It’s a synthesizer riff. It was played by the bass player. And it’s one of the coolest Rush riffs ever—Geddy Lee’s entrancing 7/8 keyboard hook one minute and 33 seconds into “Tom Sawyer” (from 1981’s Moving Pictures), which is transcribed for guitar in the first example below. But, because Alex Lifeson is on the cover of this magazine, it wouldn’t be right to leave out his background guitar part (which comes in ten seconds later), so we’ve added it in the second example. Both parts are easy to play on their own. Your mission is to play them simultaneously, as written. (Tip: Begin the phrase with your 1st finger barring strings one through five at the second position.)
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