Deep Purple - "Highway Star" - FM MIDI Version
Deep Purple - Highway Star - FM Version - Vocals
Continuing on from my initial FM music blog post a little while back, I have put together an FM version of Deep Purple's "Highway Star" incorporating the original vocal track by Ian Gillan. The MIDI file was sequenced by Gennaro Marchese and was sourced from The Highway Star's midi page. These midi files are particularly special to me because it was thanks to them that I initially learned how to play keyboard instruments in the late 1990's. I would load up the files and trace the notes on the piano roll of each track, gradually working out the necessary fingering. I make it sound like I do something different these days, but no, if I want to play something I can't get by ear, I search for a MIDI file and decipher the notes via a tracks piano roll. A slow process, but effective.
Deep Purple - Highway Star - Complete FM Version
It goes without saying again (for regular readers paying attention) not only did these Deep Purple MIDI files help me learn to play but it was the music of Deep Purple that also made me want to play. While I might not listen to their albums as much as I used to, the music has ingrained itself on me. I can't even look at storm clouds in the sky without hearing the opening strands of Stormbringer in my mind. In fact, if it weren't for Jon Lord in particular, I might never have bothered with learning to play.
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