Classic Solo: Whole Lotta Love

Artist: Led Zeppelin | Album: Led Zeppelin II | Guitarist: Jimmy Page | Year: 1969

This solo features some signature Jimmy Page licks including extreme bends and fast pentatonic licks. It’s essentially six licks that respond to the E chord in the backing so I’ve listed them all separately. In keeping with Jimmy’s tendency to mix things up live this is not meant to be a note for note copy of the recorded album track but a showcase for his commonly used licks.

The majority of the  solo uses the E pentatonic minor and E blues scales but it does sometimes dabble with the E pentatonic major scale.

|------------------12---------------------------------|
|---------------12------15p12-------------------------|
|----------14b16----------------15-14p12-14-12--14b16-|
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|-----------------------------------------------------|
|---------------3-------------------------------------|
|----------2s4-----4p2p0--4p2p0-----------------------|
|--------------------------------2p0-----2p0----------|
|-------------------------------------2-------2-0h2---|
|-----------------------------------------------------|

|----------------12----------------15---------|
|-------------12------15b17--15b17----15b17v--|
|--------14b16--------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
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|-------------------------------------------------|
|-----------/17----20b22----------17------20p17v--|
|------------------------------------18-----------|
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|----------------19----19--18--17-------------------|
|------------17--------------------20p17--20p17v----|
|---------------------------------------------------|
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|------------17----20b23=====---------------|
|--------/18--------------------------------|
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