Rush: Different Strings
From the album Permanent Waves (Mercury Records)
Copyright 1980 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee and Lifeson
Lyrics by Lee

Comments/corrections to Branden Robinson 

Transcribed by Sean Carroll
Last updated 28 July 1998

Deviations from maintainer's format: Time signatures, rhythm notation,
notes sustaining over bar lines will be shown in rhythm notation only, ^
= bend, r = release bend,(^) = note is pre-bent before picking, ~ =
vibrato only, R = rest, hold = sustain while other note(s) is/are
played, forced = stopped short of rhythm value shown, choke = pick &
nail to bring out artificial harmonics, self-explanatory notes and
headers

Arpeggios (sustain all possible) throughout until solo
                                               Verse

                                              [Repeat 3X.............

   e e e e e e    w       e e e e e e    Q  e    e e e e e e e e   e
x--------------|-------|--------------|-------|--------0---------|----
x--1-----3-----|--5----|--1-----3-----|--5--R-|----------0-------|----
6:-----0-----0-4:-5----6:-----0-----0-2:-5----4:-----5---------5-|----
8:---2-----4---4:------8:---2-----4---4:------4:---7---------7---|----
x--0-----0-----|--0----|--0-----0-----|--0----|--0---------0-----|-5--
x--------------|-------|--------------|-------|------------------|----

                                                    Verse
..................................................] [Repeat 2X........
  e e e e e e e   e e e e e e q   e e e e e e e e    e e e q e q   e
x-----0---------|---------------|-------0---------| -------0-----|-1--
x-------0-------|-------0-------|---------0-------| -2-------2---|----
x---5---------5-|-----2---------|-----5---------5-| -----2-----2-|----
x-7---------7---|---5-------5---|---7---------7---| ---0---------|----
x---------5-----|-3-------2---3-|-5---------5-----| -2-----2---2-|----
x---------------|---------------|-----------------| -------------|-1--


......................................................................
  e e q e q   e e e q e q   e e e e e e e e     Q q q e+  e e e q
x-----1-----|-------0-----|-1-----1-3-----3-|---0-0-----|-------0-----
x-1-----1---|-2-------2---|---1-------3-----|-P-0---0---|-------------
x-----------|-----2-----2-|---------------4*|-E-6-----6-|-------------
x---3-----3-|---0---------|-----3-------5---|-E-7-------|-----7-------
x-----------|-2-----2---2-|-----------------|-W-7-------|---7---------
x-----------|-------------|-1-------3-------|-S-5-------|-------------
* substitute 2nd time

          Chorus
........] Repeat 2X...................................................
  e q      e e e e e e   e+  q e e e q e   e e e e e e e e   e e q e
x-------| -------0---------|-------0-----|-------0-------7-|-----5-0--
x-0-0*--| ---------0-----0-|---------0---|---------0-------|----------
x---6**-| -----5-----5-R-0-|-----0-----0-|-----5-------5---|---5------
x-------| ---7-----------0-|---0---------|---7-------7-----|-7--------
x-------| -8-------------8-|-------------|-0---------------|----------
x-------| -----------------|-------------|-----------------|----------
* first time ** second time

...................................]
  e  q    Q Q  Q  Q  q   Q Q Q Q q        h
x------|--0-0--0--0*-0-|-5-5-5-5-5-| -----0----|
x------|--8-8-10-10*10-|-5-5-5-5-5-| ---P-0----|
x-7----7:-5-5--7--7*-7-|-5-5-5-5-5-| 2:-E-6----6:
x---10-4:-7-7--9--9*-9-|-5-5-5-5-5-| 4:-E-7----8:
x------|--8-8-10-10*10-|-0-0-0-0-0-| ---W-7----|
x------|---------------|-----------| ---S-5----|
* omit what follows 2nd time - measure is 6/4 and then goes to 2/4

                                      Middle & Verse

                                              [Repeat 6X..............

   e e e e e e    w       e e e e e e    Q  e    e e e e e e e e   e
x--------------|-------|--------------|-------|--------0---------|----
x--1-----3-----|--5----|--1-----3-----|--5--R-|----------0-------|----
6:-----0-----0-4:-5----6:-----0-----0-2:-5----4:-----5---------5-|----
8:---2-----4---4:------8:---2-----4---4:------4:---7---------7---|----
x--0-----0-----|--0----|--0-----0-----|--0----|--0---------0-----|-5--
x--------------|-------|--------------|-------|------------------|----

                                                    Verse
..................................................] [Repeat 2X........
  e e e e e e e   e e e e e e q   e e e e e e e e    e e e q e q   e
x-----0---------|---------------|-------0---------| -------0-----|-1--
x-------0-------|-------0-------|---------0-------| -2-------2---|----
x---5---------5-|-----2---------|-----5---------5-| -----2-----2-|----
x-7---------7---|---5-------5---|---7---------7---| ---0---------|----
x---------5-----|-3-------2---3-|-5---------5-----| -2-----2---2-|----
x---------------|---------------|-----------------| -------------|-1--


......................................................................
  e e q e q   e e e q e q   e e e e e e e e     Q q q e+  e e e q
x-----1-----|-------0-----|-1-----1-3-----3-|---0-0-----|-------0-----
x-1-----1---|-2-------2---|---1-------3-----|-P-0---0---|-------------
x-----------|-----2-----2-|---------------4*|-E-6-----6-|-------------
x---3-----3-|---0---------|-----3-------5---|-E-7-------|-----7-------
x-----------|-2-----2---2-|-----------------|-W-7-------|---7---------
x-----------|-------------|-1-------3-------|-S-5-------|-------------
* substitute 2nd time

          Chorus
........] Repeat 2X...................................................
  e q      e e e e e e   e+  q e e e q e   e e e e e e e e   e e q e
x-------| -------0---------|-------0-----|-------0-------7-|-----5-0--
x-0-0*--| ---------0-----0-|---------0---|---------0-------|----------
x---6**-| -----5-----5-R-0-|-----0-----0-|-----5-------5---|---5------
x-------| ---7-----------0-|---0---------|---7-------7-----|-7--------
x-------| -8-------------8-|-------------|-0---------------|----------
x-------| -----------------|-------------|-----------------|----------
* first time ** second time

...................................]
  e  q    Q Q  Q  Q  q   Q Q Q Q q        w+     w
x------|--0-0--0--0*-0-|-5-5-5-5-5-| -----0----|-----|
x------|--8-8-10-10*10-|-5-5-5-5-5-| ---P-0----|-----|
x-7----7:-5-5--7--7*-7-|-5-5-5-5-5-| 4:-E-6----|-----|
x---10-4:-7-7--9--9*-9-|-5-5-5-5-5-| 4:-E-7----|-----|
x------|--8-8-10-10*10-|-0-0-0-0-0-| ---W-7----|-----|
x------|---------------|-----------| ---S-5----|-----|
* omit what follows 2nd time - measure is 6/4 and then goes to 4/4

Solo section
*Muted                                                           Mute
 *h e Q  *h e Q  *h e Q  *h e Q  *h e Q     q q q q    q q q q   e e
x-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-----------|----------|------
x-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-----------|----------|------
x-------|-------|-5-5-R-|-7-7-R-|-------|-5^7r5^7r5-|-^7r5^7r5-|------
x-7-7-R-|-7-7-R-|-5-5---|-7-7---|-7-7-R-|-----------|----------|------
x-7-7---|-5-7---|-3-3---|-5-5---|-7-7---|-----------|----------|-R-7--
x-5-----|-5-----|-3-----|-5-----|-5-----|-----------|----------|------


Mute..........]
  e e e e e e     w+          w+              h+q  q+  q  e  e  Q
x-------------|-------------|--------------|---------|----------------
x---------8---|-------------|--------------|------17-|---13h15p13-----
x-----5-7---7-|-4^5r4^5-----|--------------|-(5)-----|----------------
x-5-7---------|-VERY SLOW RELEASE & RETURN-|---------|----------------
x-------------|-------------|--------------|---------|----------------
x-------------|-------------|--------------|---------|----------------


                                  *Choke
      e    h+e Q     e  Q e  Q   e*q    e q e e    e  e*q   h   h+Q
x-------|----------|-----------|----------------|-------------|-14----
x-------|----------|-----------|----------------|-------------|-15^17-
x-17^19-|-r17hold  |          ]|-R-9^11r9-7-5-R-|----f5-7^9r7-|-------
x-------|-----19---|-R-19-R-19-|----------------|-f7----------|-------
x-------|----------|-----------|----------------|-------------|-------
x-------|----------|-----------|----------------|-------------|-------
f = forced

                              -------3--------       -3--  ---3---
   e        h     h+  q e  e+ q    q      e  e   h+  q  e  e  e  e
x--------|----------|--------------------------|-------------------|--
x--------|----------|-----15^17-(^17)r15-13-15-|-13----12-10h12p10-|--
x--------|-19^21r19-|---0----------------------|-------------------|--
x-19hold |          |  ]-----------------------|-------------------|--
x--------|----------|--------------------------|-------------------|--
x--------|----------|--------------------------|-------------------|--

                 Greasy approximation
                 v
   q h+e   e+  e[s s s s s s] h+   H q+    w      Continue and fade
x------------|-------------------|---0---|------|--------------------|
x----15------|-------------------|---8---|------|--------------------|
x-14-14^16---|-------------------|---7^9-|------|--------------------|
x----------0-|---0-0-0-0-0-0-----|-------|------|--------------------|
x----------0-|---0s1s2s3s4s5--5~-|-------|------|--------------------|
x----------0-|---0s1s2s3s4s5--5~-|-------|------|--------------------|