#1
So has anyone noticed how so many guitarists these days just learn a mode (or dont, and just go chromatic) and all they do is learn to shred? Its kinda sad...they lose their ability as rhythm players, and if you ask for melody, they get confused, look around for a bit, play 4 notes, then...shred!

Mind you, this is based on my experience personally.
#3
Agreed. This is why Yngwie Malmsteen is an over-rated tool and guys like Andy Timmons and Gus G. aren't more widely-known. *flame shield ready*
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i don't shred at all. not my style music but i guess if thats what they enjoy then do what they like. to each his own as they say.
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actually yngwie does have some melodies. Try Eclipse.
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Herman Li. Perfect example
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#10
Don't diss the shredding.

A great player can blend melody and shredding.

(Granted though, the ones who you've described suck terribly. Chromatics ftl).
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i dont shred on gigs, only at the end though...but when at home i dont shred very much either,just work on new riffs
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#12
Shredding doesnt suck. Most guitar players do though. Theres nothing wrong playing fast if the song calls for it. But I am getting sick of people who cant play tight rhythm.
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Someone needs to learn their music terminology. Shredding does create melody.
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Agreed. This is why Yngwie Malmsteen is an over-rated tool and guys like Andy Timmons and Gus G. aren't more widely-known. *flame shield ready*


Yngwie Malmsteen is not over-rated and he is not a tool, his **** is amazing.
#18
dude, some people shred melodically like
satriani, vai, malmsteen, gilbert, and they have a great sense of rhythm too
its just that after lots of playing speed comes allong by itself
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#19
*coughavengedsevenfoldcough*

Yeah, but this has been happening for years. It's just that we're experiencing a surge of shred again, so you've gotta sift through the boring stuff once more.
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#20
I shred. I also play classical, blues, metal (like Sabbath) standard rock stuff and pop/punk/alternative/indie stuff.

Yeah, it's kind of unfortunate. But a little shredding is great. I love it. I just love the blues more.
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#21
Once in guitar class I did some semi-shredding and was hitten in the head with a mandolin.
I don't like shred, It's as ****ty as modern art.
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Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert and Buckethead beg to differ
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Yeah, but this has been happening for years. It's just that we're experiencing a surge of shred again, so you've gotta sift through the boring stuff once more.

*cough* FAIL *cough*

Listen to their new album, heck listen to Dear God, for Christ's sake (pun ftw).
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#25
Yep shedding sucks. It is leading to real guitar players like Alex Lifeson, Mike McCready, and Jimmy Page being labeled as crap guitar players.
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