Shredding Bach. (Heavy Metal Guitar Meets 10 J. S. Bach Masterpieces). By German Schauss. For Guitar. Book; CD; Guitar Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction. Metal; Rock. 64 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.34922).
ISBN 0739069519. Metal; Rock.
J.S. Bach is one of the greatest composers and most virtuosic musicians of all time. His amazing compositions are technically demanding, which make them the perfect match for heavy metal shred guitar. Shredding Bach introduces you to the unique style of this musical master and stretches your playing to the limits. It shows you all the essential techniques to play Bach’s music on your electric guitar, including sweep picking, tapping, legato, and rapid alternate picking. Every example has been arranged to be as true and accurate to the original compositions as possible, with only minor adjustments made to accommodate the guitar and shred style. The accompanying CD features all of the examples recorded at multiple speeds to help you practice and to get you on your way to mastering Bach’s challenging compositions.
"German Schauss has produced a highly professional package that is clearly aimed at the intelligent apprentice axe man (or woman), rather than the wannabe headbanger."
-Paul Fowles, Classical Guitar.
Location: from Cedar Rapids IA
September 12, 2010
The genius of Bach at the fingertips of guitarists
I really like how this book has you learn some awsome songs from an amazing composer of the Baroque period. One thing I liked alot about this book was that it goes through specific techniques of learning how to be a shredder. Certain techniques like alternate picking, arpeggiations, scale sequences,...
17 of 35 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Louisville, Kentucky
July 22, 2010
Art of the Bach
Its nice to own, a piece of work, where "Shred" and "Bach" exist, where its not just about "Harmonic Minor", but also "Harmonic Structure". German Schauss, has bravely blazed into educational realms, by using JS Bach, staples, and using them not just to develop technique but theory and touch. If...
21 of 41 people found this review helpful.
Location: from saskatchewan, canada
July 19, 2010
Awesome Book !
Hi, this book is VERY cool - I am an intermediate player and have been lucky enough to own a copy, there is bunch of material to dig into and very cool backing tracks. I think if you work through this and look at the arrangements you will gain insight...
11 of 36 people found this review helpful.