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Enlightened Guitarist

Gold Star 20 songs on Expert

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Normal Way:
This achievement requires you to get 100% on 20 different songs on expert. Meaning of course you have to hit every single note in a song. You may overstrum as long as you don't miss any notes, the combos don't matter.

If you plan to do this achievement the 'legit' way, check out the other other guides as they have good song choices for you to get 100% on.

Ill give you a few that I found easiest to get 100% on to get you started:
Slow Ride, Story of My Life, Mississippi Queen, When You Were Young, My Name Is Jonas, Closer, Radio Song, Ruby.

EDIT: BraverLeonheart in the comments section says that this doesn't have to be done all on the same band and can be unlocked across multiple bands.

For people who can't or can't be bothered to 100% 20 songs on expert:

*First, go to your System Settings on the Xbox Home, then select Storage, scroll down to your hard drive and press Y, then Clear System Cache and press Yes. (This will delete any updates that have been downloaded to your drive)

EDIT: Some say that there is no need to clear the cache to do this glitch, even I have seen the glitch work online... but it doesn't always work. So its up to you, try it online if you like.

Now boot up Guitar Hero (Press "No" when it asks to download the update) and go to Options, Cheats, and then Enter Cheat.

Enter this cheat: (This is the Unlock Everything cheat, no sound plays when you enter these chords)(Each letter represents which colour to hold down on your controller, then strum whilst holding the colours)


Once you have done that go to Quickplay and Expert, Bonus songs and Through The Fire and Flames, then just fail the song.

Now go back to the Cheat menu and re-enter the cheat, fail Through The Fire and Flames again and then... Achievement Unlocked.

Also if you go to the Store in the game you will unlock 4 other achievements if you dont have them already.

Please don't abuse the voting system. If you follow the guide it will get you the achievement. Blah blah blah, this glitch ruins the TA score for people who did it legit... Yes, it does. If you did it legit, congrats, go post your scores over on and see how good you actually are.
Madtown Bthis SHOULD be one of my top TA ratio achievements... too bad it's glitched and any gamerscore whore can get it regardless of whether they actually have skills or not...
Posted by Madtown B on 20 Aug 09 at 16:17
ASic777Worked perfectly.

I probably could have gotten this legitimately, but I played the game for about 10 months on the Wii, and didn't really want to have to re-do everything.
Posted by ASic777 on 27 Oct 09 at 18:32
xBrushedRedxI agree perfectly with Madtown B. This is a tough achievement and true gamers got this the legit way & the people that have skill should be the only ones who have this. If that were the case the gamerscore for this would be a lot higher and it would mean more. I worked my butt off for this achievement and now anyone can get it. That's not cool.
Posted by xBrushedRedx on 11 Dec 09 at 21:53
Bucko IVI agree, the whole point of achievements is to put some effort in trying to get them. I love a tough achievement but some are ruined by all of these 'glitchers'. This should have a very high ta ratio.
Posted by Bucko IV on 26 Dec 09 at 13:36
P4NDA CAKESwhat does clearing the cache do?
Posted by P4NDA CAKES on 01 Sep 10 at 17:20
Callumpy^^ Clearing the cache deletes all the patches/updates.
Posted by Callumpy on 01 Sep 10 at 18:14
Crimson DrifterYou don't need to delete your updates, I did this while on LIVE. Just enter the code, go into campaign and into the store to unlock those cheevos, then just play any song on expert and fail it, the cheevo will pop immediately.

Just make sure you fail a campaign song, don't do quickplay.

I held off a long time not doing this, but alas my completion % calls me :p

Hats off to everyone that got this legit, I pale in comparison.
Posted by Crimson Drifter on 22 Oct 10 at 19:02
xBrushedRedxThe point is that people who did this legit, like myself, get pissed because this achievement would've had a much higher ratio and would be worth a lot more points if there were no cheaters out there looking for a cheap way to get the achievement.... So YEAH, THAT'S THE POINT! NEGATIVE FROM ME! WISH I COULD GIVE 492748923748329748932324823748932748932744 NEGATIVES!
Posted by xBrushedRedx on 28 Oct 10 at 05:10
CallumpySorry, but I thought the voting system was for wether it got people the achievement or not. Not for if you agree with it.
Posted by Callumpy on 28 Oct 10 at 10:57
GhostPants87Awesome find and well done Callumpy. I love it when I read people's comments on this Achievement site and they are complaining about people finding easy ways to do achievements. If you done it legit then you should be able to have an ass load more achievements in this game and should still look really impressive, imo. Anyways, well done once again.
Posted by GhostPants87 on 28 Dec 10 at 04:11
T3ARyouAnewONELove it - dont care if people dislike how an achievement is gained - no different (IMO) than a regular boost for online wins:)

Many thanks - i was stuck (for years) on 17 Gold stars.
Posted by T3ARyouAnewONE on 04 Jan 11 at 02:15
SmedsYou definitely deserve 492748923748329748932324823748932748932744 POSITIVES! I'm glad you had this up here, I would've never gotten this (I hate guitar hero controllers). Kudos bud, you did great.
Posted by Smeds on 11 Jan 11 at 04:18
CallumpyThanks folks :)
Posted by Callumpy on 11 Jan 11 at 17:42
Schwifty DaymanSome people don't go on guitar hero 24/7 to get the skills some low life's have...
Posted by Schwifty Dayman on 17 Jan 11 at 14:54
SexyChocolateAgreed, the voting system for guides isn't whether you agree with it or not, it is to show how well a guide works. If the achievement can be obtained by following someones guide then it deserves a thumbs up. You're abusing the voting system if you simply disagree because it breaks your moral code.
Posted by SexyChocolate on 04 Feb 11 at 02:13
nightstorm56Worked like a charm. Thanks!
Posted by nightstorm56 on 08 Feb 11 at 03:45
vikingbloodlustdon't listen to all the high and mighty d-bags, i will be trying this method! thanks
Posted by vikingbloodlust on 13 Feb 11 at 21:03
StoissStop the whining, damn you guys need to cheer up. Your probly boosting a shitload of other games and cheating in various ways so shut your pie-hole. This method is awesome :D
Posted by Stoiss on 18 Feb 11 at 10:55
jonkarlsenCallumpy even added this achievement to his trophy case.

Also, he's 16. What a shocker.
Posted by jonkarlsen on 23 Feb 11 at 00:57
Callumpy^^ What?
Posted by Callumpy on 23 Feb 11 at 11:05
jonkarlsenWhat didn't you understand?
Posted by jonkarlsen on 23 Feb 11 at 13:28
Callumpy"Callumpy even added this achievement to his trophy case.

Also, he's 16. What a shocker."

So what?
Posted by Callumpy on 23 Feb 11 at 13:34
jonkarlsenI wrote multiple things. To which one are you referring?
Posted by jonkarlsen on 28 Feb 11 at 22:07
"Callumpy even added this achievement to his trophy case." - So?
"Also, he's 16." - So?
"What a shocker." - Whats a shocker?
Posted by Callumpy on 28 Feb 11 at 22:28
jonkarlsenThe trophy case should be a place where you put achievements/games you are proud of. If you are proud of the fact that you had to cheat to get this achievement, you are quite pathetic.

I could have guessed that you were 16 before I saw it written on your page. You appear immature, and your age is further proof of this fact.
Posted by jonkarlsen on 02 Mar 11 at 15:18
CallumpyWell that has nothing to do with the guide or the achievement. And I dont see how writing a guide makes me appear immature. To me sombody posting shit in my comments section seems more immature.
Posted by Callumpy on 02 Mar 11 at 19:03
CallumpyAlso man... after just looking at your achievements on GH3, you have the achievement for 100% on 20 songs but don't have the Guitar Hero achievement for 5 starring the songs on expert. Makes me think you didn't exactly gain this achievement without the glitch.
Posted by Callumpy on 02 Mar 11 at 20:19
jonkarlsenI only have 4* on Raining Blood. Getting 5* on that song is harder than getting 100% on some random songs.

Also, "You won this Achievement on 14 August 08". I don't know how long this glitch have been known, but I doubt it was known back then.
Posted by jonkarlsen on 02 Mar 11 at 23:26
CallumpyOf course it was, it used to work while you were signed in online.
Posted by Callumpy on 03 Mar 11 at 08:25
jonkarlsenIt was probably known, but I doubt many people knew about it.

Find a source from before 14th of august 2008 stating this glitch, or shut up. I am, unlike you, able to gold star songs on my own.
Posted by jonkarlsen on 03 Mar 11 at 13:39
CallumpyHahaha, I even post some of my FCs on youtube, but yeah, whatever.

Now go troll elsewhere.
Posted by Callumpy on 03 Mar 11 at 16:43
CallumpyAlso... after a proper quick search on youtube...
Posted by Callumpy on 03 Mar 11 at 16:49
jonkarlsenThat old, eh?

Well, come to my house then, and I'll show you my gold stars.
Posted by jonkarlsen on 03 Mar 11 at 21:50
CallumpyDude, I don't care. Just don't troll in future.
Posted by Callumpy on 03 Mar 11 at 22:07
jonkarlsenI'm not trolling.

Just stating my opinion in the comments, which I assume the comment function is for.
Posted by jonkarlsen on 04 Mar 11 at 17:15
CallumpyYour opinion was...

"Callumpy even added this achievement to his trophy case.

Also, he's 16. What a shocker."

End of.
Posted by Callumpy on 04 Mar 11 at 17:17
xI Jason93 IxOh my god. Finally after 2 and a half years of owning this game. I finally have the Enlightened Guitarist achievement. Even if i did glitch and cheat to get it, oh well. :P
Posted by xI Jason93 Ix on 30 Mar 11 at 19:59
Z0mbieKittehx3good find, i consider myself pretty good at this game, but theres no way im going to bother with 100% 20 songs, i did alot of this on ps2 and ps3 and didnt wanna do it on 360, plus the fact half the time im only 1 note off. dont give thumbs down cuz its a glitch, the point of a solution is for how to get the achievement, glitch or not. if its in the game, then you can use it. no one is downloading saves or anything wrong, everything is on the disc and system to use. and within the rules.
Posted by Z0mbieKittehx3 on 01 Apr 11 at 17:55
jonkarlsenWho cares if it's within the rules?

The people who got this legit should be getting a score much higher than this. As of now, the TA ratio is 2.79. Who knows how many have cheated to get this? People are making our stats drop, and this is not fair.

If you are "pretty good at this game", you should have no problem in getting this legit. I consider myself between medium and good, and I got this legit. It just takes time and practice.
Posted by jonkarlsen on 14 Apr 11 at 11:38
I Ayron Idelete the glitch salution!!! -.-
Posted by I Ayron I on 18 Apr 11 at 07:00
CallumpyNo, because it still works. Always will
Posted by Callumpy on 18 Apr 11 at 08:09
OmnigeekThe voting system is utilized for identifying which solutions maintain the site's rules and regulations. Your solution method is offensive to gamers who legitimately obtain the achievement in accordance to the site's policies and it infringes upon the cheater policy of the site. Therefore, I voted negatively because this solution promotes cheating, glitching, and it devalues the true achievement ratio. Excuse me for being directly negative, but I would much rather see your solution composing talents better spent creating a legitimate strategy for obtaining this achievement. Thank you for your time and understanding.
Posted by Omnigeek on 01 May 11 at 21:47
CallumpyWhat about the glitch posted on the "That's What Friends Are For", "Guitar Wizard" and "Back Up Hero" achievements. Nobody seems to go and complain about those, or vote them negative.
Posted by Callumpy on 01 May 11 at 22:19
OmnigeekI did not realize that those existed; however, I assure you I will comment on those as well. By the way, I hope I didn't offend you. I'm sure you are a great gamer capable of obtaining each of these achievements fairly. Your solution is very well written and organized, but I disagree with the proposed method. I apologize if I have threatened you as that was not my intent. I merely believed that I may be able to clarify the disdain of some of the protesters in a more eloquent manner.
Posted by Omnigeek on 02 May 11 at 02:31
CallumpyIts ok man, its just getting kinda sad now seeing all these people complain about my solution because it is a glitch, then you look round the site and theres loads of other glitch solutions where people don't actually bother.
Posted by Callumpy on 02 May 11 at 09:47
OmnigeekApparently there is a large controversy on the site as to what constitutes cheating. I was unaware that the moderators define cheating as game saving, hacking, or modding. The portion of the policy that refers to glitching is of the latter methods. Although, I don't agree with the over simplification of difficult achievements, your solution doesn't actually break any rules. Since it is well written and informative, I have decided to renounce my negative vote. Please overlook my ignorance of the matter, and happy gaming everyone.
Posted by Omnigeek on 02 May 11 at 22:36
CallumpyCheers man. Thank you :)
Posted by Callumpy on 02 May 11 at 22:44
BraverLeonheartI don't care for the glitch and won't be using it. it doesn't matter if someone uses it or not, id just rather get it ligit

So a question on getting it ligit, does it count songs on every band? I'm working on never gonna spend it all, and accidently FCd slow ride for the first time, but its not on my band with the other 14 FCs, will I get it regardless?
Posted by BraverLeonheart on 12 May 11 at 13:31
Callumpy^^ Im unsure of that, but I would definitely play it safe and do it all on the same band.
Posted by Callumpy on 12 May 11 at 15:46
BraverLeonheartIll post the result when I get the achievement.
Posted by BraverLeonheart on 13 May 11 at 07:01
CallumpyAwesome man :) Good luck
Posted by Callumpy on 13 May 11 at 07:05
Mike WaldronWorked great! Thanks for the clarification on the solution!
Posted by Mike Waldron on 17 May 11 at 06:49
Posted by Weerwolff on 01 Jul 11 at 21:47
Boots OrionI haven't used the glitch...yet. I will probably be doing it at some point though - maybe even tonight or tomorrow. I really don't know what the controversy is over it though. This site is pretty much dedicated to making getting achievements easier. Look at the session creation tools for that matter to boost achievements. Boosting is a way of getting achievements you couldn't otherwise get on your OWN merit/skill. I see no shame in it. Frankly, if you want to blame anybody on this particular one, blame Activision for never "fixing" this.

People who get achievements "legit" tend to complain when others find a shortcut. I remember people complaining when that one Trials HD achievement was made way easier. I also remember people complaining when they started coming out with those XP events for games like GEARS 2. Frankly, I don't give a Fuck either way.

My apologies if I'm not as eloquent as Omnigeek.
Posted by Boots Orion on 02 Jul 11 at 03:16
BraverLeonheartJust to clarify, you can get the achievement, if you're going legit, over multiple bands. While getting never gonna spend it all, I fc'd slow ride on a different band, and hadn't before on my main band. On my main band I have 19 gold stars, not including slow ride, and my 20th is slow ride on band 2 =]
Posted by BraverLeonheart on 11 Aug 11 at 22:30
CallumpyCongrats BraverLeonheart! Very Nice Find!
Posted by Callumpy on 12 Aug 11 at 10:47
ImminentPenguinI got this achievement by accident. I put in the unlock everything code and then played Through the Fire and Flames on easy (was going for 1000 streak) and got the achievement. I wouldn't have glitched it if I knew about it, but I won't complain about getting it by chance. :P I'm a complete casual gamer so I don't really care. Although... it does look weird on GH3 achievement list since all the others that I unlocked are the simple ones.

As for the solution: yes, I agree people should get it on their own merit. This is coming from someone who can't beat career on hard yet (hey, I just got the game and Raining Blood is hard). But I also don't think that Callumpy should get so many complaints for this guide. People glitch and boost for achievements all the time. In fact, there are many other guides that are based on glitches. This particular one seems to be a magnet for controversy. It's unfortunate that this glitch exists, but that's not *his* fault.
Posted by ImminentPenguin on 19 Aug 11 at 15:52
matdanExactly ask the wider community and they'll say boosting is cheating so yeah all this complaining is pointless.
Posted by matdan on 03 Nov 11 at 09:04
ScampfarmerI'm heavily against getting achievements illegitimately, but you're right ImminentPenguin: someone who wants to glitch this achievement will find out how to sooner or later. The only thing Callumpy is doing is helping them find out faster. There's no point in blaming the person who found the glitch first either, really, because someone else would have found it eventually. You can only blame the developers for overlooking it.
Posted by Scampfarmer on 05 Nov 11 at 21:32
geren T1000thanks,it really worked!and you don't need to clear system cache,got it online november 10/11
Posted by geren T1000 on 10 Nov 11 at 22:34
Federcio2It really worked. ;) Thanks.
Posted by Federcio2 on 09 Mar 12 at 03:12
Tommy Gun CRGI got this by accident, but a slightly different way. I got the update. I played 8 songs in the career, then used the "unlock everything" cheat so I could play other songs in quickplay. I played one song in quickplay on Expert and passed it, and the achievement popped.
Posted by Tommy Gun CRG on 16 Mar 12 at 02:54
JuicyjamsYour solution is perfect. This is not about peoples stats or ratios. Period. Its about getting the achievement and the peoples solutions to it. If you don't like it don't use it. If it truely bothers you people are trying to get achievements a little differently than you, you definately need to re-evaluate your life. These are just games. So you can 5 star reigning blood while doing a tripple gainer? Awesome. I can't and I will use this method. Thanks again for this solution.
Posted by Juicyjams on 28 Mar 12 at 23:31
NickHawkeyeHa the comments on this are quite a read. I didn't realize so many people only play games for TA ratios. the funny thing is even though this has been up for almost 3 years only 9,214 out of 74,419 have this one done and everyone complains that "anyone can get it now"

anyway positive vote. and i'll try to get this eventually
Posted by NickHawkeye on 27 Apr 12 at 18:58
CallumpyThank you for all the good comments folks, people who dislike the solution or post stupid ass comments can seriously just go troll somewhere else, or just grow up and get a life. Don't even bother whining to me, go and tell someone who could give a flying fuck.

Thank you all.
Posted by Callumpy on 27 Apr 12 at 20:49
AngryKamehamehathis solution is 3 years old? and people are still commenting on it...
wow, good job on creating a controversial topic for people to troll/complain/whine about lol
im way too lazy to try and get 20 gold stars in this game, i want to get gamerscore, if people want higher TA ratios, why dont they go play a game that barely anyone has beaten yet? like gears of war 3, last i checked only 320 people completed it.... or go search for games with a ridiculous TA score, like Yoostar 2 (or something like that, it has a value of like 12000) or fight night champion (has around 9200) or motion sports (another over 9000) they can go play stupid hard gamse and try and lord it over people that they have completed it and no one else has
i will most likely end up doing this glitch just because i dont feel like getting 20 gold stars, because i just dont feel like taking that much time to practice
Posted by AngryKamehameha on 03 May 12 at 00:51
poINtblank213I did it legit years ago, but I don't care that others are glitching this achievement. I've had other achievements unlock from glitches that others have done legit. Seriously who cares... This game has a pretty good TA ratio with or without the glitch. I'm more pissed that my last two cheevos have to be done LOCAL co-op, that's just retarded.
Posted by poINtblank213 on 22 Jun 12 at 02:22
xqrst2Jesus these are just video games, quit all the bitching. His solution told you how to get the damn achievement. You shouldn't be that concerned and pissed about ratios and achievements, THEY ARE JUST GAMES. And calling callumpy on his age is just ridiculous and rude.
Posted by xqrst2 on 09 Aug 12 at 23:58
xqrst2worked like a charm! And you don't have to clear your cache.
Posted by xqrst2 on 10 Aug 12 at 20:11
JaggexedgeGreat guide, I just did it today and it worked . Thumbs up for great justice!
Posted by Jaggexedge on 14 Aug 12 at 19:21
BraHendoThis doesn't delete any save progress, or progress towards 500 online matches does it?

Great guide.
Posted by BraHendo on 24 Sep 12 at 00:30
Callumpy@AppleJooce - Nope, I have unlocked the 500 wins achievement after using the glitch.
Posted by Callumpy on 24 Sep 12 at 05:37
JarheadwayneWorked as of 11/19/12. Like others, I did not have to clear my cache.
Posted by Jarheadwayne on 19 Nov 12 at 14:44
Fear The Peoplepeople that complain about this "lowering your ta ratio" really need to re evaluate your life. Your complaining about something created entirely on this website and has no value outside of it.

That being said i think im gonna use this glitch. even though i am an expert guitar player (check my trophy case :D) my guitar is way too old and tends to overstrum by itself. +1 vote from me
Posted by Fear The People on 29 Jan 13 at 18:03
Crimson Driftercommented on this way back in October 2010 lol, never voted it, but it gets a positive. I agree with FtP, people tend to complain about something that has no bearing in life (anything TA score related), besides to over-inflate their own ego.

I'm a completionist, but I know 100%ing games will have no affect on my life at all, so when someone finds a quicker/easier way (even if its an in-game glitch) to do an achievement. I dont go OMG HAX GLITCHING you fail. I just say "I wish I knew about that" *facepalm*
Posted by Crimson Drifter on 29 Jan 13 at 19:04
CallumpyYet more thanks for the good comments :)
Posted by Callumpy on 29 Jan 13 at 19:35
Ninja SynikI also find it disappointing that this achievement is glitched and that the TA score is dramatically lowered. I am 2 songs away from this achievement.
As to Crimson, you say the score has no bearing in life? Well you could say that about getting achievements. The OP seems to care about negative down rates, just as much as people who care about the score.
I'm not blaming you Callumpy, because this "solution" would get posted either way. I blame the game for being so glitchy.
Posted by Ninja Synik on 16 May 13 at 00:04
LookItsPineapplUpvoted, the trick still works! Fantastic, thanks for the tip! Also, I only needed to do the cheat and fail once before it popped, then went to the store and got 2 more (I'm guessing I already had the other two). Thanks again!
Posted by LookItsPineappl on 07 Aug 13 at 19:08
platinumpwnzorWow, and to think I did this legit long before finding TA. No wonder the ratio isn't sky-high. Now someone go figure out how to glitch Living Legends so I can finally complete this game. laugh
Posted by platinumpwnzor on 25 Jan 14 at 09:57
TSGTDRAGONWorked perfectly! toast
Posted by TSGTDRAGON on 10 Sep 14 at 03:56
VVurxThank you very much Callumpy, worked for me just put in the code went to the store and beat Lay Down on Expert and it unlocked. Glad this glitch still works I put so many hours in the ps2 version getting the best scores I could on expert, didn't really want to invest that much time again
Posted by VVurx on 19 Sep 14 at 06:30
MutionWhat does _ Mean?
Posted by Mution on 31 Dec 14 at 13:18
CallumpyIf you mean in the cheat code section, it's a button that isn't pressed.
Posted by Callumpy on 14 Jan 15 at 18:15
AH GamerScoreWorks like a charm. Did it online without having to clear cache :)
Posted by AH GamerScore on 14 Apr 15 at 01:09
Royals1613So i found another glitch, i was playing raining blood on HARD and got the achievement with 1 song on expert gold stared. I have no idea why, i had all the updates, i didn't even gold star that song.
Posted by Royals1613 on 04 Feb 16 at 08:03
Unmet PlayerI don't understand, do we still need to gold 20 songs? Do the cheats just make it easier? Can we do it online with time stamps?
Posted by Unmet Player on 04 Sep 17 at 13:04
planting42Just tested with my bot account. This is still working online. These are the steps I used to unlock the achievement (and no, you don't need to 5* any songs)

I did not clear cache
Load game
Accept update
Options - Cheats - Enter Cheat (enter all codes listed above)
Back to Options screen - Select 'The Shop'
CREATE A BAND WHEN PROMPTED (If you aren't using a band save, you don't get this to pop!)
Unlock shop achievements
Exit to main menu
Quickplay / Bonus songs / TTFAF / Expert
FAIL and unlock this achievement.

Its been suggested that the 1st press of the game is different and allows this. I can't verify as I do have a day one copy. Hopefully this helps everyone else though.
Posted by planting42 on 04 Aug 18 at 20:30
Gay Asian TwinsGreat solution man. It's still working as of Jan 2020. As for the people complaining about the TA ratio being low because of this glitch, please go whine somewhere else. Some of us didn't even want to start this game in the first place, and now we're in just as much of a rut as you guys are who busted their asses off.
Posted by Gay Asian Twins on 17 Jan 20 at 07:47
x SpiinDropZz iHoly! This actually works. Thanks for the solution! Still working as of March 23rd, 2020. +1
Posted by x SpiinDropZz i on 23 Mar 20 at 21:05
iiAssassinXxiiGreat solution thanks!
Posted by iiAssassinXxii on 18 Jun 20 at 18:48
SilentExiledOneCan confirm this still works as of 2021 and I didn't need to clear my cache.
Posted by SilentExiledOne on 17 Jul at 13:51