If Good Times Bad Times Led Zeppelin is giving you a hard time, here are some good tips on how to conquer the various challenges.
Good Times Bad Times giving you a hard time? Challenges on the fretting hand and challenges on the plucking hand – let’s break it down.
[ 🎵🎵🎵 Ari plays the main riff 🎵🎵🎵 ]
Make sure that you get a good handle on this. And while you’re at it, pay good attention to what your plucking hand does. I am strictly alternating and I bet you are too… when going up – but as you keep coming down again, it’s really tempting to rake.
[ 🎵🎵🎵 Ari demonstrates the plucking 🎵🎵🎵 ]
Having a consistent alternate plucking pattern under your belt is a huge asset because you don’t have to think about it. It’s automated. [ 🎵🎵🎵 ]
Then put it together. [ 🎵🎵🎵 Ari plays the main riff 🎵🎵🎵 ]
I watched the videos with John Paul Jones and that’s not necessarily what he does, but I highly recommend that you get this kind of fingering under your belt because it gives you, in most situations, the best starting point. You can always expand from there.