#2
Took me a few days for the main riff(s)... still have yet to learn the solo, but that's just because I can't be bothered to do so (although I'm perfectly capable of doing so).
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#3
Haven't really put much time into anything else besides the solo because I hate the sound of me butchering it. The solo took me about 2 hours to get to where I think it sounds good.
#4
Never bothered to learn it.
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#5
I'm still learning the solo The riffs didn't take me very long though, everything fell into place in a few days for me.
#6
Never bothered to learn it, honestly.
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#7
I played it the first time through from guitar pro
but i didn't bother learning it off by heart.

so i guess I didn't bother learning it.
#8
I learned it piece by piece starting out, took me probably a week, but i didn't totally focus on it, so that's probably why it took me so long
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#10
I learned the first riffs in my early years as a guitarist. Now I'm learning the live version of the solo. It's definately more dificult than the studio version solo.
#11
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How long did it take you to learn stairway to heaven (the whole song including the solo)?



2 hours, no breaks, no teacher. HOW you may ask?

well use your modes/scales. Pentatonic etc. Its all scales mate, especially the solo.
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#12
I had to learn it for a music assignment this year, to perform.
It took about an hour.
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#13
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How long did it take you to learn stairway to heaven (the whole song including the solo)?
Yea the solo I have not yet to learn but like 1 day to get the Main riff's down but not memorized there super eazy the song over all is not hard just long
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#14
Didn't. Just couldn't get worked up to. It's not the best rock song, it's not the best Led Zeppelin song, it's not even the best song on IV.
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Didn't. Just couldn't get worked up to. It's not the best rock song, it's not the best Led Zeppelin song, it's not even the best song on IV.


yeh +1

Black Dog is pretty catchy, but every guitarist needs to know stairway to heaven, at least a self-respected guitarist
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#16
Never tried, its over played, I would rather play a better zeppelin song like heartbreaker or black dog.
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#17
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Never tried, its over played, I would rather play a better zeppelin song like heartbreaker or black dog.

Exactly! I learned Black Dog because it's WAY more interesting than Stairway. Oh, and I'm mainly a bassist nowadays anyway, so that played a big part in it.
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#18
I learned the first part(up until you slide to the 8th fret on the A string) to be an ass and show off. When I decided to learn it all, it took 3 hours or less, minus the solo. I don't learn solos very often. Not because of lack of skill, but I just find them to be emotionless or soulless most of the time. Most people think the opposite,, oh well.
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#19
Pfft... Stairway to Heaven; try learning Going to California instead from IV.

But back on topic, how long it takes you to play a song is subjective on many factors, including how long you've been playing for.
I bothered learning it after I had been playing for about 4 months, and it was my "project song" for about a month and a bit to get it all down-pat.
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#21
Pfft... Stairway to Heaven; try learning Going to California instead from IV.

Going to California. Best tune. So much to remember. ack.

I have the sheet music and have problems with my finger positions in transition. Someone mentioned that it is all scales and that is definately true. I've been prepositioning my fingers to be on the relative chords, while playing. I guess that was wrong and my problem. I should reposition them to the relative scales. Which pentatonic scale is the intro, though? If it is the aminor pentatonic, why is the sixth fret, first string in there, used simultaneously with the third string, seventh fret? That's not exactly in the text.

It's probably a stupid question. I can play all the pentatonics, just not up and down the fret board, yet. Perhaps that is the problem.
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Didn't. Just couldn't get worked up to. It's not the best rock song, it's not the best Led Zeppelin song, it's not even the best song on IV.

+a lot

I never tried to learn it , I like the song but I love much more Black Dog from IV, and from Led Zeppelin there are better songs
#25
I was like an inch away from learning it, until I listened to the SRTS version of No Quarter.


That solo is immense.


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#26
15 minutes for the solo, found amazing tab, intro about a day, never learned the rest

stairway is for listening
#28
I learnt it all minus the solo in about 3 hours i guess. its really not that hard.

but the solo on the other hand, well, i can never make heads nor tails of a tabbed solo, so i do a sort of butchered improv real quick, then do the Am riff.
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#29
Between half an hour and an hour.

I learnt the solo real easy cos of the Dave Grohl acoustic cover of it, where he doe the solo with his mouth, so for a while I'd just be doing that for ages, so the solo was perfectly in my head already, put that to the guitar and bam. Easy solo.

Forgotten most of it all now though.
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#33
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Never bothered to learn it.

yep.
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#34
The solo took about 10 minutes to get perfect, if you know your scales, you can play it by ear quite easily. (depends on how long you've been playing I suppose) but it isn't really that hard to play well
#36
with one lesson a week i think it took me 5 weeks minus solo
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