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Jimmy Page Grades Muddy Waters and Other Guitar Greats

Here’s an interesting snippet that recently turned up in our recommended viewing list.It features the great Jimmy Page listening to various snippets of guitar music and giving each guitarist a grade based on what he thinks of the playing. It’s a simple concept, but let’s face it—it’s all you need. Personally, I’d be happy with an hour’s worth of content like this.Unfortunately, the clip doesn’t... …

How to Play Like DADGAD Pioneer Davey Graham

A key figure of the early Sixties British folk revival, Davey Graham (1940–2008) was a unique steel-string–wielding hybrid; Celtic music, jazz, blues and Indian classical influences played equal roles in his innovative style. (A short list of Graham’s “player” inspirations includes bluesmen Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Muddy Waters, plus jazz giants Charlie Parker, Charlie Mingus... …

How to Utilize Unusual Alternate Tunings Like Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page is regarded as one of rock’s greatest guitarists, bandleaders and producers for the incredibly rich canon of music he created with Led Zeppelin.But not everything produced by the man was as crushingly heavy as Zep favorites like “Whole Lotta Love,” “Heartbreaker,” “Black Dog” and “Rock and Roll.” Jimmy was often quoted as saying his true passion was to create a combination of “light... …

Hear Jimmy Page Rock Out on The Beatles' 'A Hard Day's Night' Film Score

Before he was a Led Zep, before he was a Yardbird, Jimmy Page was an incredibly busy London session guitarist with several notable production credits under his belt.And we're not talking about long-forgotten recordings made under a flickering lightbulb in his cousin's basement; Page played on countless high-profile sessions, appearing on seminal tracks by the Who, Donovan, Joe Cocker, the Kinks... …

Deconstructing Jimmy Page’s Riff to Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir”

“Kashmir” is one of the best-known songs in Led Zeppelin’s catalog. The track first appeared on their sixth album, 1975’s Physical Graffiti, and became a staple of the group’s concerts.Jimmy Page wrote the song’s droning riff with his guitar in DADGAD tuning. The part is evocative of Middle Eastern music and is built from an ascending chromatic motif that’s played against a droning bass note.“I... …

Let's Revisit Led Zeppelin's 1988 Reunion Show

On May 14, 1988, Led Zeppelin—Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham (the 2007 Celebration Day lineup, for you youngsters out there)—reunited for Atlantic Records' massive 40th-anniversary party at New York City's Madison Square Garden.Below, you'll find a video of Led Zeppelin's complete set from that night, starting with "Kashmir," moving into "Heartbreaker" (complete with... …

Phil Collins: Why I'm Not to Blame for Led Zeppelin's Live Aid Reunion Show

Late last year, Phil Collins published his autobiography, Not Dead Yet: The Memoir, via Crown Archetype.In the book, the drummer pulls no punches—about himself, his life or the ecstasy and heartbreak that’s inspired his music. He starts things off with his brief appearance in the Beatles' 1964 film, A Hard Day's Night, works his way through the Genesis years, producing Eric Clapton in the... …

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