Free As A Band achievement in Guitar Hero: Smash Hits

Free As A Band

Score 2,000,000 points on Free Bird as a Band.

Free As A Band0
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How to unlock the Free As A Band achievement

  • AlbinoKidELITEAlbinoKidELITE1,318,013
    29 Aug 2010 29 Aug 2010
    16 0 0
    For those not blessed with the skill or stamina (or competent friends) to play a long and quite difficult song on expert, fear not... this song is highly doable on medium/hard, provided you are able to score 98% or higher on those difficulties. I played hard bass with all the other instruments on medium and we scored around 2.3 million this way... the key to high scores is to maintain streaks for a x4 multiplier and to utilise star power at the same time; higher difficulties give you more notes and therefore more points are possible, but if you keep breaking streaks then you will find you score higher on lower difficulty. We found it helped to have the vocalist (who has very little to do in the second half of the song when the bulk of the notes are) keep an eye on the meter for us so we weren't distracted by checking it and tell us when we had enough to deploy it... the thing that cost us the achievement first attempt was people missing notes while glancing at the rock meter, or our drummer breaking his streak while activating star power when there wasn't enough. Teamwork is the key... there's no 'I' in "Free As A Band" after all ;)
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  • CrandyCrandy734,250
    06 May 2012 05 Jun 2013 11 Jul 2013
    5 0 0
    I have created a way to use a computer to play drums perfectly to help obtain this achievement. You will still have to have some friends to play the other instruments but this will allow you to have a perfect expert drummer if you are having troubles. I have created a video tutorial for this method but I have included full text instructions as well.

    Text instructions can be found here.
  • TJenks1308TJenks1308317,237
    09 Feb 2017 10 Feb 2017
    0 0 0
    What I did was Expert Guitar and Hard Vocals (both me), Expert bass and medium? or hard? drums an got over 2 million points on Free Bird
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