Guitar Player - May 2016 - Ritchie Blackmore

Guitar Player - May 2016 - Ritchie Blackmore

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Guitar Player’s feature story for May is on Ritchie Blackmore. The heavy rock legend breaks his long-standing silence and discusses Purple, Rainbow, Strats, Marshalls, and much more! Bonus! Brian May, Steve Vai, Steve Lukather, and others pay tribute to the 6-string sorcerer.

Opening Shots: We get up close and personal with the gigs, the gear, the guts, and the glory that make playing guitar the coolest thing in the world.

Features: Snarky Puppy, Rick Springfield and Julian Lage

Riffs: Andy Timmons talks John Lennon, Steve Hunter reminisces about Berlin, we get a lesson in trademark law, Jim Campilongo spins vinyl, and more!

Classic Ad: Marshall (from the April 1978 issue of GP)

Frets: Zakk Wylde

           Review – Giannini Craviola

           Vintage Excerpt Scruggs Style Banjo (from the January 1984 issue of Frets)

Lessons: Feature Lesson – Eric Clapton’s Slowhand at 70

                New Column: Music Reading. Reading is fundamental! This month, Digging deeper!

               Classic Riff – Aerosmith’sWalk This Way