Rush: Grand Designs
From the album Power Windows (Mercury Records)
Copyright 1985 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee and Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart

Comments/corrections to Rich Soto 

Transcribed by: Richard J. Soto
Email: lerxst@zeus.jersey.net

The 12th fret scratchy sound is produced by quickly picking/strumming
the natural harmonics on the 12th fret. This is what it sounds like to me.
It may also be the 12th fret fretted and some right hand muting but, I don't
think so. In the solo, I've seen Alex do "one" long pickslide and not two.
It's two in this studio version.

----------------------------------------------------|-------------------------
--------------7-7---0------------7-7---0------------|-------------------------
--------------7-7---4------------7-7---4------------|-------------------------
--------------7-7---2------------7-7---2------------|-------------------------
--------------5-5---2------------5-5---2------------|-------------------------
--------------------0------------------0------------|-------------------------
 Rhy.1 Play 2x  .                  .

-12^-----------------------------12^------------15-15-15-15-15---------12^----
-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^------------15-15-15-15-15---------12^----
-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^------------16-16-16-16-16---------12^----
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Quick strums to sound abrasive   Ring

-------------------------12^------------15-15-15-15-15----|-----------------|-
-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^------------15-15-15-15-15----|-----------------|-
-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^------------16-16-16-16-16----|-----------12^---|-
----------------------------------------------------------|------12^--------|-
----------------------------------------------------------|-12^-------------|-
----------------------------------------------------------|-----------------|-
                          Ring                              Play 5x

-----------------------------------------------|------------------------------
--------------------3/-------------------------|-----3/------------------2----
--------------------2/-----12------4------2-2--|-----2/-----12------4----2----
----------------0-0-0------12------4------2-2--|-0-0-0------12------4----2----
-----------------------0-0-10--2-2-2--0-0-0-0--|--------0-0-10--2-2-2----0----
-----------------------------------------------|------------------------------
 Rhy.2 Play 3x  x x    x x  .  x x .  x x   .    x x    x x  .  x x .

-----------|------------------------------------------------------------------
-2-2-------|-----3-------12-------4-------2---3-3-3---12-12-12-12-------------
-2-2--2-2--|-----2----12-12---4-4-4---2-2-2---2-2-2---12-12-12-12-------------
-2-2--2-2--|-0-0-0----12-12---4-4-4---2-2-2---0-0-0---12-12-12-12-------5^----
-0-0--0-0--|----------10-10---2-2-2---0-0-0---2-2-2---10-10-10-10---5^--------
-----------|------------------------------------------------------------------
        .        .        .                                     .

---------|--------12^-----------------------------12^-------------------12^---
-----5^--|--------12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-------------------12^---
-5^------|--------12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-------------------12^---
---------|--------------------------------------------------------------------
---------|--------------------------------------------------------------------
---------|--------------------------------------------------------------------
           Rhy.3  Quick strums to sound abrasive   Ring

--------------------------12^-------------------|-----------------------------
--12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-------------------|-----------------------------
--12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-------------------|-----------------------------
------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------
------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------
------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------
 (Rhy.3 continued)         Ring

-------------------------------------------------------|-----------|----------
-0--------7--------0--------7--------------------------|-----------|----------
-4--------7--------4--------7--------2--------4--------|-----------|----------
-2--------7--------2--------7--------2--------4--------|-----------|----------
-2--------5--------2--------5--------0--------2--------|-----------|----------
-0-----------------0-----------------------------------|-----------|----------
 Rhy.4                                                   Play Rhy.3

----------------------15-15-15-15-15-|-----------12^------------|-------------
----------------------15-15-15-15-15-|-----------12^------------|-------------
-----------12^--------12-12-12-12-12-|-----------12^------------|-------------
------12^----------------------------|------12^-----------------|-------------
-12^---------------------------------|-12^----------------------|-------------
-------------------------------------|--------------------------|-------------
 Play 4x                           .              u

--------------|-------------------------------------|-------------------------
--------------|-----3/------------------2-----------|-----3/------------------
--------------|-----2/-----12------4----2---2-2--2--|-----2/-----12------4----
--------------|-0-0-0------12------4----2---2-2--2--|-0-0-0------12---4--4----
--------------|--------0-0-10--2-2-2----0---0-0--0--|---------10-10---2--2----
--------------|-------------------------------------|-------------------------
 Play Rhy.2 3x  x x    x x  .  x x .                              .      .

-----------------------------|-----------|-12^--------------------------12^---
----------3--3/--12-12-12-12-|-----------|-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^--12^-12^-12^---
------2---2--2/--12-12-12-12-|-----------|-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^--12^-12^-12^---
-2-2--2---0--0---12-12-12-12-|-----------|------------------------------------
-0-0--0---3--3/--10-10-10-10-|-----------|------------------------------------
-----------------------------|-----------|------------------------------------
      .                    .   Play Rhy.4                   .           Ring

-12^--------------------------12^--|-------------------------------------|----
-12^--12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^--|-0--------7--------------------------|----
-12^--12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^--|-4--------7--------2--------4--------|----
-----------------------------------|-2--------7--------2--------4--------|----
-----------------------------------|-2--------5--------0--------2--------|----
-----------------------------------|-0-----------------------------------|----
                               Ring

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------5^----------------------5-5-5-5--5--5vv-5/7\5----------------
---------------------------------------------------------------7vvvvvvvv------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Guitar Solo     H(volume swelled)                             A.H.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------/----------------------------------------
-\----------------/-----\------------/------2------4vvvvvvvv---------6--4-----
-\----------------/-----\-------------------2----------------4----4-----------
--------------------------------------------0---------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------0-0----------------------------
 Neck-long Pickslides

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-5/7vvvvvvv-7--9/10vvvvv------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------7-7/11vvvvvvv-7-7h9p7h9p0---------------------vvv---
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                  bar down full, shake while

------------------------------0-----------------------------------7vvvvvvvv---
------------------------------5-------5------------5-7vvvvv-----7-------------
------------------------------------6---6-6-6vvvv-------------7---------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 down 3x, pull up to normal         A.H.---------                  Bar

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-5/7--\5-----5------5/7\5---5/7--\5-----5--------5/7\5---5/7----5-7vvvvvvvvvv-
---------7------7vv-------7---------7-----7vvv---------7------7---------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                               |                  A.H.

-------------------------------|--------------|-----------------------------|-
--5/7-\5----5/7\5--------------|--------------|-----------------------------|-
---------7--------7-7----------|--------------|-----------------------------|-
-------------------------------|--------------|-----------------------------|-
-------------------------------|--------------|-----------------------------|-
-------------------------------|--------------|-----------------------------|-
                   end of solo   Play Rhy.2 5x  Play Rhy.2(2x)& begin Solo#2

----------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------
-----3/-----12--------------|---------------------------|---------------------
-----2/-----12--4-4-4-2-2-2-|---------------------------|---------------------
-0-0-0--0-0-10--4-4-4-2-2-2-|---------------------------|---------------------
----------------2-2-2-0-0-0-|---------------------------|---------------------
----------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------
             .  . . . . . .   Play Rhy.2(2x)& end Solo#2

-15-14-15-17-14--22---------------------------------------------14------------
----------------------------------------------------------15--------15-15vvv--
--------------------19--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------19vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv---------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Solo#2                               Bar                                Bar

-14-------------17----v----------14-----------14------------------------|-----
-----15-15-----------------15--------15-15--------15-15--vv-------------|-----
------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----
------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----
------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----
------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----
                      Bar                                      Solo#2end

-----------|------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------|-----3------------------------3--3---0---0--4--4--2--2--3--3---0--
-----------|-----2------12------4------2--2--2--12--12--4--4--2--2--2--2--12--
-----------|-0-0-0------12--4-4-4--2-2-2--0--0--12--12--4--4--2--2--0--0--12--
-----------|--------0-0-10--2-2-2--0-0-0--x--x--10--10--2--2--0--0--x--x--10--
-----------|------------------------------------------------------------------
 Play Rhy.2  x x .  x x  .

---------------------|-3------------3------------3----------------------------
--0--4--4------------|-2------------2------------2----------------------------
-12--4--4--2-2-2-2-2-|-3------------3------------3------------14--------vvvv--
-12--4--4--2-2-2-2-2-|-0------------0------------0------------14--------vvvv--
-10--2--2--0-0-0-0-0-|----------------------------------------12--------vvvv--
---------------------|--------------------------------------------------------
                                                                        Bar

-3--------------------------------------------------------3-------------3-----
-2------------7-7-7----vvvvvv-----------------------------2-------------2-----
-3------------7-7-7----vvvvvv---14-14-14---14vvvvvvvvvv---3-------------3-----
-0------------7-7-7----vvvvvv---14-14-14---14vvvvvvvvvv---0-------------0-----
--------------5-5-5----vvvvvv---12-12-12---12vvvvvvvvvv-----------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Bar                    Bar   begin fade

---------3--------------------|---------------------------|-------------------
---------2--------------------|---------------------------|-------------------
---------3--------------------|---------------------------|-------------------
---------0--------------------|---------------------------|-------------------
------------------------------|---------------------------|-------------------
------------------------------|---------------------------|-------------------
                                synchopated synths fadeout  end