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                            F A Q  B Y  E C L I P S E
                             AKA CHAOS_ZER0, A C E H

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        | For Playstation 2 | Rated T (Teen) | Gameplay FAQ | RedOctane |
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        | E c l i p s e |   ace_flow@hotmail.com   |   Guitar Hero II   |
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|   O Mighty Table Of Contents   |
|________________________________|


If you want to find a certain section, hit CTRL+F on your keyboard, and type in
the code of the section.

[Sec. #]    [Sec. Name]    [Sec. Code]
  i.          Intro           [int]
  
  1.         Controls         [ctr]
             -SG Controller   [csg]
             -Basic           [cba]
             -Star Power      [csp]
             -Advanced        [cad]
             -Difficulty Lvl. [cdl]

  2.         Interface        [ifa]
             -Score           [isc]
             -The Rock Meter  [irm]

  3.         Career Mode      [cmo]
             -Starting a Band [csb]
             -The Store       [cst]
             -Earning Songs   [ces]
             -Encores         [cen]
             -Venues          [cvn]

  4.         Practice Mode    [pmo]
             -Playing Sections[psc]
             -Slowing Songs   [psl]
             -Practice Tips   [ptp]

  5.         2-Player Mode    [2pm]
             -Versus          [2vs]
             -Co-op           [2co]
             -Pro Face-off    [2pf]

  6.         Misc. Tips/Info  [msc]
             -Song List       [msl]
             -Cheats          [mch]
             -Secrets         [mse]
             -Characters      [mcr]
             
  7.         Closing/Outro    [out]
             -Final Thoughts  [oft]
             -Update Info     [oui]
             -Updates To Come [ouc]
             -Legal Stuffarz  [ols]
             -Contact Info    [oci]
             -Thanks          [oth]

Now, without further ado, I proudly present to you my humble - but hopefully
helpful - Guitar Hero II FAQ!


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~                             ~
~        Intro [int]          ~
~                             ~
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Hiya. My name(s) on GameFAQs is(are) E c l i p s e(Chaos_Zer0, A c e h :P),
but you can call me Ace. This guide was conceived at first by the lack of a
GHII FAQ, but then evolved into a full-fledged FAQ project. This is, however, my
first FAQ, so cut me a little bit of slack. :P

   So, my friends, are you ready?





   Let's rock.


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~                             ~
~       Controls [ctr]        ~
~                             ~
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|                             |
|   The SG Controller [csg]   |
|_____________________________|

If you bought the bundle for GHII with both the game and the guitar controller,
had the controller from GHI, or bought one seperately, this is your standard
weapon of attack. It has a strum bar, five fret buttons(green, red, yellow, 
blue, orange), and a whammy(vibrato) bar.

 ____                   _ _ _ _ _
|_1__|                 |_|_|_|_|2|
___ _
___|3|

Yes, I suck. Deal with it. 1 designates the strum bar, while 2 are the fret
buttons. 3's the whammy bar. D:

So, for a basic control map...

Strum bar: Strum/navigate menus
Green Button: Play green note/Confirm
Red Button: Play red note/Cancel
Yellow Note: Play yellow note
Blue note: Play blue note
Orange note: Play orange note
Whammy bar: WHAMMEH BARRRRRRRRR!

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|                             |
|    Basic Controls [cba]     |
|_____________________________|

There is a tutorial in the game, but if you're too lazy to go through it, this
is how the controls work.

Notes scroll down the screen vertically. Note colors and positioning are the
same as the guitar. There are large circles at the bottom. When a note (circle)
is on the same fret and reaches the larger circle, you have to hold the note
button and press on the strum bar. If you can, prepare for a note early!

The guitar controller works the same way as a real guitar in a sense, as you can
still play higher notes even while holding a button on a lower fret. Just to be
clear, green is the lowest fret, orange is the highest.

Chords are a group of two or more notes that are played simultaneously. When you
see them, hold both of the fret buttons and hit the strum bar regularly. No
problemo, right?

The final basic note is a long note. Long notes are easy to see, as they're just
notes with a long line behind them. To play a long note, play the note as usual,
but KEEP THE FRET BUTTON HELD! You don't need to hold the strum bar down, but
HOLD DOWN THE FRET BUTTON. I can never seem to say it enough. :)

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|                             |
|       Star Power [csp]      |
|_____________________________|

Ah, yes. The cooked-pancake, sizzling bacon, and choo-choo train wonder that is
STAR POWER! :D

In short, Star Power doubles your score multiplier, and it makes the crowd go
CRAZY. It almost makes you feel drunk.

Almost.

But now, onto the actual Star Power thingy. There's an in-game tutorial for this
too, if you were wondering. Lazyhead. D:

When you see a note that looks like a star instead of a circle, that's a Star
Note. They usually come in strings of 4-5, though they're sometimes made of one
Long Note. Every time you hit the whole string of notes, your Star Meter will
partially fill. When you see a Star Note that's also a Long Note, get the
whammy bar going(That sounded suggestive...