Paganini Caprice #16
(08 Jan 03)
Well, I just want to say that I had the opportunity to play with Yngwie again for the second time. That inspired me to show you a excerpt from Paganini's Caprice #16.
I've always been a fan of Paganini. This is one of my Favorite pieces. I transcribed it from the Violin and have been playing it for years and it is great for your chops and harmony knowledge.
The Caprice is based out of the G Harmonic Minor Scale.( G,A,Bb,C,D,Eb,F# )
The first 3 Bars is all G Harmonic Minor. Notice Bar 4: on the second beat we have a G7 Arpeggio.(G,B,D,F)
Then we resolve to Cm. (C,Eb,G), which is the IV Chord in G min. Then we move down to F7 (F,A,C,Eb), resolving to Bb Major (Bb,D,F) in Bar 6.
In bar 7, we have a Pedal Point run. Then, in bar 8 we climb down a D7 arpeggio (D,F#,A,C). We are moving between two scales here, G Harmonic Minor and G Min Scale (G,A,Bb,C,D,Eb,F). There's only a one note-difference between the two Scales, which gives us some different chords by changing one note.
This piece is put together so beautifully. It lies nicely across the fretboard, so don´t forget to alternate-pick when you play this piece.
Click HERE to hear Mike play a slow version of the Caprice
Click HERE to hear Mike play a fast version of the Caprice
Click HERE to download a Powertab-version of Mike´s arrangement of the piece...