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Re: ST-315 • Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You (Led Zeppelin)
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2010, 12:35:07 pm »
Although there are good tabs all over the web for this song and a lot of people talking about technique for it I can't find anyone talking about the flamenco-type strum at the very beginning right after the first bass note. I'm not imagining it. There is some kind of arpeggio strum there if you listen carefully to the original Zeppelin I version. Hope it's ok to post links here (please someone let me know if it is not OK). If you want to check it out now here's the original that someone has posted at You Tube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrVDViSlsSM
Now please don't tell me that I'm imagining it but anyone who knows what he is doing please do let us all know? I've listened to it may times and it sounds great. It only happens that one time right at the beginning. However many times I hear it I just can't figure out what he's up to. Could it be an over-dub? Any help or suggestions welcome. Thanks.
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Re: ST-315 • Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You (Led Zeppelin)
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2010, 07:47:30 pm »
I suppose that this funny sound is just the result of pushing left hand on 4th string and picking the same string after that, so the note is sounded as if it is played twice. But I could mistaken :)

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Re: ST-315 • Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You (Led Zeppelin)
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2010, 09:29:01 pm »
I was so intrigued by this that I got that "Transcribe" application and tried to figure it out using that. If you can imagine the timing of the first four plucked notes on strings 5-4-3-1 then believe it or not he is keeping the "usual" plucked timing but is somehow shoving in two more plucked notes between the 1st and 2nd notes of the "ordinary" pattern. These are the plucked 3rd and 4th strings. It's some kind of 2-note chord light-speed sweep back!
I can hear it clearly in the slowed down playback but am at a loss to understand how anyone could pluck that fast.
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Re: ST-315 • Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You (Led Zeppelin)
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2012, 12:45:03 am »


I can hear it clearly in the slowed down playback but am at a loss to understand how anyone could pluck that fast.

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Not sure if you're still intersted, but I think it's a technique where you flick your fingers across the strings from a closed 'fist' to a flat hand position. I thought it was called 'rubato', but google doesn't support that. After opening your hand, the fingers are in position to pluck the strings normally.

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Re: ST-315 • Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You (Led Zeppelin)
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2012, 01:32:38 am »
You make mention of the tabs for this lesson...... Where are the located?

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Re: ST-315 • Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You (Led Zeppelin)
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2012, 03:18:56 am »
Read the second paragraph of this page
http://www.justinguitar.com/en/ST-000-SongsTAB.php

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Re: ST-315 • Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You (Led Zeppelin)
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2015, 12:28:46 am »
Hi people. So in case anyone is struggling with the final "weird chords" section with the stretchy part. Although it would be wonderful to use the actual chords, since you don't really use all your fingers I think this following shortcut kinda works great.
1. You can either do the barre with your pinky or use your third finger and pinky together on the first two strings at fret 4 while just holding the 3rd fret 5th string with your second finger. Kinda like a G/B chord.
2. Then you can just slide the third finger over to the 3rd fret 2nd string for the next chord.
3. Then you can remove the second finger and just barre the 2nd fret for the third chord.
4. Finally for the stretchy chord, you can play the 1st fret 5th string and 3rd fret 2nd string together using the first and third fingers respectively first and then add on the second finger to the 2nd fret 3rd string and the stretch later on.
I find these movements convenient and it works too. (I think). I would love to hear from Justin about this though.