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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, EMG Pickups, D'Addario, Planet Waves, Maxon, Voodoo Lab, Rocktron, Godlyke, Jim Dunlop, PreSonus, Pedaltrain, Native Instruments and Morley, German plays clinics and concerts at international music fair and trade shows such as Musikmesse Frankfurt and the NAMM Show. He also performs for nationally and internationally know artists and with his solo band around the world. As a composer, performer and educator, German is involved in various music projects including his own solo instrumental rock project, writing music for Commercials, TV and Film, teaching at Berklee College of Music and other music schools and colleges. Additionally, he writes articles and books for major publishing companies such as Alfred Publishing, Premier GuitarMagazine, Gitarre & Bass Magazine. 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. He also developed an advanced Rock Guitar course on “Shredding Techniques” for the National Guitar Workshop’s online school “WorkshopLive.com.”

German also 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. A resident of Los Angeles, German is active in the local music scene as a performer, composer, producer and musical director.

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