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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred Publishing; Pap/Com edition (5 Jan. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0739090666
  • ISBN-13: 978-0739090664
  • Product Dimensions: 29.7 x 22.4 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Great selection of the classics with fingerings for playing on the electric guitar. A great book that is highly recommended.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By hendrix lifelong fan on 16 Aug. 2013
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The book delivered on its promise and would like to read more of the author's work. A good all round learning tool.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Great Book! 18 Jun. 2012
By Guitarist - Published on Amazon.com
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You might be looking at this book now asking yourself if it is worth the money. I can say it definitely is. I've been playing for 15 years and finding accurate versions of these songs for free online is impossible. Random tab websites are never accurate and are often a waste of time so you need a professional like German to walk you through these sometimes complex songs. This book will keep you busy and will inspire you to up your playing. Well worth the money.
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Elevate your playing into the realm of the masters! 10 July 2012
By Christopher Ross - Published on Amazon.com
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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.
Many thanks extended out to Herr Schauss for providing electric guitar players with the excellent transcriptions of these masterworks!
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Another Great One 21 Jun. 2012
By RCC - Published on Amazon.com
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Another remarkable product from German. I bought this for a transcription of Turkish March but got a lot more. Like all in this series, you get 2 backing tracks in standard time and slowed down. I own every book put out by German and will continue too. Thanks!
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SHREDERY INSTRUCTION AT IT'S MOST BADASS 3 Dec. 2012
By JIMI CUNNING - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is some badassed stuff. German Schauss is amongst the best guitar instructors I have purchased from. These examples and songs are clearly picked by a man who loves NeoClassical Metal and knows what classical pieces are going to get a metal guitarist off on a productive learning/shredding experience. The classical pieces herein contain EXACTLY the sort of harmonic content and dynamics that are going to make you sound like one supreme shredder if you sincerely get on learning them. The historical significance of these choices will contribute to the maturation of any musician as well. GJ Herr Schauss! You will be all kinds of satisfied with this purchase.
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Great addition! 17 July 2012
By Jeff J - Published on Amazon.com
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Recently picked this up, well worth the investment. Besides the backing tracks that are extremely valuable, German breaks down the major techniques ahead of each piece, and briefly discusses them. Everything is in tab format, so it doesn't require extensive musical notation training. It's definately for the developed intermediate or advanced level based on technique and speed, however the pieces are still accessible to those not up to that level.

This is certainly worth getting if you are interested in guitar interpretations of classical music. German flat out excels in this area.
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