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Making the world a better place, one note at a time!  

With dizzying precision and graceful agility, German Schauss takes us on a journey through the outer limits of sound through mind blowing guitar playing and melodic guitar lines soaring through stratospheric heights against the gravity of a rich and complex orchestral score. Using odd and even meters German fuses the classical influences of Bach, Beethoven and Chopin with modern instrumental rock guitar music through epic music structures and lush soundscapes.

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Performer, Solo Artist, Sideman

As a guitarist, German always strives to integrate his instrument into the music and vision. In every situation, he perceives the need for the right sound and musical ideas and adds to the spirit of composition. As a solo artist, he enjoys taking the listener onto a journey of emotional and epic sounds and his virtuosic guitar playing will take your breath away. As a Sideman and Performer, he will always find the right sounds and licks to add a unique dimension that will match other artists’ vision and sound.

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TV, Commercials, Movies

German’s compositional heritage is rooted in classical music and rock. He grew up surrounded by music of such great composers as Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, and Schoenberg. This foundation provided his understanding of the importance of melody, sound, and how to incorporate these elements to describe emotional states or scenes with music. He has written music for commercials, music libraries, sample libraries, and TV. As a composer he takes on the challenge to make feelings and scenes heard and understood with a different part of the listener’s brain.

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Author, Clinician, Teacher

German was always interested in education and passing on his knowledge to students. Always busy teaching in his studio in LA or online via Skype and FaceTime, he reaches many students around the world with his teachings and approach to music. He has written eight books for Alfred Publishing. Among them are best-sellers such as Shredding Bach, Shredding Paganini, Shredding the Composers, Shredding Guitar Workout, Total Shred Guitarist, Speed Guitar and many more. He also writes guitar columns for different Guitar Magazine Publications including Gitarre & Bass, Premier Guitar, and Guitar Player. Additionally, German conducts workshops and educational clinics at music schools such as Berklee College of Music, LA College of Music and retail stores such as Guitar Center, independent music stores etc… He also teaches the summer semester and special programs at Berklee College of Music.

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