Heartbreaker solos (Zeppelin)

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  1. Alejandro

    Alejandro Supporting Member

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    Does anyone know where I can find an accurate TAB?. I am having problems with some fast parts in both solos, specially with the timing
    Anyway, I would like to hear your opinions about this legendary solo.
     
  2. gennation

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    I've dug it since first hearing it when it came out. In the 70's I learned it using a record player that went down to 16 speed. It was about half as fast and about an octave lower. For some reason that octave allowed you to hear timbre/positions/strings much better when figuring out WHERE people played stuff.

    Don't have tabs but still mess around with it from time to time.
     
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    That's so sloppy I don't know how you could accurately transcribe it. I knew a guy who might pickup his guitar once every two months, he could play it and sound just like the recording.
     
  4. jrkoosh

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    get drunk first
     
  5. Free

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    Actually snort a line first - I imagine Page was for that one. Honestly. He mentioned himself in interview how drugs helped him in the studio. This is tongue in cheek of course - Coke SUCKS.
     
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    You guys have it wrong! You need to stuff pieces of shark into a groupie first (preferably at the Edgewater Inn) before you can make sense in the studio.
     
  7. countandduke

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    Jimmy is the perfect example that technique and chops ain't all that. That particular solo is one of the sloppiest I have ever heard and I dig it!!! I think it's all pentatonic bases so just "go for it". Most of the tab books out there will get you pretty close, but again, I wouldn't strive for a note for note thing with that solo....Stairway maybe, but even Jimmy wouldn't play it the same way twice...

    Good luck...

    Chris
     
  8. buddastrat

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    Well actually Chris he was trying to play fast. He just couldn't. He was going for speed for speed's sake just like everyone does from time to time. I always forward that part up, can't stand it. But I love his riffs.
     
  9. Alejandro

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    So far...then I might improvise over Am pentatonic blues scale in triplets and this it. Seems to be a pentatonic sloop, but I like it. I don't know, it's a weird solo but with..all attitude for being 1972.

    It's like Sympathy for the Devil (Live version from Get yer ya-ya's out!)...first solo Keith and then Mick Taylor. Always were magical solos for me!.
     
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    that Sympathy is bad-ass! Crazy sixths after the solo- I use those when we play it (after doing a studio flavored solo). Love the MJM fuzz on that
     
  11. Clutch21286

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    Get a Led Zep tab book. $10-20!
     
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    There is a tab book by Warner Chappell/Rittor called Super Rock Guitarist Series - Jimmy Page Vol. 1. This has a complete tab for Heartbreaker with solos. The tabs for the solos sound very accurate.
     
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    Okay....thanks for correcting me.... I actually thought was just trying to play a solo. But thanks for pointing out that he was actually just trying to play fast, but can't.....;)
     
  14. Tom Gross

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    I prefer it to many of the metronome-based solos that followed in the 80s & 90s.
     
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    :D I do agree with ya on getting the spirit of it and improvising a bit with it and the Stairway solo would be a better choice of note for note study.
     
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    Funny, I've been working on this myself. I've got the tab from Guitar World. I can scan into a .pdf file and e-mail it if you'd like.
     
  18. little cyress

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    i like that slow part just before he tries to play fast again on the A string
    X X X X X X that's the the Pagiest thing Page ever played... its evil and melodic at the same time
     
  19. Shiny McShine

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    OT: This whole part of Page is so misunderstood. In visual arts there's a thing called looseness that describes what he is doing. It's the opposite of what you see here where everyone over-produces and over-works everything until all the life in it vanishes. It's the number one career killer in the arts and makes for boring work. Read this interview for a little more insight into what the man was actually doing.

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  20. Alejandro

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    Oh please! Many thanks
    I already have the first solo pretty good
    Now I am working in the last 10 seconds of the last solo. I cannot hear very well what Page is doing because is a chaos of cymbals and guitars
    Anyway I am performing this in my strats, I guess is time to tell wife that I need a Les Paul ASAP because:

    [SIZE=-1]"I've got blisters on my fingers!"[/SIZE] (quoting Ringo--Let it Be):puh
     

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