My name's Tyler, and after a few months over a year of playing guitar, I've become extremely interested in classical music. I used to play progressive rock and progressive metal, which carries all kinds of influences from acoustic, jazz fusion, etc.
I wanted to ask what musicians/composers would be good for me to listen to, in order to "kick-start" my classical studies. I've already listened to (and really like) Yngwie Malmsteen and his idol, Nicolo Paganini. Paganini's pieces are fun, fast, and challenging on guitar with a little drive and a Shawn Lane type reverb, and sound great.
I'm specifically looking for musicians and pieces that play well on pickstyle guitar, rather than the traditional fingerpicked classical guitar. Paganini works extremely well like this, especially *shred* type pieces like Caprice No 24.
I love writing my own music, and I just want to learn more about some songs easily translated to guitar, so I can learn more techniques for writing classical on guitar. Sorry if this is in the wrong thread.
Hopefully for my 15th birthday I'll get a 7-string guitar, opening up a whole world of possibilities.