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Stairway to Heaven
Stairway to Heaven is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released in late 1971. It was composed by guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant for the band's untitled fourth studio album (usually referred to as Led Zeppelin IV). The song, running eight minutes and two seconds, is composed of several sections, which increase in tempo and volume as the song progresses. The song begins as a slow acoustic-based folk song accompanied by panflutes, before electric instrumentation is introduced. The final section is a high-tempo hard rock section highlighted by an intricate guitar solo by Page.
The song, often considered one of the greatest rock songs of all-time, was voted #3 in 2000 by VH1 on its list of the 100 Greatest Rock Songs, and was placed at number 31 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It was the most requested song on FM radio stations in the United States in the 1970s, despite never having been officially released as a single there. In November 2007, through download sales promoting Led Zeppelin's Mothership release, "Stairway to Heaven" hit #37 on the UK Singles Chart.
I'd post links to ukulele versions of this song - but - they all really suck. Either they are just playing the guitar part, badly without the melody. To, changing the key and just playing what they can from the origainal guitar part.
In exploring this song on ukulele the melody can be covered in the original key, with a lot of Jimmy Page's guitar part. You can get a really nice version of the song and stay true to the song. No need to regurgitate the guitar part note for note.
- Stairway to Heaven - Melody and Chord Ukulele Arrangement
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Stairway to Heaven - Melody and Chord Ukulele Arrangement
Considered one of the great rock songs of all time. This is my take on this rock classic for ukulele. Arranged for low G, C tunin
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