Rush: Virtuality
From the album Test for Echo (Atlantic Records)
Copyright 1996 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee and Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart

Transcribed by Dave Toussaint 


These are the basic components of the song, if you master these, then
you got it all. I made several adjustments after watching alex play
this on the albany video, even the main riff changed a bit.

Main Riff:
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------------3P0-------8-----------7-/---------------
--0---3-4--------0----------------------------------



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--0---3-4------4/6---------6h7----------------------

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I'm a castaway etc...
                      Harmonics..................>
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B---------------------------------------------------
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D---------------------------------5-----------------
A------------------------5--------5-----------------
E----12------4-4-5-------5--------------------------



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D---------------------------------5--------------5---
A------------------------5--------5-------5------5---
E----12------4-4-5-------5----------------5----------



Net Boy/Net Girl part:

Six-string Acoustic, doubled by Electric (power chords on root):
Em \ \ \ G/C \ \ \ G \ \ G/C \ \ \ \ \
Em \ \ \ G/C \ \ \ G \ \ \ \e-3/5-\ \ D

Em: 022000
C?: 33555x
G?: 355433
D?: 0323

Let's Dance tonight   to  virtual song.....
(alot of what you hear is the bass)
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-3/5--5-5----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0----------------
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-5-5-3-5----5-3-3-0----0----3/5--5-5----------------

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-5-5-3-3----3-3-3-5-5-5-5-x-5-5-5-------------------

Solo: repeat 3x
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-------13--14\---------13--14-----------------------
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---5h--------------5h-------------------------------

Solo Outro: this is a tough one, he plays it at the
            2nd/3rd fret.
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--3--------3-------3---3--3-------------------------
--2--------2-------2---2--2-------------------------
--1--------1-------1---1--1\------------------------
--2--------2-------2---2--2\------------------------
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Starting at 5:21..constant picking (guitar 2)repeat 2x
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starting at 5:03

E \ \ \ C \ \ \ G \ \ \ C \ \
E \ \ \ C \ \ \ G \ \ \ \ \ D

E?: 77999
C?: 8101098
G?: 1010121212
D?: 10121211

h=hammer on
a=harmonic
p=pull off