Check out this free lesson from Guitar Control instructor Darrin Goodman on How To Play Over The Hills And Far Away By Led Zeppelin. Be sure to get the free tabs for this lesson so you can easily follow along with How To Play Zeppelin’s Over The Hills And Far Away.
Hey everybody how’s it going? This is Darrin with GuitarControl.com bringing you this video lesson. Today I want to show you how to play the main riff and intro for Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin. A pretty fun acoustic song, not too tough to play and sounds really good, people really seem to dig it. So be sure to click on the link in the description for the tabs and let’s get close up and take a look at this.
How To Play Over The Hills and Far Away
All right, so starting off we’ve got this little riff… So what it is, it’s the G string open and then a hammer-on to the second fret and a pull-off, I’m using my first finger for that, and then we go to the fourth fret of the D string with your third finger and then follow that with the open G string… And then from there, we go to a G major chord. Okay so for this G major chord, there are two ways that you can play this chord, so you can play it like this where you’re picking up the D here on the third fret of the B string or you can play it with the B string open, that’s the way he’s doing it with the B string open; you can play it with this other voicing of G but it doesn’t quite sound as good or as much like the original song if you don’t play with the open B string. So the strum for that you’ve just got this…
Then after that we go back, so this time we have the open hammer to the second fret; pull to open… And then after we go to the fourth fret of the D or the string, then we follow that with the open G string, then we go to the G string and we’re going to do a pull from 4 to 2 to open and then follow that with the open D string… then from that D major using the same strum pattern.
All right so that first part that we did, play that twice… Then we have this open A string to the second fret… open two and then roll your finger up to the second fret of the D string back to the second fret of the A string… and then open D second fret and then open back to a G, so far… After the D open, hammer, pull the fourth fret of the D string open, and then we go to a Cadd9. So for the Cadd9, if you don’t already know this chord you just take your G chord, and this time we are closing that second string and you just move your first and second finger to the fifth and fourth string so your second finger is on the third fret of the A string and your first finger is on the second fret of the D string. So down, down, down, up and we’re gonna go to G over B (G/B) so we’re just going to take our first and second fingers off and put our first finger on the second fret of the A string and we want that fourth string to be muted; so you just kind of let that first finger kind of droop down so it mutes the D string. So you have that Cadd9, G/B and then this here is B flat-six. So if you know uh your dominant seventh chord, barre chord, with the root note on the fifth string, it’s basically that; so that would be B flat seven, but what we’re going to do is instead of bars, we’re just going to be fretting your first finger on the first fret of the A string and then your third finger is going to be on the third fret of the D string and the G string is open and the third fret of the B string with your pinky and then that first string is just muted. So I go down, down, down, up, down, down, up, and down and then we just slide it up a whole step for C, and then it just starts over again.
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