Proto-metalist Ritchie Blackmore, who bridged the gap between blues-drenched rockers of the ’60s and the lightning-fingered shredders of today. His band, Deep Purple, helped pioneer the heavy power chord thing. This 13-part lesson gives you some keen insights on how to temper the shred a tad and still play in the hard-rock zone.

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Tab, notation and Power Tab files available here.