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Jimmy Page Blues Rock|
|What you learn: Zeppelin Blues
|Teacher: Michael Johnson|
Michael: Hello class, our lesson tonight continues
the series on early Jimmy Page blues style. In this lesson we'll continue with
blues based riffs that you can convert into rock 'n" roll licks, this is very
important to understand. The first part of this lesson will cover blues and then
we'll convert the same licks into rock. Check out the
First let's dive into the blues basics
for these riffs, we'll use the key of A. Here's a common blues
Part 1 - Lick 1
Notice this lick uses a common blues pattern, but with notes played on the A
string, here's a jam track you can play
The extra notes give the pattern a very cool groove, now this can apply to a blues I, IV, V
progression. Does anybody know what the I, IV, V notes are for
rockman: A D
A ,D E is correct rockman, this applies to open notes as
This tab should help illustrate how the I, IV, V positions work, OK, here's the
last lick in the I, IV, V.
Michael: See how it follows the progression? This is an important concept to understand,
here's a jam track to play over:
Looping Jam Track 2
Michael: Do you see
where Jimmy Page got some of his influences? These are all standard blues so
far, but you can rock it out, which we'll do soon. OK, let's move on, our
next licks will use a common blues chord pattern.
A Blues Chord Pattern
Michael: Let's try
this within the progression you learned. For this
lick we'll use the same pattern only playing it
Part 2 - Lick 1
Michael: You'll like playing this over the next jam track:
Michael: Everything that is rock comes from this stuff.
true...I think every great guitar player eventually finds himself going back to
Michael: OK, let's take a
rock 'n' roll
rockman: I must admit.. I've been playin' for years but
never really 'found' the blues...but there is a lot of cool sounding stuff to it
Michael: sure, you can discover all kinds
of things from these basics, that's the point of this class and especially
understanding how Jimmy Page plays.
Part 3 - Lick 1
Michael: Here's a
Jam Track 4
Michael: You can jam the A Major Pentatonic and A
Minor Pentatonic over this jam track.
Michael: I just gave
you the scale you can jam over the jam track. Each of the patterns I sent
create a unique sounding solo. Page jumps back and forth between these
doug: Hey teach would it sound good using all the modes
of a pent
Yes Doug it would! OK, now let's combine
Part 1 and Part 2 of this lesson to really spice things
Part 3 - Lick 2
Michael: Now the really cool thing about this series of licks, is the high chords kick
off into the next chord change of the I, IV V progression.
rockman: Now I can see where he got "rock 'n' roll"
Here's a jam track to try the
Jam Track 5
Basic blues concepts! A lot of people would never guess, once you get
the transitions down, try playing the scale patterns I sent earlier. Rockman, I
learned rock first and discovered ALL of the blues roots later myself, I think
understanding the basics of each style of music will open a ton of doors
musically for each of you. I started with rock, then classical and jazz in
school, blues, folk, heavy metal, then back to blues, well time for me to go,
see you at the next lesson!
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