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not to be taken as the literal voicings the way Alex Lifeson plays them which are sometimesoften a little different to be taken as the literal voicings the way Alex Lifeson plays them which are sometimesoften a little different people may complain about this but I don t see why If you don t like it just ignore the picture and se the notation or the written name of the chord sing any voicing you think best Besides I saw an interview where Alex Lifeson said himself that when he looks through some of these books specifically Tab books he thinks wow that s an easier way to play it why didn t I think to play it that way or words to that effectThe publisher on the other hand sure could have put in a bit effort This book is literally photocopied from Rush Complete which was probably photocopied from some earlier source This seems to be the normal substandard way with Core and Alfred Music Publishing Although this current book Is Published By Alfred All The Music Contained Within Is published by Alfred all the music contained within is from Core s original copyrighted works Core transcribed it once then everyone keeps reselling the same thing They didn t even bother to re encodere typeset the music for printing on modern printing presses Some of the music literally looks fuzzy as if it was photocopied eg Xanadu etc This was also the case with the original Rush Complete from 1983 though most of the fuzzy pages didn t get selected for inclusion in this new book so yeah some major laziness on the part of the publishers It s not a print ality issue the exact same pagessongs are fuzzy in both books published 35 years apart Also with modern software they can just click one button to transcribe everything into the appropriate treblebass clef and Kings of Paradise (Ash and Sand use 8va8vb notation to make it infinitely easer to sight read and play But that would involve Alfred actually paying someone to re notate it with modern software Seriously Alfred put a few dimes intopgrading the ality here instead of just trying to repackage AND RESELL SOME OLD PHOTOCOPIES YOU FOUND IN YOUR resell some old photocopies you found in your book is basically just a thin slice of 1983 s Rush Complete which for all of its notation problems I m still really glad I own And that gladness translates to 4 stars for this new book though mostly I m glad that I have of the rare earlier transcriptions that never get reprinted nowadays Fountain of Lamneth anyone So just make sure this book has the songs you like But really it s 5 stars for even being available in this format at all ie notationpiano 45 stars for musical ality of the transcriptions but only 2 stars for the written transcription alityreadability and 1 or zero stars for the effort the publisher put in to pdating this to improve it beyond the identical 1983 era publications I wish I had known this before buying but now you do I play the piano and this is a great book Arrangements include melody and sound just like the songs This book is for intermediate to advanced players and can be a little tricky but great to play if you re a Rush fan I cannot wait to learn how to play the songs on the guitar and piano and learn how to sing them An excellent product and service thank yo. Ight New World Man A Passage to Bangkok Red Barchetta The Spirit of Radio Subdivisions Tom Sawyer The Trees La Villa Strangiato Xanadu Yyz. If you want a piano arrangement of these classic Rush songs and hey let s face it pulling off a Rush song on piano is both impressive and fun want to see what all the time signature changes are and where exactly
*they happen or *happen or you just want a general framework and chord progression that is accurate than your average internet crowd sourced chord chart this is a good book If you want note for note transcriptions that include solos and every single moment of each song however I recommend the deluxe Tab Editions For Bass Or editions for bass or also published by Alfred Rush Piano Sheet Music All the greatest hits What else is there to say Too simplified to give it justiceAlthough Alex Lifeson s guitar work can be extremely intricate and complex i have some tab transcriptions that if I could play better would sound like the recorded versionsThese don t really I can t speak for the guitar tabs or the vocal parts but I think the piano is pretty well done In general the bass is played with the left hand and the guitar with the right This book is not for beginners but it s sufficiently easy to play I would guess somewhere on RCM grade 3 4The songs typically have all of the verseschorus parts but many songs have sections with solos cut out for example the
arrangement of La Villa Strangiato is missing large chunks Other songs like A Passage to Bangkok andof La Villa Strangiato is missing large chunks Other songs like A Passage to Bangkok and to the heart the solos have been cut out near the end but they provide several bars of bass or guitar line so you could improviseOverall well worth the cost of the book My only real complaint is the binding makes it hard to stay open I asked Alfreds for permission to post one page of this book but was denied So I ll wordsmith this Overall the book is fairly accurate albeit somewhat anemic It gives a framework for those wishing to perform these pieces without learning any complicated riffs IOW lead guitarists make it Leaders Eat Last up on the fly Don t worry about copying Alex Lifeson s solos note for note Same with you bass playersSince it s a pianovocalguitar book everything is basic Some of the pieces suffer from total neglect Xanadu for example has no intro Four measures and the vocal begins Totally criminal IMO Having been a keyboardist for 50 years or I can t see why anyone would want to attempt Rush on the piano But to each his own Or her RUSH sheet music What else do I have to say was imagining it would include beneath between behind but great bang for the buck nonetheless ten score years ago defeat the kingly foe a wondrous dream came into being Deliveryick and simple as expected My son and I are both Rush fans I play guitar and he plays piano so I thought this would be a great piano book for him as other reviews led me to believe this is a book of piano arrangements of Rush songs It is not It is an EXACT reprint of some songs previously published in 1983 s Rush Complete by Core Music Publishing Since I already own Rush Complete this book was a complete wasteduplicate for me FYI Rush Complete contains ALL songs from the first Rush album p through Signals and is several hundred pages This is gr. The elaborate progressive rock of Rush translates beautifully to the piano in this volume of than 100 pages of sheet music Contains 16 of.
By Rush ↠ 3 downloadEat for learning the less
popular stuff that isn t transcribed anywhere except by fans on the web However Rush Completestuff that isn t transcribed anywhere except by fans on the web However Rush Complete 35 years old and doesn t seem to be available anywhere on the web at any price so this book is the next best thing only if you really know what it is and what it isn t Read on for specific detailsThese are not new piano arrangements as some other reviews led me to believe They are simply the main guitar and bass parts written in standard music notation A true piano arrangement would include piano interpretations of things like drum fills solos transcriptionsinterpretations of non guitar instruments and intros like the long intro to Xanadu etc and some of the chords might be optimized for piano rather than guitar None of that is present as it would be in something like an orchestral piece translated to piano This is what I thought I was buying so I was disappointedAlso it is annoyingly notated in the true octave range of the guitar ie not the standard 1 octave higher on the treble clef which means your guitar parts are written mostly on the bass clef and most of the bass parts are written way down on several ledger lines below the bass clef There is almost no se of the 8va8vb notation which would make this substantially easier to read for both guitarists and pianists To me this is a pretty big inconvenience However it is certainly possible to play this on the piano and sound good since you have both Treble and Bass parts on one page which you can t get from trying to play piano from tab books So if that s what you re looking for this book does it but could do it much betterThere are no solos There is no Tab of course since it s a notationpiano book Some parts of songs are missing Some synth parts are missing some are not It does include a separate notation line for the vocal parts However some songs eg Passage to Bangkok have been tabbednotated pretty horribly in other publications but are notated almost in full here so there are some benefits Also since it s standard piano notation you notated almost in full here so there are some benefits Also since it s standard piano notation you both the guitar and bass parts in one book on the same pages I don t really play bass so I can t attest to how accurately the bass parts are transcribed I haven t examined them closely I assume the accuracy would be similar to the guitar parts which is maybe 90% 95% accurate based on the songs I ve played through so far but I don t really knowFor guitarists if you are comfortable reading standard notation this book is great The standard notation totally avoids the complaints like that part isn t tabbed the way Alex Lifeson really plays it etc You have the notation you can play it any way you like However since Alex Lifeson never really notated his own music you re still at the mercy of whoever Core or Alfred paid to transcribe it so sometimes there are some mistakes But the mistakes are small and can generally be forgiven This tends to be true of every guitar or piano transcription I ve owned or seen so nothing different or new here The New Competition unfortunately This book has chord diagrams the standard ones found in any chord diagram book bu. Their most memorable hits from the '70s and '80s Titles Broon's Bane Closer to the Heart Distant Early Warning Fly by Night Freewill Limel.