Kashmir Guitar Lesson – Led Zeppelin – Famous Riffs

If this famous riff lesson we are actually gonna take a look at the first two riffs in "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin.

Jimmy Page employs the use of DADGAD tuning to create this ominous and stirring riff. There really isn't anything else that sounds like it.

Technically there isn't a lot to worry about in this Kashmir guitar lesson. Except for maybe a slight stretch at the beginning of the riff, everything thing else is just repeated without requiring much fret-hand movement at all.

Led Zeppelin had a way of bringing an all new sound to the world with the legendary guitar work of Jimmy Page. A lot of people will say that perhaps Jimmy Page isn't the most technically gifted guitarist in the world, but he was truly a creative genius who conjured up countless classic riffs and solos. And that my friend, is much more difficult to find than someone who can play a billion notes a minute without mistakes.

The first thing you will need to do is tune your guitar to DADGAD tuning before following along with this Kashmir guitar lesson or the original recording once you have all the parts down.

To do this simply tune your 6th string E down to D. Then tune your 2nd string B down to A followed by tuning your 1st string E down to D.

The strings will then be from the lowest pitched string to the highest pitched string DADGAD.

I hope you guys enjoying learning these riffs. They are simply some of the most unique in all of the classic rock era.


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  1. Cait on June 13, 2014 at 5:45 am


  2. DAVID SLATON on November 3, 2014 at 2:29 pm


  3. Robert Bowles on June 2, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Growing up with this song and dying to play it right has ALWAYS eluded me. NOT NOW -thanks to you! I’m having more fun now at age 59 playing the guitar than I was having when I was 16! Thanks a million, Carl!

  4. david flint on December 3, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Like the previous guitarist I too am 59 and love this piece. Carl you are amazing in your talent and approach. I would love to learn the entire piece from you someday soon. Thank you so much for all you do.

  5. Brad Gabel on January 26, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Hey Carl, thanks for all the great lessons. Ive really wanted to learn Fight the Good Fight by Triumph. Even just the Rhythm parts would be great. Hope you might be able to add to your list. Cheers

  6. Daryl on April 27, 2022 at 10:44 am

    Nice job Thanks. Love the tone on your Strat.

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