Rush: Discovery
From the album 2112 (Mercury Records)
Copyright 1976 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart

Transcribed by Joost de Moel, Jimmy Pena, Branden Robinson, and C. D. Bruce


   This section (0:00 to X:XX) is in "free time", there is no specific
   time signature or note values provided.  Listen to the recording
   to get a feel for the duration of each note.
e|----------------------------0--------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------0-------------------------------------------|
G|------------------0---------------------0--------------------------|
D|-------------0--------------------0-----------------0--------0-----|
A|--------0---------------------------------------0--------0---------|
E|-0-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------2--------2------------------------------------------------|
D|-----0----------------------0-----<7>------------0------0.---------|
A|-0------------0----------0-----<5>------------0-------0--------<7>-|
E|-------------------------------------------0--------0-------<5>----|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------3-------h---3---5------|
G|-----------------------------2-----------2---------0-2-------------|
D|-----------------0-------0------------0----------------------------|
A|-----0-------0-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-0-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-3-5-3-2---------------------------------------0-------------------|
B|----------3-----3------3-----------0-----------1-------------------|
G|------------2-----2----2-----------0-----------0-------------------|
D|-----------------------0-----------0-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-2-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-----------0-----------3----------<7>----------------------------|
G|-2-----------0-----------2--------------<7>-----------<12>---------|
D|-0-----------0-----------0--------------------<12>-----------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------<12>-------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------7------------------7---------------|
B|-3---5---3--------------------8-----------------8------------------|
G|-2---5---2--<5>------------------------------7---------------------|
D|-0---0---0-----------------------------------------------0---------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

   4/4 Slowly, clean tone, slight reverb
   G/D                               D

e|-7-----------7-----------7\------|-2-----------2-------------------|
B|-8-----------8-------8---8\------|-3-----------3-------3---3-------|
G|-7-------7---7-------7---7\------|-2-------2---2-------2---2-------|
D|-0-------------------0---0-------|-0-------------------0---0-------|
A|---------------------------------|-----------------------------0---|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   G6/B            CaddD   G6/B      A7

e|-----------------0-------0-------|-0-----------0-------------------|
B|-3---------------5\--3---3\--2---|-2-------------------2---2-------|
G|-0---------------0-------0-------|-0-------0---------------0-------|
D|-0---------------0-------0-------|-2-----------------------2-------|
A|-2-------2/--3---3\--2---2\------|-0-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   G/D                               D

e|-7-----------7-----------7\------|-2-----------2-----------2-------|
B|-8-------------------8---8\------|-3-------------------3---3-------|
G|-7-------7---------------7\------|-2-----------------------2-------|
D|-0-----------------------0-------|-0-------0---------------0-------|
A|---------------------------------|-----------------------------0---|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   G6/B            CaddD   G6/B      A7
   1       2       3       4         1       2       3       4
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8     1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8

e|-----------------0-------0-------|-0-----------0-------------------|
B|-3-------3/--5---5\--3---3\--2---|-2-------------------2---2-------|
G|-0-------0-------0-------0-------|-0-------0---------------0-------|
D|-0-------0-------0-------0-------|-2-----------------------2-------|
A|-2-------2/--3---3\--2---2\------|-0-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   G/D                               D

e|-7-----------7-----------7\------|-2-------------------2-----------|
B|-8-------------------8---8\------|-3------h----------------3-------|
G|-7-------7---------------7\------|-2-----2-3--2--------------------|
D|-0-----------------------0-------|-0-------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|-----------------------------0---|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   G6/B            CaddD   G6/B      A7

e|-----------------0-------0-------|-0-------------------0-----------|
B|-3-------3/--5---5\--3---3\--2---|-2-----------------------2-------|
G|-0-------0-------0-------0-------|-0-----------0-------------------|
D|-0-------0-------0-------0-------|-2-------2-------------------0---|
A|-2-------2/--3---3\--2---2\------|-0-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   G/D                               D

e|-7-----------7-----------7\------|-2-----------2-------------------|
B|-8-------------------8---8\------|-3-------------------3-----------|
G|-7-------7---------------7\------|-2-------2-----------------------|
D|-0-----------------------0-------|-0-------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|-----------------------------0---|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   G6/B            CaddD   G6/B      A7

e|-----------------0-------0-------|-0-------------------------------|
B|-3------3/---5---5\------3\------|-2---------------2-------2-------|
G|-0------0--------0-------0-------|-0-------------------0---0-------|
D|-0------0--------0-------0-------|-2-----------0-----------2-------|
A|-2------2/---3---3\------2\------|-0-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   Repeat 3 times, gradually increasing tempo
   G/D         C/D             A/D               D       C/D     G/D
   Q           q       q       e     Q           q       q       e
e|-7-----------8-------8-------9---|-9-----------10------12\-----7---|
B|-8-----------8-------8-------10--|-10----------10------13\-----8---|
G|o7-----------9-------9-------9---|-9-----------11------12\-----7--o|
D|o0-----------0-------0-------0---|-0-----------0-------0-------0--o|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   G/D         C/D             A/D               D       C/D
   Q           q       q       e     Q           q       q       e
e|-7-----------8-------8-------9---|-9-----------10------12\---------|
B|-8-----------8-------8-------10--|-10----------10------13\---------|
G|-7-----------9-------9-------9---|-9-----------11------12\---------|
D|-0-----------0-------0-------0---|-0-----------0-------0-------0---|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   Repeat 3 times
   D       C       Csus2   D   Dsus2     Dsus4   G       Gsus2   D
   q       q       q       e   q         q       q       q       e
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-7-------5-------3-------7---5---|-----8-------12------10------7---|
G|o7-------5-------5-------7---7---|-----7-------12------12------7--o|
D|o7-------5-------5-------7---7---|-----7-------12------12------7--o|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   D       G       Dsus2   D         C           G       Gsus2
   q       q       q       q         q           q       q
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-7-------12------5-------7-------|-5-----------12------10----------|
G|-7-------12------7-------7-------|-5-----------12------12----------|
D|-7-------12------7-------7-------|-5-----------12------12----------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   D       G       Dsus2   D         C           C       Csus2
   q       q       q       q         q           q       q
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-7-------12------5-------7-------|-5-----------5-------3-----------|
G|-7-------12------7-------7-------|-5-----------5-------5-----------|
D|-7-------12------7-------7-------|-5-----------5-------5-----------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


   D               D/C               G/B
   h   e   e   e   h   e   e   e     w       e   e   e   e   e   e
e|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-3---------------3---------------|-3-------------------------------|
G|-2--(2)--2---2---2---------------|-0-------0---0---0---0---0---0---|
D|-0--(0)--0---0---0---0---0---0---|-0-------0---0---0---0---0---0---|
A|-----------------3---3---3---3---|-2-------2---2---2---2---2---2---|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   C            G/B                  A7
   h      q        h       q         w       e   e   e   e   e   e
e|-0---------------3---------------|-0-------------------------------|
B|-5---------------3---------------|-2-------------------------------|
G|-0---------------0---------------|-0-------0---0---0---0---0---0---|
D|-0------0--------0-------0-------|-2-------2---2---2---2---2---2---|
A|-3------3--------2-------2-------|-0-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


   e   e   e   e   e   e   e   e     e   e   e   e   e   e   e   e
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
D|-12--12--12--12\-9---9---9---9/--|-11--11--11--11\-7---7---7---7/--|
A|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


   e   e   e   e   e   e   e   e     e   e   e   e   e   e   e   e
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
D|-9---9---9---9\--5---5---5---5/--|-7---7---7---7\--4---4---4---4/--|
A|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


   e   e   e   e   e   e   e   e     e   e   e   e   e   e   e   e
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
D|-5---5---5---5\--2---2---2---2/--|-7---7---7---7\--4---4---4---4/--|
A|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


   Rit.
   e   e   e   e   e   e   e   e
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
D|-5---5---5---5\--0---0---0---0---|
A|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
E|---------------------------------|

   A                                   D         E
   q     s e   s s   s e   s s q       s s s e   q     s s s s   e
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-------2-----2h3---2-----3p2-----|---7-7h8-7---9-----9-9h109-------|
G|-2-----------2-------------------|---7-7---7---9-----9-9---9-------|
D|-2-------2---2h4-----2---4p2-2---|---7-7h9-7---9-----9-9h119-------|
A|-0-----------------------0---0---|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-----------------------------0---|

   Repeat 3 times
   A                                   D         E
   q     s e   s s   s e   s s q       s s s e   q     s s s s   e
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-------2-----2h3---2-----3p2-----|---7-7h8-7---9-----9-9h109-------|
G|o------------2-------------------|---7-7---7---9-----9-9---9------o|
D|o--------2---2h4-----2---4p2-2---|---7-7h9-7---9-----9-9h119------o|
A|-0-----------------------0---0---|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-----------------------------0---|

   A                                   D         E
   q     s e   s s   s e   s s q       s s s e   q     s s s s   e
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-------2-----2h3---2-----3p2-----|---7-7h8-7---9-----9-9h109-------|
G|o------------2-------------------|---7-7---7---9-----9-9---9------o|
D|o2-------2---2h4-----2---4p2-2---|---7-7h9-7---9-----9-9h119------o|
A|-------------------------0---0---|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-----------------------------0---|


Prologue:

"Behind my beloved waterfall, in the little room that was hidden
beneath the cave, I found it.  I brushed away the dust of the years,
and picked it up, holding it reverently in my hands.  I had no idea
what it might be, but it was beautiful"

"I learned to lay my fingers across the wires, and to turn the keys
to make them sound differently.  As I struck the wires with my other
hand, I produced my first harmonious sounds, and soon my own music!
How different it could be from the music of the Temples!  I can't
wait to tell the priests about it!..."

Lyrics:

What can this strange device be?
When I touch it, it gives forth a sound
It's got wires that vibrate and give music
What can this thing be that I found?

See how it sings like a sad heart
And joyously screams out its pain
Sounds that build high like a mountain
Or notes that fall gently like rain.

I can't wait to share this new wonder
The people will all see its light
Let them all make their own music
The Priests praise my name on this night.

   1       2       3       4         1       2       3       4
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8     1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Tabulature Explanation:
| = bar separating measures
~ = vibrato
x = percussive note with no pitch; muted note
. = staccato; mute the note immediately after striking it
h = hammer
p = pull
s = slide (used when \ or / don't fit)
^ = bend string up to indicated pitch/fret shown in parenthesis ()
r = release bend (string/fret may be indicated)
t = fret board tap (not many of these with Rush)
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
x/= pick slide up
x\= pick slide down
<5> = natural harmonic (lightly touch the string at fret indicated)
[5] = artificial harmonic (use thumb to follow through the pick attack)
o =\ repeat sign
o =/
D.C. = "Da capo" - means "from the head", when you see these initials you '
       go back to the beginning of the piece of music.
D.S. = "Dal segno" - means "from the sign", go back in the tabulature
       only as far as the (%) sign.
Coda = A passage at the end of a movement or composition that brings
       it to a formal close.
Al Coda = means "to the tail", tells you that you must go to the end
          section which starts with the Coda sign (+).
R.F. = repeat and fade
rit. = "ritardando" - Gradually slowing in tempo; ritarding.

Other pertinent information:
  Tempo:  1/4 note = ???
  Tuning:  Standard [EADGBe].
  Key signature:
  Effects:  Reverb

  Chord Chart Below for major chords used:
            D                       C                      G/B
  e |---|-O-|---|---|     e 0---|---|---|---|     e |---|---|-O-|---|
  B |---|---|-O-|---|     B |-O-|---|---|---|     B |---|---|-O-|---|
  G |---|-O-|---|---|     G 0---|---|---|---|     G 0---|---|---|---|
  D 0---|---|---|---|     D |---|-O-|---|---|     D 0---|---|---|---|
  A |---|---|---|---|     A |---|---|-O-|---|     A |---|-O-|---|---|
  E |---|---|---|---|     E |---|---|---|---|     E |---|---|---|---|

          Dm/F                    Dsus2                     F
  e |-O-|---|---|---|     e 0---|---|---|---|     e |(O-|---|---|---|
  B |---|---|-O-|---|     B |---|---|-O-|---|     B |(O-|---|---|---|
  G |---|-O-|---|---|     G |---|-O-|---|---|     G |(--|-O-|---|---|
  D |---|---|-O-|---|     D 0---|---|---|---|     D |(--|---|-O-|---|
  A |---|---|---|---|     A |---|---|---|---|     A |(--|---|-O-|---|
  E |---|---|---|---|     E |---|---|---|---|     E |(O-|---|---|---|


Tablature Format

This Tablature is based on the format below:
   4/4                               <--Time Signature & Effects Line
   D                                 <--Chord Line
   e   e   e   q       q       e     <--Note Duration Line (table below)
e|---------2-----------------------|G<--High E string
B|-------------3-------------------|T<--B string
G|-----2---------------2-------0---|R<--G string
D|-0-------------------------------|1<--D string
A|---------------------------------| <--A string
E|---------------------------------| <--E string
   1       2       3       4        ^=Space identifies guitar or keys
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8     <--Eighth note beat locations

Time Signature
& Effects Line:  Indicates 4/4, 3/4, 7/8, etc.  It is only
                 shown for initial time signature indication or
                 changes in time signature.  Also provides
                 effects information, e.g., distortion on
                 or off, wha wha on, etc.
Chord Line:  Provides the chord name for the chords used in the
             tab below.
Note Duration Line:  Provides the "value" of each note, e.g., whole,
                     half, quarter, etc.
String lines:  Represent the strings of a guitar.  The tab is laid
               out as if you placed a right handed guitar on your
               lap, string side up.  A vertical line character "|"
               represents a bar between measures.  A dash "-" represents
               each string.  The numbers indicate which fret should
               be fingered to sound the note.  The first space after
               every bar is a blank space that is never used.  Quarter
               notes are separated by 7 dashes, eighth notes are
               separated by 3 dashes, sixteenth notes by 1 dash.
               In an effort to make the "ASCI" tab look as much like
               tab in a music book, the notes are spaced out as
               accurately as possible.  In the event the the notes will
               not fit into the standard format shown above the tab is
               expanded (usually required for solos).

Note Duration Table:
w = Whole note
h = Half note
H = Dotted half note
q = Quarter note
Q = Dotted Quater note
e = Eigth note
E = Dotted eigth note
s = Sixteenth note
S = Dotted sixteenth note
t = Thirtysecond note
T = Dotted thirtysecond note