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EZLN libertad
12-17-2006, 12:34 AM
to start shredding? at what age, and how long had you played?

-[NiL]-
12-17-2006, 12:47 AM
That depends on what you call shredding.

You see bro, I still don't know much about theory, but I was able to play quickly within a year. Some people will tell me what I'm doing isn't shredding, because I can't tell what scale or mode my solos are based on.

So, with what I call shredding.... One year into my playing. My age was sixteen.

broken_leg
12-17-2006, 01:04 AM
im 20 and i been playin just about 2 years and i can do basic shredding, like playin fast solos that are too complicated and stuff like that. but yeah also depends what you define as shredding.

metal_man12
12-17-2006, 02:07 AM
most of the pros practice for 2 or 3 years before they really get their technique down.
and thats 2-3 years of earnest practice.

Resiliance
12-17-2006, 05:51 AM
most of the pros practice for 2 or 3 years before they really get their technique down.
and thats 2-3 years of earnest practice.

Multiply that by a factor of about 5.

duggyrocks
12-17-2006, 08:16 AM
I can shred, just not very well :(.

eXor
12-17-2006, 08:34 AM
-']That depends on what you call shredding.

You see bro, I still don't know much about theory, but I was able to play quickly within a year. Some people will tell me what I'm doing isn't shredding, because I can't tell what scale or mode my solos are based on.

So, with what I call shredding.... One year into my playing. My age was sixteen.
That's just wanking

EZLN libertad
12-17-2006, 09:47 AM
i guess im asking about the straight up speed, not the technicality

Matt_Malmsteen
12-17-2006, 09:52 AM
Well, any idiot can play fast.

But when you start talking about playing at speed cleanly with good technique that's more about shredding, of course you need some theory in there too.

And I can't "shred".

flamencogod
12-17-2006, 02:52 PM
^didn't expect you did with such an emo-avater...

it took me 2 year, 294 days, 2 hours and 15 seconds.

TheUltimateSin
12-17-2006, 02:59 PM
Well, first, you have to get a green shoe. Then you have to paint the laces with yellow polkadots and thenput the shoe on. Next, while eating a pastry(flavor doesn't matter), you have to gargle salt water and paint the Mona Lisa. And....you don't have a large block of ice do you? Well......you could probably get away with just using and empty keg I guess...but you'll be able to shred after that. That's the easy way....



...........Or, you could do it the other way and devote years of practicing and developing technique and playing clean, while working on your speed.

Freepower
12-18-2006, 04:12 PM
I'm guessing i have roughly 5 years to self-toleration. In my experience guitarists are all mouth and no trousers about this shred shit.

paddyo
12-18-2006, 04:52 PM
^Yes.


And no I can't shred. I can play decently fast most of the time...That's not what we're talking about here though. :)

fondeedoodle
12-18-2006, 04:57 PM
what songs would yous reccomend to get better at it?

Resiliance
12-19-2006, 07:51 AM
A song you think you'll never be able to play.

Cheesepuff
12-19-2006, 08:18 AM
A song you think you'll never be able to play.
Aww man... now u just made me wanna learn scarified.....

Resiliance
12-19-2006, 08:23 AM
Aww man... now u just made me wanna learn scarified.....

What bad can come of it?

Gogogogogo.