German Schauss

German Schauss


"German Schauss is an absolutely explosive shred guitarist that draws from several different influences. Giving him a sound and style unique unto himself. If you're a fan of over the top shred (ala: STUMP, MALMSTEEN, PETRUCCI). Then German is a guitarist you have to check out." -- The


Close Encounters with The Lightspeeder: German Schauss

With dizzying precision and graceful agility, German Schauss takes us on a journey through the outer limits of sound through mind blowing guitar playing and melodic guitar lines soaring through stratospheric heights against the gravity of a rich and complex orchestral score. Using odd and even meters German fuses the classical influences of Bach, Beethoven and Chopin with modern instrumental rock guitar music through epic music structures and lush soundscapes.

An endorser of Parker Guitars, Randall Amplifiers, Laney Amplifiers, DiMarzio Pickups, Maxon Pedals, Rocktron, Morley, Presonus, Jim Dunlop, The GuitarWheel and DR Strings, German plays clinics and concerts at international music fair and trade shows such as Musikmesse Frankfurt, the NAMM Show, and other shows around the world. He has also been awarded the ASCAP Plu$ Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers in 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004.

As a composer, performer and educator, German has participated in many projects including writing and recording music with his original band, touring with many bands nationally and internationally, performing in various music projects from musicals to a funk band, teaching at Berklee College of Music, writing instructional articles and online interactive video lessons for MelBay Publications and developing an advanced Rock Guitar course on ¡°Shredding Techniques¡± for the National Guitar Workshop¡¯s online school ¡°¡±

German currently resides in Los Angeles where he teaches, performs, records and writes new music for his album due to be released this summer.


The Lightspeeder (German Schauss)(2006)
Eso (2003)
Musical: Hot Star Nebraska (2002)
Acceleration 420 (German Schauss)(2001)
Dancetracks (2000)
Musical: Little (2000)
Kribbelkoepp: ganz anders (1998)
Underachiever, unexpected (1997)
Donald Dark: Chez Guevara (1997)
Donald Dark: leise? (1996)
Donald Dark: D.A.R.K (1993)

Set List

The Awakening
Chasing the Dragon
The List
The Final Showdown