Here’s something a bit different… I’m a huge fan of Deep Purple and Ritchie Blackmore was my first ever guitar hero – long before I even thought of picking up a guitar myself. I chose Highway Star as it’s perhaps Ritchie’s best known solo, but also his most melodic. Most of his solos are more “jam-like” with great licks, but not much in the way of a themed melody. However, I always liked the keyboard solo in this song, so I decided to try to play that on guitar too! I love the way Deep Purple merge classically-influenced parts with hard rock. The keyboard solo is quite tough on guitar, but I think I just about managed it.
This is the first recording with my new amp – an EVH 5150 III 50 watt head. I’m REALLY enjoying this amp and am looking forward to making a lot more music with it.
Hope you all like it!