Great Guitar Solos – Heartbreaker live at “How the West Was Won” (Led Zeppelin)


Sadly, this you can’t watch, because there’s no video footage.

But you can certainly listen to it.

And please do. Eat it up. Enjoy it. Get it. Live it. Love it.

This solo is the reason Jimmy Page is my all-time favorite guitarist.

It is:
-Sloppy
-Meandering
-Unorganized

And absolutely. Fucking. Epic.

This solo highlights everything that makes Page amazing: light and shade. Fast and slow. Brilliant improv. Great riffs. Jaw-dropping wonder.

Page is, to me, the quintessential guitarist. He was, is, and always will be the guitarist to which all guitarists must measure up to. He’s not the most technically proficient, no, but you already know where I stand on technique, as I’ve written about it already, specifically in Anatomy of a Guitar Solo.

His work with Led Zeppelin, and before, is unparalleled. And you can bet Page (mainly with Zeppelin) will show up in this series quite often. Even Stairway to Heaven will eventually show up.

Please enjoy. I know you will.

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About Nathan Hevenstone

I hate straight, white, cis-gendered, able-bodied men. I also play guitar and sing, and I'm an atheist and anti-theist. What now?
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