Xanadu

Rush


Subject : Xanadu tabs
Transcription by Charles Grogan (s3sijdp@sae.towson.edu)
intro riff 1
--12-------11---------12------11-------- -----10-12----9--10------10-12---9--10-- 9-------------------9------------------- ---------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------
main theme 2 3
--0-|---------------------------------|---------------------------------- --0-|---------------------------------|---------------------------------- --4-|---------------------------------|---------------------------------- --2-|-0-------4-2-0---0---------------|---------------------------------- --2-|---4-2-0-------4---4-2-0->-4-2-0-|---------------------------------- 0---|---------------------------------|----------------------------------
long scale after main theme 4
----------------------------------------------------------------0-|---------- ----------------------------------------------------------------0-|---------- ----------------------------------------------------------------4-|---------- 0-------4-2-0---2-0-----0---------------------------------------2-|---------- --4-2-0-------4-----4-2---4-2-0-4-2-0---2-0-----0-------------2-2-|---------- --------------------------------------4-----4-2---4-2-0-4-2-0---0-|----------
chord work:
First time- guitar, percussion and synth come in 2nd-bass comes in 3rd-full drums kit, synth fades out 5
---5--2--0--0--- 9--7--4--2--0--- 9--7--4--2--4--- 9--7--4--2--5--- 7--5--2--0--5--- ------------3---
Fourth time: 6
---5-2-0----0-----0-------0---0-----------0----0-0-0- -9-7-4-2--2----0-------0-------0-----------0---0-0-0- -9-7-4-2-2---4-------3-----1-----1-----------1-4-3-6- -9-7-4-2-----5-----4-------2-----------2-------5-3-7- -7-5-2-0-----5-----4-------2---------2---------5-2-7- -------------3-----2-------0-------0-----------3-2-5-
7
-------0-----------0------0-0-0- ---------0-----------0----0-0-0- -----------1-----------1--4-3-8- -----2-----------2--------5-4-9- ---2-----------2----------5-4-9- -0-----------0------------3-2-7-
Progression during lyrics ('To seek...')
8 9
0-0-------0---|-0-0-------0---|-------------------------------------- 0-0-----0---0-|-0-0-----0---0-|-------------------------------------- 1-3---3-------|-8-6---6-------|-------------------------------------- 2-4-4---------|-9-7-7---------|-------------------------------------- 2-4-----------|-9-7-----------|-------------------------------------- 0-2-----------|-7-5-----------|--------------------------------------
In between '..Paradise' and 'I had heard..'
10
2-0-3-1-0------------------------------------------------------------ 3-1-3-1-0------------------------------------------------------------ 2-2-4-2-1------------------------------------------------------------ 0-2-5-3-2------------------------------------------------------------ --0-5-3-2------------------------------------------------------------ ----3-1-0------------------------------------------------------------
Then the chord sequence during 'I have heard...' etc. Here I've pinned down all chords, for it's not all repetition.
11
E G A G E B A G A E B A G A E G A G E|
The second one runs from 'I scaled the frozen...'
12
E G A G E B A G A E B A G A E G A G E| E G
and going over in the picking passage.
13 14

------------------0-----------|-------------------0------------------ ----3-------3-------3---------|-----3-------3-------3---------------- --2---0---2---0-------0-------|-------0-------0-------0-------------- 0-----------------------------|---7-------7-------------------------- --------1-------3-------------|-5---------------3-------------------- ------------------------3-2-0-|---------6---------------3-2-0--------
Two versions here, the first one is how Alex plays it, the second one just a different fingering. See what suits you best.
Solo:
15
--------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------17!--19!--19->-(21)!--21->-(22)!-------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- 0->-(2)--0->-(2)-----------------------------------------------------
16
--------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------_-------- -----9-11->-(13)-(13)->-11!------11-11-9-11->-(13)-(13)->-11-9----9!- 9-11------------------------9-11-------------------------------11---- --------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------
17
--------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- 7-6-4-------------------------------------11->-(12)->-11-9!---------- ------7-5-4-5-4------------------------------------------------------ ----------------7-5-4-0---------------------------------------------- ------------------------2->-(3)-(3)->-2-0----------------------------
18
------------------------12------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- 9->-(11)--9->-(11)->-9!---------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------
19 20 _ |-15-12----12-|-15->-(17)-15-15-15-15-14-12--------------------------- |-------15----|-----------------------------15-14-12------------------ |-------------|--------------------------------------14-13-12--------- |-------------|-----------------------------------------------14-13-12 |-------------|------------------------------------------------------- |-------------|------------------------------------------------------- [two times]
21 22 _ _ -----------|------------------------_------12-15----12-15----|------- -----------|---------------_------12-15----------15-------15-|------- -----------|---------_---12-14----------14-------------------|------- -----------|---_---12-14-------14----------------------------|------- 14-13-12---|-12-14-------------------------------------------|------- ---------15|-------------------------------------------------|-------
23
---------------------------------------17->-(19)-(19)->-17-17-15->-14 17->-(19)--17->-(19)-17-17->-(19)->-17------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------
24 25
--------|-----2-------------0-------------3----------------1--------- 17-15->-|-------3-------------1-------------3------------1----------- --------|---2-------------------------------------------------------- --------|-0---------------2------------------------------------------ --------|---------------0---------------5--------------3------------- --------|-----------------------------3--------------1---------------
26 27
-------------------------16-|-0------ -17--------------17---------|-0------ -------16------------16-----|-4------ ---14-----------------------|-2------ ----------14----------------|-2------ ----------------------------|-0------
------ Explanation on used symbols:
| - A pair of these indicate a part of music, not the usuals bars. : - Indicates that a part is to be repeated. This may be ommited, you should hear it too. _ - Indicates a hammer-on or pull-off (You should know which is appropriate) > - Indicates a bend-up or down or a slide. With a bend, the note to bend to is between '(' and ')'. Use the whammy for a downbend. With a slide, the follow-up note is the one to be slid to. ! - Indicates vibrato. ^ - Indicates harmonics. Is printed below the note.
For corrections or questions on the tabs, contact the author. If no e-mail address is included, contact Frank or Jason, addresses below.
For remarks, suggestions or additions on the tab 'archive', contact:
Frank or Jason (schaaphe@serc.nl) (bold%astroatc.uucp@cs.wisc.edu)
HAPPY PLAYING!!

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