Kings of Blues & Rock examines the playing styles of eight of the greatest and most influential blues and rock guitarists that have ever lived: Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Jimmy Page, Johnny Winter, T-Bone Walker, B. B. King, Albert King and Freddie King. Kings of Blues & Rock is presented in eight Volumes, one volume for each artist.
This volume of video guitar lessons examines the playing style of Jimmy Page. Born in 1944, Jimmy played skiffle music as a young teenager and was intrigued by everything from Scotty Moore's playing with Elvis Presley, James Burton's with Ricky Nelson, Cliff Gallup with Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps and the great Les Paul. Combine this with his equal interest in Celtic folk, Indian and Arabian music as well as the blues work of Otis Rush, B.B. King, Albert King, Freddie King, Robert Johnson and Elmore James, and you've got a musician with great depth and many facets to his musical personality.
Jimmy's guitar playing displays many of the same signature elements as Eric Clapton, but he has a distinct sound of his own. Though Jimmy doesn't display the virtuoso touch of Clapton, his solos are all very expressive and fiery, good examples being 'Good Times, Bad Times,' 'Since I've Been Loving You' and the incredible 'Stairway to Heaven.' He relies primarily on standard blues scales and riffs, but often throws in unusual intervals or rhythmic phrases that give his playing it's own flavor.
Kings of Blues & Rock will impact your playing in two distinctly different but equally important ways: first, you will learn how to play guitar in the style of Jimmy Page; more importantly, you will be able to take this information and use it to create your own style and sound in rock and blues guitar.
The playing styles of each artist is examined in a variety of musical settings designed around the artists' signature style and performances. All of the solo segments are played first at tempo, over practice rhythm tracks, and then presented slowly with thorough explanations. Practice rhythm tracks are provided so that you can practice the solo examples as presented and work on creating your own solo variations and ideas. Also discussed is the type of guitar and amp each artist favors, and the means by which they achieve their distinct, signature sound.