit 31/32 several times, missing different sections, but didn't get the achievement until I hit all 32 in one run.
did you do it by yourself or with 2/3 people?
By myself, same as with the Beatles harmonies. Audacity is a good recording program to use. This was a total pain in the ass compared to "She Still Sings it With the Band". Even if I got 100% in the game, on playback, most of the time it would miss 1-5 phrases, for no apparent reason. I was forced to re-record many times. I had to sing certain parts which the game wouldn't pick up regardless of how many times I recorded it. One of the tracks would randomly speed up in the middle of the song, so it required me to pause and press play quickly, to try and get it back into sync. Took several hours, but I finally got lucky.

I'd also like to add that the harmonies only register all necessary voices with 3 microphones. Two mics will get you close to a triple awesome a few times, but you WILL need 3 microphones for the achievement. :)

I avoided writing anything under that achievement description until I could find a solution for everyone (I'm also hoping to get some info on those Pro guitar/bass achievements so that those can be updated for everyone). I tried singing "Bohemian Rhapsody" with 3 mics by myself a few times Sunday and I can't figure out how to sing one of the backing parts AT ALL (the yellow one). :p The thought of recording vocals for everyone has been in the back of my mind since last Wednesday when the guide went up. But I'm man enough to admit that I will probably never figure out how to sing that yellow track consistently enough to do an FC recording (even if I edited it together on my computer). So I'm having one of THOSE moments now. :p Here goes:

Shelton, I know that this is asking a lot, but would you mind posting your vocal recordings on the internet for all of us? Megaupload or one of those sites? I know that you said the tracks had sync issues, but (speaking for myself) it would be a great way to hear how each harmony part needs to be sung in the game to get the achievement. If you say "no," I COMPLETELY understand (your vocals, your hard work, your achievement :)).

Shelton
11-02-2010, 09:31 AM
Shelton, I know that this is asking a lot, but would you mind posting your vocal recordings on the internet for all of us? Megaupload or one of those sites? I know that you said the tracks had sync issues, but (speaking for myself) it would be a great way to hear how each harmony part needs to be sung in the game to get the achievement. If you say "no," I COMPLETELY understand (your vocals, your hard work, your achievement :)).
The files have a lot of issues. If you guys/girls want to try to work around them, then by all means, I will post links for you to download them. I posted the Beatles harmonies even though I sound like a complete idiot (anyone who has heard them, I apologise to:p), so it doesn't really bother me what people think of my "singing". As long as it helps. Only reason I didn't post the files for this is due to how hard it was for me to get it to work properly.

It still isn't perfect. Anyone who uses them needs to be able to sing a little, as the blue file will not pick up in certain sections and I stuffed up on one bit. Obviously you will need 3 mics. Two outputs, unless you're confident in your ability to hit the blue for the entire song. I will outline what the problems are and what is required to "fix" them.

*You must sing blue from "open your eyes" until "to MEEeee"
*After the Beezlebub part, it goes "For Me". On the third one (I think) it is a really high note. I stuffed up here when recording, so you will need to sing this yourself.
*The Orange/Brown track will speed up after it hits the initial triple harmonies and before the Galileo part. You must listen closely, try to pause it and press play to get it to sync.
*After the Orange/Brown finishes the Galileo part, it will go out of sync again. Do the same as above.
*If it is not synced perfectly, it will miss.

I use the pitch guide in my recordings. Unfortunately it only works for the first part of the song, otherwise it would have been real easy.

Doing this will require a whole lot of patience...

theshieguy
11-02-2010, 09:55 AM
The files have a lot of issues. If you guys/girls want to try to work around them, then by all means, I will post links for you to download them. I posted the Beatles harmonies even though I sound like a complete idiot (anyone who has heard them, I apologise to:p), so it doesn't really bother me what people think of my "singing". As long as it helps. Only reason I didn't post the files for this is due to how hard it was for me to get it to work properly.

It still isn't perfect. Anyone who uses them needs to be able to sing a little, as the blue file will not pick up in certain sections and I stuffed up on one bit. Obviously you will need 3 mics. Two outputs, unless you're confident in your ability to hit the blue for the entire song. I will outline what the problems are and what is required to "fix" them.

*You must sing blue from "open your eyes" until "to MEEeee"
*After the Beezlebub part, it goes "For Me". On the third one (I think) it is a really high note. I stuffed up here when recording, so you will need to sing this yourself.
*The Orange/Brown track will speed up after it hits the initial triple harmonies and before the Galileo part. You must listen closely, try to pause it and press play to get it to sync.
*After the Orange/Brown finishes the Galileo part, it will go out of sync again. Do the same as above.
*If it is not synced perfectly, it will miss.

I use the pitch guide in my recordings. Unfortunately it only works for the first part of the song, otherwise it would have been real easy.

Doing this will require a whole lot of patience...

When I sang the song, I don't remember having ANY issues getting all the blue parts to register AWESOME (so that shouldn't be a problem). The orange vocal part was the one I couldn't figure out at all. If I imported your audio into a video/audio editing program and synced the lyrics up with the "Bohemian Rhapsody" master track, do you think that THAT corrected version could be synced up with the song in Rock Band 3 to register all the vocal parts (brown and orange backing vocals to be synced with a solo vocalist doing the blue lead parts)? :)

Shelton
11-02-2010, 10:13 AM
When I sang the song, I don't remember having ANY issues getting all the blue parts to register AWESOME (so that shouldn't be a problem). The orange vocal part was the one I couldn't figure out at all. If I imported your audio into a video/audio editing program and synced the lyrics up with the "Bohemian Rhapsody" master track, do you think that THAT corrected version could be synced up with the song in Rock Band 3 to register all the vocal parts (brown and orange backing vocals to be synced with a solo vocalist doing the blue lead parts)? :)

Don't get me wrong, I can 100% the blue part in solo without a problem. However, when you are doing the harmonies the arrow likes to do its own thing. If you touch another harmony line, the arrow will freak out. It will sometimes "stick" to the incorrect harmony too. It's really annoying. I was originally trying to sing the blue along with my recording of orange/brown but it just wasn't working. As soon as I went into practice and isolated the blue, I hit everything (except the high note, but I was out of breath, lol).

I have no idea why it gets out of sync. May be something to do with the conversion process. It's like the song has been condensed, so I'm not sure if it can really be fixed without breaking other sections of the song. Tbh, the pausing/pressing play isn't that hard to get right.

If you could correct it though, obviously that would be preferable.

Neutral
11-02-2010, 02:03 PM
Tip for 60 seconds of overdrive: Trippolette from RBN

Costs 160MS I think.

Whammy on the first unison bonus (solo, about 4th note) to max out the meter.

Activate the note before the second star power, and hit all following overdrives.

I had OD going til 80% or so on the second solo and popped the achievement doing this just now, so if anyone has this song and can hit all the ODs it's another option. :)

Gravedigger31133
11-02-2010, 04:36 PM
I have good news for you. The Endless Setlist achievement CAN be unlocked with No-Fail turned on. I tested is this morning and the achievement popped with no issues. You can essentially plug in a wired guitar OR a controller with a microphone and a plug-and-charge kit and press :abut: at the end of each song. It unlocks after "Free Bird" ends and it takes about six and a half hours to do the whole setlist without breaks. :)

The achievement description has been updated.

Thanks i was going to do it without no fail on pro drums but then I played that Anthrax song.

Dan2102
11-02-2010, 09:58 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPkj+FE=.jpgKeys Streaker - Get a streak of 350 notes on Keys. 15G

This achievement can ONLY be unlocked with a keyboard controller. The description is very straightforward. Play the keys part on a song on any difficulty and get a 350 note streak. The achievement will unlock at the end of the song.



For anyone having trouble with this. You can unlock it by playing through "Imagine" using your guitar to play keys and then playing through "Need you tonight" on Pro Keys.

Here's how it unlocked for me. I played through "Imagine" with my guitar on Hard keys, if you FC it you'll have a 358 note streak. From there I dropped out, turned off the guitar, turned on the keyboard and picked "Need you tonight" on Easy pro keys. Played through that song (Which is just the same note like 20 times through the whole track) and it unlocked at the end.

I read about this somewhere online so I won't take credit for finding it. I just found it easier to do it this way than to search for a song that I could get a streak on easily.

It might help people some people. I'd assume it'd work on any combination of songs too so long you got a 350 note streak on it.

Tee!
11-03-2010, 02:43 AM
I already posted this but it seems to have been overlooked:
For the Guitar Perfectionist achievement you stated that over-strumming would still net you the achievement and in the past Rock Band games that has been true, but this one is a little different because your "accuracy" must be 100%. It is possible to get 100% notes hit while having 99% accuracy because of an over-strum or two.

Venge
11-03-2010, 03:08 AM
But I didn't get to the S-songs yet for "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before." I'll update the description once I get home and can double check on my Xbox. Thanks.

Another Drum Roll S-song:
* Space Oddity (2--Bridge 1, Bridge 2)

theshieguy
11-03-2010, 03:27 AM
I played them all on a guitar controller cause I have no keyboard. When I go to 'My Goals' -> Keyboard (Beginner) -> Easy Song Progress -> 5 Stars Easy Keys ["Earn 5 Stars on any 25 songs in Rock Band 3 on Easy Keys (or earn 3 Stars on a higher difficulty)"]. It shows me 25/25 Songs. And no, I don't have played them on All Instruments Mode.
So I have the apprehension that you probably can play keys with your guitar, and they were shown transparent in the My Goals menu, but you just need a keyboard connected that the keyboard specific chievos going to pop up. I mean it makes no sense if we can achieve Keyboard relevant achievements with our guitar.

I have an update for you :

The game will allow you to play all 25 songs with a guitar on keys but you have to replay one of the 25 songs with a keyboard controller to unlock the achievement. And whether you play any of them in All Instruments Mode or through the regular option after unlocking keys through the Guitar Immortal goal doesn't matter. So you DO need a keyboard for this achievement, but you DON'T have to replay all 25 songs with the keyboard controller...just one song. :)

I already posted this but it seems to have been overlooked:
For the Guitar Perfectionist achievement you stated that over-strumming would still net you the achievement and in the past Rock Band games that has been true, but this one is a little different because your "accuracy" must be 100%. It is possible to get 100% notes hit while having 99% accuracy because of an over-strum or two.

I already posted this but it seems to have been overlooked (see what I did there? ;)) See bolded and underlined:
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPt97QM=.jpg Guitar Perfectionist - Get 100% accuracy on Expert Guitar. 25G

This achievement is very straightforward achievement. Score 100% on any song on Expert difficulty. Unlike previous versions of Rock Band, over strumming will cancel this achievement, since the percentage is based on your accuracy and not your final song score. So it is possible to have a 100% score with over strums but not 100% accuracy. Simply play a song on guitar on expert difficulty and don't make any mistakes. If you exported Rock Band 1’s setlist, warm-up difficulty songs like “Say It Ain’t So” and “Maps” are easy to get 100% on. Free downloadable songs like “Charlene (I’m Right Behind You)” and “Still Alive” are also to easy 100%.

That was updated DAYS ago after I double checked it myself. Did you actually read the description again today before you posted that? Be honest... :p

Another Drum Roll S-song:
* Space Oddity (2--Bridge 1, Bridge 2)

I am literally finishing up the last bit of keys-related achievement details, so I'll add that once I'm done. Thanks. I still haven't double checked "Walking On the Sun" and "Stop Me if You..." so that those can be added. Ugh. I am so disappointed in myself right now. :rolleyes: :p

Richie Sambuca
11-03-2010, 02:34 PM
Good list, man. Thanks. Why hasn't this been stickied yet?

Treewaller
11-03-2010, 02:38 PM
Any easy way to get the Drum Roll achievement for people who suck at drums (like me):

Turn on No Fail, start Low Rider on Expert, ace the short blue-note drum roll near the start of the song, then sit back and wait for the song to end. You'll get the achievement when it's over.

Richie Sambuca
11-03-2010, 02:43 PM
Turn on No Fail, start Low Rider on Expert, ace the short blue-note drum roll near the start of the song, then sit back and wait for the song to end.

Ooo, I like that. I keep forgetting about using No Fail. Thanks!

x352x pH
11-03-2010, 03:06 PM
Any easy way to get the Drum Roll achievement for people who suck at drums (like me):

Turn on No Fail, start Low Rider on Expert, ace the short blue-note drum roll near the start of the song, then sit back and wait for the song to end. You'll get the achievement when it's over.
yeah, i might give this a go. i can never seem to hit all the notes, so this way i can just quit out at the beginning of the song if i dont nail it. good tip :)

Tee!
11-03-2010, 09:55 PM
Response to my Q_Q'ing
hahah My bad I somehow completed missed both your original response and your revision in the guide itself and sadly I did check before I made that second post.

It was after a long night of Rock Band so I must've been out of it. :Angel

theshieguy
11-03-2010, 11:06 PM
Any easy way to get the Drum Roll achievement for people who suck at drums (like me):

Turn on No Fail, start Low Rider on Expert, ace the short blue-note drum roll near the start of the song, then sit back and wait for the song to end. You'll get the achievement when it's over.

I believe this is the third post I've read that mentioned using "Low Rider" for the Drum Roll achievement. I hope that you guys don't think that I've ignored you. :o I DID mean to add that to the description when I started writing out the guide (before I posted it).

But I figured that "Low Rider" was probably not the best song choice for players who are completely new to drums (especially on Expert difficulty). However, being able to practice it over and over at the very beginning with no fail to finish the song after completing the drum roll is something that might help. I am just about finished writing up the keys trainer description. I going to avoid mentioning that "pause the game over and over to get it" method until I can get some verification that doing the lessons that way will unlock the achievement. So the "Low Rider" tip will be added either sometime later tonight or early tomorrow and the complete drum roll list should be finished either Thursday evening or early Friday morning. :)

hahah My bad I somehow completed missed both your original response and your revision in the guide itself and sadly I did check before I made that second post.

It was after a long night of Rock Band so I must've been out of it. :Angel

That's why you avoid using a computer when Rock Band's awesomeness puts you in an incoherent state of mind. ;)

x352x pH
11-04-2010, 11:47 PM
someone needs to sticky this, it keeps floating to the bottom of the forum

MusePT23
11-05-2010, 12:00 AM
The guide looks very good... thanks for your work :)

If I can I would like to drop a suggestion to make it easier for people to find what they want and keep things more organized...

You could organize the achievements by instruments, and band, so you have:

Band Achievements:
List Band Achievements

Guitar Achievements:
List Guitar Achievements

Pro Guitar Achievements:
List Pro guitar ach.

Bass Achievements:
List Bass Ach...

and so on...

I think this would keep things much more organized...

what do you think?

Thanks again

Sn1gaaaZ
11-05-2010, 12:28 AM
I have an update for you :

The game will allow you to play all 25 songs with a guitar on keys but you have to replay one of the 25 songs with a keyboard controller to unlock the achievement. And whether you play any of them in All Instruments Mode or through the regular option after unlocking keys through the Guitar Immortal goal doesn't matter. So you DO need a keyboard for this achievement, but you DON'T have to replay all 25 songs with the keyboard controller...just one song. :)
Well thanks, that's nearly the result I've expected. But after all just one song is bad enough when you've no keyboard controller ;)

theshieguy
11-05-2010, 12:36 AM
someone needs to sticky this, it keeps floating to the bottom of the forum

I'm not one of those "where's the sticky?" people. But thank you for "reviving" it. :p

The guide looks very good... thanks for your work :)

If I can I would like to drop a suggestion to make it easier for people to find what they want and keep things more organized...

You could organize the achievements by instruments, and band, so you have:

Band Achievements:
List Band Achievements

Guitar Achievements:
List Guitar Achievements

Pro Guitar Achievements:
List Pro guitar ach.

Bass Achievements:
List Bass Ach...

and so on...

I think this would keep things much more organized...

what do you think?

Thanks again

Thanks. You're welcome. One of those. Aw, does it really matter? :p

Right now I'm focused on getting the descriptions written as fast as I can. The order is the same order that xbox360a originally posted it, so that's just the order I wrote out for each of them. I figured I'd worry about specific instrument order once I wrote out all the descriptions and finished a road map (since I'll have to re-order the descriptions to correspond with the road map anyway). I'm hoping to do that by next week, but not really having any Pro guitar info to go on might delay that. And as I'm finishing up these last few descriptions, I'm wondering what the difficulty is going to be with this game. :p

I know that both Rock Band 1 and Rock Band 2 got 7/10 difficulty. And Rock Band 3 is, without question, MUCH more difficult overall than the first two installments. Not factoring in the Pro guitar achievements, it's looking like an 8/10 easily (I'd probably say 7/10, but "Is This Just Fantasy" and the Pro keys trainer bump that up at least one point). If the Pro guitar trainers are even close to the level as "Tre's Greatest Hits" from Green Day Rock Band, this game might be labeled a 10/10. :eek: Time will tell. And random question: are you the guy that does the DLC vocal charts for RB? The name looks familiar from the RB forums. :p


Also, I had some things come up yesterday, everyone, so I fell a little behind on the descriptions. The keys trainer description has been updated and I am currently working on the drum fills list. I hope to have that whole list completed by tomorrow. :)

MusePT23
11-05-2010, 01:59 AM
I was just suggesting... I appreciate all the work you done, and time spent on this, and when it is finished, if you have time to make this kind of organizing it would be super...

Regarding the difficulty... I think this one deserves a 10/10...

The PRO achievements on any of the instruments are very very very difficult even for expert players let alone all the rest of the normal people!!

Also I suggest that in the roadmap you include how many G's the game requires you to have Pro instruments... even better if you could separate them, the normal Roadmaps are like this:
Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 7/10
- Offline: 37 (765)
- Online: 13 (235)
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 50+ Hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1(2 Recommended)
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Do cheat codes disable achievements? No
- Does difficulty affect achievements? Yes(Somebody stop me!)
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed? 4 controllers for Split Screen
(this is the overview from Blur as an example)

I Think you could include along with the rest of the overview this:
- Pro Guitar/Bass Controller related achievements: 5 (125)
- Keyboard Controller related Achievements: 7 (175)
- Cymbal (Pro Drums) Related Achivements: 4(75)
(numbers are just examples)

I think this is important so everyone knows how many G's are only attainable with the use of specific new instruments

Beastcake
11-05-2010, 02:24 AM
Great guide! Thanks!

theshieguy
11-05-2010, 02:38 AM
I was just suggesting... I appreciate all the work you done, and time spent on this, and when it is finished, if you have time to make this kind of organizing it would be super...

Regarding the difficulty... I think this one deserves a 10/10...

The PRO achievements on any of the instruments are very very very difficult even for expert players let alone all the rest of the normal people!!

Also I suggest that in the roadmap you include how many G's the game requires you to have Pro instruments... even better if you could separate them, the normal Roadmaps are like this:
Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 7/10
- Offline: 37 (765)
- Online: 13 (235)
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 50+ Hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1(2 Recommended)
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Do cheat codes disable achievements? No
- Does difficulty affect achievements? Yes(Somebody stop me!)
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed? 4 controllers for Split Screen
(this is the overview from Blur as an example)

I Think you could include along with the rest of the overview this:
- Pro Guitar/Bass Controller related achievements: 5 (125)
- Keyboard Controller related Achievements: 7 (175)
- Cymbal (Pro Drums) Related Achivements: 4(75)
(numbers are just examples)

I think this is important so everyone knows how many G's are only attainable with the use of specific new instruments

After looking at the achievement list, the overview would look like this, correct?

Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 10/10
- Offline: 51 (1244G)
- Online: 1 (6G)
- Approximate amount of time to 1250: 50-100+ Hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Do cheat codes disable achievements? No
- Does difficulty affect achievements? Yes (Any achievements that must be completed on Medium, Hard or Expert difficulty)
- Glitchy achievements: "Rock Band Master" or "Rock Band Immortal" if "Imagine" is played last on guitar.
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed? Three microphones, Pro cymbals expansion for Rock Band 2 model drum kit, Rock Band 3 keyboard controller and a Rock Band 3 Fender Mustang or Fender Squire Pro guitar controller.

Pro instruments:

- Pro Guitar/Bass Controller related achievements: 6 (110G)
- Keyboard Controller related Achievements: 6 (110G)
- Cymbal (Pro Drums) Related Achievements: 2 (45G)


And those are the correct Pro instrument numbers too (265G total plus the 250G for the DLC achievements). Are the standard 5-button guitar and drums automatic pieces of equipment that don't need to be mentioned for music games? Would DLC needed for those achievements also fall under "extra equipment?" And "Get Connected" is the only "online" achievement, right? I also need to look into the "glitched achievement" that was listed just to make sure that it IS indeed glitched if "Imagine" is played last on guitar. I've still got a little time to adjust everything above (that was a ROUGH example), and the gamerscore by instrument is a no-brainer. That's something I can't NOT include. :p

And I cannot describe how surreal it feels to see this whole guide coming together after reading SO many guides on this site. :p I wrote most of it out last week, added the achievement pictures and everything and it just doesn't seem real. I keep telling myself "Holy, crap, this is the REAL achievement guide for Rock Band 3" as I am typing this out. :eek: The first guide I've ever written. Unbelievable...:p

MusePT23
11-05-2010, 02:53 AM
I think that's right... maybe the 250G for DLC should be separated from the main 1000G so people know that there's extra money to be spent...

There should be maybe 2 overviews and 2 road maps (like you already have separted them in the guide)... one for the normal 1000G and another for the 250 G from the DLC ( both with the same discrimination for online, and pro instruments G's related)...

And I must say that for a 1st guide this is awesome work... and I have to give props to you for listening to the rest of the community and replying to us :)

Mr Anarchy Duck
11-05-2010, 06:11 AM
hey man i don't think you added the obsessive compulsive achievement on your list. double check that

Shelton
11-05-2010, 06:22 AM
hey man i don't think you added the obsessive compulsive achievement on your list. double check that
It's not an achievement. It is a goal.

RealistIdealist
11-05-2010, 06:31 AM
It's not an achievement. It is a goal.

I was freaking out the first time I was scrolling through my goals and thought that was an actual achievement.

Mr Anarchy Duck
11-05-2010, 06:37 AM
oh wow are you guys serious? good! i might actually get all achievements on this then. i have 20 out of the 83 songs 100 percent already so i guess that was a waste of time :/

Shelton
11-05-2010, 06:59 AM
I was freaking out the first time I was scrolling through my goals and thought that was an actual achievement.
From what I've read, it can be done on easy. Kind of stupid, considering Harmonix wanted something harder than "Bladder of Steel". This goal could be done by a monkey...

Monstor
11-05-2010, 08:40 AM
Just a quick note, for the shameless self promotion achievement, Songs from the Band "Giant Target" will work.

psymatiq
11-05-2010, 09:25 AM
the pro chevvies does that the game cant be a 50+ hour cause seriously.. u will need a guy that both got the skills from plastic instrument with a mix of real life long experience with keyboard,guitar,bass and drums(to some extend).

If anyone get the full G in this legit then they should realese their own freaking album and call emselfs NiN.

So imo this game is 100+ if not 200.

Someone coul try to give the game to trent razor tho and see if hes gonna get 1250gs.

MusePT23
11-05-2010, 11:35 AM
the pro chevvies does that the game cant be a 50+ hour cause seriously.. u will need a guy that both got the skills from plastic instrument with a mix of real life long experience with keyboard,guitar,bass and drums(to some extend).

If anyone get the full G in this legit then they should realese their own freaking album and call emselfs NiN.

So imo this game is 100+ if not 200.

Someone coul try to give the game to trent razor tho and see if hes gonna get 1250gs.

hahahahaha... well said Psy :)

MusePT23
11-06-2010, 02:37 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/-7+s2g==.jpg Live Free or Die - Beat all of the free downloadable songs for Rock Band. 25G

There are more than 4 free songs that can be downloaded for Rock Band, but this achievement only requires that you beat the following 4 on any difficulty:

*Charlene (I’m Right Behind You)
*Headphones On
*Promised Land
*Still Alive

*If you are a player in Australia or another region and "Charlene (I'm Right Behind You)" and "Promised Land" are unavailable to download, you can make a separate U.S. Xbox Live account to download the unavailable songs. The songs will work on your main Xbox Live account for this achievement*


I've got a question regarding this achievement... it really does have to be those 4, or can be another combination of 4 free songs?

Thanks

theshieguy
11-06-2010, 02:42 PM
I've got a question regarding this achievement... it really does have to be those 4, or can be another combination of 4 free songs?

Thanks

It HAS to be done with those 4 songs. The game has a checklist for that specific goal that lists those four specific tracks (no RB megamix, "Dreaming of Love" or "Am I Crazy"). ;)

EDIT:

I am still working on the drum roll list today. I managed to knocked down the remaining songs I need to check from 55 to 23 yesterday (and a few more songs have been added to the description). Hopefully the list can be completed today *crosses fingers*. I also added "Wanted Dead or Alive" from Rock Band 1 to the "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" description for players who might have trouble getting to 60 seconds on drums. I AM aware that DLC can also be used for this, but I want to avoid suggesting DLC purchases for achievements unless absolutely necessary. :)

Also, Shelton, if you're reading this: let me know if you still have those "Bohemian Rhapsody" files available. I would like to get started on that description as soon as the drum fills list has been completed.

Lastly, if anyone has a Pro guitar, would you mind filling me in on the following details involving achievements:

*How many lessons are in each of the two trainer-related achievements?
*How hard are the trainers for guitar novices?
*Can "The Hardest Button To Button" be completed on No-fail mode?

If I can get that info by next week, this guide can be completely finished soon after with a road map and everything. :woop:

XxFrAsZeRxX
11-07-2010, 07:45 PM
Okay, I just did the entire endless setlist, with out no-fail on guitar. And it did not unlock!!! :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

anyone want to explain what i could have done wrong?? Please?

Cubecubed
11-07-2010, 11:10 PM
A much much much easier song to get the 60 second OD achievement on is "The Kill" by 30 Seconds to Mars.On guitar,it is possible to stay in OD for almost the whole song.

theshieguy
11-07-2010, 11:56 PM
Okay, I just did the entire endless setlist, with out no-fail on guitar. And it did not unlock!!! :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

anyone want to explain what i could have done wrong?? Please?

Before I start, your situation has "something fishy" written all over it. :p

First thing: did you select the Endless Setlist goal in the Career section of the game or did you do a silly thing like selecting all the Rock Band 3 songs from quickplay? PLEASE don't tell me that you did the latter...

Second: Did you play the ENTIRE setlist through all the way to the end of "Free Bird" and get bumped back to the Goals menu without backing out to the dashboard or the main menu prior to?

You have to play it through the goals menu (there IS an Endless Setlist custom setlist by Harmonix that can be found in Quickplay, but I would avoid that one just to be safe). Not sure what else it could be...

A much much much easier song to get the 60 second OD achievement on is "The Kill" by 30 Seconds to Mars.On guitar,it is possible to stay in OD for almost the whole song.

:) :
I AM aware that DLC can also be used for this, but I want to avoid suggesting DLC purchases for achievements unless absolutely necessary. :)

Since so many people are Hell-bent on suggesting DLC that most players would never purchase or even play more than once JUST for a simple achievement like that one (which can easily be obtained when playing with additional players), I'll add it to the description sometime this week. I will have a serious meltdown if someone posts "Do I HAVE to buy that song for the 60-second achievement?" :p :cool:

NathAttack
11-08-2010, 09:42 AM
Besides, there are better DLC songs anyway. I played "Sorry" by Guns and Roses on drums (solo) and got like 104 seconds or something crazy.

But yes, there are plenty of candidates on the disc.

MusePT23
11-08-2010, 12:12 PM
I think you should add any suggestions people leave for songs, even if they are DLC... you just have to make it clear that the achievements are doable with other songs, but those are the easiest to do them on

XxFrAsZeRxX
11-08-2010, 12:23 PM
Before I start, your situation has "something fishy" written all over it. :p

First thing: did you select the Endless Setlist goal in the Career section of the game or did you do a silly thing like selecting all the Rock Band 3 songs from quickplay? PLEASE don't tell me that you did the latter...

Second: Did you play the ENTIRE setlist through all the way to the end of "Free Bird" and get bumped back to the Goals menu without backing out to the dashboard or the main menu prior to?

You have to play it through the goals menu (there IS an Endless Setlist custom setlist by Harmonix that can be found in Quickplay, but I would avoid that one just to be safe). Not sure what else it could be...



:) :


Since so many people are Hell-bent on suggesting DLC that most players would never purchase or even play more than once JUST for a simple achievement like that one (which can easily be obtained when playing with additional players), I'll add it to the description sometime this week. I will have a serious meltdown if someone posts "Do I HAVE to buy that song for the 60-second achievement?" :p :cool:

Oh wow, I picked the one in quckplay, not really thinking that it could have made a difference, and i did play the entire setlist through so I guess it would be from selecting it in quickplay. Guess I'm going to have to do it again :(. But thank for the realization :)

theshieguy
11-08-2010, 02:30 PM
Besides, there are better DLC songs anyway. I played "Sorry" by Guns and Roses on drums (solo) and got like 104 seconds or something crazy.

But yes, there are plenty of candidates on the disc.

I think you should add any suggestions people leave for songs, even if they are DLC... you just have to make it clear that the achievements are doable with other songs, but those are the easiest to do them on

I had planned on adding those DLC suggestions later on (after I finished the drum rolls and the rest of the empty descriptions). But you guys made it sound like the achievement was so complicated. :p Like it was a "drop everything you're doing and mention this" kind of thing. We had another achievement for doing the SAME THING in Rock Band 2 and we have solo unison bonuses now for LONGER overdrive moments. Is it really that hard to find people online and coordinate 60 seconds of overdrive in one song (it's easily done in Challenges) if you have trouble doing it solo? :confused:

I've been busy with a guide (I can count on one hand the number of times I've played online with friends) and *I* still managed to get Millionaire Club and a few other goals completed in online play. I would've gotten the 60 seconds while playing a Road Challenge two weeks ago if I didn't have it already. I'd estimate that in about a few days (probably a week tops), I'm going to start seeing the "What about Is This Just Fantasy?" and other descriptions that haven't been finished yet. I'll be sure to post "people needed DLC suggestions for 60 seconds of overdrive because all their friends were too busy playing to help out" as an inside joke. :p

Oh wow, I picked the one in quckplay, not really thinking that it could have made a difference, and i did play the entire setlist through so I guess it would be from selecting it in quickplay. Guess I'm going to have to do it again :(. But thank for the realization :)

Kenan and Kel on Nickelodeon used to be one of my favorite shows and Kenan has a fitting line for this situation:

WHYYYYYYYEEEE?

You were committing SIX+ hours of your time to something and you didn't have one moment of paranoia, considering it was outside of the Goals sections ("can I do it this way?" "should I check to see if this will work in Quickplay?" etc.)?

Well...get a wired controller and turn no-fail on. I doubt you'll want to play those 83 songs again. :p

MusePT23
11-08-2010, 07:44 PM
For "Guitar Perfectionist" an extremely easy song is "Low Rider" and this is a RB3 disc song... I suck at Guitar and I did the 100% FC on my Sightread... so I guess most of you guys shouldn't have any problem getting this achievement

jackstraw
11-08-2010, 08:32 PM
Sweet guide!

InvalidAddress
11-08-2010, 08:55 PM
For the "Vocal Virtuoso" achievement, you can use these 6 songs, they're mostly talkies and you just hold the mic up to the speaker. They're not on the rb3 disc though, so you'll need dlc.


Beastie Boys - Sabotage
Beastie Boys - So What'cha Want
Faith No More - We Care Alot (small singing part at the chorus, not hard)
Jane's Addiction - Thank You Boys
Machine Head - Aesthetics of Hate
Rage Against the Machine - Guerrilla Radio

Enjoy your 15G.

x352x pH
11-09-2010, 12:28 AM
For the "Vocal Virtuoso" achievement, you can use these 6 songs, they're mostly talkies and you just hold the mic up to the speaker. They're not on the rb3 disc though, so you'll need dlc.


Beastie Boys - Sabotage
Beastie Boys - So What'cha Want
Faith No More - We Care Alot (small singing part at the chorus, not hard)
Jane's Addiction - Thank You Boys
Machine Head - Aesthetics of Hate
Rage Against the Machine - Guerrilla Radio

Enjoy your 15G.

To go along with that, this one is ALL talking a.k.a - "fan mic" 100% on expert songs, lol:

Lamb of God - Laid to Rest

Richie Sambuca
11-10-2010, 04:14 PM
Any easy way to get the Drum Roll achievement for people who suck at drums (like me):

Turn on No Fail, start Low Rider on Expert, ace the short blue-note drum roll near the start of the song, then sit back and wait for the song to end. You'll get the achievement when it's over.

I tried this the other night and it worked like a charm (althought instead of sitting back and waiting for the song to end, I fetched myself a snack). Thanks again, Treewaller!

Also, could someone please sticky this bitch? I mean seriously.

davepeck
11-11-2010, 08:22 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPuoMTc=.jpgRock Band Legend - 5 Star every song in Rock Band 3 on Hard. 30G

*See Rock Band Immortal*

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPmJOII=.jpg Rock Band Immortal - 5 Star every song in Rock Band 3 on Expert. 50G

There are 83 songs on-disc that you must 5-star on Expert difficulty to unlock this achievement. The 5-star score can be combined among all instrument scores (guitar, bass, drums, vocals and keyboard). To see your progress, from the main menu: Career>My Goals>Rock Band>Epic Rock Band 3>Rock Band Master.

Each song that has been 5-starred will have a check next to its name. The achievement will unlock once all 83 songs have been 5-starred on Expert. This can be earned in Quickplay or in Road Challenges.

*This achievement must be completed solo. Local and online band scores do not count toward this*

I'd just like to share my disgust with the part i've red-bolded. I actually thought I was going to unlock this today, only to go into the goals and see that I've got 30+ songs left to complete! It really doesn't make any sense that your individual scores/stars from a band game don't count towards this. Gah!

NoThru22
11-11-2010, 09:09 PM
I'd just like to share my disgust with the part i've red-bolded. I actually thought I was going to unlock this today, only to go into the goals and see that I've got 30+ songs left to complete! It really doesn't make any sense that your individual scores/stars from a band game don't count towards this. Gah!
They did for me, but you have to achieve the five stars on the solo score screen. Boosting from your bandmate's OD multiplier does not help this goal.

davepeck
11-11-2010, 09:41 PM
They did for me, but you have to achieve the five stars on the solo score screen. Boosting from your bandmate's OD multiplier does not help this goal.

I did get 5* on the solo score screen (the 5* also show up on all the songs when I look at the list in Quickplay).

Could it maybe be because my bandmate is playing on a lower difficulty?

TheSassafras
11-12-2010, 03:58 PM
Well, I made an account to offer up a warning about the "Is this just fantasy" achievement where you have to hit all the triple harmony parts in the song Bohemian Rhapsody. I did this solo by recording myself singing the separate harmony parts and then playing them back while I sung lead.

At the beginning of the song I would pause the game at a specific point so I knew when to start the playback on my recordings to get everything in sync, this is where the problem started. Every time I paused the game during the song, it would add a double and triple harmony part to the total number possible.

There are 34 triple harmony parts and 37? double harmony parts in the song, say I pause the game two times to get my sync correct, I hit all the triple harmony parts, at the results screen it will say I hit 34 of 36 triple harmonies and 37 of 39 double harmonies, and my achievement will not pop because I didn't hit 100% of them. It took me about 15 run throughs to finally determine what was happening and what was causing it, needless to say I was very frustrated as it is very difficult anyways to hit only the lead when there are harmonies singing as well.


On a side note, I only have the pro guitar and the one pro key trainer achievements left. My pro guitar should be arriving sometime next week so I'll be able to give a little insight about that soon. The expert pro keys trainer is kicking my butt, I've only got about half of it done.

Shelton
11-13-2010, 01:14 AM
Well, I made an account to offer up a warning about the "Is this just fantasy" achievement where you have to hit all the triple harmony parts in the song Bohemian Rhapsody. I did this solo by recording myself singing the separate harmony parts and then playing them back while I sung lead.

At the beginning of the song I would pause the game at a specific point so I knew when to start the playback on my recordings to get everything in sync, this is where the problem started. Every time I paused the game during the song, it would add a double and triple harmony part to the total number possible.
You're meant to pause the recordings, not your game. I play them on my stereo, get them to the very first word then pause. Press play when the song begins (first word) on the game. Only thing that bothers me, is the fact that it speeds up for no reason. I am forced to pause/play at a couple of points in the song (on the stereo).

Anyway, I figure I can post my files for people to try to work with. At the very least, it should give an indication how the game wants you to sing to hit the harmonies.

Brown/Orange: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5C9TLE88
Blue: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BX644FQT

These are the issues you will need to work around:

*You must sing blue from "open your eyes" until "to MEEeee"
*After the Beezlebub part, it goes "For Me". On the third one (I think) it is a really high note. I stuffed up here when recording, so you will need to sing this yourself.
*The Orange/Brown track will speed up after it hits the initial triple harmonies and before the Galileo part. You must listen closely, try to pause it and press play to get it to sync.
*After the Orange/Brown finishes the Galileo part, it will go out of sync again. Do the same as above.
*If it is not synced perfectly, it will miss.

Enjoy.

D4B0MB1N4T10N
11-13-2010, 05:52 AM
im having an issue with "dave grohl band" showing up in the career goals. im in guitar goals and it doesn show up under the dlc goals.

these are the songs i have, that should work according to the list for this achievement:

-Foo Fighters- monkey wrench, the pretender
-NIN-perfect drug
-nirvana- smells like teen spirit, breed
-tenacious d-the metal

so i have 6 songs that apparently work for this, yet i do not have the goal available. what can i do?

TwistedFate
11-13-2010, 06:05 AM
im having an issue with "dave grohl band" showing up in the career goals. im in guitar goals and it doesn show up under the dlc goals.

these are the songs i have, that should work according to the list for this achievement:

-Foo Fighters- monkey wrench, the pretender
-NIN-perfect drug
-nirvana- smells like teen spirit, breed
-tenacious d-the metal

so i have 6 songs that apparently work for this, yet i do not have the goal available. what can i do?
It's in the Rock Band section under DLC Goals, not the Guitar section.

RealistIdealist
11-13-2010, 06:05 AM
You're meant to pause the recordings, not your game. I play them on my stereo, get them to the very first word then pause. Press play when the song begins (first word) on the game. Only thing that bothers me, is the fact that it speeds up for no reason. I am forced to pause/play at a couple of points in the song (on the stereo).

Anyway, I figure I can post my files for people to try to work with. At the very least, it should give an indication how the game wants you to sing to hit the harmonies.

Brown/Orange: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5C9TLE88
Blue: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BX644FQT

These are the issues you will need to work around:

*You must sing blue from "open your eyes" until "to MEEeee"
*After the Beezlebub part, it goes "For Me". On the third one (I think) it is a really high note. I stuffed up here when recording, so you will need to sing this yourself.
*The Orange/Brown track will speed up after it hits the initial triple harmonies and before the Galileo part. You must listen closely, try to pause it and press play to get it to sync.
*After the Orange/Brown finishes the Galileo part, it will go out of sync again. Do the same as above.
*If it is not synced perfectly, it will miss.

Enjoy.

Did you do this on medium or expert? (just wondering)

D4B0MB1N4T10N
11-13-2010, 06:09 AM
It's in the Rock Band section under DLC Goals, not the Guitar section.

lol, that would be it, thanks man. they really could have done these achievements/career goals alot better. they seem lazy.

Shelton
11-13-2010, 06:12 AM
Did you do this on medium or expert? (just wondering)
Medium. The game generally doesn't pick up the recordings on the higher difficulties.

Recorded on medium and did the playback on medium. If they allowed us to do it on easy, like the Beatles harmonies, it would have been a piece of cake.

ChrisD0811
11-13-2010, 06:25 PM
You're meant to pause the recordings, not your game. I play them on my stereo, get them to the very first word then pause. Press play when the song begins (first word) on the game. Only thing that bothers me, is the fact that it speeds up for no reason. I am forced to pause/play at a couple of points in the song (on the stereo).

Anyway, I figure I can post my files for people to try to work with. At the very least, it should give an indication how the game wants you to sing to hit the harmonies.

Brown/Orange: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5C9TLE88
Blue: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BX644FQT

These are the issues you will need to work around:

*You must sing blue from "open your eyes" until "to MEEeee"
*After the Beezlebub part, it goes "For Me". On the third one (I think) it is a really high note. I stuffed up here when recording, so you will need to sing this yourself.
*The Orange/Brown track will speed up after it hits the initial triple harmonies and before the Galileo part. You must listen closely, try to pause it and press play to get it to sync.
*After the Orange/Brown finishes the Galileo part, it will go out of sync again. Do the same as above.
*If it is not synced perfectly, it will miss.

Enjoy.

I just wanted to say that you're my hero man!! I now only have HOPO-cidal Maniac and a bunch of the Road Challenge Achievements left. My 1250/1250 is locked in now, thanks to these files!! :eek:

Shelton
11-13-2010, 11:30 PM
I just wanted to say that you're my hero man!! I now only have HOPO-cidal Maniac and a bunch of the Road Challenge Achievements left. My 1250/1250 is locked in now, thanks to these files!! :eek:
Glad I could help. :drunk

D4B0MB1N4T10N
11-13-2010, 11:42 PM
I just wanted to say that you're my hero man!! I now only have HOPO-cidal Maniac and a bunch of the Road Challenge Achievements left. My 1250/1250 is locked in now, thanks to these files!! :eek:

so, i assume you have a pro guitar? how did u manage to get one? my gamestop tells me its not out until the 25th.

ChrisD0811
11-14-2010, 12:29 AM
so, i assume you have a pro guitar? how did u manage to get one? my gamestop tells me its not out until the 25th.

Correction. HAD a pro guitar, lol. I had it pre-ordered through Gamestop, and they told me on release day (10/26) that it wouldn't be in until 11/16. Then I guess they got 2 of them in randomly, and because I was #1 on the pre-order list (and because I'm on a first name basis with every employee in there on account of how many games I buy) they called and told me to come grab it last Wednesday, 11/3.

So I grabbed it, got all of my achievements with it, and then shipped it off to my good friend Lonsta DaMonsta. He gave me the 150 I payed for it, and I ordered a replacement for myself from Amazon. The expected ship date is 11/17, with expected delivery of 11/19. So sadly I am without it until then :(

But i fanyone has any questions about the guitar I'm sure me and Lonnie wouldn't mind providing answers :)

ChrisD0811
11-14-2010, 12:32 AM
Glad I could help. :drunk

The only thing I can really say is that you, sir, are far too modest about the quality of those clips. I used 2 laptops, with 2 sets of pc speakers. I played the harmony track through one set, and the lead through the other. All I had to do was make sure the sync was perfect for both and let the song go. It took 4-5 tries, as it would randomly miss (came up short JUST BARELY) but eventually it worked well enough without me doing any pausing or unpausing, or singing any bits myself at all. They really are top notch recordings.

Note that some of the single and double harmonies missed every time. However, those don't matter, as you don't need 100%, only all 32 triples...

HamKet
11-14-2010, 05:23 AM
But i fanyone has any questions about the guitar I'm sure me and Lonnie wouldn't mind providing answers :)

How tough are the PRO guitar trainer achievements? I'm not getting my guitar until after the 18th, so I won't get to try them out untuil next weekend. I'd like to know what to expect.

And on the same subject, how tough are the PRO drum trainers? Any crazy rolls that have to be beaten?

ChrisD0811
11-14-2010, 06:03 AM
How tough are the PRO guitar trainer achievements? I'm not getting my guitar until after the 18th, so I won't get to try them out untuil next weekend. I'd like to know what to expect.

And on the same subject, how tough are the PRO drum trainers? Any crazy rolls that have to be beaten?

Aside from the Bohemian Rhapsody achievement, drum trainers took me the longest of all. There are some that are very difficult, and made even more difficult by the fact that the cymbal on the pro kit doesn't always like to work as it should. Also, pausing to unroll the chart doesn't work, because they incorporated a new feature into the pro kit that put a delay on the pause and xbox guide buttons (presumably so that if you're frantically hitting away and miss the pad and hit one of those buttons it won't pause on you). So you do legitimately have to play the beats out. Granted, a second person can work the pedal, etc.

The ONLY trick I was able to figure out was that you can use the old set for any beats that don't require hitting a cymbal. Using the old set allows you to use the pause trick by having a second person pause very quickly after hitting each note, thereby making those particular beats a walk in the park. However, that's only about half of the beats. In short, you WILL have to be a very adept drummer (not great, but very good) in order to nail the rest of the beats. As for drum rolls, there's only one and it's not a very fast one. You should be okay.

On the topic of the pause trick, you'll more than likely be using it for the pro guitar tutorials. I got the easier one by myself legit, but for the "Power Chords" achievement I needed to have a second person pause after each note for the duration of the lessons. Lonnie, however, said he got both on his own. However, you should keep in mind that he can play chords on a real guitar.

On a positive note though, the guitar is IMMENSELY fun to play with. The learning curve is steep (I was failing songs on medium with quickness) but it is awesome overall. :woop:

Red Testament
11-14-2010, 04:18 PM
Anybody have difficulty with unlocking the achievement for 100% Upstrum on Hard Bass -- I don't know the name off the top of my head. I've done it three times with two different songs and nada. On another odd note, I got the 500 streak bass achievement, but when I checked the leaderboards for that one it says I only have 350. Which that might just be like Rock Band 2 when it takes some time for leaderboards to update.

Red Testament
11-14-2010, 11:04 PM
Nevermind -- decided to do it from the goal menu and saw the problem. Apparently my guitar isn't register some of the upstrums properly.

theshieguy
11-15-2010, 12:55 AM
They did for me, but you have to achieve the five stars on the solo score screen. Boosting from your bandmate's OD multiplier does not help this goal.

When I first started playing Rock Band 3, there were at least 5 songs that I played online with friends before I ever played them by myself. All those songs got Gold Star ratings (for the band score and for each player). One or two of them showed up in the Obsessive Compulsive goal and a few other goals, but I had to replay all of them on solo guitar to unlock the achievement for the guitar solos. Are you sure that you didn't play those beforehand? If you guys can double check it for conformation, I'll update the description if necessary.

You're meant to pause the recordings, not your game. I play them on my stereo, get them to the very first word then pause. Press play when the song begins (first word) on the game. Only thing that bothers me, is the fact that it speeds up for no reason. I am forced to pause/play at a couple of points in the song (on the stereo).

Anyway, I figure I can post my files for people to try to work with. At the very least, it should give an indication how the game wants you to sing to hit the harmonies.

Brown/Orange: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5C9TLE88
Blue: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BX644FQT

These are the issues you will need to work around:

*You must sing blue from "open your eyes" until "to MEEeee"
*After the Beezlebub part, it goes "For Me". On the third one (I think) it is a really high note. I stuffed up here when recording, so you will need to sing this yourself.
*The Orange/Brown track will speed up after it hits the initial triple harmonies and before the Galileo part. You must listen closely, try to pause it and press play to get it to sync.
*After the Orange/Brown finishes the Galileo part, it will go out of sync again. Do the same as above.
*If it is not synced perfectly, it will miss.

Enjoy.

Well...it's about TIME. :p Just kidding. I know that Rock Band probably took over your brain this past week. I downloaded the files last night and tried to get it for about an hour. I got the Blue vocals and the Orange/Brown vocals to sync over and over without having to pause ANYTHING during the song. But there are four Brown phrases that refuse to register, so I still haven't gotten the achievement. :mad: Three of them are in the beginning and the fourth phrase is after the first verse.

I actually recorded the first minute of triple harmony phrases last week (didn't know if you forgot about it or deleted them out of rage from the game :p), so sometime this week, I'm going to have to go back and record the Brown vocals for the last phrase that won't register. Hopefully, I can dub the four phrases in with your Orange/Brown track to have a trouble-free version that everyone can easily sync up in one or two tries. *Crossing my fingers* Thanks again for the recordings.

But if anyone has any questions about the guitar I'm sure me and Lonnie wouldn't mind providing answers :)

Well, I have a LOT to ask (for my own personal curiosity and answers that I'll need to finish this guide :p)

I'll quote myself on the general info first:

Lastly, if anyone has a Pro guitar, would you mind filling me in on the following details involving achievements:

*How many lessons are in each of the two trainer-related achievements?
*How hard are the trainers for guitar novices?
*Can "The Hardest Button To Button" be completed on No-fail mode?

I have four other questions:

*How responsive are the strings on the Mustang?
*Does the Mustang feel like a guitar that's worth $150?
*How hard is Pro guitar mode for a complete novice? (like harder than Expert mode on legacy guitar? Easier? About as hard as legacy Expert is for new players?)

And this is a little related to question number 2 from the quote above:

*How FORGIVING is the Pro guitar trainer? Do you HAVE to hit 100% of the notes without mistakes (like keys and Pro drums) or can you try over and over? Or does the game only give you so many tries? And can you overstrum and still get credit for completing a Pro guitar lesson?

Sorry for asking so many questions. There is a big chunk of Pro guitar descriptions that are crying to be finished and I think answers to those questions will give me an idea of how to type out the descriptions and they'll also help me discover how difficult this game will be to 1000 (on a scale of 1 to 10). I REALLY want to wait for the Squire, but if the Mustang is a decent controller, I MIGHT cave before December. :p

HamKet
11-15-2010, 01:00 AM
I found a video on Youtube that is a recording of the Orange/Brown harmonies for Bohemian Rhapsody. Just use two mics and sing the blue yourself.

YouTube - Is This Just Fantasy? Rock Band 3 Achievement/Trophy One Player (READ DESCRIPTION)

ChrisD0811
11-15-2010, 01:54 AM
Well, I have a LOT to ask (for my own personal curiosity and answers that I'll need to finish this guide :p)

I'll quote myself on the general info first:


Quote:
Originally Posted by theshieguy http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/images/X360A/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?p=3706803#post3706803)
Lastly, if anyone has a Pro guitar, would you mind filling me in on the following details involving achievements:

*How many lessons are in each of the two trainer-related achievements?
*How hard are the trainers for guitar novices?
*Can "The Hardest Button To Button" be completed on No-fail mode?

I have four other questions:

*How responsive are the strings on the Mustang?
*Does the Mustang feel like a guitar that's worth $150?
*How hard is Pro guitar mode for a complete novice? (like harder than Expert mode on legacy guitar? Easier? About as hard as legacy Expert is for new players?)

And this is a little related to question number 2 from the quote above:

*How FORGIVING is the Pro guitar trainer? Do you HAVE to hit 100% of the notes without mistakes (like keys and Pro drums) or can you try over and over? Or does the game only give you so many tries? And can you overstrum and still get credit for completing a Pro guitar lesson?

Sorry for asking so many questions. There is a big chunk of Pro guitar descriptions that are crying to be finished and I think answers to those questions will give me an idea of how to type out the descriptions and they'll also help me discover how difficult this game will be to 1000 (on a scale of 1 to 10). I REALLY want to wait for the Squire, but if the Mustang is a decent controller, I MIGHT cave before December.

Holy crap. Where to begin? lol

- Number of lessons. As for the number of lessons, there are not a ton. I do not remember exactly, and cannot access it as Lonnie has my guitar :), but I think it was three or four sets of charts to light up green for the first achievement, and six or seven sets of notes to light up for the second (harder) one.

- Difficulty. The first trainer I was able to do all by myself, without pausing to rewind the track or anything. And keep in mind that I have NEVER touched a real guitar. The second one was brutal as far as I'm concerned, and I never would have been able without the help of the pause trick. But with a second person standing by willing to help pause after you play each note, it only took me about 45 minutes.

- Hardest Button To Button. I have no idea if it can be done on no fail. But honestly, it is the easiest song in the game on Pro Guitar. On easy difficulty, if you fail, you should walk away from the game and never touch an instrument (real or fake) EVER again. It is about three repeating notes over and over on easy, with a TON of space between those notes. You literally have enough time to see the note, place your fingers, then look up and strum when appropriate. No kidding. If no-fail is not an option, you can always pause between each note, place your fingers, play the note, then pause and repeat.

- String responsiveness. The strings are perfect. If a strum failed to register, it was because *I* failed to pluck it. Just pushing on the string does not work either, it takes an actual real-life pluck of the string for it to register.

- Worth it? I would say it is worth the 150 but not a cent more. It is very good as far as responsiveness, fun factor, etc. and I found myself not regretting the price at all. My only complaint is that the buttons are not very soft, and my fingers were very sore after playing for a few hours (and I can play with the old 5-button for an entire day before that even starts to happen). I will say, though, that Amazon has the guitar for 135$ right now, with free shipping. Pick it up for that price and you'll feel even better about the purchase :)

- How hard is it? I can hold my own on expert legacy guitar no problem. I just got my 5* on Raining Blood a few weeks after trying for forever, and it was the last of my 5 stars on expert in GH3. I have yet to beat TTFAF, but have gotten the chievo for activating Star Power three times on it. That being said, I never once worried about failing on EASY Pro Guitar. Once I bumped it to MEDIUM, I hung out in the yellow the majority of the time, and failed a few of the harder songs. HARD and EXPERT destroyed me in every way imaginable. However, given that easy and medium are do-able, I assume one will be able to "step up slowly" from easy to medium to hard to expert much in the same way as legacy. Thelearning curve is much steeper though, and WILL require much more time until you find yourself playing on expert.

- Lastly (thank effing god! lol) Leniency when doing the trainers. I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "does it let you try over and over". It works EXACTLY the same as the other trainers. You must hit 100% of the notes on 100% speed with no overstrums. The chart of notes repeats itself over and over until you manage to hit every note in the pattern in one complete run. Again, I must stress here that (although it is the VERY cheap way to do it) the pause method is best for getting these 2 achievements. I think that answers the question. If not, try re-wording and ask again, lol.

On a personal note, I am, at the time of this typing, 38,000 HOPO notes away from getting my HOPO-cidal achievement and being first in the world with a legit 1250 in this game. Wish me luck!! :woop:

ChrisD0811
11-15-2010, 01:57 AM
And not to double post, but to answer your question about the difficulty, I would say the game is VERY deserving of a 9/10. It's not on the same level as like a GH3 or anything, mostly due to some of the shoddy methods that can be used to complete some of the harder stuff, but it is time consuming, expensive, and VERY difficult. It's your guide and you can give it what you'd like, but I would be very surprised if you pick a rating different than that. ;)

theshieguy
11-15-2010, 03:28 AM
I found a video on Youtube that is a recording of the Orange/Brown harmonies for Bohemian Rhapsody. Just use two mics and sing the blue yourself.

YouTube - Is This Just Fantasy? Rock Band 3 Achievement/Trophy One Player (READ DESCRIPTION) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuG8hczpshE)

Just so you know...

Two phrases near the "heavy part" section don't register enough to get an AWESOME rating and one Brown phrase near the end doesn't register either. I've tried to sync that audio along with Shelton's harmonies (switching back and forth for certain sections) but I'm still coming up 1 phrase short every time. 31/32 EIGHT times already. It's been two hours since I started. I think that audio recording I considered doing might be the easier option. :p Thanks for posting anyway. I'll update the achievement description once I get that taken care of.

Holy crap. Where to begin? lol

- Number of lessons. As for the number of lessons, there are not a ton. I do not remember exactly, and cannot access it as Lonnie has my guitar :), but I think it was three or four sets of charts to light up green for the first achievement, and six or seven sets of notes to light up for the second (harder) one.

I was asking so that I could specify them in the description (like the keys and Pro drums). Nice to know that it's not a lot. :woop:

- Difficulty. The first trainer I was able to do all by myself, without pausing to rewind the track or anything. And keep in mind that I have NEVER touched a real guitar. The second one was brutal as far as I'm concerned, and I never would have been able without the help of the pause trick. But with a second person standing by willing to help pause after you play each note, it only took me about 45 minutes.

"Having someone assist you with pausing between notes will make these trainers MUCH easier to complete" is the sentence that I had in the back of my mind. Heck, that's probably the sentence I'll use. :p

- Hardest Button To Button. I have no idea if it can be done on no fail. But honestly, it is the easiest song in the game on Pro Guitar. On easy difficulty, if you fail, you should walk away from the game and never touch an instrument (real or fake) EVER again. It is about three repeating notes over and over on easy, with a TON of space between those notes. You literally have enough time to see the note, place your fingers, then look up and strum when appropriate. No kidding. If no-fail is not an option, you can always pause between each note, place your fingers, play the note, then pause and repeat.

Hmmm...okay. Sounds doable. I just wanted to know for sure so that I could add that in the description (you know SOMEONE'S going to ask :p).

- String responsiveness. The strings are perfect. If a strum failed to register, it was because *I* failed to pluck it. Just pushing on the string does not work either, it takes an actual real-life pluck of the string for it to register.

Do you need a guitar pick to play it or would using your fingers be doable?

- Worth it? I would say it is worth the 150 but not a cent more. It is very good as far as responsiveness, fun factor, etc. and I found myself not regretting the price at all. My only complaint is that the buttons are not very soft, and my fingers were very sore after playing for a few hours (and I can play with the old 5-button for an entire day before that even starts to happen). I will say, though, that Amazon has the guitar for 135$ right now, with free shipping. Pick it up for that price and you'll feel even better about the purchase :)

$135?! :eek: Must...resist...urge...to...buy. I think I might cave by tomorrow for that price (no tax AND free shipping makes it VERY tempting).

- How hard is it? I can hold my own on expert legacy guitar no problem. I just got my 5* on Raining Blood a few weeks after trying for forever, and it was the last of my 5 stars on expert in GH3. I have yet to beat TTFAF, but have gotten the chievo for activating Star Power three times on it. That being said, I never once worried about failing on EASY Pro Guitar. Once I bumped it to MEDIUM, I hung out in the yellow the majority of the time, and failed a few of the harder songs. HARD and EXPERT destroyed me in every way imaginable. However, given that easy and medium are do-able, I assume one will be able to "step up slowly" from easy to medium to hard to expert much in the same way as legacy. The learning curve is much steeper though, and WILL require much more time until you find yourself playing on expert.

- Lastly (thank effing god! lol) Leniency when doing the trainers. I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "does it let you try over and over". It works EXACTLY the same as the other trainers. You must hit 100% of the notes on 100% speed with no overstrums. The chart of notes repeats itself over and over until you manage to hit every note in the pattern in one complete run. Again, I must stress here that (although it is the VERY cheap way to do it) the pause method is best for getting these 2 achievements. I think that answers the question. If not, try re-wording and ask again, lol.

When I said "does it let you try over and over," I meant "does the game let you play each note over and over until you get it or does it all have to be completed note after note?" You answered my question about that and the overstrum.

On a personal note, I am, at the time of this typing, 38,000 HOPO notes away from getting my HOPO-cidal achievement and being first in the world with a legit 1250 in this game. Wish me luck!! :woop:

It's been weeks and no one 1250'd the game yet? :confused: I've been too busy to look it up, but people got the game AND the Pro guitar early. I thought SOMEBODY might have gotten it by now. :p Good luck!

And not to double post, but to answer your question about the difficulty, I would say the game is VERY deserving of a 9/10. It's not on the same level as like a GH3 or anything, mostly due to some of the shoddy methods that can be used to complete some of the harder stuff, but it is time consuming, expensive, and VERY difficult. It's your guide and you can give it what you'd like, but I would be very surprised if you pick a rating different than that. ;)

Outside of the Pro guitar achievements, this is definitely a 9. I was worried that the difficulty of Pro guitar would easily bump it up to a 10, but I didn't want it to seem like I wrote "10/10 'cause it's super hard to get all the achievements." :p More like "10/10 because this is the most difficult, most time-consuming and most expensive Rock Band title to date. Even experienced Rock Band players will have some difficulty unlocking some of these achievements." Something like that. But if Pro guitar is even somewhat doable with a pause trick like the Pro keys trainer (where I suggested using additional people for each section), I'd say it's a 9/10 for experienced players and 10/10 for newcomers. :)

Thanks for the reply. I have TWO more questions (that I forgot to ask earlier):

*How easy/hard is it to follow the interface of Pro guitar? By that, I mean the notes on-screen and the notation on the left side like "G," or whatever?

*Does the game tell you where to place your fingers for each chord/song?

Sorry if this is really annoying. I have a LITTLE buyers remorse with the keyboard (man...playing that thing is really not as fun as I hoped it would be--see question #2) and I just don't want the Pro guitar to disappoint me too. :p

ChrisD0811
11-15-2010, 04:23 AM
As far as being first to 1,250 goes, within an hour of me posting that someone else beat me to it. I now have 19,333 more notes to be SECOND in the world lol.

Having a second person at the ready for pausing is the way to go for the guitar trainers. Also, you do not NEED a pick, as fingers work okay, but I found it much easier with one. The guitar comes with two Fender picks, black and white.

As far as trying each note over and over, if you miss a note in the trainer, it stops the track, tells you exactly where your fingers should be, and doesn't let you progress until you have hit that note. During songs, however, the game gives you no advice on where your hands should be. And there's no one spot to be, because virtually every song (except for button to button, lol) uses the entire neck to some degree. You can choose to "learn a song" though, as each song has a trainer for it, which I assume would help if you are struggling.

You are spot on as far as difficulty goes. I would say a 9 for experienced folks, and a 10 for newcomers is perfect.

For your two questions:

1. It does not tell you where you need to be for each note / chord. That's what "learn a song" mode is for within the trainer.

2. The interface is a bit daunting at first, but you get the hang of it after a while. It is a bit weird because there are six strings coming at you. I found the hardest thing to get used to was remembering that movement of a note left or right on screen means moving up or down on the neck. I was constantly trying to come closer to my body on the neck, when really the game was telling me to move down a string or two, lol. Movement left to right on the neck is indicated by number, so it's a weird system to get used to. But after a while I was pretty accustomed to it.

Overall man, I'd say buy it from Amazon for the 135. No tak and no shipping means final cost is 135 instead of 157.50 at like a Gamestop. I know I'm personally going to wait to replace the one I sold until the peripheral is CHEAP (like 75 bucks or so), but my reasoning is that I already have all of the achievements, so I don't mind waiting for it to drop. If I didn't have all of them mopped up, I would be MORE than willing to shell out 135 right now to be able to not only get the achievements, but also to play sooner rather than later.

I'm the type that usually doesn't touch a game after I get the full 1K (or 1250 in this case), but this is one game that I WILL be playing for fun until RB4 (haha) comes out, and I WILL be re-buying the guitar. I'm a patient man though, and I'm sure it will drop dramatically eventually...(Maybe Black Friday?)

And no, you're not annoying at all with the questions. I wish I had had someone to answer this type of stuff for me before spending 150 on a peripheral. It's a lot of dough...

HamKet
11-15-2010, 06:13 AM
Just so you know...

Two phrases near the "heavy part" section don't register enough to get an AWESOME rating and one Brown phrase near the end doesn't register either. I've tried to sync that audio along with Shelton's harmonies (switching back and forth for certain sections) but I'm still coming up 1 phrase short every time. 31/32 EIGHT times already. It's been two hours since I started. I think that audio recording I considered doing might be the easier option. :p Thanks for posting anyway. I'll update the achievement description once I get that taken care of.

Well, I couldn't get Shelton's harmonies to register consistently for me, so I sought out other help, and found the video. The video nailed the harmonies every time for me. It was also easier to sync the video, as it begins "singing" immediately.

I planned to sing along with the harmonies, but I couldn't hit the high notes before the "heavy part" (for MEEEE!), so I used Shelton's lead vocal instead. I found that it hit those notes reliably. However, because of my laptop's crappy speakers, the game wasn't picking up his low notes, so I had to come up with another solution.

In the end, I used the video harmonies, Shelton's lead vocal for those high notes, and sang along for the low notes (and to fill in any meters that needed help).

It took me about 3 hours total to get it.

Shelton
11-16-2010, 01:12 PM
Well...it's about TIME. :p Just kidding. I know that Rock Band probably took over your brain this past week. I downloaded the files last night and tried to get it for about an hour. I got the Blue vocals and the Orange/Brown vocals to sync over and over without having to pause ANYTHING during the song. But there are four Brown phrases that refuse to register, so I still haven't gotten the achievement. :mad: Three of them are in the beginning and the fourth phrase is after the first verse.
I have been busy playing Perfect Dark Zero. Trying to complete the game and write a guide, so my apologies for taking so long to post the tracks. I forgot about it tbh, lol. That's odd, if I were to play them right now, I would need to pause without a doubt. It could be my stereo that is speeding it up, not sure. The thing you have to take into consideration, is that with the brown/orange, the game gave me 100% when I sang it. You may find that if you record it, you'll suffer the same problems as I did. The game will randomly not pick up phrases on playback. Especially when you try to sing along with the harmonies.

theshieguy
11-16-2010, 02:37 PM
I have been busy playing Perfect Dark Zero. Trying to complete the game and write a guide, so my apologies for taking so long to post the tracks. I forgot about it tbh, lol. That's odd, if I were to play them right now, I would need to pause without a doubt. It could be my stereo that is speeding it up, not sure. The thing you have to take into consideration, is that with the brown/orange, the game gave me 100% when I sang it. You may find that if you record it, you'll suffer the same problems as I did. The game will randomly not pick up phrases on playback. Especially when you try to sing along with the harmonies.

Well, the Brown/Yellow track was in-sync for the entire song with no issues at all. The Blue track speeds up JUST a little bit at the beginning of the song (in the first 30 seconds or so). But I just played it one second after starting the backing vocals track and they all sang together just fine. The only issue was with the Brown not registering for four phrases. I thought maybe it was my setup (the mics were too close together or something), but it's the same phrases every single time. So there's something that the game's not picking up. :confused:

I tested both Yellow and Brown separately in practice mode and I'm getting the same results (the same Brown phrases don't register EVERY single time :p). So I started the audio dubs yesterday. I have three more dubs to make and it SHOULD work, but I'm stuck trying to sing one of the Browns. I think I tried about 20 takes and couldn't get it. Hopefully I can get it finished either late this evening or sometime tomorrow. Good luck on the Perfect Dark Zero guide. That game did NOT look like a fun 1000 when I played it last year (I still have the Limited Edition sitting at home). :p

Two other "Rock Band 3 guide" things for everyone:

*I believe that I completed the drum rolls list, but I haven't updated the description. So I'll have to look for the song list I typed out on my computer later today just to make sure.

*I caved and ordered the Fender Mustang Pro guitar from Amazon. I hope I can get it by next week, so that this guide can FINALLY be completed before November ends. :p

There's also ONE thing that is scaring me just a little...I am slowly running out of character space for each post. :eek: I don't want anyone else to get scared about this. I'll have enough room to type out the Pro guitar descriptions, but I might have to move the song listings for DLC achievements to a single post for Road Map space. *Sigh* :(

macamatic
11-16-2010, 08:08 PM
The Perfect Drug ... CANNOT be unlocked on the Pro drums setting
This is absolutely wrong.

For the "Vocal Virtuoso" achievement, you can use these 6 songs, they're mostly talkies and you just hold the mic up to the speaker. They're not on the rb3 disc though, so you'll need dlc.

Beastie Boys - Sabotage
Beastie Boys - So What'cha Want
Faith No More - We Care Alot (small singing part at the chorus, not hard)
Jane's Addiction - Thank You Boys
Machine Head - Aesthetics of Hate
Rage Against the Machine - Guerrilla Radio

Enjoy your 15G.
To go along with that, this one is ALL talking a.k.a - "fan mic" 100% on expert songs, lol:

Lamb of God - Laid to Rest
You guys are missing some extremely obvious ones. Testify is entirely talkies and come with the RB2 export. Prequel to the Sequel is entirely talkies and comes with a new copy of RB2. Visions is entirely talkies and will be released as free DLC soon. If you want to buy a song specifically for this achievement, there are a number of all-talky metal songs for regular DLC and about seven billion on the RBN.

mikachu93
11-16-2010, 08:11 PM
According to the guide, I have to own a Boston song other than Foreplay / Long Time to get the Boston achievement before I can use Foreplay / Long Time to unlock it? Is that correct...?

JohnnyR74
11-16-2010, 08:22 PM
Never mind.

macamatic
11-16-2010, 08:26 PM
According to the guide, I have to own a Boston song other than Foreplay / Long Time to get the Boston achievement before I can use Foreplay / Long Time to unlock it? Is that correct...?
You need a downloaded Boston song to unlock it. Apparently Foreplay/Long Time still works thanks to an oversight, but you still need one of the DLC songs or the goal won't even be available.

mikachu93
11-16-2010, 10:04 PM
You need a downloaded Boston song to unlock it. Apparently Foreplay/Long Time still works thanks to an oversight, but you still need one of the DLC songs or the goal won't even be available.
Hm. Very interesting that they would do that. I guess I'm glad I braced myself for purchasing another Boston song anyway, but thanks for the reply.

theshieguy
11-17-2010, 06:58 PM
This is absolutely wrong.

Well...thank you for being so blunt about it. /sarcasm :cool:

The option to play on Pro drums isn't available from the goals menu, so I double-checked it before the guide was posted three weeks ago. I did make a note about it unlocking for both drum modes in the original Word document for the guide. But somehow the disclaimer for Fastest Feet incorrectly ended up under that description. :confused:

Thank you for bringing it to my attention. The description has been updated.

SkinnyBin
11-18-2010, 04:14 PM
Antibodies on easy cannot be used to "Key Streaker" as you stated as it only has 290 notes :confused:

Edit: My mistake was on pro keys!

MooTrain
11-18-2010, 08:00 PM
For the "Vocal Virtuoso" achievement, you can use these 6 songs, they're mostly talkies and you just hold the mic up to the speaker. They're not on the rb3 disc though, so you'll need dlc.


Beastie Boys - Sabotage
Beastie Boys - So What'cha Want
Faith No More - We Care Alot (small singing part at the chorus, not hard)
Jane's Addiction - Thank You Boys
Machine Head - Aesthetics of Hate
Rage Against the Machine - Guerrilla Radio

Enjoy your 15G.

Also Cookie Monster by XTT (Rock Band Network)

MelodicSyn
11-18-2010, 09:58 PM
I just signed up to say THANK YOU to Shelton! I don't even own an Xbox. xD

I sang the blue parts like you said, they were easy and the rest was perfect. The orange/brown I had problems with near the beginning (when I was singing) so I edited in a bit from the video on Youtube over the part which was failing me and it worked! It played flawlessly throughout the whole song.

I can post a link to it to help others if you don't mind?

MusePT23
11-18-2010, 10:37 PM
I just signed up to say THANK YOU to Shelton! I don't even own an Xbox. xD

I sang the blue parts like you said, they were easy and the rest was perfect. The orange/brown I had problems with near the beginning (when I was singing) so I edited in a bit from the video on Youtube over the part which was failing me and it worked! It played flawlessly throughout the whole song.

I can post a link to it to help others if you don't mind?

Please do :)

RyRobo
11-18-2010, 11:25 PM
Hey everybody! I'm the creator of the harmony video posted on the page before and I gotta say that, firstly, I didn't expect this kind of popularity. Or trouble. :P When I first tested that video it hit all the harmonies for me exactly. When I say 'test' that video, I only have 1 microphone in my whole house, so I had to play the song through a good 9 times to be absolutely 100% certain that this would work. It was fine for me, no troubles. Come the comments and it was a bit of confusion. Some guys were claiming it hit them all perfectly, others were saying it wasn't good. I got some very... mixed... messages hitting my YouTube inbox, as you can imagine. But through the help of one very useful YouTube member (OmniSonic) we managed to figure out the source of the problem and deliver a quick fix. Some peoples computer speakers couldn't handle the extreme high notes, so I lowered the very highest notes (The heavy part that was mentioned before included) down an octave, so, in theory, the thing should be hitting 100% for everybody. In my (Very rigorous, painful and slow) testing I once again managed 100% exactly as before, but it was the user comments after I released the video that showed it was working correctly for the vast majority of users. Many players who claimed that it wasn't working before have said it's all fixed and good now. You can find my new video linked in an annotation on the old one. Of course, it still might not be perfect. If anybody is STILL having troubles then, please, inform me of it on my YouTube comments so I can take a closer look. I will probably be back on these forums in a few days, but you'll reach me quicker in the comments so I can fix it again. Tell me the exact lines that are missing and in which section of the song they are and I'll see if I can fix it. My intention is to keep that original video as a sort of 'hub' and update it with versions that are better and better that will be found through annotations of it. I had 360 Achievements as a site in mind for this, when the achievement guide officially goes live on the main page, providing you use my original 'broken' video, you can be sure my latest, best YouTube video for getting this absolutely stupid achievement will always be available and linked without any troubles. With this said, I had no clue Shelton was working on making some harmony tapes for this track as done in Beatles. Shelton, I gotta say, you're one brilliant man for going to work on all those Beatles recordings, and you helped me out SO MUCH back then. You gave me the very idea of this video, so thanks for that. I'm sorry if you feel like I'm trying to steal your thunder or something, but if I had known you had been working on these alongside me I wouldn't have even tried this. Ironically, I only have 1 microphone in the house, so I don't have the achievement myself yet! Hopefully, soon, I'll be able to borrow the Lips ones of my good friend so I can use my own video for its intended purpose! EDIT: Sorry about the block of post, the paragraphs I'm putting in get removed in posting for some reason.

XaMiNeZ
11-19-2010, 01:36 AM
Since I haven't seen this anywhere in the guide, the "well connected" achievement only unlocks if your signed into your Xbox Controller (1) , while on Xbox Live, a game controller such as Guitar/Drum/Key will not unlock it.

theshieguy
11-19-2010, 11:40 AM
Hey everybody! I'm the creator of the harmony video posted on the page before and I gotta say that, firstly, I didn't expect this kind of popularity. Or trouble. :P When I first tested that video it hit all the harmonies for me exactly. When I say 'test' that video, I only have 1 microphone in my whole house, so I had to play the song through a good 9 times to be absolutely 100% certain that this would work. It was fine for me, no troubles. Come the comments and it was a bit of confusion. Some guys were claiming it hit them all perfectly, others were saying it wasn't good. I got some very... mixed... messages hitting my YouTube inbox, as you can imagine. But through the help of one very useful YouTube member (OmniSonic) we managed to figure out the source of the problem and deliver a quick fix. Some peoples computer speakers couldn't handle the extreme high notes, so I lowered the very highest notes (The heavy part that was mentioned before included) down an octave, so, in theory, the thing should be hitting 100% for everybody. In my (Very rigorous, painful and slow) testing I once again managed 100% exactly as before, but it was the user comments after I released the video that showed it was working correctly for the vast majority of users. Many players who claimed that it wasn't working before have said it's all fixed and good now. You can find my new video linked in an annotation on the old one. Of course, it still might not be perfect. If anybody is STILL having troubles then, please, inform me of it on my YouTube comments so I can take a closer look. I will probably be back on these forums in a few days, but you'll reach me quicker in the comments so I can fix it again. Tell me the exact lines that are missing and in which section of the song they are and I'll see if I can fix it. My intention is to keep that original video as a sort of 'hub' and update it with versions that are better and better that will be found through annotations of it. I had 360 Achievements as a site in mind for this, when the achievement guide officially goes live on the main page, providing you use my original 'broken' video, you can be sure my latest, best YouTube video for getting this absolutely stupid achievement will always be available and linked without any troubles. With this said, I had no clue Shelton was working on making some harmony tapes for this track as done in Beatles. Shelton, I gotta say, you're one brilliant man for going to work on all those Beatles recordings, and you helped me out SO MUCH back then. You gave me the very idea of this video, so thanks for that. I'm sorry if you feel like I'm trying to steal your thunder or something, but if I had known you had been working on these alongside me I wouldn't have even tried this. Ironically, I only have 1 microphone in the house, so I don't have the achievement myself yet! Hopefully, soon, I'll be able to borrow the Lips ones of my good friend so I can use my own video for its intended purpose! EDIT: Sorry about the block of post, the paragraphs I'm putting in get removed in posting for some reason.

Hey, I meant to send you a message on YouTube, but I've been busier than I thought I'd be this week. The first video you posted synced up pretty easily, but it was just a few brown phrases that wouldn't register at all. Shelton's blue vocals were PERFECT with it (and his own recordings), but it's just a few phrases in both of you guys' original recordings that messed it up. :p

I'll try to test out your new recording first thing in the morning and I'll add it to the guide along with Shelton's blue vocals if that's okay with both of you (maybe the direct link to the "fixed" version can be embedded by the time that I finish everything else in the guide?). And Shelton really is brilliant with the vocals (I still need to do the Beatles ones, once I finish up Rock Band 3 :p). It is the craziest thing, seeing the vocals sing together on-screen during "Bohemian Rhapsody."

And I don't think that you stole any of his thunder. If that first video of yours hadn't surfaced, I don't think that a stress-free solution for everyone would be so close to "available" right now :p. Shelton DID record vocals for all 3 parts, and that effort is really amazing. It just so happens that you also recorded a backing track that could make this achievement SO easy to unlock with Shelton's blue vocals. In my book, you guys are both awesome for doing recordings.

Since I haven't seen this anywhere in the guide, the "well connected" achievement only unlocks if your signed into your Xbox Controller (1) , while on Xbox Live, a game controller such as Guitar/Drum/Key will not unlock it.

Considering the fact that your post is the first I've read of needing an Xbox controller to unlock the achievement, that is why it isn't mentioned in the guide. ;)

I BELIEVE that I had my controller plugged in to do vocals and it popped (it MIGHT'VE been my RB2 guitar...I can't remember :confused:), so something like that didn't even enter my mind. If a few people can test it out just to make sure, I'll definitely add it in the description. :)



EDIT: I couldn't sleep, so I decided to take another shot at "Bohemian Rhapsody." It took me about 30 minutes to set everything up and get the syncing right, but I just unlocked Is This Fantasy? :eek: :omg:woop: I used Shelton's blue vocal track on my iPod stereo and Ryan's version 2 video on YouTube with external computer speakers. For Shelton's track, you will have to sing the last "For meeeeeeee" just before the "heavy part" section (it doesn't register for some reason :confused:). One of the yellow phrases in Ryan's video didn't register the first time I played the song, but it worked like a charm the second time. 32/32 phrases! I had to unplug the USB Xbox wireless adapter for a microphone, so I don't have an XBL date for the achievement. But, that is a VERY minor issue. :p

Thanks again, guys. :rock Ryan, let me know if you make the version 2 video public and/or if you want me to embed it in the guide (I WILL post the original below as a temporary go-to solution for now). This is going to help out SO many people. It makes me all fuzzy inside just thinking about it. :p And...now I'm going to bed for a bit. :)

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For Is This Fantasy?, check the YouTube video below and click the annotation link for the Version 2 video (try to use external speakers for this if possible--be sure not to put the speakers too close to each other):

YouTube - Is This Just Fantasy? Rock Band 3 Achievement/Trophy One Player (READ DESCRIPTION)

This video is a recording that will sing the Yellow and Brown vocal tracks. For the Blue vocal track, download this file below:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BX644FQT

You can either play that file on another computer or on a CD/mp3 speaker. Place a microphone in front of each speaker and sync the Blue track up with the song by pausing just after the fourth cymbal count (1*2*3*4). Depending on the speed of your stereo/computer, you may have to pause on the first second of the first note's sound. You will play the Blue track at this spot with the Youtube video so that all three vocal parts can be synced together.

When you select "Bohemian Rhapsody," be sure to select HARMONIES and Medium difficulty. Play both vocal recordings when you reach the beginning of first phrase of the song. This may take a few tries to master for some, but it should not be a problem once you get the hang of it. When you get to the phrase "Doesn't really matter to me" just after "Any way the wind blows" in the Intro A section of the song, you will have to sing the Blue vocal part (the recording will not register completely to achieve an AWESOME rating).

Once that is done, just sit back and let the song play. If you have any issues with a random phrase not getting a triple harmony, try playing the song again until you get the achievement.

Didi Mau
11-19-2010, 01:01 PM
If a few people can test it out just to make sure, I'll definitely add it in the description. :)

I'm almost certain I did it with a standard controller as well; after I heard the achievement was poppping regularly for people I decided to just turn on the game and get it, then turn it back off. Normally I drum (and I *never* sing) and I know I definitely didn't set my drumkit up for it- I can't remember putting in the mic though, would it pop with just a controller even though it recognises I don't have both in to play vocals?

Also, just wanted to add my thanks to everyone for the Is This Fantasy? recordings; this was the only achievement I was 100% sure I would not get in my game, but now it seems very possible! Just need to get my friends to buy some microphones, because I won't be getting any more haha :p

theshieguy
11-19-2010, 01:51 PM
I'm almost certain I did it with a standard controller as well; after I heard the achievement was poppping regularly for people I decided to just turn on the game and get it, then turn it back off. Normally I drum (and I *never* sing) and I know I definitely didn't set my drumkit up for it- I can't remember putting in the mic though, would it pop with just a controller even though it recognises I don't have both in to play vocals?

Also, just wanted to add my thanks to everyone for the Is This Fantasy? recordings; this was the only achievement I was 100% sure I would not get in my game, but now it seems very possible! Just need to get my friends to buy some microphones, because I won't be getting any more haha :p

Thanks. I added the controller disclaimer to the description (something DID seem fishy with so many people not getting the achievement :confused:). If you have the patience to get everything set up for Is This Fantasy?, once you get the microphones, it is a VERY doable achievement. I also updated the Is This Fantasy? description to redirect everyone to my post above until I get the link sorted out with Ryan. It is no longer the unobtainable achievement many feared they would never get. Yay! :)

SK L4xX
11-19-2010, 03:20 PM
you should add the easy way for doing pro key trainer achievo we posted here:
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=271960

RyRobo
11-19-2010, 03:20 PM
The video you have above (The one with READ DESCRIPTION in the title) already has the version 2 video linked in the annotation, theshieguy. Some people are informing me of one single line that's missing consistently for them on this new take, even though the success rate of this version appears to be much higher. My aim is to have a 2.1 version out tomorrow. I'd do it today, but I want to see if there's any more bugs just before I do this minor fix. The (READ DESCRIPTION) video is the one that I think should be linked in the achievement guide, as that is the one I will update the annotation links to for improved versions down the road. I do also have a Freddie video that hits his sections of the song (Somebody claimed 97% on expert using this video! I think he only missed the line that is entirely harmonies!) that is linked on these updated versions, but it sounds like Shelton's track does the job just as well. :) If you wish to, mention in the achievement guide about clicking to view the updated version. Finally... does anybody have any clue why paragraphs aren't working in my posts? XD

SK L4xX
11-19-2010, 04:02 PM
I made a video guide for the pro keys graduate achievement and im currently uploading it...i'll post it when its processed which takes about 15-30 minutes

edit: here you go

YouTube - Rock Band 3 Pro Keys Graduate Achievement Guide/Trick

Echilion
11-19-2010, 04:57 PM
There goes what was probably the hardest achievement in the game :(

MattyBoosh
11-19-2010, 07:32 PM
Bass Streaker - Get a streak of 500 notes on Bass. 10G


I don't know if this has been posted already, but you can get this on Poni Hoax - Antibodies (Medium Bass)

twitchinmonkey
11-20-2010, 03:35 AM
Section 2 (Drums--The Perfect Drug):

The Perfect Drug is the only achievement that requires the use of a drumset. You must play "The Perfect Drug" by Nine Inch Nails on drums having played a 200+ note streak by the end of the song. This can be completed on any difficulty and this CANNOT be unlocked on the Pro drums setting. No-fail mode can be used if necessary. When "The Perfect Drug" has been completed, you will get the achievement if you reached a 200+ note streak.


This can be done on pro drums, I got a 248 note streak on easy pro drums and it unlocked.

Shelton
11-20-2010, 06:09 AM
I just signed up to say THANK YOU to Shelton! I don't even own an Xbox. xD
You're quite welcome!
With this said, I had no clue Shelton was working on making some harmony tapes for this track as done in Beatles. Shelton, I gotta say, you're one brilliant man for going to work on all those Beatles recordings, and you helped me out SO MUCH back then. You gave me the very idea of this video, so thanks for that. I'm sorry if you feel like I'm trying to steal your thunder or something, but if I had known you had been working on these alongside me I wouldn't have even tried this.
It's not a problem mate. If it is easier with your video, then by all means, people should use it. It doesn't bother me at all. The whole point of posting my files was to help people, not for praise or accolades. It has got me thinking though. I probably didn't need to sing the Beatles harmonies or the Bohemian Rhapsody harmonies, as the pitch guide (I assume that is what you're using?) works. I couldn't get it to work for me when recording, but obviously with the tweaks you've made you have got it to work perfectly. I kind of enjoyed making all the random noises however, lol, so not a big deal.

P.S. Great job on the video!
I'll try to test out your new recording first thing in the morning and I'll add it to the guide along with Shelton's blue vocals if that's okay with both of you?
It's okay by me.
For Shelton's track, you will have to sing the last "For meeeeeeee" just before the "heavy part" section (it doesn't register for some reason :confused:).
I have mentioned it before... I literally ran out of breath when I was singing that part. If you listen to it, you can hear my voice wavering. I can record a new 100% version if people are having problems hitting it? Or just to have a trouble free version. I was well and truly over the song by the time I got the achievement.

theshieguy
11-20-2010, 06:15 AM
you should add the easy way for doing pro key trainer achievo we posted here:
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=271960
Well, I've been aware of a "pause trick" since the end of October. But other than "pausing the game works for the trainers," I didn't have anything else to go on: I am just about finished writing up the keys trainer description. I going to avoid mentioning that "pause the game over and over to get it" method until I can get some verification that doing the lessons that way will unlock the achievement. I didn't have anything else to go on for that one, so suggesting to play each section with two people was the best advice for the moment. I was hoping that someone would do a visual tutorial to make the "pause trick" a little clearer, and your video gave me the info I needed. Thanks. :) There goes what was probably the hardest achievement in the game :(

Aw, why the sad face? :confused: Did you actually play them all through without pauses? I did all the Expert Pro keys trainers earlier today using the pause trick and it took about 2 hours to do them all. It worked like a charm. Is This Fantasy? AND Pro Keys Graduate both unlocked on the same day! Man, getting what I figured would be two of the top 5 hardest achievements in one day is just amazing. :woop:

Bass Streaker - Get a streak of 500 notes on Bass. 10G


I don't know if this has been posted already, but you can get this on Poni Hoax - Antibodies (Medium Bass)

I listed Du Hast and Promised Land (I was running low on space for that post, so it hasn't been updated yet). I'll give & "Antibodies" another playthrough and add it sometime next week. Thanks. :)

This can be done on pro drums, I got a 248 note streak on easy pro drums and it unlocked.

*Sigh* I fixed the achievement description but COMPLETELY missed that in the Road Map. :p Thanks for letting me know. I actually replayed it on Pro drums this week on an offline account and got a 250-ish note streak on Medium just using the D-pad buttons at the beginning of the song and a pillow under my bass pedal (it was a late hour and loud drumming was a no-go :p).

Guide stuff:

*Amazon is taking their sweet time with my Mustang order, so I hope to have it soon. This guide is REALLY coming together nicely and (expensive instruments aside) Rock Band 3 isn't looking as difficult to 1250 as I originally thought it would be.

*SK L4xX, thanks for doing the video. That method is going to help SO many people. It really is pretty doable if you have the patience to keep pausing the game after playing each note. *I'll probably be busy for the weekend, so (hopefully) I can make enough space for the Is This Just Fantasy? video in the guide (I'll leave it with the link to the post above for now).


EDIT:

It's okay by me.

I have mentioned it before... I literally ran out of breath when I was singing that part. If you listen to it, you can hear my voice wavering. I can record a new 100% version if people are having problems hitting it? Or just to have a trouble free version. I was well and truly over the song by the time I got the achievement.

Oh, no. When I mentioned that, I was thinking about the Blue vocal track with your Brown/Yellow recording and Ryan's first recording. The "For meeeeeee" phrase registered in both recordings just fine (even with you taking a break in the middle of the phrase) but not in Ryan's updated video. That's why I wrote "won't register for some reason." :p If you feel like making a trouble-free version, go for it.

And seeing those vocals just sing away in "Bohemian Rhapsody" was really quite entertaining. A big THANK YOU again to everyone for the videos and all the great tips. I feel like the guide's at about a 75% completion mark right now. So 100% completion with the Pro guitar descriptions taken care of along with a RB3 1000 GS Road Map is going to incredible.

RyRobo
11-20-2010, 11:08 AM
it's not a problem mate. If it is easier with your video, then by all means, people should use it. It doesn't bother me at all. The whole point of posting my files was to help people, not for praise or accolades. It has got me thinking though. I probably didn't need to sing the beatles harmonies or the bohemian rhapsody harmonies, as the pitch guide (i assume that is what you're using?) works. I couldn't get it to work for me when recording, but obviously with the tweaks you've made you have got it to work perfectly. I kind of enjoyed making all the random noises however, lol, so not a big deal. P.s. Great job on the video! I'm glad for your understanding Shelton! I think there is a place in the guide for both our pitch marker thingies though, it's human preference which one they use, and if mine doesn't work for some perhaps yours will fill the gap! I am using the pitch guide in game, yes! Many people in the comments I've been getting thought I sat down with a MIDI keyboard and hit all these notes like that! How did you try recording the pitch marker? Simply using microphones isn't enough because the quality will probably dip rapidly. I record the audio input exactly how it is coming out of the 360, and work with that. When people are claiming notes aren't hitting I'm raising/lowering that note by an octave in Audacity to help those with lesser speakers. I do think your way for Beatles was much more fun to use though. Gave me some real smiles when I was using them! Thanks for the compliment on video! Hopefully, later today, I'll put out Bohemian Rhapsody pitch guide V2.1!

Echilion
11-20-2010, 04:55 PM
Aw, why the sad face? :confused: Did you actually play them all through without pauses? I did all the Expert Pro keys trainers earlier today using the pause trick and it took about 2 hours to do them all. It worked like a charm. Is This Fantasy? AND Pro Keys Graduate both unlocked on the same day! Man, getting what I figured would be two of the top 5 hardest achievements in one day is just amazing. :woop:





Haha yea. I used to play piano but was still difficult for me

theshieguy
11-21-2010, 12:00 AM
Haha yea. I used to play piano but was still difficult for me

Wow. Congrats. :)

I took a piano class in high school and managed to do all of the beginner lessons (and a few of the intermediate ones) without a problem. But I got my ass handed to me on the advanced lessons (I hit a lot of the single notes but I can't play chords at all in RB :p). I think my issue with pro keys is that I'm used to reading sheet music, so just seeing the notes that I have to play on-screen doesn't really translate as well as legacy guitar/bass/drums for me. And I tend to lose my hand placement for some reason. :confused:

The only way that I can play without doing horribly or failing a song is to literally place the keyboard next to my tv (I know, that's bad for my eyes :p). I bought the keyboard thinking that it would be a lot of fun. But if I had known that they trainers aren't as helpful as I thought they'd be, I'm not sure if I would have bought it. I'm REALLY hoping that Pro guitar will be the polar opposite of the "fun" that I've had with Pro keys. :p

Echilion
11-21-2010, 12:24 AM
Wow. Congrats. :)

I took a piano class in high school and managed to do all of the beginner lessons (and a few of the intermediate ones) without a problem. But I got my ass handed to me on the advanced lessons (I hit a lot of the single notes but I can't play chords at all in RB :p). I think my issue with pro keys is that I'm used to reading sheet music, so just seeing the notes that I have to play on-screen doesn't really translate as well as legacy guitar/bass/drums for me. And I tend to lose my hand placement for some reason. :confused:

The only way that I can play without doing horribly or failing a song is to literally place the keyboard next to my tv (I know, that's bad for my eyes :p). I bought the keyboard thinking that it would be a lot of fun. But if I had known that they trainers aren't as helpful as I thought they'd be, I'm not sure if I would have bought it. I'm REALLY hoping that Pro guitar will be the polar opposite of the "fun" that I've had with Pro keys. :p


I have the same problem

I got through the trainers memorizing the tune and watching my hands instead of looking at the screen...cause it is confusing. (probably get use to it with practice) I also hate when it goes up/down an octave, confuses the hell out of me. I rather just have on screen sheet music, like you haha. And the fact grazing another key seems to break your combo is annoying

i am no piano virtuoso or anything, im just decent heh

theshieguy
11-21-2010, 01:06 AM
I have the same problem

I got through the trainers memorizing the tune and watching my hands instead of looking at the screen...cause it is confusing. (probably get use to it with practice) I also hate when it goes up/down an octave, confuses the hell out of me. I rather just have on screen sheet music, like you haha. And the fact grazing another key seems to break your combo is annoying

i am no piano virtuoso or anything, im just decent heh

That key-grazing issue is beyond annoying at times. I couldn't even get Gold stars on "I Need You Tonight" because I broke my combo a few times just trying to play that same chord. I've actually had to arch my hands a little higher than I'm used to to successfully hit the middle of the keys. For the octave shift, I think (for some songs) it helps to know what the first note is going to be after the shift. It's annoying at times, but it hasn't bothered me as much as I thought it would. And since you managed to do those Expert lessons by memory, that still sounds like you're a little more than "decent" in the skills department. :p I'm definitely in the "just okay" category.

I'm not sure HOW I would've done that trainer without the pause trick. I could've just asked two other people to each play a colored section for all of the lessons (like I suggested a few weeks back). But I'm not sure how that very last lesson would've been completed. It's a little weird thinking about it now, but I actually had more fun pausing to play each note than I did just playing regular Pro keys. :p That last lesson alone took about 25 minutes (that double chord after the wall of notes KEPT dropping out). But in the two hours it took me to get the achievement, I didn't get annoyed at all.

I think I might give Pro keys another shot on Easy or Medium later this year after I get my 1250 GS. :)

Echilion
11-21-2010, 01:22 AM
That key-grazing issue is beyond annoying at times. I couldn't even get Gold stars on "I Need You Tonight" because I broke my combo a few times just trying to play that same chord. I've actually had to arch my hands a little higher than I'm used to to successfully hit the middle of the keys. For the octave shift, I think (for some songs) it helps to know what the first note is going to be after the shift. It's annoying at times, but it hasn't bothered me as much as I thought it would. And since you managed to do those Expert lessons by memory, that still sounds like you're a little more than "decent" in the skills department. :p I'm definitely in the "just okay" category.

I'm not sure HOW I would've done that trainer without the pause trick. I could've just asked two other people to each play a colored section for all of the lessons (like I suggested a few weeks back). But I'm not sure how that very last lesson would've been completed. It's a little weird thinking about it now, but I actually had more fun pausing to play each note than I did just playing regular Pro keys. :p That last lesson alone took about 25 minutes (that double chord after the wall of notes KEPT dropping out). But in the two hours it took me to get the achievement, I didn't get annoyed at all.

I think I might give Pro keys another shot on Easy or Medium later this year after I get my 1250 GS. :)

I'm glad to see I am not the only one who has frusturations with this keyboard :mad:

and I'm sure you could have done it with practice :), it took me a long ass time. Especially the four note chords, I have small hands so two hands was necessary. Try some of the earlier lessons by memory (if you're that bored), you'll probably find it easier too

I hope to get 1250, i am waiting to see a friend gets the pro drums or has a microphone for me to borrow because I don't feel like shelling out the money as of now

mikachu93
11-21-2010, 04:20 AM
In the event that you do need to buy an extra mic or two, K-Mart (who shops there anymore?) usually has USB mics for about five to ten dollars.

Echilion
11-21-2010, 09:24 PM
I'll have to look into that, thanks :)

Richie Sambuca
11-23-2010, 04:28 PM
Great guide! It has helped me a bunch.

jackstraw
11-25-2010, 04:58 PM
Thanks for a great guide.

One thing, I'm not sure what's up with the Boston achievement, but I got 5 stars on Foreplay/Long Time on medium guitar and the achievement did not unlock. Maybe that song doesn't count?


Sorry if it's been said but you need at least one downloaded song from Boston in your DLC if you are using the "on disc" Boston song in order to unlock that achievement.

delong212
11-25-2010, 05:33 PM
thanks for this....been waiting for some of these to come up...I was getting rather pissed when i was getting 100% on expert guitar on the perfect drug and not getting that achievement....now i will go play it on the drums....but cheers man ty

arianne
11-26-2010, 05:16 AM
What is the "Spotlight Hog" achievement and how do you do it? Thanks!

mikachu93
11-26-2010, 06:16 AM
What is the "Spotlight Hog" achievement and how do you do it? Thanks!
There is no Spotlight Hog achievement; if it's a goal, I've never noticed it, so I'm no help there.

Didi Mau
11-26-2010, 08:44 AM
What is the "Spotlight Hog" achievement and how do you do it? Thanks!

It's a goal, not an achievement, and to complete it you have to simply activate overdrive 100 times while playing as the guitarist (overdrive being the Rock Band equivalent of star power in Guitar Hero, the ability to double your multiplier when you tilt the guitar).

It's a fairly easy goal as most songs can give at least four overdrive activations, you'll probably unlock it long before finishing the game's setlist.

Maka
11-29-2010, 01:38 AM
Anyway to get Triple awesome by myself, with only 1 microphone?

D4B0MB1N4T10N
11-29-2010, 07:43 AM
U might want to add to the endless setlist achievement:

can not be done thru xbox live!

i was with a friend over xbox live, and the game would not let us choose the goal for the endless setlist. then we got screwed over; we went to quickplay, made a setlist with all 83 RB3 songs, and still nothing. >:(

harmonix sucks, amd so does their glitchy, unfinished game. why can some achievements only be done on normal drums and not pro drums??? cuz that makes sense.

we played all 83 songs in one sitting, where is our damn achievement? so we didnt do it thru the goals section, we still technically met the requirement.

TwistedFate
11-29-2010, 10:58 AM
we played all 83 songs in one sitting, where is our damn achievement? so we didnt do it thru the goals section, we still technically met the requirement.


You're goal is to play the Endless Setlist in one sitting, not play all 83 songs in one sitting. There is a difference. That achievement is for playing a particular setlist of 83 songs in a particular order that is called the "Endless Setlist". It's not a glitch, you simply didn't meet the requirements.

D4B0MB1N4T10N
11-29-2010, 05:16 PM
You're goal is to play the Endless Setlist in one sitting, not play all 83 songs in one sitting. There is a difference. That achievement is for playing a particular setlist of 83 songs in a particular order that is called the "Endless Setlist". It's not a glitch, you simply didn't meet the requirements.

the game would not let us play that goal in the goal section, i dont remember what it said, but it simply would not allow us over xbox live.

at least we did have no fail on, so we only played the few songs we liked.

we did not want to do it on one console because we both wanted the achievement. why did they completely fuck this one up, was so much easier to do in RB1 and RB2? RB3 seems so clumsy, so disorganized.

theshieguy
11-29-2010, 07:50 PM
Anyway to get Triple awesome by myself, with only 1 microphone?

Until The Bee Gees DLC came out this month, the answer was "no." But if you have 160 Microsoft points that you're itching to spend, check "You Should Be Dancing":

Check 3:03-3:07.

YouTube - You Should Be Dancing - Bee Gees Expert (All Instruments Mode) Rock Band 3 DLC

I'm not 100% sure if it will register both of those first two vocal parts with one microphone, but it's up to you if you want to try. That was the only vocal video I could find today and apparently someone on True Achievements posted about it a few days ago. What are the chances, right? :p If you can get access to another mic, I'd probably suggest doing that and singing a triple-part song with two microphones. But if you want to try it out with one microphone on The Bee Gees, go for it.


U might want to add to the endless setlist achievement:

can not be done thru xbox live!

i was with a friend over xbox live, and the game would not let us choose the goal for the endless setlist. then we got screwed over; we went to quickplay, made a setlist with all 83 RB3 songs, and still nothing. >:(

harmonix sucks, amd so does their glitchy, unfinished game. why can some achievements only be done on normal drums and not pro drums??? cuz that makes sense.

we played all 83 songs in one sitting, where is our damn achievement? so we didnt do it thru the goals section, we still technically met the requirement.

It HAS to be done in your goals menu (so if you play it with other people, they will have to be on your console). And you can't complete goals directly from the Goals menu with players online (you can complete goals online but not play with other people over XBL in that Goals menu). I didn't think something so simple could be so hard to understand. :confused::
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPnPG8w=.jpgThe Endless Setlist III - Successfully complete "The Endless Setlist III!" 50G

Unlike previous iterations of Rock Band, the Endless Setlist is available from the very beginning. To access this setlist, from the main menu: Career> My Goals>Rock Band>Epic Rock Band 3. It will be the second square in the row. This is one setlist of all 83 on-disc songs. There is no “Bladder of Steel Award” in Rock Band 3, so you will not be penalized for pausing the game. The setlist must be completed in its entirety in one sitting. If you choose to quit out to the main menu or the Xbox dashboard, the entire setlist must be restarted from the beginning. It will take 6 and a half to 7 hours to complete all 83 songs.

*This achievement can be unlocked with No-fail mode enabled*

the game would not let us play that goal in the goal section, i dont remember what it said, but it simply would not allow us over xbox live.

at least we did have no fail on, so we only played the few songs we liked.

we did not want to do it on one console because we both wanted the achievement. why did they completely fuck this one up, was so much easier to do in RB1 and RB2? RB3 seems so clumsy, so disorganized.

The goal menu items can only be accessed for completion locally. Goals can be unlocked through Road Challenges and Quickplay, but specific setlists (like Lego Rock Band's set and the RB3 Endless Setlist) can ONLY be completed in the Goals menu. That's been common knowledge since day 1.

Also Rock Band 1 was local only AND you needed two players to complete it AND you didn't have No-fail to get through it. For Rock Band 2, it could be done solo. But, again, you couldn't use No-fail mode. If you both wanted the achievement for Rock Band 3, all you guys had to do was recover one of the accounts to one Xbox and make sure to connect to XBL before you finished playing "Free Bird" or after the achievement unlocked for both of you. As long as the achievement pops and the gamertag that was transferred is connected to XBL, that achievement will still be under the account when said gamertag is re-transferred to the original Xbox console.

D4B0MB1N4T10N
11-30-2010, 12:05 AM
it just doesnt make sense that we cant do the endless setlist together over xbox live. why would they not allow us to do that, even for any of the other goals?

reason we didnt recover account to one console was because, as i understood it, when recovered back to original console, any achievements would be lost that were obtained on another console.

and the fact that the calibration settings we each use, makes it impossible for us to play on the same console on the same tv.

HMX really fucked this game up, and i no longer have any respect for them. i want to export these songs and go back to rock band 2. so much better, and way simpler.

lets just hope i never meet someone from HMX, otherwise i will take my frustatrions out on them right on the spot. in a physical way too. i just feel completely ripped off and let down with this game.

they focused too much on pro tracks (guitar and keys) and not enough on the rest of the game, and now their efforts are wasted, except for the 2% of the population who has the new instruments.

mikachu93
11-30-2010, 12:31 AM
Achievements earned are achievements earned; Microsoft absolutely can not take away an achievement you earned fair and square. Whoever told you otherwise was messing with your head.

As for the calibration, if you're both playing on the same Xbox, then there's no issue. The game is already calibrated. Not only that, but you admitted to playing only a few songs and letting No Fail do the rest anyway, making the calibration completely irrelevant.

D4B0MB1N4T10N
11-30-2010, 03:52 AM
Achievements earned are achievements earned; Microsoft absolutely can not take away an achievement you earned fair and square. Whoever told you otherwise was messing with your head.

As for the calibration, if you're both playing on the same Xbox, then there's no issue. The game is already calibrated. Not only that, but you admitted to playing only a few songs and letting No Fail do the rest anyway, making the calibration completely irrelevant.

yes, but the calibration settings my friend uses on his xbox is different enough that i can not play on his xbox with those settings, and vice-versa.

i keep telling him that, but he does not believe me. thats why we tend to stick to our own consoles, we keep arguing otherwise.

TwistedFate
11-30-2010, 04:39 AM
yes, but the calibration settings my friend uses on his xbox is different enough that i can not play on his xbox with those settings, and vice-versa.

i keep telling him that, but he does not believe me. thats why we tend to stick to our own consoles, we keep arguing otherwise.

Not sure what this is all about. Calibration is used to compensate for lag introduced by HDTV's. Your calibration numbers are different because you have different TV's. It is not a player to player preference. Once calibration is set for a particular TV it is fine for all players on that TV.

For example: My TV is an SDTV, my calibration settings are 0 and 0, but when I take my 360 to my girlfriends I have to calibrate it for her HDTV. Once I have calibrated for her TV, all of us can play and see no difference in the game. When she comes over to my house, she can jump on my 360 and TV and not even see the difference even though our calibration numbers are different.

If both of your games are calibrated correctly, there should be no problems with either of you playing on the other persons 360. If there is, one or both of your 360's are calibrated incorrectly and you are compensating for the lag in your play style.

institutions
11-30-2010, 04:46 AM
If both of your games are calibrated correctly, there should be no problems with either of you playing on the other persons 360. If there is, one or both of your 360's are calibrated incorrectly and you are compensating for the lag in your play style.

That's what I do.
I have a different calibration for each instrument.
Whenever I play after calibrating it feels fine and I can FC a lot, but when other people play on my calibration I can really tell how off it is and so can they.

That's why it's hard for me and my cousin to play on one console :P

It's gotten so bad that I can hardly play on an SDTV without calibrating, even though it isn't needed.

MachineZed
11-30-2010, 04:55 AM
yes, but the calibration settings my friend uses on his xbox is different enough that i can not play on his xbox with those settings, and vice-versa.

i keep telling him that, but he does not believe me. thats why we tend to stick to our own consoles, we keep arguing otherwise.
Sounds more like you have anger issues.

I mean I don't want to play internet therapist, but if you want to inflict physical harm on a Harmonix employee over the fact either you or your friend are used to the improperly calibrated system.

Games are supposed to be fun, you are supposed to enjoy playing.

D4B0MB1N4T10N
12-01-2010, 02:59 AM
Not sure what this is all about. Calibration is used to compensate for lag introduced by HDTV's. Your calibration numbers are different because you have different TV's. It is not a player to player preference. Once calibration is set for a particular TV it is fine for all players on that TV.

For example: My TV is an SDTV, my calibration settings are 0 and 0, but when I take my 360 to my girlfriends I have to calibrate it for her HDTV. Once I have calibrated for her TV, all of us can play and see no difference in the game. When she comes over to my house, she can jump on my 360 and TV and not even see the difference even though our calibration numbers are different.

If both of your games are calibrated correctly, there should be no problems with either of you playing on the other persons 360. If there is, one or both of your 360's are calibrated incorrectly and you are compensating for the lag in your play style.

i play on my computer monitor, he plays on a LCD flat screen tv. we generally try to play on his tv because, well, its much bigger, therefore should be easier to play on.

are u saying that his calibration settings are actually incorrect on his tv? thats why im having trouble playing on it? i keep telling him he needs to recalibrate it, but he wont listen.

he says it works fine for him, but watching him play and listening at the same time, i do notice a difference between when he hits the pad to when i actually hear the corresponding note.

and when he hits, he hits before the note reaches the bar, and then it reigsters the hit just barely after the note has gone thru the bar, if u know what i mean.

i dont know anymore, i will try to convince him to calibrate his system again, but i doubt he will listen.

when i play, i hit the pad at the exact time it crosses the bar, and at the exact time you would hear the note, listening to the song as well as reading the note highway makes it so much easier to play.

he has a delay in his settings, which im going to assume is because of the calibration settings, and that apparently works for him still.

D4B0MB1N4T10N
12-01-2010, 03:03 AM
Sounds more like you have anger issues.

I mean I don't want to play internet therapist, but if you want to inflict physical harm on a Harmonix employee over the fact either you or your friend are used to the improperly calibrated system.

Games are supposed to be fun, you are supposed to enjoy playing.

first off, if u are going to quote someone, make sure you quote the right one. what u have quoted of mine doesnt even make sense to what u are saying.

anyways, its not because of an improper calibration, its the game as a whole. it sucks. instrument availability? sucks. song choices? 80% suck.
background animations? too distracting. playing online with people? sucks.

they made a game to support the keyboards and guitars that only 2% of the population have. that was a huge letdown.

DarkMellow
12-03-2010, 06:58 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UPwr03s=.jpg You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Maintain overdrive for 60 seconds. 20G

This achievement will most likely unlock while playing with at least one other player. It can also be unlocked in solo play. If you have exported Rock Band 1’s songs, “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” is the easiest way to get this on guitar or bass (any difficulty). Deploy your overdrive once your bar is completely full (about 10 seconds after you hit the second set of overdrive notes) and keep a maximum multiplier in the first 2 minutes of the song.

For drummers, "Wanted Dead or Alive" from RB1 is easy to get 60+ seconds on drums. Simply skip the first overdrive activation to fill your bar 3/4 and then immediately use overdrive during the second OD activation. If you are interested in purchasing a downloaded song to unlock this achievement, "The Kill" by 30 Seconds to Mars or "Sorry" by Guns N' Roses will easily net you this achievement on any instrument (both songs are 160 Microsoft Points each).

This achievement will unlock at the end of the song selected. If you are having trouble keeping track of the time, you can select the goal from the Career section of the game and a counter will keep track of your overdrive time while you play the song. From the main menu: Career>My Goals>Rock Band>Overdrive>You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet. After selecting the goal, choose the song that you want to play.



This achievement is a bit misleading, I can confirm that you DO NOT need to keep your overdrive going for 60 seconds.. I got mine at the end of a song and the max I managed was around 22 seconds. All you need to do is DEPLOY for 60 seconds, mine unlocked when I had deployed 1:04 seconds of overdrive.

mikachu93
12-03-2010, 08:31 PM
This achievement is a bit misleading, I can confirm that you DO NOT need to keep your overdrive going for 60 seconds.. I got mine at the end of a song and the max I managed was around 22 seconds. All you need to do is DEPLOY for 60 seconds, mine unlocked when I had deployed 1:04 seconds of overdrive.
Your achievement glitched in your favour, if that's the case. I can promise you that I've deployed overdrive for more than sixty seconds in a single song, but the achievement does not unlock until it's activated for sixty consecutive seconds.

Didi Mau
12-04-2010, 10:12 AM
Yeah, I'm not sure what must've happened in your case but if the achievement was just deploying for a minute overall then the achievement would unlock after one run of Free Bird, or a similarly long song- to be honest, I'd guess there's only a handful in the entire library that doesn't pass a minute of overdrive if you hit every phrase and activate them all immediately.

PSYCOPAPPY5
12-13-2010, 04:39 AM
great guide i think it needs to be sticky.

Red Testament
12-14-2010, 04:48 AM
Anybody have problems with Bass Apprentice unlocking? I know I have way more than 25 songs completed with 5 stars. I got the goal unlocked and even have the avatar awards for it as well. I even played some songs specifically from the goal menu.

Edit: Nevermind.... it shows up on Xbox.com, just not from my dashboard. I've heard this happens sometimes.

xTara
12-18-2010, 02:15 PM
Any other methods for Is this just fantasy? I tried the video and the files, I don't have two computers so I'm singing the blue, Sometimes the files will miss one and I never got past the Is this the Real Life with the Video,

I'm using a laptop connected to standard speakers, Everythings on full volume, Tried with headphones aswell

MusePT23
12-18-2010, 03:24 PM
Any other methods for Is this just fantasy? I tried the video and the files, I don't have two computers so I'm singing the blue, Sometimes the files will miss one and I never got past the Is this the Real Life with the Video,

I'm using a laptop connected to standard speakers, Everythings on full volume, Tried with headphones aswell

I used my pc for the video and my ipod (with good headphones) for the mp3 files... worked like a charm

theshieguy
12-18-2010, 03:48 PM
Any other methods for Is this just fantasy? I tried the video and the files, I don't have two computers so I'm singing the blue, Sometimes the files will miss one and I never got past the Is this the Real Life with the Video,

I'm using a laptop connected to standard speakers, Everythings on full volume, Tried with headphones aswell

Do you have an iPod or some kind of mp3 player that you can play the blue file with? I used Youtube for yellow/brown and an iPod stereo to play the blue track file. Sync both tracks up at the first word and play both at the same time when the song starts. That's how I got the achievement (took me about 90 minutes total to unlock it ...if I had the explanation I came up with, it would've taken less than 15 minutes :p). If you have a CD speaker stereo, try burning the blue-track mp3 to a CD and sync it up with your computer that's playing the Youtube video.

Ryan (the guy who did the Youtube video) has a blue-track vocal video up for people that can use two computers. But I put Shelton's track in the description because I figured most people would only have one computer to use and another resource would be needed for the blue vocals. Make sure that you also click Ryan's updated version after you start the Youtube video (it should be "2._" in the title). For some reason, the tracks don't register properly all the time if you try to sing the blue track yourself. But if you use the recordings for all 3 tracks, you'll see them work the way that they should. It really is quite mesmerizing when you see it. :eek:

I'll re-post the description and bold the important stuff:


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UP3yFEE=.jpg Is This Just Fantasy? - Hit all triple awesomes in "Bohemian Rhapsody" on Medium or a higher difficulty. 25G

*Please remember that vocal harmonies can ONLY be done locally. You CANNOT complete vocal harmonies with other players online*

For this achievement, you WILL need 3 microphones. There are a total of 32 triple harmony phrases that must be sung perfectly in one single run of "Bohemian Rhapsody." If you miss any triple harmony phrases, you must restart the song to unlock the achievement. If you have two friends, you can assign each of them to sing a harmony part for this song. If you want to try this solo, you can sync up the two extra microphones with a vocal recording of the backing harmony parts and sing the lead vocals of the song. You can also use two sets of speakers for all three vocal parts.

Forum posters Shelton and RyRobo have been generous enough to share their vocal recordings that were created for this song so that everyone can get this achievement. Check the YouTube video below and click the annotation link for the Version 2 video (try to use external speakers for this if possible--be sure not to put the speakers too close to each other):

YouTube - Is This Just Fantasy? Rock Band 3 Achievement/Trophy One Player (READ DESCRIPTION) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuG8hczpshE)


This video is a recording that will sing the Yellow and Brown vocal tracks. For the Blue vocal track, download this file below:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BX644FQT

You can either play that file on another computer or on a CD/mp3 speaker. Place a microphone in front of each speaker and sync the Blue track up with the song by pausing just after the fourth cymbal count (1*2*3*4). Depending on the speed of your stereo/computer, you may have to pause on the first second of the first note's sound. You will play the Blue track at this spot with the VERY beginning of the Youtube video so that all three vocal parts can be synced together.

When you select "Bohemian Rhapsody," be sure to select HARMONIES and Medium difficulty. Play both vocal recordings when you reach the beginning of first phrase of the song. This may take a few tries to master for some, but it should not be a problem once you get the hang of it. When you get to the phrase "Doesn't really matter to me" just after "Any way the wind blows" in the Intro A section of the song, you will have to sing the Blue vocal part (the recording will not register completely to achieve an AWESOME rating).

Once that is done, just sit back and let the song play. If you have any issues with a random phrase not getting a triple harmony, try playing the song again until you get the achievement.

It's that easy. :)


Also, random guide stuff:

If anyone is wondering where the rest of the Road Map is (:p), I have it typed up on my computer and I just have to plug in all of the necessary achievement names and gamerscore numbers. My schedule looks like it's going to be a little hectic today and tomorrow, but I'm hoping everything can be done by Monday or Tuesday. I'm not sure how long it takes for a guide to become "official," but I hope that the 360a staff can make something happen with a little holiday magic before a lot of people get this game either next week or week after next. :)

xTara
12-18-2010, 04:55 PM
Ah. I'll get the speakers from my dads office again, I used 2 Rock Band and a Offical Wireless microphones, I sung the lead and did realise that when I missed a phrase the harmonies worked, I'll try playing the lead vocals through a PS3 and a iPhone dock though, Thanks

EDIT: Just tried. One arrow will hit it perfect and the other harmonie is still jumping about, I synced it right as Blue and Then one harmony (It varies, Will hit

Shelton
12-18-2010, 07:37 PM
I'm not sure how long it takes for a guide to become "official," but I hope that the 360a staff can make something happen with a little holiday magic before a lot of people get this game either next week or week after next. :)
It seems most people ask for a sticky from a mod, even though the rules state you shouldn't. I've seen some woeful guides get a sticky but somehow this amazing guide doesn't get one? It's one of the best on the site! I just don't know... When you're officially done with the guide, you can submit it so that is included on the main page.
Ah. I'll get the speakers from my dads office again, I used 2 Rock Band and a Offical Wireless microphones, I sung the lead and did realise that when I missed a phrase the harmonies worked, I'll try playing the lead vocals through a PS3 and a iPhone dock though, Thanks

EDIT: Just tried. One arrow will hit it perfect and the other harmonie is still jumping about, I synced it right as Blue and Then one harmony (It varies, Will hit
Check that each harmony is only coming out of a single speaker. Computers have a tendency to mix them up, making it impossible for the files to hit.

"You have to close 3d effect in your audio driver software. If you config well, left speaker will sing only the brown part and right speaker will ONLY sing orange part. Those 3d effects will re-mix both channels and make it so it doesn't work. if you don't know how to config, try to get another device to playback."

xTara
12-18-2010, 07:50 PM
Check that each harmony is only coming out of a single speaker. Computers have a tendency to mix them up, making it impossible for the files to hit.

"You have to close 3d effect in your audio driver software. If you config well, left speaker will sing only the brown part and right speaker will ONLY sing orange part. Those 3d effects will re-mix both channels and make it so it doesn't work. if you don't know how to config, try to get another device to playback."

Off to try figure that out then, It sounds a bit like both are mixed, Ill try change it and retry

EDIT: Thanks so much, The laptop was adding simulated Surround sound, Just changed it and I can hear the difference already

First attempt was

35 of 35 Doubles
22 of 32 Triples

Any tips to get them harmonies (Blue was missing alot on the fast parts, and a mix of the other two the other times)

theshieguy
12-20-2010, 12:55 AM
It seems most people ask for a sticky from a mod, even though the rules state you shouldn't. I've seen some woeful guides get a sticky but somehow this amazing guide doesn't get one? It's one of the best on the site! I just don't know... When you're officially done with the guide, you can submit it so that is included on the main page.

A few people asked "hey, where's the sticky?" but I've never really worried about this thread being at the top of the page (I guess it wouldn't hurt though :p). I just figured that a sticky was something to worry about after the Road Map was finished. Where the thread happens to be on page 1 (or page 2 :p) never seemed like something THAT important to me...I just wanted this guide to be as helpful as possible. And "amazing guide"? I'm speechless. :o I scroll through everything still (almost two months later) and I think "Eh...it's okay" every time. I think I'm just too modest for my own good. :p But I really am happy that this guide has been helpful to so many people. And I really appreciate all the help and feedback from you guys.

I tried plugging in the next section of the Road Map yesterday and I'm over the character limit again (and that's just one of about 8 sections). :p So I'll try sending Pants a message (probably tomorrow) about possibly adding two or three more empty posts if he can. I want to paste the 12 DLC achievements back in this guide and link their descriptions to the DLC guide so that the songs listed can be updated whenever necessary (and so the 360a staff will only have to worry about the Rock Band 3 guide being updated if HMX adds more achievements). If I can get the extra posts Monday, I'm estimating that this guide will FINALLY be finished by Tuesday. :woop:

Off to try figure that out then, It sounds a bit like both are mixed, Ill try change it and retry

EDIT: Thanks so much, The laptop was adding simulated Surround sound, Just changed it and I can hear the difference already

First attempt was

35 of 35 Doubles
22 of 32 Triples

Any tips to get them harmonies (Blue was missing alot on the fast parts, and a mix of the other two the other times)

What are you using for the Blue vocals? Headphones? A CD player (boombox)? Just curious. Whatever it is, make sure that the microphone is completely picking up the vocal track.

I'm assuming that you are still using Ryan's orange/brown Youtube video (version 2) and Shelton's blue vocal track, correct? To get a good idea of how all of your speakers are picking up the recordings, play the song using each isolated track per playthrough (one time with blue, one time with orange, one time with brown and then another time with orange and brown). Make a note of any phrases that are missed for each run and check to see if the same phrase misses over and over once you try using all three vocal parts again.

Considering all of the doubles registered, you may have to play the blue track ahead (or a little behind) the Youtube video to sync them all together. I think that is your issue. Getting all of the doubles is definitely a good sign with your laptop speakers. So once you figure out how to sync up the Blue track, you should have the achievement in no time. :)

xTara
12-23-2010, 07:21 PM
A few people asked "hey, where's the sticky?" but I've never really worried about this thread being at the top of the page (I guess it wouldn't hurt though :p). I just figured that a sticky was something to worry about after the Road Map was finished. Where the thread happens to be on page 1 (or page 2 :p) never seemed like something THAT important to me...I just wanted this guide to be as helpful as possible. And "amazing guide"? I'm speechless. I scroll through everything still (almost two months later) and I think "Eh...it's okay" every time. I think I'm just too modest for my own good. :p But I really am happy that this guide has been helpful to so many people. And I really appreciate all the help and feedback from you guys.:o

I tried plugging in the next section of the Road Map yesterday and I'm over the character limit again (and that's just one of about 8 sections). :p So I'll try sending Pants a message (probably tomorrow) about possibly adding two or three more empty posts if he can. I want to paste the 12 DLC achievements back in this guide and link their descriptions to the DLC guide so that the songs listed can be updated whenever necessary (and so the 360a staff will only have to worry about the Rock Band 3 guide being updated if HMX adds more achievements). If I can get the extra posts Monday, I'm estimating that this guide will FINALLY be finished by Tuesday. :woop:



What are you using for the Blue vocals? Headphones? A CD player (boombox)? Just curious. Whatever it is, make sure that the microphone is completely picking up the vocal track.

I'm assuming that you are still using Ryan's orange/brown Youtube video (version 2) and Shelton's blue vocal track, correct? To get a good idea of how all of your speakers are picking up the recordings, play the song using each isolated track per playthrough (one time with blue, one time with orange, one time with brown and then another time with orange and brown). Make a note of any phrases that are missed for each run and check to see if the same phrase misses over and over once you try using all three vocal parts again.

Considering all of the doubles registered, you may have to play the blue track ahead (or a little behind) the Youtube video to sync them all together. I think that is your issue. Getting all of the doubles is definitely a good sign with your laptop speakers. So once you figure out how to sync up the Blue track, you should have the achievement in no time. :)

Any tips on syncing the blue? Im using the files in the qoute earlier, i was doing the blues with a iPod Touch with only that file on and using the earbuds that come with it

theshieguy
12-23-2010, 08:28 PM
Any tips on syncing the blue? Im using the files in the qoute earlier, i was doing the blues with a iPod Touch with only that file on and using the earbuds that come with it

Check to make sure that your iPod is actually registering with the USB microphone for Rock Band. If your earbuds or the external speaker (assuming you have a second generation Touch or newer) isn't working, you're either going to need to burn that Blue vocal mp3 to a CD and use a CD player, find a second computer to use the Blue recording (Ryan or Shelton's), use bigger headphones that will register with the microphone, or find a stereo that you can input your iPod into. Whichever way you do it, if you use Shelton's track, make sure that you pause it to sync with Ryan's video after the cymbal count (1*2*3*4*). Check the achievement description again if you need more help on how to sync those two up. :)

Feanor5503
01-01-2011, 07:58 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPhpwBE=.jpg Alex's Luggage Combination - Beat a Rock Band 3 score of 12,345,678. 30:gsicon:

Don’t be fooled by the achievement description. You DO NOT have to score 12 million + points in one song. This achievement refers to your combined career score among all the instruments (guitar, bass, drums, vocals and keys). This achievement unlocks once your combined career score reaches 12, 345, 678+ points. To check your career progress, from the main menu: Career>My Goals>Rock Band>Epic Rock Band 3> Alex's Luggage Combination.

How does the career score work exactly? Between guitar, bass and vocals I have about 13 million. But my band score is only around 9,400,000.

It seems like your band score is just the total of the highest score you have got on each song with any instrument. So playing thru the songs on vocals is not adding anything to my overall score beacuse I'm a better guitarist than I am a singer.

smiteus
01-02-2011, 10:05 AM
Achievement Guide



http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1388/UPmJOII=.jpg Rock Band Immortal - 5 Star every song in Rock Band 3 on Expert. 50:gsicon:

There are 83 songs on-disc that you must 5-star on Expert difficulty to unlock this achievement. The 5-star score can be combined among all instrument scores (guitar, bass, drums, vocals and keyboard). To see your progress, from the main menu: Career>My Goals>Rock Band>Epic Rock Band 3>Rock Band Master.

Each song that has been 5-starred will have a check next to its name. The achievement will unlock once all 83 songs have been 5-starred on Expert. This can be earned in Quickplay or in Road Challenges.

*This achievement counts your solo 5-star Expert score. Local and online band scores do not count toward this (you must have an individual 5-star rating when playing with a band)*



i can confirm that if u played a song in band and only got 4* as a band and 5* as your instrument, it will only count as a 4*, u need to get 5* as a band for it to count, ( i've 5* all songs on vocals expert and i was apparently missing 1, happen to be 1 i did in band and only got 4* as a band, i replayed that song in band and got 5* and it unlocked) so i hope this helps out a little bit.

theshieguy
01-02-2011, 11:15 PM
How does the career score work exactly? Between guitar, bass and vocals I have about 13 million. But my band score is only around 9,400,000.

It seems like your band score is just the total of the highest score you have got on each song with any instrument. So playing thru the songs on vocals is not adding anything to my overall score beacuse I'm a better guitarist than I am a singer.

Yes, whatever score is highest counts as your band score (you've probably noticed it if you've glanced through any of your leaderboard scores). I'm not 100% sure whether or not Alex's Luggage Combination counts the entire band score if you play a song with other people (I DO know that a score does get added to the current number when you play with friends/randoms online). Each individual score counts for that instrument's career score (like for the instrument goals of getting 5+ million points in career and so on). But for Alex's Luggage Combination, it only counts the highest score per song (Exports, DLC and disc songs).

If you can, try playing a song with a group online and see how much it adds to your goal progress afterward. I know that I played a few songs with some friends and noticed an increase of one or two million points. But I don't remember if that was because everyone in the band got high individual scores (I'd say maybe 200K or so each song) or if the combined band score was added for each song. :confused:

I know, I know. :p So many variables to these things. Everyone on my friends list was so busy playing this game when it first came out and I just never around to getting a definitive answer on this. My apologies for not having a 100% answer for you at the moment.

i can confirm that if u played a song in band and only got 4* as a band and 5* as your instrument, it will only count as a 4*, u need to get 5* as a band for it to count, ( i've 5* all songs on vocals expert and i was apparently missing 1, happen to be 1 i did in band and only got 4* as a band, i replayed that song in band and got 5* and it unlocked) so i hope this helps out a little bit.

Thanks. I'll be sure to update the description in a bit. :)

I remember some people around the internet saying that they had played online with 5-star individual scores and didn't get 5-stars while others weren't completely sure why a score did or didn't count. For me, most of the unplayed disc songs that I got scores for online were either 5 stars or Gold stars, so I honestly just never noticed this. And all of the other disc songs that I played with a 4-star individual score on were also songs that ended with a 4-star band score (a sightread of "Roundabout" comes to mind). Crazy coincidence. :p This REALLY clears things up. Thanks again.

And...I just had a "stupid me" moment after thinking for a second. I played Pro guitar with a group online and only got a 4-star individual score on one song but the band score was 5 stars. I double-checked my score later that day and I had the correct percentage but the star rating was 5 instead of 4. :eek: I didn't think anything of it. How the stars count with band scores is why. :p

And random guide stuff:

I'll see about making an extra post for the rest of the Road Map this week (probably on this page). I know a few people probably read the beginning of the guide and thought "um...where's the rest?" :p I have all of it on my computer but I ran out of space in that first post. I just need to double check everything before I post it (didn't get a chance to do that in December because of the holidays). I was hoping to get all of it added to the first page, but that just hasn't happened. I'll also see if I can get around to adding all of the HMX bands for the DLC guide's Shameless Promotion description (I have the list...everything just needs to be added and re-alphabetized).

Last thing:

Don't forget to download the FREE HMX pack DLC this week (9 bonus songs from Rock Band 2). As it's been said many times in the past, these can be used for the Shameless Promotion achievement...if you don't already have it unlocked. :woop: And if you DO have the achievement, get the songs anyway and 1-lighter any tunes that you don't care to play (I'll avoid a "Visions" mention...too obvious even for Captain Obvious :p).

TA Sasuke
01-03-2011, 01:10 AM
I'll avoid a "Visions" mention...too obvious even for Captain Obvious.

I happen to enjoy Visions, it'll probably end up being a 4 Lighter for me. Though i'm more than likely in the large minority lol

theshieguy
01-03-2011, 02:10 AM
I happen to enjoy Visions, it'll probably end up being a 4 Lighter for me. Though i'm more than likely in the large minority lol

I was referring to the people who might say "I don't want the pack, since I'll be stuck with 'Visions'...even though it's free". ;) The minority of the majority if you will (there were quite a few of them on the RB forums this past week :p). My apologies if it sounded like a diss to yours or anyone else's music taste. I'm not the biggest fan of "Visions" (got picked WAY too much online in RB2 after "Almost Easy," "Down With The Sickness" and "Chop Suey"), but I always get a kick out of doing it on vocals.

I'd say it's probably a 2-lighter song for me. I can actually do a pretty decent job of imitating the singers voice. And I always laugh when people find out that the song features a female vocalist. :p But I doubt I'll play "Visions" that much...unless some friends online pick it for laughs (I tend to kinda enjoy it on bass when I'm having a "good day"). I do wonder what the Pro drum chart looks like though. Harder than standard drums? FC-able anytime soon? I'm just happy that I'll get to play "Conventional Lover" and "Night Lies" again this week without having to switch RB discs. :)

XRedemptional
01-08-2011, 10:12 PM
Good achievement guide so far. (:

LoKuS773
01-11-2011, 03:38 AM
I know im out of the loop a bit but if i was reading the guide correctly I cannot unlock some achievements unless i have a different controller then the standard rock band instruments??

TwistedFate
01-11-2011, 03:43 AM
I know im out of the loop a bit but if i was reading the guide correctly I cannot unlock some achievements unless i have a different controller then the standard rock band instruments??

Correct, you need a Pro Guitar for the Pro Guitar/Bass achievements, and you need the Pro Drums for the Pro Drum achievements. However, if you have an RB2 drum kit you can just add the cymbals instead of buying a whole new kit.

The guitar you are going to have to buy. You either need the Mustang Controller, or you need the Squier Stratocaster (which is an actual guitar).

LoKuS773
01-11-2011, 09:34 AM
alright thanks. One more question when it mentions about the pro keys can then be played with the standard keyboard for rock band 3 or does that need a separate controller as well?

TwistedFate
01-11-2011, 01:10 PM
Ahh forgot about keys. There is only one keyboard for RB3, the Pro Keyboard. It's used for both Pro and Normal modes.

theshieguy
01-11-2011, 02:54 PM
I know im out of the loop a bit but if i was reading the guide correctly I cannot unlock some achievements unless i have a different controller then the standard rock band instruments??

I noticed you're question was answered, but I'll list these below to give you a little more peace of mind. To get the complete 1250 gamerscore for Rock Band 3, you will need:

*A profile created on the Rockband.com website (if you do not have an account already...do this as soon as you can--it's free to sign up)
*An Xbox 360 controller along with 3 USB microphones
*A 5-button plastic guitar (Guitar Hero or Rock Band will both work)
*A Rock Band drumset (Rock Band 2 or The Beatles: Rock Band Special Edition drumset) + Pro drum cymbal expansion. The Rock Band 3 drumset comes with the Pro drum cymbals and these cymbals cannot be used with a Rock Band 1 drumset (the drumset that's corded).
*Rock Band 3 Keyboard (this comes as a standalone instrument or as a game bundle with RB3)
*Fender Mustang or Fender Squire Pro guitar (the Mustang is available now and the Squire will be released in March)
*18 specific downloaded songs for DLC achievements (see THIS (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=278869) guide for more details)

And that's everything. For most gamers, this will be a VERY expensive game to complete 100%. But 1250 IS doable if you have the money (or if you can borrow some instruments from others), patience and possibly good friends locally that are patient enough to help with certain achievements. :)


Random guide stuff:

My internet has been acting weird for the last week (great timing, right? :rolleyes: :p), so I'm just getting around to posting the additional Road Map sections. Linkin Park's DLC came out today (just finished downloading on my Xbox), so I'll be going back and forth from my computer to my Xbox (I'm expecting to see a ton of messages about the LP DLC on XBL). You guys are probably going to see things added section by section throughout the day. I should be able to fit everything below :woop::

theshieguy
01-11-2011, 02:55 PM
Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 8-9/10 for experienced players (10/10 for Rock Band newcomers)
- Offline: 51 (1244http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif)
- Online: 1 (6http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif)
- Approximate amount of time to 1250: 50-100+ Hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Do cheat codes disable achievements? No
- Does difficulty affect achievements? Yes (any achievements that must be completed on Medium, Hard or Expert difficulty)
- Glitchy achievements: "Rock Band Legend" or "Rock Band Immortal" if "Imagine" is played last on guitar and possibly "Well Connected"
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Avatar awards: 5 male/female black T-shirts (one each for completing 25 on-disc songs on guitar, bass, vocals, drums & Pro keys)
- Extra equipment needed? Rock Band/Guitar Hero guitar controller, three USB microphones, Rock Band 3 drum kit or Pro cymbals expansion for Rock Band 2 model drum kit, Rock Band 3 keyboard controller and a Rock Band 3 Fender Mustang or Fender Squire Pro guitar controller.


Introduction

Rock Band 3 is FINALLY here and we’ve got a whole new batch of achievements to unlock along with 83 on-disc songs, new Pro instrument modes, vocal harmonies and more. Please remember that all song-related achievements (5-star a song, score 100%, etc.) unlock AT THE END of a song. So if you play a song and fulfill the requirements for an achievement, it will unlock once the song has finished.

*There are two free downloadable songs ("Charlene [I'm Right Behind You]" & "Promised Land") that are not available to players in Australia and other regions. If these songs are not available for you, you can make a separate U.S. account for Xbox Live and download the songs to play them on your main Xbox Live account for any achievements that require these songs (or where playing them is suggested).*

On the difficulty side of things, if you are a well-rounded Rock Band player that can play all instruments (minus Keys and Pro guitar) at Expert level and consistently get a five-star score, this game will probably feel like an 8/10 difficulty for you. If you are decent at Hard difficulty and have some issues playing songs on Expert, Rock Band 3 will probably seem like a 9/10. And if you happen to be a casual player that has either never played a Rock Band game previously or you have trouble consistently getting a five-star score on any instrument on Medium difficulty, this game will feel like a 10/10.

Also, this guide is still a work in progress. Due to the recent release of the Fender Squire Pro guitar, a few descriptions need to be updated.


Getting Started (4 for 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif)

When you first begin Rock Band 3, there are four achievements that can be unlocked before you play any songs. Tune Up will unlock after adjusting your calibration, Self-Made Dude or Lady will unlock after creating your first character, Best. Name. Ever. unlocks after changing the name of your band and Well Connected unlocks after connecting your game linking code with your Rock Band website profile.


Road Challenges (9 for 185http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif):

There are a total of 9 achievements that can be unlocked in the Road Challenges mode.

*Hometown Threwdown (1st challenge)
*Real Nor'easter (3rd challenge)
*Hell Defrosted (4th challenge)
*Wilderness Survival (5th challenge)
*Major Mileage (7th challenge)
*Party Animal (8th challenge)
*The Connoisseur's Connoisseur (9th challenge)
*Mile High Club & Ultimate Road Warrior (10th challenge)


Guitar (4 for 100:gsicon:)

For five-button guitar, there are four on-disc instrument-specific achievements. Guitar Perfectionist will unlock after hitting 100% of the notes in a song on Expert difficulty. Try "Low Rider" if you have issues with this. Any over strums will cancel the achievement, so try playing your selected song in the Goals menu if you have any issues. Guitar Apprentice will unlock after five-starring any 25 Rock Band 3 disc songs on Easy difficulty or after getting a score of 3 stars or higher on a song on Medium, Hard or Expert difficulty.

For Bleeding Fingers, you must get an 85% solo score or higher on 37 disc songs on Hard or Expert difficulty (drop down to Hard difficulty if you have any issues). And HOPO-cidal Maniac requires you to hit 53,596 hammer-ons and pull-offs without strumming. Lastly, Face Melter requires you to beat 3 downloaded 80's metal songs on guitar. Check THIS (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=278869) thread for a complete song list.


Bass (3 for 40:gsicon:)

For five-button bass, there are 3 instrument-specific achievements. Bass Streaker requires you to complete a song with a 500-note streak on any difficutly. Most Authentic Strummer requires you to upstrum all notes in a song on Hard difficulty (this can also be completed on Expert difficulty). And Bass Apprentice will unlock after five-starring any 25 Rock Band 3 disc songs on Easy difficulty or after getting a score of 3 stars or higher on a song on Medium, Hard or Expert difficulty.


Drums (3 for 45:gsicon:)

For standard drums there are 3 on-disc instrument-specific achievements. Drum Roll, Please! requires you to hit all of the notes in a drum roll. See achievement description for a full list of disc songs with drum roll sections. This achievement will still unlock if you overhit the last note in a roll (as long as you hit all of the other notes in succession).

Fastest Feet requires you to hit 90% or more bass pedal notes ("kicks") in a song. You can save your overdrive for this if necessary and even use the No-Fail option if you want to only focus on the kicks of a song. Drums Apprentice will unlock after five-starring any 25 Rock Band 3 disc songs on Easy difficulty or after getting a score of 3 stars or higher on a song on Medium, Hard or Expert difficulty.

Lastly, The Perfect Drug requires that you have "The Perfect Drug" by Nine Inch Nails available in your library. For this achievement, you must complete a 200+ note streak on any difficulty. The song is 160 Microsoft Points in the Xbox Live Marketplace. It can also be acquired if you have redeemed the export code from Rock Band Track Pack 2.


Keys (2 for 35:gsicon:)

For standard Keys, there are two achievements to unlock. Keys Streaker requires you to achieve a 350+ note streak in a song. And Keys Apprentice will unlock after five-starring any 25 Rock Band 3 disc songs on Easy difficulty or after getting a score of 3 stars or higher on a song on Medium, Hard or Expert difficulty. If you have unlocked the keys-on-guitar option, playing with a five-button guitar may make both of these achievements a bit easier. To unlock keys on guitar, earn 5 stars on any 50 songs in Rock Band 3 on Medium guitar (or earn 3 stars on a higher difficulty). This option is tied to the Guitar Immortal goal, so keys on guitar will be available after completing this goal.

Whether you use a guitar or a keyboard controller for these achievements, you will still need a keyboard controller to unlock both achievements (see descriptions for more details).


Solo Vocals (4 for 55:gsicon:)

*Please note: unlike previous Rock Band titles, Xbox Live wired/wireless headsets CANNOT be used as vocal microphones in Rock Band 3.*

For solo vocals, there are four on-disc instrument-specific achievements. Vocals Showmanship requires you to deploy overdrive four times during one song. You should easily get this while singing songs for all other vocal achievements. Tambourine Master requires you to hit 100% of the notes in a percussion.

Vocal Virtuoso requires you to earn an "Awesome" rating on 90% of the phrases in 6 different songs on Hard difficulty (can also be completed on Expert). Choose six songs that you are familiar with or try singing songs with all talkie phrases (like "Visions" from Abnormality--included in a free Rock Band 3 song pack on XBL) (http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Rock-Band-Free-Pack-01/7dee9ca7-f2f1-49db-833a-548410765c00?cid=SLink). A 90% score on Hard difficulty is MUCH easier than it sounds. If you can manage to keep a multiplier for most of a song you are familiar with, you should have no problem. Try to imitate the vocalist of each song if you are having trouble getting a good score.

Vocal Apprentice will unlock after five-starring any 25 Rock Band 3 disc songs on Easy difficulty or after getting a score of 3 stars or higher on a song on Medium, Hard or Expert difficulty. Lastly, Mercurial Vocalist requires you to earn a five-star score on a downloaded Queen song (this can be completed on any difficulty). I Want It All will unlock at the end of your chosen Queen song as well. See the DLC Guide (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=278869) for a full list of Queen songs that can be used for this achievement.

theshieguy
01-11-2011, 02:55 PM
Vocal Harmonies (2 for 35http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif)

*Please note: unlike previous Rock Band titles, Xbox Live wired/wireless headsets CANNOT be used as vocal microphones in Rock Band 3.*

There are two achievements that must be completed on the Harmonies setting under vocals. For Triple Awesome, you must sing all harmony parts of a 3-part harmony phrase on any difficulty. You will need two USB microphones for this achievement. If you only have one microphone, and you are interested in purchasing DLC, you can try your luck with "You Should Be Dancing" by Bee Gees (the song costs 160 MS points) (http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/You-Should-Be-Dancing/d6255ffa-2d30-49a7-b8e9-22bc5724e781).

For Is This Just Fantasy? you WILL need three USB microphones. There is no way around the 3-mic requirement for this achievement. See both achievement descriptions for more details.

Pro Drums (2 for 45:gsicon:)

There are two instrument-specific achievements for Pro drums and both of them are trainer-related. Drum Trainer Initiate requires you to complete a total of 20 Easy difficulty trainer lessons and Drum Trainer Graduate requires you to complete a total of 77 Expert trainer lessons. You will most likely need a local friend to help with the bass pedal on some lessons. If you have an extra set of drum sticks and a second local friend, utilizing both may make things a bit easier as well.

If you are having trouble with any lessons, try slowing the speed of the track down to figure out a particular drum pattern. You may also use the pause trick to complete lessons with the START button, and the D-pad buttons. For any cymbal notes, use one hand to pause and the other to hit the on-screen cymbal. See the Pro Keys Graduate achievement description for more details on this method.

Pro Keys (4 for 75:gsicon:)

There are four achievements for Pro Keys that will require you to have a Rock Band 3 keyboard peripheral. For Pro Keyboardist, you must score at least 90% in 3 songs on Expert difficulty. For Pro Keys Graduate, you must complete 20 Expert trainer lessons. For Pro Keys to the Max, you must achieve a 30+ note streak to max out your combo multiplier to a 4X. Pro Keys Apprentice will unlock after five-starring any 25 Rock Band 3 disc songs on Easy difficulty or after getting a score of 3 stars or higher on a song on Medium, Hard or Expert difficulty. See all achievement descriptions for more details.


Pro Guitar & Pro Bass (6 for 110:gsicon:)

For Play a Real Guitar Already! you must complete the song "The Hardest Button to Button" on Pro guitar (any difficulty), and Pro Guitar to the Max requires you to earn a 40+ note streak in song (any difficulty). For Power Chords, you must complete eight Medium difficulty Pro guitar training lessons, and Complex Chords requires you to complete five Expert difficulty trainer lessons. Lastly, Pro Guitar Apprentice and Pro Bass Apprentice will unlock after five-starring any 25 Rock Band 3 disc songs on Easy difficulty or after getting a score of 3 stars or higher on a song on Medium, Hard or Expert difficulty for Pro guitar and Pro bass (respectively).


Band achievements & Clean Up (7 for 230:gsicon:)

There are 7 additional disc-based achievements that you may or may not have by the time you finish all other instrument-specific achievements. For You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet, you must maintain 60 seconds of continuous overdrive (either by yourself or with other band members). As long as the band multiplier is 2X or higher for 60 consecutive seconds, you will unlock this achievement. Millionaire Club requires players to earn a total band score of 1,000,000 points or more. Coordinate overdrive with all band members and try to keep maximum multipliers as long as possible. Playing on higher difficulties will also make this easier.

Rock Band Master unlocks after you have finished 50 Rock Band 3 disc songs with a 5-Star score on Medium difficulty or 3 stars or more on a higher difficulty. For Rock Band Legend, you must 5-star every Rock Band 3 song on Hard difficulty, and Rock Band Immortal requires players to 5-Star every disc song on Expert difficulty. Scores are totaled among all instruments and Rock Band Legend stacks with Rock Band Immortal if you decide to finish all songs on Expert difficulty instead of playing on Hard.

Alex's Luggage Combination unlocks after your career score (highest personal band score for each song) reaches 12,456,789+ points. Lastly, The Endless Setlist III requires you to play all 83 disc songs in one sitting. Remember to play this setlist from the Goals menu. DO NOT PLAY THIS IN QUICKPLAY! YOU WILL NOT GET YOUR ACHIEVEMENT! This cannot be emphasized enough. Nothing is worse than playing for an achievement and finding out that you've done something wrong after putting your time and hard work into something. PLEASE make sure that you select the Endless Setlist goal in the Goals menu.

Endless Setlist III will take about 7 hours to complete. You will not be penalized for pausing or using No-fail mode, but you must press the entire setlist must be done in one sitting. If you back out to the main menu or Xbox dashboard, you must start from the beginning.


DLC Achievements (6 for 115:gsicon:/12 for 250 :gsicon:)

Depending on your music library, you may or may not have these additional 12 achievements completed by the time that you are finished with all disc-based achievements. If you happened to complete the 4 DLC achievements mentioned in the instrument sections of the Road Map, then you will have unlocked 6 total achievements (Downloader, Face Melter, The Perfect Drug, Fistful of Awesome, I Want It All and Mercurial Vocalist). That would leave you with 6 achievements totaling 115:gsicon: left to unlock (or less). A list of all 12 DLC achievements:

Downloader (Play a downloaded song)
Fistful of Awesome (Beat 5 downloaded songs)
Accountant's Dozen (Beat 12 downloaded songs)
Decent Collection (Beat 20 downloaded songs)
I Want It All (Play a downloaded Queen song)
Mercurial Vocalist (Earn 5 stars on Vocals on a downloaded Queen song)
Live Free or Die (Beat all of the free downloadable songs for Rock Band--4 songs total; see achievement description)
Shameless Self-Promotion (Download and play three songs from a band that has Harmonix team members in it)
Just Another Band Out of Boston (5-Star any one Boston downloaded song)
Face Melter (Beat any three downloaded '80s Metal songs on guitar)
Dave Grohl Band (Beat 5 downloaded songs from any band that has had Dave Grohl as a member)
The Perfect Drug (Get a 200 note streak on drums on "The Perfect Drug")

Check THIS (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=278869) thread for more info and song lists for each DLC achievement.


Conclusion

Rock Band 3 is a fun game that will be expensive for any players looking to snatch up all achievements with the series' new instruments. On the surface, this is the hardest Rock Band title to date. But, while some of these achievements are challenging, none of them are completely impossible for the average Rock Band player OR experienced player (Tre's Greatest Hits (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/green-day-rock-band/achievement/39462-A-Very-Troubled-Youngster.html)...this game is not). Rock Band 3 WILL require a great amount of patience for some achievements. That, along with access to competent and patient players online and/or locally, will make getting a complete 1250:gsicon: a fun and very possible experience.

Special thanks to Shelton for the vocal recordings, RyRobo and SK L4xX for their YouTube videos, Steadysphere for the HOPO-cidal thread and everyone else that contributed to this guide.

fhw4979
01-11-2011, 08:25 PM
back to the triples in Bohemian Rhapsody topic-
Does anyone have a recording of the youtube file (brown/orange). I have an easier time doing this (ie sync) with my wave editing software than Youtube. I tried using Youtube this AM and it just wasn't working well. If there is a file I can download, please let me know the link. I already have the blue line file.
Thanks

LoKuS773
01-11-2011, 09:30 PM
A lot of good stuff in this thread. Thanks to everyone for answering my questions. :)

theshieguy
01-11-2011, 10:07 PM
back to the triples in Bohemian Rhapsody topic-
Does anyone have a recording of the youtube file (brown/orange). I have an easier time doing this (ie sync) with my wave editing software than Youtube. I tried using Youtube this AM and it just wasn't working well. If there is a file I can download, please let me know the link. I already have the blue line file.
Thanks

I've been adding links and trying to re-format all the Road Map stuff for an hour or so, so I JUST noticed this post. :p Shelton (the guy who did the Blue track in the description) recorded two files: one Blue and one brown/orange. But since the YouTube video was much easier to mesh with the Blue recording in the game, I only to posted his Blue track link. Below is the brown/orange link if you want to try your luck with that one. The game might get a little screwy trying to pick up all the voices. But, if you can work some magic with your computer, I wish you the best of luck. Here's Shelton's post from November (you SHOULDN'T have to worry about the track speeding up, but it MIGHT be an issue):

You're meant to pause the recordings, not your game. I play them on my stereo, get them to the very first word then pause. Press play when the song begins (first word) on the game. Only thing that bothers me, is the fact that it speeds up for no reason. I am forced to pause/play at a couple of points in the song (on the stereo).

Anyway, I figure I can post my files for people to try to work with. At the very least, it should give an indication how the game wants you to sing to hit the harmonies.

Brown/Orange: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5C9TLE88
Blue: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BX644FQT

These are the issues you will need to work around:

*You must sing blue from "open your eyes" until "to MEEeee"
*After the Beezlebub part, it goes "For Me". On the third one (I think) it is a really high note. I stuffed up here when recording, so you will need to sing this yourself.
*The Orange/Brown track will speed up after it hits the initial triple harmonies and before the Galileo part. You must listen closely, try to pause it and press play to get it to sync.
*After the Orange/Brown finishes the Galileo part, it will go out of sync again. Do the same as above.
*If it is not synced perfectly, it will miss.

Enjoy.

That MAY work for you or you may have an easier time just syncing the Blue file with the YouTube video. Just follow the syncing instructions I posted in the achievement description. If internet connection availability is an issue, you can also look up programs that will let you download videos from YouTube and use one of them whenever you can get internet access (don't know the names of any programs off the top of my head).

A lot of good stuff in this thread. Thanks to everyone for answering my questions. :)

No problem. A lot of these achievements look pretty overwhelming at first glace, but most of them are pretty easy. The rest just require a little patience and access to the new RB instruments. :)

Echilion
01-13-2011, 09:08 AM
Excellent guide, can't believe you did Complex Chords. This is tough!! But I'll probably get it if I keep practicing

fhw4979
01-14-2011, 04:25 PM
thanks for the detailed response. Will give this a try soon. My WAV editing software is pretty good about not distorting the track.

Killerchronic
01-17-2011, 09:50 PM
I was about to say you should finish the guide and do the road map etc as the achievement stuff is already there.....Then noticed you have but on the last page, u reserved loads of space, stick it on the front!!

Otherwise nice guide, finally got this game so cruising through atm.

theshieguy
01-17-2011, 11:27 PM
I was about to say you should finish the guide and do the road map etc as the achievement stuff is already there.....Then noticed you have but on the last page, u reserved loads of space, stick it on the front!!

Otherwise nice guide, finally got this game so cruising through atm.

Loads of space? Um...not exactly. Are we looking at the same guide? :confused: :p

I'm at least one post short as far as reserves go. Part of what I had written for the Road Map (the intro and the first two sections afterward) WAS on the front. The intro was there since October and the beginning of the RM was added for about a month or so. But the complete Road Map is two posts long and I only have half of the first post left (space-wise). So, unless two new empty posts magically find their way to the first page, there is no way that I can "stick it on the front." :p

Believe me, if I COULD'VE put all of it on the first page, I would have. ;) I'm sure it'll be fine whenever the 360a staff officially adds it to the "guide" section of Rock Band 3.


Also quick tidbit for everyone:

There is a DLC achievement name that I didn't plug in for the vocals section of the Road Map (Downloader or one of the Queen achievements...it's mentioned in the Clean Up/DLC section). There's also the disclaimer of not being able to use an XBL headset for vocals that I thought I added as well. I haven't forgotten about these. I have a few things I need to double-check on Keys, so I'll plug them in sometime this week. :)

Saturday edit (January 22nd):

I've been under the weather since Tuesday morning, so I've just gotten around to updating things today (talk about a bad time to get sick :rolleyes::p). I updated the vocals section of the Map, but I still need to fire up my Xbox and double check a few songs on keys and bass. Hopefully I can have all those songs played through between today and next Monday.

Jagger O Riley
01-21-2011, 07:06 PM
Wow, there's ALWAYS something wrong when I try to get 'Well Connected'. It's mostly the website, saying 'Looks like we rocked too hard - Something has gone wrong.' Whats up with this?

theshieguy
01-22-2011, 11:36 PM
Wow, there's ALWAYS something wrong when I try to get 'Well Connected'. It's mostly the website, saying 'Looks like we rocked too hard - Something has gone wrong.' Whats up with this?

There's some issue with the Rock Band website where players have trouble trying to create a profile (what you posted above is the message that comes up). This has been a problem for a lot of people and I'm beyond surprised that it's still an issue almost 3 months after the launch of the game. :eek: I FINALLY got around to adding a little more to the Well Connected achievement description, but the information is still useless if players can't even make an account to get the achievement.

Best advice: keep trying until you can get through the sign-up/login process on the site or send an email to Harmonix's web support.

Groudon199
01-23-2011, 01:39 AM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1388/UP+sARM=.jpg Tambourine Master - Hit 100% of the notes in a percussion section. 10:gsicon:

Percussion notes are the round notes that scroll by on-screen during certain sections of select songs. The easiest song to get this achievement in would be “Charlene (I’m Right Behind You).” Hit all of the percussion notes near the end of the song by either tapping your microphone with the notes you see on-screen or by pressing the :abut: button on your Xbox controller. The achievement will unlock after the song is finished. This can be completed on any difficulty.

An even easier song to get this achievement on is "Space Oddity." It has two percussion sections and they each have only 4 percussion notes.

theshieguy
01-23-2011, 02:10 AM
An even easier song to get this achievement on is "Space Oddity." It has two percussion sections and they each have only 4 percussion notes.

"Space Oddity" is a whopping 5 minutes long. :eek: You could play "Charlene" FOUR times in the same amount of time it would take to do one playthrough of "Space Oddity." Someone would have to be SERIOUSLY rhythm-challenged to not be able to hit the 22 percussion notes in "Charlene." And by that I mean "unable to play guitar, bass, keys or drums at all in Rock Band." :omg No offense to anyone.

I appreciate the suggestion, but "Charlene" was mentioned because it's a very short song that should only take players one or two tries to get all the percussion notes on. I'm not sure if people would want to sit through a 5-minute song if a song that's 1:19 can get the job done just the same. :p I'll go through "Space Oddity" and double check it. Some people might actually be struggling with "Charlene" as crazy as it sounds. :confused:

Echilion
01-24-2011, 01:15 AM
For "Is This Just Fantasy" it works perfectly up until "Open your eyes". At that point, my microphones wont pickup the orange part for that measure and the next one. After that, it works perfectly again until the fast parts...then the orange part wont pick up again...ugh this frusturating

I have 2 rock band mics, and a computer headset. Sadly...the headset picks up the orange part the best but not enough for an awesome rating.

So like how loud should my speakers be and should my mics be right near them, or some inches away?

any help is appreciated...last achievement i need :(

Randomnutta
01-24-2011, 10:19 PM
I'm using the one on YouTube but the yellow stops working from thunder bolts of lightning till the last harmonic end, I played it on it's own and it's just not picking up the parts I explained. I'm using an Iphone for the blue vocal and the brown seems to work fine, it's playing on two Logitech speakers. I've tried having the volume high and low, far and near the speakers and bass turned on and off.

I tried the other clip on Itunes but the yellow one stopped working early on, any ideas?

Echilion
01-25-2011, 04:35 PM
I'm using the one on YouTube but the yellow stops working from thunder bolts of lightning till the last harmonic end, I played it on it's own and it's just not picking up the parts I explained. I'm using an Iphone for the blue vocal and the brown seems to work fine, it's playing on two Logitech speakers. I've tried having the volume high and low, far and near the speakers and bass turned on and off.

I tried the other clip on Itunes but the yellow one stopped working early on, any ideas?

I'm having the exact same problem. Works perfectly than I get to the fast part, and nothing wants to work :(

My speakers must be too crappy, or my microphones.

I'll try some more tomorrow

Randomnutta
02-01-2011, 12:35 PM
No luck? No one is answering us

Shelton
02-01-2011, 02:55 PM
It's definitely something to do with your setup, whether that be poor speakers, faulty microphones or syncing problems. Before changing speakers (which can be a hassle), try syncing a quarter of a second before you usually would. It might sound stupid, but sometimes the mic will pick up the recording too late to hit a particular section. If it's only a quarter of a second early, it should still hit everything else.

Have you tried singing the part it is missing? If it only misses one section, on one mic, maybe practice that part, hit it, then put the mic back against the speaker? Also, check that 3D audio effect is not enabled, as this will cause both harmonies to come out of the same speaker, which makes it impossible for it to work properly. Listen to one speaker to tell whether it is playing a single harmony or two.

There are so many things that can cause this to mess up. The file I recorded and used took hours to actually unlock the achievement, so even if it is capable of hitting everything, you just need to persist. Good luck, both of you.

Echilion
02-01-2011, 11:33 PM
I would think it's my speakers then, because I can't imagine my Rock Band microphones not being good enough. I'm a little peeved they removed the "Mic Sensitivity" option because I feel that would help.

Audacity has been helpful in some parts (raising the octave), but there are still a few phrases that don't want to register. I'll try some different speakers friday

SpiralGamerpro
02-07-2011, 12:40 AM
Sticky request. Great guide.

SilentlyAwesome
02-08-2011, 12:42 AM
A quick question: Did the last patch affect the ability to get Pro Keys Graduate using the pausing method?