Top 10 Genres Ritchie Blackmore Has Played

Ritchie Blackmore is an English guitarist. He's been known for the lead guitarist of band Deep Purple and Rainbow. He's played several genres through his career. Now I am going to mention some of those genres. Including sub-genres.

The Top Ten

1 Hard Rock Hard Rock Hard Rock is a subgenre of rock music known for having heavier guitar riffs/solos. It originated around 1964-1965 with various Garage Rock bands.

Maybe his most common genre. A lot of his notable riffs are hard rock riffs. Smoke On the Water, Since You've Been Gone, Mistreated, Mean Streak, Woman from Tokyo etc. - zxm

2 Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Heavy Metal music is a sub-genre of rock music that originated in the late 1960s-70s, featuring more distorted and heavier instrumental work and darker lyrical themes. Heavy Metal broke into mainstream success with bands such as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Metallica. more.

Child In Time, Speed King, Perfect Strange, Light in the black, Fireball, Flight of the Rat etc. - zxm

3 Power Metal Power Metal

Gates of Babylon, Stargazer, Kill the King. His solos were mostly power metal. Riffs weren't that much power metal. But he's one of the pioneering power metal guitarists. - zxm

4 Blues Rock Blues Rock Blues rock is a fusion genre combining elements of blues and rock. It is mostly an electric ensemble-style music with instrumentation similar to electric blues and rock: electric guitar, electric bass, and drums, often with Hammond organ.

Soldier of Fortune, When a Blind Man Cries, Stormbringer, The Gypsy, Holy Man etc. - zxm

5 Progressive Rock Progressive Rock Progressive rock is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.

Deep Purple started as psych rock band. But they soon became a prog rock band. - zxm

6 Neoclassical Metal Neoclassical Metal

He invented it - should be higher. - Metal_Treasure

I know but I didn't add it higher thinking Jon Lord also took part to create it. - zxm

7 Speed Metal Speed Metal
8 Psychedelic Rock

His albums of 60s were psych rock albums. - zxm

9 Folk Rock Folk Rock

Blackmore's Night. - zxm

10 Pop Pop

Wow I knew he played hard rock and heavy metal I did not know he played all of these genres.

May be shocking but true. Ritchie Blackmore used to be in a band called "The Outlaws". They used to play instrumental rock and pop songs. - zxm

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