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Inspired by the neoclassical movement with such stars as Yngwie Malmsteen and Randy Rhoads, this book provides notes, tab and fingerings to classics by Bach, Mozart, Paganini, Vivaldi, and more! The recordings present fresh interpretations of each piece in the book, complete with explanations and playing tips on the following techniques:, Tapping, String Skipping, Position Shifting, Alternate picking, Hybrid picking, Sweep picking, Pedal points. Plug in to the latest rock techniques and tune in to the genius of the classical masters! 35-minute audio accompaniment.
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Comments about Hal Leonard Challenge The Masters Guitar School Book with CD:
Challenge the Masters could also be called "shred classical" in my book. The accompanying cd is in the style of "crank up the distortion and play as fast as possible." Many of the arrangements require extensive fretwork above the 12th fret, some going as high as the 24th. No chord diagrams, sparse fingerings in the staffs. Mostly it shows when you should tap and do upstrokes and downstorkes. Most arrangements are of the "solo style" in that it is meant to be played like a shred solo.The selections stray from the average which turns out to be this book's best feature. By and large it is a Paganini excerpt book with some Bach and Mozart to round the corners.This would be the perfect book for a guitarist that enjoys soloing in the traditional rock solo style. It is not a good book for an acoustic guitar player or a person who does not have 24 frets on their guitar.
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