Tom Sawyer
Moving Pictures
Moving Pictures
Family Friendly
Released 1981
Genre Progressive
Language English
Length 4:53
Source Rock Band
Available November 20, 2007
Playable in
Rock Band
Rock Band 2
Rock Band 3
Rock Band Blitz
Lego Rock Band
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Basic Pro
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Male singer
Guitar Solo
Drum Solo
Vocal Tambourine
Big Rock Ending

Tom Sawyer is a song on Rock Band made famous by Rush. It is one of the harder songs in the game, placed in 8th tier for full band (7th on the Wii version). It is best known for its unique drum beat (it is placed in the final tier for drums, and the 7th on the Wii), which involves tricky patterns of bass pedals, including 32nd note 'double pedals', and a drum solo later on in the song.

For vocals it is also considered quite hard, being placed in the 9th tier (7th on the Wii). It has rapid significant changes of pitch, and you basically have to have heard it quite a few times to be able to play it well.

On the guitar, it is supposedly quite hard (8th tier, 6th on the Wii) despite that the only complex part is a 6 second hammer-on during the solo.

For bass it is very easy, yet it is placed in the 8th tier (6th on the Wii Version).

Tom Sawyer (Original Version) is the original master recording by Rush and became available as a Rock Band downloadable single and as part of Moving Pictures album pack on September 23, 2008. The difficulty of the song has been scaled down to Rock Band 2 standards.


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Rock Band, Tom Sawyer full band 5 stars

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