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University of Georgia
Musi 2060 - Hist/anlys Rock Mus
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MUSI 2060 1st Edition Lecture 28 Outline of Last Lecture I Jimi Hendrix a Early Groups cont d b General Style Characteristics II Hard Rock Heavy Metal a Style Characteristics Outline of Current Lecture I Led Zeppelin a Background b Song Examples c NOTE d Characteristics e Guitar Solos f Stairway to Heaven Current Lecture Led Zeppelin Background o Jimmy Page lead guitar Neil Christian the Crusaders lead guitar 1962 63 London session guitarist 1963 66 Yardbirds bass 1966 Eric Clapton 1962 1965 Yardbirds lead guitar 1966 67 Happening Ten Years Time Ago 2 lead guitars w Jeff Beck New Yardbirds 1968 Led Zeppelin 1969 80 Influences Chuck Berry James Burton Scotty Moore Muddy Waters These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Elmore James o John Paul Jones bass keyboards London studio musician producer 1963 68 New Yardbirds bass 1968 Led Zeppelin bass keyboards 1969 80 o New Yardbirds add Robert Plant vocals And John Bonham drums Song Examples o Whole Lotta Love Voice not prominent psychedelic rock Sound distortion feedback psychedelic rock NOTE Power chord does not have modality may sound minorish or majorish Led Zeppelin Characteristics o Fast tempos generally o Fast guitar licks o Catchy guitar riffs o Unusual rhythmic patterns o Wailing vocals Plant narrow range but high pitch o Plant often echoes Page s guitar lick o Use of distortion o Loud volumes o Use of studio in composition process o Melodies often modal especially Middle Eastern modes o Lyrics address occult supernatural Celtic legend after 3 rd LP Guitar Solos Page o Generally fast repetitive licks o Often approaches solo with a steady ascent to high register o Strict rhythms o Even note subdivision Stairway to Heaven o Outlined sections in book o Minimal musical elements used o Plant s lyrics Derivative of Celtic mythology Some elements from Lord of the Rings trilogy o Not strophic not standard based on poetry of Plant s lyrics o A minor C major used in different orders o Layers and layers of instruments added and subtracted depending on section o Flute electronic keyboard mellotron played by John Paul Jones o Solo A minor pentatonic scale used only 5 notes

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