Led Zeppelin - Bron-Yr-Aur[source]

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<glacius:metadata>
    <title>Led Zeppelin - Bron-Yr-Aur</title>
    <description>
        My recording of Led Zeppelin's "Bron-Yr-Aur"
    </description>
    <category>Music</category>
    <category>Music recording</category>
    <category>Guitar</category>
    <category>Acoustic guitar</category>
    <series order="40">2022 music project</series>
</glacius:metadata>
<p>
    A nice little acoustic guitar solo from Led Zeppelin's 
    <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Page">Jimmy Page</a> off
    their 1975 double album
    <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_Graffiti"><em>Physical Graffiti</em></a>.
    I decided to do this since my fingers were vaguely hardened to the
    violence of the acoustic guitar due to
    <a href="music/projects/touch-peel-and-stand">last week's rendition of
    <em>Touch, Peel and Stand</em></a>.
</p>
<p>
    Apparently "Bron-Yr-Aur" is Welsh for "side of the hill", and is the name
    of a cottage in Wales.
</p>
<glacius:figure glacius:src="bron-yr-aur-book.jpeg" type="image">
    <caption>
        Transcription of <em>Bron-Yr-Aur</em> from the 1975
        album <em>Physical Graffiti</em>
    </caption>
</glacius:figure>
<p>
    Interestingly, this book specifically tells you which fingers to use. I'm
    not an expert in fingerstyle guitar, but I use my pinky pretty liberally
    even though this transcription suggests you use the thumb twice. Not sure
    if it's a "bad" technique to use your pinky, but it seems like an
    advantage to me. I've got five fingers, may as well use them.
</p>
<h2>Recording</h2>
<p>
    Over the last two weeks I've come to the irrefutable conclusion that I need
    a new acoustic guitar. Playing a barre chord on this guitar is the hardest
    thing I've ever had to do in my entire life. You can see the pain in this video
    as I have to shift my entire body to get enough leverage to barre at the
    fifth fret.
</p>
<p>
    I also think there's some magic technique to eliminate string noise, but I
    have not yet mastered it. Enjoy the squeaks. And the camera angles will continue
    until morale improves.
</p>
<glacius:figure 
    glacius:src="bron-yr-aur-480p.mp4" 
    glacius:thumbnail="bron-yr-aur-poster.jpeg" 
    type="video">
    <caption>
        Cover of Jimmy Page's acoustic composition <em>Bron-Yr-Aur</em>
    </caption>
</glacius:figure>