Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin | solo
An electric guitar lesson on how to play the guitar solo from "Stairway to Heaven" the classic Jimmy Page solo everyone should learn.
It sounds like it should be easy but to get some of these licks down perfect takes some work.
When asked if the guitar solo on Stairway was his best solo page replied this:
“No, but it’s pretty damn good. The solo was done very quickly – in actual fact there were already layers underneath, the bottleneck you can hear was on before the solo.
“Anyway, I just said, ‘Roll it,’ took a deep breath, that’s what I usually do, and then go. I had a couple of cracks at it because you didn’t have as many options as you would have now. Back then you had 16 tracks and could only put guitar solos down where the vocal wasn’t.
“You’d save maybe three tracks to lay guitar solos into which meant you could have two or three cracks at it and then choose the best.”
He added: “If everyone else says it’s my best solo then that’s great, that’s good, but there are others that I prefer.”
Regardless of what Jimmy says, this will go down as one of the best guitar solos ever recorded and it's an absolute must learn solo for any rock guitar player.
In this lesson I go over note for note exactly what Jimmy played or at least my opinion of what he played!
I hope you get something from the lesson and enjoy playing this classic solo. Cheers
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