Baroque Scale Sequencing

The first lick in our example 2 uses the A minor scale. Blackmore would often play a scale in a sequenced pattern similiar to what Baroque composers played. So, this sounds a lot like something from a piece by Bach or Vivaldi. After dramatically climbing up the scale, we change positions, add some hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides on the way back down that suggest Blackmore's slippery, sliding, soloing technique.

This sort of lick is very influential especially among shred guitarists, but also rock player in general.

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