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D’yer Mak’er Guitar Lesson – Led Zeppelin

In this D'yer Mak'er guitar lesson, I will show you how to play this Led Zeppelin classic off of their Houses Of The Holy album.

The tuning is standard tuning. E A D G B E. However, you will find that the original recording is slightly off of standard pitch, most likely because the analog tape machines that were used to mix or master, probably weren't the exact same speed as the original machine it was recorded on. In any case, playing along with the original recording might sound a bit weird unless you have software that can tweak the pitch of the original recording a bit to bring it back to standard A440 tuning.

"D'yer Mak'er" is a reggae influenced track with 50's style vocals and was originally just a joke song that the band was messing around with in the studio. Robert Plant took a liking to it so they stuck with it and released it as a single.

I will go through all of Jimmy Page's guitar parts in the order that they appear on the original recording. There are some cool parts to play here and everything stays pretty repetitive so it won't take a ton of memorizing unlike many of Page's compositions.

Jimmy Page's solo is also short and sweet. It is a nice bending workout, but otherwise, not very challenging to learn.

I hope you guys enjoy learning this fun Zeppelin track!

Carl...

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D'yer Mak'er Guitar Lesson - Led Zeppelin

2 Comments

  1. Bob Genis on February 28, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    I’ve heard that the name of the song is from a joke.

    “My wife left me the other day”
    “D’yer Mak’er” (Did you make her?)

    • George Kerr on March 1, 2020 at 4:19 pm

      Great as always. How about lemon song or black mountain side.

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