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Earn 5 stars on all songs on the Expert difficulty

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If you're at the point of shooting for this, there's not alot that can really help you.

That being said, I achieved this by using Hyperspeed on some of the harder songs (Raining Blood, Before I Forget) because I personally find it easier. Some people find it makes it harder -- It's personal preference.

I found I was ready and able to knock this over in the same day that I beat Through The Fire and Flames on expert, and by a small margin. So use that as a comparison. If you haven't beaten TTFAF, chances are you aren't ready for this.

5-star Expert cutoffs for Guitar Hero III can be found here, courtesy of ScoreHero:
Eien RinneganI totally agree.. I felt exactly the same thing.. I had all of the songs on 5* except for Raining Blood which was a nightmare.. could only get 150k from the 227k needed.. When I finished TFAF I went to career and played Raining Blood and i did 210k and I thought: "Hey, I'm getting better!" xD
Posted by Eien Rinnegan on 29 Jan 10 at 01:50
xBrushedRedxYeah... That's the same way I scaled it. I, too, had trouble with Raining Blood... Took me like 2389742834783297423 tries to get it. I finally got it once I beat TTFAF because I was in an adrinaline rush. Now I just gotta get the co-op ones, which I'll prolly never get bc I have no one to help me. I wish this game had online co-op XD
Posted by xBrushedRedx on 13 Feb 10 at 18:18
ScampfarmerI just got this and I haven't beaten TTFAF. Just sayin'.
Posted by Scampfarmer on 25 Mar 10 at 22:39
NathAttackYeah, it's just a general guideline that seems to fit most people. I know people who can thrash TTFAF and can't even -pass- Raining Blood. True story.
Posted by NathAttack on 26 Mar 10 at 15:02
ScampfarmerI also find Hyperspeed doesn't help at all. Weird.
Posted by Scampfarmer on 26 Mar 10 at 17:51
NathAttackThats strange... I personally did all of the songs in career and then just the co-op exclusives in quickplay, but I didn't think it would make a difference. It popped for me on five-starring of my final song, though.
Posted by NathAttack on 16 May 10 at 00:35
UncouthTruthI have them all except for Raining Blood. Can't 5 star it at all. I have 3 or 4 achievements that will unlock when I 5-star that song. I could use "unlock all" cheat, but I don't want to.
Posted by UncouthTruth on 17 Jun 10 at 11:23
Trivial FactorGot this today, yet I still can't get past the damn intro to TTFaF after all this time. God that intro sucks so hard..
Posted by Trivial Factor on 25 Jun 10 at 20:11
Auston53Practice, practice, practice.
Posted by Auston53 on 07 Sep 10 at 07:41
UncouthTruthI got this last night, then I tried TTFATF on expert practice - I can't see it working out too well. What a stupid song.....
Posted by UncouthTruth on 10 Sep 10 at 11:05
Zoda iZ CruelDid it today, raining blood was the last one.. took me a lot time, bute who cares.
Tips that i can give (if you stuck at on song):

-do not spend straight 6 hours on one song, your concentration get lost,and your score falls down.
-look up on for an expert guide, there is a lot of good stuff.
-do not get frustrated, if your going to, get outside and chill or smoke or whatever but relax.
-try to earn 4 starpower phrases (2x activation). [i had only 4/7, but still did it. :)]

Hope this helps you a bit, if you got questions, feel free to ask.
Posted by Zoda iZ Cruel on 02 Jun 11 at 14:30
RaythebestIf you have trouble with certain songs you might wanna try to practice on certain parts of the song to make sure you can combo it and rack up a whole lot of points instead of missing a note here and there. I believe you reach 5 stars as soon as the average multiplier reaches 2.8x (which you can see in the stats screen) so if you're too lazy to look at cutoffs all the time that might give you a good idea.
Posted by Raythebest on 27 Jul 11 at 02:50
VMURaining Blood is the only really hard song to 5-star, just like Psychobilly Freakout on GH2.
Posted by VMU on 28 Nov 11 at 17:32
Soundgoodizerokay i just 5 starred my last song, it didnt unlock.....can someone please help? do i need to do the bonus songs too? does it need to be in career?
Posted by Soundgoodizer on 22 May 12 at 22:29
Soundgoodizeri guess ill just redo all of it again on another hard drive....
Posted by Soundgoodizer on 22 May 12 at 23:27
GHDevChadSTTFAF 823k.
Posted by GHDevChadS on 30 May 12 at 14:21
YaziteI beat TTFAF ages ago and I still can't 5* RB, my best is 185k :s
Posted by Yazite on 15 Aug 13 at 13:59
YaziteFinally got this achievement. It took a while but I got 233k on RB which I'm quite happy with.
Posted by Yazite on 22 Nov 13 at 18:33
TA SamI've gotten pretty good over the years but I've played since the first GH game. For me, the only songs I had trouble with were Raining Blood and One. Raining Blood took 1-2 tries and I'm good at it now. I could probably FC up to the fast strumming. One is fairly easy as well. As long as you save star power for Fast solo A you should be good.
Posted by TA Sam on 12 Nov 15 at 11:43
SpeedBumpVDropRaining Blood wasn't that difficult to 5-star. Took me about two tries. Personally, I thought Before I Forget was going to be a pain, as the song has chords all over the place. Luckily, I 5-starred that.
Posted by SpeedBumpVDrop on 13 Dec 15 at 09:29