Released in 1969 off their Led Zeppelin II album, it features one of Jimmy Page's most recognizable riffs.
The track was actually recorded with a Vox 12-string guitar so that will explain why some of the guitar riffs sound doubled an octave higher. But it sounds just fine with a standard 6 string guitar as well.
I start the lesson out showing you how to play the main riff. This riff is instantly recognizable by virtually every rock music fan. It is also quite fun to play and not very difficult at all to play.
The chords at the end of this riff can be played a couple of different ways. I demonstrate in the lesson how Jimmy Page would have played it and another way that might be easier for most players. Either way, both of the ways to play it contain all of the same notes and sound exactly the same.
The other main rhythm section contains a doubled guitar part. I will demonstrate how to play both parts for completeness sake. 🙂
After that I will break down Jimmy Page's short but sweet guitar solo note-for-note. The is one of Jimmy Page's most singable solos and a great solo to learn for the upper beginner level guitarist.
Most of the solo is very laid back and repeats itself with two different endings. It will literally take just a few minutes for most guitarists to master it. And just like the main riff, it is very fun to play as well.
Have fun with this simple classic from the great Led Zeppelin!
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