Tatosh Guitar said:
Thank you for posting this. I really enjoyed it and was a real eye opener, to say the least.I don't think the day would come when I could be more impressed by Ritchie, but man was I wrong. Highway Star and smoke in particular left me speechless. What a great player he was back in the day.I had never noticed the rhythm playing under Lord's solo. He was a monster picker for sure. And I particularly love the fact that RB plays slightly loosier during the solo, then when it stops he pushes harder in order to be heard. He obviously understood dynamics and how to play in a band context. An art that I am afraid is pretty much lost these day.I have probably heard smoke on the water enough times to say that I know the song very well, and is one of those solos that I ca pretty much play note for note, no doubt due to how melodic it is, But I was really impressed by all the little details that are usually lost in a band mix. Blackmore was a monster dino player for sure
I realized I didn't know Smoke On The Water note for note on the fretboard or really get inspired enough to actually post it online for the savagery of the internet to see until I saw these. Although I've had it engraved into my DNA by means of sound memory and listening experience. I still hit one wrong note. & hey, on the bends, I was feeling them, so isn't it okay to play it like me and not Ritchie? ;pAlso, I literally am fighting the guitar on the bends due to the super small (worn) frets Fender used in the 70s. I feel like the video gets that across. I like my vibrato on my Warmoth shredder with tall frets more. The frets are so worn, but the guitar sounds so killer and I'm scared to take it in and have it refretted out of fear that will alter the sound.
How the heck do I quote people on this forum software? Should we invest in vbulletin for Dave? ;p
the sound on Burn is really thin and... well, awful.[/quote]That's exactly why I was fascinated by it. I mirror my relationship with electric guitar tone to that of a wailing demonic screech that echoes around in my brain. Single coils are shrill, stick out at you, poke through in the mix. When I think single coil rock I think Ritchie Blackmore.