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To celebrate the 65th birthday of the legendary Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, Lick Library has chosen four DVDs from their vast library of titles, featuring Ritchie’s style of playing.

All of these DVDs are taught by former Joe Satriani pupil, Danny Gill. (Joe Satriani finished the Deep Purple 1993/94 tour, so is certain to have passed a lot of this experience on to Danny).

Ritchie Blackmore, a founder member of Deep Purple and Rainbow, is widely regarded as one of the guitar greats. He has been a central figure in the world of rock and an inspiration to a generation of guitarists and Lick Library have put together the definite guitar lesson tutorials to learning how to play like Ritchie Blackmore. 

Jam with Deep Purple (RRP £27.99) is a double DVD set with an accompanying CD of tracks without the guitar so you can jam along as you learn. In the two hours of guitar lessons, Danny walks you through seven classic Deep Purple tracks, "Woman From Tokyo," "Lazy," "Black Night," "Smoke on the Water," "Strange Kind Of Woman," "Burn," and "Highway Star." The backing tracks are featured on the high-quality recorded jam-along CD recoded with full professional backing band. Now you can not only learn these classic tracks at your own pace, you can play along with a live band including drums, bass, keyboards and rhythm guitar that will always keep in time and can rehearse with you at any time of day you want!!

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Learn to Play Deep Purple (RRP £23.99) is a two-hour DVD lesson that takes you, note-for-note, through five timeless Deep Purple tracks. In this DVD, Danny take a more in-depth look at these tracks covering techniques such as bending, picking, and key changes. He also discusses open string licks, use of the tremolo bar, and how Ritchie plays those staccato notes.

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Ritchie Blackmore The Solos (RRP £23.99) has Danny taking you through the solos of "Since You’ve Been Gone," "Smoke On The Water," "Man On The Silver Mountain," "Highway Star," and "Burn." Each solo is played up to tempo, at a slow tempo, and then at a medium tempo. The CD has fifteen backing tracks, one at each tempo for each solo featured on in the Guitar DVD lessons. You can learn at your own pace and build up to full speed.

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Quick Licks in the Style of Ritchie Blackmore (RRP £19.99) features more than 30 licks reminiscent of Deep Purple’s "Burn." As Danny looks at each Ritchie Blackmore “flavored” lick, he explains why the idea works at that particular point in the backing track. Danny also takes time for a more in-depth look at scales and rhythm and use of a slide.

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Lick Library guitar DVD lessons are filmed in high definition and include the  Lick Library trademark double-screen so you can see what both hands are doing at the same time.

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