Fret Fast achievement in Rocksmith

Fret Fast

Beat 10,000,000 points in the Guitarcade game: Ducks

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  • Teamlead TacoTeamlead Taco459,166
    14 Nov 2011 14 Nov 2011
    27 0 10
    This minigame, like several, start off pretty easy at first, but in my opinion, get ridiculously hard. I've been playing guitar for nearly 30 years, and playig this legit, i could barely break 2 million before the ducks started coming down too fast. So here are two tips to help you crush this minigame.

    1. Abuse the pause feature. Every time you pause, you get a countdown of 3 seconds, so you can reposition your hands and see what is coming down to hit it. Towards the end, I was hitting pause after hitting every note...and even then i barely had time to hit the note and repause.

    2. Unless you own a guitar with perfect/very good intonation, chances are VERY high that the guitar intonation will affect your ability to play this game at the higher frets especially on your lower strings past frets 15 or so. I am not sure what ubisoft was thinking, since most players rarely use those frets in real life anyway. What i found happening more often than not, was that I would fret at 17 and the game would register it as hitting fret 18 causing a miss due to my intonation being off and my guitar going slightly sharp. To avoid this, simply find the note you are suppose to play, listen to the note, and match it on another string. For example, if you are supposed to hit fret 19 on the red string, just hit fret 12 on the yellow string instead.

    Don't worry if you think the game is going fast and you are still at like only..2 million or so. Once you get to the later levels, the score starts to skyrocket as hitting individual notes later will easily yield huge scores that boost your score in no time.

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    Evenger OstroMaybe the patch also tweaked the notes? I never have problems with frets, only when I bend the string a little because I'm going too fast for my own good.
    I haven't played guitar for years and still could rack up 1,7m without tricks and I had to look at my guitar a lot because I'm not used to the distances between frets anymore. This solution seems a little exaggerated. But good tips nonetheless.
    Posted by Evenger Ostro on 15 May 13 at 09:03
    TONISM987Thanks, it worked for me. pausing on xbox, just press the guide button or use your foot, whichever works, up to you
    Posted by TONISM987 on 26 Feb 14 at 17:32
    RIVE XNGLEI highly recommend Teamlead Taco's suggestion to use the A string for some of the higher frets: 10 through 15 on the A string instead of 15 through 20 on E. My intonation is solid, but I was still having trouble getting the game to recognize my higher E frets.

    Your best friend is volume control here. Even though the game is speeding up, keep your strums quiet. If you become sloppy and start slapping the strings, easy frets like 5, 7, 9, and 12 stop registering and you'll feel silly.

    Since this is all on the lower strings, use your second position on your pick-up selector for a good medium of tone.

    The achievement should pop around Level 29 to 30.
    Posted by RIVE XNGLE on 16 May at 05:33
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  • SeaborneAdamSeaborneAdamThis gamer has had their achievements removed from the site
    05 Feb 2013
    4 1 0
    Just a note on Teamlead taco's guide, I was abusing the pause feature but was still missing notes because I couldn't hit the pause button fast enough after playing the note. so I just asked a friend to pause for me after every not which worked perfectly, if you play up until round ten it only took us ten minutes of pausing to get the cheev ridiculously easy. I got this and the superducks achievement this way first go.
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