Instrumental: Bernd Steidl “Dreams”

Although Swedish heavy metal guitar shredder Yngwie Malmsteen was the first to adapt Niccolo Paganini’s violin compositions to guitar, German guitarist Bernd Steidl prefers to play Paganini on the acoustic guitar. Shortly after attending Los Angeles’ Musician’s Institute of Technology, Steidl signed to Shrapnel Records in the early ’90s, issuing his debut, Psycho Acoustic Overture, […]

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Instrumental – Jason Becker “Air”

Jason Eli Becker (born July 22, 1969) is an American heavy metal guitarist and composer. At the age of 16, he became part of the Shrapnel Records-produced duo Cacophony with his friend Marty Friedman. They released the albums Speed Metal Symphony in 1987 and Go Off! in 1988. Cacophony broke up in 1989 and Becker began doing solo work, having released his first album Perpetual Burn in 1988, […]

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Instrumental: Eric Johnson “A Song For Life”

Eric Johnson (born August 17, 1954) is an American guitarist. His 1990 album Ah Via Musicom was certified platinum by the RIAA and the single “Cliffs of Dover” won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. Best known for his electric guitar skills, Johnson is also a highly proficient acoustic, lap steel, resonator, and bass guitarist, as well as an accomplished pianist and vocalist. He […]

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