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Virtuality   Rush








Sent:   Monday, January 05, 1998 4:19 PM

Song:   Virtuality
Artist: Rush
Source: Test for Echo.

Transcription by Matt Rasmussen

Please send any comments to mattrasmussen@mail.utexas.edu

P = pull off
B = bend
\ = slide down
/ = slide up
~~~ = vibrato
N.H. = Natural Harmonic

Guitar I w/heavy distortion & chorus
Intro   
Riff A                                          
                                                        ~~~ w/bar
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|*-------------------------------------------------
|*------------P-------P-----------------P----------
|------------3-0-----5-0---7-----------3-0---------
|---0--3--4------3/5-----6----0--3--4------5---3---

                                           End Riff A
                                                   ~~~ w/bar 
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------7--*|
-------------P-------P-----------------P---6--*|
------------3-0-----5-0---7-----------3-0--7---|
---0--3--4------3/5-----6----0--3--4-----------|



Verse 1
"Like a ship wrecked mariner...."
Riff B                                                 ~~~
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|*-------------------------------------------------
|*------------P-------P-----------------P----------
|------------3-0-----5-0---7-----------3-0---------
|---0--3--4------3/5-----6----0--3--4------5---3---

                                          End Riff B
---------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------8---7---|
-------------P-------P-----------------P---7---6---|
------------3-0-----5-0---7-----------3-0--8---7---|
---0--3--4------3/5-----6----0--3--4---------------|



Guitar I
Riff C                                                       End Riff C
   N.H.............................................................]
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|*----------------------------------------------------(5)-------(5)--*|
|*------------------------(5)-------------------------(5)--(5)--(5)--*|
|--------------------(5)-------------------------(5)-------(5)--------|
|--(5)--(5)-(5)-(4)------------(5)--(5)-(5)-(4)-----------------------|



"I’m a castaway........"
N.H.............................................................]
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|*----------------------------------------------------(5)-------(5)--*|
|*------------------------(5)-------------------------(5)--(5)--(5)--*|
|--------------------(5)-------------------------(5)-------(5)--------|
|--(5)--(5)-(5)-(4)------------(5)--(5)-(5)-(4)-----------------------|




Chorus w/Guitar II (acoustic) playing the same thing
"Net boy   Net girl......."
Riff D
|--------------------------------
|--------------------------------
|*---------5---------------------
|*--2------5------5------7---5---
|---2------3------5------7---5---
|---0-------------3------5---3---

"Let your fingers walk and...."
                        End Riff D
------------------------2--3-2--|
------------------------3--3-3--|
----------5-------------2--2-2-*|
---2------5------5------0--0-0-*|
---2------3------5--------------|
---0-------------3--------------|




Guitar III 
"I can save the universe in a ..."
Riff E                                                  End Riff E
N.H...................................................]
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--5-5-5-5-4-4-3-3-2.4-2.4-2-2-2.4-2.4-3-3-4-4-5-5-5-5---|




Bridge
"Let’s dance tonight....."
Riff F
|-------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------
|*------------------------------------
|*--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---
|---3/5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---
|-------------------------------------
                        End Riff F
---------------------------------|
---------------------------------|
--------------------------------*|
---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--*|
---5-3-3-5---5-3-3-0---0-3-3/5---|
---------------------------------|



Solo (play twice)
                     ~~~
|-------------------------------------------10\-
|-----------9-----10-----------9-----10---------
|---9--9-9-----9-------9--9-9-----9------9------
|-----------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------
                 ~~~
-----------------------------------------------|
--------9-----10------------9-----10-----9B\---|
9--9-9-----9--------9--9-9-----9------9--------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|

2nd time.
---0---0--0---|
---3---3--3---|
---2---2--2---|
---0---0--0---|
--------------|
--------------|



Outro
Riff G
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------8-8-7---
|-------------P-------P-----------------P--7-7-6---
|------------3-0-----5-0---7-----------3-0-8-8-7---
|---0--3--4------3/5-----6----0--3--4--------------

-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|

-------------------------------------------7---|
-------------P-------P-----------------P---6---|
------------3-0-----5-0---7-----------3-0--7---|
---0--3--4------3/5-----6----0--3--4-----------|



|-------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------8-8-7--
|-------------P-------P-----------------P--7-7-6--
|------------3-0-----5-0---7-----------3-0-8-8-7--
|---0--3--4------3/5-----6----0--3--4-------------
                                                End Riff G
                                                w/echo repeat
                                                            ~~~
--------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------|
----------P-------P-----------------P-------------------|
---------3-0-----5-0---7-----------3-0------------------|
0--3--4------3/5-----6----0--3--4------5--3-----5---3---|



Ok here are the riffs with the music:

Intro: Riff A

Riff B
    Like a shipwrecked mariner adrift on an unknow sea
    Clinging to the wreckage of the lost ship Fantasy

Riff C
    I'm a castaway stranded in a desolate land
    I can see the footprints in the virtual sand

RIff A

Riff D
    Net boy, net girl
    Send your signal round the world
    Let your fingers walk and talk
    and set you free

Riff D
    Net boy, net girl
    Send your message round the world
    Put your message in a modem
    and throw it in the Cyber Sea

Riff A

Riff B
    Astronauts in weightlessness of pixellated space
    Exchange graffiti with a disembodied race

Riff C and Riff E
    I can save the universe in a grain of sand
    I can hold the future in my virtual hand

Riff D
    Net boy, net girl
    Send your signal round the world
    Let your fingers walk and talk
    and set you free

Riff D
    Net boy, net girl
    Send your message round the world
    Put your message in a modem
    and throw it in the Cyber Sea

Bridge

Riff F
    Let's dance tonight
    to a virtual song
    Press this key
    and you can play along

Riff F
    Let's fly tonight
    On our virtual wings
    Press this key
    to see amazing things

Solo

Riff A

Riff B
    Like a pair of vagabonds who wave between to passing trains
    Or the glimpse of a woman's smile through a window in the rain

Riff C and Riff E
    I can smell her perfume, I can taste her lips
    I can feel the voltage from her fingertips

Riff D
    Net boy, net girl
    Send your signal round the world
    Let your fingers walk and talk
    and set you free

Riff D
    Net boy, net girl
    Send your heartbeat round the world
    Put your message in a modem
    and throw it in the Cyber Sea

Outro:Riff G



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