#1
in the song kashmir by led zeppelin are they playing violins? or is the guy just playing his guitar with a violin bow???
#2
I'm pretty sure it's an orchestra. Could be synthesized, but I think synth technology was a bit too primitive in those days to sound that real.
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#3
Isn't Jimmy Page known for using a bow?
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#4
on physical graffiti it was an orchestra, but live, jimmy plays it with a bow and sometimes with an orchestra
#5
I think its orchestra. Not just violins. And it cant be a guitar. There IS a guitar in it but you can barely hear it. Its clean
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#6
Jimmy never played it live with a bow. John Paul Jones played the orchestral parts on a keyboard.
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#7
theres a full(real) orchestral string section on the album. live, jimmy never used a bow(for kashmir) - the riff's in DADGAD tuning, which helps with that droney sound.
#8
Isn't there a sitar in there?
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#10
Jimmy Page used his DADGAD tuning, and John Paul Jones played the orchestral part on his organ...if i'm not mistaken...

Edit:No sitar it's the special guitar tuning, the rest is just Pagey and Jones's work.

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