Highway Star

By: Deep Purple

Original Artist: 
Deep Purple
Release Date:
1972
TITLE:
Highway Star
Tuning:
Standard

Highway Star Free Lesson Video

Hey guys! Special thanks go out to patrons who voted for this Deep Purple hit. I had a load of fun doing this along with my good friend and shred extraordinaire, Jason Sheppard, who played his amazing rendition of the organ solo on his Ron Kirn signature guitar. This was a really fun collaboration and Jason was super professional to work with. Not to mention just an all around cool and down to earth person. There are links to his YouTube page in the description. Give him a like and subscribe if you are inclined to do so! For the Hammond organ in this track, I am using IKMultimedia’s Hammond B-3X software. It sounds killer and has some really cool sounds in there including a Highway Star preset. I was blown away by this and immediately used it. There are also links in the description if you are interested in checking that out for your own Hammond organ projects by chance. This project took a ton of work and I looked closely at some of Ritchies hand positioning but he never plays the solo the same way live. So I took my own best educated guesses there and took a listen to some isolated tracks. He has a Killer tone happening in this song as well which is worth noting. Are there any more Deep Purple songs out there that would fit in nicely with this page? Leave a comment below!

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Backing Track Video

Here is the backing track video for Highway Star, with my main rhythm and solo tracks removed. This will make it easier to jam along with the Deep Purple cover recording lesson, and still be allow you to read the guitar tab. For even more control, check out the Highway Star isolated tracks below. 

Highway Star was recorded in Standard tuning.
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Tone ScreenSHots

All of the guitar tones for this Highway Star lesson were created with IK Multimedia Amplitube. I tried matching the solo and rhythm section tones from Deep Purple recording as closely as I could.  If you haven't already, download Amplitube and give it a try.

Rhythm Guitar

         

Organ Solo

             

Guitar Solo

         
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Isolated TRACKS (mp3)

Here are the drums, bass and other background tracks to jam along to Highway Star. I've also included all of my isolated guitar tracks in case you really want to hear what's going on. Isolated tracks are normally very difficult to find online, and can be very helpful in cracking a difficult solo tab.
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