British Heavy Metal - Deep
Main Riff Jam Track
The roots of British Metal can be traced back to the late 60's, early 70's with
Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and tonights feature Deep
Teacher: Deep Purple formed its sound around the
vocals of Ian Gillian, the keyboards of Jon Lord and especially the guitar
playing of Richie Blackmore. Let's look at a couple of chord ideas then dive
into the riffs.
G Power Chord + Inversion
Teacher: The first bar shows a standard G 'power
chord'. It is a chord stripped down to its two strongest notes, G and D, also
named Root and 5th by their position in the G scale.
Teacher: The second bar shows the same two notes
but their order is reversed. This 'inversion' is often used in place of the
standard power chord. 'Smoke on the Water' is a prime example using
this shape. We will explore inversions through out the series as the groups
featured use these in their two guitar attacks.
G5 + 'Power' Gm7
Teacher: This riff shows the two inversions
stacked in the first bar for a three string shape. The second bar shows the
inversion moved to strings 3+4 and are often used in place of the 5 chord for a
'power minor 7th' chord. The break in the tune feature
How do you mute the A string on the power minor 7th
the thumb for the 6th string and let tip mute the 5th. Or try the 2nd finger for
the 6th string, 3rd finger for the bar on strings 4-3-2. Blackmore favors the
Bb Chord + Inversion
Teacher: Here is another inversion. Instead of
playing the root of the Bb chord, leave it out.
Teacher: These 'slim-downed' chord voicing sound
better than some of the full voicing using the heavy distortion characteristic
of the style.
Teacher: Here is the main
Teacher: Here's a looping
sound clip to practice to or jam over with the next
Main Riff Jam Track
notes of the lick come out of the G minor pentatonic
Diagonal Pattern - Pentatonic
Teacher: This is a sliding,
or diagonal, pattern of the Minor Pentatonic that the second lick comes
Teacher: Back to standard
pentatonic shape for the last lick.
Teacher: This last run uses some single string
pull-offs in the pentatonic.
Teacher: OK. More metal mayhem from the Priest.
Judas Priest that is.
Am7 Jam Track
Teacher: Here is another jam track using the
power minor chord up two frets for Am7. For your jamming pleasure. Move the
scales and licks up two frets. Get used to moving these ideas around to
Teacher: Here are some typical
Blackmore phrases and solo ideas.
A minor scale sequence + intervals
DP Bending Lick
Another typical Blackmore bending lick. Interval
pattern - A minor Scale.
Bending Lick 2
Teacher: As a final part of the lesson try to
transpose these ideas down to F# minor. Here is a jam
F#m7 Jam Track
here is the last lick moved to our new key.
F#m minor lick - Transposed from A
Sequence Pattern - A Minor Scale3rds Interval Pattern - A minor scale