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Vital Signs bass

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Rush: Vital Signs
From the album Moving Pictures (Mercury Records)
Copyright 1981 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee and Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart

Transcribed by Erik Habbinga
Corrected by Sean Jones
Any commets, questions or corrections please contact Sean at
seanj2112@ameritech.net
Last Updated 3-25-02

    w   +w   +w   +w   +w   +w    Q  e e e e e   q H   +w    e e e e e e e e
+-----+----+----+----+----+----+-12-10---7---8-+-8-5-+----+--5---------------+
|4:-R-|----|----|----|----|----|-10-8--R-5-R-6-|-6---|----|*---5---5-6---8-6-|
|4:---|----|----|----|----|----|---------------|-----|----|*-----6-----6-----|
+-----+----+----+----+----+----+---------------+-----+----+------------------+


  e e e e e e e e 9x e e e q e e e     +e e e e     e e e e e e e e
+-5----------------+-5-------------+------------+-------------------+
|---5---5-6-5-----*|---5---6-------|2:----------|4:-----8-------8---|
|-----6-------8-6-*|-----6---6-----|4:------6---|4:-----------------|
+------------------+-----------6-8-+------8---8-+---6-6---6-6-6---6-+


  e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+
|-----8-----------|-----8-------8---|-----8-----------|-----8-------8---|
|-------------6---|-----------------|-----------6-----|-----------------|
+-6-6---6-8-8---8-+-6-6---6-6-6---6-+-6-6---6-8---8-6-+-6-6---6-6-6---6-+


  e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   +e e q e e e e
+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+----------------+
|-----8-----------|-----8-------8---|-----R---R---R---|----------------|
|-----------6-----|-----------------|-------6---6---6-|----5-----6-----|
+-6-6---6-8---8-6-+-6-6---6-6-6---6-+-4-4-------------+------6-8---8-6-+


  e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+
|-----8-------8---|-----8-----------|-----8-------8---|-----8-----------|
|-----------------|-----------6-----|-----------------|-----------6-----|
+-6-6---6-6-6---6-+-6-6---6-8---8-6-+-6-6---6-6-6---6-+-6-6---6-8---8-6-+


   e  e e  e e e e e   e e H   +w   e e q e e q   e e q e e q   e e e e e e e e
+-12-12---10---7---8-+-8---5-+----+-------------+-------------+----------------+
|-10-10-R-8--R-5-R-6-|-6-R---|----|-----R-----R-|-----R-----R-|---------0-0-3-3|
|--------------------|-------|----|-3-3---3-3---|-1-1---1-1---|-1-1-1-1--------|
+--------------------+-------+----+-------------+-------------+----------------+


  e e q e e e e   e e q e e q   e q Q q   +w   e e q e e q   e e q e e q
+---------------+-------------+---------+----+-------------+-------------+
|-1-1-R-----6-6-|-----R-----R-|---------|----|-----R-----R-|-----R-----R-|
|---------------|-3-3---3-3---|-1-1-----|----|-3-3---3-3---|-1-1---1-1---|
+-------4-4-----+-------------+-----3-4-+----+-------------+-------------+


  e e e e e e e e   e e q e e e e   e e q e e q   Q Q q   +e Q h   +w
+-----------------+---------------+-------------+-------+--------+----+
|---------0-0-3-3-|-1-1-R-----R-6-|-----R-----R-|-----1-|--------|----|
|-1-1-1-1---------|---------------|-3-3---3-3---|-1-----|----3---|----|
+-----------------+-------4-4-----+-------------+---3---+------4-+----+


   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e 8x e e e q e e e     +e e e e
+--5---------------+-5----------------+-5-------------+------------+
|*---5---5-6---8-6-|---5---5-6-5-----*|---5---6-------|2:----------|
|*-----6-----6-----|-----6-------8-6-*|-----6---6-----|4:------6---|
+------------------+------------------+-----------6-8-+------8---8-+


    e e q e s s e e
+-------------------+
|4:-----8-------8---|
|4:-----------------|
+---6-6---6-6-6---6-+


  e e e e e e e e   +e e q e e q   e e e e e e e e   +e e q e e e e
+-----------------+--------------+-----------------+----------------+
|-----8-----------|------8-----8-|-----8-----------|------8-----8-8-|
|-----------6-----|--------------|-----------6-----|----------------|
+-6-6---6-8---8-6-+----6---6-6---+-6-6---6-8---8-6-+----6---6-6-----+


  e e e e e e e e   +e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
+-----------------+------------------+-----------------+-----------------+
|-----8-----------|------8-8-----8-8-|-----8-----------|---------R---R---|
|-----------6-----|------------------|-----------6-----|-----------------|
+-6-6---6-8---8-6-+----6-----6-6-----+-6-6---6-8---8-6-+-8-8-8-6---6---4-+


  e e q e e e e   +e e q e e q   e e q e e e e   +e e q e e q   e e q e e e e
+---------------+--------------+---------------+--------------+---------------+
|---R-------6---|------8-----8-|-----8---------|------8-----8-|-----8---------|
|---------6-----|--------------|---------6-----|--------------|---------6-----|
+-4---4-8-----6-+----6---6-6---+-6-6---8---8-6-+----6---6-6---+-6-6---8---8-6-+


   Q  e e e e e   e e H   +w   e e q e e q   e e q e e q   e e e e e e e e
+-12-10---7---8-+-8---5-+----+-------------+-------------+-----------------+
|-10-8--R-5-R-6-|-6-R-6-|----|-----R-----R-|-----R-----R-|---------0-0-3-3-|
|---------------|-------|----|-3-3---3-3---|-1-1---1-1---|-1-1-1-1---------|
+---------------+-------+----+-------------+-------------+-----------------+


  e e q e e q   e e q e e q   Q Q q   e e e e e e q   e e q e e q
+-------------+-------------+-------+---------------+-------------+
|-1-1-R-----R-|-----R-----R-|-------|-R-----R-------|-----R-----R-|
|-------------|-3-3---3-3---|-1-----|---------------|-3-3---3-3---|
+-------4-4---+-------------+---3-4-+---4-4---4-4-4-+-------------+


  e e q e e q   e e e e e e e e   e e q e e e e   e e q e e q   Q Q q     +e Q
+-------------+-----------------+---------------+-------------+-------+--------+
|-----R-----R-|---------0-0-3-3-|-1-1-R-----6-6-|-----R-----R-|-----1-|2:------|
|-1-1---1-1---|-1-1---1---------|---------------|-3-3---3-3---|-1-----|4:----3-|
+-------------+-----4-----------+-------4-4-----+-------------+---3---+--------+


    w   +w   w   +e+h e e e  +e e H  +H e e   e  e q  q  q
+-----+----+---+--------3-5-+-------+-------+-------/12-10-+
|4:---|----|---|------------|---5-6-|-----6-|-8H10-8-------|
|4:---|----|-3-|------3-----|-------|---6---|--------------|
+---4-+----+---+------------+-------+-------+--------------+


 +Q e s s e  e e   h+Q e   e e q e^e^e^q   e e H   e e H   e e H   e e q e e q
+---8-7H8P7------+-------+---------------+-------+-------+-------+-------------
|-----------10-8-|-6---5-|-6-5-----------|-----R-|-----R-|-----R-|-----R-----R-
|----------------|-------|-----8-6-8-6-5-|-3-3---|-------|-------|-------------
+----------------+-------+---------------+-------+-6-6---+-4-4---+-4-4---6-6---


  w   e e H   e e H   e Q e e e e   w   w   q H   +e e e e e e q   w   h h
+---+-------+-------+-------------+---+---+-----+----------------+---+-----+
|---|-----R-|-----R-|-------------|---|---|-----|----------------|---|-----|
|-3-|-------|-------|-------------|-3-|---|-----|----------------|-3-|-----|
+---+-6-6---+-4-4---+-4-4-6-6-4-6-+---+-6-+-4-4-+----3-4-3-4-3-6-+---+-6-6-+


  h+Q e   e e e e e e q   w   h q q   h q q   +Q e e e e e   h h   h h   h Q e
+-------+---------------+---+-------+-------+--------------+-----+-----+-------+
|-------|---------------|---|-------|-------|--------------|-----|-----|-------|
|-------|---------------|-3-|-------|-------|--------------|-3-3-|-----|-------|
+-4---3-+-4-3-4-3-4-3-6-+---+-6-6-6-+-4-4-4-+----3-4-3-6-4-+-----+-6-6-+-4-4-3-+


  e e e e q q   H q   q H   q q h   q q q q   H q   q q e e q   h h   q q q q
+-------------+-----+-----+-------+---------+-----+-----------+-----+---------+
|-------------|-----|-----|-------|---------|-----|-----------|-----|-R-------|
|-------------|-3-3-|-----|-------|---------|-3-3-|-----------|-----|---------|
+-4-4-4-3-4-6-+-----+-6-6-+-4-4-4-+-4-4-4-6-+-----+-6-6-6-8-6-+-4-4-+---4-4-6-+


  h h   q^q^q^q^q^q^  Q e h   e e e e e e q   h Q e   q q e e e e
+-----+-------------+-------+---------------+-------+-------------+
|-----|-------------|-------|-R-------------|-------|-------8-----|
|-3-3-|-------------|-------|---------------|-3-3---|-------------|
+-----+-6-6-6-6-6-6-+-4-4-4-+---3-4-3-4-3-6-+-----3-+-6-6-6---6-6-+


  q e e q e e   e e e e e e e e   q q q q   e e e e e e e e   q e e e e e e
+-------------+-----------------+---5---5-+-----------------+---------------+
|-------------|-----------------|---------|-----8-------8---|-----------6---|
|-------------|-----------------|-3.--3---|-----------------|---------------|
+-4-4-3-4-4-3-+-4-4-3-4-6-6-4-6-+---------+-6-6---6-6-6---6-+-4-4-3-4-4---4-+


  e e e e q^q^q^  h h   q q e e e e   q q e e q   e e q e e e e   h h   h h
+---------------+-----+-------------+-----------+---------------+-----+-----+
|---------------|-----|-------------|---R-----R-|-----R---------|-----|-----|
|---------------|-3-3-|-------------|-----------|---------------|-3-3-|-----|
+-4-4-4-3-4-6-4-+-----+-6-6-6-8-6-3-+-4---4-4---+-4-4---4-4-6-4-+-----+-6-6-+


==========================================================================

                 Created using the Bass Tab Creator
      __         by Mario D'Alessio (motcid!marble!dalessio)
    +|oo|+
    +|oo|+       Notes:  w = Whole  h = Half  q = Quarter
      ||                 e = 8th    s = 16th  t = 32nd  x = 64th
      ||
      ||                 Capital durations are dotted notes
      ||                   (equal to 1.5 times the duration value)
      ||
      ||             #
      ||         +----+                   +----+
   _  ||  _      |*--*+  = MEASURE        |4:--|  = TIME
   \\_||_//      |*--*+    REPEATS        |4:--|    SIGNATURES
    | [] |       +----+   (#=Num Repeats) +----+
    | || |
   /  []  \      + = TIE         ^  = TRIPLET           > = BEND
   \______/      H = HAMMER ON   \  = SLIDE TO FRET     R = Rest
                 P = PULL OFF    \X = SLIDE TO NOWHERE  ~ = Trill
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rm5157 10 Aug 02, 2010 08:53 AM

Good job! I would only suggest one correction. The last chord in the opening sequence should read:

*this one here
+-12-10---7---8-+-8-5-+
|-10-8--R-5-R-6-|-6-6-|
|---------------|-----|
+---------------+-----+

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Zaqq 589 Mar 05, 2014 09:23 AM

The first part of the solo is played:

e e e   e e H  
+--------3/5-+-5-----+
|------------|---5-6-|
|------3-----|-------|
+------------+-------+

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