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Smoke on the Water
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Smoke on the Water
Mike Pachelli is back. For this lesson, he'll take a look at the song “Smoke On The Water” released by Deep Purple in 1972 and featuring Ritchie Blackmore on guitar. Blackmore got his professional start as a session guitarist with famed producer Joe Meek before joining Deep Purple in 1968.

“Smoke On The Water” is heralded as one of the greatest guitar riffs ever! That is in no small part due to the genius of Ritchie Blackmore. The violin inspired Blackmore’s guitar playing. He studied classical guitar for a year as he worked on getting violin smoothness to his runs and arpeggios.

Mike plays a Gibson USA Les Paul Standard in this lesson.



Mike Pachelli
    Mike Pachelli started playing guitar as a youngster in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. His earliest influence was Wes Montgomery who Mike says, "first opened my ears to the possibilities on guitar." Pachelli studied classical guitar at YSU and then moved to New York City to study bebop with guitar luminaries Joe Pass and Pat Martino. Mike's guitar style is an amalgamation of blues, jazz, rock, and neo-classical. He has a wealth of musical experience gained thru years of night clubs, concert halls, and recording studios. He's performed all over the U.S. and Europe with some of the most eclectic jazz, blues, pop and rock musicians including Brother Jack McDuff, Albert King, Les & Larry Elgart, Michael Sembello, Crystal Gayle, Barbara Mandrell, Jeanne Mas, Phil Keaggy, Frank Stallone (to name a few) and has done classical symphony concerts touring with Ferrante and Teicher.

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"SMOKE ON THE WATER"

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Lesson Details
Skill Level:
Advanced
Genres:
Rock
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