Diamond in the Rough achievement in Guitar Hero: Van Halen

Diamond in the Rough

5 star all Van Halen songs on Vocal Career. (expert)

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  • Anno MundiAnno Mundi548,323
    22 Nov 2010 22 Nov 2010 22 Feb 2011
    37 5 19
    Very simple achievement to do now. I did it today using this channel:


    The search feature on the page is very crap. For a few of the videos it told me it couldn't find anything, so unfortunately you will manually have through search through each page on the profile until you find the one you want.

    Every single song in GH:Van Halen is there with an expert FC.

    Simply sync up your mic to your computer speakers. The way I did it was play the video until it got to the first word - hit pause just before the first word, waited for the game to catch up and hit play on the video. May take a few attempts for each song.

    I also found that when it came to the freeforms - she was fantastic at them but the mic didn't pick them up very well, so quickly yank the volume on the speakers up a bit and it will award you a tonne of points.

    Credit goes to siavash from x360a for finding the channel and of course freqrexy for her awesome voice :)

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    Anno MundiExactly... 34 people (at least!) seem to have managed just fine roll
    Posted by Anno Mundi on 27 Dec 17 at 17:41
    UltimateHero128I found a guy on YouTube with sound players
    Posted by UltimateHero128 on 26 Nov 18 at 05:29
    Druppie4DeltaTeach me how to do it please
    Posted by Druppie4Delta on 15 Jun 20 at 21:08
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  • MO Guns37MO Guns37944,896
    08 Oct 2009 09 Oct 2009 09 Oct 2009
    7 1 2
    5* all the van halen songs. not all of the songs in the game. it will save you some time & prevent u from being an idiot like me. freeform is ABSOLUTLY critical. my advice to beat a difficult song is do it once all the way through and findout where the freeforms are and the next run through you should get it. if u can master freeform you are golden because, except for 2-3 songs i never had a 4streak or higher ever.
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    Zacry072What do you do during freeform that's so critical? Sorry I'm new to the singing.
    Posted by Zacry072 on 12 Oct 09 at 22:54
    MO Guns37its just important to find out what pitch gets you points then change octaves. in other words what line through the freeform gets points then sing that line in different ways. also activate star power or whatever like 1/2 a second before the freeform ends
    Posted by MO Guns37 on 13 Oct 09 at 15:01
  • DevoidDevoid125,611
    15 Oct 2009 13 Oct 2009 17 Oct 2009
    7 2 0
    This achievement is fairly easy to do. The developers' gift to us was designing many talky parts for the Van Halen songs, so the majority of the songs have many sections of talky parts, and for the difficult songs they give us the freeform boost. Essentially, gather up the star power from the talky phrases, or the easy continuous held note, and use them right before the end of either freeforms or talky parts. Remember that you do not have to 5 star all the songs in the game, just the Van Halen ones. Master the freeforms and star power usage, and this achievement will be yours in no time.
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