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#1 Distant Signals

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:40 PM

Hope this video helps anyone intereseted in learning Subdivisions on the keyboard.  Sometime it's not easy to see the finger placement, but you can get the idea.  





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Posted 06 July 2011 - 11:42 PM

QUOTE (RUSH-2112 @ Jul 6 2011, 07:40 PM)
Hope this video helps anyone intereseted in learning Subdivisions on the keyboard.  Sometime it's not easy to see the finger placement, but you can get the idea.  


Great camera angle.  Almost as good as if he had the camera buried in sand.  GEEZ!  I can see some of it...  angry.gif  

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 06:46 AM

I will repost a top view Lerxt.  
It was difficult to find a spot to setup the camera.





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Posted 09 July 2011 - 10:55 PM

QUOTE (RUSH-2112 @ Jul 7 2011, 07:46 AM)
I will repost a top view Lerxt.  
It was difficult to find a spot to setup the camera.

Oh.. that was you?  blush4.gif sorry.. thought you just posted it.

I was only disappointed cause I really wanted to see the exact notes played.

If its any consolation, I thought you played it very well!!!!

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 09:45 AM

QUOTE (lerxt1990 @ Jul 9 2011, 10:55 PM)
QUOTE (RUSH-2112 @ Jul 7 2011, 07:46 AM)
I will repost a top view Lerxt.   
It was difficult to find a spot to setup the camera.

Oh.. that was you?  blush4.gif sorry.. thought you just posted it.

I was only disappointed cause I really wanted to see the exact notes played.

If its any consolation, I thought you played it very well!!!!

I've been playing that song for over 25 years.
It's like second nature.

I will try to get another posting with a different angle.
I will try to keep my hands out of the way so you can see the keys

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 11:46 AM

QUOTE (lerxt1990 @ Jul 7 2011, 12:42 AM)
QUOTE (RUSH-2112 @ Jul 6 2011, 07:40 PM)
Hope this video helps anyone intereseted in learning Subdivisions on the keyboard.  Sometime it's not easy to see the finger placement, but you can get the idea.   


Great camera angle.  Almost as good as if he had the camera buried in sand.  GEEZ!  I can see some of it...  angry.gif

Exactly what I was thinking.  Put the camera overhead if you actually want to see the song played.   The tone was perfect though.



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Posted 17 July 2011 - 03:16 PM

QUOTE (lerxt1990 @ Jul 6 2011, 08:47 PM)

This version is incorrect...at least to my ears.  The first chord sounds wrong.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 06:56 AM

QUOTE (rushfanNlv @ Jul 17 2011, 03:16 PM)
QUOTE (lerxt1990 @ Jul 6 2011, 08:47 PM)

This version is incorrect...at least to my ears.  The first chord sounds wrong.

I play the song the correct way.  

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 12:23 PM

QUOTE (RUSH-2112 @ Aug 9 2011, 07:56 AM)
QUOTE (rushfanNlv @ Jul 17 2011, 03:16 PM)
QUOTE (lerxt1990 @ Jul 6 2011, 08:47 PM)

This version is incorrect...at least to my ears.  The first chord sounds wrong.

I play the song the correct way.

Wheres my alternate angle!  I want to see what youre doing!!!!!!

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:14 PM

QUOTE (rushfanNlv @ Jul 17 2011, 03:16 PM)
QUOTE (lerxt1990 @ Jul 6 2011, 08:47 PM)

This version is incorrect...at least to my ears.  The first chord sounds wrong.

If you want, I will email you a PDF document of the sheet music for Subdivisions.  I play it the same exact way from this sheet music.

RH:  C# G  C# chord, with an F to a  C#  F A# chord

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 09:17 PM

You have it written almost correctly:

RH: C# G# C#   <== notice there is no F

You are playing a full C# major chord with the F.  The correct way is to play the first right hand chord as a power chord with no F.  The F gets played by itself just before you go to the second measure's F# major chord.

In my black Rush Complete Bible from 1983, the right hand never plays more than 3 note chords in the entire song -- except for the last 2 measures where a full G major chord has all 4 notes.

I know it's a hard habit to break after all those years you've been playing it, but don't you think it's more than a coincidence that people from this site and from youtube are correcting your incorrect C# major chord?

You even wrote 3 notes for the first RH chord, but in your youtube video you are playing 4 notes.  The F is the odd man out, only to be played as a single passing note between chords.


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Posted 25 August 2011 - 09:23 PM

But hey, it's all fun anyways, right?  I play Losing It and Manhattan Project on piano all the time, and they're not exact to the studio version, esp MP.

It's just that if you're going to teach others how to play, best to show the correct way, eh?

Cheers.  1022.gif  

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 08:18 AM

QUOTE (psionic11 @ Aug 25 2011, 09:17 PM)
You have it written almost correctly:

RH: C# G# C#   <== notice there is no F

You are playing a full C# major chord with the F.  The correct way is to play the first right hand chord as a power chord with no F.  The F gets played by itself just before you go to the second measure's F# major chord.

In my black Rush Complete Bible from 1983, the right hand never plays more than 3 note chords in the entire song -- except for the last 2 measures where a full G major chord has all 4 notes.

I know it's a hard habit to break after all those years you've been playing it, but don't you think it's more than a coincidence that people from this site and from youtube are correcting your incorrect C# major chord?

You even wrote 3 notes for the first RH chord, but in your youtube video you are playing 4 notes.  The F is the odd man out, only to be played as a single passing note between chords.

You are correct and I apologize for not being more specific.

The F is by itself as a transition between the chords.

I assumed that anyone would be able to realize this.

I believe I am playing it correctly, just may not have written it down the right way.

I hope this clears any confusion

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 07:24 PM

Good job. I did this song for years using a DW-8000. It's pretty much the same patch. It sounds great. I ended up running it through an eq and boosted the high frequencies, because I thought it sounded a little too dull and needed to cut through when we played live.  

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:37 AM

My best years covering Rush were with a DW-8000!  The 2112 intro, the Tom Sawyer chirp dive, the full-on Subdivisions/Jump sawtooth glory...

RUSH-2112 -- glad to see you responsive to constructive criticism.  Though you may understand the written music correctly, please make sure the opening right hand chord does not contain an "F".  Remember, 3 notes max at a time.  C# major with the F is NOT the first chord.

Cheers.  

P.S. Can I still get a gig as a badass bassist/keyboardist/backup singer, or are we lost forever to hiphop and autotune?...

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 09:17 AM

still waiting smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif

show me again how you do it!!!

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 08:51 AM

QUOTE (psionic11 @ Aug 27 2011, 01:37 AM)
My best years covering Rush were with a DW-8000!  The 2112 intro, the Tom Sawyer chirp dive, the full-on Subdivisions/Jump sawtooth glory...

RUSH-2112 -- glad to see you responsive to constructive criticism.  Though you may understand the written music correctly, please make sure the opening right hand chord does not contain an "F".  Remember, 3 notes max at a time.  C# major with the F is NOT the first chord.

Cheers. 

P.S. Can I still get a gig as a badass bassist/keyboardist/backup singer, or are we lost forever to hiphop and autotune?...

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Thanks.  You are correct.  The F is never played with the other chords.  My hands/fingers may look like i am playing it, but it just "hovers" there waiting for it's own turn.

I have a DW8000, but I use a my DW6000 for Subdivisions.  

I use the DW8000 for bass pedal sounds like in Jacobs Ladder and Xanadu, the sweep in Tom Sawyer, the main sound (also midi'd with an EX8000) for Between The Wheels, and the organ sound in Distant Early Warning

Edited by RUSH-2112, 02 September 2011 - 08:53 AM.


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Posted 02 September 2011 - 08:55 AM

QUOTE (lerxt1990 @ Aug 27 2011, 09:17 AM)
still waiting smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif

show me again how you do it!!!

Working on it.  Have a big show at The Hard Rock cafe this Sunday night, so we've been practicing up.    

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:10 PM

Thanks for posting the chords, I'm looking forward to the new video.




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