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Saturday, October 25, 2014

excerpted from Paganini: Caprice #5 by Christopher Sung
 
OK, here's a grueling one to play. Sure, it's a classical piece, but there's something about it that just begs for distortion and some fast alternate and sweep picking.

I suggest that you slow down the tempo and get it under your fingers. If you find a better fingering than the one I've laid out, then by all means go for it. As it feels more and more natural, slowly start to crank up the tempo. The first 11 measures are shown here, with the first note from measure 12. Measures 12-19 are in the next page and round out the first section of this Caprice.

 
 
 

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