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Jimmy Page Blues Rock|
|What you learn: Zeppelin Blues
|Teacher: Michael Johnson|
This interactive lesson continues Jimmy Page's early Zeppelin blues style and
influences, the Zeppelin blues sound was all attributed to Jimmy's influence by
guitarists like Muddy Waters, Albert King, etc. Notice the blues licks in the lesson
Michael: Let's get started, our first lick is based on a common
blues bass type run.
This is a common chromatic bass run. Now we can add the open B string to enhance
Notice how you can play the open B
string each time you play the chromatic
fenderbluers: Hey teach did jimmy page do a lot of
shredding or just blues licks.
He uses all kinds of
techniques fender, we'll cover some in this lesson. Now we can use a descending bass line
while you play the open B string.
Now we can add to this
robbie: What key is this in?
Good point Robbie, this is all in the
Key of E. Notice the chords at the end of this lick, it's the E7 #9 or otherwise
known as the Jimi Hendrix chord used in "Purple Haze" and "Foxey Lady."
E7#9 Chord (7th fret)
you transpose this lick to the key of
Sure you can transpose it, let me give you a jam track to play
Track - Lick 1
you finger picking this song, or switching between pick and
Esph100, I'm fingerpicking. Here's a
picture of the technique I'm using and a picking video:
Finger/Thumb Picking Technique
Michael: Many blues players would switch from
fingerpicking to using the pick to strum, thumb & 2nd or 3rd
finger. Now we can move to A which is the IV of
the blues progression:
Michael: Now in this case you can switch the same lick to the D string (4th) and use the
open A string (5th) as well. Here's a jam track for that
Track - Lick 2
So we basically follow the I, IV, V blues progression E, A,
B, so all the licks are based on each of
these chords. Now you can add a guitar lick at the end
of the progression in the E Minor Pentatonic scale pattern on the 12th
fret, the chords for
the lending of the progression is A, Bb, B and you add a few licks in-between
Didn't he just slide up after he played it.
Yes he did, the last chord is the A7 #9 played on
the 12th fret.
esph100: how far did you slide up
Michael: 12th fret
fenderbluers: Hey teach what kind of amp and/or effects
do you use to get that page sound.
Michael: I'm using a Tele through a Korg Pandora
Box. OK, here's the entire progression with
all the parts we covered so far and a jam track to practice
Michael: The E7 #9 is a good chord to know.
be surprised how many bands use that
chord; Hendrix, SRV, Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam,
etc. etc. etc.
it a lot in funk
You bet ECid.
What guitar do you prefer
Depends on the sound I want to get. Various guitars have different
personalities, on these licks I'm using a Fender Tele,
Page used a Fender Broadcaster for most of his early
Looping Jam Track - entire progression
Here comes a jam track for the last
tab, you can even play lick in the E minor
pentatonic scale I sent earlier. OK let's try another
lick, this is a common blues
We'll take this basic pattern and turn it into a pattern using some of the same
chords we used earlier. Now we'll alter it a
Here's a jam track for
Jam Track - Lick 5
Well time to go, hope to see you all
next lesson, good bye!!!
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