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Alex Lifeson Style Lesson
dogman
Oct 4 2007, 03:17 AM
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Hey bud,
I have enjoyed all your stuff so far but would love to see a lesson on early/middle Lifeson. Maybe something like live Lakeside Park off of All the World's a stage, 2112 or Hemispheres. In my opinion he is probably one of the most under rated guitarists out there.

There are so many different things and styles that Alex does yet you can always tell it's him.

Thanks again...Paul

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Oct 4 2007, 03:29 AM
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I agree...this would be a realy cool lesson if someone where to do it....would love to see it on here..... D.O.G.

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QUOTE (dogman @ Oct 4 2007, 03:17 AM) *
Hey bud,
I have enjoyed all your stuff so far but would love to see a lesson on early/middle Lifeson. Maybe something like live Lakeside Park off of All the World's a stage, 2112 or Hemispheres. In my opinion he is probably one of the most under rated guitarists out there.

There are so many different things and styles that Alex does yet you can always tell it's him.

Thanks again...Paul



Paul, I think you and I had a conversation on this a while back. I agree a Lifeson-inspired lesson would be great. Odd time signatures and some trademark suspended chords are a must!

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dogman
Oct 4 2007, 05:30 AM
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QUOTE (Resurrection @ Oct 3 2007, 11:18 PM) *
Paul, I think you and I had a conversation on this a while back. I agree a Lifeson-inspired lesson would be great. Odd time signatures and some trademark suspended chords are a must!


Yes we did. I think Muris will hook us up....I hope unsure.gif laugh.gif

There is so much Lifeson does it would be hard to pick just one style as every album from the first one up to Grace Under Pressure has a totally different sound and style of playing yet very Lifeson.

Maybe Muris can give us some weekly Lifeson bits starting with the old days to present That would be cool... wink.gif

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Muris Varajic
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Ok,I see where is this up to laugh.gif
Just pick the album and tune from it,I'll make lesson inspired from it,ok? wink.gif
No RUSH tho laugh.gif

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QUOTE (muris @ Oct 4 2007, 08:01 AM) *
Ok,I see where is this up to laugh.gif
Just pick the album and tune from it,I'll make lesson inspired from it,ok? wink.gif
No RUSH tho laugh.gif


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Oct 4 2007, 10:34 AM
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QUOTE (muris @ Oct 4 2007, 03:01 AM) *
Ok,I see where is this up to laugh.gif
Just pick the album and tune from it,I'll make lesson inspired from it,ok? wink.gif
No RUSH tho laugh.gif


You are the man Muris laugh.gif laugh.gif

How about starting with The Necromancer parts (II) Under the Shadow or (III) Return of the Prince from Caress of Steel.

The Return of the Prince is probably the best ending written for a song ever. Very Tasty.

It's alot easier than most of his stuff and is a great introduction to Alex Lifeson.

I'll let Resurrection pick the tough stuff from Hemispheres.. tongue.gif

There are so many I want them all... laugh.gif

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BTW guys,
just in case you've not come across this. Might be worth a look if you are after specific songs.

Cheers,
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Muris Varajic
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Great link Tony,thanks! smile.gif
Perhaps you guys wanna learn specific songs by Rush?
If you still wanna lesson in style of,I'm here tho wink.gif

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dogman
Oct 4 2007, 07:50 PM
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QUOTE (muris @ Oct 4 2007, 12:50 PM) *
Great link Tony,thanks! smile.gif
Perhaps you guys wanna learn specific songs by Rush?
If you still wanna lesson in style of,I'm here tho wink.gif


That is an awsome tab link but I'm still up for the lessons.

The Necromancer (II) & (III) wink.gif

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Muris Varajic
Oct 4 2007, 09:22 PM
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QUOTE (muris @ Oct 4 2007, 04:22 PM) *
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Whahoo laugh.gif

The Man.....

Thank you buddy. Cant wait

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QUOTE (dogman @ Oct 4 2007, 10:34 AM) *
You are the man Muris laugh.gif laugh.gif

How about starting with The Necromancer parts (II) Under the Shadow or (III) Return of the Prince from Caress of Steel.

The Return of the Prince is probably the best ending written for a song ever. Very Tasty.

It's alot easier than most of his stuff and is a great introduction to Alex Lifeson.

I'll let Resurrection pick the tough stuff from Hemispheres.. tongue.gif

There are so many I want them all... laugh.gif



Something from "Hemispheres".....hmmm.

What about a short lesson incorporating some of the different moods in "La Villa Strangiato"? Alternatively, I've always liked part 5 (Cygnus - Bringer of Balance) of the "Hemispheres" track.

From other posts, it looks like the lesson might be going more in a "Caress of Steel" direction, which is still fine with me smile.gif Altogether now, "Three men from Willowdale..."

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QUOTE (Resurrection @ Oct 4 2007, 11:13 PM) *
Something from "Hemispheres".....hmmm.

What about a short lesson incorporating some of the different moods in "La Villa Strangiato"? Alternatively, I've always liked part 5 (Cygnus - Bringer of Balance) of the "Hemispheres" track.

From other posts, it looks like the lesson might be going more in a "Caress of Steel" direction, which is still fine with me smile.gif Altogether now, "Three men from Willowdale..."



"As grey traces of dawn tinge the eastern sky, the three travelers, men of Willow Dale, emerge from the forest shadow Fording the River Dawn, they turn south, journeying into the dark and forbidding lands of the Necromancer......


We can graduate from the basic to the technical Farewell to Kings, Hemispheres, Permanent Waves stuff...lol

(II) Apollo/Dionysus is my favorite part from Hemispheres. La Villa is a great mood swinging saga and a serious live piece from Exit Stage Left... wink.gif

It doesnt matter to me what the lessons turn out to be as long as it's Lifeson cool.gif

I think a start from the beginning will spurn a cult following to have lessons through album progressions a'la Fly By Night, 2112, Farewell To Kings, Hemispheres, Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures ect.....
Wishfull thinking huh...

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dogman
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Hey Muris,
How is the Lifeson lesson coming along.

My fingers are itching... laugh.gif

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Muris Varajic
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QUOTE (dogman @ Oct 27 2007, 03:43 AM) *
Hey Muris,
How is the Lifeson lesson coming along.

My fingers are itching... laugh.gif


Ahh,sorry for waiting!
Have some earlier In Style Of and beginner requests to accomplish first.
Will be there,no worries!! wink.gif

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dogman
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No stress my friend. Just checking. There's plenty here to keep me busy till then smile.gif

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Ohhh my gosh. I can't wait until this lesson. (Not as in get it done faster, just excited now that I know it might happen.)

Alex Lifeson is one of my heroes!

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Hey there bud,

Just me being a pain again.
I was wondering how the Lifeson lesson was coming and if we were gonna get one...
Thanks again wink.gif

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Working on it,no worries.
Just wanna make sure that I hit right spot. wink.gif

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