In Guitar Hero: World Tour, I've noticed there are two different kinds of notes that are designed to be used specifically with the slider touch pad on the guitar.

Both types of notes are hollow-ish see-through, but sometimes there is kind of a purple string attaching strings of notes together and sometimes not. What's the string for?

  • Note that you'll need a guitar that has the slide pad on it for this - you can typically play GH games with RB guitars, but they don't support this feature. If I recall, you can still tap the buttons (no need to strum) without the slide pad.
    – agent86
    Feb 29, 2012 at 15:33
  • @agent86 your memory is correct, but I have the appropriate guitar so all is well, thanks! (P.S. congrats on your diamond!)
    – Ender
    Feb 29, 2012 at 17:50

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These are called Slider Gems, it means you can play these notes by sliding your finger between them on the slide pad instead of tapping each note.

From the WikiPedia page:

Guitar tracks feature notes connected by a semi-transparent purple line [...] called "Slider Gems"; the player can play these notes by sliding their fingers up and down the touch pad or by tapping the fret buttons without strumming.


I guess I don't know for sure since I have never seen this purple line (though I have definitely seen the "slider gems" and known I didn't have to strum for the note to be accepted should I miss ever since I first observed these "translucent" gems in Guitar Hero 5 I think.) And I can say that I have used both slider and non-slider GH controllers for play to my satisfaction (exactly as the previous answer describes), yet I have still not seen this purple line - but I am playing on the Wii, which I understand is relatively rare, both in terms of overall hardware and on SE (though I hope I'm wrong about that last part and others can relate to me on the Wii system!)

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