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    Guitar Hero 3 FAQ V1.0 by Sbman2016
    (no fancy art here)
    I. Table of Contents:
    I. Table of Contents
    II. Version History
    III. Notable Things/About the Author and Game
    IV. Complete Song Listing
    IVa. Solo Career List
    IVb. Co-Op Career List
    V. Addititional Modes
    VI. FAQs
    VII. Guitar Problems with the Wii
    VIII. Cheats
    IX. <NEW> Wii Remote Controls
    X. <NEW> Bonus Characters
    XI. Conclusion
    II. Version History
    v1.0 - Started up the guide and FAQ just for you, the 
    Guitar Hero players who are in need of a guide for the Wii 
    v2.0 - Added more information. ;)
    v2.1 - Added permissions for other sites of gaming.
    III. Notable Things/About the Author and Game
    Currently residing in your refridgerator eating your food, 
    I have typed this guide mainly because there are so many 
    questions about this guide on the forums. Most of these questions 
    include the guitar defects and Through the Fire and Flames by DragonForce.
    Guitar Hero is a rhythm game started by Harmonix and Red Octane 
    in 2005, including many great songs such as Bark at the Moon, 
    Killer Queen, and Iron Man. Late in 2006, the Guitar Hero franchise 
    was bought out by Activision before the release of Guitar Hero II, 
    which includes the infamous Jordan, Trogdor, Free Bird, and others. 
    Before Harmonix left, they stayed in to finish the making of 
    Guitar Hero Encore: Rock the '80s, a Playstation 2 exclusive disc.
    With the release of Guitar Hero III, boss battles were introduced 
    into the solo career, but I won't spoil that now.
    IV. Complete Song Listing
    Before I start the list, I will say now that all songs will be 
    playable in quick play mode with the exception of the boss battles 
    versus Tom Morello, Slash, and Lou.
    IVa. Solo Career List
    Not Bonus Songs (Press the Yellow Fret if you are in the 
    Bonus Songs list to go back to 'em)
    1. Starting Out Small
        * "Slow Ride" – Foghat
        * "Talk Dirty to Me" – Poison 
        * "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" – Pat Benatar
        * "Story of My Life" – Social Distortion
        * "Rock and Roll All Nite" – Kiss (Encore)
    2. Your First Real Gig
        * "Mississippi Queen" – Mountain
        * "School's Out" – Alice Cooper
        * "Sunshine of Your Love" – Cream
        * "Barracuda" – Heart
        * "Guitar Battle vs. Tom Morello"
        * "Bulls on Parade" – Rage Against the Machine (Encore)
    3. Making the Video
        * "When You Were Young" – The Killers
        * "Miss Murder" – AFI
        * "The Seeker" – The Who
        * "Lay Down" – Priestess
        * "Paint It, Black" – The Rolling Stones (Encore)
    4. European Invasion
        * "Paranoid" – Black Sabbath
        * "Anarchy in the U.K." – Sex Pistols 
        * "Kool Thing" – Sonic Youth
        * "My Name Is Jonas" – Weezer
        * "Even Flow" – Pearl Jam (Encore)
    5. Bighouse Blues
        * "Holiday In Cambodia" – Dead Kennedys
        * "Rock You Like a Hurricane" – Scorpions
        * "Same Old Song and Dance" – Aerosmith
        * "La Grange" – ZZ Top
        * "Guitar Battle vs. Slash "
        * "Welcome to the Jungle" – Guns N' Roses (Encore)
    6. The Hottest Band on Earth
        * "Black Magic Woman" – Santana
        * "Cherub Rock" – The Smashing Pumpkins
        * "Black Sunshine" – White Zombie
        * "The Metal" – Tenacious D
        * "Pride and Joy" – Stevie Ray Vaughan (Encore)
    7. Live in Japan
        * "Before I Forget" – Slipknot
        * "Stricken" – Disturbed
        * "3's & 7's" – Queens of the Stone Age
        * "Knights of Cydonia" – Muse
        * "Cult of Personality" – Living Colour (Encore)
    8. Battle For Your Soul
        * "Raining Blood" - Slayer
        * "Cliffs of Dover" – Eric Johnson
        * "The Number of the Beast" – Iron Maiden
        * "One" – Metallica
        * "Guitar Battle vs. Lou" (The Devil Went Down to Georgia – 
    				Charlie Daniels Band [guitar cover])
    Bonus tracks (Press the Blue Fret to go to 'em)
        * "Avalancha" – Hιroes del Silencio
        * "Can't Be Saved" – Senses Fail
        * "Closer" – Lacuna Coil
        * "Don't Hold Back" – The Sleeping
        * "Down 'N Dirty" – LA Slum Lords
        * "F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X." – The Fall of Troy
        * "Generation Rock" – Revolverheld
        * "Go That Far" – Bret Michaels Band
        * "Hier Kommt Alex" – Die Toten Hosen
        * "I'm in the Band" – The Hellacopters
        * "Impulse" - An Endless Sporadic
        * "In the Belly of a Shark" – Gallows
        * "In Love" – Scouts of St. Sebastian
        * "Mauvais Garηon" – Naast
        * "Metal Heavy Lady" – Lions
        * "Minus Celsius" – Backyard Babies
        * "My Curse" – Killswitch Engage
        * "Nothing for Me Here" – Dope
        * "Prayer of the Refugee" – Rise Against
        * "Radio Song" – Superbus
        * "Ruby" – Kaiser Chiefs
        * "She Bangs the Drums" – The Stone Roses
        * "Take This Life" – In Flames
        * "The Way It Ends" – Prototype
        * "Through The Fire And Flames" – DragonForce 
    		(Beat Lou to unlock on any difficulty)
    IVb. Co-Op Career List
    Note: All bonus songs are available here as well, just look up.
    1. Getting a Band Together
        * "Barracuda" – Heart
        * "When You Were Young" – The Killers
        * "Bulls on Parade" – Rage Against the Machine
        * "Slow Ride" – Foghat
        * "Sabotage" – Beastie Boys (Encore)
    2. We Just Wanna Be Famous
        * "School's Out" – Alice Cooper
        * "Kool Thing" – Sonic Youth
        * "Miss Murder" – AFI
        * "The Seeker" – The Who
        * "Reptilia" – The Strokes (Encore)
    3. Overnight Success
        * "Paranoid" – Black Sabbath
        * "Welcome to the Jungle" – Guns N' Roses
        * "Anarchy in the U.K." – Sex Pistols 
        * "Lay Down" – Priestess
        * "Suck My Kiss" – Red Hot Chili Peppers (Encore)
    4. Getting the Band Back Together
        * "Holiday in Cambodia" – Dead Kennedys
        * "Black Magic Woman" – Santana
        * "Same Old Song and Dance" – Aerosmith
        * "Cherub Rock" – The Smashing Pumpkins
        * "Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll" – Blue Φyster Cult (Encore)
    5. Jailhouse Rock
        * "My Name Is Jonas" – Weezer
        * "Black Sunshine" – White Zombie
        * "3's & 7's" – Queens of the Stone Age
        * "The Metal" – Tenacious D
        * "Helicopter" – Bloc Party (Encore)
    6. Battle For Your Souls...
        * "Knights of Cydonia" – Muse
        * "One" – Metallica
        * "The Number of the Beast" – Iron Maiden
        * "Cult of Personality" – Living Colour 
        * "Monsters" – Matchbook Romance (Encore)
    That is all for the songs until we get DLC for the game.
    V. Additional Modes
    Shown here is a list of all the modes, what they contain, 
    and a short description of each.
    Career - Create a band name, play songs on Easy, Medium, 
    Hard, and Expert. Does include the Boss Battles vs. Slash, 
    Tom Morello, and Lou.
    Cooperative Career - Same as above, but with a friend. 
    You and your friend can choose individual difficulties and 
    guitar or bass/rhythm. Boss battles are NOT included here.
    Quick Play - Single player mode where you can play a song on 
    any difficulty but you cannot choose the boss battles here for 
    some reason. :(
    Multiplayer - This will be broken down into three categories:
    	-Face-Off: You and a friend play a song, both being 
    able to choose your own difficulty, however, in this mode 
    you do not play an entire song, you switch off playing a verse 
    or so instead...(bleh) The person with the highest score wins! 
    You can use star power in this mode
    	-Pro Face-Off: You and a friend play a song on the 
    same difficulty and you DO play the entire song in this mode 
    instead of switching off. Highest score still wins here and 
    star power is still in use here.
    	-Battle Mode: Here's where it gets interesting... 
    In this mode, you and a friend play a song with your rock meter. 
    Instead of star power, you get battle powers; listed below. 
    You will continue playing the song until one of you 
    (Rofl @ Expert vs Easy battle)
    	Broken string: One fret button on the 
    opponent's guitar will not work until it is fixed. 
    (Rapidly tapping the button.)
    	Difficulty up: The opponent will play the 
    song on an increased difficulty for a short duration 
    of time. (Doesn't work on Expert.)
    	Amp overload: The fret board will shake and 
    cause the notes to blink, making the scrolling notes 
    difficult to read.
    	Whammy bar: The opponent will have to use the 
    whammy bar before he/she can play notes again.
    	Steal power: This will steal your opponent's power-up. 
    (Doesn't work if your opponent has no power-up and this will be wasted.)
    	Double notes: The opponent will have to play any single 
    note as a two-button chord, and any two-button chord as a three-button 
    chord for a short amount of time.
    	Lefty flip: The fret board will be mirrored; the green and 
    orange will swap places, same with the red and blue.
    	Death Drain: Sudden death mode, this attack is unstoppable 
    and your rock meter will go down until you fail when the attack is 
    launched against you and vise versa.
    Training - Also split into categories, but only two this time.
    	-Tutorial: Teaches the basics of playing the game. 
    Four different tutorials, including one for hammer-ons & 
    pull-offs and battle mode.
    	-Practice: Allows you to practice a song on any difficulty 
    and allows you to pick whether you will play lead guitar or bass/rhythm guitar. 
    You can choose parts of a song, or if it's TTFAF you will more than likely be 
    playing it here. You can also slow down the song to learn specific parts.
    Options - You can change various options here as well as enter cheats and save.
    Nintendo WFC - You can connect to the internet and play versus random 
    people or your friends using one of the three "sub-modes" in the 
    multiplayer mode.
    VI. FAQs
    Q: How do I activate Star Power? 
    A: Tilt the guitar upwards, this also applys to the battle powers 
    in battle mode. :)
    Q: Help! I can't beat TDWDTG!
    A: I have done this using a mirror somewhere to the left or right of me for the 
    lefty-flip. Also, please doesn't ask how to beat it, because you have to be good
    at either whammying or button tapping...>_>
    Here's a strategy from a guy named Justin -
    "To beat Lou in "The Devil Went Down To Georgia", simply wait for these three 
    Broken String
    Amp Overload
    Difficulty Up,
    My preferred combination is:
    Broken String
    Difficulty Up
    All of these power ups appear near the end of the song, use them when he is 
    doing one of his last solos before the end of the initial battle. This 
    combo will force him to fix his string, slam his whammy and try to keep 
    up with a higher difficulty when he returns, if he is in the Yellow during 
    this time, he will go down in flames."
    Q: I can't find Through the Fire and Flames! AHHH!!!
    A: Simply (lawl) beat TDWDTG and you've unlocked it, this can be done on 
    any difficulty.
    Q: Which characters can I pick in this version?(The Wii Version)
    A: Axel Steel, Casey Lynch, Judy Nails, Johnny Napalm, 
    Izzy Sparks, Lars, Xavier Stone, Midori, Tom Morello, Slash, 
    Lou, Metalhead, and Elroy Budvis.
    Q: I cannot use cheat codes!
    A: Goto the options menu and pick Cheat Codes. Then Enter New Code (I think, 
    not looking at it ATM) and press the buttons AND strum.
    Q: Is Velvet Revolver in the game? 
    A: Yes, and no. Not on the Wii Version, but on the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions 
    as DLC.
    Q: How are the 4-star and 5-star calculated?
    A: I don't really know, that is until I read this:
    From "nvtsirak22"-
    "Hey I was looking through your FAQ and I realized that you didn't have the 
    4-Star and 5-Star cutoffs (don't worry nobody does). I don't excatly have them
     either but I have a way to find them. If you want this...well here you go.
    For both of these you have to play the song once.
    5-Star Cutoff "Formula":
    (Your Score divided by Your Avg Multiplier) times 2.8
    For example, if I was looking for the 5* cutoff for Cliffs of Dover, lets 
    say my score was 203,437 and my avg multiplier was 2.3.  It would be 203,437 
    divided by 2.3, which equals 88,451, and then 88,451 times 2.8, which is 
    247662. That would be the 5* cut-off score.
    4-Star Cutoff "Formula":
    (The 5* Cutoff times 2) divided by 2.8
    Same rules apply.
    These "formulas" work with any level on any song, even on co-op."
    Send more questions to sbman2016@yahoo.com if you need more answers!
    VII. Guitar Problems with the Wii
    What to do if you have one of these problems:
    Non-responsive Button(s): Simply restart the game, do not press 
    any buttons on the guitar or detach the neck from the body of the 
    guitar and blow into the slots like an NES/GBA/SNES game
    Non-Responsive Whammy Bar: Restart the game and make sure the 
    whammy bar is not being pushed down even the slightest or simply 
    do the NES game trick stated above. Or, you can simply just 
    re-insert the Wii Remote. :)
    OMG! Lag! : Very simple, start a song, pause and goto options 
    then goto calibrate lag and follow the instructions, if this 
    doesn't work, I got nothin'.
    My Wii Remote Speaker Doesn't Work! : Goto the home menu and 
    Wii Remote Settings (the option at the bottom) and make sure the 
    volume is up all the way. If that doesn't work, goto options in the 
    game and turn up the Sound FX all the way if it is not already.
    If none of this works, return your game to the store and 
    exchange it...Hope this helps y'all! If you have another 
    solution, email it to me!
    VIII. Cheats
    The cheats section. =)
    Note: You WILL have to strum as you press the buttons.
    (xx) is a chord
    (BY) (GY) (GY) (RB) (RB) (RY) (RY) (BY) (GY) (GY) (RB) (RB) 
    (RY) (RY) (GY) (GY) (RY) (RY) 
    Air Guitar
    (GR) (GY) (YB) (RB) (BO) (YO) (RY) (RB)	
    Easy Expert (does not work in Career mode)
    O B O Y O B O Y
    G R G Y G B G O G B G Y G R G (GR) (RY) (GR) (YB) (GR) (BO) (GR) (YB) 
    (GR) (RY) (GR) (GY)
    Large Gems
    (GR) B (GR) (GY) B (GY) (RY) O (RY) (GY) Y (GY) (GR) 
    No Fail (does not work in career mode)
    (RY) (RB) (RO) (RB) (RY) (GB) (RY) (RB)	
    Performance Mode
    (GR) (GR) (GR) (RY) (RY) (RB) (RB) (YB) (YO) (YO) (GR) (GR) 
    (GR) (RY) (RY) (RB) (RB) (YB) (YO) (YO)
    Precision Mode
    (YO) (RB) (RO) (GB) (RY) (YO) (RY) (RB) (GY) (GY) (YB) (YB) (YO) (YO)
    (YB) Y R (RY) R Y O 
    Unlock all songs in Quick Play
    Unlock Everything (no sound plays when you enter these chords)
    Email me other cheats if you find more!
    IX. Wii Remote Controls
    Alright, here are the controls on request for the Wii Remote:
    B: Green
    D-Pad Down: Red
    A: Yellow
    1: Blue
    2: Orange
    D-Pad Up: Star Power
    Shaking the Wii Remote: Whammy
    + Button: Start/Pause
    X. Bonus Characters
    WII and PS2 only: 
    Metalhead: A robot that plays guitar. Cool, eh? His axe is a laser
    gun and has 2<?> additional outfits.
    Elroy Budvis: Character that looks like Elvis. Axe is a dual-gold
    record guitar.
    Xbox and PS3
    The Grim Ripper: Guitar Hero's version of the Grim Reaper.
    The God of Rock: Guitar Hero's Zeus. I don't know too much 
    about each simply because I own the Wii version, not the PS3/
    Xbox 360 version.
    XI. Conclusion
    Conclusion? Just ask me before you want to use the guide, as the 
    only sites allowed to use this guide are: GameFAQs.com, gamesradar.com, 
    cheatplanet.com, and supercheats.com.
    Email me at sbman2016@yahoo.com if you have questions!
    Make sure the subject has something about Guitar hero 3 in it.