Shredding Paganini: Heavy Metal Guitar Meets 9 Masterpieces by Niccolo Paganini
As the follow-up to his best-selling book Shredding Bach, master shredder German Schauss covers yet another all-time great musician. Niccolò Paganini, whose lifestyle and fame were similar to that of a modern rock star, was undoubtedly one of the greatest virtuosos that ever lived. 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 online audio features all of the examples, many of which are recorded at multiple speeds, to help you practice and get you on your way to mastering Paganini’s style.