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Request: Rock n Roll - Led Zeppelin

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by cubinicano, Apr 27, 2010.


  1. cubinicano

    cubinicano

    Jul 28, 2009
    Miami, Fl
    Im playing a show this sunday and this song is on the setlist and cant find tabs on it, nor a decent cover. I found one on ultimate guitar but it doesnt make sense to me for some reason >.<
     
  2. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    Try this. This site has Led Zeppelin TABS for tons of their songs and for the most part is accurate.
     
  3. Learn it by ear dude. It ain't a difficult song at all.
     
  4. Studio version here:

    Structure:

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    Verse (x)2:
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    Solo:
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    Verse 3

    Outro:
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    Drummer falls down the stairs
    Big crash ending on the 1.

    It's in A.
     
  5. RockStarsMusic

    RockStarsMusic

    May 1, 2010
    Huntington Beach, Ca
    Bass Instructor: RockStars Music Studios, Huntington Beach, Ca
    Couple of tricks I've learned about Rock and Roll:

    Coming in on the drum intro: The first note the snare drum plays is the and of 3. If you count 8th notes, you can hear him accent beat one on the fourth hit, which is beat one.
    Band comes in on the and of one in the 5th bar (four full bars of drum intro).

    The Bass line is based off of the Dominant 7 to Root move on beats 1 (Dom 7) and and of one (Root) in every measure.

    Intro is a 12 bar Blues
    4 Bars - I (A)
    2 Bars - IV (D)
    2 Bars - I (A)
    2 bars - V (E)
    2 Bars - I (A)
    Verse is a 24 bar blues
    8 Bars - I
    4 Bars - IV
    4 Bars - I
    2 Bars - V
    2 Bars - IV (usually a stop on 1 of the first measure)
    4 Bars - I

    Song follows those two forms...

    There are some basic blues walk ups that you can improvise on... no one will know if you do them right or wrong.
     
  6. Johnny Crab

    Johnny Crab ACME,QSC,Fame/Hondo/Greco/HELIX user & BOSE Abuser Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2004
    South Texas
    Relax.
    Review the above and spend some time with it, no problem.
    As Countrybassist says, it IS an easy song and Ryan speaks the truth about "no one will know if you do them right or wrong" UNLESS you hit blatant wrong notes or wrong timing.

    In the guitar solo part, only bassists in the audience will(maybe) look at you. Everyone else will be seeing if the guitarist "does it right" and checking out what the singer does when he ain't singing.
     

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