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Check out this free guitar lesson from Guitar Control featuring instructor Darrin Goodman. In This lesson Darrin demonstrates how to play an iconic Jimmy Page riff from the Led Zeppelin song “Living Loving Maid”. With the step by step video instruction and the included free guitar tabs (just click the link) you will be rockin’ this classic riff in record time.
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James Patrick Page, aka Jimmy Page, is an English multi instrumentalist, song writer and producer born January 9th 1944 in the west London suburb of Heston. Page’s career started in the mid 1960s as a studio & session guitarist and became one of the most sought after session players in England. Page became the guitarist for the Yardbirds in 1966 until the band broke up in 1968 and then formed the band that he is most famous for, Led Zeppelin.
Zeppelin and Beyond
Zeppelin was active from 1968 until 1980 at which time drummer John Bonham died and the band decided to disband. Page went on to participate in many projects in the 1980s and 90s including; Plant & Page, The Honeydrippers, The Firm and Coveradle-Page.
Page is one of the most influential guitarists alive today. Page wrote some of the most iconic guitar riffs of all time that will surely be around long after he passes. Notable riffs from Page include; Heartbreaker, Living Loving Maid, Stairway To Heaven and Kashmir to name a few. Page’s riffs were often based on blues standards and often incorporated alternate tunings on the guitar. Rolling Stone magazine has described Page as “the pontiff of power riffing” and ranked him number three in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”, behind Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton.
Since the 2000’s Page has been more focused on writing and producing and has performed occasional one off shows. Page has been awarded with various honors including; the first ever Global Peace Award by the United Nations Pathways to Peace organization in 2010 and inn 2014, Page was presented an Honorary Doctorate Degree at the Berklee College of Music commencement ceremony in Boston, Massachusetts.