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What Rush songs to learn?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Suckbird, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    So i recently learned YYZ, and yeah, that song has the greatest bassline i've heard.. it's pretty hard but i think i've got it down pretty good and now i'm looking to learn more Rush...

  2. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    Turn The Page
    The Pass
    Force Ten

    The above three are showcases for Geddy's chordal/doublestop style.

    Distant Early Warning and Red Lenses.
    Red Barchetta, Freewill.
    Vital Signs (cool line and a neat mini-solo)

    ...and Rivendell.
  3. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

    Start with the rest of "Moving Pictures".
    "The Trees" and "Closer To The Heart" are fun, too. "The Body Electric" from Grace Under Pressure is one of my favorites, particularly the part under the guitar solo. A great recent one is "Driven", from Test For Echo.
  4. Oh, man - what a great song. That'll give you shivers.

    If you're looking for an epic, try La Villa Strangiato.
  5. AB53211


    Apr 15, 2004
    The Big Money is easy, but I think it's fun to play
  6. Aram


    Feb 2, 2003
    New York, NY
    Hemispheres, top to bottom -- not the most difficult in the world, but a fun etude IMO. Also, that solo in Show Don't Tell is tough to nail...
  7. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    All of them.
  8. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Leave That Thing Alone, Driven, Tom Sawyer (obligatory,) and Distant Early Warning are hella fun.
  9. McHaven


    Mar 1, 2005
    Tom Sawyer, always Tom Sawyer
  10. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Anthem(Fly By Night)- Incredible Song. All around

    Fly By Night(Fly By Night- I had a hell of a time learning this song. I don't know why. I can play it watching TV now.

    Show Don't Tell(Presto)- KILLER bass solo. All over the neck.

    Xanadu(A Farewell to Kings)- Just incredible...Simple as that.

    Closer To the heart(A Farewell to Kings/Different stages)- original, PLUS Different Stages bass solo :)

    La Villa Strangiato(hemispehres)- DEFINATELY a challenge. That bass solo is just ackward to play :\

    The Entire 2112 album. All Of it, top to bottom.

    Freewill(permanent waves)- Guarenteed to make Brazilians bow to you when you play the solo :D

    One Little Victory(Vapor Trails)- Get an amazing double kick drummer, then jam to this song. Anyone who's not an musician will drop their jaws.
  11. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    Blimey, how could I forget Show Don't Tell? Now that's a tasty bass part.