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/ Rush / Test for Echo (1996) / Virtuality guitar tab

From:   Art R. [arasmuss@texas.net]
Sent:   Monday, January 05, 1998 4:19 PM

Song:   Virtuality
Artist: Rush
Source: Test for Echo.

Transcription by Matt Rasmussen

Please send any comments to mattrasmussen@mail.utexas.edu

P = pull off
B = bend
\ = slide down
/ = slide up
~~~ = vibrato
N.H. = Natural Harmonic

Guitar I w/heavy distortion & chorus
Intro
Riff A
                                                        ~~~ w/bar
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|*-------------------------------------------------
|*------------P-------P-----------------P----------
|------------3-0-----5-0---7-----------3-0---------
|---0--3--4------3/5-----6----0--3--4------5---3---

                                           End Riff A
                                                   ~~~ w/bar
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------7--*|
-------------P-------P-----------------P---6--*|
------------3-0-----5-0---7-----------3-0--7---|
---0--3--4------3/5-----6----0--3--4-----------|



Verse 1
"Like a ship wrecked mariner...."
Riff B                                                 ~~~
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|*-------------------------------------------------
|*------------P-------P-----------------P----------
|------------3-0-----5-0---7-----------3-0---------
|---0--3--4------3/5-----6----0--3--4------5---3---

                                          End Riff B
---------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------8---7---|
-------------P-------P-----------------P---7---6---|
------------3-0-----5-0---7-----------3-0--8---7---|
---0--3--4------3/5-----6----0--3--4---------------|



Guitar I
Riff C                                                       End Riff C
   N.H.............................................................]
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|*----------------------------------------------------(5)-------(5)--*|
|*------------------------(5)-------------------------(5)--(5)--(5)--*|
|--------------------(5)-------------------------(5)-------(5)--------|
|--(5)--(5)-(5)-(4)------------(5)--(5)-(5)-(4)-----------------------|



"Iím a castaway........"
N.H.............................................................]
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|*----------------------------------------------------(5)-------(5)--*|
|*------------------------(5)-------------------------(5)--(5)--(5)--*|
|--------------------(5)-------------------------(5)-------(5)--------|
|--(5)--(5)-(5)-(4)------------(5)--(5)-(5)-(4)-----------------------|




Chorus w/Guitar II (acoustic) playing the same thing
"Net boy   Net girl......."
Riff D
|--------------------------------
|--------------------------------
|*---------5---------------------
|*--2------5------5------7---5---
|---2------3------5------7---5---
|---0-------------3------5---3---

"Let your fingers walk and...."
                        End Riff D
------------------------2--3-2--|
------------------------3--3-3--|
----------5-------------2--2-2-*|
---2------5------5------0--0-0-*|
---2------3------5--------------|
---0-------------3--------------|




Guitar III
"I can save the universe in a ..."
Riff E                                                  End Riff E
N.H...................................................]
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--5-5-5-5-4-4-3-3-2.4-2.4-2-2-2.4-2.4-3-3-4-4-5-5-5-5---|




Bridge
"Letís dance tonight....."
Riff F
|-------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------
|*------------------------------------
|*--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---
|---3/5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---
|-------------------------------------
                        End Riff F
---------------------------------|
---------------------------------|
--------------------------------*|
---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--*|
---5-3-3-5---5-3-3-0---0-3-3/5---|
---------------------------------|



Solo (play twice)
                     ~~~
|-------------------------------------------10\-
|-----------9-----10-----------9-----10---------
|---9--9-9-----9-------9--9-9-----9------9------
|-----------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------
                 ~~~
-----------------------------------------------|
--------9-----10------------9-----10-----9B\---|
9--9-9-----9--------9--9-9-----9------9--------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|

2nd time.
---0---0--0---|
---3---3--3---|
---2---2--2---|
---0---0--0---|
--------------|
--------------|



Outro
Riff G
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------8-8-7---
|-------------P-------P-----------------P--7-7-6---
|------------3-0-----5-0---7-----------3-0-8-8-7---
|---0--3--4------3/5-----6----0--3--4--------------

-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------7---|
-------------P-------P-----------------P---6---|
------------3-0-----5-0---7-----------3-0--7---|
---0--3--4------3/5-----6----0--3--4-----------|



|-------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------8-8-7--
|-------------P-------P-----------------P--7-7-6--
|------------3-0-----5-0---7-----------3-0-8-8-7--
|---0--3--4------3/5-----6----0--3--4-------------
                                                End Riff G
                                                w/echo repeat
                                                            ~~~
--------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------|
----------P-------P-----------------P-------------------|
---------3-0-----5-0---7-----------3-0------------------|
0--3--4------3/5-----6----0--3--4------5--3-----5---3---|



Ok here are the riffs with the music:

Intro: Riff A

Riff B
    Like a shipwrecked mariner adrift on an unknow sea
    Clinging to the wreckage of the lost ship Fantasy

Riff C
    I'm a castaway stranded in a desolate land
    I can see the footprints in the virtual sand

RIff A

Riff D
    Net boy, net girl
    Send your signal round the world
    Let your fingers walk and talk
    and set you free

Riff D
    Net boy, net girl
    Send your message round the world
    Put your message in a modem
    and throw it in the Cyber Sea

Riff A

Riff B
    Astronauts in weightlessness of pixellated space
    Exchange graffiti with a disembodied race

Riff C and Riff E
    I can save the universe in a grain of sand
    I can hold the future in my virtual hand

Riff D
    Net boy, net girl
    Send your signal round the world
    Let your fingers walk and talk
    and set you free

Riff D
    Net boy, net girl
    Send your message round the world
    Put your message in a modem
    and throw it in the Cyber Sea

Bridge

Riff F
    Let's dance tonight
    to a virtual song
    Press this key
    and you can play along

Riff F
    Let's fly tonight
    On our virtual wings
    Press this key
    to see amazing things

Solo

Riff A

Riff B
    Like a pair of vagabonds who wave between to passing trains
    Or the glimpse of a woman's smile through a window in the rain

Riff C and Riff E
    I can smell her perfume, I can taste her lips
    I can feel the voltage from her fingertips

Riff D
    Net boy, net girl
    Send your signal round the world
    Let your fingers walk and talk
    and set you free

Riff D
    Net boy, net girl
    Send your heartbeat round the world
    Put your message in a modem
    and throw it in the Cyber Sea

Outro:Riff G


Rush albums
2002 Vapor Trails
1996 Test for Echo
1993 Counterparts
1991 Roll the Bones
1989 Presto
1987 Hold Your Fire
1985 Power Windows
1984 Grace Under Pressure
1982 Signals
1981 Moving Pictures
1980 Permanent Waves
1978 Hemispheres
1977 Farewell to Kings
1976 2112
1975 Caress of Steel
1975 Fly by Night
1974 Rush
Test for Echo tabs
01Test for Echo tabbass tab
02Driven tabbass tab
03Half the World tabbass tab
04The Color of Right tabbass tab
05Time and Motion tabbass tab
06Totem tabbass tab
07Dog Years tabbass tab
08Virtuality tabbass tab
09Resist tabbass tab
10Limbo tabbass tab
11Carve Away the Stone tabbass tab

 

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