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Mystic Rhythms guitar tab

Rush: Mystic Rhythms
From the album Power Windows (Mercury Records)
Copyright 1985 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee and Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart

Transcribed by:
     C. D. Bruce (charlesdbruce@hotmail.com)

Previously transcribed by:
     Richard J. Soto (hrhkinglerxst@home.com)

  Guitar rests 17 measures for drum/bass/synth intro

  Ovation Adamas 6 string acoustic - possibly with chorus.
  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - muted picking - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  e e sse e e e ss  e e sse e e e ss  e e sse e e e ss  e e sse e e e e
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------6-------|---------6-------|---------6-------|---------6-------|
|-----44------4---|-----44------4---|-----44------4---|-----44------4---|
|-4-6---6---6---66|-4-6---6---6---66|-4-6---6---6---66|-4-6---6---6---6-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

 (tab expanded for clarity)
  6 times, vocal enters on 2nd repeat.
      Ebsus2              Eb?           Eb?                 Ebsus2
      e   s s s s e       q             e   s s s s e       q
|-----6---6-6-6-6-6-------6-------|-----6---6-6-6-6-6-------6-------|
|-----6---6-6-6-6-6-------6-------|-----6---6-6-6-6-6-------6-------|
|o----8---8-8-8-8-8-------6-------|-----8---8-8-8-8-8-------8-------|
|o----8---8-8-8-8-8-------8-------|-----6---6-6-6-6-6-------8-------|
|-----6---6-6-6-6-6-------6-------|-----6---6-6-6-6-6-------6-------|
|----(6)-(6-6-6-6-6)-----(6)------|----(6)-(6-6-6-6-6)-----(6)------|

      Gbsus2              Gb?           Gbmaj7              Gb?
      e   s s s s e       q             e   s s s s e       q
|-----9---9-9-9-9-9-------9-------|-----9---9-9-9-9-9-------9-------|
|-----9---9-9-9-9-9-------9-------|-----11--1111111111------9-------|
|-----11--1111111111------10------|-----10--1010101010------10-----o|
|-----11--1111111111------11------|-----11--1111111111------11-----o|
|-----9---9-9-9-9-9-------9-------|-----9---9-9-9-9-9-------9-------|
|-----9---9-9-9-9-9-------9-------|-----9---9-9-9-9-9-------9-------|

 (normal tab width)
  Repeat 4 times
  e e sse e e e ss  e e sse e e e ss  e e sse e e e ss  e e sse e e e ss
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|o--------6-------|---------6-------|---------6-------|---------6------o|
|o----44------4---|-----44------4---|-----44------4---|-----44------4--o|
|-4-6---6---6---66|-4-6---6---6---66|-4-6---6---6---66|-4-6---6---6---66|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

                    Repeat 5 times
                      Ebsus2                            Gbsus2
  e e sse e e e e     e e e q   e e   e e e e e e e e     e e e e e e e
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------6-------|-----6---7---6---|---------9-------|
|---------6-------|o------8-----6---|---------------6-|-------11----10--|
|-----44------4---|o----8---------8-|---8---8---8-----|-----11----11--11|
|-4-6---6---6---6-|---6-------------|-6---------------|---9-------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

 (they throw some delay on this
  part a couple times)
 (tab expanded for clarity)
  e   e   E     s e   e   e   e
|---------------------------------|
|---------11----1111--9-----------|
|-------------------------10-----o|
|-----11----------------------11-o|
|-9-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|

 (normal tab width)
  Repeat 4 times
  e e sse e e e ss  e e sse e e e ss  e e sse e e e ss  e e sse e e e ss
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|o--------6-------|---------6-------|---------6-------|---------6------o|
|o----44------4---|-----44------4---|-----44------4---|-----44------4--o|
|-4-6---6---6---66|-4-6---6---6---66|-4-6---6---6---66|-4-6---6---6---66|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

                    Bridge:
                    with delay
                      Ebsus2                            Gbsus2
  e e sse e e e e     e e e q   e e   e e e e e e q       e e e e e e e
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------6-------|-----6---7---9---|---------9-------|
|---------6-------|o------8-----6---|-----------------|-------11----10--|
|-----44------4---|o----8-----8---8-|---8---8---8-----|-----11----11--11|
|-4-6---6---6---6-|---6-------------|-6---------------|---9-------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  e e e e e e q
|-------------9---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----9---11------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------------o|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---11--11--11---o|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-9---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

                    Electric Guitar
                    Ebsus2
                    q   q   e e e e   q   q   e e q
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-9---7---6-------|-----6-----------|-----------------|
|-----------------|o--6-------8-----|-6-------8-------|-----------------|
|-----------------|o------------8---|-----------8-----|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------------6-|-------------6---|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

                      e e e q   e e   e e q   q   q
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------6-------|-----6---7---9---|-----------------|
|----------------o|-------8-----6---|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------------o|-----8---------8-|---8-------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---6-------------|-6---------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

                    Exit Electric Guitar
                    Repeat 4 times
                    e e sse e e e ss  e e sse e e e ss  e e sse e e e ss
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|o--------6-------|---------6-------|---------6-------|
|-----------------|o----44------4---|-----44------4---|-----44------4---|
|-----------------|-4-6---6---6---66|-4-6---6---6---66|-4-6---6---6---66|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  e e sse e e e ss  e e sse e e e e
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------6------o|---------6-------|
|-----44------4--o|-----44------4---|
|-4-6---6---6---66|-4-6---6---6---6-|
|-----------------|-----------------|

 (tab expanded for clarity)
  Repeat & fade with minor strumming variations
      Ebsus2              Eb?           Eb?                 Ebsus2
      e   s s s s e       q             e   s s s s e       q
|-----6---6-6-6-6-6-------6-------|-----6---6-6-6-6-6-------6-------|
|-----6---6-6-6-6-6-------6-------|-----6---6-6-6-6-6-------6-------|
|o----8---8-8-8-8-8-------6-------|-----8---8-8-8-8-8-------8-------|
|o----8---8-8-8-8-8-------8-------|-----6---6-6-6-6-6-------8-------|
|-----6---6-6-6-6-6-------6-------|-----6---6-6-6-6-6-------6-------|
|----(6)-(6-6-6-6-6)-----(6)------|----(6)-(6-6-6-6-6)-----(6)------|

      Gbsus2              Gb?           Gbmaj7              Gb?
      e   s s s s e       q             e   s s s s e       q
|-----9---9-9-9-9-9-------9-------|-----9---9-9-9-9-9-------9-------|
|-----9---9-9-9-9-9-------9-------|-----11--1111111111------9-------|
|-----11--1111111111------10------|-----10--1010101010------10-----o|
|-----11--1111111111------11------|-----11--1111111111------11-----o|
|-----9---9-9-9-9-9-------9-------|-----9---9-9-9-9-9-------9-------|
|-----9---9-9-9-9-9-------9-------|-----9---9-9-9-9-9-------9-------|


Tablature Contributors:
This transcription was created by C. D. Bruce (charlesdbruce@hotmail.com)
in the format described below.  It was previously transcribed by
Richard J. Soto (hrhkinglerxst@home.com).


Disclaimer:
This tablature represents how the song is played as closely as reasonably
achievable to the studio recording.  Alex Lifeson may have played it
slightly
differently.  The Mystic Rhythms video was used in development of this
transcription.


Revision History:
Revision 00:  02-09-2002.  Initial submittal by C. D. Bruce.


Tablature Explanation:
NT   = Nashville Tuning is when the low E, A, D and G strings are replaced
with
       lighter gauge strings and tuned one octave higher than normal.
|    = bar separating measures
~    = vibrato
x    = percussive note with no pitch; muted note
.    = staccato; mute the note immediately after striking it
h    = hammer
p    = pull
s    = slide (used when \ or / don't fit)
^    = bend string up to indicated pitch/fret shown above the symbol
r    = release bend (string/fret may be indicated)
t    = fret board tap (not many of these with Rush)
/    = slide up
\    = slide down
x/   = pick slide up
x\   = pick slide down
<5>  = natural harmonic (lightly touch the string at fret indicated)
[5]  = artificial harmonic (use thumb to follow through the pick attack)
h5h  = "harp" harmonic (use index finger of picking hand to create a node
       point 12 frets above the fretted note and either the pick or the
       thumb to pluck the string - sounding a pitch one octave higher than
       the fretted note.
o    =\ repeat sign
o    =/
DC   = "Da capo" - means "from the head", when you see these initials
        you go back to the beginning of the piece of music.
DS   = "Dal segno" - means "from the sign", go back in the tabulature
        only as far as the (%) sign.
Coda = A passage at the end of a movement or composition that brings
       it to a formal close.
Al
Coda = means "to the tail", tells you that you must go to the end
          section which starts with the Coda sign (+).
RF   = repeat and fade
Rit  = "ritardando" - Gradually slowing in tempo; retarding.

Other pertinent information:
  Tempo:  1/4 note = ???
  Tuning:  Standard [EADGBe].
  Key signature:
  Effects:  Acoustic guitar/possibly with chorus, ambient reverb,
            delay where noted.

Tablature Format:

This Tablature is based on the format indicated below.

  1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4     <--Quarter note beat locations
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8   <--Eighth note beat locations
                                      <--Effects/Misc Line
  D                 C     G/B         <--Chord Line
  e e e q   q   e   e e e q   e e e   <--Note Duration Line (table below)
|-----2-----------|-----------------| <--High E string
|-------3---------|-----------------| <--B string
|---2-------2---0-|-----0-------0---| <--G string
|-0---------------|---2-------0---0-| <--D string
|-----------------|-3-----2---------| <--A string
|-----------------|-----------------| <--E string

Effects/Misc Line:  Provides effects information, number of repeats, etc.

Chord Line:  Provides the chord name for the chords used in the
             tab below.

Note Duration Line:  Provides the "value" of each note, e.g., whole,
                     half, quarter, etc.

Note Duration Designator Table:
  w = Whole note                   h = Half note
  q = Quarter note                 H = Dotted half note
  Q = Dotted Quarter note          s = Sixteenth note
  e = Eighth note                  S = Dotted sixteenth note
  E = Dotted eighth note           + = Duration exceeds 2 measures
  t = Thirty-second note
  T = Dotted thirty-second note

  Notes with two designations immediately adjacent to each other
  have durations added (e.g., he = half note + eigth note, etc.)

String lines:  Represent the strings of a guitar.  The tab is laid
               out as if you placed a right handed guitar on your
               lap, string side up.  A vertical line character "|"
               represents a bar between measures.  A dash "-" represents
               each string.  The numbers indicate which fret should
               be fingered to sound the note.  The first space after
               every bar is a blank space that is almost never used.
               Quarter notes are separated by 3 dashes, eighth notes
               are separated by 1 dash.  In an effort to make the
               ASCII tab look as much like tab in a music book, the
               notes are spaced out as accurately as possible.  In the
               event the notes will not fit into the format shown above,
               the tab will be expanded (usually only required for
               solos).
  development and support by
dmitry ivanov