How to play When The Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin on harmonica

Jun 13, 2018 | Backing Track, Intermediate Harmonica Lessons, Songs

Hello and welcome to this week’s lesson, where I will be showing you how to play the intro to When The Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin.

You will need a harmonica in the key of Bb, and we will be playing in 2nd position in the key of F.




Super Rough

The original recording is quite hard to hear so this is an approximation of what I think Robert Plant is playing. In my opinion the most important thing is to recreate the rough harmonica rather than play exactly the same phrases.

Lick 1

Slow

Lick 2

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Lick 3

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Lick 4

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Lick 5

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Lick 6

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Lick 7

Slow

Lick 8

Slow

Lick 9

Slow

Play-through

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Full Speed






Thank you to Now You Shred

I want to say a massive ‘Thank You’ to Now You Shred for providing the backing track for this lesson. I suggest you go and check out their channel on Youtube for a bunch of awesome backing tracks to play along to – Now You Shred.

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