Zeppelin song recommendations for me.

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  1. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    "Thank You". Simple guitar part, and the singing is reasonably doable.

    ETA: BF410 got there first, but yeah -- good call.
     
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    Just watched "lesson" video on this. Any critiques or tips. I just started trying to get it.
     
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    Be a rebel and do Living Loving Maid. Super easy and fun song. The solo is easy and makes you feel like a champ when you are first learning it.
     
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    Guitarhack Senior Member

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    This one might be do-able. Some chord changes but nothing too crazy and Plant doesn't stretch his vocal range too much in it either.

     
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    What I used:

     
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    Hot Dog and Boogie with Stu?
     
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    If I want to impress someone (who isn't a guitarist), I'll break this one out. About the only nice thing my ex ever said about my guitar planing was many years ago, was when I was playing "Over the Hills" on my acoustic. She walked in the room, looked around a little perplexed and said "Oh, I thought that was the album."
     
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    Indeed. Don't get much easier. Being an old folk song you can have your way with it if you want. Get that 12 string up and playing!

    Tangerine is a good recognizable one. The first Zep song I played in a band.
     
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    Another approach would be to take one of the many songs that LZ covered and play it like it was originally conceived, since so many of them were traditional blues songs. Nobody's Fault But Mine, In My Time of Dying, You Shook Me, etc. are all tough to pull off as Zep did them, but sound great in their original forms as solo acoustic songs.
     
  10. JonCanfield

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    Over the Hills is what made me want to learn to play many years ago.
    That's the Way is great for alt tuning, Four Sticks if you want a little more aggressive open tuning song
    Rain Song is always excellent, especially if it's on a 12 string
    Gallows Pole and Babe I'm Gonna Leave You as others have mentioned too.

    Good luck!
     
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    Boogie with Stu
    Tangerine
    Babe I’m gonna leave.....all damn good songs.
     
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    The subject matter is worthy of a show on HBO...

    My new reality show "Keeping up with the Hangman."
     
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    I've never heard this done well solo acoustic, because it's mainly an electric song save for the acoustic intro.
     
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    Platte City Paul Senior Member

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    We've added both Tangerine and Hey Hey What Can I do to our setlist.
     
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    by the way, our very own Tone Dr. does a great tutorial of over the hills and far away.

    Anyway - seriously, which of you is playing and singing the entire song? Because I want to hear you do it.
     
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    fry Senior Member

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    Do some Greta Van Fleet :naughty:
     
  17. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    What was I thinking? HHWCID is something I've played for years, not that hard guitar-wise. The vocals do give me probs at points, though. Hmph.
     
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    "Babe I'm Gonna Leave" or "Thank You" seem like good choices for a solo artist.
    "Over the Hills.." is too big a song in my opinion.
    We're doing "Houses of the Holy" and "The Wanton Song" right now.
     
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    Just thought about When the Levee Breaks. Not too difficult, very Zeppelin
     
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    That little A-B-E-D thingy at :15 is a key embellishment (and I think you got ii). When you play the C-B-Bflat chords at :22 there is an open/barre combo that allows a couple strings to ring open (I don't have a guitar in my hands at the moment, but will figure it out and post it). Once I figured the chord structures, I felt like I was nailing it.

    When you get to the G-chord (after the end of the recording) and start doing the "Da-da-da-da" and bounce back up to the D, you need to be a little loose and sloppy with the pick hand.

    That sounds good to me.
     

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