The Best Of Led Zeppelin Vol. 2 examines 8 classic Led Zeppelin tracks in their entirety with complete guitar tablature, chord boxes and notation. The book comes with 2 CDs that contain full instrumental demos, which really allow a guitarist to hear the parts to play without the distraction of vocals. The second CD has backing tracks with the guitar parts removed, perfect for jamming along once you’ve learned the riffs and the solos.
The lyrics and time bar really help with following up to 12 pages of music notation per track, especially on the longer pieces like Stairway To Heaven and Achilles Last Stand. These reference points prevent getting lost and also serve a purpose in breaking down each song into bite-size chunks to help digest all of the information.
There is a guide to guitar tablature so that the notation can be interpreted by newer musicians or those less familiar with the system, as well as standard score. The score and tablature work together very well, as there’s always a few different positions notes and chords can be played which can only be illustrated by tablature, whilst the score is always a great portrayal of the rhythmic content.
The Best Of Led Zeppelin Vol. 2 is an insightful guide to playing the parts and solos of Jimmy Page and will help guitarists of all levels understand the songwriting behind the great music of Led Zeppelin.
Stairway To Heaven
The Song Remains Insane
Over The Hills And Far Away
Trampled Under Foot
Nobody’s Fault But Mine
Achilles Last Stand
All My Love