Heartbreaker Led Zeppelin Online Guitar Lesson Tim Pierce

Heartbreaker Led Zeppelin Guitar Lesson

Heartbreaker was always one of my favorite Led Zeppelin songs, not only because of the guitar but also the amazing bass part.

I’m sure it’s well documented somewhere but to me it sounds like a Rickenbacker bass through some sort of Leslie on fast speed or some sort of tremolo. In the verse the guitar just kind hangs out and lets the bass carry it. In this free online guitar lesson I teach you how to play the full Heartbreaker song. In the solo at the beginning of the video I made up a couple of Jimmy Page style pull off riffs. Sign up to the newsletter to get access to more private videos incl. an extra video with the breakdown of the licks I played in the Heartbreaker Video. Please leave any comments you may have and I look forward to hearing from you. Enjoy!

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31 thoughts on “Heartbreaker Led Zeppelin Guitar Lesson

  1. Eric Rudd

    Love the tone, Tim! I’m amazed that your guitar stays in tune with that much pulling. (I’m sure you’re re-tuning during the video breaks!) Thanks for the lesson!

  2. Aaron Smith

    To be fair you had me at the blues turnaround for crossroads lol. Your videos are bringing on my lead playing a treat and i wish id of had you teaching me when i started out as you jus make learning so easy. Genuine thanks

  3. Craig Allen

    Hi Tim,

    I recently bought a Divided by 13 LDW 17/39. Beautiful amp, but I play at home and even with the master volume the amp is hella loud for my house (I have neighbors and a wife). I talked with Fred about a variac, which he is sending me, but I wanted to hear your opinion on using a variac, versus just using pedals for distortion. I really like the tube-based distortion from the amp. I have lots of pedals, but would prefer to be able to also get the tube-based overdrive/distortion from the amp. Any thoughts?

  4. Erin Daniels

    I thought that this video would be the second half of Heartbreaker. But it’s not and neither is the Heartbreaker extras video. I think? Does such a video exist. Also do you have any other Led Zeppelin videos?
    Thank you!

  5. walker

    hi Tim,

    totally cool tutorial / lesson vids…. I’m already subscribed ( 3 months) but cant
    seem to find the extra extended lesson vids you mention… can I pay?…or is my navigation
    very poor?

  6. Kevin

    I remember learning this song by ear back in 75, It would have been much easier to learn if you been around on you tube! You do a great job!

  7. Uwe Fischer

    Hi Tim ! I’ve recently discovered your great teaching vids.
    While breaking down the solo I thought it would have been great if U played it at full speed and complete for orientation sake.
    Maybe a good idea for coming vids ?
    Otherwise keep on going and rocking man 🙂
    Greetings from Sweden.

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