Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven - Solo[source]

    <title>Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven - Solo</title>
    <description>My recording of the solo from Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven"</description>
    <category>Music recording</category>
    <series order="12">2022 music project</series>
    According to my gigantic 
    <a href="https://www.alfred.com/led-zeppelin-the-complete-studio-recordings/p/00-40963/">book
    of Led Zeppelin's complete studio recordings</a>, the solo from <em>Stairway to Heaven</em>
    is "such a classic that every rock guitarist should have it in their repertoire".
<glacius:figure glacius:src="stairway-solo-comment.jpeg" type="image">
    <caption>It's not easy but you're a loser if it's hard.</caption>
    Since it was not in my repertoire, and frankly I haven't been playing the guitar
    all that much lately, this seemed like a good opportunity to get back in shape.
    So I recorded the little interlude plus the solo section and then filmed myself
    pretending to play along to it. You know I was faking it because I forgot
    to plug my guitar into something.
    <li>It is impossible to program drums that sound like John Bonham.</li>
    <li>Continuous bending is a technical weakness of mine</li>
    <li>There was very little distortion in <em>Stairway to Heaven</em></li>
    <li>The solo is mixed <em>incredibly</em> low in the studio recording.</li>
    <caption>My (distorted) rendition the solo from <em>Stairway to Heaven</em></caption>
    There were two acoustic guitar tracks (panned L and R), two clean rhythm tracks
    (L was neck pickup, R was bridge pickup), two slide guitar tracks, a bass track,
    a crunchy rhythm guitar track for the outro, and the solo guitar track. Drums were programmed in 
    <a href="http://hydrogen-music.org/">Hydrogen</a>. The tempo annoyingly changes from 83 BPM 
    to 90 BPM to 96 BPM to 102 BPM. <a href="https://ardour.org/">Ardour</a> is my DAW
    of choice with <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JACK_Audio_Connection_Kit">Jack</a>
    as the audio transport.
    <caption>Screenshot of my <em>Stairway to Heaven</em> session in Ardour</caption>