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60 BLU FFS FOR
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D VA N C ING N TA NA,
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D E E P A N D K O SS
CREAM P A U L

COMPOSED AND PLAYED BY PAUL LENNON


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Vol. 1

60 Riffs in the style of great blues/rock guitarists


A play-along course for
intermediate/advanced guitar players.

Paul Lennon
Arranged and composed by Paul Lennon L.T.C.L.

© 2013 Paul Lennon. All text and illustrations.


© 2013 Paul Lennon. Musical score.
Published by L & H Publishing.
e-mail: paul@paullennon.com
Web: www.paullennon.com
A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

ISBN 978-1-907058-69-1
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced,
stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any
means, without the prior written permission of the publisher, nor be
otherwise circulated in any form of binding other than that in which it is
published and without similar condition being imposed on the
subsequent purchaser.

Audio CD © & P 2013 Paul Lennon.


All rights of the producer and the owner of the recorded work
reserved. Unauthorised copying, public performance, broadcasting,
hiring or rental of this recording prohibited.
Art&Design:IanKay www.hillsarcherstudios.co.uk

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CD CONTENTS

Tracks 1 – 10 Carlos Santana (Santana) Riffs 1-10

Tracks 11 – 20 Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) Riffs 1-10

Tracks 21 – 30 Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) Riffs 1-10

Tracks 31 – 40 Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple) Riffs 1-10

Tracks 41 – 50 Eric Clapton (Cream) Riffs 1-10

Tracks 51 – 60 Paul Kossoff (Free) Riffs 1-10

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BOOK CONTENTS

Page 4 CD contents DEEP PURPLE


Page 5 Book contents Page 38 Ritchie Blackmore Riff 1
Page 6 Introduction Page 39 Ritchie Blackmore Riff 2
Page 7 The Guitar Players Page 40 Ritchie Blackmore Riff 3
Page 41 Ritchie Blackmore Riff 4
SANTANA Page 42 Ritchie Blackmore Riff 5
Page 8 Carlos Santana Riff 1 Page 43 Ritchie Blackmore Riff 6
Page 9 Carlos Santana Riff 2 Page 44 Ritchie Blackmore Riff 7
Page 10 Carlos Santana Riff 3 Page 45 Ritchie Blackmore Riff 8
Page 11 Carlos Santana Riff 4 Page 46 Ritchie Blackmore Riff 9
Page 12 Carlos Santana Riff 5 Page 47 Blank for layout
Page 13 Carlos Santana Riff 6 Page 48 Ritchie Blackmore Riff 10
Page 14 Carlos Santana Riff 7
Page 15 Carlos Santana Riff 8 CREAM
Page 16 Carlos Santana Riff 9 Page 50 Eric Clapton Riff 1
Page 17 Carlos Santana Riff 10 Page 51 Eric Clapton Riff 2
Page 52 Eric Clapton Riff 3
BLACK SABBATH Page 53 Eric Clapton Riff 4
Page 18 Tony Iommi Riff 1 Page 54 Eric Clapton Riff 5
Page 19 Tony Iommi Riff 2 Page 56 Eric Clapton Riff 6
Page 20 Tony Iommi Riff 3 Page 57 Eric Clapton Riff 7
Page 21 Tony Iommi Riff 4 Page 58 Eric Clapton Riff 8
Page 22 Tony Iommi Riff 5 Page 60 Eric Clapton Riff 9
Page 23 Tony Iommi Riff 6 Page 61 Eric Clapton Riff 10
Page 24 Tony Iommi Riff 7
Page 25 Tony Iommi Riff 8 FREE
Page 26 Tony Iommi Riff 9 Page 62 Paul Kossoff Riff 1
Page 27 Tony Iommi Riff 10 Page 63 Paul Kossoff Riff 2
Page 64 Paul Kossoff Riff 3
LED ZEPPELIN Page 65 Paul Kossoff Riff 4
Page 28 Jimmy Page Riff 1 Page 66 Paul Kossoff Riff 5
Page 29 Jimmy Page Riff 2 Page 67 Paul Kossoff Riff 6
Page 30 Jimmy Page Riff 3 Page 68 Paul Kossoff Riff 7
Page 31 Jimmy Page Riff 4 Page 69 Paul Kossoff Riff 8
Page 32 Jimmy Page Riff 5 Page 70 Paul Kossoff Riff 9
Page 33 Jimmy Page Riff 6 Page 71 Paul Kossoff Riff 10
Page 34 Jimmy Page Riff 7
Page 35 Jimmy Page Riff 8 Page 72 Guitar TAB legend
Page 36 Jimmy Page Riff 9 Page 74 Paul short biography
Page 37 Jimmy Page Riff 10

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INTRODUCTION

Hello and welcome to my first book of guitar riffs in the style of the
great blues/rock guitarists. Not an easy subject to dive into without
the sense of drowning! There are so many guitar players and every
guitarist you meet has their own favourites. As I was trying to decide
which players to include my list kept getting longer and longer so it
was a bit like pointing at a map with my eyes closed and just going for
it. The guitar players I’ve chosen for this first volume have been with
me most of my life and their music has played a great part in my
listening. Their influence is huge and not just on guitar players.
Rather than go into the life of each player I think the riffs and the
tracks that influenced them should be the main focus of this book.
I’ve included a brief discography of each guitarist at the end of this
introduction. Wikipedia is becoming such a source of information that I
would recommend the reader seek out the biographical material
available there plus the information on the original band websites.
This CD/book is not really for beginners and some of the technique is
quite demanding. My aim has been to capture the essence of each
player in my original riff and provide new duo material for you to work
with. The playalong track can be used by you alone or in a duo or
class situation.
My initial aim was to just give material for lead players but I soon
realized that the rhythm part is just as important. Also there is much
that can be learned from studying the rhythm style of these guitarists.
Do check out the original album tracks and use the riffs to develop
your own individual style.
Good luck.

Paul Lennon, 2013

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THE GUITAR PLAYERS

Carlos Santana (Santana)


An instantly recognizable style bringing bluesy legato lines to an intense latin
backing. Carlos Santana has very clean technique and plays clear blues lines over
often montuno-like two-chord sequences. His use of unison bends and sustained
distortion give Santana a unique sound.

Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)


One of the first obviously metal guitarists, Tony Iommi plays melodically simple lines
mostly based on pentatonic scales. His enthusiastic use of distortion sounds fresh
even today – when he first used it not many guitar players used distortion all the
time as has become the norm from that time on.

Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)


Heavily blues influenced, Jimmy Page brought a power to his playing that still sounds
great. The early Led Zeppelin used many standard blues ideas in their approach but
took it and made it their own. Rock music moved forward with this material; driven
by powerful riffs and a huge sound.

Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)


Another riff-driven band fronted by a great guitar player, Deep Purple found in
Ritchie Blackmore a player who could play driving riffs and improvise extended solos
that could whip up an audience. His use of advanced techniques and a knowledge of
scales give his solos and riffs a freshness that make Deep Purple stand out from the
rest.

Eric Clapton (Cream)


Eric Clapton was immersed in the blues sound and absorbed it for years. His playing
expresses this and during the Cream years his soloing came to fruition with the
support of great bass-playing and writing from Jack Bruce. Eric’s fluid playing
sounds so easy but takes much practice to become so smooth. Another exponent of
extended solos he seems inundated with fresh ideas that flow from one to the next.

Paul Kossoff (Free)


A hugely individual guitar sound gives Paul Kossoff a special place in this collection.
His wonderful soulful playing and ability to play simple chords that fit perfectly with
the song. Very recognizable riffs and long sustained notes along with a singing
vibrato set him apart in a period that was becoming increasingly overproduced and
clinical.

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SANTANA RIFF 1

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TONY IOMM1 RIFF 1

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JIMMY PAGE RIFF 1

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