What You Need to Know and How to Beat any Song + FAQ by jonbooth2929
Guitar Hero 2 on SuperCheats.com
Guitar Hero 2 (Xbox 360)

Copyright 2007 Jonathan Booth (jonbooth2929). For use only on gamefaqs.com; 
gamespot.com and supercheats.com

Please do not use this FAQ anywhere else without permission for me. If you 
see this FAQ anywhere else do contact me.

Thanks to Harmonix, Red Octane and Activision for Making GH2
Thanks to www.360-gamer.com for achievement list.

To contact me: jonbooth2929@yahoo.co.uk

And I look forward to Guitar Hero 3 and Rock Band!


1. Introduction

2. About the Guitar and Game
  1: The Game and How to Play
  2: Buttons on the Guitar
  3: The Whammy Bar
  4: The Difficulties
  5: Star Power
  6: Hammer-Ons and Pull Offs

3. How to Beat Any Song

4. Achievements

5. Songs

6. Multiplayer

7. Xbox Live Support

8. Guitar Hero 2 FAQ

1. Introduction

Most guides will bore you with more information about the songs than the 
thing you need to know most: how to beat the song.There is no quick way 
to do it, as I shall reveal. I am simply doing the guide because my Xbox
360 is currently getting fixed(got to love that Ring of Death) and I need 
something remotely Guitar Hero related to tide me over. And yes, I am 
addicted,and I think Harmonix need to put a warning on the box - this game will 
steal your life. :)
2. About the Guitar and Game
  1. The Game
Incase you do not know about the game, it is quite simple, as all 
the best games are. The notes scroll along the bottom and you have to 
press the relevant colour note and strum. Easy enough? Wait until you get to 
expert pal...

  2: The Guitar
The buttons on the guitar: (From the top of the Guitar down)

Green, Red, Yellow, Blue, Orange. 

Strum Bar - Strums Notes and Navigates Menus
Whammy bar - Distorts Pitch
Start - Pauses the Game
Back - Goes Back A Menu - Activates Star Power
Xbox Guide button - Goes to the Xbox Guide Blade
Headphone Jack - If for some reason you wanted to plug in your microphone. 
                 Would not know why you would though. Pretend 
                 you are singing perhaps? :P
Ethernet Jack - For as-yet unannounced extra periphials e.g. Effects pedal.

 3: Difficulties
Easy - Uses only Green, Red and Yellow. Slow, few chords
Medium - Uses Green, Red, Yellow and Blue. Has more notes and more chords.
Hard - Uses Green, Red, Yellow, Blue and Orange. More notes, more chords, 
       and 3 Note chords. Chords no further apart than Green - Blue.
Expert - Uses Green, Red, Yellow, Blue and Orange. Faster and more 
         difficult than Hard, all rules are out. Sometimes it may include a 
         Green, Blue, Orange chord, such as in "Dead!" and "The Trooper".

 4: The Whammy Bar
The Whammy Bar is a real-life object found on some guitars. It distorts 
pitch. And it does the same in game too. It does not affect point score - 
it may look it but I promise it does not. On Star Power Notes which you 
can use the whammy bar on (i.e. long notes).

 5: Star Power
If you have played the game you may have noticed some star shaped notes. 
If you hit all the star shaped notes which appear then you will gain 
star power, as indicated by the star power meter, above your Rock Meter. 
What it does, is, when activated by pressing either select or tilting the 
guitar up, it will increase score, thus for harder sections it will 
allow you to miss more notes as your rock meter will increase more per note. 

 6: Hammer-Ons and Pull Offs
Notes that appear with a white top will allow a "Hammer-On" or "Pull Off". 
If you hit the previous note before the note with white top then you can 
then hit the next note WITHOUT strumming. This REALLY helps for the harder 
songs where your hand will feel like it is gonna fall off. On the earlier 
difficulties you will not have to worry about it; I learnt it myself 
when I started Expert.

3. How to Beat Any Song

You probably came here first didn't you :D Well, follow my simple rules and 
you will be able to beat any song.

1. Practise. Practise. Practise. PRACTISE!
2. Do not get too annoyed with a song. Rather than keep pressing repeat, 
   why not do some other songs, maybe do the Bass or Rhythm
   of the song you are stuck on so you can really "learn" the song.
3. Do not give up. If you leave it a few weeks, you will be even 
   worse at the game.

4. Achievements

A list of the 50 achievements and nope you probably will not get 
them all for a LONG time...

100K Club (10)
100,000 points in a song 

200K Club (10)
200,000 points in a song 

300K Club (30)
300,000 points in a song 

400K Club (30)
400,000 points in a song 

Champagne Room V.I.P. (30)
500,000 points in a song 

Roadie (10)
Unlock Rat Cellar 

New Kid (10)
Unlock Blackout Bar 

Young Gun (10)
Unlock RedOctane Club 

Axe Grinder (10)
Unlock Rock City Theater 

Shredder (10)
Unlock Vans Warped Tour 

Rock Star (10)
Unlock Harmonix Arena 

Guitar Hero (10)
Unlock Stonehenge 

Dimebag Darrell Award (10)
100 note streak 

Eddie Van Halen Award (30)
500 note streak 

Yngwie Malmsteen Award (30)
1000 note streak 

Easy Tour Champ (10)
Beat the Easy tour 

Medium Tour Champ (30)
Beat the Medium tour 

Hard Tour Champ (30)
Beat the Hard tour 

Expert Tour Champ (30)
Beat the Expert tour 

Sandbox Hero Award (30)
Earn five stars on all songs in the Easy tour 

Most Likely to Succeed Award (30)
Earn five stars on all songs in the Medium tour 

Guitarmaggedon Award (30)
Earn five stars on all songs in the Hard tour 

Start a Real Band Already Award (30)
Earn five stars on all songs in the Expert tour 

Rock School Grad (10)
Complete all tutorials 

Scoremonger Award (10)
Get an 8x multiplier 

Perfectionist Award (30)
Get 100% notes on a song

Rock Snob Award (10)
Refuse to play an encore 

Long Road Ahead Award (10)
Fail a song on Easy 

Hendrix Award (10)
Beat a song with lefty flip on 

Teacher's Pet Award (10)
Practice three different songs 

Saturday Morning Award (10)
Beat Trogdor and Thunder Horse 

Kick the Bucket Award (30)
Beat Jordan on Expert 

Gear Head Award (30)
Buy all guitars 

Fanatical Completionist Award (30)
Buy all guitar finishes 

Record Collector Award (10)
Buy all songs 

Life of the Party Award (10)
Buy all characters 

Fashion Plate Award (10)
Buy all outfits 

Extra Credit Award (10)
View the credits 

Big Spender Award (10)
Spend $10,000 at the store 

Scenester Award (10)
Beat all the unlock songs 

Joan & Lita Award (30)
100 note streak in Cooperative 

Joe & Steven Award (30)
500 note streak in Cooperative 
Keef & Mick Award (30)
1000 note streak in Cooperative 

Lennon & McCartney Award (10)
8x streak in Cooperative 

Page & Plant Award (30)
Get 100% notes hit on a song in Cooperative 

200K Pair (30)
200,000 points on a song in Cooperative 

400K Pair (30)
400,000 points on a song in Cooperative 

600K Pair (30)
600,000 points on a song in Cooperative 

800K Pair (30)
800,000 points on a song in Cooperative 

Millionaire Pair (30)
1,000,000 points on a song in Cooperative

5. Songs

Opening Licks 

Surrender - Cheap Trick
Possum Kingdom -Toadies
Heart-Shaped Box - Nirvana
Salvation - Rancid
Strutter - Kiss
Shout at the Devil - Motley Crue


Mother - Danzig
Life Wasted - Pearl Jam
Cherry Pie - Warrant
Woman - Wolfmother
You Really Got Me - Van Halen
Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight - Spinal Tap 

String Snappers

Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas
Search And Destroy - Iggy and the Stooges
Message In A Bottle - The Police
Billion Dollar Babies - Alice Cooper
Them Bones - Alice in Chains
War Pigs - Black Sabbath 

Thrash and Burn

Monkey Wrench - The Foo Fighters
Hush - Deep Purple
Girlfriend - Matthew Sweet
Who Was In My Room Last Night? - The Butthole Surfers
Can't You Hear Me Knockin' - The Rolling Stones
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns 'N' Roses *MY FAVOURITE*

Return Of The Shred

Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo - Rick Derringer
Tattooed Love Boys - The Pretenders
John the Fisherman - Primus
Jessica - The Allman Brothers Band
Bad Reputation - Thin Lizzy
Last Child - Aerosmith 

Relentless Riffs

Crazy on You - Heart
Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart - The Stone Temple Pilots
Dead! - My Chemical Romance
Killing in the Name - Rage Against The Machine
Freya - The Sword
Stop - Jane's Addiction

Furious Fretwork 

Madhouse - Anthrax
The Trooper - Iron Maiden
Rock This Town - The Stray Cats
Laid To Rest - Lamb of God
Psychobilly Freakout - The Reverand Horton Heat
YYZ - Rush 


Beast and The Harlot - Avenged Sevenfold 
Carry Me Home - The Living End 
Institutionalized -Suicidal Tendancies 
Misirlou - Dick Dale 
Hangar 18 - Megadeth 
Freebird - Lynard Skynard 

Bonus Tracks

Raw Dog - The Las Vegas 
Arterial - Black Drist 
Collide - Anarchy Club 
Elephant Bones - That Handsome Devil 
Fall of Pangea - Valient Thorr 
Gemini - Brian Kahanek 
Push Push (Lady Lightning) - Bang Camaro 
Laughtrack - The Acrobrats 
Less Talk More Rokk Freezepop 
Jordan - Buckethead 
Mr. Fix-It - The Amazing Royal Crowns 
The New Black - every Time I Die 
One For the Road - Artillery
Parasite - The Neighborhoods 
Count Zero - Radium Eyes
Megasus - Red Lottery
Six - All That Remains
Soy Bomb - Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives
The Light That Blinds - Shadows Fall
Trogdor - Strong Bad
X-Stream - Voivod 
Yes We Can - Made in Mexico

Downloadable Songs
Songs found in the Xbox Live Marketplace for Microsoft Points.

Guitar Hero Track Pack 1

Bark at the Moon - Ozzy Osbourne
Hey You - The Exies
Ace Of Spades - Motorhead 

Guitar Hero Track Pack 2 

Killer Queen - Queen
Take It Off - The Donnas
Frankenstein - The Edgar Winter Group

Guitar Hero Track Pack 3

Higher Ground - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Infected - Bad Religion
Stellar - Incubus
6. Multiplayer
On this amazing game, you can play against your friends! H
ere are the different gameplay types..

Cooperative - You can play a song together. One person plays Lead, 
              the other Rhythm or Bass. Players select their own 

Face-Off - You play against each other, but with the potential of 
           different difficulties. You are playing for highest score. 
           A meter shows whether you are winning or not.

Pro Face-Off - You play DIRECTLY against each other, on the 
               same difficulty. This seperates the men from the boys.

7. Xbox Live Support
There may be in the next Guitar Hero, but in this there is none. 
But, there is an online leaderboard for each song and overall!

8. Guitar Hero FAQ
- When moving on to Hard or Expert, how should I have my hand?

  It depends how you like it. For me, I use my four fingers Green-Blue 
  then move down to Red-Orange accordingly. You decide how 
  you want to.

- What is HyperSpeed?

  If you go on any online personal video website looking for 
  "100% Song X" most will be on HyperSpeed mode. It is a cheat, and
  it makes the notes scroll faster but are more spaced out, making 
  playing easier. 

- My Cheat Is Not Working... Why?
  One of two explanations. One - you're using a PS2 code. 
  The 360 Guitar Hero codes are different
  Two - You're doing it too slowly or too quickly. Keep trying...