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bass vocals keyboards at the same??!

Post by bigdude » Mon Jan 10, 2005 10:01 am

i've just heard that Geddy plays bass, keyboards and sings at the same time!!!! w00ow:P does anyone got a pic???
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Post by happysmilies007 » Mon Jan 10, 2005 10:29 am

i've never heard of him doing all 3 at the same time, but he does sing and play both frequently at concerts. i still think it's absolutely INCREDIBLE that this man can switch back & forth & back & forth..& omg, what a multitasker! :P

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Post by H3WMW » Mon Jan 10, 2005 12:17 pm

Although it would be physically impossible to play bass and keyboards at the same time as you would need more than 2 hands for that unless Ged played an open string like E,A,D or G and played keys with his left hand,
I think he generally plays bass with his hands and uses keyboard Taurus pedals which he can generate noises or trigger certain sequenced parts with his feet.

I think "Force Ten" would be his most "multi-tasked" song as he has to sing "Tough times demand tough talk......" while playing TWO things on bass and triggering parts with his feet ALL AT THE SAME TIME.

If any of you have got "A Show Of Hands" on VHS or DVD then watch Ged closely playing Force Ten. You'll then know what I mean.
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Post by bigdude » Tue Jan 11, 2005 11:32 am

i also saw a dudes signature from in here saying sth about this.... oh here it is.. is from this "*Lifesonithe" guy :P Here it is:

I remember watching in amazement as Geddy sang, played bass, and played the keyboards with his feet. I thought, "Who is this guy???"
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Post by happysmilies007 » Tue Jan 11, 2005 11:45 am

ah yes, that would be from Immortal for a Ltd Time..a truly great poster here at by-tor :-D

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Post by 3 travelers » Tue Jan 11, 2005 11:54 am

happysmilies007 wrote:ah yes, that would be from Immortal for a Ltd Time..a truly great poster here at by-tor :-D

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Post by bigdude » Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:26 pm

where can i find it??!!
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Post by happysmilies007 » Tue Jan 11, 2005 4:26 pm

thanks, 3 :-D

actually bigdude, i meant a member..who posts, therefore, a poster! :-D sorry for the confusion! :oops:

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Post by Walkinghairball » Tue Jan 11, 2005 8:06 pm

bigdude wrote:i also saw a dudes signature from in here saying sth about this.... oh here it is.. is from this "*Lifesonithe" guy :P Here it is:

I remember watching in amazement as Geddy sang, played bass, and played the keyboards with his feet. I thought, "Who is this guy???"
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I remember watching in amazement as Geddy sang, played bass, and played the keyboards with his feet. I thought, "Who is this guy???"


Your answer is *Lifesonite. He has been AWOL for over 2 months now.

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Post by bigdude » Fri Jan 14, 2005 6:44 am

hehe ok thnx:P
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Post by white-haired uncle » Sun Jan 30, 2005 7:50 am

H3WMW wrote:Although it would be physically impossible to play bass and keyboards at the same time as you would need more than 2 hands for that unless Ged played an open string like E,A,D or G and played keys with his left hand,
I think he generally plays bass with his hands and uses keyboard Taurus pedals which he can generate noises or trigger certain sequenced parts with his feet.

I think "Force Ten" would be his most "multi-tasked" song as he has to sing "Tough times demand tough talk......" while playing TWO things on bass and triggering parts with his feet ALL AT THE SAME TIME.

If any of you have got "A Show Of Hands" on VHS or DVD then watch Ged closely playing Force Ten. You'll then know what I mean.
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Post by Immortal for a Ltd Time » Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:27 pm

Oh my!!

I haven't been here in ages, and when I come back, I see that some folks have been talking about me! :oops: Thanks for the nice words!! :-D :-D

I don't remember which thread I said that quote in, but I was talking about the first time I watched the Exit..Stage Left video, many many MANY years ago :shock: . There are several songs where Ged sings, plays bass, and plays his Taurus pedals with his feet...Xanadu, Freewill, Tom Sawyer, just to name a few. I truly was amazed by him...mesmerized even. Since that day, I still will watch him perform filled with awe.
By the way, I'm pretty sure he has played open strings on his bass while playing the keyboard with his fret hand...or, at least, hit some triggers.

Plus, I must say, he is mighty easy on the eyes...IMHO :cool: hehehehe....
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