Rock Band vocal strategies

Fact: singer is the toughest job in Rock Band, Beatles or otherwise. On Expert difficulty, you’re totally screwed unless you’ve spent loads of time tuning your vocal cords. So here at Radar Labs, we developed an alternate strategy to help you nail that elusive 100% score. Observe:

Can’t play sax? You’re in luck; it works with a keyboard too. For those of you who happen to be totally musically inept, we have a special Expert vocal strategy for you too. The caveat: it only works on one song.

Dec 1, 2009


  • dannage805 - December 5, 2009 10:30 p.m.

    sooo... cheat? alrighty then
  • cmitch - December 5, 2009 9:33 a.m.

    That was some sexy sax. Anyway, getting 100% on any song with all "talky" parts (Visions, Sabotage, Testify, Debaser, etc.) is easy as heck. They can be played by making almost any noise in the microphone since it's based on sound level and not tone. I found that rubbing the microphone on the carpet in circular motions for the entire duration of the song gets an easy 100%.
  • Cernunnos - December 2, 2009 11:31 a.m.

    i meant lyrics of course.
  • Cernunnos - December 2, 2009 11:28 a.m.

    i got my expert gold star in vocal trophy for Cannibal Corpse, and have gold starred 6 or so songs on expert. i like to plug the microphone in, turn the sensitivity to full, and put it next to the speakers, so that i can have vocals while just playing guitar.
  • xxXBeatXxx0 - December 2, 2009 5:08 a.m.

    well...i'm glad i can actually sing on all these games...cause i dont think i could take the time to learn how to play any of these instruments
  • aguilanthony - December 2, 2009 4:09 a.m.

    God dammit, I should've kept my saxaphone.
  • bocaj - December 2, 2009 3:39 a.m.

    This one is amazing! I need to try something like this...
  • Bobbety - December 2, 2009 3 a.m.

    One of my friends managed to get 100% on Visions on Expert just by growling into the mic.
  • Wizrai - December 2, 2009 2:58 a.m.

    Joe Newman...he's a genious, playing Rockband with a custom instrument!... -giggle- And agree, the second video was hilarious!
  • KREATIVEassassin - December 2, 2009 2:21 a.m.

    Sounds like Space Lion.
  • C-C-C-C-ComboCro - December 2, 2009 12:14 a.m.

    my friends and i figured out that you can pass sabotage by just putting the mic up to the speakers lol
  • Greed - December 1, 2009 11:33 p.m.

    That's Charlie, Chris, Tyler, and a guy I don't know in the second vid please enlighten me.
  • GamesRadarJoeMcNeilly - December 1, 2009 11:25 p.m.

    It was Joe Newman, our editorial intern's idea. That's his charming mug in the videos! Kazoo cameos by "the real Chris" Antista, Charlie Bear-hat and on the mouth harp none other than Bender Wilde aka BluesBot2000. Shot and edited by yours truly =)
  • Wizrai - December 1, 2009 10:45 p.m.

    I'd like to know who came up with this idea...
  • Cyberninja - December 1, 2009 9:52 p.m.

    i will have one of my band friends try this for me but that was amazing
  • GreedE - December 1, 2009 9:44 p.m.

    Must try :D
  • Corsair89 - December 1, 2009 8:38 p.m.

    100% Expert Vocals with a kazoo. Epic.

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