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Complex Chords in Rock Band 3

Complex Chords287 (25)

Complete the "More Chord Holding and Arpeggiation" Pro Guitar lessons.

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Achievement won on 23 Dec 10
TA Score for this game: 679
Posted on 23 December 10 at 23:20
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This achievement is not easy by any means. I have been playing guitar since 2005.

Anyway - exercise 1-3 are the tough ones, 5 is by far the easiest, 4 is pretty close.

My method was to start every one at 60% speed and to just listen to it to start with. What should it sound like? Once that was in my brain, I would simply practice making the chord shapes in time, once I had got my head around that, I'd just keep playing it at 60%speed until I could 100% it twice in a row. Then I'd do the same thing at 70%, then 80%, 90%, and finally full speed. I would not advance until I could do it twice in a row. Don't advance on a single 100%, you might have fluked it.

Something I found helped was when I was getting frustrated, I would sit down on my real guitar and play the same exercise very slowly, eventually building speed. This was VERY useful with an actual guitar because you truly learn the piece and no longer require the visual cue. I passed 3/5 of these exercises without looking at the screen, instead I was looking at my picking hand (the weakest part of my playing). Frankly if you're looking at the screen while doing these exercises you are making extra work for yourself.

If you don't have a real guitar you could practice it on the guitar controller however - you'll have no audio feedback (unless you plug it into a midi port or something).

I suggest the easiest way to get this achievement is to invite someone over who knows how to play the guitar and have them do it for you - HOWEVER DISHONEST THIS MAY BE!

Make sure that 'chord numbers' is turned on for them. Even if they say they're a crap guitarist I would recommend inviting them to do it. Most guitarists are pretty modest. Furthermore I think that even a non-guitarist would be pretty excited to have a go at these exercises!

I hope that this helps. Please ask any questions at all - I love helping people to learn the guitar.
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