Bron-Yr-Aur by Led Zeppelin | acoustic
An acoustic guitar lesson on how to play "Bron-Yr-Aur” by Led Zeppelin, played by Jimmy Page. It's from the "Physical Graffiti" album released in 1975.
This is such a beautiful piece of music! It’s probably a bit harder and at the same time maybe a bit easier than you might think…I know that’s contradictory, but when you start to learn it I think you’ll see what I mean.
As great as Led Zeppelin's electric stuff was, their acoustic music was equally awesome.
Songs like "Going To California" , "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" and "The Rain Song" as well as this one are truly beautiful pieces of music.
Who knows how Jimmy Page came up with this stuff, he really is an amazing writer. Once you get this piece down, you won’t want to stop playing it!
Most of you will probably already know this, but Bron-Yr-Aur is the name of a cottage in Wales.
The cottage was used during the 1950s by the Robert Plant's family as a holiday home. In 1970, Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page spent time there after a long and grueling concert tour of North America.
Though the cottage had no running water or electricity, they used it as a retreat to write and record some of their third album, Led Zeppelin III.
Here's a quote about Bron -Yr-Aur from Jimmy Page:
"Robert Plant and I went to Bron-Yr-Aur in 1970. We'd been working solidly right up to that point. Even recordings were done on the road. We had this time off and Robert suggested the cottage.
I certainly hadn't been to that area of Wales. So we took our guitars down there and played a few bits and pieces. This wonderful countryside, panoramic views and having the guitars ... it was just an automatic thing to be playing. And we started writing."
Anyways, it’s where he came up with this song and I think it really reflects the beauty of his surroundings at the time…
I had a lot of fun learning the song and recording the demo. I hope you enjoy the video and playing this great tune. Cheers
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