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Test for Echo guitar tab

Rush: Test for Echo
From the album (Atlantic Records)
Copyright 1996 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee and Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart and Dubois

Transcribed by Travis Lausch 
Last Update: 2003-03-10

This is almost entirely based on Judy Letostak's tab, but her tab was
missing one vital element, The first and third chorus. I have included it,
and made some revisions to the verse sections, and so forth. Still, I am
very sure that this tab is right, and thanks go out to Judy, for helping
me learn this song. I have also included rhythm notation for most of the
song. Wherever there is none, it is usually a repetition of a previous
rhythm pattern (ie. the verse sections). This song is the bomb, and I hope
this tab helps you master it. This is by far one of Alex Lifeson's finest
moments on "Test For Echo", aside from "Time And Motion". Enjoy!

Tune down 1 step (D G C F A D) All notes and chords sound one step lower
than written.

Rhy Fig 1
  E5                C/E             D/E
  e  e  e  q  Q     e  e  e  q  Q   e  e  e  q  q    e
|----------0------|----------0----|----------0--------------|
|-------------0---|-------------0-|-------------0-----------|
|-------9---------|-------5-------|-------7----------0------|
|----9------------|----5----------|----7--------------------|
|-7---------------|-3-------------|-5-----------------------|
|-0---------------|---------------|-------------------------|

  Am7      Bb7(b5)
  e  e  e  q  q  e
|----------0--------|
|-------------0-----|
|-------0--------0--|End Fig 1
|----2--------------|
|-0--------1--------|
|-------------------|

Chorus w/Fig 1
  E5                C/E             D/E
  e  e  e  q  Q     e  e  e  q  Q   e  e  e  q  q    e
|----------0------|----------0----|----------0--------------|
|-------------0---|-------------0-|-------------0-----------|
|o------9---------|-------5-------|-------7----------0------|
|o---9------------|----5----------|----7--------------------|
|-7---------------|-3-------------|-5-----------------------|
|-0---------------|---------------|-------------------------|

Disregard measure on 2nd repeat
/=========/\========\
  Am7      Bb7(b5)
  e  e  e  q  q  e x4
|----------0--------|
|-------------0-----|
|-------0--------0-o|
|----2-------------o|
|-0--------1--------|
|-------------------|



Riff A
     E5
     e  s s  e  e   e  e  s s  e   e   e  e  s s  e  e  s s  e    x4
||-------------------------------|--------------------------------||
||-------------------------------|--------------------------------||
||o------------------------------|-------------------------------o||
||o-----2p0-----0------0--2p0----|-0------0--2p0-----0-----------o||
||-----------------/5------------|----/5----------------4p2-------||
||---0-------4-----------------4-|----------------4----------3----||

Verse 1

  q  q   e   q    e    +e   Q    e e   q      q   q   e e ee
|--------------------|---------------------|----------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|----------------|
|-----------------7--|-(7)-----------------|----------------|
|----9---7---9----7--|-(7)--9----7h9---7---|------9---7-9--7|
|----7---7---7-------|------7----7-----7---|------7---7-7-7-|
|-0------------------|---------------------|--0-------------|
         __3__
   q  q  s s s  e  q     q    q    e q    e   +e  Q   e e  q
|---------------------|---------------------|------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|------------------|
|--------7/9p7--7-----|-------------------7-|-(7)--------------|
|--7--7--7/9p7-----7--|-------9----7h9----7-|-(7)-9---7h9--7---|
|---------------------|-------7----7--------|-----7---7----7---|
|---------------------|--0------------------|------------------|

  q  q    e  e  e   e    +q e e  g q     e e      q    q
                                A.H.
|-------------------0--|-(0)-------------------|---------------
|-------------------0--|-(0)-------------------|---------------
|---------------7------|---------7h9-----------|---------------
|----9----7--9--9------|----9p7----------9h7---|-------9-------
|----7----7--7---------|-----------------------|--7----7-------
|-0--------------------|-----------------------|--0------------cont.

  e e    e    e    +e     Q   e e   q    q  q   e q     e
-----------------|---------------------|----------------0----|
-----------------|---------------------|---------------------|
--------------7--|-(7)-----------------|---------------------|
--7h9---------7--|-(7)----9---7h9---7--|----9---7h9----------|
--7------7-------|--------7---7-----7--|----7---7------------|
-----------------|---------------------|-0-------------------|

  +e  e  e e q     e  e    q  q   e   q    e    +e  Q   e e   q
|-(0)--------------------|--------------------|------------------|
|------------------------|--------------------|------------------|
|--------7---7-----------|-----------------7--|-(7)-7------------|
|-----9----7h9-----9--7--|----9---7---9-------|-----9---7h9---7--|
|------------------------|----7---7---7-------|---------7-----7--|
|------------------------|-0------------------|------------------|

  q q        e   e   e   e    +e    Q     q      q
                       let ring-------------------
|------------------------0--|-(0)---------0------0---------|
|------------------------0--|-(0)---------0------0---------|
|---9--------7---9---7------|------------------------------|
|---9--------7---9----------|-------9----------------------|
|---------------------------|-------7----------------------|
|-0-------------------------|------------------------------|

Pre-chorus
     E5
     e  s s  e  e   e  e  s s  e   e   e  e  s s  e  e  s s  e    x4
||-------------------------------|--------------------------------||
||-------------------------------|--------------------------------||
||o------------------------------|-------------------------------o||
||o-----2p0-----0------0--2p0----|-0------0--2p0-----0-----------o||
||-----------------/5------------|----/5----------------4p2-------||
||---0-------4-----------------4-|----------------4----------3----||


Choruses 1 and 3
(not 100% sure about it, but it works)

   e  s s s s e  s s s s e  s s   s s e  s s e e e e  e
|--0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-|-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-----|
|--0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-|-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-----|
|--0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-|-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-----|
|--7--7-7-7-7-8--8-8-8-8-9--9-9-|-9-9-10-101010111112-12----|
|--7--7-7-7-7-8--8-8-8-8-9--9-9-|-9-9-10-101010111112-12----|
|--5--5-5-5-5-6--6-6-6-6-7--7-7-|-7-7-8--8-8-8-9-9-10-10----|

   e  s s s s e  s s s s e  s s   s s e  s s e e e
|--0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-|-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0------|
|--0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-|-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0------|
|--0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-|-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0------|
|--7--7-7-7-7-8--8-8-8-8-9--9-9-|-9-9-10-1010101111-----|
|--7--7-7-7-7-8--8-8-8-8-9--9-9-|-9-9-10-1010101111-----|
|--5--5-5-5-5-6--6-6-6-6-7--7-7-|-7-7-8--8-8-8-9-9------|

   e  s s s s e  s s s s e  s s   s s e  s s e e e e  e
|--0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-|-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-----|
|--0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-|-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-----|
|--0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-|-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-----|
|--7--7-7-7-7-8--8-8-8-8-9--9-9-|-9-9-10-101010111112-12----|
|--7--7-7-7-7-8--8-8-8-8-9--9-9-|-9-9-10-101010111112-12----|
|--5--5-5-5-5-6--6-6-6-6-7--7-7-|-7-7-8--8-8-8-9-9-10-10----|

   e  s s s s e  s s s s q        +w
|--0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-8~-----|-(8)----------------------|
|--0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-8~-----|-(8)----------------------|
|--0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-10~----|-(10)---------------------|
|--7--7-7-7-7-8--8-8-8-8-10~----|-(10)---------------------|
|--7--7-7-7-7-8--8-8-8-8-8~-----|-(8)----------------------|
|--5--5-5-5-5-6--6-6-6-6-8~-----|-(8)----------------------|

same rhythm as verses
---------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------
---------------7---------------------------------7-------
-9--9---7--9---7------9---7h9--7------9---7--9---7-------
-7--7---7--7----------7---7----7------7---7--7-----------
-----------------------------------8---------------------


---------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------
--9---7h9----7-------------------------------------------
--7---7------7-------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------


2nd verse

---------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------
-----------------7---------------------------------------
----9---7---9----7--------9----7h9---7---------9---7-9--7
----7---7---7-------------7----7-----7---------7---7-7-7-
-0-------------------------------------------------------


---------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------7----------------
-------5-7~-----------------9----7h9----7---9---7h9--7---
---5h7----------------------7----7----------7---7----7---
-----------------------0---------------------------------

                       A.H.
----------------0----------------------------------------
----------------0----------------------------------------
------------7----------9~--------------------------------
-9----7--9--9----------------5--7~---------------9-------
-7----7--7----------------------------------7----7-------
--------------------------------------------0------------


---------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------
--------------7------------------------------------------
--7h9---------7----------9---7h9---7----9---7h9----------
--7------7---------------7---7-----7----7---7------------
---------------------------------------------------------


---------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------7----7-------------
-----5h7p5---------------9---7---9---------9----7h9---7--
-5h7-------7~------------7---7---7--------------7-----7--
--------------------0------------------------------------

                       let ring------------------
------------------------0---------------0------0---------
------------------------0---------------0------0---------
---9--------7---9---7------------------------------------
---9--------7---9-----------------9----------------------
----------------------------------7----------------------
---------------------------------------------------------

Pre-chorus
     E5
     e  s s  e  e   e  e  s s  e   e   e  e  s s  e  e  s s  e    x4
||-------------------------------|--------------------------------||
||-------------------------------|--------------------------------||
||o------------------------------|-------------------------------o||
||o-----2p0-----0------0--2p0----|-0------0--2p0-----0-----------o||
||-----------------/5------------|----/5----------------4p2-------||
||---0-------4-----------------4-|----------------4----------3----||

Chorus
  E5                C/E             D/E
  e  e  e  q  Q     e  e  e  q  Q   e  e  e  q  q    e
|----------0------|----------0----|----------0--------------|
|-------------0---|-------------0-|-------------0-----------|
|o------9---------|-------5-------|-------7----------0------|
|o---9------------|----5----------|----7--------------------|
|-7---------------|-3-------------|-5-----------------------|
|-0---------------|---------------|-------------------------|

Disregard measure on 2nd repeat
/=========/\========\
  Am7      Bb7(b5)
  e  e  e  q  q  e x4
|----------0--------|
|-------------0-----|
|-------0--------0-o|
|----2-------------o|
|-0--------1--------|
|-------------------|

     E5
     e  s s  e  e   e  e  s s  e   e   e  e  s s  e  e  s s  e
||-------------------------------|--------------------------------||
||-------------------------------|--------------------------------||
||o------------------------------|-------------------------------o||
||o-----2p0-----0------0--2p0----|-0------0--2p0-----0-----------o||
||-----------------/5------------|----/5----------------4p2-------||
||---0-------4-----------------4-|----------------4----------3----||

Guitar Solo
(2nd time, doubled 8va)
  s  s  s  s  e   e  e  q   e     e  e  e  e  s  s  s  s  e  e
|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|o-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
|o------------5b------------5--|-----------5--------------------|
|-7--7--7--7------7--5--7~-----|--7--5--7-----------------5-----|
|------------------------------|--------------7--7--7--7-----7--|

   e  e  e   e  e  q   e     e  e  e  e  s s  s  s  s s s s
|-------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------------o|
|--------5b------------5--|-----------5---------------------o|
|------------7--5--7~-----|--7--5--7-----7/9--9--9--7h9-9-9--|
|--8--8-------------------|----------------------------------|

Half Time
2.                           *q  *s s  s *s*h      g  s  H.+s
1. w            s  s  H.      w                w
                                Gtr. 2---|        ---------|
|------------|-------------|-----------------|---------------|
|------------|-------------|-----------------|---------------|
|------------|--------0----|-----------------|-0-------------|
|------------|-----2-------|--------12h14----|-2---12/14\12~-|
|--2---------|--3----------|--2--------------|-3-------------|
|--0---------|-------------|--0--------------|-----10/12\10~-|


Normal
 *e s  s  e  e  g  h     +h+e e  q       e  e  s  s  e  q    *q  e e q e e
|----------------------|--------------|---------------------|--------0-----|
|----------------------|------12h15~--|-(15)----------------|--------------|
|----------------------|--------------|--------------12h16~\|----9-7-9-----|
|----------------------|--------------|--------12h14--------|----------7-5-|
|---------10-12-12/14--|-(14\)--------|-----14--------------|--------------|
|---10/12--------------|--------------|---------------------|--------------|

  q   q   e   q   s  s      e  s  s  e  e   e    e  q
|-----------------------|------------------------------|
|---------15--12-----12-|------------------------12----|
|-----------------------|---14-------12-12--14bf----14-|
|-7~--7~----------14----|------12h14-------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------------------|

  q  q  q   e  e    q  q  q   q
|-7--7--7---7--7--|-7--7--7-----------|
|-7--8--7---8--8--|-7--8--7-----------|
|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-----------x\------|

w/chorus 1 chords
  e   s  s  e  e   e  s  s  e  e  x7    w
|-17--17-17-17-17--17-17-17-17-17--|----13~w/bar----------|
|-17--17-17-17-17--17-17-17-17-17--|----13~---------------|
|o--------------------------------o|----------------------|
|o--------------------------------o|----------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------|

same as verse rhythm
----------------------0----------------------------------
----------------------0----------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------
-------4----2----4---------4---2----4---2-------4---2-4--
-2-----2----2----2---------2---2----2---2-------2---2-2--
---------------------------------------------3-----------


-0-------------------------------------------------------
-0-------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------
------4---2---4---2--------------------------------------
------2---2---2---2--------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------

Rhy Fig 5  (3x)

  e  e  e  q  q  e     e  e  e  q  q  e
|----------0--------|-----------0--------------------------|
|-------------0-----|--------------0-----------------------|
|o------4--------4-o|o-------4--------4-------------------o|
|o---4-------------o|o----4-------------------------------o|
|-2-----------------|--------------------------------------|
|-------------------|--3-----------------------------------|

Pre Chorus
     E5
     e  s s  e  e   e  e  s s  e   e   e  e  s s  e  e  s s  e    x4
||-------------------------------|--------------------------------||
||-------------------------------|--------------------------------||
||o------------------------------|-------------------------------o||
||o-----2p0-----0------0--2p0----|-0------0--2p0-----0-----------o||
||-----------------/5------------|----/5----------------4p2-------||
||---0-------4-----------------4-|----------------4----------3----||

Chorus Outro W Fig 1
  E5                C/E             D/E
  e  e  e  q  Q     e  e  e  q  Q   e  e  e  q  q    e
|----------0------|----------0----|----------0--------------|
|-------------0---|-------------0-|-------------0-----------|
|o------9---------|-------5-------|-------7----------0------|
|o---9------------|----5----------|----7--------------------|
|-7---------------|-3-------------|-5-----------------------|
|-0---------------|---------------|-------------------------|

Disregard measure on 2nd and 4th repeats
/=========/\========\
  Am7      Bb7(b5)
  e  e  e  q  q  e x6
|----------0--------|
|-------------0-----|
|-------0--------0-o|
|----2-------------o|
|-0--------1--------|
|-------------------|


     E5
     e  s s  e  e   e  e  s s  e   e   e  e  s s  e  e  s s  e    x3
||-------------------------------|--------------------------------||
||-------------------------------|--------------------------------||
||o------------------------------|-------------------------------o||
||o-----2p0-----0------0--2p0----|-0------0--2p0-----0-----------o||
||-----------------/5------------|----/5----------------4p2-------||
||---0-------4-----------------4-|----------------4----------3----||

   e    *H.
|------------------------------------------------------------||
|------------------------------------------------------------||
|------------------------------------------------------------||
|--2---------------------------------------------------------||
|--2---------------------------------------------------------||
|--0---------------------------------------------------------||
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