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Unformatted text preview: Characteristics o Fast Tempos (generally) o Fast guitar licks o Catchy guitar riffs o Unusual rhythmic patterns o Wailing vocals (Plant) o Use of distortion o Loud volumes o Use of studio in composition process • Melodies often modal (especially Middle Eastern modes) o Lyrics address: occult, supernatural, Celtic legend (after 3 rd LP) o Guitar solos (Page) Generally fast, repeated licks Often approaches solo with a steady ascent to high register Strict rhythms Even note subdivision...
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- Spring '08
- Heavy metal music, Jimmy Page, Yardbirds, John Bonham, New Yardbirds