Neoclassical metal is a subgenre of heavy metal that is heavily influenced by classical music and usually features very technical playing, consisting of elements borrowed from both classical and speed metal music. Deep Purple ‘s Ritchie Blackmore pioneered the subgenre by merging classical melodies and blues rock.

Cultural origins: Late 1970s and early 1980s, Europe and North America

Derivative forms: Power metalsymphonic metal

Stylistic origins: Heavy metalclassicalspeed metal

Below is a little neo classical guitar lick for you to learn, have fun.

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