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Black Dog Led Zeppelin Guitar Lesson

Here’s a guitar lesson on Black Dog by Led Zeppelin. The solo is in a blues rock style, the foundation of my lead playing. My research told me some amazing things. Jimmy Page was not using a guitar amplifier. Andy Johns had him plug into a pair of 1176 compressors in series, and distorted the mic pre and the compressors before going to tape. Each guitar line is tripled, and it all makes sense when you hear it. It sounds so impossibly grungy and wrong in that singularly Jimmy Page sort of way. And from SoundFacts.com: Black Dog was […]

Led Zeppelin Style Guitar Lesson Tim Pierce Marty Schwartz Guitarjamz

Led Zeppelin Style Guitar Lesson

I paid a visit to Marty Schwartz the other day, and one of the films we made was of a Led Zeppelin inspired riff. The idea was to tune your guitar down to drop D, play the riff on one string quietly and then play the same riff on three strings in a loud way. One of the things it always amazed me about early Led Zeppelin is that the guitar sounds are basically very clean. You come away with an impression of a very heavy sound but it’s really a clean guitar laying on top of very aggressive […]

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 […]