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Evil_Empire24-7
01-15-2006, 10:34 AM
not the best , but i can. :)

paddyo
01-15-2006, 10:39 AM
In the generally accepted by shred forumers definition, no! But to everyone else yeah:sad: Damn non musical encouragers!

EDIT: Oh yeah and no disrespect bud but I doubt you can either. About 90% of this forum cant.

loyd
01-15-2006, 10:44 AM
yeah.. not much but yeah sure i can..

im more into blues "shredding". haha..

EDIT: btw, whats the right definition for "shred"?.. i get confused by it sometimes.

Evil_Empire24-7
01-15-2006, 10:46 AM
^yeah i'm like u i'm a fusion & shredding (blues) guitarist.

scizor4
01-15-2006, 10:48 AM
i own like 30 guitars , and when i pick up that faded SG platinum my fingers turn into blender SHRED RULES
so do nirvana

nomadic_sinner
01-15-2006, 10:53 AM
really all i do when i practice is solo and run through arpeggios ant scale fragments

SGRocker0791
01-15-2006, 10:55 AM
Yes.

wil
01-15-2006, 11:02 AM
I guess so, but i dont judge my technique on if i can do this or that, when i can truly pick up the guitar and make the music i want, thats when i'll be happy and satisfied.

fendermalmsteen
01-15-2006, 11:13 AM
I can play semi-fast, but no where near shredding.

DiGiTaLiS
01-15-2006, 11:29 AM
i can't shred, but i try

Prophet of Page
01-15-2006, 11:34 AM
I can, but I wouldn't call myself a shredder.

Resiliance
01-15-2006, 11:50 AM
:wtf:

Yes.


No.



Yes.



No.

:wtf:

Scorzerci
01-15-2006, 12:03 PM
no:)

Anghellic
01-15-2006, 12:05 PM
I couldn't shred if my life depended on it.

pavan
01-15-2006, 12:09 PM
shred? maybe, maybe not. either way, I DONT CARE.

Beckerism
01-15-2006, 12:14 PM
"well i run some cool shred lines , but i'm not a shredder"

PooKoo
01-15-2006, 03:35 PM
lordie arent you banned by now, evil empire?

come on, this thread is ridiculous.

Freepower
01-15-2006, 03:36 PM
"Question?"

*insert stupid poll*

OPINION!

And search, i did this thread, nooblet. And it pwned this thread.

IgnoreThis
01-15-2006, 04:00 PM
Fast, yes. Shred? I wouldnt say so. I can get, oh, 8-10 nps i think, may be wrong. I want to get up to, say, 15nps and i'll be happy.

legions
01-15-2006, 04:03 PM
well i run some cool shred lines , but i'm not a shredder

ukdudeinuk
01-15-2006, 04:12 PM
I am not a shredder by any means. My playing isnt anywhere clean enough....and Im not fast enough.

apocalypse13
01-15-2006, 05:07 PM
Let's put it this way, if I posted a vid or recording in this forum to be judged, Freepower would pwn my ass sideways with suggestions. If I posted one on a myspace or spmething like that, a bunch of noobs would be like :eek:

RustyGold
01-15-2006, 06:18 PM
I'm not into shredding, but I use it to improve my skills. I'm more of an alternative/pop/punkpost guitarist, Johnny Marr-ish

Baroque_and_Rol
01-15-2006, 10:13 PM
I'm pretty much considered considered my school's virtuoso shredder. If that counts :cool:

priest.fan.
01-15-2006, 10:16 PM
not really, but I try. picking, I can only get up to 9 nps cleanly :/ hope to improve that in the next few months

apocalypse13
01-15-2006, 10:21 PM
I'm pretty much considered considered my school's virtuoso shredder. If that counts :cool:
No cause most high schoolers are ignorant and are impressed if you can play a Metallica song sloppily. No offense to you, but that's just sadly how it is.

malmsteen61
01-15-2006, 11:29 PM
im ok at wanking i just got to build some more emotion then i can call myself a shreder but outside of shred im more fusion

Righteous
01-16-2006, 01:45 AM
No :)

Night_Lights
01-16-2006, 03:12 AM
no. and neither can you.

Evil_Empire24-7
01-16-2006, 07:52 AM
about pookoo and freepower , why u always flame at people ?

PooKoo
01-16-2006, 08:20 AM
i not tyin 2 flame @ ppl rly, but i get sik of stupid thredz

Master Of Shred
01-16-2006, 08:30 AM
about pookoo and freepower , why u always flame at people ?

Forums, duh, it's cool to flame at people here, since they can't kick your ass.... :haha

Oh btw, yes I can 'shred', but not how I would like too, I used to play neoclassical but I got sick of it and I'm going to study fusion at the jazz deparment next year at music college, lots of work to get done ( mainly playing wise, I sound to anti-jazz at the moment haha )

PooKoo
01-16-2006, 08:34 AM
^which music school man?

Master Of Shred
01-16-2006, 08:39 AM
First going here in Amsterdam for 4 years, then after that one season ( or maybe 2, depends on the money ) to GIT, I already emailed them for the price list and such :)

PooKoo
01-16-2006, 08:42 AM
very cool. I need to start saving, but all my money goes to my gear. I got a couple years to think though.

My friends friend just got a scholarship to berklee, not sure if its full, but i envy him so bad.

Master Of Shred
01-16-2006, 08:44 AM
My gear is 'okay' for now ;)

I have 4/5 years to save up so I'll get it work haha

PooKoo
01-16-2006, 08:47 AM
haha yeahh, thats a whole other issue though, finding a job.

My image is not exactly... uh how do i say it... appealing?

Master Of Shred
01-16-2006, 08:54 AM
image of what ? Working ? Or going to music college ?

PooKoo
01-16-2006, 08:56 AM
nah, me.

People see me, long hair jason becker/john petrucci shirt, ripped up tight pants and just say, "**** we cant hire him"

its happened before.

Tarzan_man
01-16-2006, 09:05 AM
well, I can play 4npb at 120bps. and I believe the standard is 4npb at 210bps. so....No, Not yet anyways.

Mr_Hyde
01-16-2006, 09:50 AM
im not matching jason or marty....but im getting there...il have convidence in myself....my legato shred is pretty damn fine...my picking is on its way....sweeps im building up...tapping is coming along nicley. lol..meh i call myself one because i can do some shred and my intention and aim is to, but compared to todays main mad men im not. but hey at 16 years old and progressing every day il deserve the title at some point hopefully soon :). lol so


yes and no. depends how you define a shredder

im one in the making

Baroque_and_Rol
01-16-2006, 12:57 PM
No cause most high schoolers are ignorant and are impressed if you can play a Metallica song sloppily. No offense to you, but that's just sadly how it is.
True.

There are alot of shred fans at my school though. I'm just the only one that does it. :rolleyes:

callumirvine
01-16-2006, 01:00 PM
definition of shred

In the context of an electric guitar, "shredding" refers to a virtuosic, highly technical style of playing the instrument, as exemplified by the virtuosos of the eighties such as Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, Paul Gilbert, Vinnie Moore, Greg Howe, Tony MacAlpine, Shawn Lane, Steve Vai or Yngwie J. Malmsteen.

The style of shred guitar is strongly founded in technique and theory. Many shred guitarists are extremely well versed in music theory and classical music. Much time is devoted to the development of technique through numerous exercises. A key practice tool is the metronome. Many virtuosic techniques displayed by "shredders" include sweep picking, tapping, legato, alternate picking, string skipping, as well as a combination of the aforementioned techniques.

Although shred is not as prominent today as in the 80's- highly technical guitar playing can still be found in many genres. Progressive metal and Death Metal contains many guitar virtuosos. John Petrucci, guitarist for Dream Theater, exemplifies the "prog metal" guitarist as well as guitar extraordinarie Michael Romeo from the progressive band Symphony X . And Chuck Schuldiner from the band Death, (Death/Tech/Progressive metal) also exemplifies highly virtuosic abilities on the guitar.

There are a handful of good shred guitar websites on the internet such as 'Shredaholic', and 'TruthInShredding' which feature content ranging from guitar lessons to discussion forums, and often offer help to aspiring instrumental artists trying to get heard.

taken from the amazing wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shred#Music

Freepower
01-16-2006, 02:57 PM
Let's put it this way, if I posted a vid or recording in this forum to be judged, Freepower would pwn my ass sideways with suggestions. If I posted one on a myspace or spmething like that, a bunch of noobs would be like :eek:

Hey, just helping out. Didnt you do that megadeth cover? It was sloppy, but at least you KNOW id pwn your ass sideways with suggestions. Namely, stop using the phrase "pwn my ass sideways". I came up with that. Asspwned sideways IN THE FACE, noob!






:D

about pookoo and freepower , why u always flame at people ?

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=306649
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=300984
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=289745

Spot the title phrased as a question, and the opinion voiced immediately in the thread. And why must UG make all your decisions for you?

Granted, you've improved, but you're still really bloody annoying. Before i flame you for your writing, i must ask, is it your first language? For real, i want to know.

Master Of Shred
01-16-2006, 03:08 PM
Granted, you've improved, but you're still really bloody annoying. Before i flame you for your writing, i must ask, is it your first language? For real, i want to know.

:haha that's going into teh sig :haha

apocalypse13
01-16-2006, 03:13 PM
Hey, just helping out. Didnt you do that megadeth cover? It was sloppy, but at least you KNOW id pwn your ass sideways with suggestions. Namely, stop using the phrase "pwn my ass sideways". I came up with that. Asspwned sideways IN THE FACE, noob!
Yeah that was an extremely sloppy cover. Exactly like I said, I'm not good enough to do a decent cover of that magnitude. I've still got a lot to improve. Of course you're just trying to help, and you're good at it too. You got me to learn oscilleration picking, which is an incredible tool. I just have a hard time using it currently. I meant no offense in that post, just saying I can play alright, but not up to this forum's standards.

I didn't know that was your quote...I saw someone w/ a Slash avatar say it once on here and I thought it was hilarious.

flamencogod
01-16-2006, 03:34 PM
hi mos...

I like you're jazz/fusion song... well It ain't really jazzy playing but I'm sure you'll learn how to do that.

anyway... cool to hear some neo-jazz

Master Of Shred
01-16-2006, 03:42 PM
hey thanks!!

well yah i know, it's quite ****ty : going from rock ( which I've played since I started off with teh electric ) and now going to jazz, everything is sooo different, the licks, the phrasing, the chords etc.

ill get used to it though, give me a few more months too sound more jazzy, listening sooo much to jazz now, or else ill never get used to it.

but thanks, long time no speak btw :cheers:

Freepower
01-16-2006, 03:45 PM
Yeah that was an extremely sloppy cover. Exactly like I said, I'm not good enough to do a decent cover of that magnitude. I've still got a lot to improve. Of course you're just trying to help, and you're good at it too. You got me to learn oscilleration picking, which is an incredible tool. I just have a hard time using it currently. I meant no offense in that post, just saying I can play alright, but not up to this forum's standards.

I didn't know that was your quote...I saw someone w/ a Slash avatar say it once on here and I thought it was hilarious.

Nah, no probs, just messin. As long as you know you need to improve (which is always!) its just a matter of where to improve and how to go about it!

Erc
01-16-2006, 04:24 PM
I like to think that I can.

But I really can't ^_^

Evil_Empire24-7
01-16-2006, 05:11 PM
Granted, you've improved, but you're still really bloody annoying. Before i flame you for your writing, i must ask, is it your first language? For real, i want to know.nope that's my 2nd lang !!!! fo real :p:

Freepower
01-17-2006, 04:11 AM
Lol, guessed as much. What's your first?

Evil_Empire24-7
01-17-2006, 06:10 AM
^arabic.

Bu||eT
01-17-2006, 06:15 AM
With my fingers on my bass I can shred yes as quick as I want it to sound.

PooKoo
01-17-2006, 06:22 AM
but can you shred?

Remebol
01-17-2006, 02:55 PM
yeah i can shred hehe

Axegrinder#9
01-17-2006, 04:05 PM
I've believe I can... and well enough to get a jaw-dropping moment from a decent guitar player/musician.

and I'm extremely vain about it.

apocalypse13
01-17-2006, 05:10 PM
Yes axey, you can shred.

Midnight 260
01-17-2006, 06:28 PM
i'm the jaw dropped musician btw

08lambnj
01-18-2006, 11:23 AM
I can shred

bucky_2300
01-18-2006, 12:05 PM
I have been told by some people that my playing is incredibly fast, but really, it isn't. So no, I can't really shred. But I'm working hard, dammit! :D

Sickwithline6
01-18-2006, 02:05 PM
yes

oblique
01-18-2006, 09:44 PM
Nope, not close really. It isn't all that necessary for the kinds of music I usually play and write but it would be a nice tool to have. I'm nowhere near as good as some people who've been playing for a year on this site but I'm satisfied with my progress so far.

08lambnj
01-19-2006, 12:27 PM
i can shred

Master Of Shred
01-19-2006, 12:44 PM
I'm wondering though, how may of the people who voted for 'damn sure !!!' can really shred ?

:haha

Freepower
01-19-2006, 01:09 PM
^ about half, i'd say.

Master Of Shred
01-19-2006, 01:12 PM
prolly not even that :p:

slash_rocks
01-19-2006, 01:16 PM
took me ages

it was worth the time

you can do alot when u r a gd shredder

Master Of Shred
01-19-2006, 01:19 PM
and another one :haha

PooKoo
01-19-2006, 01:32 PM
^^post a vid, hehe

Freepower
01-19-2006, 01:33 PM
I love the way theres more proficient shredders than "can't shred for ****"ers. Exactly the opposite of the trend i see in real life, guitar forums, SHRED forums, dedicated shred forums with no slash threads.

Some of you are sloppier than you're letting on. Some need to listen to some becker to understand that shred is not hammet.

10.5 of you can shred. Be proud.

cliff_em_all
01-19-2006, 04:47 PM
With my fingers on my bass I can shred yes as quick as I want it to sound.


same here, classical thump baby :D

On guitar i can do shred runs, but in no way would i consider myself near the "Shreders" (becker, friedman, vai)

PooKoo
01-19-2006, 06:02 PM
how far off am i from shredding fp?

btw i think shred is more your influence then your chops, if you listen and aspire to be great, you're a shredder, or will be, but if you casually wank it off to hammet or even to lane but never try and match it, you will never be one.

Master Of Shred
01-20-2006, 01:00 AM
same here, classical thump baby :D

On guitar i can do shred runs, but in no way would i consider myself near the "Shreders" (becker, friedman, vai)

hi joe :)

long time no speak :no:

Trezticle
01-20-2006, 05:46 AM
i can try, but it doesnt mean i can :) , it depends on what yyour thoughts on how fast shredding is, i mean i can go down a scale pretty fast but i will always make a mistake and it sounds ****, so basically i cant really shred, I cant write my own fast stuff well but i can play other artists songs ;)

madpickin03
01-20-2006, 08:09 AM
hmm...im not sure whether this is a shred or not, kinda fiddling some chords and came out with this and something to make it interesting...anyways, check it out, link is in my sig and i used an acoustic :D:D

Trezticle
01-20-2006, 10:23 AM
^^ yeah i dont think thats really shredding, but its still very awesome sounding

Stratwizard
01-20-2006, 10:27 AM
No, I can't shred.

madpickin03
01-20-2006, 11:03 AM
^^ yeah i dont think thats really shredding, but its still very awesome sounding :p:
i've kinda updated my site, check the FlamenCool stuff, maybe the middle-end is a shred? lol ;) I incorporated sweeps and fast picking too :p:. Kinda limited coz its an Acoustic >.<

mustardman
01-20-2006, 11:03 PM
eh, im okay, nowhere near shred forum standards. i can do about 13 nps.

Hot Pants
01-21-2006, 06:29 AM
Im at about 13nps but y'know, nothin spectacular.

I prefer to write to be honest.

Shred Man
01-21-2006, 12:17 PM
Im 14 and i can play 4 notes at beat at 208bpm woohaha!

Master Of Shred
01-21-2006, 01:46 PM
congrats guys :cheers:

You are really cool now !!! :D

Stratwizard
01-21-2006, 02:18 PM
I can play 123 notes per second! How cool am I?

Master Of Shred
01-21-2006, 02:25 PM
dude I love you :D :liplick:

Hot Pants
01-22-2006, 05:21 AM
I can play 123 notes per second! How cool am I?
dAt i5 5o n0t tr00 i wAnNa Vid3o p05teD BeCAuSe th4T i5 s3w BS. j00 LiEz0RZ!!11!twenty!11!33!!

Freepower
01-22-2006, 05:52 AM
^ lol, dude thats not bull****, i've seen at least three rusty lane vids where he hits at LEAST 124 nps, all on stacked fourth stretch licks string skipping from the low B to the high A of his 9 string. :rolleyes: You guys suck.

pavan
01-22-2006, 07:16 AM
^ bleh
Maybe I need to get out of my bedroom and show the world that I can play play faster than that.
I didnt know that the guitar world had such low standards.

Freepower
01-22-2006, 12:48 PM
^ yeh, you just join some pop-shred group and play some 20nps sweeps and you think you're "the man" all of a sudden.

Isnt shred about chops? Why arent we famous, pavan? Our chops would make Rusty Cooley eat his own testicles just so he wouldnt ever feel that inferior ever again, and yet, no album deals for us. :(

Remebol
01-22-2006, 09:45 PM
how can u figure out how many nps's ur playing.

apocalypse13
01-22-2006, 10:01 PM
Many ways.

Best way is this:

(BPM/60) x (Notation/4)

Example:
16th's at 120 bpm
(120/60) x (16/4)
2 x 4 = 8 nps

That's provided you know the bpm and all that mumbo jumbo, probably by playing off of a Power Tab or Guitar Pro score.

Another way:

Record yourself playing as fast as you can for 10 seconds. Count the notes you played and divide by 10. Anything like that would work.

Remebol
01-22-2006, 10:20 PM
oh i seee thats cool

Remebol
01-22-2006, 10:42 PM
well im trying that out now, im still seeing how fast i can play - well i found out i can play 14 nps cleanly, lets see how fast i can get very sloppy haha

edit - i found out at 250 bpm - playing 16th notes is a little over 16 nps - which i found out becuase i played that also cleanly and my metro nome only goes up to 250 bpm.

can i hear what 16 nps or what ever would sound like?

Righteous
01-22-2006, 11:05 PM
I'm like 9 nps cleanly or 8 or something, frankly, I don't care. Although I do wish I were faster.

Remebol
01-22-2006, 11:35 PM
well i mean in all my days of guitar playing, i never aimed to be fast, it just happened, i mean i hoping for 20 nps haha but i am 16 nps as of now, but thats good for a 17 year old playing for 4 years right?

ferretman
01-23-2006, 07:37 AM
To non-guitarists I can tremolo pick and they think its really awesome shred but I know I can't shred.

Stratwizard
01-23-2006, 08:24 AM
I rather concentrate playing more complex licks at medium speed, than trying to reach a high NPS with simple ones.

Freepower
01-23-2006, 08:33 AM
^ bingo. Thats whats generally interesting sounding anyway. I mean, Vai, Lane, Govan... All players who play mainly complex medium speed lines, and imo, some of the most interesting lines out there.

Course, thats imo, and thats where the beauty of music comes in.

Prophet of Page
01-23-2006, 12:31 PM
I rather concentrate playing more complex licks at medium speed, than trying to reach a high NPS with simple ones.

I don't play fast all that often. I mean I can, 16nps is my record for playing stuff clean(although I really haven't tried to top it and I've probably slowed down, I honestly don't care), but thats like three notes per string scales, and gets boring FAST. So, I generally prefer more abstract and original sounding lines played a bit slower, and without staying at a constant speed too long.

SLASHer77
07-15-2006, 11:03 AM
you can your ass i shred . i shred , a rock so hard that my picks can't last a day . they break when i shred

Freepower
07-15-2006, 01:06 PM
^ then you have AWFUL picking technique, or are using .05mm glass picks. :p:

SickMetal
07-15-2006, 01:19 PM
Yeah, I kinda can. I'm not great, but I can kinda pull off the Serranna arpeggios (not very cleanly but at least I'm aware of the problems) and whatnot. I can do the sweeping/alternate picking/string skipping/tapping(except for that 8 finger **** lol) and what not but I wouldn't call myself proficient the way Steve Morse, Petrucci, etc are.

Midnight 260
07-15-2006, 01:46 PM
I've believe I can... and well enough to get a jaw-dropping moment from a decent guitar player/musician.

and I'm extremely vain about it.

Freepower
07-15-2006, 03:25 PM
I can't but i'll still scare most guitarists and non-guitarists i meet ****less.

paddyo
07-15-2006, 03:42 PM
I can't but i'll still scare most guitarists and non-guitarists i meet ****less.
Same. I hate the way people either are fascinated or jealous of my "amazing"(you know what I'm referreing to here,not vain-ness) playing which sucks. And if I'm just playing in front of people then they stop playing or just go quiet when I play anything semi-decent/fast.(Except in my band where they're used to me:p: )



Poor us:haha

EDIT: Actually I'd be lying if I said I hate it. Its flatering at least,if not a bit annoying.. :)

Freepower
07-15-2006, 04:08 PM
Yeh, i just get the scary licks out of the way first.

Then i play my awesome maj7th sequences. :liplick:

Omg, what's it gonna be like when i get my planned awesome picking chops?

paddyo
07-15-2006, 04:12 PM
Maj7ths rule, no questions asked.


Your scary licks will become sourses for jealousy/awe/inspiration even more so, thats what!:p:

Shreddin 4 Life
07-15-2006, 04:14 PM
Well, I can pull off some decent speed-picking runs and I'm workin' on getting my sweep-picking clean...

All in all, I love shred, so it's no wonder that I try my best to play it.

Freepower
07-15-2006, 04:27 PM
Maj7ths rule, no questions asked.

:liplick:


Your scary licks will become sourses for jealousy/awe/inspiration even more so, thats what!:p:

:cry:

Prophet of Page
07-15-2006, 05:53 PM
I can't but i'll still scare most guitarists and non-guitarists i meet ****less.


Right well, here's how it works for me.

The two top studio guys in town are really expecting alot from me, they're both friends of my Dad's and they've seen me develop from since I first pickup up the guitar. Both say I'm pretty flippin' great (thankfully they tend to see me on my good days) and that I they'll be following my efforts in bands next year.

My teacher, on the other hand NEVER compliments my playing, it's always too quiet, too shy, too restrained, not adventurous enough. He does respect that I take on very difficult pieces, and more often than not perfect them. But there's always a criticism.

So basically, I'm under ****loads of pressure if I try to do anything.

But, I'm pretty much accpeted by the knowledgeable young musos as being the best all around young guitarist in town, and I've never even been in a band.

Resiliance
07-15-2006, 05:58 PM
My teacher, on the other hand NEVER compliments my playing, it's always too quiet, too shy, too restrained, not adventurous enough. He does respect that I take on very difficult pieces, and more often than not perfect them. But there's always a criticism.

Sounds like me :p:

SnowballofDoom
07-15-2006, 06:00 PM
I'm incredibly picky about my own cleanliness, so much so that what was 'pretty clean' last week is pathetically sloppy today. I can play quickly, I suppose, but not anywhere near my standards for myself... if that makes any sense.

slash_620
07-15-2006, 06:21 PM
I suck by the standards of most of you on here but i can play the fastest out of the guitarists i know personaly which isn't saying much i suppose.

Guitar isn't really my main hobby, i play it a bit, an hour a day on average, but i never strive to be great, i'm not a very musical person.

Prophet of Page
07-15-2006, 06:32 PM
Sounds like me :p:

He is a fair bit like you, except he likes Marshalls and Mesas, Eric Johnson over Paul Gilbert and he has no love for neoclassical really.

axe_grinder247
07-15-2006, 07:22 PM
I've believe I can... and well enough to get a jaw-dropping moment from a decent guitar player/musician.

and I'm extremely vain about it.

i applaud you for being the only axegrinder on this site who can sincerely shred, your music kicks ass...to be frank, i'm nowhere near where i want to be shred-wise, but i believe i've improved a bit since i started practicing uber-seriously lately, so i'm getting there...slowly, but surely

Freepower
07-15-2006, 07:32 PM
Sounds like me :p:

Lol, i know what your criticism is like. If it wasn't unerringly accurate, i think i would have hunted you down and killed you.

I create fantastically inventive chinesey rocky pieces with 6 string tapping sequences and you just kinda go "nice, but too sloppy. :no:" - it's only now i realise you were completely right, all the time. Motherfutcher. And thanks.

But, I'm pretty much accpeted by the knowledgeable young musos as being the best all around young guitarist in town, and I've never even been in a band.

I have, but never played a gig. Its funny, because every now and again i hear about these awesome guitarists - i'm half tempted just to cut them down to knee high, but ignorance is bliss and they aren't really serious anyway.

Shreddin 4 Life
07-15-2006, 10:04 PM
Yeah, I know what u mean, making other player look like **** really isn't a class thing to do.

I'm pretty sure I've done it b4 in guitar shops, but it's always unintentional... Always makes me feel kinda bad too, cuz even tho u may be faster than others or more technical, I personally don't think that it necessarily makes u a better guitarist than them ya know.

On a lighter note, I've never been in a band myself, but have jammed w/ several musicians & played a coupla gigs here and there (non-paying of course).

Gman400
07-15-2006, 10:21 PM
No.

rockergurl09
07-17-2006, 01:28 PM
yeah, I can shred!!! I'm better than John Petrucci!

























in slow motion that is... :D

Gman400
07-17-2006, 01:39 PM
I use to think I was awesome because I could tremolo and sweep pick some CoB riffs lawl. Everybody talks about me as the best guitarist in town but now I realize I suck so I never play for anyone till I get good for real...lol it sucks!

ILoveHarmonics
07-17-2006, 03:40 PM
Every time it goes in ups and downs but I think I will never be able to shred because my definition of shred is leveling up faster than my skills. Hopefully the summerbreak and the fact I'm taking lessons again will give me a boost.

Matt_Malmsteen
07-17-2006, 04:45 PM
I can a little, but I don't think I'll ever identify myself as a shredder, I'm a "guitarist" what a play is what I play, I don't want to be make myself fit a genre or style.

diablos
07-17-2006, 05:30 PM
meh im in the same boat as many of you, the peons and intermediate guitarists think your good but the more you know the more you realise there is too learn. i can sweep, economy pick, tremolo pick pretty fast, do some complicated tap stuff, but then you look at gilbert and vai and co. and really puts me in my place. im not even working on my techniques in particular that much theese days althoughthey do come into it obviously, im working on getting my knowledge of the modes and stuff up, ive ben using major/minor harmonic minor and phrygrian for too long. it takes ridiculous levels of practise to get up to vai level, i cant spare the 11 hours a day =P

trollblod
07-17-2006, 05:33 PM
Not really.

shred masta
07-17-2006, 09:49 PM
I basically improvise and shred, I'm clean but I sometimes repeat my licks. i do a legato kinda stupid thing, but hey it works:P I still try to shred though, it's coming along slowly :(

garden of grey
07-18-2006, 08:05 PM
this is stupid, i mean since when is shred a yes or no thing?????

this is as bad as idiots around here that go "OMG, im liek EMO so im liek cool"

dont label yourself

garden of grey
07-18-2006, 08:06 PM
I can a little, but I don't think I'll ever identify myself as a shredder, I'm a "guitarist" what a play is what I play, I don't want to be make myself fit a genre or style.

exactly man

apocalypse13
07-18-2006, 08:12 PM
Yea I avoid being labeled.

Resiliance
07-18-2006, 09:19 PM
^Good luck with that, apocalypse13.


Avoiding getting labeled is useless. It's gonna happen anyway.

apocalypse13
07-18-2006, 09:52 PM
Oh god Resi, I made up this username like 2 years ago.

I don't like it that much really.

lol on a side note, I really don't care if other people label me. I just don't wanna label myself, especially with a term like "shredder" which is often used in a derogatory way by ignorant asshats.

Freepower
07-19-2006, 03:55 AM
I only have this username because "TruePower" was taken. I used to run a big clan/hacker's group/pretentious secret society. I still like FP though.

And label me away, but good luck finding something that fits.

Evil_Empire24-7
07-19-2006, 08:32 AM
Fitting Into one genre is bad.

Matt_Malmsteen
07-19-2006, 08:56 AM
lol on a side note, I really don't care if other people label me. I just don't wanna label myself, especially with a term like "shredder" which is often used in a derogatory way by ignorant asshats.

How can you not label yourself?
Isn't that kind of impossible?
You always label yourself something for example you label yourself a "guitarist" and "male" etc. Labelling goes alot further than "emo" and "goth" :p:

But I agree, people who need to pidgeon hole other people suck ****.

redaxe
07-19-2006, 09:53 PM
The thing with me is that I have nearly 0 theory knowledge, I am self-taught over 1 year and 8 months now, with about 6 hours of formal training. My blues improv is good and I've combined that with fast alt. picking to develop a shred sound. Thing is my sweeps are really not up to par. I just switched to unanchored technique and it's amazing the change in speed. I can learn shred songs per se, but not immediately improvise shred. For example I have played Vai's Bad Horsie in Drop D at a gig, Racer X's Technical Difficulties. But I can't shred, I'm good at what I do though and get compliments from the other guitarists in the area. :)

Night_Lights
07-20-2006, 02:22 AM
im sorry, but i think anyone who says yes is full of him/herself.

Midnight 260
07-20-2006, 04:16 AM
Yes

i may be drunk riht now but heres what i think


its not full of yourself its honest, shred is a style, if you can play fast and clean and watveer, u can shred u know. If vai said he can shred, or van halen, or becker, would they be full of themselves?

~1954~
07-20-2006, 11:15 AM
If you can shred, the fact that you dont chose to label yourself as a shredder doesnt change the fact that you shred.

psychodelia
07-20-2006, 11:20 AM
I can't play fast enough to call myself shred. I enjoy listening to shred, but I find myself spending a little more time writing music than practicing technique.

(Now, if only my writing was great, I could say I accomplished something).

apocalypse13
07-20-2006, 01:43 PM
Yes

i may be drunk riht now but heres what i think


its not full of yourself its honest, shred is a style, if you can play fast and clean and watveer, u can shred u know. If vai said he can shred, or van halen, or becker, would they be full of themselves?
True. It would sound a little concieted though. More appropriate I think would be "I like to play shred." "I can shred" just sounds kind of arrogant IMO.

I can't play fast enough to call myself shred. I enjoy listening to shred, but I find myself spending a little more time writing music than practicing technique.

(Now, if only my writing was great, I could say I accomplished something).Same, I write more than I practice.

TheUltimateSin
07-20-2006, 01:56 PM
This thread is like a bad case of herpes; it just won't go away.

Midnight 260
07-20-2006, 04:14 PM
i have herpes

TheUltimateSin
07-20-2006, 04:27 PM
^Having herpes and being herpes are two way different situations my friend. This thread is the herpes. You just have it.........probably got it because of this thread :(

SnowballofDoom
07-20-2006, 04:28 PM
Or... someone else http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b155/ColoradoBulldog/naughty.gif

TheUltimateSin
07-20-2006, 05:46 PM
Or... someone else http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b155/ColoradoBulldog/naughty.gif


....mmm...no. Most likely(at least 99%) it was this thread's existance that cause our pal Mr. Midnight here to contract the Herpes :)











AIDS on the other hand........

SnowballofDoom
07-20-2006, 05:50 PM
^Meet Mr. 1% http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b155/ColoradoBulldog/naughty.gif

TheUltimateSin
07-20-2006, 05:58 PM
^Meet Mr. 1% http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b155/ColoradoBulldog/naughty.gif

Tell that little biotch to meet Mr. 99% http://www.normalbobsmith.com/smileyface_blowme.gif

Rising Force
07-21-2006, 05:49 AM
hey c'mon, I think that almost everyone can shred, It's not so hard, All you have to do is sit down and play for hours a day, but it is somethimes boring so I cant always do that but when I'm inspired I can play thirty-seconds on 200 bpm :) :) :)

willtheworld
07-21-2006, 07:58 AM
why would you want to??
shredding is over-rated



*runs*

Resiliance
07-21-2006, 08:27 AM
hey c'mon, I think that almost everyone can shred, It's not so hard, All you have to do is sit down and play for hours a day, but it is somethimes boring so I cant always do that but when I'm inspired I can play thirty-seconds on 200 bpm :) :) :)

Just because you can play fast doesn't mean you can shred :confused:

TheUltimateSin
07-21-2006, 10:42 AM
hey c'mon, I think that almost everyone can shred, It's not so hard, All you have to do is sit down and play for hours a day, but it is somethimes boring so I cant always do that but when I'm inspired I can play thirty-seconds on 200 bpm :) :) :)

:confused: What the **** are you talking about? Shredding isn't all about playing fast. Go sit in the corner, you uneducated wierdo!

Freepower
07-21-2006, 12:22 PM
hey c'mon, I think that almost everyone can shred, It's not so hard, All you have to do is sit down and play for hours a day, but it is somethimes boring so I cant always do that but when I'm inspired I can play thirty seconds on 200 bpm :) :) :)

Shurely? :p:

Tom Martin
07-24-2006, 08:26 AM
I wouldn't call myself a shredder no.

cloudsquall17
07-27-2006, 05:32 AM
anyone can shred, it's making ur music sound like music that counts in the end

TheUltimateSin
07-27-2006, 05:59 AM
anyone can shred, it's making ur music sound like music that counts in the end

You clearly have no idea what you're talking about then. Sorry. :)