“Ramble On” by Led Zeppelin

Release the Kraken.

Release the Kraken.

Today’s Classic Bass Line is from “Ramble On” by Led ZeppelinJohn Paul Jones works the full range of the bass, starting with a McCartney-esque counter melody on the verse followed by a walkup and a driving chorus.  You want to play the bass?  Start with some JPJ.

 Ramble On is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin from their 1969 album Led Zeppelin II. It was co-written by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, and was recorded in 1969 at Juggy Sound Studio, New York, during the band’s second concert tour of the United States.

Below are the videos of the original song, the isolated bass, and a good cover.  TABS are here.  Learn it!

“Ramble On” Original

Isolated Bass

Great Cover by BassManOnTheHill