#1
Well i keep watching the guys in my guitar class play circles around me with their damn shred so i wanna learn two.

ive been readin some articles and looked at that swedish guys videos but these are a little advanced

i really wanna learn the proper way to hold the pick, my hand position, and which scales are most used for shred?

if u guys have a 'begginer shred' column that i overlooked or something please send

Thanx, shredder wanna be
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#2
A metronome is the answer to your problem. Find one you can download or buy one at a music store.

Sit down and start at the lowest speed. Play all the scales you know at that speed. Play them front and back and in every place you know of on the fretboard. USE ALTERNATE PICKING.

SLOWLY increase your speed until the metronome is clocked out. Then, go back to the lowest speed and play it at double time. Work your way back up at double speed until either you can't play faster or the metronome is clocked out again.

That should at least get you far enough that you can get into more advanced shred.
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#3
anything else?
like is there a certain scale? i know my major and minor pentatonics
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anything else?
like is there a certain scale? i know my major and minor pentatonics


you can shred any scale you want (hooray for wierd indian and middle eastern scales). Definatley learn the major and natural minor scales, as well as all of the other modes of the major scale.
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#5
Learn any that you want. Those two are great to start with. Get up to speed with those two and the others will come easily.
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#6
where could i find those?
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#7
It would probably be a good idea to get a book of scales. That way you can always use it for reference.
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#8
There's loads of scales out there to learn, work your way through them. You can find scales on the internet easily.
#10
can you shred with minor pentatonics and the A Blues scale?
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#12
k thx alot supernash
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No worries. Good luck. The metronome point is really good too. You'll not only be able to play damn fast after a while, but in time too! Two birds, one stone!
#14
k i just learned my ionian scales and i think im just gonna learn these for now and go on the metreonome
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