“SONG TITLE” Backing Track. Video 2. SONG TITLE Youtube video of original.
“Layla” Backing Track. Video 2. Layla. Youtube video of original.
Video 1. Let Me Roll It played with a backing track. Chords are played over the Lyrics so that you can learn to Play & Sing this one.
Video 2. RIFF in Slow Motion.
The Riff is played using a series of Double Stops (also known as Dyads) which lead in to the Chords.
Double Stops (or Dyads) are simply 2 notes played simultaneously.
The RIFF begins with a Trill from the 2nd fret of the High E string to the 3rd fret of the High E string.
Let Me Roll It LYRICS
Let Me Roll It CHORDS
Use Standard Tuning
Video 1. Stairway To Heaven
Video 2. Stairway To Heaven at 50%
“Stairway To Heaven” Chords
“Stairway To Heaven” Lyrics
There’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold and she’s buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed with a word she cant get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she’s buying a stairway to heaven.
There’s a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure ’cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook, there’s a songbird who sings, sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.
Ooh, it makes me wonder, Ooh, it makes me wonder.
There’s a feeling I get when I look to the west, and my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees, and the voices of those who stand looking.
Ooh, it makes me wonder, Ooh, it really makes me wonder.
And it’s whispered that soon, if we all call the tune, then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter.
If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow, don’t be alarmed now, it’s just a spring clean for the May queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there’s still time to change the road you’re on.
And it makes me wonder.
Your head is humming and it won’t go, in case you don’t know, the piper’s calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know, your stairway lies on the whispering wind?
And as we wind on down the road. Our shadows taller than our soul. There walks a lady we all know.
Who shines white light and wants to show, How everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard, the tune will come to you at last. When we all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.
And she’s buying the stairway to heaven.
Tune all strings down a half step to: D♯ – G♯ – C♯ – F♯ – A♯ – D♯ Use the A,E,G,D,F♯ Chord Shapes
Notes: The original is tuned down a full step (2 frets).
Once you learn how to play this song feel free to change the tuning to best suit your Vocal Range.
Fig.1. “Hey Hey What Can I Do”.
Fig.2. “Hey Hey What Can I Do”. Slowly with chords.
“Hey Hey What Can I Do” Chord shapes.
Tune Down a Half Step (one fret) and play these chord shapes:
“Hey Hey What Can I Do” Lyrics.
Tune down a half step and use the indicated chord shapes.
“Hey Hey What Can I Do” Backing Track.
Use Standard Tuning
Video 1. Take It Easy (at speed with backing track)
Video 2. Take It Easy (at 70% speed with backing track)
Video 3. Lead solo played at 50% speed. Broken down into 10 parts. Learn the 1st & 2nd part then link them together. Next the 3rd part… etc.
Video 4. Lead solo in First Person point of view (at speed & at 50% speed)
Practice with this Backing Track:
Take It Easy Chords:
Take It Easy (lyrics)
Intro: [G] – [Am7/G] – [D7sus/G]
[G]Well I’m a-running down the road trying to loosen my load I’ve got seven women [D]on my [C]mind. [G]Four that want to own me, [D]two that want to stone me [C]One says she’s a friend of [G]mine.
Take it [Em]easy, take it [C]ea-[G]-sy. Don’t let the [Am]sound of your own [C]wheels drive you [Em]crazy. Lighten [C]up while you still [G]can. Don’t even [C]try to under-[G]-stand, Just find a [Am]place to make your [C]stand and take it [G]easy.
[G]Well I’m a-standin’ on the corner in winslow, arizona With such a fine [D]sight to [C]see. It’s a [G]girl, my lord, in a [D]flatbed Ford Slowin’ [C]down to take a look at [G]me. Come on [Em]ba-[D]-by, don’t say [C]may-[G]-be. I’ve got to [Am]know if your sweet [C]love is gonna [G]save me.
Leed: Repeat the Chords of previous. except end on [Em].
Well I’m a [G]running down the road trying to loosen my load Got a world of trouble [D]on my [Am7]mind. [G]Lookin’ for a lover who [D]won’t blow my cover She’s [C]so hard to [G]find.
Take it [Em]easy, take it [C]ea-[G]-sy. Don’t let the [Am]sound of your own [C]wheels drive you [Em]crazy. Come on [C]ba-[G]-by, don’t say [C]may-[G]-be. I’ve got to [Am]know if your sweet [C]love is gonna [G]save me.
[C]Ooo Ooo [G]Ooo Ooo [C]Ooo Ooo [G]Ooo Ooo [C]Ooo Ooo [G] – [Fmaj7/G] – [C] – [G] – [Fmaj7/G] – [C] – [Em]