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German Schauss | The Essence of Being

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The Essence of Being

by German Schauss

German Schauss fuses the classical influences of Bach, Beethoven and Chopin with modern rock guitar music through epic music structures and lush soundscapes.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Guitar Virtuoso
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Staring at Destiny
1:20 $0.99
2. The Other Side
7:03 $0.99
3. Wonders Deep Inside Myself
5:42 $0.99
4. From the Skies
6:21 $0.99
5. Crestfallen
5:26 $0.99
6. Random Acts of Kindness
5:04 $0.99
7. Arrival
2:34 $0.99
8. Crestfallen (Vocal Version)
5:27 $0.99
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Album Notes
Close Encounters with The Lightspeeder: German Schauss

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.

Endorsed by Schecter Guitars, Bogner Amps, Kemper Amps, EMG Pickups, D'Addario, Planet Waves, Maxon, Voodoo Lab, Rocktron, Godlyke, PreSonus, Pedaltrain, Native Instruments and Morley, German plays clinics and concerts at international music fair and trade shows such as Musikmesse Frankfurt, the NAMM Show. He also performs for nationally and internationally know artists around the world.

As a composer, performer and educator, German is involved in various music projects including his own solo instrumental rock project, teaching at Berklee College of Music and other music schools and colleges, writing articles and books for major publishing companies such as Alfred Publishing. His best selling books and Videos include: Shredding Bach, Shredding Paganini, Shredding the Composers, Serious Shred Techniques, The Total Shred Guitarist, Shredding Guitar Workout, and Speed Guitar

German writes the popular monthly guitar column "Instant Shredding" in Germany's biggest guitar magazine "Gitarre & Bass." He is a 5 time recipient of the ASCAP Plus Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. The July 2008 Issue of Guitar World Magazine listed German as one of the fastest Guitarist of all time.



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Technical meets Emotional
German's latest album is a musical tome of emotion and technical ability unlike any other. You would be remiss to not purchase the album. The interplay of tension between his virtuosic playing style balanced with his ability to weave in beautiful orchestral arrangements is unlike any other. With so few truly original artists remaining independent and curating their own work, the album as a whole is a complete composition worth playing on repeat.

Aman Hassan (The Prog Guy)

Guitar Wizardry and a great command on music arrangement.
I wanted to bring to your attention an instrumental album that came out recently. Virtuoso German Schauss released his new album "The Essence Of Being" recently I had the chance to listen to it.

With intricately thought passages that kept the harmony and melodic sensibilities a top priority, to ear-pleasing and face melting guitar solos, this album has it all.

when you get into the first film score oriented track, "Staring At Destiny" up until Arrival, it is an entirely solid work of guitar wizardry and a soundtrack that invokes many different feelings. Killer guitar playing and a wonderful orchestral arrangement throughout an entire record is a recipe for success. It would possibly make you think of the stars, the galaxies, and our planets as well. Not an entirely instrumental affair either but the two vocal tracks are also a treat to listen to.

German Schauss is an alumnus of the Berklee College of music, a frequent teacher at the institution's summer programs, he has also written guitar educational material that has had raving reviews. Some of his most well-known books are:
Shredding Bach, The Total Shred Guitarist, Serious Shred Techniques, Shredding Guitar Workout and Speed Guitar.

As a composer, German has reached newer heights on this album and as a guitar player, he will impress you with his flawless technique, smooth fast transitions, and liquid-like tone with monster chops to back it all up.

Written by:
Aman Hassan aka The Prog Guy