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There are no notes that the colours match with. They are simply used to denote increase or decrease in pitch, and "chords" when used together.


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The first tip I have is a bit cheap -- if you have a Rock Band Guitar controller, then you can use the higher frets (the ones closer to the guitar body), which are much closer together than the lower frets. As far as hand positioning, this is a common issue that happens all the time when playing actual stringed instruments. Musicians on violin, for example, ...


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Warning: essay-length answer ahead. I'm going to start off with a "disclaimer" just so you know what perspective I'm coming from: I used to take these games very seriously. I was a staff member on the largest GH/RB website, and I suppose you could technically call me a "professional", since I won several thousand dollars worth of cash/stuff playing these ...


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As Jeeva said, there's no real parallel. On a real guitar, you have six strings each with 20+ frets, which are difficult to replicate exactly without making the game needlessly complex. The key to the game is its simplicity while still feeling like you're making music, so if you had a button for each fret on each string, it'd defeat the purpose. Not to ...


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It depends on the instruments. Here is a really nice compatibility chart that I found when I had the same question.


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Guitar Hero: List of songs in Guitar Hero List of songs in Guitar Hero 2 List of songs in Guitar Hero 3 List of songs in Guitar Hero: World Tour List of songs in Guitar Hero: Metallica List of songs in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock List of songs in Guitar Hero: Aerosmith List of songs in Guitar Hero: Smash Hits List of songs in Guitar Hero: Rocks the 80s ...


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Several of the Guitar Hero games have been released for Windows and Mac, including Guitar Hero III, Guitar Hero: World Tour and Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, and USB-based instruments should work natively with them. None of the Rock Band games have been released for PC, however, and intercompatibility is generally bad. Try Frets on Fire for a free and open source ...


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Sounds like the bad guitar is registering extra notes, and the clunks are happening when you "play" notes that don't exist. As to why, could be faulty wiring ... but who knows.


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The Wii is simply not capable of the same level of graphics that you'd expect from an Xbox 360 or PS3, so the effects, models, audience, etc. will all be toned down to different extents. Do consider, however, that most people don't play Guitar Hero primarily for the graphics. The actual gameplay is pretty much identical. Earlier versions of the Wii Guitar ...


7

Sounds like you're on beginner mode. Try increasing the difficulty level.


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I always move all the four fingers, since in most songs you'll get a stream of notes on that side. Off course, when it's only for a couple of notes you should only move your index finger or pink to get the one/two notes at the edges. However, this might vary between songs, but luckily you can practice what the best strategy is for each song.


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As JustinP8 pointed out, you can also check here: http://www.joystiq.com/Instrument-Compatibility-Matrix/ But there's no need to read that, as long as we're talking about a game released in the last 2 years or so, all the plastic instruments are broadly cross-compatible and work in either game — microphone, drums, guitar. Pick Rock Band instruments, ...


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Performous is a nice alternative for Guitar Hero/Rock Band on the PC. Open source, compatible with GH and RB instruments, most of console games' songs are available as packs on the net, some game features are already implemented better than the console games.


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A compatibility table can be found on the Guitar Hero Wiki There are also these charts:


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In Addition to the great answer Ragnar gave you also have the DLC for Rock Band List of DLC songs in Rockband


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The colors are just to help you correlate what feat button you are suppose to hit. As others pointed out typically the pitch gets higher on the higher frets, but the whole color coding/fret layout is to simplify the act of sight reading on guitar which it conveys the simple idea while being very accessible to people who don't play guitar. Typically you'll ...


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Yes, as long as you have the latest Rock Band 2 title update -- this installs automatically if you're connected to Xbox Live. Beatles Rock Band and Guitar Hero: Metallica were the first titles to support the wireless mic, anything released after that should support them out of the box as a matter of course.


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Just addressing your first three questions... it really depends what you find discouraging and what you find helpful. Broadly speaking, Rock Band has tools, and Guitar Hero has rewards. The Rock Band series has almost entirely moved away from treating each song like a 'level' in a game, having you unlock harder songs by playing easier ones. If you want to ...


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This video clip demonstrates what happens when a note is missed. There is a small twang sound along with the song volume going down for a second. Along with those audio ques, the "note highway" will shake and you will lose your combo multiplier.


3

I finally got around to trying this (picked up GH:WoR with the Guitar in a half price sale) and I can confirm it definitely does not work. The game picks up the MIDI controller only if the switch is set to D for drums, but then all attempts to start the game indicate that you're using a standard PS3 controller and the game asks you to plug in a microphone. ...


3

First hit on Google for your question title :) Make a mic stand out of a clothing hanger. (The link skips the two minute long intro.) Now you just need a high enough support.


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As far as I'm aware, no, there are no left-handed guitar controllers available. You'll have to either play right-handed, or deal with the whammy bar being on the wrong side of the strum bar. If the whammy bar falls onto your hand as you're playing, you can try using a rubber band or two to hold it up.


3

Guitar Hero III was available on PC. However, it was apparently far inferior to the console versions.


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Frets On Fire - a free, open-source clone that uses your keyboard. The Xbox controllers may work on the PC - never tried it, but I saw a video and some software a while back that used the Rock Band drum set on PC.


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http://assets.dreamgear.net/sell-sheets/DGPS3-1334.pdf This specifies that it works with the following games: Guitar Hero games includes Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero II, Guitar Hero Encore: Rock the 80s, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith & Guitar Hero: World Tour; RockBand games includes RockBand & RockBand 2. This list ...


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Generally, using 4 fingers as opposed to 3 will make your life easier on more difficult songs since you will need to move your hand less, but in either case, shifting your hand position on the fly is a must. To use 4 fingers, you must practice using your pinky to strengthen it and improve its dexterity. If that simply seems too difficult, you can just stick ...


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I'm sorry, there is no definitive answer for the general case of USB mics. Here an echantillon of my search: Since you're on Wii, not too many mics have been made for it (at least here in the u.s.) MOST usb mics will work. I own a GH and a RB mic along with a Disney Logitech mic and they all work with RB and GH. So it's a case of Trial and ...


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I have bought a set of the Ion Drums (http://www.drumrocker.com/products/index.php) and I have been very happy with them. I typically play expert and the drums are far more responsive than the Rock Band and/or Guitar Hero drums (I've been through two of the RB ones, and one of the GH drumsets). The pads actually have some rebound in them and are much ...


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I have tried using the midi pro in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock for Wii and confirm that it actually does work but the game maps the notes as only the 4 drums plus base pedal, as if it was a RB1/2 drum-kit. No cymbal support. Have yet to try older Guitar Hero games on Wii apart from Metallica, which didn't recognise it. Now tried it on absolutely all ...



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