#1
Has anyone had trouble with this song? I'm trying very hard to get it down but I just can't get the timing right for the slow melodic bits Jones is doing during the verses and intro. All I got down is that chorus. I love Zeppelin and John Paul Jones, I learned the entire first record but LZ II is a major pain in my @SS.

Does anyone here find this man's lines are sometimes unhuman?
#2
i can do every single line without a problem except the lemon song because that is something else. after years i still can't get it down exactly the way it should be. i too took on zeppelin I and it was a breeze, but II def is much harder to get through. John Paul Jones is awesome at what he does
#3
This thread makes me want to play the Lemon Song so i can figure out how its counted, record it, and put it on youtube so I can make afratmdk jealous :p

If all else fails, figure out the time signature, the tempo, and whip out the metronome.
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#4
I have timing issues when I play it with my guitarist friend, though I suspect it's a mistake on his part, not mine.
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#5
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To me, if someone hears you humming the bass line to the Lemon Song, they'll probably think you're having a stroke


That's still my favourite quote about the Lemon Song. Its a bear to play, but fun once you get it down. I managed by some rather intense practice with a metronome over the course of a few days. I had to learn that and Red House once for a Blues workshop.

And on Ramble on, its the same thing--get out the metronome and start woodshedding. If you play with the recording, try to ignore Page and concentrate on Bonham and your own internal time clock.
#6
LZ II has a lot of great emotional groove songs. I can understand why some people can find those harder to play than his fast licks. It's all timing and groove.

try to ignore Page and concentrate on Bonham and your own internal time clock.

This is the key - ignore the guitar and listen to what the kick drum is doing. Tapping your foot along helps a lot with timing.
#7
you obviously dont play any jamerson or motown coz thats is a heck of a lot harder than jp jonesss
#8
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you obviously dont play any jamerson or motown coz thats is a heck of a lot harder than jp jonesss


you obviously don't play reggae bebop in 27/8 time because its a lot harder than motown.


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OK but seriously.
practice is just key.
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#9
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you obviously don't play reggae bebop in 27/8 time because its a lot harder than motown.


in other irrelevant information, I own a car!


OK but seriously.
practice is just key.



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