This is Slide Guitar Lesson 1 in a series for Jimmy Page’s guitar parts in ‘What Is and What Should Never Be’ by Led Zeppelin.

Jimmy Page is one of the greatest players to have emerged from the British Blues Boom of the 1960s. Whilst he didn’t used slide guitar extensively, when he did use it the results were sublime. The solo from ‘What Is And What Should Never Be’ is a brilliant example.

It is played in standard tuning with a pick, probably on one of his two Les Paul Standards.

Studying and practising slide guitar is an excellent way to improve your accuracy, control and note choice on the guitar.

I hope you enjoy the video and get something out of it.

Cheers, Mark

Whether you aim to make slide guitar a key part of your playing or not, it is a very rewarding and valuable style to study. In particular, when played with a pick using a guitar set up for regular playing (i.e. not with the action raised) it helps improve accuracy, damping and lightness of touch. I therefore highly recommend adding it to your practice schedules.

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Enjoy your guitar!

Cheers, Mark