How to Play Perfect Strangers by Deep Purple

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Today is a bit of a monster, its all about Perfect Strangers by Deep Purple. I’ve seen so many people play this and many get it right. Its a tricky little fella in places with the 4th and 5th swapping over but I have a stab at it and what stab there is you are fully welcome to my friend.

I also include some of the embellishments I have seen and heard live, the bits that you know but don’t know why you know.

I hope you enjoy and remember if you are currently in the present you can catch me demonstrating all the Hammond and Leslie gear in current production at the Hammond UK event on the 4th May in Milton Keynes.

Until then er then…


The definitive:

Live version:

Great version of the guitar part to this song from @GuitarLessons365SongLessons here:

and the cooool Paice drum part played here by @MiguelFerreiradrum

and a lovely bass tribute by @ConstantineIsslamow here

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