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Question:

How do I purchase Pro Guitar / Pro Bass upgrades for Rock Band 3 DLC tracks?

Answer:

Rock Band 3 features a new Pro Mode* that allows players to develop real musical skills while playing core Rock Band gameplay. All 83 songs on the Rock Band 3 disc come with Pro Instrumentation: All songs have Pro Guitar, Pro Bass, and Pro Drums parts, and all songs with keys have Pro Keys parts.

All DLC released after Rock Band 3 will contain Pro Drums, Keys, Pro Keys, and harmony vocals where applicable. Select songs released after Rock Band 3 will also come with the option to purchase a Pro Guitar Upgrade that adds Pro Guitar and Pro Bass to the gameplay. Some legacy DLC will be re-released with a Pro Guitar Upgrade option as well. We will occasionally make Rock Band 3 versions of legacy tracks available which will have Keys / Pro Keys and Harmonies, as well as Pro Drums, in addition to the standard instruments. In that instance, you can choose to purchase the Pro Upgrade featuring Pro Guitar and Pro Bass for the legacy track or for the Rock Band 3 version.

For information on downloading the Pro Guitar Upgrade for each console, see below. Note that you must purchase the basic track before you can purchase the Pro Upgrade. For information on buying DLC - including connecting your console to the internet, adding money to your account, and navigating the Music Library - see our How to Get More Songs guide.


Downloading Pro Upgrades for Xbox 360

In-Game Music Store

Before entering the In-Game Music Store please ensure that your Xbox 360 is connected to the internet, you have setup an Xbox Live account and purchased enough Microsoft Points to purchase additional albums and songs.

Step 1: : Insert Rock Band 3 into your Xbox 360 and power on your console.
Step 2: On the Main Menu screen, select GET MORE SONGS.
Step 3: Select ROCK BAND MUSIC STORE.
Step 4: Sort through the Rock Band Music Library and select the song you would like to purchase a Pro Guitar upgrade for. NOTE: You can only download Pro Guitar upgrades for songs you have already purchased, and not every song has a Pro Guitar upgrade available.
Step 5: Select PURCHASE PRO GUITAR UPGRADE and then CONFIRM PURCHASE.

Your Pro Guitar upgrade includes Pro Guitar and Pro Bass parts and will be available for play as soon as the download completes.


Downloading Pro Upgrades for PlayStation 3

In-Game Music Store

Before entering the In-Game Music Store please ensure that your PlayStation 3 is connected to the internet, you have setup a PlayStation Network account and have enough money in your PlayStation Wallet to purchase additional albums and songs.

Step 1: Insert Rock Band 3 into your PlayStation 3 and power on your console
Step 2: On the Main Menu screen, select Get More Songs
Step 3: Select the song you would like to purchase a Pro Guitar upgrade for and select Purchase. NOTE: You can only download Pro Guitar upgrades for songs you have already purchased, and not every song has a Pro Guitar upgrade available.
Step 4: On the next screen that pops up, select Confirm Purchase.

Your Pro Guitar upgrade includes Pro Guitar and Pro Bass parts and will be available for play as soon as the download completes.


Downloading Pro Upgrades for Wii

Downloading through the In-Game Music Store

Before entering the In-Game Music Store please ensure that your Nintendo Wii is connected to the internet, you have setup your Wii’s internet connection and purchased enough Wii Points to purchase additional songs.

Step 1: Insert Rock Band 3 into your Nintendo Wii and power on your console.
Step 2: On the Main Menu screen, select Get More Songs and then select Rock Band Music Store.
Step 3: Select the song you would like to purchase Pro Guitar upgrade for and select Purchase Pro Guitar Upgrade. NOTE: You can only download Pro Guitar upgrades for songs you have already purchased, and not every song has a Pro Guitar upgrade available.
Step 4: On the next screen that pops up, select YES.

Your Pro Guitar upgrade includes Pro Guitar and Pro Bass parts and will be available for play as soon as the download completes.

* Rock Band 3 Pro Mode requires Rock Band Pro-compatible instrument controllers

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