Paganini's 24 Caprices for Violin (Played on Classical Guitar) - Free Music, Tab and Sheet Music
Niccolò Paganini (1782 – 1840) was one of the greatest virtuosos, of any instrument, of any time. In fact, the modern conception of a virtuoso - someone who can play music that no one else can - is closely tied to him. In fact, he also composed music, and this music is more difficult to play than music written before him.
His 24 Caprices are a great example of this. And as the guitar has repertoire has grown, and more virtuoso guitarists have come on the scene, they have tried to play these Caprices on their own instrument. Here is a great example of it.
Paganini Caprice 24 on Classical Guitar
Caprice 24 is by far the most famous of the 24 Caprices. However, the other ones are good too!
Marco Tamayo Plays Paganini's Caprice No. 5
While most of the Caprices are fast and furious, some of the most beautiful ones are slower and more melancholy. One of my favorites is number 2.
Paganini Caprice #2 on Classical Guitar
Eliot Fisk and Paganini's Caprices
It's one thing to play one or two of the Caprices on guitar. But the question remains: is it possible to play them all? The answer is YES! Eliot Fisk proved that with his breakthrough transcription and recording of these pieces.
Free Tab and Sheet Music for Guitarists
If you are a guitarist and are interested in playing Paganini's Caprices then you should definitely give them a shot! Here are some resources to get you started.
Free Tab for Paganini's Caprices
- Classical Guitar Tablature
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Free Sheet Music for all 24 of Paganini's Caprices
Paganini's Caprices on Violin
For those with an interest in hearing how Paganini's Caprices sound on the violin, here is a recording of the legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman playing Caprices 1, 5 and 24.