Having trouble impressing the other persuasion with some furious fretwork? Not no more! NOTE: This applies to guitar only. If I get enough good feedback I'll make one for singing and drums on RB.

Step 1: Getting to Know Your Guitar

It sounds dumb, but you have to be able to know the guitar with your eyes closed. If you use the Rock Band Stratocaster, there are little braille bumpies that identify the green, yellow, and orange buttons. On the Guitar Hero SG and Les Paul, There is a line on the yellow button. So just make sure you can make your way over to these without thinking about it too much.
Crap I have the crawl and I used to have the tetris effect xD
and P.S playing the drums on rock band will probably actuall y make you a better drummer and so will singing help you train your voice
playing the drums on rockband will NOT make you a better drummer!
Well actually, the drums are kind of laid out like a real drum set. The red pad is the snare, the yellow is hihat/tom, blue is ride/tom, and the green is the crash/floor tom. I personally have found that I can play somewhat recognizable drum patterns on a real set from playing Rock Band.
No, this does not work, 'real' drummers know that this is nothing like drums, all pads are equal height. Playing rockband, has screwed up my drum playing, so I don't think this can help you at all. Sorry, go ask Travis barker, or any other drummer who has played rockband. Search the video on google.
I see what you mean. I didn't say it was <em>exactly</em> like real drums, its just l<em>aid out</em> in a similar fashion.<br/>
Well, I guess, it is. It still wouldn't help, though. However, I get what you're saying.
I think what he's trying to say is it CAN help people LEARN how to play drums, or they learn the basics and go from there.
That's why I said I get what you're saying. haha.
I'm sorry I didn't check the post date. &gt;_&gt;
"Real" drummers designed the RB drum kit. And you can plug it into a computer and play on it like a real drum kit (although without velocity sensitivity, the hits can sound blandly uniform...)
And you shouldn't blame the kit because you don't know how to adapt your technique.
Ok, you have 9 posts. 3 of which brought up a year old argument. You need to become a part of this community before you insult me... Number two, It is like an electronic drum pad I get this, but it is not like a real drum set. Just because you can play this song on Rockband, does not mean you can play that song on a real set.
You have heard of an "electronic drum kit," right? The RB drum kit would not look out of place on stage (back in the80's, but some countries are a good 30 years behind the US when it comes to that kind of stuff anyway :P)
Interesting point.
It can.
Just give it up, this is a year later, we could care less.
nope. no crawl. <br>but that may be because i have rock band, not guitar hero
2 days without food will screw you up, TRUST ME.
you get it either way xD<br>tip for telling if you get the crawl effect, Stare at the yellow note (on the bottom of the fretboard) for a while, you should start to feel weird, or that could be my hunger kicking in &gt;_&gt;
I beat GGAHT on expert. its true that tapping is a LOT easier. you just need to be calm and not flip out. best way is to just imagine you are playing on hard and try not to get frustrated. if you can't make it to the part that goes "GRYRGRYRGRYRGRYRGRYR" etc. then you should slow the song down on practice. it really helps even though you may not think so. BTW, this is a great guide. good work. p.s. I got 79% through TTFAF on expert b4 failing :(
gratz :) I couldn't even get to 5% &gt;_&gt; I'm NOT used to Guitar Hero<br>RB 1,2,3 FTW
Ha!!! I got <em><strong>80%</strong></em>!!!<br/>
P.S. I swear on my life
Indeed. I hate it when people just wail on it like there's no tomorrow for the points. There's very few songs where whammy is perfect for all long notes. Freezepop songs come to mind.
i wail on the whammy bar on sustained notes while in overdrive because it slows down how much energy you use. it works on all sustained notes, not just energy ones
IT DOES??? O.O How did I not notice this. Q_Q
my and my friend did Green Grass and High Tides on drums and he has a friend who can do it on both drums and guitar
can he do them at the same time?
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thats cool. I got really close today.
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oh and it was on expert<br />
I only have 4 songs left on guitar hero 3 including bonus!<br />
dude, when i first started playing GH i got the tetris effect, it was weird, i also got it from a lot of DDR
hey i beat green grass and high tides a few months ago when i just started on expert. now im playin guitar hero metallica and gettin almost 100% on every song. do you have a ps3
I passed GGAHT on Expert with a world tour guitar. I'm only 13
its matchbook romance not matchbox romance
Right. Changing that now. Thanks for the input.
I've always heard that Through the Fire and Flames is the hardest. How bad is Green Grass?
Green Grass = some fast licks but it'll only take you 2 or 3 tries to pass<br/><br/>TtFaF = hellishly hard!! after 20 attempts im still at 3 %<br/>
I just beat TtFaF with 84%!
its fun to go into practice and mess around on that song. i got like 30 percent off of just gree, red, yellow.
The only thing that makes Green Grass hard is that whenever I get to the part with the up and down G-R-Y-R-G over and over, and I have to use my overdrive, and then when it moves up a color, I have none and I fail.
It's comparable
I can do it...It's not that hard. The guitar battle against lou is much harder, but I beat that as well.
ATT: Playing Rock Band/Guitar Hero does not make you a musician. Now back to your regularly scheduled program.
Does it look like we Guitar Hero people think we're musicians? Do you see us get disappointed because we realize we don't have a record deal yet? No. These games are for fun, for the most part.<br/><br/>I always find it funny when people say something like this. Would you seriously think that people playing games like Forza Motorsport think they're actually going to become racecar drivers based solely on the game? And what about AirForce Delta Storm? Do these people really think they're about to get jobs as pilots?<br/><br/>People don't play games because they think it will make them better at the subject of the game (for the most part). People play games because they are <strong>fun</strong>.<br/><br/>That said, in some cases it could make you a musician. Have a look at <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbpZBQ7jXgI">The Guitar Zeros</a>. You certainly have to have some knowledge of musical instruments, but who's to say you couldn't play a game controller as an instrument, with the right software? Also, a lot of the techniques you need to learn to master drums or singing in Rock Band <em>could</em> be applied to a career. Not to say you don't still need lessons, but it helps.<br/><br/>In short: 99% of Guitar Hero/Rock Band players don't think they are musicians. For further clarification, please see these two comics: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/comic.php?d=20070509">[1</a>] <a rel="nofollow" href="http://xkcd.com/359/">[2</a>]<br/>
I play violin so I have found out something. GH doesn't make you any better at playing the guitar (in fact, it could make you worse) because a real guitar requires more complex finger movements, but it could help you play an instrument like a violin, viola, or even a cello or bass. This is because on GH your fingers are all in a single-file line like on a violin, and this could help work-out your fingers when you play the faster songs. Plus on expert you have to shift to play the orange note, which is very common in higher level violin music. In other words, Guitar Hero doesn't make you better at playing the guitar.

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