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How to play Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin

There are many great bands, but only a few can make as big of an impression, or as lasting of one as Led Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin forever changed the way bands rock. With their guitar-driven sound infused with a blues-rock influence the band presented a sound like no other when they first arrived on the London scene in 1968.

With songs like Stairway to Heaven and Whole Lotta Love, the band was wildly successful and has received lots of critical acclaim.

The ‘Stairway To Heaven’ full video lesson will show you how to play the song in easy to learn parts.

Lesson Quick Facts

Song Title: Stairway To Heaven
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Recorded: Dec 1970 – Mar 1971
Tutor: Mark McKenzie
Rating: Hard
Duration: 65 mins(approx.)

Stairway To Heaven video lesson
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Contents:

Learn the Chords to Stairway To Heaven

Why we think Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin is a great song

Why we think Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin is a great song to learn

Why we classed Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin as ‘Hard’ on Guitar

Visit the Stairway To Heaven Video Lesson

Learn about Led Zeppelin and Stairway To Heaven

Some history about Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

What Album Stairway To Heaven came from

YouTube User plays Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

Can you Play Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin?

Learn the Chords to Stairway To Heaven

Here are main chords that are used in the song:

Chords:

  • a_r6
  • am_open
  • c_open
  • f_r6
  • fmaj7_open
  • g_open
  • g_r6

These chords can also be found in the chord viewer on the ‘Stairway To Heaven’ video lesson page.

In this lesson you learn how to play Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin on the Guitar in step-by-step chunks.

Why we think Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin is a great song

  1. The song Stairway to Heaven is one of the reasons guitarists learn to play guitar
  2. It’s a classic Led Zeppelin song and one of their most requested songs
  3. The guitar solo simply rocks

Why we think Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin is a great song to learn

The song Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin is a fantastic song to learn for any guitar player looking to challenge their advanced skills. It’s a song that will make any guitarist feel accomplished and excited about playing guitar.

Why we classed Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin as ‘Hard’ on Guitar

SongPond tutor, Mark McKenzie delivers a cut down version of the full song, which makes learning the song as a whole a lot easier.

The main sections are broken down and prepare you for playing the song as a whole. Each video section is about 8-10 minutes long. We recommend you listen to the original piece and really get a feel for the song.

Check out the preview and introduction on the Stairway To Heaven lesson page.

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Learn about Led Zeppelin and Stairway To Heaven

Led Zeppelin was an English rock band formed in 1968 in London. The group consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, drummer John Bonham, and bassist John Paul Jones. The group’s style is marked by a heavy, guitar-driven blues-rock sound. The group didn’t release singles in the UK preferring to develop the concept of album-oriented rock.

The band broke up in 1980 after the death of Bonham. The band had several critical and commercial successes but one of the most popular remains the song Stairway to Heaven.

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Some history about Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

Stairway to Heaven is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin. Released in 1971 the song was composed by Jimmy Page with Robert Plant and runs almost 8 minutes long. It’s often considered one of the greatest rock songs of all time.

Page has said he wrote the music over a long period of time with the first part coming one night at Bron-Yr-Aur, a remote cottage in Wales. The song starts off acoustic and then electric parts are added starting with a slow wind section then a long guitar solo before ending with a faster hard rock section.

What Album Stairway To Heaven came from

Stairway to Heaven came from the album Led Zeppelin IV. The album was the fourth album by the band. There is no title printed on the album so it’s generally referred to as Led Zeppelin IV.

It’s also been referred to by several alternate names including Four Symbols, The Fourth Album, Untitled, The Runes, ZoSo and The Hermit.The album was a commercial and critical success selling 32 million units and becoming one of the best selling albums worldwide.

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YouTube user plays Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

Youtube user Iggypres offers up his own version of Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin. His acoustic version shows off a great performance adding his own style to this great song. It is simply an amazing performance.



Can you Play Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin?

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