Rush: Show Don't Tell
From the album Presto (Atlantic Records)
Copyright 1989 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee and Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart

Comments/corrections to Branden Robinson 

Transcribed by Jesse Gress and Branden Robinson

q=116, 4/4 time

guitar tacet 8 measures

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                                      *1

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G:-(0)-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2/-10-10-10-10-10-10---------------------|
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G:-(0)-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2/-10-10-10-10-10-10---------------------|
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D:---------------------------------|--------------------5--5--7--5\-o|
A:--------0--3b4-0-----------------|---------------------------------|
E:-(2)-3---------------------------|---------------------------------|
                                      *1

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B:--5--|-(5)---5--|--5--|-(5)---3--|--3--|-(3)---3--|--3--|-(3)------|
G:--7--|-(7)---7--|--7--|-(7)---5--|--5--|-(5)---5--|--5--|-(5)------|
D:--7--|-(7)---7--|--7--|-(7)---5--|--5--|-(5)---5--|--5--|-(5)------|
A:--5--|-(5)---5--|--5--|-(5)---3--|--3--|-(3)---3--|--3--|-(3)------|
E:-----|----------|-----|----------|-----|----------|-----|----------|

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D:-----2-----2--------2--|-----4--------0-----|-----2----------------|
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|   w                       w                    w                   |
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G:-(0)-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2/-10-10-10-10-10-10---------------------|
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G:-(0)-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2/-10-10-10-10-10-10---------------------|
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B:---------------------3--3--3--3--|--3/8-8--8--8p7------------------|
G:---------------------2--2--2--2--|--2/7-7--7--7-------5--5--7--5\-o|
D:---------------------------------|--------------------5--5--7--5\-o|
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E:-(2)-3---------------------------|---------------------------------|
                                      *1

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A:--5--|-(5)---5--|--5--|-(5)---3--|--3--|-(3)---3--|--3--|-(3)---5--|
E:-----|----------|-----|----------|-----|----------|-----|----------|

    w+    w     w+    w     h  h     Q  e+h     w+    w
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B:--5--|-(5)-|--5--|-(5)-|--1--1--|--5--3----|--3--|-(3)-------------|
G:--7--|-(7)-|--7--|-(7)-|--2--2--|--5--4----|--5--|-(5)-------------|
D:--7--|-(7)-|--5--|-(5)-|--2--3--|--5--5----|--3--|-(3)-------------|
A:--5--|-(5)-|--7--|-(7)-|--0--3--|--3--5----|--5--|-(5)-------------|
E:-----|-----|-----|-----|-----1--|-----3----|-----|-----------------|
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|   w     w     w     w     h  h     Q  e+h     w     w              |
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A:-----|-----|-----|-----|--0--3--|--3--5----|-----|-----------------|
E:-----|-----|-----|-----|-----1--|-----3----|-----|-----------------|

    h  h     Q  e+h
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B:--1--1--|--5--3----------------------------------------------------|
G:--2--2--|--5--4----------------------------------------------------|
D:--2--3--|--5--5----------------------------------------------------|
A:--0--3--|--3--5----------------------------------------------------|
E:-----1--|-----3----------------------------------------------------|
|                                                                    |
|   h  h     Q  e+h                                                  |
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G:--2-----|--5-------------------------------------------------------|
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B:--5----3---|-(3)-|-----1--------1-----|-----5-------3--------------|
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D:--5----3---|-(3)-|--2--------3--------|--5-----5-------------------|
A:--7----5---|-(5)-|--0--------3-----0--|--3-----5-------------------|
E:-----------|-----|--------0--1--------|--------3-------------------|

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D:--------------------------|-----|--------|-------------------------|
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B:-----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|-(3)-|-(3)----------|-------------------|
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D:--------------------------|-----|--------------|-------------------|
A:--------------------------|-----|--------------|-------------------|
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|   w                          w     h  q    q+      H      q        |
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B:--------------------------|-----|--------------|-------------------|
G:--------------------------|-----|----<5>-(<5>)-|-(<5>)~-(<5>)------|
D:--------------------------|-----|--------------|-------------------|
A:--------------------------|-----|--------------|-------------------|
E:--------------------------|-----|--------------|-------------------|
                                     swell  -1/2          return
                                            w/ bar-------------|

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D:--------------------------|---------------|------------------------|
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|   H                    q     h+Q  s  s      h+s E+e                |
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          ---3---                       ---3---
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G:--------------------------------19----19p17----17----19------------|
D:--------------------------------------------19----19----19---------|
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D:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
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|   w                                w+                              |
e:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G:--17~---------------------------|--14~-----------------------------|
D:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|

    e  e  e  e   h+                  w
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G:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
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|   q     q      h+                  w                               |
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G:-(14)~--p0----(0)---------------|-(0)------------------------------|
D:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
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E:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
                (-1 1/2)             gradual dive w/ bar
                dip w/ bar

repeat and fade section from next measure until end

    Q             e  e  e  e  e      Q             e  e  e  e  e
e:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G:--7-------------7--7--7--7--7---|--7-------------7--7--7--7--7-----|
D:--7-------------7--7--7--7--7---|--7-------------7--7--7--7--7-----|
A:--5-------------5--5--5--5--5---|--5-------------5--5--5--5--5-----|
E:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
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|   w+                               h+Q                       e     |
e:--5-----------------------------|-(5)------------------------5-----|
B:--5-----------------------------|-(5)------------------------5-----|
G:--7-----------------------------|-(7)------------------------7-----|
D:--7-----------------------------|-(7)------------------------7-----|
A:--5-----------------------------|-(5)------------------------5-----|
E:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|

    Q             e  e  e  e  e      e   e   e   e e   e   e  s  s
e:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G:--7-------------7--7--7--7--7---|------7-------7/9---7---7--5--5---|
D:--7-------------7--7--7--7--7---|------7-------7/9---7---7--5--5---|
A:--5-------------5--5--5--5--5---|------5-------5/7---5---5--3--3---|
E:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
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|   w+                               h+Q                      e      |
e:--5-----------------------------|-(5)-----------------------3------|
B:--5-----------------------------|-(5)-----------------------3------|
G:--7-----------------------------|-(7)-----------------------5------|
D:--7-----------------------------|-(7)-----------------------5------|
A:--5-----------------------------|-(5)-----------------------3------|
E:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|

    Q             e+e   e  e  e      e   e   e   e   e e   e  s  s
e:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B:--5-------------5-----5--5--6---|------6-------5---6p5---6---------|
G:--5-------------5-----5--5--5---|------5-------5---5-----5--5--5---|
D:--5-------------5-----5--5--5---|------5-------5---5-----5--5--5---|
A:--3-------------3-----3--3--3---|------3-------3---3-----3--3--3---|
E:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
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|   w+                               h+Q                      e      |
e:--3-----------------------------|-(3)-----------------------3------|
B:--3-----------------------------|-(3)-----------------------3------|
G:--5-----------------------------|-(5)-----------------------5------|
D:--5-----------------------------|-(5)-----------------------5------|
A:--3-----------------------------|-(3)-----------------------3------|
E:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|

    Q             e+e   e  e  e      e   e   e   e   e e   e  s  s
e:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B:--5-------------5-----5--5--6---|------6-------5---6p5---6---------|
G:--5-------------5-----5--5--5---|------5-------5---5-----5--5--5---|
D:--5-------------5-----5--5--5---|------5-------5---5-----5--5--5---|
A:--3-------------3-----3--3--3---|------3-------3---3-----3--3--3---|
E:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|                                                                    |
|   w+                               h+Q                      e      |
e:--5-----------------------------|-(5)-----------------------5------|
B:--5-----------------------------|-(5)-----------------------5------|
G:--7-----------------------------|-(7)-----------------------7------|
D:--7-----------------------------|-(7)-----------------------7------|
A:--5-----------------------------|-(5)-----------------------5------|
E:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|


*1: This is sometimes played as a greasy slide (as notated), and sometimes
as a rest.  Do whatever suits you at the moment; Alex seems to.

General notes:

For single guitar performance, I suggest that you:

1) Ignore the A5 power chord accompaniment that appears in the verses.
2) Ignore the power chord accompaniment in the interlude.
3) Execute the bass/guitar solo section as follows:
  Play the splashy Dsus4 (A7sus4) figure the first two times, then
  switch to the swelled high G harmonic and follow that into into the
  solo.  Switch away from the solo part after holding the 14th fret A
  for a half note, and play the low E and A string figure, but replace
  the final A with the whammy-manipulated G.
4) Play the busier part for the finale.

The above will basically get you what Alex does live, at least according to
my Counterparts tour bootleg.  They do a closing section, and one day when
I have energy I may transcribe it.  It's basically just the first riff
slowed down 25% or so and then a rave-up on an A5 chord.

You'll definitely need to do some channel switching to pull this song
off.  There are at least three major tone types present; the overdriven,
mildly crunchy tone used for the intro and parts of the interlude;
a really bright and crispy clean tone (with an echo effect) for the
verses and (without the echo) the other parts of the interlude, and an
overdriven with echo sound for the solo.  The chord splashes under the bass
solo are smothered in multiple levels of echo, but it's really just the
same thing as the beginning of the very first riff.  The sixteenth-note
triad groups in the middle of the verses you'll almost certainly have to
learn to count through to do properly, and even then they're a pain.

I read in an interview with Geddy several years ago in which he said the
first riff in the song is one Alex showed up to the studio with, so if
you've ever wondered, there you have it.  The band are usually pretty
close-mouthed about who writes what music, preferring to conceal it all
under that Lennon/McCartney-esque "Lee/Lifeson".  Alex proves himself
modern master of the arpeggio with the verse part.  Cool arpeggiated
parts are all over _Presto_.

The instrumental interlude following the second chorus, at 2:58, is
one of the more perfect moments in Rush music.  As if the minor added
eleventh chords weren't rich enough, the high voices on the guitar
and keyboards move in contrary directions, creating an even denser
texture.  This is what diatonic harmony is all about!  At 3:15 they
then recapitulate the theme just introduced at a faster pace, with Neil
cruising along in a remarkably straightforward (for him) 4/4 pattern.
Geddy then treats us to his only bass solo per se to date (on a studio
album, anyway), and Alex follows up with a really spacey and delayed solo.

Tablature explanation:

| - bar line, merely a separator when length notation absent

|----|
|----|
|o--o|  repeat
|o--o|
|----|
|----|

w  - whole note
h  - half note
q  - quarter note
e  - eighth note
s  - sixteenth note
t  - thirty-second note
x  - sixty-fourth note

Captial lengths indicate dotted notes, + indicates tied note

Length notations with no information below them indicate rests

Duplets, triplets, and their ilk are indicated by "---3---" and similar
constructs above the note lengths

h  - hammer on
p  - pull off
tr - trill
b  - bend (use tremolo bar for downbend)
r  - release bend
s  - slide
/  - slide up
\  - slide down
~  - vibrato
t  - tap (with strumming hand)
x  - fret-hand muting

~  - below tab staff indicates chord strummed slowly enough to hear
     individual notes

+  - wah pedal back
o  - wah pedal forward

() optional note, or note held from previous articulation
<> natural harmonics
[] artificial (pinch) harmonics
NH natural harmonics
AH artificial (pinch) harmonics
TH tapped harmonics
PM palm mute