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How To Rock Out With Guitar Hero

In case you missed it, Wired Magazine has created a great How To Wiki, which is a collaborative site dedicated to Do It Yourself projects and tips. My favorite entry so far is the How to Rock At Guitar Hero guide. So how can you shock your audience if you don't have the LEGO Gibson guitar?

  1. Challenge yourself - No pain, no fame. Skip the easy level (which requires just three fingers) and opt for medium - it's important to get your pinkie playing as soon as you can.
  2. Perfect the hold - There are more buttons than you have available fingers. Use your pointer, which is your most coordinated digit, to operate both the red and green buttons up top.
  3. Learn patterns - It's like playing Scrabble after memorizing the Scrabble dictionary - learn the tricks and you'll be able to give Santana a run for his money. If you're struggling to get through certain solos, check out the training mode.
  4. Maximize star power - You'll score more points if you're smart about your star power. Though it seems practical to wait until your meter is full to start using it to get double points, start at the halfway mark. Pretend your on American Idol, only with a guitar.

Source: Wired

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bugness bugness 8 years
Sorry to necro-post, but... geeksugar, have you heard of red octane's new game coming out, Rock Band? it has tracks for guitar, bass, vocals, and drums.
warau warau 8 years
guitar hero FTW!
shafiii shafiii 8 years
i havent played guitar hero yet! i want to so bad, i feel like i m not going to be cordinated enough to be able to play though. maybe i should stick to american idol and my bad voice =P
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
never played this but it does look like fun...love the lego guitar you posted a while ago.
c0rkie c0rkie 8 years
hmm interesting. is it a game? toy?
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 8 years
Whoo hoo! I love GH!
freegracefrom freegracefrom 8 years
Working my way through the Hard level right now. Can't wait for Guitar Hero 3. :)
katie10 katie10 8 years
I've never actually played Guitar Hero before. No one I know has it and I haven't got a gaming system.
rubialala rubialala 8 years
I want this to come out on the Wii!!! It's not happening soon enough.
lintacious lintacious 8 years
ddr > guitar hero
cuttygary cuttygary 8 years
IF You ARE A FAN OF GUITAR HERO JOIN MY GH Group http://teamsugar.com/group/501946
cuttygary cuttygary 8 years
dude guitar hero is amazing the only way to get good at it is to play it enough to the point that your fingers are your eyes,,... good blog... i'm about to be in a GH: Rocks the 80's Tournament on the 18th Theres Gonna be some SERIOUS PWNAGE
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