#5
If regular guitarists were given a 7/10, I'd give a shredder 3 pts.
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#8
typical??

there's really no such thing as typical
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#9
I'd rate shredders over regular guitar players. I admit I am a narrow minded asshat for doing so, but I don't care. I like fast playing
#10
i think wat he means is would you rate someone who can only do solos over a person who generally has an interest in guitar and knows stuff about the instrument
#11
I rate shredders lower than "normal" players. I dont care how many notes per second you can play if it sounds like ****.
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#13
ok, thats a weird question. Basically I think i would rate them very higly on the technical side, but low on the em,otive side. Hacving said that, bear in mind that shredders are not always aiming to create emotyive msuic, ratherm more in the vain of classica and jazz they aim more for technical prowes ansd the use of more interesting scales and in some cases progressions ion thier msuic, e.g. vai and satriania (shredders) vs clapton ("typical").
#14
As guitar player i think people who can shred properly and get the emotion and tone they want are some of the best. They put in a LOT of time and dedication to get to that level of technical ability. I'd say 10/10

But as a musician, it depends on the persons music.
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#15
If they could shred, and play "typically", then I would rate them even higher than I would if they could only do one of the two.
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#17
It's all part of guitar playing. I think someone that can shred but also slow it down and play absolutely beautiful solos where every note just seems to sing are the best. I like the latter the best over the two though.
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#18
i'd say that as a musician, someone who knows all techniques is better off than someone who doesn't. but don't forget the fact that there is way more to guitar than shredding. i'd love to learn things like percussion guitar and better fingerpicking.

so really, seeing as quite a few shredders have an over-inflated self esteem (not all of us, though), i would rate musicians who know other things higher.
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#21
Shut up, you goddamn loser.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#22
ok, thats a weird question. Basically I think i would rate them very higly on the technical side, but low on the em,otive side. Hacving said that, bear in mind that shredders are not always aiming to create emotyive msuic, ratherm more in the vain of classica and jazz they aim more for technical prowes ansd the use of more interesting scales and in some cases progressions ion thier msuic, e.g. vai and satriania (shredders) vs clapton ("typical").