In this Since I've Been Loving You guitar lesson series, I will take you note-for-note through one of the most epic blues guitar songs ever recorded.
Jimmy really pulls out all the stops in this one, so it will take a few video lessons to do the song justice.
If you are familiar with "Since I've Been Loving You", you know that it is pretty much a guitar solo from beginning to end. There will be a lot of notes to get down, but we will take it phrase-by-phrase so it shouldn't be too hard to follow.
In the first video lesson, I will tackle Jimmy Page's intro guitar solo, in addition to the first verse and chorus sections. That makes up about the first 2 1/2 minutes of the song.
Throughout the song, but especially during the intro solo and first verse, Jimmy Page incorporates a very careful use of dynamics during his solos. You will need to constantly vary how hard you are picking the strings, as well as tweak the volume knob on your guitar to emulate all of those dynamics. Jimmy Page of course does this perfectly and it sounds incredible. Just listen to how the solos develop dynamically, it is just as important to the song as the actual notes he is playing.
In the second lesson, I will teach the second verse and chorus, along with the main guitar solo. This main solo is definitely going to be the biggest challenge of the song for us guitar players. Jimmy Page's main guitar solo for "Since I've Been Loving You" has been called the greatest guitar solo ever recorded by many music critics and Led Zeppelin fans alike. It is hard to argue with them after learning how to play this mighty solo.
In the third and final video lesson, I will show you how to play all the remaining guitar parts in the song after the main solo is over.
As many notes as there are in the beautiful song by Led Zeppelin, I feel that none of them are wasted. In my opinion, "Since I've Been Living You" is one of the greatest moments in music history, and after learning the song with these lessons, I hope you will feel the same way. Good Luck!
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