Today we are going to take a look at some classic guitar licks in the style of Jimmy Page that use the pentatonic sequence licks that Guitar Control instructor Darrin Goodman, aka Uncle D has been teaching you recently. Be sure to get the free tabs to go along with the video instruction and you will be rockin’ these classic licks tonight!
How’s it going everybody? This is Darrin with GuitarControl.com bringing this video lesson. Today we’re going to take the sequences we’ve been working on and we’re going to apply them and look at some licks by Jimmy Page that use these same sequences.
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Jimmy Page Lick-1 – Stairway To Heaven
All right, so the very first one is the opening sequence from Stairway to Heaven. So this is in A minor pentatonic so we’re everything we’re doing is out of the same minor pentatonic box. So we’re going to start off here on the seventh fret of the G string and we’re going to do a full step bend and it’s a half note with some vibrato; so it’s like one, two and then that leads us into the next part. Okay so for the next part we’re going to start on the fifth fret of the high E string we’re going to pick that and then we’re gonna go to the B string and pick eight and pull to five. Then we’re gonna go to the G string and pick seven pull to five and then to the seventh fret on the D string. Then we’re gonna go back to the G string and do that seven to five pull off again and then we’re gonna go to the D string and do seven five pull off and then we’re gonna end on the eighth fret of the A string. And then adding in that note there on the eighth fret of the A string, that’s a note that’s not actually in the pentatonic scale, but it’s in the A natural minor scale so it’s in key sounds good. So in case you didn’t notice this is very similar to one of the sequences we’ve been working on.
Jimmy Page Lick-2 – Whole Lotta Love
All right, so the next we’re going to look at is a lick from Whole Lotta Love. So again this is just in the pentatonic, this time we’re in the E minor pentatonic. So this has more of the same kind of sequences that we’ve been working on. So we’re going to start off here, we’re going to take our first finger and we’re going to barre it across the 12th fret of the B and the high E string with my first finger and then my third finger 14th fret of the G string and I’m going to bend this and follow that with the B and a high E strings. So this is a really common one we’ve looked at before and there’s going to be lots of these licks that we look at that have a very similar type of thing in it. So we’re going to bend that 14th fret on the G string up a full step followed by 12 on the B string, 12 on the high E string and then we’re going to go to the B string on the 15th fret and we’re going to pick that and pull to 12. Then we’re going to go to the G string and we’re going to go 14 pull to 13 and pull to 12. So we’ve got this little chromatic movement in there and that’s like a tuplet too. Then we’re going to go back to the 14th fret, pick and then go to 12 back to 14 with a bend. So not too terribly tough of a lick and it sounds really good and it’s really usable. All of these licks by the way that we’re looking at are all movable, so you can you switch them around into different keys and then just slightly alter how they’re done and really kind of just make it your own.
Jimmy Page Lick-3 – Heartbreaker
All right, then the very last one to look at is a lick from Heartbreaker. This one is kind of similar to the Ace Frehley lick from Love Gun that we looked at the other day. So what we’ve got here is in A Minor again and it’s a minor pentatonic. I’ve got my first finger here on the fifth fret of the B and the high E string. So I’m barring it and then we’re gonna use our pinky to go to the eighth fret and we’re going to pick that and pull to the fifth and then with our third finger we’re going to come back to the seventh fret and pick that and pull to five. Then we’re going to go to the B string and pick eight and pull to five. So that’s the sequence, beat number one and then it just keeps repeating and this one’s really cool, especially when you get it up to a fast speed. I haven’t worked on this particular one a whole lot so I can’t play it really fast yet, but it sounds really good and you can move it around anywhere you want. So in any key it would be the same idea. So if we’re going to do it in E… So again, really cool lick. All these I think are really cool and that’s just a really good way to kind of see how all that stuff we’ve been working on goes together.
All right, so there you have it, three pentatonic sequence licks in the style of Jimmy Page. So if you like this lesson be sure to give me a thumbs up and leave a comment down below if you have any questions about this or other guitar related topics. If you’ve not already done so please subscribe to the channel and hit that notification bell so you don’t miss any of the content we upload throughout the week. Well that is all I have for you today. Thanks for watching and have a great day.