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Stairway to Heaven Guitar Riff


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The Stairway to Heaven guitar riff is rated 7 out of 10 and is suitable for more advanced guitar players that are comfortable with finger picking and barre chords.

The tab itself consist of normal finger picking with many simultaneous notes and barre chord shapes, making it more advanced than some of the other riffs.  Here's the Tab:

Learn how to play a riff from "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppellin, with this free video based guitar lesson...

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The Tab
This is what it should sound and look like:
Notes
This piece is more of an intro than just a riff, but sounds great and is very popular amongst guitar players.  The biggest challenge with this piece is getting your chord formations and timings right and the easiest way to learn that, is by having a look at the video.
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