Essential Licks - Ritchie Blackmore

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Ritchie Blackmore was one of the most important composers in the history of rock. His solos were perfect constructions, memorable pieces of music.However, we'll take a look at some of his most memorable licks.

the end of Child In Time's angry solo, Blacmore knocks down with:

At the end of Child In Time's angry solo, Blacmore knocks down with:

Child In Time

The triads should be played with strict alterenate picking. You can notice that the same notes are played starting with a downstroke and, the next time, starting with an upstroke.

Highway Star is another Blackmore masterpiece. It's enough to listen once to the guitar solo, you'll never forget it. We'll look to the most of it. First, the arpeggios:

Highway Star 1

Then the sixteenths:

Highway Star 2

You saw in this last lick from Highway Star that Blackmore liked to use free strings. He's doing in again in Burn:

Burn 1

This part of the Burn solo continues with a series of arpeggios, another Blackmore trade mark:

Burn 2

Blackmore was also one of the greatest riff creators. Smoke On the Water, Burn, Space Truckin', Black Night, are only a few examples. We'll look at the stylish riff from Lazy:

Lazy

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