Rush: Stick It Out
From the album Counterparts (Atlantic Records)
Copyright 1993 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee and Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart

Comments/corrections to Branden Robinson 

Transcribed by Patrick Mabry and Branden Robinson

Riff A

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-----------0--2----------------------0-----------------------------|
D:--0--2--3-------------------0--2--3-----3--------------------------|
                  (feedback)                 (feedback)

Riff B

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--------------6---6--6---6--6---6----------------------------------|
G:--------------4---4--4---4--4---4----------------------------------|
D:--------------3---3--3---3--3---3----------------------------------|
A:-----------0--2---2--2---2--2---2-----------0--5---5--5---5--5---5-|
D:--0--2--3--------------------------0--2--3-----3---3--3---3--3---3-|

Fill 1

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

Riff C

e:-----------------|-------------------------------|-----------------|
B:-----------------|-------------------------------|-----------------|
G:-----------------|o-----------------------------o|-----------------|
D:-----------------|o--0--------------------------o|-----------------|
A:-----------0-----|---------------2p0--2p0--2p0---|-----------------|
D:--0--2--3-----3--|------0--2--3------------------|--3--------------|

Riff D1                     Riff D2

e:-----------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B:-----------------------|-------------------------------------------|
G:--0--------------0--0--|--0-------------0--------------------------|
D:--5--------5-----0--3--|--5--------5-------4-----------------------|
A:-----------3-----------|-----------3-------------------------------|
D:-----3--5--------------|-----3--5----------------------------------|

Riff E                    Riff F1             Riff F2

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

Riff G

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:--------0--------0-------------------------------------------------|
A:-----3--------3----------------------------------------------------|
D:--3--------0-------------------------------------------------------|
                      (hold note for a whole bar)

Solo

    (over riff F2)     (over riff G)

e:------------------|------------------------------------------------|
B:--10tr13----------|--15b17--(17)~~~~~~~--15b17--17--17--17~~~~~~~--|
G:------------------|------------------------------------------------|
D:------------------|------------------------------------------------|
A:------------------|------------------------------------------------|
D:------------------|------------------------------------------------|
    (w/ vol swell)                (bar)           (hold bend) (bar)

e:-------10p0--10p0----------------------10--------------10----------|
B:-------------------13p10p0-------------10----------10--10----------|
G:----------------------------10--12b14-------12b14------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:--17\--------------------------------------------------------------|

e:---------10------------------------------------------|-------------|
B:---------10--10--------------------------------------|-------------|
G:--14b16------12b14--12------------0(b2)---------<5>--|o-----------o|
D:------------------------------------------------<5>--|o-----------o|
A:-----------------------------------------------------|-------------|
D:------------------------0----------------------------|-------------|
                            (dive)  (pull bar up)       (bar -1 step)

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:------10---------10---------10---------10---------10--13b15--------|
G:----------12b14------12b14------12b14------12b14-------------------|
D:--12---------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:--10h13p10---------------------------------------------------------|
B:------------13--10-------------------------------------------------|
G:--------------------12--10--0--------------(0)(b2)--<7>------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                (slow dive)     (bar)     (dive)

Remarks:

One of Rush's more simple songs, but the arrangement does change enough
to keep things interesting. Observe the dropped-D tuning. It appears
to be in D minor and 4/4 the whole time, but I haven't done a careful
harmonic or rhythmic analysis. Note that for the second and third
verses, the second half of riff B is played an additional time at the
beginning; if you listen to the song you'll have no trouble figuring it
out. Lots of whammy in the solo. It seems to divide its time between D
minor and A minor (most of the solo happens in the pentatonic minor box
at the 10th position, but the unison bends are A's). High levels of gain
and feedback will help with executing some passages without having to
re-articulate notes. A floating tremolo system helps with this one.

Tablature explanation:

| - music separator, not a standard notation bar line

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

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  - muted, struck string

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