Horus Oct 31, 2013 @ 6:40am
Documentation: Riff Repititor and Technique Symbols
Hello!

is there any documentation of Rocksmith 2014 hiding anywhere? Especially regarding the Riff Repititor and symbols for playing techniques, like hammer-ons, slides or pull-offs.

Actual questions I have:

Bat Country from Avenged Sevenfold, third part in the riff rep there is a D5 chord that looks like E-A-D without fingering, but there is an X on each string. What is that? Rather looks like E-A-D palm muted, but why a D5 next to it?

Same song, what do exclamation marks next to a single not mean?

In Riff Rep what do: "Wdh.: Schwierigkeit" and "Wdh.: Aufstrieg", (german). These are options number 4 and 6, counted from top. Translating would be something along "Repeat: Difficulty" and "Repeat: Level Up".

Thanks!


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Drizil Nov 1, 2013 @ 3:12am 
Hi,

I don't know of a quick guide to the symbols used but have you tried going into tools/technique guide/guitar menu? When I first started using the program it was mostly blank but I have done a few of the lessons and it's now filled out with all the techniques and symbols used. You may have to go through the lessons first though.

There is a mute symbol that looks like a cross but I haven't done that lesson yet :)

In the riff repeater if you see an exclamation mark it means you missed that note on your last play-through. In the English edition it's "Difficulty repetitions" & "Level up". What you do here is set the riff repeater to your desired difficulty first, say 50. Then try and play it perfectly. If level up is turned on and you play the riff perfectly you will level up and the riff's difficulty will be automatically increased when the riff re-starts. I think the repitions setting is the number of times you need to play the riff correctly before you trigger a level up.

"Speed repetitions" & "Accelerate" work exactly the same except on the speed instead of the difficulty of the riff.

"Master mode" will eventually make the notes dissapear from the track if you keep nailing that riff so it forces you to play entirely from memory.

Hope that's some help.
[I.R.] Dianetics Nov 1, 2013 @ 3:32am 
The X on each string means you dont play them. D5 is a power chord.

Exclamation marks mean they are notes you missed on your last play.

Horus Nov 1, 2013 @ 8:49am 
Thx for your replies!

Dianetics: Sorry, I don't really understand. Sure, D5 is a power-chord, but why the strings are there if they are not to play?
Zergmar aka REEJ Nov 1, 2013 @ 12:23pm 
I got quite a bit of problem understanding the game too, to be honest I still don't recognize which string is which god damn color and everytime I got to count the frets as well :P As for the symbols you can learn them by playing the lessons.
905 Nov 1, 2013 @ 12:37pm 
I don't know if you have to join smithyanvil.com to see this thread or not. But they are compliling a list with pictures of all the different note notations.

http://forums.smithyanvil.com/viewtopic.php?id=9475
[I.R.] Dianetics Nov 1, 2013 @ 6:56pm 
Its just how they display it. If you actually look at the string they are not highlighted, just there. But when you are supposed to play the string they are highlighted. Slight difference but it is visible.

Zerg have you tried using color blind mode?
hertston Nov 1, 2013 @ 7:09pm 
The biggest step Ubi could take towards RS actually being the learning tool they are now plugging it as would be to take the time and trouble to produce some proper documentation, including a comprehensive manual and a seperate beginners guide.
PlutoISaPlanet May 12 @ 8:27pm 
looks like UBI Soft put out diagrams now. A PDF is available on their site here:
http://static2.cdn.ubi.com/ncsa/rocksmith/website/guides/Notehead-tail%20guide.pdf
or imgur link here: http://imgur.com/a/vlxTS
TRexBassist May 13 @ 3:36am 
MTZIGG found it that is the one I was thinking of, which I saw here on the forum.
MTZIGG May 13 @ 8:46am 
{;-) Funny thing is I knew it was there but could'nt rember where.
Just click Commuinty Hub in the in the Rocksmith window.
then look for Guides Took me 5min to find it.
Palm 2 4 Head who would have thouht to put it there LOL
PS anyonre that goes there be sure to give Renderwut a Thumbs up so it stays at the top of page
Also in game undre TOOLS>Tecniques there is somewhat of a guide
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