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Erlend KrauserBy Erlend Krauser
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Erlend KrauserBy Erlend Krauser
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€436
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, January 4 2019 9:47 PM UTC +00:00

About

My History

Age 5 I was given a violin and my father - an orchestra violinist and violin teacher - told me, I will become a violinist. I struggled with the violin, until I started hating it. It sounded so strident into my left ear. My body ached from practicing hour by hour by hour….. My right shoulder was aching and I looked like a scarecrow when I played.

Erlend Krauser playing violin
Erlend Krauser playing violin

Age 12 I heard Jimi Hendrix. Voodoo Chile. And I knew one thing: THIS IS IT!

And so it was….I told my grandpa (best man in the world!) that I need an electric guitar. Not easy in Romania, where I come from, year 1970…

But I was lucky: a few days later I had the guitar. Strings where incredibly high, also the string tension (felt more like playing a bass guitar) but I didn’t care. I started practicing ALL DAY LONG, until my fingers where bleeding. THE SOUND of the electric guitar made me totally happy and with „SOUND“ I mean the sound of an old Russian Radio, in which I plugged that guitar in :))

The rest is more or less well known history….

Age 15 started to play with the famous Romanian Band „Phoenix“ ( they where the Rolling Stones of Romania ). Escaped from madness, Ceausescu and by a real escape, hidden in a Marshall Bass Box, speakers out, black cotton molton glued at the front wood panel to cover me from the border control soldiers and their torches.

Arrived 1977 in Germany, where Phoenix broke up. I was invited to replace the solo guitarist of the famous German band „Lake“. I made two tours and one album with „Lake“ called „Hot Day“, on which I played all the guitar solos and almost all the rest of guitar work.

Erlend Krauser with LAKE
Erlend Krauser with LAKE

 From there I started to be a studio musician (session guitarist) for many productions between 1980 and now. To mention a few: TACO, MILVA, RICKY SHAINE.

1982 I started to write my own instrumental music. Since then I work on „expression“ and „talking“ with the guitar, using all the existing „colours“ of electric and acoustic guitars, including the rarely played „fretless guitar“.

1992 I was invited to play with the James Last Orchestra, which I did until 2015.

Erlend Krauser with James Last
Erlend Krauser with James Last

Hurt

In 2008, James Last asked me if I would like to play Christina Aguilera´s „Hurt“ as a guitar solo for the forthcoming tour. That song completely changed my guitar playing. I needed it to „sing“ more than before, and there where „special tasks“ given to me by the incredible phrasing of Christina Aguilera. 

Click here for the video of my version of Christina Aguilera´s „Hurt“ 

Clic here for the press review in guitar player

I realized that this was a crucial moment of my musical career!

Kemper

2013 I did my first Video for Kemper Amps. That Video and the technique I use to play that song, is the beginning of what I call „next level“ of playing the guitar.

Click here for my "Kemper Video"

A lot of people and guitarists wrote me and asked me, if I would make a masterclass to explain this very virtuous AND soulful guitar playing technique. 

The Masterclass

So, here I am with the „Erlend Krauser Tapping Masterclass“, a series of 10 Videos, explaining for every playing level, this wonderful and unique guitar playing technique.

I chose this platform to raise the money for the video production, which will include:

  • 10 Videos showing in slow motion every move of the fingers of both hands 
  • HD quality including split-screen for complex finger details / interaction
  • Tabs 
  • Playbacks in different speeds to practice the examples in different BPM
  • Verbal explanations to every finger action 
  • A lot more… 

If you support me to realize this project, WE will bring guitar playing to the next level!

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Why do I need your support?

I want to offer you the best learning experience. So the videos need to be produced with several camera angles and the best sound possible and great editing. There are a lot of things that can only be done by people i hire for this project. I will need to raise the money to pay those professionals.

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Distribution of the videos

When the videos are done they will be distributed through my website. We will set up a system for streaming or download.

Risks and challenges

I plan to produce 10 videos for 700€ each - which is not much money but enough to pay for the camera operator the video editor and the graphics.
Besides of that i need some website enhancements to offer streaming or download of videos.
I don't see any big risks with this project. I've already got the commitment from the camera editing and website staff.

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    High Five

    Back the project and help Erlend Krauser to produce this Masterclass. All Backers will ne mentioned in the end credits of the videos

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    All 10 MASTERCLASS lessons

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    All lessons + Album LAST DISCOVERIES

    Download all 10 lessons of the TAPPING MASTERCLASS + ERLEND KRAUSER's new Album LAST DISCOVERIES

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    All lessons + CD LAST DISCOVERIES

    Download all 10 lessons of the TAPPING MASTERCLASS + get ERLEND KRAUSER's new Album LAST DISCOVERIES as personally signed CD

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    All lessons + private video lesson

    Download all 10 lessons of the TAPPING MASTERCLASS + and get your personal video lesson by Erlend Krauser. Just record a video of your playing and ask how Erlend can help you.

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    All lessons + House Concert

    Download all 10 lessons of the TAPPING MASTERCLASS + get a personal lesson + enjoy an evening with great live music played by Erlend Krauser in your living room - anywhere in Germany

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    All lessons + House Concert EU

    Download all 10 lessons of the TAPPING MASTERCLASS + get a personal lesson + enjoy an evening with great live music played by Erlend Krauser in your living room - anywhere in central europe

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