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Shredding Paganini

Heavy Metal Guitar Meets 9 Masterpieces by Niccolo Paganini

By German Schauss

Guitar - Advanced; Intermediate
Heavy Metal Guitar Meets 9 Masterpieces by Niccolo Paganini. Composed by German Schauss. Book; CD; Guitar Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction; Technique Musicianship. Shredding Styles. Metal; Rock. 64 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.37468).

Item Number: AP.37468

ISBN 0739080377. Metal; Rock.

As the follow-up to his best-selling book Shredding Bach, master shredder German Schauss covers yet another all-time great musician. Niccolo Paganini, whose lifestyle and fame were similar to that of a modern rockstar, was undoubtedly one of the greatest virtuosos that ever lived. His skills were so advanced that many believed he had made a pact with the devil. Paganini's practice schedule (15 hours a day), combined with a genetic connective tissue disorder that gave him "impossible" reach and flexibility with his fingers, resulted in extremely demanding and exciting compositions for shredders of any era. Paganini's works, which showcase his extraordinary skills, are perfect for the heavy metal style and will stretch your playing to the limits. The accompanying CD features all of the examples at multiple speeds to help you practice and get you on your way to mastering Paganini's challenging compositions.

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  • June 25, 2012 Accurate and informative

    Seached high and low for a good guitar transcription of Caprice 5. This is accurate as far as I can tell and the analytical text was quite helpful.

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  • August 28, 2011 German does it again!

    Shredding Paganini by German Schauss is a dream come true for players wanting to explore neo-classical guitar. As a teacher, I especially love the analysis and examples before each piece, which allows the student to easily absorb the material before attempting the actual piece. I have intermediate to advanced...

    students working out of German's "Shredding Bach" book and was eagerly awaiting this installment. I was not disappointed and highly recommend it to students and players looking to expand their technique and overall musicanship.

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