Hey guys! Thanks for this Led Zeppelin request. Such a cool song with so much tension in the chord progression. Perhaps not the most difficult Zeppelin tune, but still very fun to play, nonetheless. Especially with the backing track that I put together for this.
The tone of the guitar may not be spot on to the studio recorded. Instead, I was digging Page’s tone on “It Might Get Loud” and used an Orange Amplifier preset in Amplitube which I felt worked for the video. Some parts like the bridge 2 in this song were kind of buried in the mix of the studio take. So it was tricky to pick out whether or not Page was doing some kind of black magic on his guitar or if he was just chugging along on the power chords. I kept it simple on the G5 and A5 after looking at some live videos of what he might be playing there. I think it works well for the tune.
A lot of parts that I tabbed out may not have been played in the studio take, but were played live by Page himself. Which makes the song more fun to play. Like the fills in Verse 2 measure 28, and the outro guitar parts. All in the effort of making the learning of this tune all the more enjoyable.
Do you consider this song worth learning for your repertoire or are there better Zeppelin tunes to add? Leave a comment below!
Tone are available as .AT5P Amplitube files (Get Amplitube 5 Max now!)