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Challenge Trilogy 
    Amazon Customer 
5.0 out of 5 stars Yngwie fan? You need these!! 
Reviewed in the United States on October 9, 2019 
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Had this years ago when it first came out  
and had to get it again. One of the best guitar  
instruction for the neo-classical style out there period. 

5.0 out of 5 stars This will make you a fire breathing guitar monster 
Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2020 
If you want to be a better than average guitar player or virtuoso then you must study classical pieces. Just knowing parts of classical pieces will develop and refine your skill and technique like nothing else will. It will give you lighting speed and a superior command of the fretboard. If you want all of this and more and to be able to play like Chris Impelliteri or Yngwie Malmsteen then these books will get you there. Study these books very carefully and be patient and you will get there.  
God bless you and Jesus is your answer. Romans 10:9-10 

5.0 out of 5 stars Best guitar tabs ever 
Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2009 
I've been playing guitar for the better part of fifteen years,  
and I've seen a lot of tabs, these books are by far the best.  
If you learn all of the excerpts offered in any one of these  
books you will sound like malmsteen. No other book will offer  
you that. Definately a great buy. 

Challenge 1st book 

    adam wood 
5.0 out of 5 stars Challenge the Track List 
Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2011 
the site review for this book sums it up as far as technique. my aim here is to list the songs (in alphabetical order, by composer). 
Bach: "Bouree", "Bouree Lute Suite No 1", "Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D Major", "Cello Suite VI Gavotte 2", "Orchestral Suite No 3 in D Major", "Orchestral Suite No 2 in B Minor", "Prelude Cello Suite VI", "Prelude Cello Suite III" 
Beethoven: "Bagatelles" 
Daquin: "Le Coucou" 
Debussy: "2nd Arabesque", "Claire de Lune", "Images" 
Mozart: "Magic Flute Overture", "Minuet", "Quartet No 14 in G Major", "Quartet No 15 in D Minor", "Symphony No 25" (this last track is in the book twice - in different keys - i'm not sure why) 
Pachelbel: "Canon in D (Guitars I & II)", "Canon in D (Background Guitar)" 
Paganini: "Caprice No... 1 Opus 1, 2 Opus 1 (1st Excerpt & 2nd Excerpt), 5, 5 Opus 1, 16, 16 Opus 1 (1st Excerpt & 2nd Excerpt), 21 Opus 1, 24 Opus 1" 
Vivaldi: "Concerto In A Minor Opus 3 No 8" 

    Russell A Carre 
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 21, 2017 
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Great stuff thanks. Nice short pieces doesn't take long to get the hang of it 

5.0 out of 5 stars Challenge the Masters is a challenge 
Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2012 
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Wow! What a great book/cd set. I am NOT a  
shred-head guitarist and am thankful that the  
author includes audio examples where it sounds like  
he's playing an ES-175 through a nice clean amp.  
He goes from heavily distorted examples to very clean ones.  
Excellent. And his playing is spot on with the music.  
The examples are short - maybe too short for some, but  
I like them because I can use them as riffs in my own  
playing (secretly sneaking in a Bach or Mozart lick is  
cool while you solo). I give this book/cd set 5 stars -  
definitely worth it and definitely worth the price -  
what are you waiting for? Make your technique better  
and get this product! 

5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and useful. A must have for all guitarists 
Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2015 
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Interesting and useful.A must have for all guitarists! 

5.0 out of 5 stars Take your playing and technique to a much higher level 
Reviewed in the United States on December 28, 2017 
Very good place to start to learn classical pieces  
for electric and acoustic guitar.  
Learning even parts of classical  
pieces will develop and refine your  
skill and technique better than anything else will.  
You will learn excerpts from some of the most guitar  
friendly classical pieces which I promise will take your  
guitar playing and technique to a much higher level  
than you ever thought possible. This book includes  
the complete versions of both caprice #5 and also the  
16th caprice by Nicolo Paganini which sound awesome on guitar.  
Combining this book with Speed Lead by Troy Stetina will make  
an almost unbeatable combination. Once you learn this material,  
anything else you learn after will probably be easy. Also,  
it’s a lot of fun to play once you master the pieces and will  
sound awesome on both electric and acoustic guitar.  
Jesus is the answer and God bless you. :) Romans 10:9-10