Sure. Paganini was a mysterious fellow. Nobody, contemporary or otherwise, played/s like him. There are many stories. He invented certain techniques, such as double bowing and linear runs on a single string. Some say that he learned to play on a single string during an incarceration. The E, A, and D, strings broke, so he played the intervals on the single string. Because he used to show up in a black carriage, with black horses, all dressed in black, some said that he made a deal with the devil to play how he did. This caught on and, not helped by his young death, has captured the imaginations of many. Fact is that the caprices are phucking hard. I can play 5 and part of 24 on the guitar. Anyway, I love 5, 10, and 24 the most. The double bowing in 1 is quite impressive.
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