Enlightened Guitarist achievement in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

Enlightened Guitarist

Gold Star 20 songs on Expert

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How to unlock the Enlightened Guitarist achievement

  • CallumpyCallumpy307,333
    31 Jul 2009 31 Jul 2009 04 Aug 2012
    230 53 93
    Normal Way:
    This achievement requires you to get 100% on 20 different songs on expert. Meaning of course you have to hit every single note in a song. You may overstrum as long as you don't miss any notes, the combos don't matter.

    If you plan to do this achievement the 'legit' way, check out the other other guides as they have good song choices for you to get 100% on.

    Ill give you a few that I found easiest to get 100% on to get you started:
    Slow Ride, Story of My Life, Mississippi Queen, When You Were Young, My Name Is Jonas, Closer, Radio Song, Ruby.

    EDIT: BraverLeonheart in the comments section says that this doesn't have to be done all on the same band and can be unlocked across multiple bands.

    For people who can't or can't be bothered to 100% 20 songs on expert:

    *First, go to your System Settings on the Xbox Home, then select Storage, scroll down to your hard drive and press Y, then Clear System Cache and press Yes. (This will delete any updates that have been downloaded to your drive)

    EDIT: Some say that there is no need to clear the cache to do this glitch, even I have seen the glitch work online... but it doesn't always work. So its up to you, try it online if you like.

    Now boot up Guitar Hero (Press "No" when it asks to download the update) and go to Options, Cheats, and then Enter Cheat.

    Enter this cheat: (This is the Unlock Everything cheat, no sound plays when you enter these chords)(Each letter represents which colour to hold down on your controller, then strum whilst holding the colours)


    Once you have done that go to Quickplay and Expert, Bonus songs and Through The Fire and Flames, then just fail the song.

    Now go back to the Cheat menu and re-enter the cheat, fail Through The Fire and Flames again and then... Achievement Unlocked.

    Also if you go to the Store in the game you will unlock 4 other achievements if you dont have them already.

    Please don't abuse the voting system. If you follow the guide it will get you the achievement. Blah blah blah, this glitch ruins the TA score for people who did it legit... Yes, it does. If you did it legit, congrats, go post your scores over on scorehero.com and see how good you actually are.

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    iiAssassinXxiiGreat solution thanks!
    Posted by iiAssassinXxii on 18 Jun 20 at 18:48
    SilentExiledOneCan confirm this still works as of 2021 and I didn't need to clear my cache.
    Posted by SilentExiledOne on 17 Jul 21 at 13:51
    Mr Fumble 122Still works hahaha
    Posted by Mr Fumble 122 on 13 Feb at 03:50
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  • ViPeR866ViPeR866159,778
    23 May 2009 30 May 2010 01 Jul 2012
    26 1 6
    The above solutions are very good, but I think it's also worth noting that DLC counts towards the 20 songs, so if you have/wouldn't mind buying some of it, you can make this achievement a little easier. The free songs are a little challenging, but if you are having trouble, why not try them out? Here are some easy DLC songs:

    Halo Theme MJOLNIR Mix
    Top Gun Anthem

    Paid DLC:
    Messages (Velvet Revolver Pack)
    Super Massive Black Hole (Muse Pack)
    God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (Coldplay Pack)
    I Predict a Riot (Isle of Wight Pack)
    Tina (this comes with the GH3 soundtrack, and can also be downloaded on XBL)

    As for what other songs to go for, that's personal preference. Depending on what you're good at doing (keeping rhythm or hitting hard solos, etc.), you may find some songs more difficult than others. The other solutions here give good suggestions, but here are my personal picks:

    Songs To Start With: Story of My Life, Mississippi Queen, Bulls on Parade, When You Were Young, Lay Down, My Name is Jonas, Sabotage, Reptilia, Closer, Generation Rock, Metal Heavy Lady, Radio Song, Ruby

    More Difficult Ones: Slow Ride, Talk Dirty To Me, School's Out, Sunshine of Your Love, Miss Murder, Paranoid, Anarchy in the U.K., Even Flow, Can't Be Saved, She Bangs The Drums

    Now, the other solutions here mention some songs that I'd personally stay away from- Avalancha is one. This song has a fairly difficult part at the very tail-end of it; I found it quite annoying to FC and gave up. The other one is Cities On Flame. I think there are 20 songs waay easier than this.

    There is one more trick I can give you here. Since you don't need to FC (keep a streak for the entire song) 20 songs, but just get 100%, you can wildly strum through fast parts that you are shaky on just to make sure you hit every note. There are two songs this helps with: The Seeker, and Black Magic Woman.
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    ViPeR866Yeah the two free songs are a little challenging, but I think that some of the songs people were mentioning in other solutions were much harder, and like I said before it's all personal preference. I find Paranoid's overly-strummy solo somewhat difficult, but you may think it's easy. This is merely offering another option that no one mentioned.
    Posted by ViPeR866 on 12 Aug 10 at 23:08
    ViPeR866I guess I'll add in the guide that the songs are a little harder.
    Posted by ViPeR866 on 12 Aug 10 at 23:09
    Tornad0sEasiest DLC song is "Don't Speak" (No Doubt)
    Posted by Tornad0s on 03 Oct 11 at 16:29
  • Forchex2Forchex280,391
    08 Jan 2009 03 Jan 2010 04 Jan 2010
    24 4 3
    i did the glitch accidentally (well before i joined this site), sorry guys but in time ive gold starred 20 songs here is the list

    1.Slow Ride 2.Talk Dirty to Me 3.Hit Me With Your Best Shot 4.Story Of My Life 5.Mississippi Queen 6.Sunshine of Your Love 7.Bulls on Parade 8.Reptilia 9.When You Were Young 10.Miss Murder 11.Lay Down 12.Cities On Flame with Rock & Roll 13.My Name is Jonas 14.Helicopter 15.Black Magic Woman 16.The Metal 17.Closer 18.Metal Heavy Lady 19.Radio Song 20.Ruby.

    The feelings much better when you earn your achievement.

    -If there is a hammer on or pull off, use it
    -Practice mode; practice the solos and tricky parts
    -You wont get it your first try, so try and try again
    -Almost all of these songs are just repetition
    -You can also overstrum and still obtain a 100%

    Any Questions or concerns, send me a message or post a comment ill try to get back asap

    Good Luck
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    ScampfarmerAre you sure the quickplay exclusives count? I thought only career songs counted.
    Posted by Scampfarmer on 03 Apr 10 at 20:43
    ScampfarmerNevermind, I just did it.
    Posted by Scampfarmer on 05 Apr 10 at 16:14
    tractakidI managed to do Belly of a Shark with about 50 overstrums. I overstrummed once at the end of solo A and about 49 times during the fast chord strumming at the end, this was intentional as I wanted to be sure of the 100% and gold stars.
    Posted by tractakid on 29 Sep 10 at 10:51
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