Which Rush album should I learn next?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by gfdhicool, Jan 19, 2014.


  1. gfdhicool

    gfdhicool

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    Moving Pictures is relatively easy (especially Tom Sawyer,Witch Hunt,and Vital Signs).The only songs I had a bit of trouble with were Limelight and Red Barchetta.YYZ was something I perfected 1-2 months ago and now it's my warm up song lol.
    The Camera Eye is just too boring,I can't memorize most of it because I feel like falling asleep whenever I play it.


    Anyways,learning all of Moving Pictures really isn't much to brag about...since many songs just took an hour to perfect (I did 1 song per day)

    Which Rush album should I play now? Recommend me their most difficult and frustrating one please.
  2. AaronVonRock

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    If it only takes you an hour to learn an entire Rush song, why not take the next month to learn their entire discography? Start at the first album and work your way up.
  3. dabaumtravis

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    Counterparts has some nice bass work, especially "Leave That Thing Alone" and "Alien Shore."
  4. gfdhicool

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    Unfortunately,I only have Rush's classic era on cd (2112,A Farewell to Kings,Hemispheres,Permanent Waves,and Moving Pictures).
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  6. Clouz

    Clouz The Ayatollah of Jack and Cola Supporting Member

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    Hemispheres :bassist:
  7. Bass_Nishi

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    Learn them all
  8. XXL

    XXL Custom User Title Supporting Member

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    I would suggest Signals, but since you don't have that one.. A Farewell To Kings.
  9. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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    As much as Farewell to Kings is my favourite, Hemispheres has much more difficult works, La Villa Strangiato is subtitled an exercise in self-indulgence for crap's sake.
  10. Ric5

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    +1

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  11. jeff5311

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  12. Presto2112

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    Hemispheres
  13. Geddyfleaharris

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    One interview I saw with the band said they had to record La Villa in parts because they couldn't get it all together in one take. At the time they didn't realize how complex of a song they had written.

    Give that a whirl. And as others have said.........the Hemispheres album.
  14. Geddyfleaharris

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    That's crazy. Never gave this song that much of a deep listen. Love the tone and Geddy's phrasing.
  15. pfox14

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    2112 is my fav Rush album. I would try to learn that one. BTW I am impressed that you can play YYZ. Always had difficulty with that one.
  16. eriky4003

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    Out of the Rush material you have available to you, I'd say Hemispheres would be the toughest. Good luck!

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