Rush – Permanent Waves tab

                                    Rush
                               Permanent Waves
                                    1980

This is a compilation of tabs from Rush’s 1980 album Permanent Waves. The original 
are as follows: unregistered tabbers, EchoGuitar, and C.D. Bruce.

Permanent Waves Track List
1. The Spirit of Radio 4:56
2. Freewill 5:21
3. Jacob’s Ladder 7:26
4. Entre Nous 4:36
5. Different Strings 3:48
6. Natural Science 9:17
   I. Tide Pools (2:21)
  II. Hyperspace (2:27)
 III. Permanent Waves (4:08)

1. The Spirit of Radio

Rush: The Spirit of Radio
From the album Permanent Waves (Mercury Records)
Copyright 1980 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee and Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart

Comments/corrections to C. D. Bruce

Transcribed by Joe DeLoro, Branden Robinson, Sean Jones, Sean Carroll, and
Alex Lifeson :)

Updated 8 Dec 1998

q = 135 (4/4 time) except where noted

Riff A

                                        --3--
s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s se:--2-p0-----0--5-p0-----0--2-p0-----0--4p2p0-----0------------------|B:--------3-----------3-----------3------------3---------------------|G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
| ||(+)w |e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|G:-(9)---------------------------------------------------------------|D:-(9)---------------------------------------------------------------|A:-(7)---------------------------------------------------------------|E:-(0)---------------------------------------------------------------|
Riff B (q = 180) (when played after riff H, decel. from q = 240 to q = 180)
q e e e e e ee:-------------------------------------------------------------------|B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|D:--/4--2--0-----0---------------------------------------------------|A:------------4-----4--2---------------------------------------------|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Riff C1 (q = 180, q = 148 when played between and after I riffs)
q q q e e+ q q e e e e+e:-----------------|-------------------------------------------------|B:-----------------|-------------------------------------------------|G:--------------2--|--(2)--------------------------------------------|D:--2-----------2--|--(2)-----------2--2-----------------------------|A:--2-----------0--|--(0)--2--3--4-----2-----------------------------|E:--0--2--3--4-----|-------------------0-----------------------------|
| |e:-----------------|-------------------------------------------------|B:-----------------|-------------------------------------------------|G:-----------------|-------------------------------------------------|D:--9--9--9--9--7--|--(7)--7--7--7--7--9-----------------------------|A:--7--7--7--7--7--|--(7)--7--7--7--7--7-----------------------------|E:--0--0--0--0--5--|--(5)--5--5--5--5--0-----------------------------|
Riff C2 (q = 180, q = 148 when played between and after I riffs)
q q q e e+ q q e e e e+e:-----------------|-------------------------------------------------|B:-----------------|-------------------------------------------------|G:--------------2--|--(2)--------------------------------------------|D:-(2)----------2--|--(2)-----------2--2-----------------------------|A:-(2)----------0--|--(0)--2--3--4-----2-----------------------------|E:-(0)-2--3--4-----|-------------------0-----------------------------|
| |e:-----------------|-------------------------------------------------|B:-----------------|-------------------------------------------------|G:-----------------|-------------------------------------------------|D:-(9)-9--9--9--7--|--(7)--7--7--7--7--9-----------------------------|A:-(7)-7--7--7--7--|--(7)--7--7--7--7--7-----------------------------|E:-(0)-0--0--0--5--|--(5)--5--5--5--5--0-----------------------------|
Riff C3
(q = 180) (q = 144) q q q e e+ q q e e e e+ w H qe:-----------------|----------------------|---------|--0-------------|B:-----------------|----------------------|---------|--0-------------|G:--------------2--|--(2)-----------------|---------|--8-------------|D:-(2)----------2--|--(2)-----------2--2--|--(2)----|--9-------------|A:-(2)----------0--|--(0)--2--3--4-----2--|--(2)----|--9-------------|E:-(0)-2--3--4-----|-------------------0--|--(0)----|--7--9\---------|
| * |e:-----------------|----------------------|---------|----------------|B:-----------------|----------------------|---------|----------------|G:-----------------|----------------------|---------|----------------|D:-(9)-9--9--9--7--|--(7)--7--7--7--7--9--|---------|----------------|A:-(7)-7--7--7--7--|--(7)--7--7--7--7--7--|---------|----------------|E:-(0)-0--0--0--5--|--(5)--5--5--5--5--0--|---------|----------------|
* gradually decel. to q = 135 across next 3 measures ---3--- ---3---
e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e qe:--------------------------|-----------------------------------------|B:--------------------------|-----------------------------------------|G:--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--8-----------------|D:--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--9-----------------|A:--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--9-----------------|E:--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--7-----------------| (measure finishes in riff D1)
Riff C4
e e q q e e+ e e q e e e e+e:-----------------------|-------------------------------------------|B:-----------------------|-------------------------------------------|G:-------------------2---|--(2)--2-----------------------------------|D:--(2)--2-----------2---|--(2)--2-----------2--2--------------------|A:--(2)--2-----------0---|--(0)--0--2--3--4-----2--------------------|E:--(0)--0--2--3--4------|----------------------0--------------------|
| |e:-----------------------|-------------------------------------------|B:-----------------------|-------------------------------------------|G:-----------------------|-------------------------------------------|D:--(9)--9--9--9--9--7---|--(7)--7--7--7--7--7--9--------------------|A:--(7)--7--7--7--7--7---|--(7)--7--7--7--7--7--7--------------------|E:--(0)--0--0--0--0--5---|--(5)--5--5--5--5--5--0--------------------|
Riff D1
(measure continued from riff C3) s s q e e e q s s q e e e q s se:--------|--------0--------------|--------0-------------------------|B:--------|-----------0-----------|-----------0----------------------|G:--9--9--|--9--9--------9--8--8--|--8--8--------8--4--4-------------|D:--9--9--|--9--9-----------9--9--|--9--9-----------2--2-------------|A:--7--7--|--7--7-----------9--9--|--9--9-----------x--x-------------|E:--0--0--|--0--0-----------7--7--|--7--7-----------4--4-------------|
q e e e q s s q e q q ee:--------0--------------|-------------------------------------------|B:-----------0--2--2--2--|--2--2-------------------------------------|G:--4--4-----------2--2--|--2--2-------------------------------------|D:--2--2-----------2--2--|--2--2-------------------------------------|A:--x--x-----------0--0--|--0--0--/4---------------------------------|E:--4--4-----------------|------------7--4---------------------------|
Riff D2
q e e e q s s q e e e q s se:--------0--------------|--------0----------------------------------|B:-----------0-----------|-----------0-------------------------------|G:--9--9--------9--8--8--|--8--8--------8--4--4----------------------|D:--9--9-----------9--9--|--9--9-----------2--2----------------------|A:--7--7-----------9--9--|--9--9-----------x--x----------------------|E:--0--0-----------7--7--|--7--7-----------4--4----------------------|
q e e e q s s q e q q s se:--------0--------------|-------------------------------------------|B:-----------0--2--------|-------------------------------------------|G:--4--4-----------6--6--|--6--6--6--8--9--9-------------------------|D:--2--2-----------7--7--|--7--7--7--9--9--9-------------------------|A:--x--x-----------7--7--|--7--7--7--9--7--7-------------------------|E:--4--4-----------5--5--|--5--5--5--7--0--0-------------------------|
Riff D3
q e e e q s s q e e e q s se:--------0--------------|--------0----------------------------------|B:-----------0-----------|-----------0-------------------------------|G:--9--9--------9--8--8--|--8--8--------8--4--4----------------------|D:--9--9-----------9--9--|--9--9-----------2--2----------------------|A:--7--7-----------9--9--|--9--9-----------x--x----------------------|E:--0--0-----------7--7--|--7--7-----------4--4----------------------|
q e e e q s s q e q e e s se:--------0--------------|-------------------------------------------|B:-----------0--2--------|-------------------------------------------|G:--4--4-----------6--6--|--6--6--6--8--8--9--9----------------------|D:--2--2-----------7--7--|--7--7--7--9--9--9--9----------------------|A:--x--x-----------7--7--|--7--7--7--9--9--7--7----------------------|E:--4--4-----------5--5--|--5--5--5--7--7--0--0----------------------|
Riff D4
q e e e q s s q e e e q s se:-----------------------|--------7----------------------------------|B:--------9--------------|-----------7-------------------------------|G:--9--------9-----8--8--|--8--8--------8--4--4----------------------|D:--9--9--------9--9--9--|--9--------------2--2----------------------|A:--7--------------9--9--|--9--------------x--x----------------------|E:--0--------------7--7--|--7--------------4--4----------------------|
q e e e q s s q e q e e s se:--------4--0-----------|-------------------------------------------|B:-----0--------0--------|-------------------------------------------|G:--4--------------6--6--|--6--6--6--8--8--9--9----------------------|D:--2--------------7--7--|--7--7--7--9--9--9--9----------------------|A:--x--------------7--7--|--7--7--7--9--9--7--7----------------------|E:--4--------------5--5--|--5--5--5--7--7--0--0----------------------|
Riff D5
q e e e q s s q e e e q ee:--------0--------------|--------0----------------------------------|B:-----------0-----------|-----------0-------------------------------|G:--9--9--------9--8--8--|--8--8--------8----------------------------|D:--9--9-----------9--9--|--9--9-------------------------------------|A:--7--7-----------9--9--|--9--9-------------------------------------|E:--0--0-----------7--7--|--7--7-----------9\------------------------|
e e e e e e e e e e e e e q e w we:--------------------------|-----------------------|--0--|--(0)-----|B:--------------------------|-----------------------|--0--|--(0)-----|G:--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|--6--6--6--6--6--8--x--|--9--|--(9)-----|D:--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|--7--7--7--7--7--9--x--|--9--|--(9)-----|A:--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|--7--7--7--7--7--9--x--|--7--|--(7)-----|E:--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|--5--5--5--5--5--7--x--|--0--|--(0)-----|
Riff D6
q e e e q s s q e e e q ee:--------0--------------|--------0----------------------------------|B:-----------0-----------|-----------0-------------------------------|G:--9--9--------9--8--8--|--8--8--------8----------------------------|D:--9--9-----------9--9--|--9--9-------------------------------------|A:--7--7-----------9--9--|--9--9-------------------------------------|E:--0--0-----------7--7--|--7--7-----------9\------------------------|
---3--- ---3---
e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e Qe:--------------------------|----------------------------------------|B:--------------------------|----------------------------------------|G:--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--8----------------|D:--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--9----------------|A:--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--9----------------|E:--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--7----------------|
Riff E (keyboard arranged for guitar)
e e e e e e e ee:---------------------------------------------------------------------|B:--------7--------10-9--7---------------------------------------------|G:-----9-----8--9------------------------------------------------------|D:---------------------------------------------------------------------|A:--7------------------------------------------------------------------|E:---------------------------------------------------------------------| PM-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Riff F
e e e q e q e e e q e qe:--0--0--0--0--0--0---|--0--0--0--0--0--0---------------------------|B:--0--0--0--0--0--0---|--0--0--0--0--0--0---------------------------|G:--9--9--9--9--9--9\--|--8--8--8--8--8--8\--------------------------|D:--9--9--9--9--9--9\--|--9--9--9--9--9--9\--------------------------|A:--7--7--7--7--7--7\--|--9--9--9--9--9--9\--------------------------|E:--0--0--0--0--0--0---|--7--7--7--7--7--7\--------------------------|
e e e q e q e e e e e e qe:--0--0--0--0--0--0---|--------0-----------0------------------------|B:--0--0--0--0--0--0---|--------0-----------0------------------------|G:--4--4--4--4--4--4\--|--6--6--6--6--6--8--8------------------------|D:--2--2--2--2--2--2\--|--7--7--7--7--7--9--9------------------------|A:--x--x--x--x--x--x---|--7--7-----7--7--9--9------------------------|E:--4--4--4--4--4--4\--|--5--5-----5--5--7--7------------------------|
Riff G1 (in 7/4 except last two measures)
Q h s s q q q Q h s s q q qe:--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5/--------------------|B:--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---|--7--7--7--7--7--8--7/--------------------|G:--9--9--9--9--9--9--9\--|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7/--------------------|D:--9--9--9--9--9--9--9\--|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7/--------------------|A:--7--7--7--7--7--7--7\--|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5/--------------------|E:--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---|------------------------------------------|
Q h s s q q q Q e+h q q q qe:--7--7--7--7--7--7--7\--|--5--5----|--5--5--5--5\------------------|B:--9--9--9--9--10-9--10\-|--7--7----|--8--7--8--7\------------------|G:--9--9--9--9--9--9--9\--|--7--7----|--7--7--7--7\------------------|D:--9--9--9--9--9--9--9\--|--7--7----|--7--7--7--7\------------------|A:--7--7--7--7--7--7--7\--|--5--5----|--5--5--5--5\------------------|E:------------------------|----------|-------------------------------|
Riff G2 (in 7/4 except last two measures)
Q h s s q q q Q h s s q q qe:--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5/--------------------|B:--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5/--------------------|G:--9--9--9--9--9--9--9\--|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7/--------------------|D:--9--9--9--9--9--9--9\--|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7/--------------------|A:--7--7--7--7--7--7--7\--|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5/--------------------|E:--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---|------------------------------------------|
Q h s s q q q Q e+h q q q qe:--7--7--7--7--7--7--7\--|--5--5----|--5--5--5--5\------------------|B:--7--7--7--7--7--7--7\--|--5--5----|--5--5--5--5\------------------|G:--9--9--9--9--9--9--9\--|--7--7----|--7--7--7--7\------------------|D:--9--9--9--9--9--9--9\--|--7--7----|--7--7--7--7\------------------|A:--7--7--7--7--7--7--7\--|--5--5----|--5--5--5--5\------------------|E:------------------------|----------|-------------------------------|
Riff H --3--
s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s se:--2-p0-----0--5-p0-----0--2-p0-----0--4p2p0-----0------------------|B:--------3-----------3-----------3------------3---------------------|G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
--3--
s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s ee:--2-p0-----0--5-p0-----0--2-p0-----0--4p2p0------------------------|B:--------3-----------3-----------3----------------------------------|G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
(q = 240) ---3--- ---3---
e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e qe:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|B:--3--3--3-----------------------|----------------------------------|G:-----------5--4--2--2--2--2-----|----------------------------------|D:-----------------------------5--|--4--2--4--2----------------------|A:--------------------------------|--------------5--4----------------|E:--------------------------------|--------------------5-------------|
Riff I1 (q = 74)
(play twice) s s e e e s s e s s e e e e e e e s s ee:-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|B:--------9-----9--------5-----------|-----9-----9-----5--------7----|G:o-------9--9--9--------6--------8-o|-----9--9--9-----6--------8----|D:o-------9--9--9--------7--------9-o|-----9--9--9-----7--------9----|A:--7--7-----7-----7--7-----9--9--9--|--7-----7-----7-----11-11-11---|E:-----------------------------------|-------------------------------| PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM
Riff I2 (q = 74)
e e s s e e e e e e e s s e e e e ee:-----12----------------------|--------------12---------------------|B:-----9--------9-----5--------|-----9--------9-----5----------------|G:-----9-----9--9-----6-----8--|-----9-----9--9-----6-----8----------|D:--9-----------9-----7-----9--|-----9--9-----------7-----9----------|A:--------7--------7-----9--9--|--7--------------7-----9--9----------|E:-----------------------------|-------------------------------------| PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM
Riff J (q = 74)
q q h+ w H qe:--0-----0--|-(0)-|-(0)--0------------------------------------------|B:--0-----0--|-(0)-|-(0)--0------------------------------------------|G:--9-----9--|-(9)-|-(9)--9------------------------------------------|D:--9-----9--|-(9)-|-(9)--9------------------------------------------|A:--7-----7--|-(7)-|-(7)--7------------------------------------------|E:--0-----0--|-(0)-|-(0)--0------------------------------------------|
Solo (no note length notation)
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|B:-15b17r15b16~~--15b17r15p12~~~b14b15r14b15r14b15r14--12b14r12------|G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e:----------------------------------------------------12-------------|B:-12b14r12b14r12b14r12b14--------------------/15b17-----15b17-------|G:--------------------------14-14-14~~~~-----------------------------|D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e:-------12-------12-------12----------------------12-------12-------|B:-15b17~~~~15b17~~~~15b17~~~~15b17r15-15b17-15b17~~~~15b17~~~~15b17-|G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------| + o +
e:-12-12-15b17b19-15b19-------4---7----------------------------------|B:--------------------------------x----------------------------------|G:--------------------------------x-----------7--7--6s7---6-6-6-6s7--|D:--------------------------------0----------------------------------|A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------| o (bar up) + o +
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|G:-7-7-6s7-6s7-6s7-7-7---7s9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---11---11--12-12-12-12--|D:---------------------------------------------14---14--14-14-14-14--|A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------| o + o o + o + o
e:-------------------------------15--12-----------/17----------------|B:---------------------------------------15-12---------17b20~~~~~----|G:-11-11-12-12--11-11-12-12--------------------12--------------------|D:-14-14-14-14--14-14-14-14---14-------------------------------------|A:----------------------------------------------------------------2--|E:----------------------------------------------------------------0--| + o + o
Song progression: Riff A x 6 (with E5 third time) First half of Riff A x 1 (measure of 2/4) Riff A x 2 (with E5 first time) First half of Riff A x 1 (measure of 2/4) Riff B x 1 Riff C1 x 1 Riff C2 x 2 Riff C3 x 1 Riff D1 x 1 Riff D2 x 1 ("Begin the day...") Riff D3 x 1 ("Plays that song...") Riff D1 x 1 Riff D4 x 2 ("Off on your way...", "For the spirit...") Riff D5 x 1 (with riff E for last measure) Riff A x 14 (with riff E) ("Invisible airwaves...") Riff F x 4 (with ad lib rhythmic variations) Riff D5 x 1 (with riff E for last measure) Riff A x 12 (with riff E) ("Invisible airwaves...") Riff G1 x 1 Riff G2 x 1 Riff D3 x 1 Riff D6 x 1 Riff H x 1 Riff B x 1 Riff C1 x 1 Riff C2 x 3 Riff I1 x 1 ("For the words of the profits...") Riff C1 x 1 Riff C2 x 1 Riff I2 x 1 ("And echoes with the sounds...") Riff C1 x 1 Riff C2 x 1 (to solo for last beat) Solo Riff C4 x 3 First measure of riff C4 x 2 (drop last note second time) (measure of 7/8) Riff A x 1 (do not play last D or E, let triplet E ring through rest of measure) Riff J x 1 Remarks: Song is in E major, and in 4/4 except where noted. The trick to riff A (and riff H), according to Alex Lifeson in a recent guitar magazine interview, is to keep your middle finger rooted on the 3rd fret of the B string, never lifting it off until it's time to change to next riff. While keeping that finger down, use the other three fingers to execute the pulloffs on the E string. I'll add that, done that way, you can play the riff with steady downstrokes on the B and E strings. I can attest that this is much, much easier than my busy-ass alternate-picking, B-string-hammering method. Now maybe I'll be able to get that riff up to speed. :) Arranged for one guitar; this transcription is a meld of the studio and live performance. Comments welcome. Tablature explanation: | - music separator, not (usually) a standard notation bar line
|----||----||o--o| repeat|o--o||----||----|
w - whole note h - half note q - quarter note e - eighth note s - sixteenth note t - thirty-second note x - sixty-fourth note Captial lengths indicate dotted notes, + indicates tied note Duplets, triplets, and their ilk are indicated by "---3---" and similar constructs above the note lengths. h - hammer on p - pull off tr - trill b - bend (use tremolo bar for downbend) r - release bend s - slide / - slide up \ - slide down ~ - vibrato t - tap (with strumming hand) x - muted, struck string + - wah pedal back o - wah pedal forward () optional note, or note held from previous articulation <> natural harmonics [] artificial (pinch) harmonics NH natural harmonics AH artificial (pinch) harmonics PM palm mute 2. Freewill
Freewill by Rush[intro]-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-6----5----3-------------------------------------------------------------------|----------------5----4----2--------------5----4----2---------------------------|-------------------------------5----3-------------------5----3----2------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------------5----3\-|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
riff A-------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------0----|--------------------------------------2--0-------------|---------3-----2--0---------------3----------23--------|--1----1--------------3----1--1------------------------|
riff B--------3--3----8--8----7---5---------3--3----5--5---5---8--------|-1/3----3--3----8--8----8---6----1----3--3----6--6----6--8--10\---|-2/4----4--4----9--9----7---5----2----4--4----5--5----5--9--7\----|------------------------------------------------------------0-----|------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------|
riff C---------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|-----------------------------2--0-----0--2---|--------3--2--0-----------3--------3---------|--1--1-----------3--1--1---------------------|
Pre-Chorus----0-------------------------3---------------0--------------2--2--3--2----|------3-------------------------6---------------3-----------3--3--3--3--30-|2--------2--------2/5-----5--------5---------------2--------2--2--2--2--20-|-0--------------0-------3--3---------------------------0-----0--0--0--0----|-2-----------1----------3--------------302--------------1------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
ChorusYou can choose.....--------------------------------------5-------------|--------------------------------------2--2--5---2---|--------7-----------------4-----4--2--2--2--2---2---|-----7-----------2-----4--------2--0--2--2--2---2---|--5--------4--0-----2--------0--2--0--0--0--0---0---|--------------------------------0--2----------------|
If you choose...-----------------------------------------|--------------------------------3--3--2--|--------7-----------4--------2--0--2--2--|-----7-----------4--------2-----0--0--2--|--5--------4--2--------0--------------0--|--------------------------------3--2-----|
You can choose ...------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------5--5----5--5----5--|--------7-----------------4--4--2--2--2----2--2----2--|-----7-----------2-----4-----2--0--2--2----2--2----2--|--5--------4--0-----2--------2--0--0--0----0--0----0--|-----------------------------0--2---------------------|
I will choose a path..... v-- first time only.--------------------------------3------2---|--------------------------------3--2---3---|--------7-----------4--------2--0--2---2---|-----7-----------4--------2-----0--2---0---|--5--------4--2--------0-----------0-------|--------------------------------3----------|
bridge---------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------3---------|--------------------------------------3-----------------5--3\--|--------7--5--4--------5--3--2-----------5--3--5--5------------|--5--5-----------3--3-----------5--5---------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------|--10--9--7-------------------12vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv-----|------------10--9--7-------------------------------------------------|----------------------10--8------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
solo v-p.h. pull up on bar for these notes with the /----------------------------------------------------------------|--15------------------------------------------------------------|---0--0/--0/--"12"/--0/--"12"/--0/\--131210------12vvvvvvvv-----|-----------------------------------------------12---------------|----------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------10----------------------------------------------------------|--10--12--1310----------10--12------13--15vvvvv--13--15vvvvv--13--15(17)-----|---------------------12----------10------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------15--131513--12--131513-----------------|--15--13vvvvvv--15--15(17)--15--13------------------------------13vvvvv-----|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------|--12--13--12-------------------------------------------------------|--------------12(13)--121412(13)0===4(5)====40/\/\/\---------------|-------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
--161513------13--17--1513-----------13--13--------------1513------------|------------15-----------------16(18)----------13--13--15---------15-----|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--13--17--17--15--13--------------------------------13--17--15-------------|-----------------------17--17--1315--18--1812--15--------------12--1713\10-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------101310--10-------------------------------------------------|--10--13----------------13--10--10------12---------------------------|------------------------------------12------0--9\7---5-----20--------|-----------------------------------------------7\5---2--0-------4----|---------------------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|--0----------5-----------20-----020--4--2--2--0--0--4--2--0--2--4--5--5------|-----02--2-----0--2--3-------3-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------------------|--4--5--7--7--5--7--7--9--9-----9--7--9--10--10--9--10/12--10--10--12-|-----------------------------9----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------13--13--14--10----------12---------------------------------|--101210--12------------------13--13------13\-------8-------13--13--13-----|-------------------------------------------------5/7--7--/12--12--12--12---|-------------------------------------------------7/9--9--/14--14--14--14---|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------10--1310--10---------1013--10--------------10--13--10-----|--0--8--8\6--6/-----------------1310-------------13--10--------------------|-----7--7\5--5/-------------------------------------------10---------------|--------8\7--7/------------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------10--13(15)--13vvvvvv\--------------------------------------0--20----|--12-------------------------------8-------13--13--13--0--12\10/--0-------|------------------------------5/7--7--/12--12--12--12-----12\10/----------|------------------------------7/9--9--/14--14--14--14---------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--20--20(22)--20(22)vvvvvv--17--17--20--20(21)--20(22)--22-------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
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[intro] [riff A] [riff B] X 2 [riff C] There are those who think that life has nothing left to chance. A [riff A] host of holy horrors to direct our aimless dance. [riff A] [riff C] [Pre-Chorus] X 2 [Chorus] [riff A] [riff B] [riff C] There are those who think that they've been delt a losing hand. The [riff A] cards were stacked against them, they were born in lotus land. [riff A] [riff C] [Pre-Chorus] X 2 [Chorus] [bridge] [solo] [Pre-Chorus] X 3 [Chorus] [outro] 3. Jacob’s Ladder Rush: Jacob's Ladder From the album Permanent Waves (Mercury Records) Copyright 1980 Core Music Publishing Music by Lee and Lifeson Lyrics by Peart Transcription by: C.D. Bruce (charlesdbruce@hotmail.com) Previously transcribed by/contributors: Branden Robinson (branden@deadbeast.net) Tony Kennedy (tonykennedy@entermail.net) Rich Soto (hrhkinglerxst@comcast.net) Sean Carroll (xamolleh@ix.netcom.com) Clean guitar with chorus, sustain all notes.
C Ab F e e e e q q q e e e e q q q q e e e e q q q|---------0-----------|---------4---------------|---------1-----------||-------13----13------|-------------4-----------|-------------1-------|5-----0-----------0---6-------5---------5-------5-------2---------2---|4---14----------------4-----6---------------6---4-----3---------------||-15------------------|---6---------------------|---3-----------------||---------------------|-4-----------------------|-1-------------------|
G Ab E e e e e q q q q e e e e q q q e e e e q q q q|---------3---------------|---------4-----------|---------0---------------||-------------3-----------|-------------4-------|-------------0-----------|6-------4---------4-------5-------5---------5---6-------1---------1-------|4-----5---------------5---4-----6---------------4-----2---------------2---||---5---------------------|---6-----------------|---2---------------------||-3-----------------------|-4-------------------|-0-----------------------|
C Ab FaddB e e e e q q q e e e e q q q q e e e e q q q|---------8-----------|---------4---------------|---------------------||-------------8-------|-------------4-----------|---------0-----------|5-------9---------9---6-------5---------5-------5-------2-----2-------|4-----10--------------4-----6---------------6---4-----3-----------3---||---10----------------|---6---------------------|---3-----------------||-8-------------------|-4-----------------------|-1-------------------|
G Ab E e e e e q q q q e e e e q q q e e e e q q q q|---------3---------------|---------4-----------|---------0---------------||-------------3-----------|-------------4-------|-------------0-----------|6-------4---------4-------5-------5---------5---6-------1---------1-------|4-----5---------------5---4-----6---------------4-----2---------------2---||---5---------------------|---6-----------------|---2---------------------||-3-----------------------|-4-------------------|-0-----------------------|
Overdriven guitar with chorus _______________________________________________ | Repeat 3 times | | Vocal enters on 2nd repeat | | clouds prepare for battle... | | - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - palm mute - - | - - - - - - - - - -
| C | C| e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e | e e e e e e e|---------------------|-------------------------|---------------------||---------------------|-------------------------|---------------------|5o--------------------6------------------------o5---------------------|4o--------------------4------------------------o4---------------------||---------------------|-------------------------|---------------------||-8-8-8-8-8---8---8---|-8-8-8-8-8---8---8---8---|-8-8-8-8-8---8---8---|
- - - - - - - - - - ! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Looming e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e|-------------------------|---------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|---------------------|-------------------------|6-------------------------5---------------------6-------------------------|4---------------------10--4---------------------4-------------------------||---------------------10--|---------------------|-------------------------||-8-8-8-8-8---8---8---8---|-8-8-8-8-8---8---8---|-8-8-8-8-8---8---8---8---|
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - in a distant over - ture! C F G Ab e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e h h h|---------------------|-------------------------|-1-------3-------4-------||---------------------|-------------------------|-1-------3-------4-------|5---------------------6-------------------------|-2-------4-------5-------|4---------------------4---------------------10\-|-3-------5-------6-------||---------------------|-----------------10--10\-|-3-------5-------6-------||-8-8-8-8-8---8---8---|-8-8-8-8-8---8---8---8-\-|-1-------3-------4-------|
BaddE Cmaj7 F#7sus4 G6 q q h q q h q q h q q h|---------0-------|---------0-------|---------0-------|---------0-------||---------0-------|---------0-------|---------0-------|---------0-------|4-4---4---4---/---|-9---9---9-------|---------4-------|---------4-------|4-4---4-------/---|-9---9---9-------|-4---4-----------|-5---5-----------||-2---2-------/---|-7---7-----------|-4---4-----------|-5---5-----------||-----------------|-8---8-----------|-2---2-----------|-3---3-----------|
Bsus2 Cmaj7 F# G q q h q q h h h h h|-2---2---2-------|--------(7)------|-2-------2-------|-3-------3-------||-2---2---2-------|-7---7---7-------|-2-------2-------|-3-------3-------||-4---4---4---/---|-9---9---9-------|-3-------3-------|-4-------4-------||-4---4---4---/---|-9---9---9-------|-4-------4-------|-5-------5-------||-2---2---2---/---|-7---7-----------|-4-------4-------|-5-------5-------||-----------------|-8---8-----------|-2-------2-------|-3-------3-------|
Overdriven/distorted guitar with chorus ("~" indicates vibrato)(expanded tab) ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ e e e e q e e q q e Q|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|--2-------------------2-------------|T|o------------7---11------9---7---|-9^------9-------7---9^-------------|R|o--------7-----------------------|---------------------------------|1-||---------------------------------|------------------------------------||-7---10--------------------------|---------------------------------|2-|
11th postion 12th position ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ q q e e q q e e e e q|---2-----------------------------|---1-----------------------2-----|G|-12^-----12------11--12--14------|-14^-----14--12--14--15--15^--\--|T|---------------------------------|--------------------------------o|R|---------------------------------|--------------------------------o|1|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
| || 3rd postion 4th position || ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ || q q e e q q e e e e q ||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|--2------------------------------|--1-----------------------2------|T|-4^------4-------3---4---6-------|-6^------6---4---6---7---7^-----o|R|---------------------------------|--------------------------------o|2|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Guitar Solo Overdriven "Nasal" sound, (possibly Maestro Parametric Filter or EQ) he Q he Q|---2-------------------2---------|---2-------------------2---------||-17^-----------------17^---------|-17^-----------------19^---------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
h q e Q q q e Q 2 - - - - r|---2---------------2-r-------17^-|-----------2-------r-----------1-||-17^-------------17^-----15------|---------15^-----17^-----15--14^-||---------------------------------|-----------*********-------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------| *while holding bend, fret the note on 17th fret then release the bend
("double-expanded" tab) ___3____ Q e e s s s|-----------------------------------------13------14------13-14-13||-----------------12----------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
___3____ 7th position s s s s s s s s q h|----13-----------------------------------------------------------||-15----15----14--15--14--15--14-<12>-------------10--------------||-------------------------------------------------9^- - - - - - - ||-------------------------------------------------*---------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
* hold bent note up 2 semitones(back to expanded tab) q q e e s q s e h|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------10------10------10---r--|--h-2-r--------------------------||- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -9^--|-7-9^----------------------------||---------------------------------|-----------7-9-/-11--------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ e e e e q e e q q e Q|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|--2-------------------2----------||-------------7---11------9---7---|-9^------9-------7---9^----------||---------7-----------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||-7---10--------------------------|---------------------------------|
11th postion 12th position ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ q q e e q q e e e e q|---2-----------------------------|---1-----------------------2-----|G|-12^-----12------11--12--14------|-14^-----14--12--14--15--15^--\--|T|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|R|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|1|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
| || 3rd position 4th position || ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ || q q e e q q e e e e q ||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|--2------------------------------|--1-----------------------2------|T|-4^------4-------3---4---6-------|-6^------6---4---6---7---7^------|R|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|2|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
e e e e q e e q q e Q|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|--2------------------------------||-------------7---11------9---7---|<9^>----<9>-----<7>-<6>----------||---------7-----------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||-7---10--------------------------|---------------------------------|
11th postion 12th position ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ q q e e q q e e e e q|---2-----------------------------|---1-----------------------2-----|G|-12^-----12------11--12--14------|-14^-----14--12--14--15--15^--\--|T|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|R|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|1|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
| || 3rd postion 4th position || ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ || q q e e q q e e e e q ||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|--2------------------------------|--1-----------------------2------|T|-4^------4-------3---4---6-------|-6^------6---4---6---7---7^------|R|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|2|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
On each repeat below, gradually hit the higher strings of each chord. The tab immediately below is, at best, an approximation of how it was played. ("normal" width tab)
BaddE Cmaj7 F# G E q q h q q h e e e e e q q|---------0-------|---------0-------|---------------------||---------0-------|---------0-------|---------------------||-4---4---4-------|-4---4---4-------5o--------------------||-4---4-----------|-2---2-----------4o4-4-4-4-4---5\--2---||-2---2-----------|-3---3-----------|-4-4-4-4-4---5\--2---||-----------------|-----------------|-2-2-2-2-2---3\--0---|
F# G E Bs2 Cs2 As2 Bs2 Cs2 As2 G e e e e e q q e e e e e q q e e e e e q q q|---------------------|---------------------|-------------------------||---------------------|---------------------|-------------------------||---------------------|-4-4-4-4-4---5\--2---6-4-4-4-4-4---5\--2------o||-4-4-4-4-4---5\--2---|-4-4-4-4-4---5\--2---4-4-4-4-4-4---5\--2---5--o||-4-4-4-4-4---5\--2---|-2-2-2-2-2---3\--0---|-2-2-2-2-2---3\--0---5---||-2-2-2-2-2---3\--0---|---------------------|---------------------3---|
F# G E F# G E Bs2 Cs2 As2 e e e e q q e e e e q q e e e e q q|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------||---------------------|---------------------|-2-2---2-2---3\--0---|5o3-3---3-3---4\--1---|-3-3---3-3---4\--1---|-4-4---4-4---5\--2---|4o4-4---4-4---5\--2---|-4-4---4-4---5\--2---|-4-4---4-4---5\--2---||-4-4---4-4---5\--2---|-4-4---4-4---5\--2---|-2-2---2-2---3\--0---||-2-2---2-2---3\--0---|-2-2---2-2---3\--0---|---------------------|
Bs2 Cs2 As2 G F# G E F# G E e e e e q q q e e e e q q e e e e q q|-------------------------|---------------------|---------------------||-2-2---2-2---3\--0-------|-2-2---2-2---3\--0---|-2-2---2-2---3\--0---|6-4-4---4-4---5\--2---4--o5o3-3---3-3---4\--1---|-3-3---3-3---4\--1---|4-4-4---4-4---5\--2---5--o4o4-4---4-4---5\--2---|-4-4---4-4---5\--2---||-2-2---2-2---3\--0---5---|-4-4---4-4---5\--2---|-4-4---4-4---5\--2---||---------------------3---|-2-2---2-2---3\--0---|-2-2---2-2---3\--0---|
Bs2 Cs2 As2 Bs2 C A G F# G E e e e e q q e e e e q q q e e e e q q q|-2-2---2-2---3---0---|-2-2---2-2---3\--0-------|-2-2-2-2-2---3\--0---||-2-2---2-2---3\--0---|-2-2---2-2---3\--0---3---|-2-2-2-2-2---3\--0---||-4-4---4-4---5\--2---6-4-4---4-4---5\--2---4--o5-3-3-3-3-3---4\--1---||-4-4---4-4---5\--2---4-4-4---4-4---5\--2---5--o4-4-4-4-4-4---5\--2---||-2-2---2-2---3\--0---|-2-2---2-2---3\--0---5---|-4-4-4-4-4---5\--2---||---------------------|---------------------3---|-2-2-2-2-2---3\--0---|
F# G E D e e e e q q q e e e e e e e e e e e e e e|-2-2-2-2-2---3\--0---|-2-2-2-2-2---2---2---|-2-2-2-2-2---2---2---||-2-2-2-2-2---3\--0---|-3-3-3-3-3---3---3---|-3-3-3-3-3---3---3---||-3-3-3-3-3---4\--1---|-2-2-2-2-2---2---2---|-2-2-2-2-2---2---2---||-4-4-4-4-4---5\--2---|-0-0-0-0-0---0---0---|-0-0-0-0-0---0---0---||-4-4-4-4-4---5\--2---|---------------------|---------------------||-2-2-2-2-2---3\--0---|---------------------|---------------------|
Repeat & Fade D e e e e e|-2-2-2-2-2---||-3-3-3-3-3---|3o2-2-2-2-2--o|4o0-0-0-0-0--o||-------------||-------------|
--- Guitar rests during synth section ---
- - - - - - - - - - - - palm mute - - - - - - - - - - - - e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e|-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------||-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------|6o----4-----7-7-----4-----7---6-----4-----7-7-----4-----7--o|8o--7---5-4---8---7---5-4---7-8---7---5-4---8---7---5-4---7o||-5-----------|-5-------------|-5-----------|-5-------------||-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------|
___________________________________________________________ | Repeat 8 times | 6th: artificial harmonics, 7th & 8th: no palm mute | - - - - - - - - - - - - palm mute - - - - - - - - - - - - | D | e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e
|-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------||-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------|6o----4-----7-7-----4-----7---6-----4-----7-7-----4-----7---|8o--7---5-4---8---7---5-4---7-8---7---5-4---8---7---5-4---7\||-5-----------|-5-------------|-5-----------|-5-------------||-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------|
___________________________________________________________ | - - - - - - - - - - - - palm mute - - - - - - - - - - - - |
F# | e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e ||-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------||-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------|6-------------7---------------6-------------7--------------o|8-----1-----4-8-----1-----4---8-----1-----4-8-----1-----4--o||---4---2-1---|---4---2-1---4-|---4---2-1---|---4---2-1---4-||-2-----------|-2-------------|-2-----------|-2-------------|
D E F# e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e|-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------||-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------|6-----4-----7-7-----6-----9---6-------------7---------------|8---7---5-4---8---9---7-6---9\8-----1-----4-8-----1-----4---||-5-----------|-7-------------|---4---2-1---|---4---2-1---4-||-------------|---------------|-2-----------|-2-------------|
D E e e e e e e e e e e e e e|-------------|---------------||-------------|---------------|6-----4-----7-7-----6-----9---|8---7---5-4---8---9---7-6---9\||-5-----------|-7-------------||-------------|---------------|
F# __3__ __3__ _3_ __3__ e e e e e e e e e e e e e e ss e e e e e e|-------------------|-------------------|--------------------||-------------------|-------------------|--------------------|4-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-|-3---3-3-3-3---3---|-33---3-3-3---3-3-3-|4-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-|-4---4-4-4-4---4---|-44---4-4-4---4-4-4-||-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-|-4---4-4-4-4---4---|-44---4-4-4---4-4-4-||-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-|-2---2-2-2-2---2---|-22---2-2-2---2-2-2-|
__3__ __3__ __3__ __3__ __3__ __3__ __3__ e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e|-------------------|----------------------|----------------------------||-------------------|----------------------|----------------------------||-3-3-3-3---3---3---|-3-3---------3-3-3----5----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-||-4-4-4-4---4---4---|-4-4---------4-4-4----4----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-||-4-4-4-4---4---4---|-4-4---------4-4-4----|----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-||-2-2-2-2---2---2---|-2-2---------2-2-2----|----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
Follow mens eyes... The Asus2 Bsus2 Esus2 h h h q q q|-0-----------|-0-----------|-2-----------|-7---7---7---||-0-----------|-0-----------|-2-----------|-7---7---7---|3-2-----------|-2-----------|-4-----------|-9---9---9---|4-2-----------|-2-----------|-4-----------|-9---9---9---||-0-----------|-0-----------|-2-----------|-------------||-0-----------|-0-----------|-2-----------|-------------|
shifting shafts... fabric of their dreams... Ritard ----- - - - - - - - - - F# E A D A h h h e e e q q q q w+|-2-------2-------|-0---------------|-9---9-\-2---2---|-0---------------||-2-------2-------|-0---------------|-10--10\-3---3---|-2---------------|4-3-------3-------|-1---------------|-9---9-\-2---2---|-2---------------|4-4-------4-------|-2---------------|---------0---0---|-2---------------||-4-------4-------|-2------/4-2-0---|-----------------|-0---------------||-2-------2-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
| A/C# || h h h e e e q q q q w+ ||-2-------2-------|-0---------------|-5---5\--2---2---|-0---------------||-2-------2-------|-0---------------|-2---5\--3---3---|-2---------------|4-3-------3-------|-1------/6-4-2---|-2---6\--2---2---|-2---------------|4-4-------4-------|-2---------------|-2---7\--0---0---|-2---------------||-4-------4-------|-2---------------|-4---7\----------|-0---------------||-2-------2-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Lyrics: The clouds prepare for battle In the dark and brooding silence. Bruised and sullen stormclouds Have the light of day obscured. Looming low and ominous In twilight premature Thunderheads are rumbling In a distant overture... Bridge/Solo Synth Section All at once, the clouds are parted. Light streams down in bright unbroken beams... Follow men's eyes as they look to the skies. The shifting shafts of shining weave the fabric of their dreams. Revision History: Rev. 0: "Officially" submitted 06-26-2002 Tablature Contributors: This transcription was created by C. D. Bruce (charlesdbruce@hotmail.com) in the format (described below). It was previously transcribed by Tony Kennedy (tonykennedy@entermail.net). Other contributions were made by Branden Robinson (branden@deadbeast.net), Rich Soto (hrhkinglerxst@comcast.net) and Sean Carroll (xamolleh@ix.netcom.com) Disclaimer: This tablature represents how the song is played as closely as reasonably achievable to the *studio* recording. Alex Lifeson may have played it slightly differently. Tabulature Explanation: | = Bar line ~ = Vibrato or held note x = Percussive note with no pitch; muted note . = Staccato; mute the note immediately after striking it h = Hammer p = Pull s = Slide (used when \ or / don't fit) ^ = Bend string up to indicated pitch/fret shown in parenthesis () r = Release bend to indicated string/fret t = Fret board tap (not many of these with Rush) / = Slide up \ = Slide down <5> = Natural harmonic (lightly touch the string at fret indicated) [5] = Artificial harmonic (use thumb to follow through the pick attack) !5! = "Harp" harmonic - use the index of the picking hand to locate the "node" 12 frets above the indicated note and pluck the string with the pick or the side of thumb. This creates a harmonic one octave higher than the fretted note. o =\ repeat signs o =/ D.C. = "Da capo" - means "from the head", when you see these initials you go back to the beginning of the piece of music. D.S. = "Dal segno" - means "from the sign", go back in the tabulature only as far as the (%) sign. Coda = A passage at the end of a movement or composition that brings it to a formal close. Al Coda = mean
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