Jason Becker- Paganini 5th Caprice

Discussion in 'Music Talk' started by SpeedKills, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. SpeedKills

    SpeedKills New Member

    this is my first thread on this form .. i just want to discus on this track of Jason Becker named Paganini 5th Caprice
    I love this Instrumental track of Jason Becker !

    have any one tried it ? or any one have TABS or link where i can find the Tabbing for Jason Beckers - Paganini 5th Caprice , so Please Share it :)
    Jason becker is like Inventer behind every style ...
  2. SpeedKills

    SpeedKills New Member

    wht !! no one has heard it .. that can't be true
  3. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Heard it.

    Most probabaly you are talking about: Caprice 5 in A.
    Coz there are other 5th caprices too like: Caprice 05 - Agitato .......

    B.t.w. this one is popularly known asd Eugene's (bag of) trick (or some crap like that. Done by Steve Vai.

    Countless other guitarsists have also done it. (Even I tried but my slow left hand fingers didnt permit me)

    But have you listened to the violin version? It is amazing.

    b.t.w. if you need tabs search for Eugene's thingie under Steve Vai.
  4. abhijitnath

    abhijitnath Fighting GAS frantically

    Yeah I've heard it.
    The two versions are quite different aside from the opening lick..the one that goes:
    B 13 17 13 15 17 15
    G 14 16
    or something like that.
    Michael Angelo also plays a short excerpt from it in 'No Boundaries'..Marcel Coenen plays the Eugene's Trick Bag version in the intro of one of his songs.
    The Jason Becker version is pretty much note for note the original...the power tab was there on the power tabs site. The Vai version is different and tailored to look cool visually because there are some huge left hand shifts...thus looking out of this world in the movie Crossroads.
    There's a hyperspeed (at least twice the Jason Becker version) for violin duet on the L. Subramanium-Stephane Grapelli album 'Conversations'.
  5. SpeedKills

    SpeedKills New Member

    yea ive heard Crossroads ver too ...

    do u guyz have tabs or can gime a link where i can find it .

    // b.t.w. if you need tabs search for Eugene's thingie under Steve Vai.:S
    ON steve vai's website?
  6. sridhar11_2

    sridhar11_2 Instrumental guitarist

  7. SpeedKills

    SpeedKills New Member

    Thanx man !
    rock on \w/
  8. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    What happend to Becker?

    I just started downloading some Cacophony album (Friedman + Becker)
  9. sridhar11_2

    sridhar11_2 Instrumental guitarist

    In 1989 doctors told him that he had only 3 years to live. He has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) he's in a wheel chair and paralysed. He cant even breathe for him self , he has a tube in his throat. Here's a quote about Jason by David Lee Roth
    "Well, trying to hire genius is like designing art by committee—damn near impossible. But I came so close you could feel the heat coming off of it, with a fellow named Jason Becker. Jason was maybe twenty, twenty-one years old. His parents had been like Haight-Ashbury hippies. So instead of growing up listening to Ed Van Halen records and duplicating that, he had grown up listening to all the old classics I had, as per his parents—Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills and Nash. What a wealth of references in his playing. He was just finding his way. You could hear the influences and name them if you were sharp. And he was a season or two away from where you couldn’t name the influences anymore. It would then be a signature sound. He would become Jason Becker the guitar player, as opposed to a guitar player.

    We made the album A Little Ain’t Enough. And as we were working on the songs, he was complaining of numbness in his leg. He was having a stiff leg, he was having trouble moving around.

    He had such a full, substantial, articulate sound, played through the simplest equipment—one amp head, one set of speakers, a foot pedal or two, all of it Dennis-the-Menaced together with spit and chicken wire. That kid could move air, man. And the kindest, gentlest, most flexible, absorbing, want-to-learn spirit that I’ve ever really worked with.

    Big hands, like six feet tall, just poised, poised. It turns out that that little leg problem was ALS; he had Lou Gehrig’s disease. Today he’s in a wheelchair and that’s it. I cried when that verdict came in. The world was waiting to print his picture, man. And he got struck down way too ****ing early in the game.

    Soon as he realized that he was going to start stiffening up all the way around, instead of balling up in depression, Jason just went to work big time. As this whole voodoo situation increased, he learned to use computers and worked through other musicians and folks, developed a support system. And released a solo album."
  10. sridhar11_2

    sridhar11_2 Instrumental guitarist

    Go over to his website at www.jasonbecker.com and you get a lot of info about him and what a brave ,courageous soul he has. The day i found out about him i was so bummed i could'nt even speak. He's an inspiration to me (not only for his music but he himself is an inspiration)

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