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GAME: Band Hero
By: Kenneth Stubbs (OmegaMustard)

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Contents
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I. The Achievements
A. Welcome to Band Hero
B. Rise to Fame
C. Nation's Star
D. World Known
E. Glimmer
F. Sparkle
G. Shine
H. Platinum Blonde
I. Iced Out
J. Road Most Traveled
K. The Long Road Ahead
L. M.C.
M. Face to Face
N. Till Death Do Us Part
O. Nice to Meet You
P. A New Challenge Awaits
Q. Testing the Waters
R. 15 Minutes of Fame
S. In the Moment
T. Star Light, Star Bright
U. A Cool Mill
V. Fevered Pitch
W. Jack of All Trades
X. There's no 'I' in 'Band Hero'
Y. Four of a Kind
Z. Star Powered
AA. Picture Perfect
AB. Studio Time
AC. My First Gig
AD. Treasure Hunt
AE. Secret Notes 1-19




I. The Achievements
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There are currently 49 achievements worth 1000 gamerscore.
I would consider this one of the easiest Music games to fully
complete.  Nothing is that challenging in it.  It is still a 
fun game, but not for someone looking for challenge.  The
reason it isn't that challenging is because it is more for
the whole family and you can tell Activision/Neversoft
are trying to get new people involved in the game.


A. Welcome to Band Hero
  - Complete the Tutorials 5G
  - You must complete all tutorials.  Gameplay, Guitar, Bass,
    Vocals, Drums and Band.


B. Rise to Fame
  - Complete 25% of the gigs in Career 25G
  - If you are playing straight through each and every song.
    YOu will get this by the end of the second venue.


C. Nation's Star
  - Complete 50% of the gigs in Career  20G
  - If you are playing straight through each and every song.
    YOu will get this by the end of the fifth venue.


D. World Known
  - Complete 75% of the gigs in Career 30G
  - If you are playing straight through each and every song.
    YOu will get this by the end of the seventh venue.


E. Glimmer
  - Earn 111 Stars in Career 10G
  - See Shine


F. Sparkle
  - Earn 333 Stars in Career 20G
  - See Shine


G. Shine
  - Earn 555 Stars in Career 30G
  - Probably the quickest way to get this is to play all songs
    first on beginner vocals.  Just put the mic in front of a
    fan and let each song play.  This will net you 6 stars on
    each song.  


H. Platinum Blonde
  - Earn Platinum level on a Career Challenge 10G
  - You can read the challenge for a song when you click on the
    song.  There are Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Drums and Band
    challenges.  If you are playing online in someone else's career
    and they do a challenge, it counts for your career even if you
    aren't playing the same instrument.  The first few challenges
    are probably the easiest.  Note that most challenges must be
    don't on expert, but not all.  You can play around a bit and
    find an easy one to get Platinum or even diamond on.


I. Iced Out
  - Earn Diamond level on a Career Challenge  10G
  - Same as Platinum Blonde except you need Diamond.  There are
    around 75 challenges in the game.


J. Road Most Traveled
  - Unlock every venue  20G
  - Play the majority of the gigs in each venue and this will
    unlock after playing a few in the last venue.


K. The Long Road Ahead
  - Complete Career on any difficulty with any instrument  30G
  - You will unlock this at the same time as Road most Traveled.
    Just play the majority of the gigs in each venue and you will
    get this.


L. M.C.
  - Host an online Career game and play a song  5G
  - When you click on career from the main menu.  You can either
    invite friends or search for players.  Once at least one person
    joins.  Just play through a song and this will unlock.


M. Face to Face
  - Complete 25 online Pro Face-Off matches, win or lose  15G
  - Just go to competitive play and search in Pro Face Off.  
    Just complete 25 games, win or lose.  You will probably 
    find more games on guitar than any other instruement.


N. Till Death Do Us Part
  - Play an online Do or Die game  5G
  - Go on Xbox Live and search in Rockfest.  Do or Die is a random
    game that will come up.  If you do this in a private match, you
    can just select a Do or Die game.


O. Nice to Meet You
  - Complete the gigs and unlock all of the celebrity characters  20G
  - You must play the following, NOte there are 3 Taylor Swift songs
    you only have to play 1.  I listed Love Story below because it is
    the first one you come across in the career.

    Love Story - Taylor Swift
    Don't Speak - No Doubt
    Just A Girl - No Doubt
    She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5


P. A New Challenge Awaits
  - Complete 50 of the Career Challenges at Platinum or Diamond  30G
  - You must complete 50 different challenges at at least Platinum
    level which makes this achievement really easy.  MOst of the
    challenges have to be done on expert, so keep that in mind. 
    You can sometimes find people online playing other instruments
    if you search in career.  You can always see if they will help
    with challenges you can't do. 



Q. Testing the Waters
  - Play through every Band Hero song once  20G
  - There are a total of 65 songs.  Doesn't matter what instrument
    or difficulty, just play through all of them.


R. 15 Minutes of Fame
  - Complete a song as an Avatar rocker  5G
  - On the character select screen, scroll all the way to the
    bottom of the characters that you can select from and you will
    see a character named Avatar.  That is your Avatar, complete
    a song as them and this will unlock.


S. In the Moment
  - Successfully complete a Band Moment 5G
  - A band moment is when you have more than one person playing.
    You will see some notes that are on fire.  Make sure everyone 
    playing hits all the notes and the track will shine orange.
    This is a band moment.


T. Star Light, Star Bright
  - Score over 10,000 points while in a single Star Power deployment  10G
  - This can be gotten very easily on any song with a lot of double note
    chords.  Just save your star power until one of these parts and
    then activate it.


U. A Cool Mill
  - Score over 1,000,000 points as a band in any single song in 
    Career or Quickplay  10G
  - You can easily get this on most songs with 4 people playing on any
    difficulty except beginner.  


V. Fevered Pitch
  - 100% a song as a vocalist  15G
  - This can be done on any difficulty.  So just pick a song, select
    beginner and keep a 4x streak.


W. Jack of All Trades
  - Complete at least one challenge for every instrument at Gold level 
    or better  15G
  - There are plenty of challenges to choose from for each instrument.
    If you want to know some easy ones.  Turning on auto kick on the
    cheats menu and doing a drum kicks challenge.  For Vocals, download
    the free metal song pack on xbox live and select one of the 
    challenges that require vocals on a select your own song and play
    Unearth.  For Guitar and Bass, pick whatever you feel you can do.


X. There's no 'I' in 'Band Hero'
  - Complete a song with 4 players without any members failing on 
    expert in Career or Quickplay  15G
  - Pick Bad Reputation by Joan Jett and everyone play expert bass
    if you are having trouble with this one.


Y. Four of a Kind
  - Complete a song as 4 of the same instrument on any difficulty 
    in Quickplay or Career  10G
  - Doesn't matter the instrument or the difficulty.  All 4 members
    must be playing the same instrument.  Mix matching Guitar and
    Bass doesn't count.  Must be all guitar or all bass.  You can
    mix match Mics and headsets if doing vocals.


Z. Star Powered
  - Earn an 11x multiplier  10G
  - To earn an eleven x multiplier, you must have 4 people.  Hit
    a band moment and make sure everyone has a 4x and full star
    power and all activate it as soon as the track lights up
    orange.  Can be done on any difficulty or any combination
    of instruments.


AA. Picture Perfect
  - Streak through an entire song without missing a note on 
    medium or harder difficulty  15G
  - This means you can't over strum either.  Must keep a streak
    through the whole song.  Bad Reputation is very easy to 
    100 percent on guitar and bass.  Remember that it can be
    on medium.


AB. Studio Time
  - Create a GH™Studio song  10G
  - Just go to GH Studio and then select GHMix. Create a new
    song and just strum a few notes, then save and quit.


AC. My First Gig
  - Complete a Career gig on any difficulty  5G
  - You will get this right after playing your first song in
    career.


AD. Treasure Hunt
  - Collect all of the Secret Notes  490G
  - There are a total of 19 Secret notes. Doesn't matter
    what difficulty or what instrument the song is played
    with.  Nothing really special about it, just play the 
    19 songs that are linked with the notes.  The list is below.
 

AE. Secret Notes 1-19
  - Hint ********  5G A Piece
  - Just play these songs.  Can be done in quickplay or career.
    Doesn't matter what instrument or difficulty.  You must 100
    percent the song unless you just happen to know where the
    secret notes are.

    1 - "Beautiful Soul" - Jesse McCartney
    2 - "Black Cat" - Janet Jackson
    3 - "Honky Tonk Women" - The Rolling Stones
    4 - "Take What You Take" - Lily Allen
    5 - "Like Whoa" - Aly & AJ
    6 - "She Will Be Loved" - Maroon 5
    7 - "Let's Dance"- David Bowie
    8 - "Bring Me to Life" - Evanescence
    9 - "Lips of an Angel" - Hinder
    10 - "Love is a Battlefield" - Pat Benatar 
    11 - "Don't Speak" - No Doubt
    12 - "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - Marvin Gaye
    13 - "Wannabe" - Spice Girls
    14 - "Y.M.C.A." - Village People
    15 - "So Yesterday" - Hilary Duff
    16 - "Ocean Avenue" - Yellowcard
    17 - "Dirty Little Secret" - The All-American Rejects
    18 - "Oh, Pretty Woman" - Roy Orbison
    19 - "Kung Fu Fighting" - Carl Douglas 



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