Question by  sampitamajumder (18)

What can you tell me about Led Zeppelin's use of the mandolin?


Answer by  ShanL (684)

Both John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page play mandolin. You can hear it on "The Battle of Evermore" and "Hey Hey What Can I Do."


Answer by  jewlie (105)

Led Zeppelin was known to use the mandolin in some of their songs -- a couple notable ones were Battle of Evermore, That's the Way, and Going to California. Also, bassist John Paul Jones is an accomplished mandolin player.


Answer by  Jessica08 (17)

Well first you have to understand what the mandolin is to get a full overstanding on why he used it ,but the mandolin is a variety of different tunings which would explain why he used it.


Answer by  ChristopherMele (57)

Led Zeppelin's lead guitar player Jimmy Page experimented with a number of different instruments while recording with the band. His use of the mandolin can be heard on the following songs: Black Country Woman, That's The Way, Hey Hey What Can I Do, Boogie With Stu, Gallows Pole, Battle of Evermore, and Going to California.


Answer by  axslinger (67)

Jimmy Page used the mandolin mostly for extra texture & to thicken up the sound on some of the band's acoustic songs. You can hear it prominently on the song "Going To California". John Paul Jones often played the instrument live so Jimmy Page could play guitar.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Both John Paul Jones and Jimmy page used mandolin's on songs like; Black Country Woman, That's The Way,Hey Hey What Can I Do,Battle of Evermore and Going to California.


Answer by  crabfoot (253)

Although some tracks have Jimmy Page on mandolin, John Paul Jones mostly played the mandolin on the recordings and on stage, using organ bass pedals simultaneously. Seen on BBC sessions.

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