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Geddy Lee

Postby harleyyy » Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:13 am

I've probably spent more tome learning some of his lines than anyone else's. He is a pure genious of the melody and fretboard.


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Postby harleyyy » Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:43 pm

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Postby aussiemark » Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:26 pm

Funnily, Rush is one of those bands that never made it onto the radar screen in Australia, and I couldn't name a single Rush song. Of course, I've seen Geddy Lee's name up in lights over the web so I figure he must be able to play :-)
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Postby Armybass » Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:27 pm

He is THE reason why most bass players my age own a bass or ever heard of the bass guitar.

Never tire of seeing Gary on the cover of BP either.
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Postby no name » Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:01 pm

aussie mark, it's cool, i thought rush was known world wide? dont feel bad, i never heard of jaco?
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Postby Armybass » Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:33 pm

I think my 11 year old is a bigger fan now than I ever was. I am appreciating him more and more through Brendan's interest.
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Postby onamission » Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:32 am

I've been coping Geddy's licks for 30 yrs. First tune I learned was Fly By Night then Bastile Day. Speaking of which, they have a new album coming out shortly, Snakes and Arrows, and you can listen to one of the tracks, Far Cry, here:

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Postby spideyjg » Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:21 pm

Rush tour dates get announced on Monday! [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif] Hoping for 2 SoCal dates.

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Postby spideyjg » Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:57 pm

Dates are up......

Only CA dates are...
July 23rd in LA
25th in Irvine,
and 30th in San Diego.

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Postby Eejif » Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:07 am

You scared me. I thought they weren't coming up here to the Bay Area. They're playing both the really big venues. Whew.
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Postby Dr. Greenthumb » Wed May 02, 2007 12:42 pm

Geddy inspired so many people to play bass. My first bass was a Ric 4001.

BTW....they will be coming here on June 16.....I will be there. [smilie=food-smiley-004.gif]
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Postby Lieutenant Dan » Tue May 08, 2007 10:07 am

Geddy is one of my top dawgs! "Xanadu" and "New World Man" were very inspirational to me to pick up the instrument initially.

Chris Squire brought me back to it. [smilie=cool-smiley-031.gif]
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Postby ~lightwaveryder~ » Tue May 08, 2007 10:38 am

geddy lee is probably the big reason why i am a bass player instead of a gee-tard. I used to listen to tom sawyer and yyz when i was in the 6th grade, and wish that i coudl play like that. yyz is still a stretch for me !

which reminds me of a question, im gonna post it in the hang.


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Re: Geddy Lee

Postby spideyjg » Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:03 pm

18 minute interview with Geddy....... [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif] [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif]

I love his "key" to playing fretless, "Play so fast they can't tell you are out of tune." [smilie=lol.gif]

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Re: Geddy Lee

Postby Jerry » Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:07 am

Even if Geddy wasn't the great bassist that he is, I would dig him because of his sense of humor about the whole thing. There a lot of bands out there that could use his sense of humility.
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