With pointman elite you should start learning to collect as many reds and yellows (at least 90% or 95%). You'd be surprised how many points you can get as a beginner when you collect as many reds and yellows as possible. You have to learn to accumulate 15-18 reds or yellows in one match while chaining. If you try to match too many colors in one match you don't get that many points.. Making too many purples or blues in several matches will not get you many points. You need to save your reds and yellows from the start of the song by placing them in left and right columns so that your matches become larger later in the song. You should match 2 colors and it is preferable not to match more than 2 colors consistently. It is possible to collect 98%-100% reds and yellows, collect 40%-50% of greens, 5% blues, and 3% purples and get a good score. You certainly have a better chance of getting a respectable score with the aforementioned stats than if the colors are evenly distributed.