#1
What would probably be the best Led Zeppelin song to start playing as a band? I am the guitarist in my band and i'm trying to choose. I was thinking Communication Breakdown but the solo just throws me for a loop.

(We have a drummer, keyboard, and bassist also, if that provides any help!)

*Thank you in advance
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#2
I like the idea of playing that song, bandwise. The solo isn't as hard as it sounds either. The wah pedal is pressed all the way down, and its a few double bends and some speedpicking. Great solo, but it sounds a lot harder than it is. Another good song would be The Ocean, the odd time signature makes it fun to play especially for your drummer.
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#3
I was also thinking about Good Times Bad Times, The Ocean seems kinda hard. I just started playing for about 6 months. Any other easier but good Zeppelins?

PS* I don't have a wah wah petal
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#4
Black Dog. It pushes the ability's of every member, especially the singer.
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#5
^ dude if he cant play the ocean how on earth is he going to play black dog?
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#6
Rock and Roll? Good opening song I would of thought. Or the Immigrant song, really simple and if you wanted to solo you could look at when Zep played it live and copy that.
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Ha, did you know that Jimmy Page has said many times that he detests that song? Just an interesting piece of Zep trivia - I happen to think that song rocks.
#9
whole lotta love is pretty easy. only one major riff the whole way through, and the solo isn't that bad.
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#10
I was going to recomend Achilles Last Stand until i read the TS's post. I say Communication Breakdown, Rock and Roll, or Whole Lotta Love.
#11
It's not that I can't play The Ocean, it is just I can't seem to pick the solos fast enough
My main choices are:

Communication Breakdown
The Ocean
Good Times Bad Times
Rock and Roll

What do u think?
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#13
Kashmir

Or if you have a really good drummer...

Moby Dick
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#14
I talked it over with my drummer and keyboardist and they think it would be cool for whole lotta love. I dunno what we are gonna do for keyboards...maybe have him play the main riff throught the song with me?
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Ha, did you know that Jimmy Page has said many times that he detests that song? Just an interesting piece of Zep trivia - I happen to think that song rocks.


Man, now Jimmy hates the Maid and Hetfield hates "Don't Tread On Me"

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#18
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How about "Dazed and Confused"?


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That is a Led Zep exclusive, seeing as it usually reached half an hour at their live shows and it's basically a whole bunch of crazy synth and guitar noise, I wouldn't do it.
#19
Misty Mountain Hop or Trampled Underfoot both have cool keyboard parts, and good guitar. Or No Quarter?
#20
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Misty Mountain Hop or Trampled Underfoot both have cool keyboard parts, and good guitar. Or No Quarter


agreed, although Tool did a pretty good No Quarter cover. can your singer hit the plant notes? remember when you cover zeppelin, your going to get judged pretty hard. if it dosnt sound good, dont do it.
#22
Thats a good point about how you get judged hard. Im not really a big fan of Trampled Underfoot. Im still thinking it over. The main thing that kills me is the speedy solos. But practice can fix that. Say we played Rock and Roll or Whole Lotta Love, how could we arange the keyboards?

The main riff to Whole Lotta Love goes or so the site says:

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-----0------0------9----------9
-----5------5------7----------7
-7------7----------0--0-0-0-0

do u play the open e note 3x or 2x i cant tell on the song
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#24
Really? It sounds like 2 on the song. When i play it with 3x it sounds kinda bad. I must not be playing it fast enough.
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#26
Rock n' Roll has piano in the last verse and i think it has a piano solo? Or maybe its in the background during the guitar solo, can't remember. It has keys in it either way.
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#30
Play "Communication Breakdown" and make up your own solo.
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#31
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Black Dog. It pushes the ability's of every member, especially the singer.


That song is easy as **** for the instruments.
As long as your drummer can count they should be no timing problems.

The singer has no chance whatsoever.
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Unless it's a chick singer.
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#34
Try Ten Years Gone. Its an easy song for the guitarist, and Plant doesnt really get that high in his voice. Fairly simple song.
#35
me and my band are doing ramble on. its probably one of the easier led zep songs, but if you pull it off properly it can sound really good.
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#36
I'm pretty sure we will play Whole Lotta Love. Thanks for the help. Anything that you guys have to say, or tips on the song (Liking what part should a keyboardist play, maybe in the chorus or the barre chords during the solo?)
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#39
Not to sound like a dick, but whatever happened to bands looking cool?
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#40
My band plays The Ocean and sometimes Moby Dick. The Ocean is SUCH a good song, and the start-stop bits give everyone opportunities to shine. When it starts getting really tight, it starts coming in harder and heavier, and the song really stands out in sets. Go for it.