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Track:  Freewill
Artist: Rush
Album:  Permanet Waves

I looked at the other tab for this and I found it very confusing.  So I figgered I'll 
it out for you all and

this is what I came up with:


[Intro]
e|-1-0------------------------------|
B|-----3-1-0--------1-0-------------|
G|-----------2-0--------2-0---------|
D|---------------3----------3-2-0---|
A|--------------------------------3-|
E|----------------------------------|

 Riff 1:
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------0-|
D|---------------------------------2--0----------|
A|-------3----2--0----X-------3----------2--3----|
E|-1--1-------------3----1--1--------------------|

 Rhy 1:
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6/8--8-----13-13----12----10----6-----8-8-----10-10----|
G|-5/7--7--X--12-12-X--12-X--10----5--X--7-7--X--10-10--X-|
D|-7/9--9-----14-14----12----10-0--7-----9-9-----10-10----|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|-10----13----12\---6--8-8-----13-13----12----10---|
G|-10-X--12-X--12\---5--6-6--X--12-12-X--12-X--10---|
D|-10----14----12\---7--9-9-----14-14----12----10-0-|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------|
B|-6-----8--8-----10-10----10----13----12---|
G|-5--X--7--7--X--10-10-X--10-X--12-X--12---|
D|-7-----9--9-----10-10----10----14----12-0-|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

 [Verse 1.1:]
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------2-0----0-2\-|
A|-3---3--3-2--0--------3---2--3-----3-------|
E|-1-1------------3-0---1-1------------------|

e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------0-|
D|----------------------------2--0--------|
A|-3---3--2--0---------3---3-------2-3----|
E|-1-1----------3--0---1-1----------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------0---------------------|
D|----------------------------2-0----------------------------|
A|-3---3--3-2-0---X--3---3--3-----2-3-----3---3--3-2--0----X-|
E|-1-1----------3----1-1------------------1-1------------3---|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------| This part is not slower,
G|-----------------------------| I've just extended the tab.
D|---------------2--0-----0--2-|
A|-3-----3----3--------3-------|
E|-1--1------------------------|

 [Verse 1.2:]
   Bm7(add4)        Bbmaj7b5         Fsus2             C               G
e|-------0----------------0----------------------------------------------|
B|----------3----------------3--------------8-----------------8--------0-|
G|-2-------------2--2--------------------------10----------------9-----0-|
D|-0--0-------------0--0--------3h5-----10----------------10-----------0-|
A|-2----------------1----------------8----------------10-----------------|
E|-----------------------------------8-------------8---8------------8----|

   Bm7(add4)             Bbmaj7b5          D       Dsus4
e|-----------0-----------------0-----------2-2--2--3---2-|
B|-2------------3-----------------3--------3-3--3--3---3-|
G|-0--2--2------------2--2-----------------2-2--2--2---2-|
D|-2-----0---------0-----0--0--------0--0--0-0--0--0---0-|
A|-----------------------1-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

   Bm7(add4)    Bbmaj7b5      Fsus2       C
e|-----0------------0-------------------------------------|
B|-------3------------3------------8--------------8-------|
G|-2---------2--2-2------------------10-------------9-0-0-|
D|-0-0-----0----0-------0-10----10----------10-10---------|
A|-2------------1------------------------10---------------|
E|----------------------------8-----------8---------------|

   Bm7(add4)     Bbmaj7b5   D       Dsus4   D
e|-------0-----------0------2-2--2--3-3--3--2-|
B|---------3-----------3----3-3--3--3-3--3--3-|
G|-2-2-2------2----2--------2-2--2--2-2--2--2-|
D|-0---0---------0----------0-0--0--0-0--0--0-|
A|-2-------------1-------0--------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

[Chorus]
   D5       D5/C#    A5       B5          E5  D/F# A5
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------3--------3------------------------------------5-----|
G|----2--------2-----------2--------4--------------2---2---2-|
D|-0--------------------2--------4--------2---0----2---2-X-2-|
A|----------4--------0--------2--------0--2---0----0---0---0-|
E|----------------------------------------0---2--------------|

  D5        D5/C#    A5          G  D/F# A5
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|-------3--------3--------------3--3----5-----|
G|----2--------2-----------2-----0--2----2---X-|
D|-0--------------------2--------0--0----2-----|
A|----------4--------0--------0--2--0----0-----|
E|-------------------------------3--2----------|

   D5       D5/C#    A5       B5          E5 D/F# A5
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|-------3--------3---------------------------------|
G|----2--------2-----------2--------4-------------2-|
D|-0--------------------2--------4-----0--2--0----2-|
A|----------4--------0--------2-----------2--0----0-|
E|----------------------------------------0--2------|

   D5       D5/C#       B5       A5          G  D/A    D
e|----------------------------------------------2------2-|
B|-------3--------3--------------------------3--3------3-|
G|----2--------2--------------4--------2-----0--2---X--2-|
D|-0-----------------------4--------2--------0--0------0-|
A|----------4--------0--2--------0--------0--2--0--------|
E|-------------------------------------------3-----------|

 Fill 1:
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------0----|
D|----------------------------------2--0-----------5-|
A|-------3---2--0---------------3---------2--3-------|
E|-1--1------------3--X---1--1-----------------------|

 Fill 2:
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------3-----|
D|-------7-5-4-------5-3-2---------5-3-|
A|-4\5-5-------2\3-3-------3\5-5-------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-------3-3-------------------------7\8~~~~~~~~-|
G|-----------5-3--10-9-7-------------------------|
D|-3\5-5-----------------10-9-7------------------|
A|------------------------------10-8-------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

[Solo]

Alex Lifeson is one of the most underrated guitarist ever, only because he didn't play
lightning fast arpeggios like the guitarist of his time.  But here shows that when he wants
to be fast, it's still Lifeson and you can tell.

When you do these pinch harmonics, Alex really shows off, so all pinches should pinch
then as squawky as you possibly can!

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-*7*-0-*7*----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------*10*b(12)-*10*b(12)-*10*b(12)-*10*b(12)-*10*b(12)-*10*b(12)-10-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

             dig in------------------------------------------------|
|-8-------------------8-10------12---------------------------------|
|---12-10-8-12~-10-12------12-8---------13-15~-13-15~-13-15b(17)---|
|----------------------------------10~-----------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------15--13-15-13-12-15\13---------|
B|-15-13-15-15b(17)-15-13-----------------------13~~~~~-|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

                                                  Bend behind the nut.
                                                  v
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-12-13-12---------------------------------------------------|
G|----------*12*b(13)-12-*12*b(14)--rp0h4b(5)p0---0b(2)rb(2)r-|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

 Here's where Lifeson cuts loose:
e|-17-15-13----13-17-15-13----13-------------15-15-13-13-13-17-|
B|----------17-------------17----17-13-13-15-------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-15-15-15-------------------13-13-------13-17-|
B|----------17-17-17-13-13-15-------13-15-------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

 The even faster part:
e|-15-------------------10-13-10------------------------------------|
B|----13-13----13-13-13----------13-10----10------------------------|
G|----------14-------------------------12----12---------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------10-7-10-7-10-7------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------10-8-|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------4-4---------4-------4-5-4-5-7-|
D|-------------3-7-5-3-5-5-----7-7-5-5---7-5-7-----------|
A|-3-5-7-3-5-7-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------12/13-13--------|
B|-----------------------------------------------10-12-10-12----------15-13\-|
G|-7-5-7-7/9-9-9-7-9-9/10-10-9-10-10/12-12-10-12-----------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Solo 2]
 Then in comes a second guitar.  I'm going to try to get timing right.
e|-1/3-3/8-8-8-8\3-3\1-1-----|-1/////////3---3---5-----5------5-----5//8--------8\\\7-7\\\1-|
B|-1/3-3/8-8-8-8\3-3\1-1-0---|-1/////////3---3---6-----6------6-----6//8--------8\\\8-8\\\1-|
G|-2/4-4/9-9-9-9\4-4\2-2-----|-2/////////4---4---5-----5------5-----5//9--------9\\\7-7\\\2-|
D|---------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|
e|-------------------------10|-13----------------13----------------13----------13-13b(15)~~-|
B|---------------------------|----15-15-13----15----15-13-------15----15-13-15--------------|
G|---------------------------|-------------14-------------14-14-----------------------------|
D|---------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-1/3-3/8-8-8-8\7-7\3-3-----|-1/3-3--3-5--5--5/8--8\----7----7\\\\1-|
B|-1/3-3/8-8-8-8\8-8\3-3-X---|-1/3-3--3-6--6--6/8--8\----8----8\\\\1-|
G|-2/4-4/9-9-9-9\7-7\4-4-----|-2/4-4--4-5--5--5/9--9\----7----7\\\\2-|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|
|
e|------------------------20-|-20b(22)~~~~~--17----17-20-20b(22)-(22)~-|
B|-------------------/20-----|------------------20---------------------|
G|---------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------|-----------------------------------------|

e|-1/3-3/8-8-8-8\7-7\5-5\1-|-1/3-3-3-5------5-5///8----8\7---7-7---|
B|-1/3-3/8-8-8-8\8-8\6-6\1-|-1/3-3-3-6------6-6///8----8\8---8-8---|
G|-2/4-4/9-9-9-9\7-7\5-5\2-|-2/4-4-4-5------5-5///9----9\7---7-7---|
D|-------------------------|---------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|
|
e|-------------------------|-8~~~~~~~~-8b(10)--5-8-8b(10)--7-5-7-5-|
B|-------------------------|---------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------|---------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------|---------------------------------------|

e|-1/3-3/8-8-8-8---7---5\1-|-1////////3-----3----3-----5---5-----5////5---8\\\\5-----5---5---|
B|-1/3-3/8-8-8-8-0-8-0-6\1-|-1////////3-----3----3-----6---6-----6////6---8\\\\6-----6---6---|
G|-2/4-4/9-9-9-9-0-7-0-5\2-|-2////////4-----4----4-----5---5-----5////5---9\\\\5-----5---5---|
D|-------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|
e|-------------------------|-13-10----------------10-----------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------|-------13-10----13-------13-10-----------------------------------|
G|-------------------------|-------------12----12----------12-10-9-9----9--------------------|
D|-------------------------|-----------------------------------------12---11-12-9-11---------|
A|-------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------12\-10\-|
E|-------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-10-9-7------------|
D|--------10-9-7-----|
A|---------------10\-|
E|-------------------|

Then the outro

  I will choose freewill
e|                     |------------------------------------------------|
B|                     |------------------------------------------------|
G|                     |-----------------------------3-----------3------|
D|                     |-------7-5-4-----5-3-2---------5-3---------5-3/-|
A|                     |-4/5-5-------3-3-------3/5-5-------3/5-5--------|
E|                     |------------------------------------------------|

                                           G
e|-----------------------------------------3-|
B|-----------------------------------------3-|
G|-10-9-7----------------------------------0-|
D|--------10-9-7------10-9-7---------------0-|
A|---------------10-8--------10-8-7--------2-|
E|----------------------------------10-8\--3-|

Song Flow:
[Intro]
Riff 1
Riff 2
Verse 1.1
Verse 1.2
[Chorus]
Fill 1
Riff 2
Verse 1.1
Verse 1.2
[Chorus]
Fill 2
Bass Interlude
[Solo 1]
[Solo 2]
[Chorus]
[Chorus]
[Outro]

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X - mute string
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
h - hammer on
*7* - pinch harmonic 

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Rush_Freewill 10 Jun 13, 2009 03:56 PM

pretty good, i would play being like
e-----------------------------------------------------------------
B-6-5-3-----------------------------------------------------------
G-------5-4-2-----5-4-2-------------------------------------------
D-------------5-3-------5-3-2-0-----------------------------------
A-------------------------------3---------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------
so that the strings don't ring. but good job!

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milk999 10 Feb 10, 2016 09:41 PM

Lifeson is one of the best! Great tab!! Thank you for tabbing it.The way the post above reads is good as well. I have seen it played mid-fretboard also but its all in how you want to play it. Keep Jammin!

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Djackofhearts 20 Oct 26, 2016 02:10 PM

Thanks for tabbing this song mate, been wanting to learn it for a while.

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