Hardest Songs to Play on Bass by Rush

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Which song is really difficult to play on bass guitar by the band Rush?

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1YYZ

Oh, man, this is the hardest song I've ever played! Geddy Lee makes it sound so easy to play, but when you try to platy it it's a lot harder than you expected. GEDDY ALL THE WAY!

The bass is just as loud as the guitar and dose mostly the same thing wich is really sick. GO GEDDY LEE BEST BASSIST AND SECOND BEST SINGER (after Jon Bon Jovi) EVER!

Playing this song right now. Some hard bass songs are just boring, but YYZ is really hard and really fun at the same time and it's extreamly fun to play in a band!

I disagree, Digital Man on Signals is more challenging than YYZ.

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2La Villa Strangiato

La Villa Strangiato is harder than YYZ in therms of empty sounded parts, there is more silences and you must catch up in the exact moment, YYZ may be faster but La Villa Strangiato is more complex and unpredictable (I played only the BASS part, but this applies to mostly to the entire song in every instrument) in many ways.

Ask the men that make up Rush and you'll find they all agree that "La Villa Strangiato" is the most difficult piece in their repertoire
I'd place YYZ a distant second

Most intricate Rush song. There is so many different difficult parts and phases to it making it the most difficult Rush song to play in it's entirety, let alone playing it as a band.

Incredible bass solo and fantastic playing all the way through by Geddy.

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3Freewill

Geddy lees shredding right before the solo... Incredible. All the crap that other bands come up with it seems that the bass does not matter. Well in rush I love how they make the bass important. Keep on rocking!

4Circumstances

For me this is the hardest Rush song to learn... Or at least one of the hardest ones! The time signatures change a lot of times, the bass is played pretty fast and everything is so well composed, but hard to play... It's a very good song!

5The Spirit of Radio

I can barely play this song... - jprg12

This one is fun!

6Tom Sawyer
7By-Tor and the Snow Dog
8Working Man

not incredibly hard but probably yht most difficult - Okami

9The Big Money

The most difficult bass line I've ever come across in all of rock and prog- I get blisters on my fingers every time I try to play this one!

Definitely much harder than Working Man, the bass-line in this song is just mind-blowingly hard!

How Does Geddy Play Bass And Sing At The Same Time, I Mean How?!?

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?Anthem

307 Bpm!

Some parts are easy enough at this speed, others far more difficult, and the bass is not always to hear on this track so harder on the ear to pick up. Definitely harder than Tom Sawyer and Closer to the heart..

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11The Trees
12Malignant Narcissism
13Limelight
14Workin' Them Angels
15Digital Man

Speed, variety and complexity all in one. Toughest bass line without doubt

16Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres

How is hemispheres not after yyz?

17Leave That Thing Alone

Check out the "Live in Cleveland " version! - All I can say is WOW! From beginning to end Geddy ROCKS! The run at the end is especially awesome!

Totally rocking' bass line, this song definitely highlights Geddy's amazing skills!

Definitely Hard - Sounds Awesome!

18Closer to the Heart
19Fly By Night
20Roll the Bones
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