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Vital Signs bass tab

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

Comments/corrections to Sean Jones 

Transcribed by Erik Habbinga and Sean Jones


    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-|----------------|
|--------------------|-------|----|-------------|-------------|---------5-5-8-8|
+--------------------+-------+----+-8-8---8-8---+-6-6---6-6---+-6-6-6-6--------+


  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
+---------------+-------------+---------+----+-------------+-------------+
|-----R-----6-6-|-----R-----R-|---------|----|-----R-----R-|-----R-----R-|
|-6-6-----------|-------------|---------|----|-------------|-------------|
+-------4-4-----+-8-8---8-8---+-6-6-3-4-+----+-8-8---8-8---+-6-6---6-6---+


  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
+-----------------+---------------+-------------+-------+--------+----+
|-----------------|-----R-----R-6-|-----R-----R-|-------|--------|----|
|---------5-5-8-8-|-6-6-----------|-------------|-----6-|----3---|----|
+-6-6-6-6---------+-------4-4-----+-8-8---8-8---+-6-3---+------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-|-----------------|
|---------------|-------|----|-------------|-------------|---------5-5-8-8-|
+---------------+-------+----+-8-8---8-8---+-6-6---6-6---+-6-6-6-6---------+


  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
+-------------+-------------+-------+---------------+-------------+
|-----R-----R-|-----R-----R-|-------|-R-----R-------|-----R-----R-|
|-6-6---------|-------------|-------|---------------|-------------|
+-------4-4---+-8-8---8-8---+-6-3-4-+---4-4---4-4-4-+-8-8---8-8---+


  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-|-----------------|-----R-----6-6-|-----R-----R-|-------|2:------|
|-------------|---------5-5-8-8-|-6-6-----------|-------------|-----6-|4:----3-|
+-6-6---6-6---+-6-6-4-6---------+-------4-4-----+-8-8---8-8---+-6-3---+--------+


    w   +w   w   +e+h e e  e   +e  e  H   +H  e  e   e  e q  q  q
+-----+----+---+-------------+----------+----------+--------12-10-+
|4:---|----|---|--------8-10-|----------|----------|-8-10-8-------|
|4:---|----|---|-------------|----10-11-|-------11-|--------------|
+---4-+----+-8-+------8------+----------+----11----+--------------+


 +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
+---8-7-8-7------+-------+---------------+-------+-------+-------+-------------
|-----------10-8-|-6---5-|-6-5-----------|-----R-|-----R-|-----R-|-----R-----R-
|----------------|-------|-----8-6-8-6-5-|-------|-------|-------|-------------
+----------------+-------+---------------+-8-8---+-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-|-------------|---|---|-----|----------------|---|-----|
|---|-------|-------|-------------|---|---|-----|----------------|---|-----|
+-8-+-6-6---+-4-4---+-4-4-6-6-4-6-+-8-+-6-+-4-4-+----3-4-3-4-3-6-+-8-+-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
+-------+---------------+---+-------+-------+--------------+-----+-----+-------+
|-------|---------------|---|-------|-------|--------------|-----|-----|-------|
|-------|---------------|---|-------|-------|--------------|-----|-----|-------|
+-4---3-+-4-3-4-3-4-3-6-+-8-+-6-6-6-+-4-4-4-+----3-4-3-6-4-+-8-8-+-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-------|
|-------------|-----|-----|-------|---------|-----|-----------|-----|---------|
+-4-4-4-3-4-6-+-8-8-+-6-6-+-4-4-4-+-4-4-4-6-+-8-8-+-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---|-------------|
+-8-8-+-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---|
|-------------|-----------------|---------|-----------------|---------------|
+-4-4-3-4-4-3-+-4-4-3-4-6-6-4-6-+-8---8---+-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---------|-----|-----|
|---------------|-----|-------------|-----------|---------------|-----|-----|
+-4-4-4-3-4-6-4-+-8-8-+-6-6-6-8-6-3-+-4---4-4---+-4-4---4-4-6-4-+-8-8-+-6-6-+


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     __         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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