Led Zeppelin - Bron-Yr-Aur[source]
<title>Led Zeppelin - Bron-Yr-Aur</title>
My recording of Led Zeppelin's "Bron-Yr-Aur"
<series order="40">2022 music project</series>
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>.
Apparently "Bron-Yr-Aur" is Welsh for "side of the hill", and is the name
of a cottage in Wales.
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Transcription of <em>Bron-Yr-Aur</em> from the 1975
album <em>Physical Graffiti</em>
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.
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
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.
Cover of Jimmy Page's acoustic composition <em>Bron-Yr-Aur</em>