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Old 01-16-2006, 01:05 PM   #1
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Do you want to know what , "i was shreddin an amazing lead on my axe at the gig" means
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Old 01-16-2006, 01:11 PM   #2
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Old 01-16-2006, 01:16 PM   #3
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Shredding-
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.

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Old 01-16-2006, 01:16 PM   #4
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shredding is playing as fast as possible while still maintaining musical structure and sense (most of the time). i have question and it may sound somewhat newb, but what are double stops?
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Old 01-16-2006, 01:19 PM   #5
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Double Stop-
A double stop, in music terminology, is where a musician plays two notes simultaneously on the guitar. In performing a double stop, two separate strings are depressed (stopped) by the fingers, picked/plucked simultaneously. only on stringed instruments

Likewise, the triple stop (three strings) and quadruple stop (four strings). Collectively, double, triple and quadruple stopping are called multiple stopping.

not a newby question, i didnt know what it is for a few years!

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whats legato?

btw i just wanna say that this thread was an awesome idea!
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Old 01-16-2006, 02:25 PM   #7
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Legato-
In musical notation legato indicates that musical notes are played smoothly. That is, in transitioning from note to note, there should be little to no silence between notes. Legato technique is required for slurred performance, but unlike slurring, legato does not forbid rearticulation.

In guitar playing legato usually refers to slurred notes, especially hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides. An electric guitarist using legato technique will generally only pick notes when changing from a lower to a higher (pitch-wise) string. All other notes are played using the techniques mentioned. Many electric guitar virtuosos are well-versed in this technique, as it allows for incredibly rapid and also incredibly "clean" runs

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Old 01-16-2006, 07:43 PM   #8
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This thread is a good idea, I'll add a few!

Feedback -
The hum you get when a string vibrates for a while, the note stops and then you get this OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOO sound that lasts forever until you touch the string. This sound is typically achived by standing right in front of your amplifier (with your guitar facing it) with high gain. This sound can be a very useful tool once you figure it all out, but can be very annoying to listeners who hear this screaching noise for a long time. I'm not TOO sure on how the science of this works, but I can guess that the note goes out of your amp, and then your pickups pickup its own noise, and this happens repeatedly; ultimately giving you a humming sound.

Tapping -
A way of doing hammer-ons and pull-offs. What is unique about it is that it is done with your right hand. When someone is tapping, the usually play much faster than normal. For a good example of this skill being used, see the song "Eruption" by Van Halen.
For a how-to, see here:
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/less...es/tapping.html
http://www.cyberfret.com/techniques...pping/index.php
BE WARNED: People who tap a lot are often labeled as showoffs. It's a good skill to have, but don't use it too much.

Pinwheel -
I think it was originally done by Pete Townsend(sp, I'm not too big of a Who fan :p. It's when you move your right arm around in a BIG, COMPLETE circle, and while you descend, you strum your guitar. Tada.
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A triad is any three notes played together. Usually it is made up of the 1st note, 3rd note, and 5th note of a scale played together.

There are six basic kinds of triads: Major, minor, diminished, augmented, and suspended (4ths and 2nds)

In C major:

C major triad: C E G
C minor triad: C Eb G (3rd lowered)
C diminished: C Eb Gb (3rd, 5th lowered)
C augmented: C E G# (5th raised)
C suspended 4th: C F G (3rd replaced with a 4th)
C suspended 2nd: C D G (3rd replaced with a 2nd)

All chords are based off of these different triads.
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really good additions guys,
mokumo, nice with the 3 answers but can u try and wait for people to ask? because if everyone posts all the words in one week the thread will go away,
happy dictionary-ing

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Passing notes-
A nonchord tone, nonharmonic tone, or non-harmony note is a note in a piece of common practice music which is not in the chord that is formed by the other notes; for example, if a piece of music is currently on a C Major chord, the notes CEG are members of that chord, while any other note played at that time is a nonchord tone. While such tones are most obvious in homophonic music, they can occur in contrapuntal music as well.

A nonchord tone is a dissonance and is required to resolve to a chord tone in conventional ways. If the note fails to resolve until the next change of harmony, it may instead create a seventh chord or extended chord. While it is theoretically possible that for a three-note chord there are (in equal temperament) nine possible nonchord tones, nonchord tones are usually in the prevailing key.

for a full list of passing note examples see.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passing_note

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really good additions guys,
mokumo, nice with the 3 answers but can u try and wait for people to ask? because if everyone posts all the words in one week the thread will go away,
happy dictionary-ing


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ok someone explain to me the difference of



tension and suspention



when referring to chord characteristics.
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Tension -
In music tension is the perceived need for relaxation or release /
Pitch can be adjusted by varying the tension of the string. A string with less tension (looser) will result in a lower pitch, while a string with greater tension (tighter) will result in a higher pitch. The change in frequency is proportional to the square root of the change in tensionsee picture below)

i do not actually know what suspention is, maybe someone else could feild this question as i am not able to answer. thank you

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A suspension is when you "suspend" a fourth or 2nd interval in a chord and them resolve it.

Play this - D Dsus4 D

Wow. Suspensionatic!

Or, use a sus2!
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lol thanks alot,
great addition
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suspension is like a softer version of tension, playing a normal C major(for instance)you would create the tension with a Csus4. the replacement of the E(replaced by the 4th note, the F) note of the normal C major creates the feeling of the chord hanging in mid air(or suspended), always wanting to revert back to the C major...thus creating suspension
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i think i get what suspension sounds (sus chords yay) like but what kinds of chords have 'tension' in them?




also, i dont quite understand the concept of 'resolve'
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