In this No Quarter guitar lesson video series, I will show you Jimmy Page's guitar parts for this Led Zeppelin masterpiece note-for-note.
On the original recording, the tuning is one-half step down. Apparently this was created by using a vari-speed effect in order to give the song fuller sound. In most live situations, Led Zeppelin played the song in standard tuning instead. I will be playing it in the original tuning of one half-step down (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb).
The rhythm guitar parts are quite simple for "No Quarter". The song is dominated by John Paul Jones' electric piano. When Page's guitar parts do enter the song, he does so with a couple of really cool clean chords that can be played a couple of different ways. I will demonstrate various was to play those chords so that you can find one that works for you.
In the second video lesson, I will show you Jimmy Page's guitar solo. Now to be clear, this solo is created by different guitar solos layered on top of each other. One uses a clean tone and the other a high gain lead tone. I will show you a version of the solo that combines both parts, always playing the most prominent part, so you can recreate the solo pretty convincing with just one guitar.
This Led Zeppelin classic is a very highly requested song here at GL365. Hopefully, you guys will enjoy it!
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