Talking Technique: Geddy Lee and the Fifth Rule of Power

In this episode, we’ll break down how Geddy Lee uses power chords in Rush’s “Dreamline.” We’ll start with a quick harmonic run down and as always tips for fingering, technical execution, and practice.

This is a grove where playing with one finger in the right hand and foregoing one-finger-per-fret in the left make good sense.

Bring your distortion pedal for this one! I am putting a Rush order in: Practice this groove!

Download the transcription and follow along with the video:

Austrian-gone-Californian Ariane Cap is a bassist, educator, blogger and author. In her book Music Theory for the Bass Player and corresponding 20-week online course, she teaches music theory, bass technique, bass line creation and fretboard fitness in a systematic, practical and experiential way. She just released a brand new course on ear training for the bass player: Ear Confidence - 6 Paths to Fearless Ears. Contact her via her blog or website.

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  1. Wendy

    Join Steve Vai & Joe Satrianni at their annual G4 conference in Long Island this August!!! Teach, jam and all that JAZZ!
    I’ve learned many lyrics and continue to love Neil’s genius poeitic justice! Rush’s lyrics have enlightened me, changed my life post Bachelor degree 10 yrs ago!
    A 40 yr fan, and I’m a female!
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