German Schauss – Shredding The Composers

Sep 21 2014

German Schauss – Shredding The Composers

Shredding the Composers: Heavy Metal Guitar Meets 8 of the World’s Greatest Classical Composers. Some of the most brilliant and virtuosic music of all time was written during the baroque, classical, and romantic periods by composers like Beethoven, Handel, Vivaldi, Mozart, and Chopin. Many of these exciting musical works are perfect for shredders of any era and take on a whole new life when adapted for heavy metal guitar.
This collection of 10 classical masterpieces for shred guitar provides theoretical analysis to help you apply what you learn to your own compositions and soloing. Every piece features innovative techniques and ideas to shed new light on these timeless compositions and stretch your playing to new limits. The accompanying CD demonstrates all of the examples, along with backing tracks at different tempos to help you practice and get you on your way to mastering this challenging repertoire.
In “Shredding the Composers…” Herr Schauss brings the power and beauty of Classical and Baroque music to those whose instrument of expression is the electric guitar. Learning these pieces will greatly expand your musical repertoire and certainly lend depth and sophistication to your playing.
The rapid-fire style of electric guitar playing known as ‘shredding’ has actually been around for centuries in the music of J.S. Bach, Paganini, Vivaldi, and many other Baroque and Classical-era composers. In learning the works of these masters, one not only develops extreme proficiency and dexterity on the fretboard, but also acquires a working historical knowledge of the music of those who were considered the ‘rock-stars’ of their day.


  • Minuet in G Minor – Bach
  • Ode to Joy – Beethoven
  • Symphony No. 5 – Beethoven
  • Etude Op. 10, No. 2 – Chopin
  • Lascia ch’io pianga – Handel
  • Meditaton – Massenet
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart
  • Turkish March – Mozart
  • Flight of the Bumblebee – Rimsky-Korsakov
  • The Four Seasons: Presto – Vivaldi

Format: PDF + Audio tracks (Mp3). 67 pages

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  1. ichigo /

    Thank you! For me this site is an online music academy. I studied a lot with all these materials.

  2. tenka83 /

    Can you upload the book and the cd in divided parts?


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