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Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by Lewi_wilko, Nov 28, 2005.
What are some good rush songs to learn? nice and challenging
They have lots of awesome tunes, but my favorites (in terms of being both demanding and nice) are "La Villa Strangiato", "Freewill" and "YYZ".
Also check "Anthem", "Bastille Day", "2112 Overture/The Temples Of Syrinx", "The Spirit Of Radio", "Tom Sawyer", "Limelight" and "The Analog Kid". "Leave That Thing Alone" is another great one but IMO it only works with fresh strings because the bass tone is very prominent there.
Id stick with "the analog kid", "yyz", "hemispheres", and "natural science". All great tunes just like every other rush song. I am so biased.
Circumstances, YYZ, Analog Kid, Anthem, Distant Early Warning, Show Don't Tell, and Driven- Those are all pretty challenging. But straight foreward.
Turn the Page, The Pass, and Force Ten- Geddy does alot of double stopping in these songs.
2112, The Fountain of Lamneth, and Cygnus X-1- Not so hard, but challenging to remember because they're so bloody long
La Villa Strangiato is just a really challenging song. Specifically the bass solo.
Hope this helps,
thanks, what about good albums to invest into?
Especially with Rush there will be lots of differing opinions as to which era was/is best but my favorites in no particular order are Signals, Moving Pictures, Hemispheres & Grace Under Pressure.
Fly By Night
Caress Of Steel
A Farewell To Kings
Exit Stage Left (Most incredible live album ever)
Roll The Bones
Test For Echo
That pretty much narrows down about 50% of the albums. But all have great songs that will help you're playing. And they're just incredible
YYZ, 2112, La Villa Strantiago
A Farewell To Kings
there all good though
Nobody has mentioned the best investment: RUSH IN RIO!! This double DVD is simply awesome.
As for "regular" albums, "Moving Pictures" is their magnum opus to me. I also like "Different Stages", "Exit... Stage Left", "Permanent Waves", "2112" and "All The World's A stage" (Very raw-sounding live album!) But I think that, for starters, the best option is "Chronicles", a double CD that documents the band's career up to 1989.
P.S.: The best Rush song ever for me is "La Villa Strangiato" and it was originally released in "Hemispheres".
The R30 DVD is incredible as well. DEFINATELY an investment.
Of course I'm aware of it, Mark. Right now it's in my wish list. Thank you!
And my final question!!!! Rush songs with good bass solos
Thanks for all the help!
Digital Man has one of the best bass lines in it....
Yes definitely get the DVD!!!
I almost listed Chronicles but you're right, if someone is just starting out, there's no better place than with that double set.
Still think more of these lists need Signals to be included, but then I guess others probably see some missing material in my list!
"La Villa Strangiato", "YYZ" and "Freewill". "Driven" and "Leave That Thing Alone" are also awesome.
What about RED BARCHETTA or TOM SAWYER ?
I've always had trouble picking favourites because I seem to go through "different stages".
Just get them all!
Plus Geddys solo album "My favourite headache"
But to break my faves into a CD length era of 4 studio albums each era,
By Tor and the Snow Dog
The fountain of Lamneth
Something for nothing
Closer to the heart
Cygnus X-1 Book1
La Villa Strangiato
The spirit of radio
The analog kid
New world man
Distant early warning
Red Sector A
Between the wheels
Time stand still
Turn the page
Show don't tell
Roll the bones
Where's my thing?
Half the world
I'm still waiting on more albums so I can include most of Vapor Trails. It's awesome.
Rush in Rio is a must