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I’m working on it. I feel I’ve got an outside chance at it.
Haha, I'm the opposite - I didn't know any Rush material until my late 40s. My son and I have really gotten into Rush a lot the last couple of years, and I've been learning random Rush tunes since. I literally just sat down and learned Spirit of the Radio a month or so ago.I could play it when I was 14 but I don't know how to play it anymore.
Is the last sixteenth note of the third beat (right before the triplet) really an open B? I always had it as an open E.I've seen a bunch of people incorrectly play & "teach" the opening riff.
Practice with a metronome & gradually speed up!
In E major
Oh yeah, starting with the R30 Tour, IIRC, Lerxst started doing a D to open B-string pull-off using his LH middle finger. You can see this on the R30 Tour video.
Originally, Lifeson plays it as an open E on the record & changed it during the R30 Tour which is annotated on the pic I posted. When I first saw what he was doing I thought it was weird & asking why he was pushing up his LH middle finger, then realized he was doing a slur from D natural to B natural on the B-string.Is the last sixteenth note of the third beat (right before the triplet) really an open B? I always had it as an open E.
I've heard it as a D natural in various bootleg recordings from different tours.Also, I thought I'd seen a Lifeson video where he was slurring the third sixteenth note of beats one and three to a D# to give it that D# as a brief passing 32nd note passing tone between the D and open E.