German Schauss – Shredding Paganini
Mar 23 2014
Shredding Paganini: Heavy Metal Guitar Meets Paganini Masterpieces. As the follow-up to his best-selling book and DVD, Shredding Bach, master shredder German Schauss covers yet another all-time great musician with this new book, CD, and DVD set, Shredding Paganini. Niccolo Paganini, whose lifestyle and fame were similar to that of a modern rock star, 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 new limits. The accompanying DVD includes demonstrations of many of the pieces, and the provided CD features all of the examples at multiple speeds to help you practice and get you on your way to mastering Paganinis challenging compositions.
The book looks good and is well written. It starts off with the usual stuff like dedications and contents. Then there’s a brief history of Paganini. The rest of the book is divided into various songs. Each song has a forward that explains the techniqes and musical theory used in each song. The writing style is easy to follow and understand. The music is written in both tab and standard notation.
The CD that comes along with the book has each song played with a full band. The song is then followed by a backing track at slow and regular speed. The recording sounds professional and is music album quality.
Anyone familiar with the music of Paganini knows it can be a daunting an overwhelming task performing it. German solves that problem. Detailed analysis, fingerings, and techniques used are presented before each piece, preparing the player for what lies ahead.
This is a must have for anyone into neoclassical shred, as well as other players looking to increase their vocabulary and technique on the instrument!
- Andantino Variato
- Romance for Solo Guitar
- Concerto No. 4 In D Minor
- Moto Perpetuo
- Caprice No. 3, 5, 16, 19 & 24
- And More!
Running time: 1 hour
Video: H264, 2398.6kbps, 688×458, 30.0fps
Audio: MP4A, 112.9kbps, 48.0kHz 32bit, 2 ch
Booklet: Yes (PDF) + Audio Mp3
Size: 4.1 GB