Beethoven’s Mosh



“Slow” is not a word one would ever use to describe the Great Kat’s Music.
The self-proclaimed reincarnation of Beethoven has taken classical music to break-neck speeds! Hitting the streets next week, is her latest creation “Wagner’s War” on CD.

The Great Kat paused long enough to answer a few questions, and respond to reviews from a viewing of her video “castration”.

Tuned-Out: Tell me how your studio setup, differs from your live setup.

Great Kat: First of all, The Great Kat is a HIGHLY TRAINED, Juilliard graduate violin virtuoso, who has won numerous competitions on the violin at Juilliard and in the Classical Music Field. I have won the Artists International and performed my SOLO violin debut at Carnegie Recital Hall and won composition awards at The Juilliard School. The Great Kat is a technical virtuoso at BOTH the violin and guitar AND Speed Metal and Classical Music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Great Kat Studio AND Live setup consists of:
-Guild Strat Guitar, Jackson V Guitar and Gibson V Guitar
-17th Century Acoustic Italian Violin
-Marshall 100 Watt Amp-JCM 800 Series-Modified for The Great Kat
-DigiTech 2120 Valve Guitar System Processor
-Variety of delays, EQs, Choruses and other effects
-Several Metal Pedals

TO: Do you have a guitar, that you absolutely will NOT take on tour?

GK: The Great Kat brings several guitars and violins on tour and to the
studio, depending on which style of virtuosity is needed for a particular piece.

TO: What gauge guitar strings and guitar pics do you use?

GK: Strings-9′s
Pics-Steel, especially made for The Great Kat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TO: What guitar efx do you find used the most in your music?

GK: The MOST unique and SPECIALIZED EFX That The Great Kat uses is the violin technique of playing scales incredibly fast using both slurring bow methods and alternative bowing, on guitar!!!!!!!

TO: Whats the one question you’ve been dying to answer in an interview, but have yet to be asked?

GK: Why is The Great Kat The REINCARNATION of Beethoven??????
TO: Answer that question now.

GK: The Great Kat is the REINCARNATION of Beethoven because I was born LISTENING to BEETHOVEN and DEVELOPED a HIGH SENSE of MUSICAL GENIUS!!!!!! At the age of 2 The Great Kat was singing Beethoven “EGMONT” and 9th Symphony!!!!! THE GREAT KAT IS ON a MISSION to CONTINUE where BEETHOVEN LEFT OFF and to BRING THE GENIUS of CLASSICAL MUSIC to the MORON, UNEDUCATED MASSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TO: Do you have any interesting stories from the road? Any bizaar
happenings?

GK: One KAT-POSSESSED Psycho got on his knees on stage and lick THE GREAT KAT’S GODLY BUT and BEGAN BITING it and WOULD NOT LET GO, until The Great Kat KICKED HIM in the BALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TO: Do you have an obsessed fan?

GK: The Great Kat Guitar Goddess has MILLIONS of OBSESSED, PSYCHOTIC, OUT-OF-CONTROL FANS and SLAVES who KNOW that The High Priestess of Guitar Shred is the MESSIAH/GOD and MUSICAL REVOLUTIONARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TO: Through your music, you’ve opened the doors to so many people who would never be caught buying classical music. [including myself] What is your
next plan of attack to bring the guitar brilliance of “The Great Kat” to a wider audience?

GK: The INTERNET and COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY have FORCED everyone to THINK FASTER, MOVE FASTER, BE MORE BRILLIANT and MORE INDIVIDUALISTIC!!!!! The Great Kat is BRINGING the GENIUS of CLASSICAL/SHRED MUSIC to the MASSES who are FINALLY STARTING to WAKE UP AND THINK Faster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TO: I had a screening for your video of “Castration”. Two friends and
myself watched it a few times. [ because once just wasnt enough]. Below is
everyone’s review of it. I know not many reviewers give the artist a chance to respond to the comments.
Here is your chance:

Reviewer 1 [Wang Lee]

Loved the music. However I feel her lyrical content is what’s holding
her back. I couldnt sit through one entire viewing of the video.
Sick, Sick, Sick!

GK: The reason The Great writes about SODOMIZING and CASTRATING MALES is to SHOCK AND FORCE MEN into SUBMISSION and realize that WOMEN CAN BE AS VIOLENT, POWERFUL, ANGRY, AGGRESSIVE, COMPETITIVE and VIRTUOSIC AS MEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewer 2 [Pick]

“Castration”

While the lyrics were a bit disturbing, the music was intense. Kat can
play that guitar like most men would want to play her. At first the video reminded me of a commercial I saw on the internet, then it turned into every man’s nitemare. I think my first words after watching this were “Oh my god!”, as I was rewinding it to watch it a second time. After listening to the lyrics the second time through we decided to actually read the lyrics from the cd. I was debating if I would like the video more without the lyrics, but it would take away from the whole
perspective of the listener/viewer. All I know is, if I heard this on the radio (which would be awesome if it could ever happen in my lifetime) I would be thinking of every spot in this video in my mind. All in all, this is a must watch for the fans of Great Kat.

GK: The Great Kat IS GOD and OBVIOUSLY this person became KAT-POSSESSED by the GENIUS of the MIGHTY KAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewer 3 [Chetwah]:

This video is what Mtv could have been! I loved the sheer horror in
this video. Playing it once wasnt enough for me..I had to watch it
again, and again. In my opinion..the only bad thing about this video, is
that its too short!

I tried to play this for a few lady friends…but each and every one
either left the room, or vomited! I cannot wait to see what “The Great
Kat” has in store next time!!!!

If you like Gore, Blood, and Unclean Surgical operations…pick this up!

GK: THIS IS THE WAVE of the FUTURE: SHORT, To-The-POINT, Brilliant, and FAST-THINKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TO: Ive listened to your CD “Rossini’s Rape. Brilliant!! Each album gets
better, and better. Still my all time fave song is “Beethoven’s Mosh” from your “Beethoven on Speed” album. Would you say that track is your claim to fame?

GK: ALL Great Kat CDs are BRILLIANT, VIRTUOSIC and GENIUSIZING!!!!!!!!

The Great Kat’s “Rossini’s Rape” is a 4-Song CD featuring:
-Rossini’s “William Tell Overture” — A BLISTERING 1 minute, 53 second
Cyberspeed version of the famous “William Tell Overture” featuring a
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA and METAL BAND!!!
-”Sodomize” — Ultra-Violence rules in this PSYCHOTIC and VENGEFUL ORGY
of abuse, rape and SODOMY.
-”Castration” — Get ready for a WILD ride of 3 Classical Baroque style
Harpsichords, mixed with arpeggiated guitar virtuosity and threats of
severing, chopping and crushing of sensitive body parts!
-Bazzini’s “The Round Of The Goblins” – The Great Kat’s demonic violin
virtuosity and satanic guitar genius star in this non-stop whirlwind
Classical piece, featuring a CLASSICAL VIOLIN, PIANO and SPEED METAL
BAND!!

Go to the Kat web site to hear a music sample of “Rossini’s Rape” CD at

http://www.greatkat.com.

TO: How do you approach a song when you transcribe it to guitar?

GK: The Great Kat’s Composing Process:
1-Choose exciting, brilliant, virtuosic piece
2-Edit, arrange, recompose and reorchestrate the entire work
3-Take all violin and viola parts and transcribe for guitars
4-Rearrange the guitar parts to be in the correct registers
5-Perform all guitar parts as if it was a violin. Perform all the violin
parts to match the guitars
6-End up with a UNIQUE and POWERFUL composition!!!!!
TO: Alot of people I know were wondering if you plan to release any TAB
for some of your work?

GK: Stay tuned to The Great Kat Guitar Goddess Web site at
http://www.greatkat.com for ANY news on TAB, CDs and Tours!!!!!!!!!!!!

TO: When you write a song..what is the process? Is it lyrics first then
music around them, or vice versa??

GK: First the Queen of Speed finds the concept for a Song or MINI-OPERA (Ex: Rape, Sodomy, Castration, etc.). Then The Great Kat writes the brilliant Classical/Shred music to MATCH the PSYCHOTIC imagery of the
words!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TO: Of all the songs you’ve written, and transcribed…which is your
favorite?

GK: ALL GREAT KAT MUSIC is BRILLIANT, BLISTERING, AND VIRTUOSIC
MASTERPIECES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TO: What song to you most enjoy playing live?

GK: ALL GREAT KAT MUSIC is BRILLIANT, BLISTERING, AND VIRTUOSIC MASTERPIECES and is EXCITING to perform LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!

TO: Often you say you are the “reincarnation of Beethoven”. Has anyone
tried to challenge you on that??

GK: WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Great Kat is the NEW BEETHOVEN of the
NEW MILLENNIUM and NO ONE ELSE in this PATHETIC world CAN EVER COME
CLOSE to my GENIUS, TALENT, BRILLIANCE and MIND-NUMBING TENACITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TO: Whats coming up for you? Any albums, or tours you would like to
mention here?

GK: On the NEXT OPUS, The Great Kat will be CYBERSPEEDING VERDI’S FAMOUS OPERA “LA TRAVIATA” (“Brindisi, Libbiamo”) with the FIRST EVER CD of a
SOPRANO, TENOR, CHORUS, SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA and METAL BAND!!! I will also CYBERSPEED LISZT’S INFAMOUS “HUNGARIAN RHAPSODY #2″ for ORCHESTRA AND BAND, along with the GREAT KAT’S OWN ORIGINAL VICIOUS, SPEED SHRED MASTERPIECES!!!!!!!

THE GREAT KAT IS GOD and THE REINCARNATION OF BEETHOVEN!!!!!!

The Great Kat Guitar Goddess Web Site is here
Email The Great Kat at greatkat@greatkat.com

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