Watch the Smokey Water online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from 50 Blues Rock Guitar Licks You MUST Know

Ritchie Blackmore is one of the greatest players in rock history, IMO. His mix of blues, classical, jazz, and rock was the prototype for players like Yngwie Malmsteen. His riffs are some of the coolest ever, in fact Smoke on The Water may be the coolest guitar riff ever. That strat through a cranked Marshall with those 4ths. It is the definition of riff rock. This lick is a stand out in a solo that is perfect. If you are not familiar with Mr. Blackmore I suggest you check out Machine Head by Deep Purple first. I am also a big Rainbow fan. Now I want to dig out my white strat.

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