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(@dan-t)
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I've been trying to get this song down for awhile, and decided to record myself today. I did one take - mistakes and all. :oops: I shortened up a few spots, as the original is almost 8 minutes long. I think this song was one of Jimmy Page's finest moments, and I love listening to it & playing it. Let me know what you think.

The Rain Song Cover

Dan

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Posted : 27/12/2006 9:49 pm
 geoo
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That is so COOL Dan! I hadnt ever heard the song before but that sounds really cool.

Jim

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Posted : 27/12/2006 10:28 pm
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Dan, that was beautiful. could you give us the setup info for that?

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Posted : 27/12/2006 11:04 pm
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Very nice Dan

Very well played mate

Trevor

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And here is to me as bad as I am
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Posted : 28/12/2006 12:24 am
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That is very pretty, Dan. Well done!

Margaret

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Posted : 28/12/2006 2:11 am
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Thanks for the nice comments everyone. :D

As far as setup info.... well, I used the Epi AJ-1 that I won on Jason's GN Auction a couple of months ago. I slapped on a set of GHS Vintage Bronze strings. I only have a cheap pc mic to record with, and it wasn't picking up the acoustic very well. I have this little 100w 4 channel PA that my old band used to use for practice sessions, so I set up a boom stand & vocal mic in front of the guitar, and put the pc mic in front of the PA speaker. :oops: I was able to add alittle reverb & EQ from the PA. I boosted the sound level in Audacity, and added some more EQ & I think I used the noise removal also. That's about it. Seems like alot of work just to record an acoustic guitar piece doesn't it?! :roll: :lol:

Thanks for listening,
Dan

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Posted : 28/12/2006 2:32 am
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HEY ...i really like this dan....is it a hard one :?: love to have a play around with this to, great stuff :D ..smoke

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Posted : 28/12/2006 6:31 am
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Nice job. Just remember to keep in mind the song structure. Where the verses/chous come in. When the bridge comes in. It doesn't matter much when you're by yourself but when your jamming and someone is singing, it can really mess everybody up. I think the tuning is D G C G C D. Alternately you could tune your electric to E A D A D E. For the sake of learning the song at least.

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Posted : 28/12/2006 6:31 am
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That is so COOL Dan! I hadnt ever heard the song before but that sounds really cool.

Jim

Dude! You need to study up on your Zeppelin. Houses of the Holy-track 2. Should be required listening in the school of rock.

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Posted : 28/12/2006 6:51 am
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That is so COOL Dan! I hadnt ever heard the song before but that sounds really cool.

Jim

Dude! You need to study up on your Zeppelin. Houses of the Holy-track 2. Should be required listening in the school of rock.

I'm not sure I attend that school. If I do its on a as-needed seminar type class basis. :D

Jim

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Posted : 28/12/2006 9:29 am
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Dan, that sounds kick arse! Love that song!

Jason

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Posted : 28/12/2006 11:54 am
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Props to you, Dan! Probably my favorite Led Zep song - I enjoyed listening to your rendition very much. Now all it needs is Plant's vocals! 8)

 
Posted : 28/12/2006 1:23 pm
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Smoke - No, it's not too hard to play. Just a bunch of parts, some repeating with slight variations, to remember & put together. As Hue mentioned, it's in a different tuning, and most of the fingerings are pretty easy, and just a few fingerings will need some extended practice. I'll try to put together an easy tab of it for you, (and anyone else who's interested).

Hue - thanks for the suggestions.

Jim - glad I could turn you on to this song during our seminar - Jimmy Page 101. 8)

Jason - thanks for providing the acoustic! It's not a Taylor or anything, but it's not a bad little guitar & affordable. :wink:

CFB - Hey, if you want to give the vox a shot be my guest! :D

Dan

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Posted : 28/12/2006 1:45 pm
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Hey Smoke, have fun! :wink:

Everyone else can enjoy it too! 8)

The Rain Song Tab

Dan

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Posted : 31/12/2006 4:18 am
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Wow, that was really well done. A couple of times I had to make sure it wasn't the actual recording of the Zeppelin song because it sounded exactly like the record.

Steve-0

 
Posted : 31/12/2006 8:35 pm
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