There is no doubt that Jimmy Page is known for his guitar riffs but how did he came up with unique riffs all the time?
Well, in this post I am going to tell you exactly what Jimmy said when he was asked about it.
Some of the most popular riffs written by Jimmy Page are Whole Lotta Love, Bring It On Home, Moby Dick, and Kashmir. There are many which I am sure you know.
How did Jimmy Page write riffs?
According to an interview with Rolling Stone, Jimmy said “it comes out of nowhere. “Will you tell me where that is? Because no one knows” He added, one minute I’m playing one thing, the next minute, I’ve got that. That’s what’s so wonderful about it.
By this statement we clearly see that he wanted to say that writing riffs is a spontaneous process.
When Jimmy was asked, what makes a guitar riff great, he said, a riff ought to be quite hypnotic, because it will be played over and over again.
How did Jimmy Page wrote Kashmir Riff
Page said it was just me and Bonzo who started working on Kashmir. Bonzo started the drums and I did the riffing and Overdubs, which in fact got duplicated by an orchestra at the end, which brought it even more to life.
He added, “It seemed so sort of ominous and had a particular quality to it. It’s nice to go for an actual mood and know that you’ve pulled it off.”
Greatest Led Zeppelin Riff according to Jimmy Page
When this question was asked by Rolling Stones, Page said “I suppose Kashmir has to be the one. He also added that this wasn’t something guitar-based. All of the guitar parts would be on there but the orchestra needed to sit there, reflecting those other parts, doing what the guitars were but with the colors of a symphony.
“John Paul Jones scored that. But I said, “John, this is what it’s got to be.” I knew it, and I heard it”
Source :- Jimmy Page Interview with Rolling Stones