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Los Angeles, CA — August 17, 2011

Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational print music  publishing since 1922, in association with the National Guitar Workshop,  one of America’s finest guitar schools, releases Shredding Paganini,  a collection of nine masterpieces by violin virtuoso Niccolò Paganini  adapted for shred guitar, written by guitarist, composer, author, and  educator German Schauss.

Shredding Paganini features  full TAB and easy-to-follow instruction plus song-by-song musical  analysis for nine Paganini masterpieces arranged and adapted for shred  guitar. As the follow-up to the popular book Shredding Bach, Shredding Paganini is  a perfect supplement for advanced guitarists with a firm grasp of  guitar technique and music theory, as well as for intermediate  guitarists who seek to develop their shred technique. The accompanying  CD features all the examples found in the book, many of which are  recorded at multiple speeds for practicing, and is extremely useful in  helping guitarists attain mastery of these great Paganini compositions.

Niccolò Paganini (1782–1840), 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  near 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 geared to stretch guitar playing limits to  the extreme.


Shredding Paganini (00-37468) Book & CD set is now available for $16.99 at music retail stores or at alfred.com/guitar.

Titles: Andantino Variato No. 3 * Romance for Solo Guitar * Concerto  No. 4 in D Minor * Moto Perpetuo * Caprice No. 3 * Caprice No. 5 *  Caprice No. 16 * Caprice No. 19 * Caprice No. 24.

Alfred Music Publishing is the world’s largest educational music  publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop, and performance  materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning  every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level. Alfred’s home  office is located in Los Angeles, with domestic offices in Miami and New  York as well as offices around the world including Australia, Germany,  Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

Since 1922, Alfred Music Publishing has been dedicated to helping  people learn, teach, and play music. Alfred currently has over 90,000  active titles. Alfred represents a wide range of well-known  publications—from methods like Alfred’s Basic Guitar, Alfred’s Basic  Piano Library, Premier Piano Course, Sound Innovations, and Suzuki, to  artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Van  Halen, Green Day, Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Eagles, Cole Porter, and  George and Ira Gershwin, to brands like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord  of the Rings, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Billboard.

In addition to its own titles, Alfred distributes products from over 50  companies, including Belwin, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Dover  Publications, DW Drums, Faber Music, Highland/Etling, Kalmus, National  Guitar Workshop, Penguin, TASCAM, Ultimate Support, and WEA.

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