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Virtuoso

Finish Vocal Solo Tour on Expert

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How to unlock the Virtuoso achievement

  • The NerevarineThe Nerevarine439,081
    25 Jan 2008 07 Apr 2009 21 Dec 2011
    57 1 10
    There's octave and there's pitch, don't confuse the two or you're going to have a hard time. Find a register you're comfortable singing in, a song or voice you can imitate easy and sing in that style for all the songs. You may hear "Tom Sawyer" being sung in a very high octave, but you must only match the pitch, so you could sing it like Barry White and 100% it if your register matches Barry's more than Geddy's.

    There may be some parts that get really high in pitch, for this you use falsetto. This is when you use that high voice that people use when they talk to a puppy or a kitten to seem less aggressive, and you will be able to hit more pitches in this register but it might make you feel stupid if your football-loving jock friends are around. If your voice is tired you can also resort to this register since it offers serious muscular relief.

    If you don't know the words, or it's the first time you've ever heard the song, humming is an easy fallback. You will have an easier time if you take a few seconds before the vocals come in at any part to hum a note and line up the arrow with where the line comes in.

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    J0erriOh crap, i never will complete this i guess... Thanks anyway!:)
    Posted by J0erri on 17 Dec 11 at 18:58
    ChizzyHOW THE HELL DO YOU PASS EPIC BY FAITH NO MORE FUCK THIS SONG
    Posted by Chizzy on 02 Oct 12 at 19:22
    SnowyZep^ To pass the "talky" parts you have to fully pronounce every single syllable and actually really say each work clearly.

    You have to talk through it like you really care and quite clearly or it wont register.

    I realized this when I got Awesome/Strong on every talky part is the song Ballroom Blitz, a song I've been listening to for years, so I knew all the exact words and the way to express the syllabus before hand.

    On the Beastie Boys one/Faith No More I didn't do as well until after a couple of tries, by then I had the words memorized and that's why I didn't fail

    So yeah for talky parts, just say the exact words very clearly, as if you were saying a big long word to a 3 year old.
    Posted by SnowyZep on 07 Nov 13 at 21:43
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  • ActionGrooveActionGroove52,524
    09 Aug 2009 09 Aug 2009 09 Aug 2009
    45 0 7
    This achievement is much easier than it sounds. Starting expert, I didn't expect to make it past the first tier of songs, but ended up completing the whole tour within a day.
    First of all, don't sing, hum the songs. It's easier to stabilize your voice, it saves air, and you'll be able to hear the track better. You're probably going to fail a few times in the beginning, but don't get discouraged. Once you learn the pitch range for each song, it's easier to control your voice and your needle won't move around as much.

    Some tips while you're humming the songs:
    Turn your mic sensitivity to the max and if you already know the songs go to the main menu and turn off all the extra noise (instruments, crowd, etc,). This will make it easier to focus on what you need to sing.
    If you're planning on playing more than 5 songs at once, have a bottle of room temperature water nearby to keep your throat from drying out.
    If the line you're supposed to sing is broken up into a lot of parts or it quickly goes up and down, just hum the pitch that most of the lines line up with and don't worry about hitting each individual pitch or pausing between each word. As long as you hit most of them, you should still get a full rating.
    Remember to breathe in after every measure, or whenever there is a chance.
    If you find yourself running out of breath and missing notes, just pause the game and give yourself a couple minutes to catch up.
    If you start failing, remember that getting an "Awesome" rating with Overdrive deployed will instantly max your crowd meter.
    Don't guess at high/low notes, but instead 'slide' your voice in the right direction to hit them so you don't overshoot your mark.

    Problem songs:

    Reptilia

    Probably the hardest song to sing in my opinion. I had to restart about 20 times before passing it. It goes from very low pitches to very high in a short period, and there are very few opportunities to catch your breath during the chorus. I would suggest using practice mode and memorize what pitches you need to hum for the high/low parts first. Making sure you have Overdrive ready before the tambourine part will make this song MUCH easier to pass. I would also recommend pausing after every verse/chorus to catch your breath. I found the hardest part wasn't hitting the notes, but rather having enough air to make it through the chorus. If you can pass this song, you can complete the whole tour.

    Gimme Shelter

    This song has very high notes that are hard to hit, specifically the 'rape/murder' part. My suggestion is to SING not hum these parts in a falsetto and try to have full Overdrive ready. The second hard part is the 'Its just a X away' pattern before the end, which is very hard to hit, so be sure to save some overdrive for that.

    Foreplay/Longtime

    In case you didn't notice, they cut off the first 3 minutes of instrumental and jump right into the vocal part, which is nice if you fail and have to restart. This song is pretty straightforward until the end. Then the singer gets a little crazy and decides to do some improve stuff with a lot of high pitches. Be sure to have full overdrive ready for this and save it until you need it. You'll know when you hit it because it tends to catch you off guard by being much more difficult than the rest of the song.

    Good luck!
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    MaDDaWQthanck you very much! mostly for telling us that this isn't as hard as it sounds, because I wouldn't have even started trying if you hadn't!
    Posted by MaDDaWQ on 08 Nov 11 at 23:57
    Here I am, over a year later and I finally got around to doing this. I had to redo Foreplay/Long Time, I really lost the plot when he starts improvising, but went through again with some Overdrive saved for that part and it got me through. The biggest problem of all (and IMO the hardest song over all 3 RB games) is Reptilia. I couldn't do it for the life of me, in the end a good friend of mine recorded himself passing the song so I could download it to play into my mic. I feel pretty lame for doing it but I really saw no way past the horror that is Reptilia. Aside from that though the other songs aren't too bad.
    Posted on 03 May 12 at 21:36
    A 0 UB3RLOZ3Ri think i may give you a negative because you saidif you beat reptila you beat tour.. FALSE Foreplay/longtime is much harder
    Posted by A 0 UB3RLOZ3R on 02 Jun 12 at 21:02
  • Xx NTABiz xXXx NTABiz xX61,360
    03 Mar 2009 14 Mar 2009
    17 10 1
    Just hum the songs. A lot of people get confused about the pitches and sing either too high or too low. Just practice a lot. Listening to the songs isnt as important as everyone thinks though. Once you have the pitching down it should be no problem. Good luck!
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    KirklessI didn't have too much trouble singing most of the songs but humming definitely helped for some of the songs in the last couple of tiers.
    Posted by Kirkless on 02 Oct 10 at 21:15
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