Backwards Rock: Water on The Smoke

As most of you may know, I have been teaching music lessons for a number of years. Since I started teaching guitar, I’ve learned a ton of rock riffs, forgotten them, and picked them up again. For older beginners, starting them off with a few easy riffs to ease them into playing but still sound cool tends to work well. Of those, the most common is likely “Smoke on The Water” by Deep Purple.

So how would that riff sound backwards? Well, wonder no more!

Water on the Smoke

Surprisingly, this one was pretty tricky to map out. If I had ignored the rests, this would’ve sounded much different… and decidedly less interesting. As a former boss of mine said: “Rests are people too.” Enjoy, let me know what you think, and I’ll see you soon.

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