I remember getting the sheet music to Stairway to Heaven and bringing it home to learn to play it on my guitar. It didn’t sound right. The sheet music was written for piano and it didn’t sound like the Jimmy Page version. Later, I learned to play it for guitar and it still didn’t sound like Jimmy Page.
I got tired of trying to sound like Jimmy Page and developed my own style. Everyone told me they could hear some Jimmy Page in my playing. Go figure.
Back to the sheet music, it had the piano notation and also they lyrics. Mom sat down and read the lyrics (which I thought were really cool lyrics).
“Whaddaya think, Mom?”
She said, “Sounds like someone that wants to sound spiritual but doesn’t know how.”
You know? For all the cool ways the lyrics flowed, for all the nice rhythm, for the beautiful…
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