Rush: Lessons
From the album 2112 (Mercury Records)
Copyright 1976 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee and Lifeson
Lyrics by Lifeson

This song is in the key of A. It switches to E for the chorus.  The solo
is incomplete and may have some mistakes in it.

Jimmy Pena - jimmy@walrus.com

| = not a standard bar line; just used to separate music
~ = vibrato or held note
h = hammer on
p = pull off
s = slide
b = bend string up to indicated pitch/fret
r = release bend to indicated string/fret
/ = slide up from infinity
\ = slide down into infinity
[5] = artificial harmonic (use thumb to follow through the pick attack)
o  \_
o  /   repeat sign (always look for these!)

[Riff 1] - Freely

    A       D    Dsus2       G               D
e:----------2--2--0-----0-0--3~---3-3----7---5----2------------------|
B:--2--2-2--3--3--3-----3-3--3~---3-3----8---7----3------------------|
G:--2--2-2--2--2--2-----2-2--0~---0-0----7---7----2------------------|
D:--2--2-2--0--0--0-----0-0--0~---0-0-------------0------------------|
A:--0--0-0-------------------2~---2-2--------------------------------|
E:---------------------------3~---3-3--------------------------------|
    A       D    Dsus2 G
e:----------2--2--0----3---2---3---2---------------------------------|
B:--2--2-2--3--3--3----3---3---3---3---------------------------------|
G:--2--2-2--2--2--2----0---2---0---2---------------------------------|
D:--2--2-2--0--0--0----0---0---0---0---------------------------------|
A:--0--0-0-------------2-------2-------------------------------------|
E:---------------------3-------3-------------------------------------|

[Riff 2]
                                       ________________________________
    E5              A  B    E     D    |1.  A    |2.  A   G
e:-------------------------------------|---------|---------------------|
B:------------------2--4----9-----7~---|---------|---------------------|
G:o-----------------2--4----9-----7~---|--------o|---------------------|
D:o-2-2-2-2-2-2-----2--4----9-----7~---|----7---o|----7---5------------|
A:--2-2-2-2-2-2-----0--2----7-----5~---|----7----|----7---5------------|
E:--0-0-0-0-0-0------------------------|----5----|----5---3------------|

[Riff 3]
    G5     A5     G5     E5  A5  G5    G5    A5    G5    E5  A5  B5
e:-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B:-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G:-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D:--5--5---7--7---5--5---2---7-------|-5--5--7--7--5--5--2---7---9---|
A:--5--5---7--7---5--5---2---7-------|-5--5--7--7--5--5--2---7---9---|
E:--3--3---5--5---3--3---0---5--3~--0|-3--3--5--5--3--3--0---5---7---|

[Riff 4]
    G5    A5    G5    E5  A5  G5       G5    A5    G5    E5  A5  D5
e:----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B:----------------------------------|----------------------------3---|
G:----------------------------------|------------------------2---2---|
D:--5--5--7--7--5--5--2---7---------|--5--5--7--7--5--5--2---2---0---|
A:--5--5--7--7--5--5--2---7---------|--5--5--7--7--5--5--2---0-------|
E:--3--3--5--5--3--3--0---5---3~--0-|--3--3--5--5--3--3--0-----------|

[Fill 1]
e:-----------------------15------------------------------------------|
B:-15b17~~17--15--15b17-----15-15b17r16b17~~-----15p12----12---------|
G:-----------------------------------------------------14----14b16---|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:--------------------------------5-5-----------10p7-----------------|
B:--12--------------8p5----5---8------8--5~~---------10--10b12r10b12-|
G:-----14b16~~~---------7--------------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Fill 2]
e:-[12]--------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-------14b16r14b16~~---14b16~~16r14p12--14--14b16r14p12~-----------|
D:----------------------------------------------------------14~~\----|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-----------------------15------------15----------------------------|
B:--15b17~~17-15--15b17-----15-15b17~~~~~~~-15b17---15p12----12------|
G:--------------------------------------------------------14---------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:--------------|
B:-------15-----|
G:-14b16~~~~----|
D:--------------|
A:--------------|
E:--------------|


Progression:

[Riff 1] x4

[Riff 1] x4 /w lyrics:

Sweet memories, flashing very quickly by.
Reminding me and giving me a reason why.
I know that my goal is more than a thought.
I'll be there when I teach what I've been taught, and I've been taught.

[Riff 2] x2 /w lyrics:

You know we've told you before, but you didn't hear us then.
So you still question why. No, you didn't listen again.

[Fill 1] x1 and [Riff 3] x1 /w lyrics:

You didn't listen again. Oh!

[Riff 4] x1

[Riff 1] x4 /w lyrics:

Sweet memories, I never thought it would be like this.
Reminding me of just how close I came to missing.
I know that this is the way for me to go.
You'll be there when you know what I know, and I know.

[Riff 2] x2 /w lyrics:

You know we've told you before, but you didn't hear us then.
So you still question why. No, you didn't listen again.

[Fill 2] x1 and [Riff 3] x1 /w lyrics:

No!

[Riff 4] x1

Woah. You didn't listen again.

[Guitar Solo] over [Riff 1] until fadeout

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:---------17--------17--------------------------13b15--13b15~~~-----|
G:--16b18~~~~~~r16-------16b18r16p14--16b18~~~-----------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--13b15r13--10-----------------------------------------------------|
G:----------------12b14r12--11~~~----4b6~~~r4~--4b6r4~---4b6r4--2----|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:----4p2----[2]~------2----------------------------------------2h4--|
D:---------4-------2h4---4p2----2------------------------------------|
A:---------------------------4----4-2--------------------------------|
E:------------------------------------2h3p2-2h3p2-2h3p2-0-2h3~~------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:---9b11--9-9-9-----------------------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

(ad infinitum!) Anyone?