Vocal Virtuoso achievement in Rock Band 3

Vocal Virtuoso

Earn an Awesome rating on at least 90% of the phrases in 6 songs on Hard Vocals.

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  • KennansoftKennansoft165,266
    03 Nov 2010 27 Oct 2010 23 May 2013
    23 0 23
    This can be done in Hard or Expert, but for obvious reasons Hard is easier and must be Solo singing, not harmonies.
    Now if your a good singer you will have no problem, otherwise here is a really good trick to get you through it.

    The trick with this is to find songs that don't require pitch, and just let you talk it through, this way as long as there is sound in the Microphone it will count. Best trick is to drag a Fan/Air Conditioner in front of your microphone.
    The only problem is that most are through DLC or exporting so you will need your bigger library first.

    Songs recommended to do so with are:

    Rock Band 1-
    - "Sabotage" - Beastie Boys

    Rock Band 2-
    - "So Wha'cha Want" - Bestie Boys
    - "Testify" - Rage Against The Machine

    Downloadable Content-
    - "Gay Bar" - Electric Six
    - "Thank You Boys" - Jane's Addiction
    - "Drop It Like It's Hot" - Snoop Dogg
    - "Ridin' In My Chevy" - Snoop Dog
    - "The Great Southern Trendkill" - Pantera
    - "Suicide Note Pt. II" - Pantera
    - "The Underground In America" - Pantera
    - "(Reprise) Sandblasted Skin" - Pantera
    - "Laid To Rest" - Lamb Of God
    - "Bulls on Parade" - Rage Against The Machine
    - "Guerilla radio" - Rage Against The Machine
    - "Debaser" - The Pixies
    - "Dawn Patrol" - Megadeth
    - "Clouds Over California" - DevilDriver
    - "Blinded by Fear" - At the Gates
    - "Thrasher" - Evile
    - "A Drug Against War" - KMFDM
    - "Visions" - Abnormality
    - "No Sleep till Brooklyn" - Beastie Boys
    - "Thank You Boys" - Jane's Addiction
    - "Bombtrack" - Rage Against the Machine
    - "Killing in the Name" - Rage Against the Machine
    - "Sleep Now in the Fire" - Rage Against the Machine
    - "King of Rock" - Run-DMC
    - "Raining Blood" - Slayer
    - "The Hourglass Paroxysm - Part II" - Chaotrope
    - "Frontier Factory" - Freen in Green
    - "Everyone I Know is an Alcoholic" - Robby Suavé
    - "Cookie Monster" - XTT
    - "SEX" - SNMT

    I realise this is not a complete list so please let me know if there are more I haven't thought of...

    Credit due to:
    - Samurai Judge
    - Gnarlycore
    - Perpalicious
    - UpgradePolecat
    - DJP519
    - T0rtureTactics
    - lightsup55

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    THEpaynexkillerI hate this list. It's just lazy. I mean, 6 SONGS. 6 SONGS is too hard for people? IF you are 'a good singer.' No. If you have Vocal Cords. You can get this achievement.
    Posted by THEpaynexkiller on 11 Sep 13 at 16:42
    KennansoftTo be fair if you are a good enough gamer you can get any achievement.
    There is obviously a reason people look for help on achievements.
    Posted by Kennansoft on 12 Sep 13 at 12:49

    If the achievement description read "Earn an Awesome rating on at least 90% of the phrases in 6 songs on Easy Vocals", then I'd agree with you.

    Not everyone has a singing voice and are most likely to fail a song before the 50% mark on Hard Vocals. This is the most likely explanation as to why vocals is the least common part.

    Also, it may boil down to doing songs where the lead vocalist is NOT Freddie Mercury. Someone who isn't good at singing could barely do the easiest Queen song on Easy. That is to say... sing songs where the lead vocalist is in YOUR vocal range. Of course, that is easier said than done due the differences in one's song library (DLC and exports).
    Posted by lightsup55 on 12 Sep 13 at 15:12
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  • stefb42stefb42205,327
    29 Oct 2010 31 Oct 2010 15 Aug 2013
    7 1 0
    Although this has to be done on solo vocals it doesn't mean you can only have 1 singer. Connect 2 or 3 mics, choose solo vocals and everyone sing. With 3 vocalists filling the pie up it's a lot easier, each vocalist even gets their own pointer

    The game will pick up whoever is on pitch at any given time during each line, so if you nail half a phrase and a friend nails the other half, it fills the pie completely and you get the awesome.

    It's also brilliant for the really long sustained notes, if you run out of breath, as long as someone else is still singing you can have a breath and join back in

    Please feel free to comment
  • T3ARyouAnewONET3ARyouAnewONE18,732
    01 Nov 2010 01 Nov 2010
    7 2 0
    Id try and do songs from the RB3 disc if you can (helps toward the 25 songs played)

    A few really good choices are:

    Jerry Was a Racecar Driver (do this on expert - EASY 5* - mostly talking)
    Before i Forget (another good 5* expert candidate)
    Free Bird
    Crazy Train

    The Primus, Slipknot and Ozzy are good candidates for Expert 5* - good if you need them for 5* Expert career.
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