With liberal use of hammer-ons and pull-offs and some quick chord strumming the great Jimmy Page created an acoustic intro that sets the mood of the song up perfectly for the latter more aggressive full band sections.
But the trouble with that is that we have to play all those tricky little hammer-ons or pull-offs on an acoustic guitar, something many guitar players would rather avoid. 🙂
But fret not (pun intended), in this Over The Hills And Far Away Guitar Lesson I will break down all those tricky little acoustic guitar parts into an easy to understand pattern.
I think learning this intro riff is a great opportunity for just about every guitarist to strengthen their fret hands while playing a riff that sounds really cool. And if you are playing this riff well it definitely is a head turner. 🙂
I think my favorite playing of Jimmy Page is usually with his acoustic stuff. He seems to be at his best both technically and creatively with an acoustic guitar in his hands. That is very apparent with this opening riff to "Over the Hills and Far Away".
In the second video lesson I will tackle all of the electric rhythm guitar parts throughout the rest of the song. There is song really great stuff to play here so don't stop learning after that intro!
These riffs are great exercises in everything from muting to quick chord changes. However, nothing is too overly difficult either. 🙂
In the third video lesson I will teach you a note-for-note breakdown of Jimmy Page's killer guitar solo for "Over Hills and Far Away". This solo ventures into many different territories and techniques so take your time and learn it phrase by phrase like I teach it in the lesson. Have Fun!!
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