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Rush tabs

Digital Man guitar tab

Rush: Digital Man
From the album Signals (Mercury Records)
Copyright 1982 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee and Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart

Comments/corrections to Rich Soto 

Updated 29 May 1998

Eternal thanks and credit go to Joe ,
to Jimmy Pena , to Charles D. Bruce
, and to Sean Carroll 
for their tremendous help and opinions.  After all the tabs I've done,
this has given me the most trouble! A very elusive piece at times. The
solo was surprisingly not troublesome!  Be aware that the bass notes
in Rhy.3 marked with * aren't always played/heard. After the 4th time
Rhy.1 is played there is a little fill that is also very noisy, wierd,
& puzzling. After careful study and watching the 1982 Montreal Forum
Signals video, I believe this to be various hammer-ons w/pick as
tabbed. Riff-A is the kicker! After several possibilities and again
watching the video, and consulting with my psychic ( & real) friends,
I've come to the riff as tabbed.  The guitar is super thick with chorus,
bouncing delayed repeats, etc...

------0--------------0----------0----------0-------|--------------------|-----
------0--------------0----------0----------0-------|-0---0---0---0------|-----
------2--------------2----------2----------3-------|---3---3---3---3----|-----
------2--------------2----------2----------4-------|-----------------4--|-----
------0--------------0----------0----------4-------|--------------------|-----
-0-2------------0-2--------0-2--------0-2----------|--------------------|-----
 Rhy.1

-----------|-0-------------0--------|-----------------------------------------
-----------|---0--2p0---0----0--2p0-|-----------------------------------------
-----------|----------4-------------|-----------------------------------------
-----------|------------------------|-----------------------------------------
-----------|------------------------|-----------------------------------------
-----------|------------------------|-----------------------------------------
 Play Rhy.1

------0--------------0----------0----------0--------------------------------|-
------0--------------0----------0----------0--------------------------------|-
------2--------------2----------2----------3--------------------------------|-
------2--------------2----------2----------4---------x\------/---------\----|-
------0--------------0----------0----------2---------x\------/---------\----|-
-0-2------------0-2--------0-2--------0-2-----------------------------------|-
                                                     Pick Slides

-----------|-0-------0-|------------------------------------------0-----------
-----------|-----0-----|---------------------------------------------0--------
-----------|---3---4---|-2---2-vvvvvvvv---3-vvvvvvvv---2-vvvvvvvv-------3-----
-----------|-----------|-2---2-vvvvvvvv---4-vvvvvvvv---2-vvvvvvvv---------4---
-----------|-----------|-0---0-vvvvvvvv---4-vvvvvvvv---0-vvvvvvvv-------------
-----------|-----------|------------------2-vvvvvvvv--------------------------
 Play Rhy.1                    Bar          Bar          Bar

-----------------------|-----------|------------------------------------------
-----------------------|-----------|------------------------------------------
-----------------------|-----------|------------------------------------------
-----------------------|-----------|------------------------------------------
-0vvv-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-v--|-----------|------------------------------------------
-2vvv-2-2-2-2-2-2------|-----------|------------------------------------------
  Bar x x x x x x   Bar  Play Rhy.1

-----------------------------------|-----------|------------------------------
-h7-h9-h11-h9-h7-h9-h11-h9---------|-----------|------------------------------
-h7-h9-h11-h9-h7-h9-h11-h9---------|-----------|------------------------------
-----------------------------------|-----------|------------------------------
-----------------------------------|-----------|------------------------------
-----------------------------------|-----------|------------------------------
 Hold last chord & hammer-on w/pick  Play Rhy.1

---------------------------------------------0------------------------|-------
---------------0-0----------2vvvvvv--2---2---0--2--------11vvvvvvvvvv-|-------
-2-2-2-----2-2------4p2-3---2vvvvvv--2---2---4--2-2------11vvvvvvvvvv-|-------
-------4-4--------------4---2vvvvvv--2---2---4--2-2------11vvvvvvvvvv-|-------
------------------------4---0vvvvvv--0-------2--0-0-------9vvvvvvvvvv-|-------
------------------------2--------------2---2--------------------------|-------
 Rhy.2                       Bar       use thumb           Bar

--0--0----0--0---0-0-----------0------------------|--0--0----0--0---0-0-----|-
-10-10---10-10---5-5-----0---0-0---0--------------|-10-10---10-10---5-5-----|-
-11-11----9--9---7-7---2-2---2-2---3--------------|-11-11----9--9---7-7---2-|-
-12-12---12-12---7-7---2-2---2-2---4--------------|-12-12---12-12---7-7---2-|-
-----------------------------0-0---2--------------|-------------------------|-
--------------------------------------------------|-------------------------|-
 Riff-A Play 4x    .     .     .                        .       .     .

-----------|-----|--------------------|------0--------------0----------0------
-----------|vvvvv|--------------------|------0--------------0----------0------
-----------|vvvvv|-16b17vvvvvvvvvvvvr-|------2--------------2----------2------
-----------|vvvvv|-16b17vvvvvvvvvvvvr-|------2--------------2----------2------
-----------|vvvvv|-14b15vvvvvvvvvvvvr-|------0--------------0----------0------
-----------|-----|--------------------|-0-2------------0-2--------0-2---------
 Play Rhy.1 w/bar  Bend1/2tone   Bar

------0-----|------------------------------------0----------------0-----------
------0-----|-----------------------0v-v-v-v------0-----------------0---------
------3-----|-3--2------2---vvvvvv--4v-v-v-v-------2---vvvvvv---4-----3-------
------4-----|-4--2------2---vvvvvv--4v-v-v-v--------2--vvvvvv---4-------------
------2-----|-4--0------0---vvvvvv--2v-v-v-v----------------------------------
-0-2--------|-2---------------------------------------------------------------
                            Bar                  raked

------------------------------|-----------|----|-----------|-----------|------
------------------------------|-----------|----|-----------|-----------|------
------------------------------|-----------|----|-----------|-----------|------
------------------------------|-----------|----|-----------|-----------|------
-x\---x\---x\---x\---x\---x\--|-----------|----|-----------|-----------|------
--x\---x\---x\---x\---x\---x\-|-----------|----|-----------|-----------|------
 6 raking-type pick slides      Play Rhy.1       Play Rhy.1  Play Rhy.2

---------------|---|---------------------------------------------------||-----
---------------|---|----3--------------0--------------3-----------7^---||-----
---------------|---|----2--------------4--------------0-----------7^---||-----
---------------|-0-|----0--------------2--------------0-----------7^---||-----
---------------|---|----x--------------2--------------2----------------||-----
---------------|---|----x----------0--------------3---3----------------||-----
 Play Riff-A 5x  *   Rhy.3 Play 3x *              *               H

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------0----vvvv-
----4---2--------------2------2-----------------4-4-4-vvvvv--4--2-2-2----vvvv-
----4---2--------------2------2--------------4--4-4-4-vvvvv--4--2-2-2----vvvv-
-0--2---0--------------0------0--------------0--2-2-2-vvvvv--2--0-0-0----vvvv-
--------------------------2-2-------------------------------------------------
                         Thmb                          Bar

---------------0---------------------0--------------------------------------|-
-vvvv----------0------------0----------------0------------------------------|-
-vvvv------4-4-4--------4-4-4------4---4-----4------------------------------|-
-vvvv---4--4-4-4-----4--2-2-2----------------4--------2---------------------|-
-vvvv---0--2-2-2-----0--0-0-0----------------2--------0---------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-
 Bar                                                           Bar Down

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------3--5-5b7-----r-4-5p4-5-4-5vvvv-
-------4b5r-4-4p2p0-4b6----r----------0-2----2--------------------------------
--------------------------------0-2-4-----4-----------------------------------
----------------------------2-4-----------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Solo  AH                               AH  (AH-----------------------------)

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-2--p-v-------6-vvvv--------------14v-----------------------------------------
-0----v-------4-vvvv--------------14v-----------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Bar       Bar                 Bar down & bring back up more gradually

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------17vvv-------14-----------19b21---r-19-19-19b21r-19-----17b19----
--14-16vvv-14-------14-16----14----------------------------------16-----------
--------------------------------14vvv-----------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


-------------------------------------------------19--17--19--19b20--20r-17----
---r-17b19r-17--15--14----14------------17-vvvvv------------------------------
-----------------------16----16-14-16p14--------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                        AH

--14--17--17p14---------------------------------------------------------------
----------------17-17b19-19r17p14----14-14-14------------14--17-17vvv-14------
----------------------------------16----------16p14--16-----------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    18.5

-------------------17vvv--------17--------vvv----17----17------\--------------
-17b19--vvvr-17b19---vvvr-17b19---r-17b19-vvv-19----19-----19-r\--------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  18.5  Bar   18.5(Keep A note on E string fretted throughout/vib.w/Bar)

---------------------------------------------------------------------|--------
----------------------------------------------------17b19vvvvvvvvvvvv|vvvvv---
---------------------------------------------------------------------|--------
-7----------6------------------------2-------------------------------|--------
-5----------4------------------------0-------------------------------|--------
---------------------------------------------------------------------|--------
                                                           w/delay

---------------|--------------|-0--0--0--0-|-0--0--0--0---0---0--------10-----
---------------|--------------|-0--0--0--0-|-0--0--0--0---0---0-----10----10--
---------------|--------------|-7--7--7--7-|-9--9--9--9--12--12--12-----------
---------------|--------------|-7--7--7--7-|-9--9--9--9--12--12---------------
---------------|--------------|-5--5--5--5-|-7--7--7--7--10--10---------------
---------------|--------------|-5--5--5--5-|-7--7--7--7--10--10---------------
 Play Riff-A 5x  Play Rhy.3 4x               Repeat this w/fade

------0-0---0----0-0---0----|-------------------------------------------------
------0-0---0----0-0---0----|-------------------------------------------------
--12--7-7---7----7-7---7----|-------------------------------------------------
------7-7---7----7-7---7----|-------------------------------------------------
------5-5---5----5-5---5----|-------------------------------------------------
------5-5---5----5-5---5----|-------------------------------------------------
                              end
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