6 Classic Rush Bass Riffs (and how to play them!)

2017-12-22T15:32:09+00:00December 21st, 2017|Categories: Songs & Repertoire|9 Comments

This week I’ve got a classic bass riffs special or you: Rush. We’ll be looking at the main bass riffs from the songs Limelight, Freewill, Marathon, Force 10, Turn The Page and YYZ!

Geddy Lee does have some monster chops so be warned, some of these bass riffs can be pretty tricky!

Song Times:

  • Limelight 1:57
  • Freewill 5:50
  • Marathon 10:20
  • Force 10 12:39
  • Turn The Page 19:04
  • YYZ 23:34

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  1. Bob December 22, 2017 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Many thanks Mark, for another BRILLIANT free lesson.
    Any chance of The Brilliance of Bernard Edwards, Donald Dunn or Ronnie Baker, please ?
    Bob Eberlein.

  2. Donn Ledwidge December 23, 2017 at 12:26 am - Reply

    Thanks for the Christmas present Mark…..Rush is landmark music.
    I can’t find the PDF files….am I looking in the right place?

    • Talkingbass-Mark December 23, 2017 at 8:46 am - Reply

      No tab for this lesson because of copyright issues.

    • Donn Ledwidge December 24, 2017 at 12:19 am - Reply

      No worries..thanks Mark…have a great Christmas

  3. Pig Ginger December 23, 2017 at 7:45 am - Reply

    Is there a PDF for this lesson? I can’t quite see it on this page. Thanks for the lesson! The drum tracks are mighty useful, too!

    • Talkingbass-Mark December 23, 2017 at 8:46 am - Reply

      No tab this time. Copyright issues.

  4. jatson December 24, 2017 at 3:07 am - Reply

    Comment…thank a lot mark

  5. Octavio Beristain December 29, 2017 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Wow Mark, can’t thank you enough really. My favorite way to start the day is a lesson from you. Cheers and many many thanks from Puerto Vallarta Mexico.

  6. John Taylor January 5, 2018 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    Wonderful as usual…would love your thoughts on the late but great Mick Karn. His style and note choice is so distinctive.

    Thank you Mark, your a great teacher.

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