#1
Okay, I'm not around here that often, and don't know how often this has been done, but can anyone recommend any classical or neoclassical pieces that sound really cool? Preferably fast, and not Blitzkrieg-style hard. (not THAT hard, but not too easy either).
If this has been done tons of times before, direct me to another thread and I'll delete this one.


PS I was at this classical contest yesterday and was blown away by these little 8 year old violinists... AWESOME! These little kids have more disciplin than all of us together. That's what inspired me to become a much better guitarist and try to learn some classical pieces to knock these people out of their socks
#2
Check out Racer X's YRO and hear Paul Gilbert reference a Paganini (sp?) piece--I think its called Moto Perpetuo (sp?????) he plays it practically unaccompanied---just a high hat to back him up I think---and to me it sounds awesome. Its not all that hard and its straight sixteenths all the way so it makes a great picking exercise--although it sounds rather boring at a slow tempo, get it up to speed and you're in neoclassical guitar heaven.
Also get the PG Guitars from Mars classical---

http://guitartrade.blogspot.com/2007/02/paul-gilbert-guitars-from-mars-1-2.html

where he teaches some great Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi stuff.
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#3
"Blue" by Yngwie shouldn't give you much trouble.
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Check out Racer X's YRO and hear Paul Gilbert reference a Paganini (sp?) piece--I think its called Moto Perpetuo (sp?????) he plays it practically unaccompanied---just a high hat to back him up I think---and to me it sounds awesome. Its not all that hard and its straight sixteenths all the way so it makes a great picking exercise--although it sounds rather boring at a slow tempo, get it up to speed and you're in neoclassical guitar heaven.
Also get the PG Guitars from Mars classical---

http://guitartrade.blogspot.com/2007/02/paul-gilbert-guitars-from-mars-1-2.html

where he teaches some great Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi stuff.

moto perpetuo seems a bit more than easy lol, it would take him forever to memorize that as well, its not technically hard its just kinda odd paterns it seems
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#5
the best thing to do would probably be to learn some real classical peices, not something by paul gilbert (not saying hes a bad guitarist, i just think theres more to learn from guys like Paganini). Look into Paganini's caprices. the 25th and the 5th are good. maybe take one in to your teacher and you can work through it.
edit: my bad i meant 24th
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#6
I think there were only 24 caprices so i'm guessing you meant the 24th.

Yeah that one's my favorite.
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#7
Eugene's Trick Bag by Vai is not that difficult. You could also get into some Becker stuff but that may be too difficult so I suggest you start with Air. There's also a few songs by Dissection like Feathers Fell, Crimson Towers, Chaosophia, Into Infinite Obscurity, etc. that are really nice and easy to start when first learning classical.
#8
^ Eugene's trick bag is just an arragment of Paganini's 5th
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#9
Paganini's 16th.
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#10
Air on the G String........ transcribe it to guitar YOURSELF !!! But I'm sure there are lots of transcriptions of this song for classical guitar.... so knock yourself out !!
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#11
The Presto part of Summer from Vivaldi's Four Seasons is pretty nifty too
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"Hidde? Yeah we jam all the time" -Steve Vai
"Remember that time when burt jumped out of the tree and into the river? Good times!" -Jesus

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#12
^it is.....
Tone is all ...... well probably 75%, in your fingers.
The rest depends on your wallet's thickness !!

Keep the faith, baby!!
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Air on the G String........ transcribe it to guitar YOURSELF !!! But I'm sure there are lots of transcriptions of this song for classical guitar.... so knock yourself out !!



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#14
^AoTGS is one of those songs that really makes you thank God for creating music....
Tone is all ...... well probably 75%, in your fingers.
The rest depends on your wallet's thickness !!

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Air on the G String........ transcribe it to guitar YOURSELF !!! But I'm sure there are lots of transcriptions of this song for classical guitar.... so knock yourself out !!

that song is so hard for me =( i just cant get the fingering and the changing of the chords and whatnot right, but it does sound nice. i recommend paganini's 24th caprice, good mildly easy one to get started with 1st caprice is pretty good too but of course not up to speed haha, that ones hard though
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