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METHOD
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL BY RON MANUS & L. C . HAB~NSBERGER
WITH C ON TRIBUTING EDITORS
BRAD TOLINSKl FROM GUITAR WORLD AND NATHANIEL GUNOD FROM NATIONA L GUITAR WO RKSHOP

CONTENTS
Holding the Guitar .................... ............ 2 How Many More Times When the Leve.e Breaks .......................62
Getting Acquainted with Music.................. 4 (Bass Line) ............ 30 The Six-String E C hord .............................. 64
Getting Acquainted with Tablature......... 5 T he Four-String G7 Chord ....... 31 Immigrant Song .... .... 64
The Lemon Song .... ...... 3 l Living Loving Maid
Chord Diagrams. .................... .5
The Four-String C Chord ............................. 32 (She's Just a Woman) .. ......... 66
Types of Guitars ..... 6
Bron-Y-Aur Stomp............ ........ 32 The Three Principal Chords
Tuning Your Guitar . .......... 7 in the Key of G Major..................... .. 67
Eighth Notes .................. ...... 33
Notes on the First String E.... ... 8 Eighth-Note Rock ..... ...... 33 The Six-String G Chord, the
Mixing It Up, More Mixing..... .. 9 Speed Drill ..... 34 Five-String C, and Four-String
Sound Off: How to Count Time ............... 10 Communication Breakdown ......... 35 D7 Chords......... .......................... 67
Time Signatures ............. 10 Rock and Roll ............................................. 68
Sharps, Flats, and Naturals........................ 36
The Dominant Major Chord .......... 70
Playing Different Kinds of Notes The Chromatic Scale ........................... 37
The Four-String; D Major Chord ... 70
and T ime Signatures . . 11 Chromatic Rock ..... 37
Thank You ..................... ........... 70
Notes on the Second String B ...... 12 Dazed and Confused... .......... 38
Key of E Minor . ....................... 72
Two-Str ing Rock.................. ...... 12 The Four-String F Chord .... 40
The Three Prin.cipal Chords
Stairway to Heaven (Melody) ...... 13 Communication Breakdown
in the Key of E Minor ........... 72
Notes on the T hird String G ......... 14 (Intro and Chorus).. ... 4 0
House of the Rising Sun ........... .... 73
Aura Lee ...... .................. ..... 14 Out on the Tiles
The Battle of Evermore ....................... 74
(Solo, Duet, or Trio) ....................... 42
Ties............................................................... ..15 Power Chords............ ...... ..................................... 76
Boogie with Stu ......................................... 15 The Major Scale ..................... ............. 44
Misty Mountai:n Hop .......................... 76
Introducing Chords ........... 16 Key Signatures ..........45
Preparation for Ba r (Barre) Chords .... 78
M eet the Chords ............ ........... 16 What Is and What Should
Never Be (Verse) ..... .. .... .... ............... 46 The Three Pri ncipal Chords in the
The Three-String C Chord ............. 17 Key of F Ma jor......... ............................ 79
Good Times Bad Times (Lick) ...... 4 7
Ode to joy.... .................. ................. 17 Important Open Chords............. .... 80
Introducing the Quarter Rest ........ 18 Introducing Dotted Notes ......................... 4 8
Rock 'n' Rhythm ...... 18 Heartbreaker (Riff) ......... 49 Most Commonly Used Barre Chords ... 81
How Many More Times Stairway to He!aven
The Three-String G7 Chord ............. 19 (Ending Section) ............................ ... 82
(Solo, Duet, or Trio) ... . . 50
The Lemon Song. ...................... 19
T he T hree Principal Chords......... 52 Sixteenth Notes..................................... . 84
Notes on the Fourth String D .... 20
The T hree Principal Chords in the Dotted Eighth and Sixteenth Notes ..... 85
Incomplete Measures. .................. .. 20
Key of C Major............. .............. 54 Sixteenth-Note Triplets .. 85
Chord Accompaniments ... .. 20 The Five-String C, Four-String F,
Your Time is Gonna Come .............. 21 H ammer-Ons a nd Pull-Offs...... .... 86
and Six-String G7 Chords............ 54 Over the Hills .a nd Far Away ........ 86
The Four-String G Chord. .. 22 Rhythm Patterns Using the Three
Whole Lotta Love........ .. 22 Principal Chords in C Major... .... 55 Fingersryle... .................... ............................. 88
Going to California... .... 23 Bouree in E Minor ...... .................... . 89
Introducing Triplets .......................................... 56 Babe I'm Gonna
Notes on the Fifth Str ing A ......... .............. 24 You Shook Me............................................. 56 Leave You (l'ntro) .............................. 90
Moby Dick................... .................. .24 Key of A Minor. ...................... ....... 58 Important Small Barre Chords . 91
Introducing High A. ............................... ......... 26 The Three Principal Chords in Stairway to Heaven (Intro) .... 92·
Rockin' in Dorian M ode..... ....... 26 the Key of A M inor. ........ 58
Thank You ....................................... ....... 28 Chord Chart... ............................ ................... ...... 94
T he Four-String D7 Chord ......................... 59
Notes on the Sixth String L ....... ............. 29 Bring It On Home Guitar Fingerboard! Chart ........ 96
The Natural Scale.... .................. 29 (Solo, Duet, or Trio) .......................... 60
Tempo Signs.......................... ......................... ...... 30 New Chords: T he Five-String A and
Three-Tempo Rock ... 30 Six-String Em Chords ............. 62

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2 LED ZEPPELI N G U ITAR METHOD

HOLDING THE GUITAR

Sitting

Holding the pick

Numbering the left-hand fingers


LEO ZEP PELIN GUITAR_MEil::fOP 3

THE LEFT-HAND POSITION


Note that the thumb falls about
opposite the joint of the second and
third fingers. Keep the elbow in
and the fingers curved.

The left-hand position from the back


THE RIGHT-HAND POSITION
The pick is held firm ly, but without
squeezing it hard enough to cause
tension in the right arm . The
motion is a relaxed downward
sweep of the wrist, not the entire
arm. A downpick, or downstroke,
is a downward motion toward the
floor. An upstroke, is an upward
morion away from the floor.
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Position of the right arm

Motion of the pick
PLACING THE FINGER ON
A STRING
When you place a left-hand finger
on a string, make sure you press
firml y and as close to the fret wire
as you can without actually being
right on it. This will ensure a
clean, bright tone.

THIS
Finger presses the
string down near
the fret without
actually being
on it. Fingm is on top of fret
wire; tone is muffled
and unclear.

NOT THIS
Finger is too far from fret
wire; tone is "buzzy" and
indefinite.
4 LED Z E PPELIN GUITA R METHOD

GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH MUSIC

Notes
Mu sical sounds are indica ted by
symbol s called NOTES . Their
time value is determined by their
co lor (white or black) and by
ST EM S and FLAGS that may be
attached to the N OTEHEADS.

The Staff
The name and pitch o f the notes
are determined by th e note's - - - - - - - - - - Sth LINE - - - - - - - -4-th_S_P_A-CE-
pos ition on a graph, made of fi ve - - - - - - - - 4th LINE - - - - - - - 3r_d_S_P-AC
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horizontal lines and the spaces in - - - - - - 3rd LINE - - - - - -2-nd_S _P_A_C_E_ _ _ _ _ __
between, ca lled the STAFF. T he - - - 2nd LINE - - - - - 1s-t -SP_A
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notes are nam ed after the first - 1st LINE - - - - - - - - - " ' " " ' - ' - - - - " ' " " ' - - - - - - - - - - -
seven letters of the alpha bet (A-G),
repeated to embrace the entire
range of musical sound.
Notes on the lines 1 Notes in the spaces --,

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Measures and Bar Lines


Music is also di vided into eq ual BAR LINES
units of time, called M EASURES.
O ne measure is divided from
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Clefs
Duri ng the evolution of music
notation, the staff had from two
to twenty lines, and symbols were
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or pitch, by which all other pitches This developed into ~
were determ ined. T hese symbols the modern treble clef: :m~)
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were called CLEFS.
M usic fo r the guitar is written in
the G or treble clef. Origin ally the
Go th ic letter G was used on a four-
line staff to esta blish the p itch of
G. Notice how it wra ps around the
G line.
LED ZE eeEUtLGU.Jil~B M ETHOD 5

GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH TABLATURE

Tablature is a graphic method


of showing how to play notes

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and chords on the guitar.
It uses a six-line staff, with each
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_ . . . __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 3rd string
line representing one string ,.........~---------------------- 4th string
of the guita r. i--.rJ-- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- 5th string
L...a111L-- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6th string

A number placed on a line means to finger that fret on the corresponding string. A 0 means the string is p layed
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Play the 1st string, 3rd fret 2nd string, 1st fret 3rd string, open 4th string, 2nd fret

Numbers placed one on top of the other are p layed simu ltaneously as chords.

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1st string, open, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th 1st string, 1st fret; A five-note C chord
2nd string, 1st fret strings open 2nd, 3rd, and 4th strings, open

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1st fret, 2nd string and second fi nger on
the 2nd fret, 4th string. Then strum the first
1st fret

four strings only. The x's on the 5th and 6th


strings indicate not to play those strings. 2nd fret

To make it as clear as possible, all the


3rd fret
material in this book appears both
in traditional music and in tablature.
Chord d iagrams are included where 4th fret
appropriate. Strings: 6th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd 1st
6 LED ZEPPELIN GUITAR METHOD

TYPES OF GUITARS

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essential gear:
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Double Neck
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Martin D-28
Sovereign H-1260

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anrd Vox Super Beatie amps
• Sola Sound
ToneBender MK II
• Maestro Echoplex
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Acoustic
Guitar
Acoustic guitars have narrow
Headstock·~
necks and steel strings. They
are either strummed w ith a
flat pick or played with one or
more finger picks.

Strings: Steel
Gauge: Light or Medium

Solid Body
Electric Guitar
Solid body electrics have narrow
necks, light-gauge strings, and
one or more electric pickups.
The output of these pickups is
fed through an amplifier and is
sometimes modified further by
using wah-wah pedals, distortion
pedals, chorus effects, or other
means of altering the tone.
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Strings: Steel
Gauge: Light Volume Controls
LED ZEPPELIN GUITAR METHOD 7

TUNING YOUR GUITAR @·ckl


First, make sure the strings are Turning the tuning peg Once your strings aire wound on
wound properly around the tuning counter-clockwise (always the pegs properly, liisten to the
machines (sometimes called pegs). from the point of view of CD for this book, and follow
They should go from the player ) raises the pitch. the directions to get the guitar in
inside to outside. Turning the t un ing peg perfect tune.
'l See below: clockwise lowers the pitch .
Some guitars have the six If you do not have tlhe CD, follow the
tuning pegs on the same side directions below (How to Tune Your
of the head. Make sure all six Guitar Without Using the CD) to get
strings are wound the same the instrument in tune.
way, from inside out.

important::
4th or D String 3rd or G String Always remember that the
thinnest, highest-sound ing
5th or A String 2nd or B String string-the one dosest to the
floor- is the 1st string. The
6th or E String 1st or E String thickest, lowest-sounding
stri ng- the one closest to the
cei ling-is the 61th string. When
gu itarists say "the highest
string," they mean the one
highest in pitch, not the one
highest in position.

How to Tune Your Guitar Without Using the CD


The six strings of your guitar have the same pitches as the six notes shown on the piano in the
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Strings: 6 5 4 3
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First, tu ne the 6th string to£ on the piano. If no piano is ava.ilable, we recommend you buy a tun ing
fork, tuning pipe, or electronic tuner. The first two are inexpensive and very handy, and all three a1re
available from your music dealer. Tune the rest of the strings as follows:
E A D G B E
Press 5th fret of 6th string to get pitch of 5th string (A). Nut
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Press 5th fret of 2nd string to get pitch of 1st string (E).
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String: 6 5 4 3 2
8 LED ZEPEEL~ GUITAR METHOD

NOTES ON THE FIRST STRING E $ack 2


OPEN String 2nd FRET 3rd FRET
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1st string, open 1st string, 1st fret 1st string, 3rd fret
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Mixing It Up \:pr Left-hand fingers: When playing from the 1st to the 3 rd fret, keep the first
finger down. Only the G will sound, but when you go back to the F, your
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SOUND OFF: HOW TO COUNT TIME

Four Kinds of Notes

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Quarter Note Half Note Dotted Half Note Whole Note
One count Two counts Three counts Four counts

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Count: 1 2 3 4 Count: 1 2 3 4 Count: 1 2 3 Count: 1 2 3 4

TIME The TOP NUMBER tells us how many counts

SIGNATURES
Each piece of music
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4 ---:-1 are in each measure.

beginning called a TIME


SIGNAT URE.
These numbers tell us how
to count rime for that
particula r piece.

4~ A QUARTER NOTE gets one count

important:
Fill in the missing time
signatures of the songs
already learned. Even though
tablature players do not read
standard music notation, it
is still important to become
familiar with the concept of
- time signatures.
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PLAYING DIFFERENT KINDS OF NOTES ~rackS


AND TIME SIGNATURES
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From the album ~&& ©
A number of the arrangements in this book will sound
djfferent from the original recordings. T hey have been
simplified to help you learn the basics of playing guitar. You'll
start with playing the vocal melodies first and then will be Words and Music by
playing guitar parts later in the book. Jimmy Page ;and Robert Plant

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NOTES ON THE THIRD STRING G ®ack9


OPEN String 2nd FRET
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3rd string, open 3rd string, 2nd fret

Aura Lee ®ack10


At the age of) ;3. Jimmy Page was inspired to play guitar when he heard
Elvis Presley's recording of "Baby, Let's Play House," which fE?atured
guitari·st Scotty Moore. In 1956, Elvis recorded the Civil War folk song
"Aura Lee" with new lyrics and titled it "Love Me Tender."

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Ties are curved lines connecting two or more successive notes of the same pitch. When two
notes are tied, rhe second o ne is nor picked; its time val ue is added to the value of the first
note. For exampl e:

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Words And Music By Jimmy Page,
VOO~lr Robert Plant, John Bonham, John
From the album nf151\Al.IJ&fm Paul Jones, Ian :Stewart, and
Moderate Boogie Concepcion "Connie" Valenzuela
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16 LED ZEPPELIN GUITAR METHOD

INTRODUCING CHORDS
A CH ORD is a combination
of two or more harmonious (This example is not to be played)
notes. All note values except
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Before Led Zeppelin was formed, Jimmy Page worked as a session musician in recording
studios that required him to read music. During that time, he took a few dassical guitar
lessons to improve his music reading skills. Classical music spans hundreds of years
and thousands of composers, but two of the most famous composers are Beethoven and
Ode to Joy (§;r 15 Bach . Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" is one of the most popular pieces of classiical music, and
Jimmy plays Bach's "Bouree in E Minor" during "Heartbreaker" on the live album How the
(Theme from the West Was Won (see page 89).
9th Symphony)
Beethoven

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18 LED ZEPPELIN GUITAR METHOD

INTRODUCING THE QUARTER REST ~ackl 6


For a cleaner effect
This symbol is a QUARTER REST, when an o pen-
and it is used in music notation string note is
to mean one beat of silence.
followed by a rest,
First, play the exercise, then try you may stop the
" Rock 'n' Rhythm." sound of che
strings by touching
chem lightly with
the "heel" of the
right hand.

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THE THREE-STRING G7 CHORD ~ckla

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Words and Music by

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19 Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John
Paul Jones, and John Bonham
the album l.W ZDTIIJI I
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NOTES ON THE FOURTH STRING D ~ck


20

OPEN String 2nd FRET 3rd FRET


3

E F

4th string, open 4th string, 2nd fret 4th string, 3rd fret

INCOMPLETE MEASURES
Not every piece of music begins is one beat, the last measure will "Your Time Is Gonna Come" (page
on the first beat of a measure. sometimes have only three beats in~' 21) has a one-beat pickup. There
Music sometimes begins with an f
or two beats in to make up for the are only three beats in the last
incomplete measure, called the extra beat at the beginning;. measure to make up for the extra
UPBEAT or PICKUP. If the pickup beat at the beginning.

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UPBEAT WHOLE MEASURE WHOLE MEASURE WHOLE MEASURE LAST MEASURE
4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3

CHORD ACCOMPANIMENTS
Most of the songs throughout the rest of this book include grey letters
above the music. These indicate chords that can be played by another
guitarist, or pianist, to accompany you. Chord frames showing how to
play all of these chords on the guitar are included on pages 94 and 95.
LED ZEPPELIN GUITAR METHOD 21

~ck 21
TOU~ TIHr 15 ~OHHA \OHr Words and Music by
From the album W zrrrn.tl Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones
Moderately
G7 N.C. G7

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THE FOUR-STRING G CHORC• @ck 22


G
x x 0 0 ()

WHOLr LOTTA LOVr @ck 23


From the album La7 zrrmtlll Words and Music by
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul
Slow Blues
Jones, John Bonham, and Willie Dixon

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LED ZEPP ELIN GUITAR METHOD 23

~OIH~ TO \ALlrO~HIA ©ck 24


From the album ~.&& © Words and Music by
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant
Moderately
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24 LEO ZEPPELIN GUITAR METHOD

NOTES ON THE FIFTH STRl~"G A $ckls


OPEN String 2nd FRET 3rd FRET
0 2 3

&::Leger u &

A Lines• B c

5th string, open 5th string, 2nd fret 5th string, 3rd fret

" The short line that


extends the staff
downwards is called
a leger (pronounced
ledger) line.
2 0

1 J J lg J J JI
3 2 2 9 9 9 9 II

HOVT Vl\K ®ckl6


From the album LW Zim1JI II Music by
John Bonham, John Paul
Moderately Fast Jones, and Jimmy Page
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1 I J F IF F J JJ
t---2--t-2
'\--------+---~2
+----3 3+-----3 I• 3 13-· . 3d
I JJlJ J JJIJ J J I

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INTRODUCING HIGH A $ a c k ll

5th FRET Notice that high A is played


4 Leger on the 5th fret, but the
-0- +- L i ne*
fourth fi nger is used. Slide
your hand up the fretboard
so that the fo urth finger can
A reach the 5th fret.

1st string , 5th fret


*Leger lines can also
extend the staff upwards.

3 .,,.4 3 4 4

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LEO ZEPPELIN GUITAR METHOD 27

...._ .
4d Zeppelin wa~ formed in 1968 by Jimmy Page (guitar), and featuned Robert Plant (vocals,
harmonica), John Pau~Jones (bass guitar, keyboards, mandolin), and John Bonham (drums). Their
eP!C concerts helped them to become the highest-grossing band of the 1970s. During their 12 years
together, they were arguably the biggest rock band in the world, and they continue to be one of the
,:\ most influential and innovative groups of all time.
28 LED ZEPPE LIN GUITAR M ETHOD

THAHK lOU ©'k 29 Words and Music by


From the album ID7ZDTllltll
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant
Moderately Slow
,, F C/E
,..- ,..- I">.

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L

't) -JI'.

Lit -
I

tie drops of rain


IF
whis -
F
per of the

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C/E G Gsus4

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pain, tears of loves lost in the days gone

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by. My love is strong. W ith you there

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is no wrong to - geth - er we shall go un - t ii we die.

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LED ZEPPELI N G UITAR M ETHOD 29

NOTES ON THE SIXTH STRING E ~cuo


1st FRET 3rd FRET - .. r - -
0 3

-"
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...
~

tJ --
u & u
E F G
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6th string, 1st fret 6th string, 3rd fret

1 3 1

II

:3 1 1 I . 9 9 9 I
3 1 3 1 3 1

a 1 1 I• 1 9 I

·THE NATURAL SCALE


6th STRING 5th STRING 4th STRING 3rd STRING 2nd STRING 1st STRING

1 3 2 3 2 3 2 1 3 1 3 4

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30 LED ZEPPELIN GUITAR METHOD

TEMPO SIGNS
Tempo signs tell how fast or slow to play.
The three most common TEM PO SIGNS are: Andante (slow) Moderato (moderately) Allegro (fast)
say: on-don-tay mah-duh-rah-toe al-lay-grow
Three-Tempo Rock Play three times: 1st time Andante, 2nd time Moderato, 3rd time Allegro.

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now HAHT HO~r TIHrs (BASS LINE) ~ckJI


From the album IDl .zm'OJI
This song is a fast blues. When playing the blues, rhythms are usually played Words and Music by
differently than they are written. First practice this song as written and then listen Jimmy Page, John Paul
to the recording and play the blues feel you hear. Jones, and John Bonham
Allegro
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THE FOUR-STRING G1

G7 CHORD ©'k 32 x x
. '
0 0 0

. ''
4t
you learned earllier can be ...
expanded to a fuller and '
. '

.. ...:
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richer sounding four-note
'chord by simply adding
the open 4th string.

THr LrHOH SOH~ ©ckB This version of "The Lemon Song"


uses notes on the 6th string and the
Words and Music by
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John
From the album l.W ztmlllll fo ur-string G7 chord. Paul Jones, and John Bonham
G7
Moderato

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32 LEO ZEPPELIN GUITAR M ETHOD

THE FOUR-STRING C CHORD @ck)4


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From the album rn7 ZUTilJUll
Words and Music by
Play accented notes (those marked with a>) louder than the unacoented ones.
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant,
Allegro
and John Paul Jones
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Ah caught you smil -ing at me, thats the way it should be, like a

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leaf is to a tree so fine.

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LED ZEPPELIN GUITAR METHOD 33

EIGHTH NOTES ~ck)6


Eighth notes are black notes with a flag added to the stem, )'i or p.
Two or more eighth notes are written with connecting beams, n or (.J. The eighth rest is j.
Two eighth notes are played in the same time as one quarter note.

~~
~~
0 JJJJJJJJ
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 &2&3&4&
Whole Note 2 Half Notes 4 Quarter Notes; 8 Eighth Notes
(Eighth notes are sometimes grouped in fours)

. til now, you have been playing using downstrokes only.


be able to play more quickly, you will now also use upstrokes.
,., ,., ,., ,.,
se alternating downstrokes l"'l
F F F F I E E E E F E E E II
'
· d upstrokes V on eighth notes:
Count: & 2 & 3 & 4 & & 2& 3& 4&
,ighth-Note Rock ~ck 37

Allegro moderato (moderately fast)

l"I v l"I v

0 0 2 0 0
0 0 2 2
3 3

*
JJSIJ J JJS I
. • • • 1. 2
0 0 2 0

II

Fill in the rest of the page with downstrokes and upstrokes.


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34 L ED ZEPPELIN GUITAR METHOD

Speed drills are for the development of technique and should be practiced
daily. Start all speed drills slowly, and be sure that each note is clear and
Speed Drill ~ck 38 distinct. On each repetition, increase the tempo a little. We recommend
you practice with a metronome to maintain an even tempo.
Allegro
,., V ,., V etc
- - - -...- - ...- - ...- - ...- .. •• r:r r:r ~;J
Cf CJ ~;J r:r I
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1 s 1 6 1 6 1
1 3 1 3 1

,,

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3immY---Page.is the' guitarist, C'o-songwriter, and producer for Led Zeppelin. His heavy riffs, wild solos,
• alid 1nteose sta~ presence helped define what it means to be a rock guitarist. His guitar solo on
~&ai~y to Heaven" was voted the "greatest guitar solo of all time" by Guitar World magazine. He
'-... comb... his roots in the blues with other influences, such as folk, funk, and Middle Eastern music, to
create his own distinct hard-rock style.
.LEO ZEPPELIN GUITAR METHOD 35

:\OHHUHl\ATIOH V~[AKl70WH (INTRO) ~ckl


9

From the album IWZimlli Words and Music by


Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and
Moderately Rock John Bonham
N.C. D A D

,J~J J J

N.C. D A D N.C.

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x · ~
"':\. Jt one person can hold the title as the greatest, most
it ·mi1:1ential, and most emulated rock drummer in history,
·- ·it would be John Bonham. Bonham was a rock-solid
powerhouse, laying down the most enormous-sounding
and authoritative drum beats in the history of rock 'n'
roll. Bonham played with Led Zeppelin right up until his
,, unfortunate and premature death on September 25th,
I"' 1980. John will forever be remembered with a deep
fondness, not just by the drummers he influenced, but
also by th1e millions of listeners he touched even long
after his passing.
36 LED ZEPPELIN GUITAR METHOD

SHARPS~, FLATSb, AND NATlJRALS ~


The distance from one fret to the next fret, up or down, is a HALF STEP.

TWO half steps make a WHOLE STEP.

SHARPS RAISE FLATS LOWER NATURALS


the note a half the note a half CANCEL a
step. Play the step. If the note is previous sharp
next fret higher. fingered , play the or flat.
next fret lower. If
the note is open,
play the 4th fret
of the next lower
string except if
that string is G
(3rd string), then
play the 3rd fret.

HALF STEPS WHOLE STEPS


One Fret Away Two Frets Away

F- -F
HALF STEP
· WHOLE STEP
Fi-
(or Gl>t
HALF STEP
G- - G
HALF STEP
GI- ·WHOLE STEP
(or Ai>t
HALF ST EP
A- -A

· WHOLE STEP

-B

"
.LED Z EPPELIN GUITAR METHOD 37

HE CHROMATIC SCALE @ck-10


e CHROMATIC SCALE is formed exclusively of HALF STEPS.
nding, the CHROMATIC SCALE uses SHARPS(#), but descending, uses FLATS(~).

3 4 2 3
0 0

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11
F
9 1
2 3

I 11
ESCENDING CHROMATIC SCALE
0
0 4 3

~~ ~ ~~ -e-
I
1 9
4 3
II
@ck41
Allegro moderato

2 2 3 3 2 2 1 1 9 9

Still ~ Still ~

2 2 3 3 2 2 1 1 9 9

~ J I
3 3
9 9 a a
II
·When a sharp or flat note appears more than once in the same measure, it is still played as a sharp or flat unless cancelled
by a natural sign(~). It's also important to know that these signs, called ACCIDENTALS, only apply to the measure in
which they appear.
38 LEO Z.EPPELIN GUITAR METHOD

VAZrV AHV \OHrusrv ~ck 42

From the album l07Zlm1JI Words and Music by


Slow Blues Jimmy Page
N.C.

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Been dazed and- con - fused - - for so long it's not true.
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40 LED ZEPPELIN GUITAR METHOD

THE FOUR-STRING F CHOR[:> @'k 43


x x F

F
-

*Depress both the 1st and


2nd strings at the 1st fret
with your first fi nger.

2 1 1 F

hold fingers down

..
..'.,.

\OHHUHl\ATIOH ~~rAKVOWH
(INTRO AND CHORUS)
Words and Music by
From the album l.Cl7 ZDTtlJ! Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham
Moderately Rock F C F

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N.C.

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N.C.

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1
2
3
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3- -3- -3- -3- -3 -- 3 - -3 - - 3 3

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LED ZEPPELIN GUITAR METHOD 41

c1

I~ j pEr r Fl
Com-mu - ni - ca tion Break - down,___ it's al-ways the same._

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...__------------~---------1----.
1 - l - -- - - -3- 3 - 3 t - - - ---i

07

I'm hav- ing a ner vous break - down,·- - -

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N.C.

drive me in- sane.- - -


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First time only Second time only
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. 112. Play 1st ending first time, repeat to the beginning or the repeat sign,
. II: I I I I ( ......:II II then skip 1st ending and play 2nd ending.
.................•....•;if
** A half rest .-. means to be silent for two beats.
42 LEO ZEPPELIN GUITAR METHOD

OUT OH Tnr TILrs ~ck 45

(SOLO, DUET, OR TRIO)


From the album L!l7 ZDT!l.11111 Words and Music by
Jimmy Page, Robert
Plant, and John Bonham

Moderately Rock
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is all your love_ _ _ __ _+---

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* A whole rest ._. means to be silent for a complete measure.


44 L ED ZEPPELIN GUITAR METHOD

THE MAJOR SCALE


A scale is a series or succession of tones. All MAJOR SCALES are made of eight The Octave Note
tones, which ascend in alphabetical order. The major scale always follows this This scale has eight
notes. The highest note,
pattern of alternating whole and half steps:
having the same name
as the first note, is called

I
the OCTAVE note.

C Major Whole Whole Half Whole Wholie Whole Half


Scale Step Step Step Step Step Step Step
I I I I I I I
I _____.__...,
I

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II II II II

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ft

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ft

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ft

It is easier to visualize whole steps and


half steps on a piano keyboard. Notice
that there are whole steps between every
white key except E-F and B-C.

Whole Steps-One Key Between


Half Steps-No Key Between
c D E F G A B C
I I ~_J ~'--,!. -----'!l---.-J~ l---.-J
~
Whole Whole Half Whole Whole Whole Half
Step Step Step Step Step Step Step

The MAJOR SCALE may be built starting on ANY NOTE-natural,


sharp, or flat. Using the pattern we just learned, write a MAJOR SCALE
starting on G.

Whole Step Whole Step I Whole Step I Whole Step 1-I---~


I
Half Step Half Step

CHECK: Are the notes in alphabetical order? Did you give the 7th note a sharp?

Write a MAJOR SCALE starting on F:

I
CHECK: Are the notes in a lphabetical order? Did you give the 4th note a flat?
KEY SIGNATURES

The Key of C Major


A piece based on the C MAJO R SCALE is in the KEY OF C MAJOR,
since there are no sharps or flats in the C scale.
3 0 2 3 0 3

2 9
3 2 9
3 11
he Key of G Major
piece based on the G Major scale is in the key of indicated at the beginning, in the KEY SIGNATURE.
Major. Since F is sharp in the G scale, every F will Sharps or fla1ts shown in the key signature remain
sharp in the key of G Major. Instead of adding a effective thrnughout the piece.
arp every time an F appears in a piece, the sharp is

,,
,
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rr r 1

he Key of F Major
. piece based on the F Major scale is in the key of F Major.

3 0 3 1

r r If J J j I
a 1
a 2 0
3
II
The three scales shown above should be practiced every day. Students who do this
should have little difficulty playing selections w ritten in C Major, G Major, and
F Major.
46 LED ZEPPELIN GUITAR METHOD

WHAT 15 AHJ7 WHAT 5HOULJ7 HrVr~ Vr (VERSE) ~·ck%


From the album l.tl7 Z!ml.1111
No Sharps
No Flats Words and Music by
Signature of Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant
the Key of C F
Slow Blues

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And if say to you to - mor - row,

1
3 3 -3

c F

take my hand, child. come with


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me.

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It's to a cos - tie will take


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you,

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well. what's to be they say will be.

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~oou TIHrs DAU TIHrs (LICK) @3ck47


From the album ll17 ZimlJI
Three
Sharps Words and Music by
Signature of
the Key of A Jimmy Page, John Paul
Slow Rock Jones, and John Bonham
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i 48 LEO ZEP PELIN GUITAR METHOD

f INTRODUCING DOTTED NOTES


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length o{ a note b'J

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one-half its va lue.
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- 1Y2 Counts

Preparatory Drill

F
4 &
1r-Ct r & 2 & 3 &
F
4 &
9 9
a (3) 1 a

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The only difference between the
following two measures and those
directly above them is the way they are
& 2 & 3 &
F
4 &
I r· & 2
D
&
r
3 &
F
4 &
written. They should sound the same. 9 9
a 1 a

Since you played this rhythm ( nJ)in "Out on the Tiles," you should have no
trouble playing dotted quarter notes.
LEO ZEPPELIN GUITAR METHOD 49

HrA~TV~rAKr~ {RIFF) @'He


From the album lD7 ZITl1lJI II Words and Music by
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant,
Slow Rock John Paul Jones, and John Bonham

1
JJ JJ~J

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) 1> ~J. I J. JPJ II

2 3-4
2 3
1- -2
3
0 0-0 I
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now HAHT HO~r TIHrs @'k 49 Words and Music by


(SOLO, DUET, OR TRIO)
Jimmy Page, John Paul
From the album ID7 Z!mlJI
Jones, and John Bonham
Moderately Fast Blues
E7
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52 LED ZEPPELIN GUITAR METHO D

THE THREE PRINCIPAL CH0 RDS 1

(These pages are a study of musical theory and are not to be play.ed.)
Every key has three chords with which any melody can be satisfa:torily harmonized.
They are called the three principal chords; their technical names are:

Tonic, sub-Dominant, and Dominant

Roman Numeral Review


If we number the notes of the scale with Roman
numerals, the tonic is the I, sub-dominant is the
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
IV, and the dominant is the V. I II III IV v VI VII
I

C Scale

~J I
J
II
J
III
J
IV
J
v
J
VI
f
VII
r
I

Tonic (I)

The tonic chord is built on the first note of the scale (the tonic, or key-note).
The fundamental construction of tonic chords is the 1st, 3rd, and 5th notes of the scale.
The 1st note of a chord is called the root (R).

C Scale C Chord

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. &_1_~--:---:-c::/-
-4--.,-~--,~>--o~-_,<JL___ :R ~th
~ R~~-
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C Chords
c c
Or any other arrangem1ents of
the same notes.
~i or or

21
.LED ZEPPE LIN GUITAR METHO D 53

Sub-Dominant (IV)

The sub-dominant chord is


The sub-dominant chord constructed of a root, 3rd,
is built on the 4th step of and 5th wi1th the root being
the scale. the 4th step of the scale.

F Chord
2 3 4 F F F

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or
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The dominant chord is constructed


The dominant chord is built of a root, 3rd, and 5th with the root
on the 5th step of the scale. being the 5th seep of the scale.

GChord
2 3 4 5 G G G

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p 5th
3rd - or or
0 0 ..... 7 77 Root
0 0
-&

On the dominant chord, it is common to


add the 7th above the root; the chord is
then called the dominant 7th, marked G7.
G7 G7 G7 G7
7th 0
0 0
5th -
3rd
Root
or
8 or
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54 LED ZEPPELIN GUITAR METHOD

~ck SO
THE THREE PRINCIPAL CHOF~DS IN THE
KEY OF C MAJOR c0
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LEO Z EPPELIN G UITAR METHO D 55

RHYTHM PATTERNS USING THE


THREE PRINCIPAL CHORDS IN c MAJOR ~ackSI
The chord progressions on this page were made popular by songs, including
"Twist and Shout," "La Bamba," "Peggy Sue," and countless others.

c
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INTRODUCING TRIPLETS $cks2


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3 "3" above or below the notes, the group is called a
TRIPLET. The rhythmic value of the triplet is equal to
the value given to two of the same kind of note.
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In or time, two eighth notes get one count, so an
eighth note triplet will also get one count.

In the following exercise, play the three notes of each triplet in one count.

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From the album lWZUTilJI
Words and Music by
Slow Blues Wille Dixon and J.B. Lenoir
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to the end.
58 LED ZEPPELIN GUITAR METHOD

KEY OF A MINOR
For every major key, there is a keys because they have the same a half step to form a harmonic
minor key with the same key key signature (no sharps, no flats). minor scale. Chords in a minor
signature called the RELATIVE The relative minor scale is built on key are built using the notes of this
MINOR KEY. The keys of A the 6th tone of the relative major harmonic minor scale.
Minor and C M ajor are relative scale, and its 7th step is raised
. - - - -- - - - -C Major Scale- - - - -- - --.
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LED ZEPPELIN GUITAR METHOD 59

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Much of Led Zeppelin's output is
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their most popular songs were written


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Dixon ("You Shook Me," "Bring It on
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an important part of what gives the
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60 LED ZEPPELIN GUITAR M ETHOD

8th FRET The high C on the 1st string (shown on the left) is r 3 -,

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Triplet rhythms can appear in a number of ways . It is 3


possible to have a quarter note within a triplet, w hich is
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the same as a tie between two of the eighth notes. The ,---3---,
quarter-eighth triplet rhythm is particularly poprular in
much blues and jazz, and is often called swing feel, or
shuffle. Led Zeppelin used both quarter-eighth and eight-
=
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1st string, 8th fret quarter triplets in their blues-based tunes.

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(SOLO, DUET, OR TRIO) Wille Dixon
From the album lCl7ztrrn.1111

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** This Enote, usually played on the open 1st string, can also be played at the 5th fret of the 2nd string.
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NEW CHORDS @'kSJ A x 0


A 0
"When the Levee Breaks" is in the key of
E Minor. To play this selection, you must learn
two new chords,
A Major and THE
E Minor. FIVE-STRING
ACHORD
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THE SIX-STRING E CHORD @cks9


E E
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Perhaps because it uses all six strings,
allowing guitarists to emphasize
the lowest-sounding strings of the
instrument, the E chord is the ultimate
heavy rock chord-and Led Zeppelin
was the original heavy rock band.
"Immigrant Song" is one of many Led
Zeppelin songs to capitalize on the big,
heavy sound of the E Major chord.
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