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                             Spirit of the Radio - Rush
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Tabbed by: James Green
Email: fyrefish42@hotmail.com

Tuning: EADGBE

INTRO
(dist. w/ phaser)



Guitar 1 (repeat until crazy synchronized breakdown)

e|---2p0------0-----5p0-------0------2p0-------0----4p2p0-------0------------|
B|----------3---------------3----------------3----------------3--------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|      
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 (comes in after two repeats of main lick)

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


Begin Breakdown #1:

Guitar 1 (joins in with the bass run halfway through it)

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------4-----2-----0----------0---------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------4----------4-------2------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Guitars 1 and 2 together:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------2-----2-----2------2------------------------------|    x4
A|---------2----2----------0-----2-----3h4-----------------------------------|
E|---0-----2----3-----4------------------------------------------------------|


e|-----------------0------------------------------------------------------0--|
B|----9------------0------------------------------------------------------0--|
G|----9------------8------------------------------------------------------8--|
D|----9------------9------2--2--2--2--------------------------------------9--|
A|----7------------9------x--x--x--x----------------7--7--7----7--7--7--7-9--|
E|----0------------7------4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4----5--5--5----5--5--5--5-7--|


Begin Verse 1: (Begin the day...)

e|--0------0---------------------------0---------------0---------------------|
B|--0---------0--------------------------0---------------0-------------------|
G|--9---9---------------------------8----------------------------------------|   
D|--9-----------------------------------------2------2-----------------------|
A|--7--------------9--9-9----9----------------x-------------7-7-7------------|
E|--0--------------0--0-0----7----------------4-------------5-5-5---7/9--7-4-|


e|------0----------------------0--------------0------------------------------|
B|---------0---------------------0--------------0----------------------------|
G|---------------------------8-----------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------2---2---------------------------------|     x3
A|------------9--9-9--9----------------x---x--------------7--7--7--7---9-----|
E|--0---------0--0-0--7--------------9\4---4-------4---2--5--5--5--5---7-----|


e|----------------------------7--------------4-------------------------------|
B|----------9--------------------7--------------5----------------------------|
G|-------------9-------8--8--------8--4------------------------6-6-6---8-8---|
D|---9---9--------9----9--------------6---6--------------------7-7-7---9-9---|     x2
A|---7-----------------9--------------7-------------7--7-7-----7-7-7---9-9---|
E|---0-----------------7--------------4-------------4--5-5-----5-5-5---7-7---|


e|----0-----0-------------0---------0-----------4----------------------------|
B|----0--9----0-----------0-----------0---------5----------------------------|
G|----9-------------------8----8----------------4----------------6-6-6-6-8---|
D|----9-------------------9---------------x-x---6--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-9---|
A|----7-----------9--9-9--9-------------9-x-x---7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9---|
E|----0-----------0--7-7--7-------------9-x-x---4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-7---|

Begin Chorus 1: 

Guitar 1:
(Palm mute this riff heavily, and repeat until next verse)

e|---------2------5---4---2-----------2------5---4---2-----------------------|
B|-----5------3-------------------5------3-----------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
P.M ..........................................................................

Guitar 2: 
(After 2 bars of Guitar 1 clicking, come in with this lick and continue until 
end of chorus)

e|---2p0------0-----5p0-------0------2p0-------0----4p2p0-------0------------|
B|----------3---------------3----------------3----------------3--------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|      
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Begin Verse 2: (All this machinery...)

(Some minor variations on strumming rhythms)

e|--------------------7-7----------4-4------5-5-5/7-7------------------------|
B|--------------------7-7----------4-4------5-5-5/7-7------------------------|
G|---9-9-9-9----------8-8----------5-5------6-6-6/8-8------------------------|
D|---9-9-9-9------9-9-9-9------6-6-6-6------7-7-7/9-9------------------------|    x 4  
A|---7-7-7-7------9-9-9-9------6-6-6-6------7-7-7/9-9------------------------|
E|---0-0-0-0------7-7-7-7------4-4-4-4------5-5-5/7-7------------------------|

e|----0-------------------0---------------------4----------------------------|
B|----0-------------------0---------------------5----------------------------|
G|----9-------------------8---------------------4----------------6-6-6-6-8---|
D|----9-------------------9---------------x-x---6--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-9---|
A|----7-----------9--9-9--9-------------9-x-x---7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9---|
E|----0-----------0--7-7--7-------------9-x-x---4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-7---|


Begin Chorus 2:

Guitar 1:
(Palm mute this riff heavily, and repeat until next verse)

e|---------2------5---4---2-----------2------5---4---2-----------------------|
B|-----5------3-------------------5------3-----------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
P.M ..........................................................................

Guitar 2: 
(After 2 bars of Guitar 1 clicking, come in with this lick and continue until 
end of chorus)

e|---2p0------0-----5p0-------0------2p0-------0----4p2p0-------0------------|
B|----------3---------------3----------------3----------------3--------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|      
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Begin instrumental interlude:

This next section has some classic Rush time signature changes.

Alternate 4/4 and 3/4 time three times, and on the fourth set
4/4 twice. 

So - 4/4, 3/4, 4/4, 3/4, 4/4, 3/3, 4/4, 4/4.
e|-------------------2--2-3-2-------4--5-4-5-------2--3-2-3------------------|
B|-------------------3--3-3-3-------5--5-5-5-------3--3-3-3------------------|
G|---1---1-1-1-------2--2-2-2-------4--4-4-4-------2--2-2-2------------------|
D|---2---2-2-2-------0--0-0-0-------0--0-0-0-------0--0-0-0------------------|      
A|---2---2-2-2---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---0---0-0-0---------------------------------------------------------------|

And again - 4/4, 3/4, 4/4, 3/4, 4/4, 3/3, 4/4, 4/4.
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------3---3-3-3------5--5-5-5---------------------------------|
G|-----1--1-1-1------2---2-2-2------4--4-4-4------1--1-1-1-------------------|
D|-----2--2-2-2------0---0-0-0------0--0-0-0------2--2-2-2-------------------|
A|-----2--2-2-2------x---x-x-x------x--x-x-x------2--2-2-2-------------------|
E|-----0--0-0-0------2---2-2-2------4--4-4-4------0--0-0-0-------------------|


Back to normal 4/4, short reprise of verse:

e|--------------------7-7----------4-4------5-5-5/7-7------------------------|
B|--------------------7-7----------4-4------5-5-5/7-7------------------------|
G|---9-9-9-9----------8-8----------5-5------6-6-6/8-8------------------------|
D|---9-9-9-9------9-9-9-9------6-6-6-6------7-7-7/9-9------------------------|     
A|---7-7-7-7------9-9-9-9------6-6-6-6------7-7-7/9-9------------------------|
E|---0-0-0-0------7-7-7-7------4-4-4-4------5-5-5/7-7------------------------|

e|----0-------------------0---------------------4----------------------------|
B|----0-------------------0---------------------5----------------------------|
G|----9-------------------8---------------------4----------------6-6-6-6-8---|
D|----9-------------------9---------------x-x---6--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-9---|
A|----7-----------9--9-9--9-------------9-x-x---7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9---|
E|----0-----------0--7-7--7-------------9-x-x---4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-7---|





Begin Breakdown #2:

Guitar 1:

e|---2p0------0-----5p0-------0------2p0-------0----4p2p0-------0------------|
B|----------3---------------3----------------3----------------3--------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|    x2  
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

While Guitar 2:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---2-----------------------------------------------------------------------|    x2
A|---2-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---0-----------------------------------------------------------------------|



Now launch into the super fast synchronized scale run:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----7-7--7-5---4---4-4-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------7------7---5--4-----4---------------3/4--2--0-----0-------|
A|----------------------------------7-----7--5---4----------------4-----4--2-|
E|---------------------------------------------------5-----------------------|


e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------2-----2-----2------2------------------------------|    x4
A|---------2----2----------0-----2-----3h4-----------------------------------|
E|---0-----2----3-----4------------------------------------------------------|


Begin Radio Station switching section: (2prog4me)


Reggae Simon & Garfunkel (Words of the prophets...)

(Guitar 1) (clean)
e|----4----4----5----7------12----12----5-----7------4----4----5----7--------|
B|----5----5----5----7------12----12----5-----7------5----5----5----7--------|
G|----4----4----6----8------13----13----6-----8------4----4----6----8--------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(Guitar 2) (clean w/ chorus) 
(During first repeat, play last note as 9, then back to 7 for last repeat)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------9----------------------------------------------------------------|   x3
D|--------------9----------------7--------7----------------------------------|
A|--------7---------7---------7---------9------------------------------------|
E|---0---------------------5----------7--------------------------------------|
P.M...........................................................................


Stadium Rock (Concert Hall!)

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------2-----2-----2------2------------------------------|    x2
A|---------2----2----------0-----2-----3h4-----------------------------------|
E|---0-----2----3-----4------------------------------------------------------|


Back to Reggae: (And it echoes....)

Note this time the Reggae section is only 2 bars, instead of 3

(Guitar 1) (clean)
e|----4----4----5----7------12----12----5-----7------------------------------|
B|----5----5----5----7------12----12----5-----7------------------------------|
G|----4----4----6----8------13----13----6-----8------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(Guitar 2) (clean w/ chorus) 
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------9----------------------------------------------------------------|   x2
D|--------------9----------------7--------7----------------------------------|
A|--------7---------7---------7---------9------------------------------------|
E|---0---------------------5----------7--------------------------------------|
P.M...........................................................................


Back to Stadium Rock (...of Salesmen!....)

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------2-----2-----2------2------------------------------|    x2
A|---------2----2----------0-----2-----3h4-----------------------------------|
E|---0-----2----3-----4------------------------------------------------------|


SOLO: (with wah)

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-15b-15b~-15rb---12---14b~---12-14--12--12b-12rb--12b--12rb--12brb------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------14~---------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-12--12----12----12------12--------12------12-12------12--------17b-----------|
B|-15b---15b----15b----15b------15b------15b-------15prb-----15-----------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------0---------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


depress whammy before backing notes, down 1 and 1/2 tones, then pull up too 1 tone higher
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----0-0-12-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----0-0-12-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------0-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

now tremolo pick these:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----7----6----7------9-----9/-11--11---12---11----12-----------------------|
D|----9----8----9-----11-----11/13--13---14---13----14-----------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


and finish off by blazing these notes, and Lifeson's mad whammy vibrato on that last bend
e|--0--15--12----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--0------------15--12----15---12--0---0--19~-------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------0---0------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------2-----2-----2------2------------------------------|    x3
A|---------2----2----------0-----2-----3h4-----------------------------------|
E|---0-----2----3-----4------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|    
A|-------------2----2----------2---------------------2----2------2-----------|
E|-------0-----2----3h4------------------------0-----2----3h4----------------|

e|---2p0------0-----5p0-------0------2p0-------0----4p2p0-------0------------|
B|----------3---------------3----------------3----------------3--------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|    
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|      
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|



BAM!   drumrolling...................badabadabada..........................boom.

e|----0--------------------------------------------------------0-------------|
B|----0--------------------------------------------------------0-------------|
G|----1--------------------------------------------------------9-------------|
D|----2--------------------------------------------------------9-------------|
A|----2--------------------------------------------------------7-------------|
E|----0--------------------------------------------------------0-------------|


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note

            
            
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Xavan 10 Jan 18, 2012 02:39 PM

Spot on! The structure isn't super awesome for direct playthroughs, but for live play? This is SICK! Thanks a ton!

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MarcoDeSade 10 Mar 08, 2017 12:18 AM

very nice, just one suggestion. the opening lick (repeated throughout) works way better done van halen tap-style, all on the b-string:

t7p5p3h5t10p5p3p57p5p3h5t9p5p3p5 (repeat ad infinitum)

where "t" is a right-hand tap followed by a pull to the following note.

I find this is way cleaner, as you don't have to keep muting strings.

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fyrefish 176 Mar 24, 2017 07:09 PM

That would definitely be easier! The way I notated it however is how Lifeson plays it. 

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