While this is obviously not a lesson on how to play Stairway To Heaven, or the solo from that tune…
It was the first song where I learned this set of changes.
Since then, I’ve seen them in songs like, “All Along The Watchtower,” and tons of old heavy metal songs by Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, etc..
And most recently from Kingfish Ingram in a song I transcribed for my All Access members.
There’s just a smidge of theory here, and then I’ll show you some ways to approach this sort of quasi-bluesy set of chords with a fun diatonic scale (a mode!)
For more theory, check out Guitar Theory Made Useful…
And for more about modes check out Modes Unleashed.
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