We've done this before, under I don't know what name, in Rock Band 2. Unfortunately, I don't know what the interest level would be, and with pro instruments, I really don't know how we will work it this time around.
Basically, I (or whoever) pick a song for a specific instrument. Everybody who wishes to participate plays said song on said instrument. Everybody has a week to play that song, and I will use rockbandscores.com to verify scores. You can post pictures of the score, make a video of the score, or just post here saying "I played ______ on _____." Either way, just make sure I know that you entered for a specific instrument, or your score won't be counted.
There will not be prizes, unless somebody steps up to the plate and has something to give away. This is purely for fun, as far as I am concerned, and can be a fun competition/gauge of your skill in comparison to the other forum users.
I will not be choosing extremely obscure songs for this. However, I will not be choosing on-disc songs (maybe a few VERY minor exceptions along the way). I understand that not everybody is made of money and has the ability to get EVERY song in the marketplace. I will take that into consideration in the song choices, as they will be rather popular songs that people (for the most part) will own if they are a DLC buyer. Don't worry, Toby Keith will not be required for this competition (much to my chagrin :P).
Now, for the fun stuffs.
1) Who would participate? It doesn't even matter if you have never posted in this forum. Heck, JPrez could come in here and enter on guitar if he wanted to. If you're a lurker and you just want to get in on some friendly competition, feel free to do so!
2) How should drum scores be decided? This is the only problem I've run into, as pro players receive a significantly higher score than regular drummers. Should I compensate by leaderboard rankings, percentage of notes, or just make two separate rankings? I mean, I don't expect a ton of people to get in on this, so it would be kind of weird if we had like 4 pro drum scores then 2 regular drum scores. :P
Yeah. k. Thanks. Hopefully this works out, even though the RB forums are kinda dead compared to what we are used to from RB2.