Song Study

A category of blogs discussing the art of learning songs efficiently and quickly.

How To Play Custard Pie

How To Play Led Zeppelin’s Custard Pie This is a really good song to get started with if you want to get into some Led Zeppelin music. It’s probably one of the easiest to play Jimmy Page guitar parts, yet it sounds really cool. The song is a 12-bar blues, preceded by a 4 bar
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10 Riffs Every Guitar Player Should Know

Riffs Every Guitar Player Should Know Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple) Most guitar players play the “Smoke On The Water” riff with a pick. Interestingly enough: Ritchie Blackmore actually fingerpicked this. The mutes are created by hitting your (finger)picking hand down on the strings. Whole Lotta Rosie (ACDC) Most guitar players play this riff
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How to Play Led Zeppelin’s Fool In The Rain

How to Play Led Zeppelin’s Fool In The Rain Led Zeppelin released “Fool In The Rain” on the “In Through The Outdoor” album in 1979. You can hear the song here The song also showcases John Bonham’s brilliance. Here’s the isolated drum track. Magical. Solid. Strong. Powerful. I’ve always been a huge John Bonham fan,
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My Top 10 Favorite Guitar Riffs.

My Top 10 Favorite Guitar Riffs. These are in no particular order: just 10 of my favorite riffs. Beat It (Michael Jackson) Pretty amazing that this song features Steve Lukather (Toto) playing bass and lead guitar, and Eddie Van Halen playing the solo. Ending riff Black Dog (Led Zeppelin) The rhythm guitar part at 1:36
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Some Overview of the ZOT Zin Blogs So Far.

ZOT Zin Music Blog Overview I felt like reminiscing over the many cool things we covered so far in the ZOT Zin Music blogs. Consider this like a quick little checklist, of the many free lessons we shared so far. This can also serve, as some sort of “lesson plan” In addition: you can use
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