#3
A slang term for playing a lot of stuff very fast. It's not really a style of music or anything.
#4
Search youtube for Paul Gilbert, that should get you to a textbook example of shred.
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francesco fareri. go to his website and look at his self posted videos. francescofareri.com.
the fastest guitarist i have ever seen.
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francesco fareri. go to his website and look at his self posted videos. francescofareri.com.
the fastest guitarist i have ever seen.


But he's awful, he represents every argument that anti-shredders use and his music is terrible. Go with Paul Gilbert instead.
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#7
Definitely look up Jason Becker to see some swift shredding successfully s-executed.

Because it's that damned good.
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But he's awful, he represents every argument that anti-shredders use and his music is terrible. Go with Paul Gilbert instead.


well this isn't a "who's better" thread. they are both shredders. all he wanted to know was what shredding is.

listen to some buckethead too. the guy is fast as hell and is amazingly melodic in the process.
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#9
yeah, i would have to agree with the bucket head

try listening to jordan WITH the solo, it is pretty amazing
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#10
The favorite definition I've heard for shred is having no physical limitations to what you can play...if you can think it, you can play it.
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The favorite definition I've heard for shred is having no physical limitations to what you can play...if you can think it, you can play it.


yeah...no.
128th note sweeping arpeggios at 300 bpm?
thats a terrible definition.

also. check out shane gibson at shaneguitar.com
he is a berklee grad.
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Quote by misterspiffy
well this isn't a "who's better" thread. they are both shredders. all he wanted to know was what shredding is.

listen to some buckethead too. the guy is fast as hell and is amazingly melodic in the process.


I know it's not aq whos better thread but I would rather that someone be introduced to shred by someone who uses it well than one of the most tasteless guitarists I've ever seen. +1 on the Buckethead though.

chuck953688: I believe the quote (attributed to Guthrie Govan as far as I know) goes something more like: "At it's best, shred is complete freedom of musical expression on guitar."
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#13
YJM Yngwie Mamlmsteen, youtube it NOW XD

listen to trilogy, far beyond the sun and apreggios from hell
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It's not really a style of music or anything.

Not at all
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Yngwie and Buckethead are my favorites.....Buckethead is a little strange but the songs grow on you...
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chuck953688: I believe the quote (attributed to Guthrie Govan as far as I know) goes something more like: "At it's best, shred is complete freedom of musical expression on guitar."


That's what I was trying to remember thanks
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I know it's not aq whos better thread but I would rather that someone be introduced to shred by someone who uses it well than one of the most tasteless guitarists I've ever seen.


there is a common argument. "who is better: steve vai or joe satriani?"
a lot of people say joe satriani because they find steve vai to be boring. i understand that. because satch writes beautiful songs and steve vai's songs, overall, are him just wanking on his guitar for 5 minutes. but it would be absurd for me to say he isn't a good guitarist.
francesco fareri's songs are more boring than steve vai's songs. i don't dispute that. at all. but to call him talentless is just freakin silly.
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Quote by misterspiffy
francesco fareri. go to his website and look at his self posted videos. francescofareri.com.
the fastest guitarist i have ever seen.


Shred doesn't mean to play as fast as you can.

Shred(verb, tr.)

1. To tear or cut into shreds esp. small strips; to reduce to shreds

2. The play the crap out of an electric guitar; to display a level of cirtuosity that tears the audience a new arsehole; to devote your life to this, to the exclusion of all else.

The goal of shred is to play guitar with ferocious speed, deadly accuracy, piercing tone and crushing intensity.
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Quote by misterspiffy
steve vai's songs, overall, are him just wanking on his guitar for 5 minutes. but it would be absurd for me to say he isn't a good guitarist.


have you listened to him?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1VjwciFLAg

these are some essential "shredder" (though I despise this term):
- Joe Satriani
- Steve Vai
- Guthrie Govan
- Yngwie Malmsteen
- Eric Johnson
- Paul Gilbert
- Jason Becker
- John Petrucci
- Steve Morse

Some proto shredders:
- Eddy van Halen
- Ritchie Blackmore
- Lots of Jazz/Fusion players
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there is a common argument. "who is better: steve vai or joe satriani?"
a lot of people say joe satriani because they find steve vai to be boring. i understand that. because satch writes beautiful songs and steve vai's songs, overall, are him just wanking on his guitar for 5 minutes. but it would be absurd for me to say he isn't a good guitarist.
francesco fareri's songs are more boring than steve vai's songs. i don't dispute that. at all. but to call him talentless is just freakin silly.


Actually I think Satch is better because of his skills as a teacher but from a playing point of view I much prefer Vai and don't consider any of the songs of his I've heard to be nothing but wank, however if you do still think he does nothing but wank then I suggest you check out his album 'Sex and Religion' because it has vocals on most of the songs (done by Devin Townsend if anyone cares).

I can call Fareri talentless all I want and I don't think it's silly in the least he's got technique and that's all in my opinion; anyone, I repeat anyone can develop technique but not everyone can play something meaningful and that is what I class as 'talent'. I believe Fareri has no skill in playing anything that has any meaning thus; he is talentless to me.
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